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December 21, 2012  4:43 PM

Another look at Cisco’s collaboration strategy — its side of the story



Posted by: Gina Narcisi
Cisco, collaboration tools, Jabber, Lync, Microsoft, Microsoft Lync Online, unified communications and collaboration

After Cisco’s quarterly earnings call in November revealed soft numbers for the company's collaboration business, I wrote a story about how Cisco was...

November 28, 2012  9:54 AM

Don’t hog the network: Monitoring UC for a smooth user experience



Posted by: Gina Narcisi
Lync, network managment, Unified Communications

Upgrading to unified communications is similar to making the switch from a standard cell phone that just makes calls and sends texts  (the horror), to a smartphone with all the bells and whistles -- like an app-filled iPhone or Android. Once you have access to important capabilities all in one...


May 8, 2012  7:44 PM

Completing the mobile vision: Breaking the habit of the desk phone



Posted by: Gina Narcisi
Avaya, BYOD, Cisco, Extreme Networks, Huawei, mobile UC unified communications

As BYOD gains acceptance within the enterprise, the desk phone is becoming a dusty box sitting in a corner on a cubicle desk. Phone numbers could follow....


May 23, 2011  11:08 AM

Partnership has its privileges: Polycom’s winning strategy



Posted by: Leigha
Accordent Technologies, Andrew Miller, Cisco, Micrsoft Skype acquisition, Polycom, telepresence, UC Everywhere

When Tandberg, then Polycom's biggest competitor, was acquired by Cisco back in October, 2009, and Logitech acquired LifeSize just three weeks later, Polycom emerged from the consolidation chaos as the last pure-play UC, video and voice provider standing. Polycom has since parlayed an ominous...


September 30, 2010  11:25 AM

Cisco says its voice products work on any network: Do you agree?



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
Cisco, IP Telephony, Networking, videophone, voice, VoIP

Interoperability = nirvana in eyes of UC pros. But when we talk about interoperability, we usually refer to it in terms of how well (or poorly) different communications systems work with each other. What about the...


June 30, 2010  10:17 AM

Cisco Cius hinges on video for collaboration



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
Cisco, collaboration tools, enterprise video, Mobile

This blog comes in from SearchUC's editorial director, Sue Fogarty, who has been immersed in all things Cisco at this Cisco Live conference this week in Las Vegas. Be sure to check out her video with Cisco CTO Padmasree...


March 29, 2010  12:18 PM

Siemens-Polycom-Enterasys? Interesting possible merger



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, enterprise video, HP, mergers & acquisitions, Polycom, Siemens Enterprise Networks, Tandberg, Unified Communications, video conferencing market consolidation, videoconferencing, voicecon

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 18, 2010  3:44 PM

VoiceCon: what I’ll be checking out



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Avaya, Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, network managment, presence, SIP Trunking, videoconferencing, voicecon

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 5, 2010  5:57 PM

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



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, Tata, telepresence, videoconferencing

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....


February 22, 2010  12:44 PM

Polycom reduces network bandwidth costs, expands telepresence portfolio



Posted by: Leigha
Aethra, Cisco, Juniper, LifeSize, Logitech, Polycom, Polycom HDX 6000, Polycom HDX 9000, Radvision, Tandberg, video conferencing market consolidation

The Cisco/Tandberg acquisition catapulted the video conferencing and telepresence market into a competitive frenzy. Don’t expect this rivalrous race to slow down any time soon. Shortly after Cisco brought Tandberg into the fold,


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