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Home, sweet home: 60% of UK employees could be working remotely within a decade

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A new study suggests that more than half (60%) of office-based employees will be ‘regularly’ working from home within the next decade, thanks to technological advances in the workplace. The Virgin Media Business report also notes that face-to-face meetings with customers will change, with 72% of the subjects believing that...
Home, sweet home: 60% of UK employees could be working remotely within a decade

Watch out Cisco. Huawei’s coming!

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Huawei, six months after creating its enterprise networking division here in the U.S., is ready to make a big splash at Interop this year. The Chinese networking gear maker is the one thing Cisco’s CEO John Chambers has said he’s worried about, even as the networking world embraces software-defined networks,...
Watch out Cisco. Huawei’s coming!

Salesforce.com's Desk.com Aims to Replace Outlook, SharePoint in the Call Center

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Last September, a cloud-based customer-service session manager built on the Salesforce platform called Assistly made a big splash at the Dreamforce '11 convention. Within weeks,Assistly found itself acquired by Salesforce, with the intention of making it the engine behind its Desk.com domain. Now Assistly has become Desk.com, and in...
Salesforce.com's Desk.com Aims to Replace Outlook, SharePoint in the Call Center

Fuzebox, the iPad and the Reality of Simple Unified Communications

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Unified communications is one of those terms that makes enterprise IT guys giddy but also haunts their dreams. The idea of unified communications was conceived in the late 1970s and early '80s when the first Public Branch Exchange systems (PBX) were put in place. The concept continued to evolve with...
Fuzebox, the iPad and the Reality of Simple Unified Communications

Research: Exchange Private Cloud Cheaper Than Public Cloud for Enterprises

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The typical wisdom around Microsoft's platform strategy during the past three years has been that the company is desperate to move its existing server software product customers to a cloud-based model in order to retain those customers amid growing competition. A research report from Osterman released this morning throws icy...
Research: Exchange Private Cloud Cheaper Than Public Cloud for Enterprises

Polycom cuts outlook, plots a fix

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Unified communications installations are becoming longer deployments. Polycom has to adjust....
Polycom cuts outlook, plots a fix

Nokia After the Burning Platform

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Paralyzing cold stuns the man's senses as soon as his body hits the icy water of the North Atlantic. Gasping for air and struggling to breathe, the man who jumped from the burning oil platform looks up to see a tower of flame silhouetted against the black sky. Panic...
Nokia After the Burning Platform

CloudStore buy sees thousands of ambulance staff move to Office 365

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West Midlands ambulance service to replace legacy mail systems with cloud version of Microsoft Office and SharepointWest Midlands ambulance service (WMAS) has begun the process of migrating its 4,000 users to Microsoft's Office 365.WMAS will also be rolling out Microsoft's Sharepoint 2010 collaboration platform after procuring both software packages through...
CloudStore buy sees thousands of ambulance staff move to Office 365
The lessons of Virgin Media’s flexible working initiative

Unified communications still fragmented

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The technology may get a big push from mobile adoption, but integration among multiple UC components is still a tough slog....
Unified communications still fragmented

No big shift to the cloud for unified communications and collaboration

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The 2012 IDG Enterprise Unified Communications and Collaboration survey highlights the uptick in adoption and investments. Insider (registration required)...
No big shift to the cloud for unified communications and collaboration
John Chambers on why Cisco never bought Skype

ShoreTel executives focus on accelerating unified communications

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ShoreTel executives discuss the future of real-time, unified communications as well as its own cloud and collaboration strategies....
ShoreTel executives focus on accelerating unified communications

The UC tide

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Many companies haven't bothered to flesh out their unified communications strategies because 1) it can be hard to calculate ROI, and 2) the deployment effort is often daunting given so much custom work is required to piece together the various components that make up an integrated UC system....
The UC tide
The Future Of Customer Experience - 3 Examples Of Virtual Assistants, Biometrics And Siri-Style Services

ShoreTel extends voice, unified communications apps to smartphones

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ShoreTel is expanding is mobile and cloud strategies by bringing its unified communications platform to smartphones....
ShoreTel extends voice, unified communications apps to smartphones

