Wednesday, October 15, 2014

BroadSoft Introduces BroadSoft Labs, New UC Features at User Conference

Dell, HP keep moving to help carriers virtualize their networks | Samsung claims data speed test 30 times faster than LTE

Network World Convergence and VoIP

BroadSoft Introduces BroadSoft Labs, New UC Features at User Conference
BroadSoft introduced Broadsoft Labs, unified communications portfolio enhancements, and a new corporate identity at its annual user conference earlier this week.BroadSoft Labs has been formed as a technology incubator to integrate web communications with unified communications applications, leveraging WebRTC. The lab will help service providers and developers create new web communications applications by providing necessary components such as hosting, BroadWorks, WebRTC gateways & DID, PSTN access, etc.BroadSoft today also announced several new capabilities to its UC-One unified communications application, including individual and group productivity enhancing capabilities and user interface enhancements. The UC-One app makes voice, video, business directories, call logs, instant messaging and presence available on a single interface for both one-to-one communications and group collaboration – regardless of the user’s preferred mobile device or type of connectivity.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

WHITE PAPER: Dell Software

The Top 10 Things DBAs Should Know About Toad for IBM DB2
Toad for IBM DB2 is a powerful tool for the database administrator. But it's some of its newer and lesser known features that provide the great productivity benefits in the DBA's day-to-day work. Do you know the top 10 features of Toad for IBM DB2? Download this white paper and find out. View now

WEBCAST: Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Integrating Mobility with Unified Access
Meeting mobility demands of 4500 students, faculty and staff at a university is no small task. Join this Webcast to hear the Director of Enterprise Infrastructure explain the steps Abilene Christian University took to deliver a new level of student-faculty interaction. Learn More

Dell, HP keep moving to help carriers virtualize their networks
The next frontier for virtualization and standard x86 servers is in service-provider networks, and big computing vendors are moving fast to blaze the trail there.NFV (network functions virtualization) is designed to move the back-end processing in carrier networks from dedicated appliances to software that can run across a virtual computing infrastructure. That should mean faster development and deployment of new services for subscribers, plus lower network costs. NFV is likely to open up carriers’ networks to services developed by a broad range of companies, including startups, and could help the carriers compete against Internet companies such as Skype and Google that deliver services over the top of those networks.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

WHITE PAPER: Curvature

Smart Companies are Migrating their Maintenance Contracts
By refocusing their strategy to maintenance contracts that are independent of OEM policies, companies can maximize their IT budget while managing their infrastructure more efficiently. Read about alternative strategies and debunk IT market myths. View now

Samsung claims data speed test 30 times faster than LTE
Samsung Electronics said Wednesday it has tested blazing-fast data speeds for a next-generation network, clocking transmissions that are 30 times faster than 4G LTE.The Korean electronics giant said tests reached 7.5Gbps in a stationary setting, calling it an industry best.It also recorded stable signal transmissions at 1.2Gbps in a specially equipped Hyundai minivan traveling over 100 kilometers per hour at Everland Speedway in South Korea, and posted a video of the test on YouTube.So-called 5G successor networks to 4G, which currently operate around 100Mbps, could allow users to download a movie in only one second.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

WEBCAST: Dell | Symantec

Mobility Debate: Manage the Device or the App?
Managing and securing mobile devices, data, and apps has become an IT imperative. This Webcast highlights the key criteria IT should evaluate before choosing a solution. Learn More.

Security experts warn of 'POODLE' attack against SSL 3.0
Experts say that SSL 3.0 should be disabled even though some legacy products still use it Read More

A visual history of Netscape Navigator
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Netscape Navigator's release this week, let's take a look back at the rise and demise of the browser that introduced many to the World Wide Web. Read More

Dorothy Gale on recent spate of data breaches
The email pitch hits my inbox carrying this subject line: “Snapchat, and Kmart, and Chase…Oh My!”On the one hand, cringe-worthy.On the other hand, I had absolutely no trouble understanding the message that the public relations firm was trying to convey: These are scary times out there on the Yellow Brick Information Superhighway. (And then, by the way, I got to learn that the yellow brick road has its own Wikipedia page, as does information superhighway.)The movie was made in 1939 and, yes, there was a lot of publicity earlier this year surrounding its 75th anniversary, but I haven’t even had to mention its name for the same reason that email subject line didn’t need to be explained: We’ve all seen it, many of us many, many, many times.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


The Onion's 9 best bits about Microsoft

Poking fun at the software giant and founder Bill Gates since 1996.


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