Monday, May 04, 2015

Polycom Extends Collaboration Support Services Portfolio

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Polycom Extends Collaboration Support Services Portfolio
Polycom announced three new services last week designed to expand its collaboration portfolio including Polycom RealAccess, Polycom Managed Services, and Polycom VVX Services for Microsoft Lync (Skype for Business.)Polycom RealAccess is a services delivery platform that offers users uses near-real-time data through a secure, cloud-based portal designed to help them make evidence-based decisions about their collaboration environment. The platform includes applications that can be used for:•Asset Management by providing information about endpoints,•Analytics by offering data and metrics on utilization, capacity and performance, and aTo read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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Maintain Flexibility While Integrating Data
As Dynasplint Systems, Inc. (DSI) contemplated the need to integrate its order-entry system with its CRM system so sales could generate activity reports in real time, the company sought an integration solution that would allow both systems to run separately. Learn More

Operations Management in the Virtual Data Center
Traditional IT architectures have been typically based on silos, with computing resources dedicated to specific applications and over resourcing to accommodate peak demands and potential future growth. Virtualization systems have been replacing these silos with a layer of shared resources, multiplexed among dynamic workload demands. Learn More

New Cisco CEO: Meet the real Chuck Robbins
New man in chargeImage by Shutterstock/CiscoCisco's choice of Chuck Robbins, Senior VP of Worldwide Field Operations, as the company's next CEO came as a surprise given that two Cisco presidents were seen as frontrunners for the job. But a look at the 49-year-old Robbins' background might explain why he is being given the reins of this $47 billion networking company. He's not just a sales guy…To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Hadoop Will Be a Cornerstone of Your Technology Agenda
Read this Forrester report to learn why Hadoop will become a must-have for large enterprises in 2015. Learn More

25 geeky Mother's Day gifts
Mother's Day gifts with a techie vibeLooking for the perfect Mother's Day gift for your mom? Need to help your kids choose a gift? Check out these 25 science- and tech-inspired gift ideas.DandelightNature and technology come together in the Dandelight, a light-emitting flower that's made from a real dandelion ($140 via MoMA Store). Plucked seeds are attached to an LED, which connects to a battery via a slender copper stem. The designer is Studio Drift.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

WEBCAST: Workfront

The State of Enterprise Work
According to a new study by Workfront, enterprise workers are being pulled away from their work by tools and practices that are supposed to make them more productive. Ultimately, these inefficiencies can turn into conflict, misalignment, increased turnover, wasted resources, and lost opportunities. Learn More

How the Orlando airport went fully wireless
  If you're reading this post, you're most likely involved in the technology industry in some way. As such, you probably attend at least one, if not multiple, events in Orlando every year. It's only May and I think I've been there four times already this year.In addition to being one of THE places to go for technology conferences, it happens to be one of the country's top vacation spots for families. This makes the Orlando airport unique in that it's a high-volume origin and destination airports. Most of the country's busy airports, like Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago and Atlanta, are airline hub locations, so a high percentage of the passengers are connecting from one flight to another. However, with Orlando, almost all of the passengers are either coming to or departing from the local area.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

43% of Slashdotters call ISPs liars
I know what you're thinking: Only 43%?But we're talking here about a single question: "How do your actual ISP speeds compare to the advertised speed?"And as you can see from the screen capture of the poll results above, roughly four in 10 of some 5,000 Slashdotters who bothered to weigh in say their actual speeds are slightly lower or significantly lower than what their ISPs advertise.Yes it's an online poll and hence a self-selected sample, but these are people who by and large care more and are better equipped to make this judgment than other ISP customers.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More



How Chambers kept a high profile

Cisco CEO John Chambers has rubbed elbows with many business, political and entertainment VIPs during his 20 years at the helm.


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