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December 3, 2009  10:46 PM

Runaway bride: Cisco waiting at the altar for Tandberg

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, enterprise video, mergers & acquisitions, Tandberg, videoconferencing

Dear Tandberg shareholders: Will you or won't you make Cisco the happiest and most powerful videoconferencing vendor in the world? This acquisition of Tandberg sure has drama, doesn't it? Here it is, early evening on Dec. 3 and there's still no word as to whether Cisco has acquired the requisite...

November 16, 2009  7:23 PM

Cisco gives in to demands of holdout Tandberg shareholders

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, enterprise video, mergers & acquisitions, Tandberg, videoconferencing

Cisco's newly revised $3.41 billion offer for Tandberg represents a total capitulation to the demands of several holdout Tandberg shareholders who were asking for more money. Cisco...

November 16, 2009  5:15 PM

Videoconferencing consolidation continues: Logitech buys LifeSize

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, LifeSize, Tandberg, telepresence, videoconferencing

Lost in the hoopla from last week's news that HP bought 3Com was a much smaller deal in the high definition (HD) videoconferencing market. PC accessory company Logitech has bought LifeSize Communicaitons, a six-year-old...

October 30, 2009  7:28 PM

Is Cisco backing out of Tandberg deal?

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, enterprise video, Polycom, Tandberg, videoconferencing

Bloomberg is reporting that Cisco might walk away from its agreement to buy Tandberg. As we mentioned two weeks ago, A large group of shareholders have

October 15, 2009  4:19 PM

Tandberg shareholders to Cisco: Put a bigger diamond on that ring

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, Tandberg, telepresence, video, videoconferencing

Cisco's deal to buy Tandberg could be on ice. When Cisco and Tandberg agreed to their video marriage two weeks ago, the dowry was set at $3 billion. And the deal was contingent upon...

July 30, 2009  8:14 PM

Wainhouse Research Collaboration Futures Summit ’09: Videoconferencing

Posted by: ElaineHom
LifeSize, Radvision, Tandberg, videoconferencing, Vidyo

We've heard it from vendors for awhile now -- video is the wave of the future. So it came as no surprise when I stepped onto the exhibit floor at the Wainhouse Research Collaboration Futures Summit '09 that the only demonstrations were HD videoconferencing products. In this video, I take you...

April 29, 2009  8:41 PM

Swine flu: yet another justification for telepresence investment

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
business continuity, Nemertes, telepresence, videoconferencing

John E. Burke, principal analyst over at Nemertes Research has an interesting take on the swine flu hysteria.  It's just another reason why companies should invest in telepresence technologies from Cisco, Tandberg, Polycom, HP et al. Burke noted in an email from Nemertes that the flu outbreak...

April 10, 2009  10:42 PM

The Polycom VVX 1500 business media phone at VoiceCon

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Polycom, videoconferencing, videophone, voicecon, VoiceCon 2009

I shot this video at VoiceCon Orlando last week. Tim Yankey, director of product marketing for Polycom, is doing a demo of the VWX 1500, which the vendor describes as a "business media phone." At a list price of $1099, this phone is meant to sit on the desks of high level executives. It has high...

March 25, 2009  4:15 PM

Telepresence will kill airline profits

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
desk phones, Gartner, iphone, Mobile, telepresence, videoconferencing

I don't know how this escaped my attention last month but Gartner predicted that video telepresence will take away $3.5 billion in revenue from the airline industry by 2012. That's got to make executives at Delta and US Air wince. As part of its

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