News, blogs, analysis, tips, discussion and how-to about UC (unified communications).
Fri, November 15, 2013 - For anyone who has participated on a well-attended conference call, it's a familiar problem: the tap-Tap-TAP of some anonymous participant, typing notes. Fortunately, a future version of Skype may silence the offending fingers.
Thu, November 14, 2013 - From simple bookkeeping packages to full-blown ERP systems, open source software can provide free options for small businesses that don't have the budget for big-ticket enterprise applications.
Mon, November 11, 2013 - As applications move to the cloud, network managers are seeing increasing requirements to optimize and manage WAN connections. Most enterprises have migrated to web-based applications and make heavy use of Internet services for day-to-day business. All of this makes network performance a key factor for productivity and end-user satisfaction.
Fri, October 25, 2013 - Thomas Friedman famously announced that "the world is flat" in his 2005 book of that name. He was writing about globalization. In Friedman's view, voice over Internet (VoIP), file sharing, and wireless were the "steroids" that have accelerated the flattening of global commerce. Today I would add video over Internet, which has become more and more prevalent as bandwidth has improved.
Tue, October 15, 2013 - If your company isn't fully taking advantage of social media, it might be missing out on opportunities to connect with customers, gain market share and bring needed talent into the organization.
Wed, October 09, 2013 - Netlfix is a big company, and a big cloud user. With 38 million members across 40 countries, it streams a billion hours of content per month.
Tue, September 17, 2013 - The companies behind Internet.org, the organization formed by Facebook, Qualcomm and several others to bring the Internet to areas that still don't have it, released a document (PDF) yesterday detailing some of their plans for the initiative. One section stands out in particular, if only for its title Facebook for Every Phone.
Tue, September 17, 2013 - Reddit is being applauded for quickly nixing a subreddit dedicated to finding shooters involved in killing a dozen people Monday at Washington Navy Yard.
Fri, September 13, 2013 - Hewlett-Packard's turnaround effort under CEO Meg Whitman, like an object in the rearview mirror, is closer than it appears. Credit the impending success on strategic partnerships, good hires and a broad view of the future of tech.
Tue, September 10, 2013 - From cloud storage to conference calls, many small business services can be had for free, but sometimes a paid plan makes more sense.
Mon, September 09, 2013 - If video and telepresence isn't a priority at your company, you may be missing out on the chance to hire and retain top technology professionals, according to a recent study.
Mon, September 09, 2013 - Many obstacles face firms hoping to deploy unified communications, from technology that doesn't integrate to users who don't want to give up PBX systems. But organizations that are willing to fight the good fight stand to reap the benefits of a workforce that travels less, collaborates more and works faster.
Thu, August 29, 2013 - Skype's working on 3D video technology, but today's smartphones and webcams just aren't equipped to make the dream a reality.
Thu, August 22, 2013 - The vulnerabilities can be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary commands or disrupt telephony-related services, Cisco said