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March, 2010

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March 29, 2010  12:18 PM

Siemens-Polycom-Enterasys? Interesting possible merger

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

During my travels to and from VoiceCon last week, I missed this little nugget about Gores Group approaching Polycom for a possible merger with Siemens-Enterasys. Citing "people familiar with the...

March 24, 2010  10:29 AM

Voicecon: Is the market ready for EnterpriseConnect

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

As Leigha noted, TechWeb is retiring the VoiceCon conference name this year, renaming its 20-year-old conference EnterpriseConnect. This is meant to reflect the changing nature of the conference. It's...


March 24, 2010  8:27 AM

VoiceCon 2010: reorganizing IT for unified communications

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

The organizational impact of unified communications has interested me for a few years, ever since I heard a couple network engineers at Interop joking about how useless and difficult traditional telecom engineers are. I've since heard those sentiments echoed, perhaps a little more politely, many...


March 23, 2010  10:27 AM

End of VoiceCon?

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

This is VoiceCon's last year as VoiceCon. On this -- the 20th anniversary of the VoiceCon conference -- Fred Knight, GM/co-chair of VoiceCon, and the...


March 23, 2010  10:00 AM

Siemens virtualizes all its unified communications and voice products

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

At VoiceCon this morning I had breakfast with Siemens and VMware in advance of their announcement of a new...


March 18, 2010  3:44 PM

VoiceCon: what I’ll be checking out

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

Aside from taking in most of the keynotes, meeting with vendors and chatting up attendees to learn about what they're working on, I've picked out a handful of sessions that I think relate to key trends in the industry right now. I'm going to attend as many of them as I can. 1....


March 11, 2010  4:37 PM

Airlines know the communications preferences of terrorists?

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

Gawker is musing that terrorists prefer video chat to email or Twitter when it comes to communicating with their operatives. Evidence? Exhibit number 1 is the...


March 5, 2010  5:57 PM

Telepresence and the travel industry: If you can’t beat them, join them

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

The visionaries and the evangelists at vendors like Cisco, Polycom, HP Halo et al would have you believe that the immersive experience of telepresence videoconferencing will eliminate some if not almost all of the need for business travel as the technology is adopted more broadly across the globe....


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