Wednesday, July 15, 2015

8x8 upgrades its contact center portfolio with new features and analytics

Cloud services will drive UC&C spending | New products of the week 07.13.15

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8x8 upgrades its contact center portfolio with new features and analytics
8x8, a cloud-based unified communications and contact center solutions service provider, announced a new set of analytics as part of its Virtual Contact Center (VCC) portfolio. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

WEBCAST: Dell Inc.

Re-architecting Legacy Applications for the Enterprise
In this webcast, Ovum IT Services Analyst Hansa Iyengar and Cameron Jenkins, Dell Application Modernization Services Executive Director Cameron Jenkins discuss the importance of re-architecting legacy applications and provide practical recommendations to address the challenges around migrating legacy architecture. View now

WHITE PAPER: Citrix Systems

Denial of Service Attacks
Organizations need a better way to combat and prevent DoS attacks, and the right ADC can provide the solution. Learn how Citrix NetScaler can help protect against DoS attacks in this report. View now

Cloud services will drive UC&C spending
IT leaders at both enterprises and small businesses expect to invest in unified communication and collaboration -- spending on both hosted and hybrid cloud adoption will significantly increase. (Download our exclusive research and view our infographic.) Read More

New products of the week 07.13.15
New products of the weekOur roundup of intriguing new products. Read how to submit an entry to Network World's products of the week slideshow.Unified Communications Command Suite 8.1Key features: UCCS 8.1 helps gain insights into workforce activity, email usage and trends, and communication consumption across multiple UC platforms. It also drives cross-platform adoption and usage to realize maximum ROI. More info.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

WHITE PAPER: Silver Peak Systems Inc

5 Reasons why Enterprises are Moving to Broadband Their WAN
The WAN has always been about connecting users to applications and moving data, but the playing field has now changed with datacenters migrating to the cloud along with missioncritical applications. Ultimately the way that enterprises and their users do business has changed - and so must their approach to connectivity. Learn more >>

Here's how Google wants you to buy stuff on mobile
Google is rolling out a new service that lets users buy retail items directly from the search results page on mobile devices, in an effort to make mobile search more useful and give advertisers a new way to attract customers.A new link reading “Buy on Google” will appear in the ads that show up after users search for certain retail items. Clicking on that link will take you to a retailer-branded product page hosted by Google where you can get more information about the product, like reviews, and select item quantities. A checkout button will let you enter and save payment information, and provide a shipping address, before placing the order.Google had been rumored to be prepping the service, which it calls Purchases on Google. On Wednesday, the company talked a little more about how it will look and work, in announcements online and during a retail-focused event in New York.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

The bring-your-own-device fad is fading
U.S. companies are moving away from the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend that kicked off in earnest five years ago and had workers using their personal smartphones and tablets for work duties, according to a new study.An online survey conducted in April and May of 375 U.S. IT professionals in various private businesses found that 53% allowed no BYOD, up significantly from 34% in 2013. No BYOD means that a company provides smartphones and tablets to workers and bans the use of personal devices for work.+ ALSO ON NETWORK WORLD Managing BYOD expenses: How to get it right +To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Technical Overview: Anatomy of the Cloudant DBaaS
Deciding which data management platform will provide the best performance takes a lot of research and planning. A Database as a Service (DBaaS) solution like Cloudant helps accelerate the process. Learn More

Google, ISPS offering free broadband to low-income families
Google and seven other ISPs have joined a new U.S. government pilot program to connect 275,000 low-income households to the Internet for free or at reduced rates.U.S. President Barack Obama will discuss the initiative, called ConnectHome, Wednesday in Durant, Oklahoma. Durant serves as the capital of the Choctaw Tribal Nation, one of the communities taking part in the program.In Durant, like in many parts of rural Oklahoma, the library is a town’s only location with a high-speed Web connection, the state’s director of libraries said in a statement.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Nadella: Microsoft isn't killing Windows Phone and will go it alone if it has to
Windows Phone isn’t going away.You might think it was doomed, following Microsoft’s reorganization of its phone business just days ago, especially after Microsoft wrote down the value of the business. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella put those fears to rest, however, in an interview with ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley.Nadella has emphasized, time and again, that his goal is for Microsoft to establish new product categories that partners can build upon. In the phone business, however, partners haven’t followed Microsoft’s lead.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


NASA's cool, radical and visionary concepts

From satellite swarms to interstellar subs NASA is advancing transformative aerospace projects.


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