Week of 17 Jun 2013 CCIE Voice killed, revived as CCIE Collaboration (19 Jun 2013)
The CCIE Voice certification has been retired, with CCIE Collaboration taking its place, advancing IT expertise to include real-time UC capabilities.
Week of 10 Jun 2013 Startup Pexip introduces software-based video conferencing bridge (13 Jun 2013)
Pexip Infinity is a subscription-based, virtualized video conferencing bridge from the founders of Tandberg.
Week of 03 Jun 2013 Juniper-Sonus Networks partnership fixes UC availability woes with SDN (06 Jun 2013)
The recent Juniper-Sonus partnership reveals how service provider and enterprise networks can use SDN to fix bandwidth and UC availability woes.
Week of 27 May 2013 Lync/Skype integration helps quench user demand, IT concerns (31 May 2013)
The Lync/Skype integration will offer greater interoperability for external enterprise communications, without burdening IT.
Actiance's Vantage includes call monitoring and recording for Lync, to help enterprise UC and collaboration stay in line with compliance requirements.
E911 provides services for wireless and VoIP callers during emergency situations, but determining a caller's location can be challenging.
Week of 20 May 2013 New Sonus SBC technology: Modular scalability, branch survivability (23 May 2013)
Sonus announces two new modular session border controllers and branch survivability for enterprise Lync users.
Communications outsourcing is a more popular practice overseas. As IT models change and companies expand globally, U.S. enterprises will see value.
Week of 13 May 2013 All You Can Meet video bridge prices meet more users' needs (14 May 2013)
Blue Jeans Network, which provides hosted video bridges, is delivering All You Can Meet video conference pricing plans to enterprises.
Week of 06 May 2013 ShoreTel Mobility app and BYOD dock: Not your ordinary desk phone (07 May 2013)
ShoreTel's new docking station and Mobility client can transform smartphones and tablets into desk phones.
Week of 29 Apr 2013 On-premises vs. hosted cloud UC: Comparison chart (30 Apr 2013)
This tech comparison offers an in-depth look at cloud UC to help you decide whether to stick with on-premises or opt for hosted cloud.
Orange offers UC as a Service for global enterprises (01 May 2013)
Enterprises are turning to their telecoms for reliable UC as a Service. Orange Business Services announced its global UCaaS offering.
Week of 22 Apr 2013 How to keep your UC&C deployment from failing (26 Apr 2013)
Ovum research firm statistics point to challenges that could keep a unified communication and collaboration (UC&C) deployment from succeeding.
A recent Ovum survey looks at the future of unified communications & collaboration and sees good uptake in the technology. Why the renewed interest?
Polycom CloudAXIS gives enterprises the ability to video conference with external users, regardless of underlying platform or device.
Week of 15 Apr 2013 Polycom RealPresence video conferencing: One size doesn't fit all (17 Apr 2013)
Polycom's RealPresence Group 700 offering targets large environments with side-by-side video and streaming content capabilities.
Week of 08 Apr 2013 IBM Domino social edition combines email, social networking (12 Apr 2013)
IBM Notes and Domino Social Edition rolls social tools into the familiar email experience, helping to boost enterprise social adoption.
Week of 01 Apr 2013 WebRTC primer: Using Web browsers for calls and video conferencing (01 Apr 2013)
This primer explores what WebRTC is, how it's being used, its potential impact on the network and standards under development.
Cloud telephony: A potential hit or miss for businesses? (03 Apr 2013)
Cloud telephony users describe their implantation process, pros associated with moving to the cloud and advice for prospective customers.
Week of 25 Mar 2013 WebRTC: Bringing real-time communications to the next level (27 Mar 2013)
The emergence of Web real-time communications promises voice- and video-enabled Web browsers. What should enterprises do to prepare?
Week of 18 Mar 2013 Enterprise social tools need UC integration to thrive (20 Mar 2013)
Enterprise social tools won't become part of users' daily routines without some integration with basic UC services like voice and messaging.
UC vendors say WebRTC applications and mobility will help enterprise keep up with sophisticated user demands
Skype is free, but it suffers from quality and interoperability issues. Video conferencing startup Tely Labs offers a solution for the SMB market.
During his keynote at Enterprise Connect, Cisco's Rob Lloyd demoed an enhanced shopping experience through collaboration technology.
Week of 11 Mar 2013 Can remote collaboration tools push back against teleworking bans? (15 Mar 2013)
Yahoo's recent telecommuting ban sparks questions around whether good remote collaboration tools can increase employee productivity.
Week of 04 Mar 2013 Microsoft collaboration tools: Is Lync ready for business? (06 Mar 2013)
Enterprises like Microsoft collaboration tools for their feature-rich UC, but they wonder if Lync's voice and video reliability is enterprise-grade.