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January 20, 2011  1:16 PM

Is Skype good enough for business communications? Not for this user



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
skype, Unified Communications, VoIP

I know some of you are big-time Skype fans, but when you have call quality issues when talking to Skype via Skype, there's a...

December 3, 2010  4:00 PM

Weekend UC comic relief: Track Santa with Avaya, play conference call bingo with LifeSize



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
Avaya, LifeSize, Unified Communications

With the holiday season upon us, it seems that we're all either slaving away to get things done before the holiday or mentally checked out until New Year's. Either way, you probably could use this little UC-themed 

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July 15, 2010  10:49 AM

Enterprise pits iPad vs. laptop: Which one gets clobbered?



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
Apple, mobility management, Unified Communications

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April 7, 2010  10:26 AM

Customers to benefit from AVST and NEC partnership



Posted by: Leigha
AVST, CallXpress, mobile management, NEC, speech recognition, Unified Communications

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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 24, 2010  10:29 AM

Voicecon: Is the market ready for EnterpriseConnect



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Unified Communications, voicecon

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



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Unified Communications, videoconferencing, voicecon

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...


January 26, 2010  1:20 PM

Polycom teams up with Juniper, Siemens



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, enterprise video, Juniper, mergers & acquisitions, partnerships, Polycom, Siemens, Siemens Enterprise Networks, Tandberg, Unified Communications, videoconferencing

Cisco Systems' acquisition of videoconferencing vendor Tandberg is driving Cisco's rivals to Polycom, just as we expected. When we reported on the Cisco-Tandberg deal...


January 4, 2010  9:18 PM

Mitel preps IPO: What does it mean to you?



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, Fixed-mobile convergence, IPO, mergers & acquisitions, Mitel, Nortel, Siemens Enterprise Networks, Unified Communications

Unless you're a Mitel customer or a Canadian, you're probably not all that interested in Mitel's plans for a $230-million initial public offering. However, if the IPO goes...


November 25, 2009  8:25 PM

A war of words? Unified communications vs. collaboration



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
collaboration tools, Unified Communications

Is the term "unified communications" already dated? Don Van Doren over at Unified Communications Strategies notes Cisco seems to be pushing lately for "collaboration," and while it's fortunately less of a mouthful,


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