Monday, March 02, 2015

Orange Business Services Offers “Business Together as a Service Microsoft”

  HP will buy Aruba to bolster its wireless networking business | Google sees success with balloon, airplane Internet

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Orange Business Services Offers "Business Together as a Service Microsoft"
Orange Business Services announced recently that it has strengthened its unified communications and cloud collaboration solution with Microsoft Lync. The Microsoft Lync-based UC solution is named "Business Together as a Service Microsoft", and it has been designed for companies with 500 to 5,000 employees.The new service offers a unified interface with the same look and feel as consumer tools and is integrated with the user's desktop. Communications features include presence management, telephony, unified messaging, instant messaging, and conferencing services (audio, web and video). The solution provides access via multiple devices such as PC, smartphones, and tablets and can be extended to external parties like customers and suppliers.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Selection Criteria for Remote Support Tools
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2014 Remote Support Trends
Today's remote support solutions, including remote control, desktop sharing, and web collaboration, offer much more than just remote control for PCs. Their functional footprint is expanding to include support for more devices and richer analytics for trend analysis and supervisor dashboards. Learn More.

HP will buy Aruba to bolster its wireless networking business
Hewlett-Packard will purchase Aruba Networks to boost its wireless networking business, the companies announced Monday.HP will offer $24.67 per share, giving Aruba a $3 billion value. The deal is worth $2.7 billion taking into account Aruba's debt and cash.MORE: 8 ways to celebrate Raspberry Pi's 3rd birthdayBy buying Aruba, HP will be able to help businesses beef up their wireless networks to meet the demands of an increasingly mobile workforce, the companies said.This is HP's first major acquisition since CEO Meg Whitman announced last year that the company would split into two. One half will focus on enterprise products and the other well sell printers and PCs.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

WHITE PAPER: Citrix Systems
Top reasons why Citrix Workspace Suite beats VMware
Business mobility is a top priority for most organizations because the benefits of supporting a mobile workforce are very clear: happy employees and greater productivity. Get the facts you need to make the best decisions about business-mobility for your organization. Learn More

Google sees success with balloon, airplane Internet
Google's ambitious efforts to bring balloon and aircraft-borne connectivity to underserved areas of the globe are pushing past some key milestones and the company expects a public launch in a few years.Both projects have captured the imagination of many for their ability to beam Internet signals from platforms high up in the sky to areas without cellular networks, but represent significant engineering challenges for Google—just the kind of thing the company likes, said Sundar Pichai, a senior vice president at Google, speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.The oldest and perhaps best known of the two projects, Project Loon, seeks to use balloons flying around 20 kilometers (65,000 feet) above the Earth to deliver Internet signals. The company's first experiments used a proprietary WiFi signal but that's since changed to LTE cellular signals.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

WHITE PAPER: Citrix Systems
Tackling Security & Delivering ROI for the Mobile Workforce
Nearly two-thirds of employees now work in both an office environment and remotely from a variety of locations, according to the IDG 2014 "Consumerization of IT" survey. Learn More

7 warning signs an employee has gone rogue
For all the emphasis on tools and gizmos, IT is still very much about the people who develop and use said tools and gizmos. Collaboration, mutual respect, passion for the work -- all this and more are essential to a beneficial outcome, whether your IT group is shipping code, swatting bugs, working with business users, or securing company systems.But as technology becomes more powerful and computer systems become increasingly rife with sensitive data, one facet of the people side of IT finds itself under increased scrutiny: Trust.[ Deep Dive: How to rethink security for the new world of IT. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld's Security newsletter. ] Over the past three decades, I've made wonderful hires, people that my gut told me were the right candidates for the job, then went on to prove themselves beyond my wildest expectations. But every once in a while, I've missed early warnings signs that an otherwise great candidate or talented, hardworking employee lacked, let's call it, a strong moral compass.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


6 blunders to avoid when dealing with end users
Most IT pros will do whatever it takes to ensure they perform well on the job – they'll update certifications, take online courses at home, come in early, leave late. So after all that effort, it would be a shame if their careers were stifled because of something as pedestrian as poor interactions with end users.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More



Ultimate guide to Linux desktop environments
Last year, Network World's resident Linux enthusiast Bryan Lunduke set out on a mission to immerse himself into a variety of Linux desktops, using each exclusively for both work and personal computing for at least one week and documenting his experiences on his Linux Tycoon blog.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More




15 of the best Google Chrome experiments ever

A look at some of the coolest bits of Chrome experimentation out there, in honor of Google's 1000th Chrome experiment being published this week.


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