Cisco to Add IM Software to Enterprise IP Communications System

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Cisco will include Jabber instant messaging and presence software at no extra charge with its Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) enterprise IP communications......
Cisco to Add IM Software to Enterprise IP Communications System

Colorado selects Google Apps for Government to save $2M annually

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[http://youtu.be/vNJUL92y9wo] Colorado announced today it selected Google Apps for Government to provide email and calendar services for all Colorado state employees. This decision migrates more than 26,000 Executive Branch state employees to “eliminate disjointed and aging email systems and provide a single email solution to all employees, while saving approximately $2 million per year,” according...
Colorado selects Google Apps for Government to save $2M annually

Edmonton becomes first major Canadian City to adopt Google Apps

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Google has already announced some big new enterprise partners adopting Google Apps this year, despite Microsoft launching its “Googlighting” smear campaign promoting its Office 365 alternative. In January it signed its biggest deal yet with a single company by transitioning 110,000 employees in 26 countries from Spanish bank BBVA to...
Edmonton becomes first major Canadian City to adopt Google Apps

Making CFO Cloud Decisions? Focus on Details

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The cloud is everywhere, of course, and business is booming. The market's set to hit $143 billion in 2013, according to H-P. This means huge amount of work is taking place to create new and integrated solutions for enterprise users: Unified Communications, for example, or transformations in accounting practices....
Making CFO Cloud Decisions? Focus on Details

Asia's Investments in Interactive Technology

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Earlier this month mis-asia.com interviewed two senior executives from global contact centre, unified communications and business process automation solutions provider Interactive Intelligence. Gary Blough, Executive VP, Worldwide Sales and Simon Lee, Regional General Manager for Asia at the US-based company told us about their company's plans for growing their business...
Asia's Investments in Interactive Technology

Cisco to add IM software to enterprise IP communications system

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Cisco will include Jabber instant messaging and presence software at no extra charge with its Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) enterprise IP communications system, the company plans to announce on Wednesday....
Cisco to add IM software to enterprise IP communications system
Where's Azure, and 4 other takeaways from Microsoft's earnings

For young workers, the future is here already

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So-called unified communications mergers the varied tools professionals use to share information — and it’s already here. By Jason Cook, contributor FORTUNE — Anthony Little, a trader based in New York, strides across the trading floor with a Bluetooth headset tucked neatly into his ear as the lights on his...
For young workers, the future is here already

Unified communications: Now mobile and in the cloud

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Effective communications, many would argue, is the key to business. But finding the appropriate technologies to support effective communications can be challenging for IT professionals. Unified communications is a concept that encompasses a variety of technologies, all capable of working together, and, yes, while communication is a human process, technology...
Unified communications: Now mobile and in the cloud

Whatever happened to the email app?

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How we all went off-message Lab Notes Is the email program dead? Did the whole world just migrate away from Hotmail over to Facebook when we weren't looking? Does anyone else care?…The power of collaboration within unified communications...
Whatever happened to the email app?

Mozilla site to offer multi-browser add-on security check

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Keeps tabs on more than just Firefox Mozilla plans to expand the reach of its web-based Plugin Check service so that it monitors whether add-ons on browsers from other suppliers are up to date and secure.…The power of collaboration within unified communications...
Mozilla site to offer multi-browser add-on security check

'Severe' OpenSSL vuln busts public key crypto

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Private keys pilfered through power supply Computer scientists say they've discovered a "severe vulnerability" in the world's most widely used software encryption package that allows them to retrieve a machine's secret cryptographic key.… The power of collaboration within unified communications...
'Severe' OpenSSL vuln busts public key crypto

Cray swings profit on Q4 revenue dive

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Thanks, Uncle Sam Supercomputer maker Cray finished out 2009 better than many might have expected it to do, reversing to a modest $3m profit on a 43 per cent revenue decline to $88.3m in the fourth quarter ended in December.…The power of collaboration within unified communications...
Cray swings profit on Q4 revenue dive

'Fat birds get laid sooner, have more one-night stands'

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German profs stick tracker bugs to subjects' bottoms German boffins have carried out a groundbreaking study into the habits of fat birds as compared to thin ones. They say that the plumper subjects in their sample had more one-night stands than the slim ones, and that the chubbies in general...
'Fat birds get laid sooner, have more one-night stands'
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