Wednesday, February 25, 2015

RingCentral Connect Platform Offers Development Tools

Microsoft says use Skype as it kills support for Facebook, Google chat in Outlook | Top social media apps are serious data hogs

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RingCentral Connect Platform Offers Development Tools
RingCentral has announced the RingCentral Connect Platform, offering developers and customers a set of tools and services that can be used to build, deploy, and manage custom integrations using RingCentral APIs. The platform is designed to offer out-of-the-box integrations with RingCentral so users can add communication capabilities that support business applications.The RingCentral Connect Platform provides a suite of tools and services, including a developer portal, a self-service APIs, SDKs, sandbox environment, and tutorials. Developers will be able to track applications in development, and move apps from sandbox to production. Developer support and a forum will also be available to offer further assistance. RingCentral will also introduce a new App Gallery, so customers can fine and use integrated application integrations that are commercially available.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Everything You Need to know About Microsoft Azure
How much does Azure cost? This is a question that virtually everyone has had when they started looking at the Microsoft Azure cloud offerings. Learn More


Top 9 Reasons to Use Microsoft Office 365
Office 365 is a subscription-based online suite of software products that improve business productivity. Learn More

Microsoft says use Skype as it kills support for Facebook, Google chat in Outlook
Microsoft started sending out emails to announce that in the "next couple of weeks" it will discontinue support for Facebook and Google chat in launched the ability to chat "with friends stuck on Gmail" back in May 2013. In the email announcement, Microsoft blamed Google – and included a link – to Google's "decision" to drop Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) support. XMPP was originally named Jabber.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Office 365 - Get full ROI with SharePoint Online
As cloud IT models gain more market share and small- to medium-sized businesses become more comfortable with cloud security/governance, opportunities are growing to save money and increase productivity. Learn More

Top social media apps are serious data hogs
Mobile social media applications are insatiable data hogs, according to a new report from wireless infrastructure vendor Ericsson. The top five social apps — Facebook, YouTube, Netflix, Instagram and Snapchat — account for 61 percent of all mobile traffic in the United States, Ericsson says.Overall, the top five mobile apps in all three of the countries included in the report (the United States, Spain and South Korea) account for two-thirds of all mobile network traffic, according to the data. Video streaming and social networking services led the surge in increased data use by a wide margin.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Should I Trust Office 365 With My Data?
The most widely adopted version of Microsoft's cloud services, Offiece365 is used by millions of people every day. Learn More

Emerging enterprise techs to watch
New technologies affecting enterprise IT continue to be invented, commercialized and adopted. The latest batch of techs looming on the horizon, examined in greater detail below, include quantum computing, gamification, reactive programming, augmented reality, transient computing electronics and Named Data Networking.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More

Desktop virtualization review: VMware Workstation vs. Oracle VirtualBox
Few technologies have had a greater impact on business efficiency and IT productivity than virtualization. While most of the impact has been felt in the data center and in the cloud, virtualization has also transformed IT work on the desktop, where it retains an important role. Here I compare the two leading products in this category: VMware Workstation and Oracle VirtualBox.In executing tests on Workstation 11, I ran into almost no headaches, and in the few cases an item surprised me, I found useful information in the ample VMware documentation. Good documentation has for years been one of the hallmarks of VMware products. This continues to be true.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More

Electronic payments haven't hurt cash a bit
Regular readers know that I am skeptical about e-wallet systems – not that they won’t be widely used; of course they will – but about talk that they will someday replace the leather kind.Here’s another data point to support that skepticism: The United States government is still printing money like it grows on trees.From a MarketWatch story: In fact, the amount of small bills in circulation — $1s to $20s — has remained pretty resilient over the past two decades, according to Nicholas Colas, chief market strategist at Convergex. That’s even as Americans have become bigger users of credit and debit cards and have begun using online payments like (eBay’s) soon-to-be-spun-off PayPal, and more recently, Square (and) Apple Pay. Some have even used virtual currencies like bitcoin.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Top 10 DNS attacks likely to infiltrate your network

DNS-based attacks are on the rise because many organizations don't realize DNS is a threat vector and therefore don't protect it.


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