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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...


March 23, 2010  10:27 AM

End of VoiceCon?



Posted by: Leigha
Enterprise Connect, voicecon

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 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....


April 10, 2009  10:44 PM

Psytechnics Experience Manager demo at VoiceCon



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
network managment, Psytechnics, QoE, Quality of Experience, video, voice, voicecon, VoiceCon 2009

Psytechnics, a company that was spun out of British Telecom, has a cool product called Experience Manager. The product is one of the few I know of that can measure both QoS (quality of service) and QoE (quality of experience) for voice and video applications on the IP network. Many network...


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...


April 7, 2009  5:54 PM

Nortel employees respond to VoiceCon coverage



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
bankruptcy, Nortel, voicecon

Last week I wrote a story about a special VoiceCon session for Nortel customers, entitled "I'm a Nortel Customer. What do I do now?" It was one of the more widely read articles I've...


April 1, 2009  2:39 PM

VoiceCon Microsoft keynote: Gurdeep Singh Pall throws desk phone in the trash



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Microsoft, Office Communications Server, Unified Communications, voicecon

Microsoft corporate vice president for unified communications Gurdeep Singh Pall essentially threw the contemporary desk phone in the proverbial trashcan today during his VoiceCon keynote, arguing that software-based communications is the way of the future. Pall compared the desk phone to the...


April 1, 2009  2:24 PM

VoiceCon keynote: Kraft Foods UC vision includes Avaya and the iPhone



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Avaya, iphone, Unified Communications, voicecon, wireless LAN

Kraft Foods sounds like a fun place to work. During his keynote, Tom Behnke, manager of network services, global architecture and strategy for Kraft, gave VoiceCon attendees a glimpse of the future for information workers at his company. He offered details of a unified communications pilot program...


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