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Reports highlight UC in business apps, centralized and distributed SIP trunking

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Reports highlight UC in business apps, centralized and distributed SIP trunking
Today, we’d like to point out some highlights from two recent reports. The first report, “UC Evolves to Enhance Business Applications,” was written by industry analyst and UC expert (and Network World blogger) Zeus Kerravala. The second piece is a white paper provided by Oracle titled “Centralized vs. Distributed SIP Trunking: Making an Informed Decision.”In his research, Kerravala points out that while apps are “ubiquitous on personal devices, the promise of a similar variety of business applications is slower to emerge.” He also notes the importance of enterprise mobility developing in parallel with the evolution of cloud computing, devices, and wireless technology creating what he considers “a perfect storm, driving businesses towards mobility and innovation at a rate never seen before.”To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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Amazon enters smartphone market with Fire phone
Amazon unveiled its highly anticipated entry into the smartphone market Wednesday, a handset called “Fire.”The phone, announced by CEO Jeff Bezos at an event in Seattle, has a 4.7-inch screen, a 13-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization and a quad-core processor.Amazon’s entry into the crowded smartphone space could increase competition if consumers buy into its vision. Unlike other phone makers, Amazon has a compelling service to offer alongside its hardware in the shape of the Amazon Prime music, ebook and video service.However, success is not certain. Facebook attempted to get in on the market in early 2013 with a customized handset from Taiwan’s HTC called the HTC First. The phone was a flop and just a few months later carrier AT&T was offering it at a discount.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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How the 'Internet of Thing' will become the Internet of Things
Qualcomm’s Liat Ben Zur spoke of the “Internet of Thing,” in the singular case rather than the plural, at the recent MIT Technology Review Digital Summit. She made the point using Google’s Nest thermostat that is connected to the cloud, and the cloud to an app to control it. Add another IoT device, add another cloud, and another app and so on. She brought into question IoT device interoperability and the rationale for sending all IoT data through the cloud when the purpose of much of the data is communicating between local devices on a proximal network. Proximal means local, like a LAN. If IoT devices from different brands are to work together in the proximal network independent of the cloud, the industry will need to agree to standards.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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Wireless data traffic more than doubled in US in 2013
The total amount of data handled by wireless carriers in the U.S. more than doubled in 2013, an increase driven in large part by video traffic.U.S. carriers saw 3.2 exabytes of data traffic run across their networks, the CTIA said in its annual report on the U.S. wireless industry. An exabyte is 10x18 bytes or, put another way, a billion gigabytes.The figure represents a 120 percent increase from the 1.5 exabytes carried in all of 2012, the group said on Tuesday. The CTIA is the Washington, D.C, -based lobbying group that represents the industry and it conducted the survey among its members. The data refers to traffic carried over licensed spectrum.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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