Monday, October 20, 2014

InterCall Integrates Audio Conferencing with Google+ Hangouts

Extreme Networks gets Lync qualified | Cisco exec: Turnover in engineering no problem

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InterCall Integrates Audio Conferencing with Google+ Hangouts
InterCall, a conferencing and collaboration services provider, launched InterCall for Hangouts featuring integrated InterCall's Reservationless-Plus audio conferencing service with Google+ Hangouts. In other news, Mitel announced today that it has offered to acquire ShoreTel; however according to the Mitel news release, ShoreTel has turned down Mitel's offer. Read More

WEBCAST: Flexera Software

How to Say Goodbye to Windows Server 2003
Organizations need to adopt a repeatable, sustainable pattern for dealing with operating system obsolescence. Redmond Magazine's "Decision Maker" columnist, Don Jones, and Tim Davis from Flexera Software discuss how organizations can start creating a consistent Application Readiness process that will serve for decades to come. Learn More>>


Is Your Middleware Sapping Performance?
Middleware systems play a critical role in delivering business data and are now an essential part of every IT environment. These tools keep data flowing, prevent problems, streamline, troubleshoot, guide administration and empower user self-service. Learn about BMC's Middleware Management solution. Learn More

Extreme Networks gets Lync qualified
This week Extreme Networks announced the availability of an integrated solution for Microsoft’s Unified Communications platform, Lync. The announcement is well timed, as there is no hotter UC platform today than Lync. Over the past few years, Microsoft has been aggressively getting Lync into its customers’ hands. However, the majority of customers have been using Lync for its desktop features, such as chat, presence, and web conferencing. Over the past year or so, Microsoft has been much more aggressive in getting its customers to adopt Lync voice and video.Today, Lync is a strong No. 2 to Cisco when considering a UC solution. In the last ZK Research Unified Communications survey, we had asked the question "Which vendor would make the short list for a UC deployment?" Cisco ranked No. 1 with 71% of the respondents and Microsoft came in second, with 51% (note: I am employed by ZK Research). No other vendor scored over 27% for consideration rate. In all likelihood, almost every large company is going to have some combination of Lync and Cisco to meet its UC needs. Lync is here to stay and Lync voice has become a viable alternative to a traditional IP PBX.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

WHITE PAPER: Kaspersky Lab, Inc.

The Threat Landscape
Hardly a day goes by without the discovery of a new cyberthreat somewhere in the world! But how do you keep up with new malware and evolving cybercriminal tricks? Thankfully, Kaspersky Lab security experts have got you covered. Download our Guide to the Threat Landscape to have access to a wealth of IT security intelligence View Now

Cisco exec: Turnover in engineering no problem
The engineering reorganization currently underway at Cisco is intended to streamline product development and delivery to customers, Cisco says. That it is prompting some high profile departures is an expected byproduct of any realignment of this size, which affects 25,000 employees, says Cisco Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer Pankaj Patel, who is conducting the transformation.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

WHITE PAPER: Alert Logic

Case Study: bfw Advertising
After moving to the Rackspace Public Cloud, bfw Advertising chose Alert Logic Web Security as its Web Application Firewall (WAF) of choice. While WAFs are notoriously difficult to tune, Alert Logic Web Security comes with tuning included. Learn More>>

How Aruba Networks is tackling the SME market
Aruba Networks has arguably been the most successful enterprise-focused wireless network company over the past five years. Cisco may have more share, but much of that is due to Cisco’s massive wired base. At one time, Motorola was on par with Aruba, albeit in different verticals, but that business is but a shell of what it once was and Aruba has continued to steal its share.As successful as Aruba has been in the enterprise segment, the company has had less success with the SME market, i.e. businesses where the employee count ranged from about 25 to 250. Why, you ask? Well, two big problems: a lack of product built for this segment and no channel to sell the product. In this case, the double negative doesn't create a positive, just a bigger negative.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Namifying has gotten out of controlify
Chris Johnson, a Seattle-based branding consultant operating as The Name Inspector, has been watching a company name trend for several years now that is likely attributable to the success of Spotify: slapping “ify” on the end of otherwise perfectly good words.  Dating back to 2007, Johnson has counted some 337 such company names; 101 last year and 73 so far this year. The chart he fashioned is a bit big to be legible here, so let’s just list this year’s batch of namified names (prepare for some scrolling):To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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