Monday, November 24, 2014

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Unveils OpenTouch Suite for SMBs

How to set up 802.1X client settings in Windows | Skype-Powered Group Chats Coming to Office Online

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Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Unveils OpenTouch Suite for SMBs
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise has added to its unified communications portfolio with its OpenTouch Suite for SMB, targeting the small- and medium-sized business. New features include simplified SIP support, BYOD solutions, and a flexible cloud approach.The OmniPCX Office RCE release 10 communication server offers plug-and-play voice and data deployment capability, with a PowerCPU Extended Edition that eliminates the need for a hard disk, to improve reliability. SIP deployment and public trunking solutions have removed the need for Session Border Controller, according to the company’s statement.Other new features within the unified communications foundation include multi-device unified instant messaging, along with conversation and history tracking accessible on Premium DeskPhones through web-based and mobile applications. BYOD features are supported for iOS 8 and Android 4.4.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


File Sync and Share Made Simple
Today's employees use multiple devices to get their work done. These mixed environments create new challenges for IT teams—IT admins are now tasked with providing users access to synced and shared files on any platform, any device and any network. Learn More


Enterprise Mobile Security Checklist
Here are a few considerations to help evaluate your environment before implementing an enterprise mobility management (EMM) strategy or any other mobile security policies. Learn More

How to set up 802.1X client settings in Windows
Understanding all the 802.1X client settings in Windows can certainly help during deployment and support of an 802.1X network. This is especially true when manual configuration of the settings is required, such as in a domain environment or when fine-tuning wireless roaming for latency-sensitive clients and applications, like VoIP and video.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More


Steps to Rightsize Your Storage
EMC's unified storage solution provides the efficiency, scalability and performance needed to manage today's influx of data. It consolidates your growing piles of data into a single, easy-to-use system and can easily expand with your organization's needs View Now

Skype-Powered Group Chats Coming to Office Online
Microsoft is upping its chat game for real-time co-authoring in Office Online. Office Online users will see a dedicated chat button appear inside Microsoft PowerPoint and Word in the coming weeks. Just click that button while you’re collaboratively editing a file to start chatting with everyone working on the document. As an added bonus, Microsoft says you’ll be able to continue any chats started in Office Online on Skype on the desktop or your smartphone after you’ve closed the file. Why this matters: Microsoft is working hard to make its services into cross-platform tools and that means Office needs to be a suite of top-flight web apps. The lack of in-document chat was a glaring omission from Office Online and it’s good to see this feature coming soon to PowerPoint and Word. But offering an in-document chat app isn’t enough. The real test will be how well chat works—not how easy it is to start it.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


IBM is a Leader in The Forrester Wave
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WebRTC close to tipping point as Cisco, Microsoft announce products
It was all the way back in the Spring of 2011 that Google released WebRTC, its nascent real-time, browser-based, HTML5-powered, no-plugin-required video chat project to the public. In the three and a half years since, the Internet Engineering Task Force and the W3C have been working together to try to formalize the standard, prepare the stable 1.0 release, and get it ready for prime time.That prime time has been a long time coming: Plenty of startups, notable among them Vidyo and Twilio, have taken to WebRTC as the protocol that helps them offer video chat from modern browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. But while the big technology vendors have offered their support, guidance, and code commits, very few have taken the leap to actually doing anything major with it. Even Google only changed its flagship Hangouts messaging tool over from a plugin to WebRTC this past July. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

SDN groups respond to Cisco's "game over"
A couple of organizations are taking issues with Cisco CEO John Chambers’ claims that it’s “game over” for SDN and that Cisco has won the SDN battle with its Application Centric Infrastructure. The Open Networking Foundation, which is encouraging standardization of the classical SDN model of decoupled control and data planes facilitated by the OpenFlow protocol, has butt heads with ONF member Cisco before.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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