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It's that time again to take a look at some of the top stories in Lync Voice UC.
7/26/2014 7:40:00 AM
What an enlightening week in the world of call recording. Along with an exciting new product announcement from the folks over at Empirix, two of TMC's favorite contributors shed some much needed light on the world of call recording intelligence, both voluntary and involuntary gathered. So without further ado, let's dive right in.
7/26/2014 7:35:00 AM
After years of speculation and rumors of a smartwatch being delivered by Apple, we may finally see one before the end of the year. Now that the anticipation is over, the new question becomes what will it look like? Well, actually, I think that the real question will be whose name will we see on it? The new rumors are that Apple will possibly be partnering with watchmakers to produce the finished product.
7/26/2014 7:30:00 AM
If you take a look at a lot the wearable devices that are out on the market today such as the multitude of wristbands, smartwatches and eyewear, the first thing that you should notice is they all have a curve to them. One thing that has always gotten in the way of making these devices more stylish, or last longer is the old lithium batteries they use. This may all be changings soon. A California startup, Imprint Energy, is a company that aims to reshape the battery landscape with a flexible printed battery.
7/26/2014 7:25:00 AM
It has been a popular week for The Conferencing Zone, so let's take a look at what you missed this week in the world of conferencing.
7/26/2014 7:20:00 AM
It's the end of another week, and time to take a look at some of the top stories we've been following this past week.
7/26/2014 7:20:00 AM
Lync news this week included mention of the newest security offerings from Trend Micro, the official announcement of a consolidated Windows platform that could simplify life for Windows app developers, the integration of Lync with West IP Communications products, and the complicated, but functional, world of Office 365 licensing.
7/26/2014 7:20:00 AM
Just halfway through 2014 and already unified communications (UC) has contributed a torrent of exciting news stories, product announcements, and edifying focus studies. So hop in, and let's take a tour of the latest interest UC has to offer.
7/26/2014 7:20:00 AM
It's the end of another week, and time to take a look at some of the top news in the world of Lync unified communications (UC).
7/26/2014 7:15:00 AM
The news this week seemed to hinge on user consumption trends for cable and video services, starting with an interesting piece of research: The man's best friend status has traditionally been claimed by our canine companions, but something entirely more technological (and less in need of maintenance) is apparently questing after the role: in a new national consumer study, many Americans said they see their TV sets less as entertainment devices and more as companions, with 60 percent of U.S. consumers leaving the TV on whether they're actively watching or not.
7/26/2014 7:15:00 AM
High technology is constantly finding its way into the medical industry, in more ways than one. Not only are life-saving new tools being used in operating rooms to reduce recovery times and relieve previously untreatable symptoms, but the way that patients find and meet with qualified doctors is now more efficient than ever thanks to mobile technology and telehealth. Even the way medical records are stored is vastly improved thanks to cloud-based technology, which allows doctors to immediately display patient information on their tablets or even wearable PCs. Below are some of the top medical technology stories from the past week alone.
7/26/2014 7:10:00 AM
The Contact Center Solutions Community this past week once again delivered an eclectic mix of industry recognition, news about job opportunities/or lost ones, industry growth, new capabilities and some trend spotting.
7/26/2014 7:05:00 AM
This week in the call center space, there were a number of new product releases, updates and announcements related to how call centers can improve how they function with the right tools in hand.
7/26/2014 7:05:00 AM
This week in software-defined networking saw Big Switch introduce new products and a new partnership, and another startup garner additional funding, while a new Cisco blog got folks talking about the timing of a new SDN offering from the equipment giant.
7/26/2014 7:00:00 AM
The Cloud Communications community grew again this past week with acquisitions and expansions galore.
7/26/2014 7:00:00 AM
It was yet another interesting week in the dark fiber community, as the fiber network continued to spread far and wide.
7/26/2014 7:00:00 AM
This week in the machine to machine (M2M) space, cars have zoomed to center stage. Connected cars, and all the technologies they entail, are a booming new facet of the embedded M2M market. Without further ado, let's take a look at some of the week's news highlights.
7/26/2014 7:00:00 AM
The Mobile Real Estate space is experiencing some explosive growth, let's take a look and see what news this week produced. It's time for the Mobile Real Estate Week in Review!
7/26/2014 7:00:00 AM
The Mobile Commerce space saw no shortage of news this week. As the summer months are in full swing so is mobile commerce, let's see what was in the news.
7/26/2014 7:00:00 AM
Today's consumers are focusing more on mobile technology and the benefits it delivers than ever before. Whether simply calling friends and playing games or employing a full-fledged BYOD policy in the workplace, the simple fact is that more people want mobile tech and are willing to pay top dollar for the privilege. As a result, the mobile industry is constantly releasing new products and changing strategies to take advantage of this market. Here are some of the latest developments from the past week that have made headlines.
7/26/2014 7:00:00 AM
This week was a brisk one indeed for Web-based real time communications (WebRTC) solutions, offering up plenty of news on new developments in the field, and how best to put these developments to use. Now that we've got a weekend at our doorstep, it's a great time to take a step back and consider the bigger picture of WebRTC solutions. To do just that, we're going to take a look at the biggest events of the week that was in WebRTC solutions with our Week in Review coverage!
7/26/2014 7:00:00 AM
Yet another huge week has come and gone in real time communications, and from the outside looking in, it can look pretty daunting. There's plenty of news here that can mean the world to a business, but making sense of it all can be no small challenge. But now that we've got a weekend on hand, it's a great time to take a bit of it in and get a better handle on the week that was. So go ahead, throw on another cup of coffee, settle in, and join us now for our Week in Review coverage!
7/26/2014 7:00:00 AM
The world of machine to machine (M2M) technology is developing rapidly, both in terms of the technologies being produced and the business deals flourishing as a result. It's been another busy week in for the M2M industry, so let's take a minute to review some of the highlights.
7/26/2014 7:00:00 AM
MSPs are diversifying and bulking up their portfolios in an effort to stay on top of the game in a competitive market. To aid in this effort, service providers are continuously adding new applications and functionality to their offerings and also teaming up with others to strengthen and expand their reach.
7/26/2014 7:00:00 AM
This week, TMC discussed the competition Rackspace is facing, and its attempt to rebrand itself as having incredible customer service; MobileIron's attempt to better reach its customers by partnering with NewVoiceMedia; the update of NAKIVO's backup and recovery software; Vancouver emergency officials' upgrade of their call center's radio system; and the incredible customer satisfaction rating the Seoul Metropolitan Government has achieved.
7/26/2014 7:00:00 AM
As usual there is a little bit of something for almost every member of the Next Generation Communications Community this week with news, features and blogs touching on such things as SDN and NFV, core routing, location services, and WebRTC, just to name a few.
7/26/2014 7:00:00 AM
Real estate search engine service company Lux-Ar-which targets real estate agents, brokers, realtors, contractors and homeowners who are selling, buying or renting properties-has launched an Augmented Reality application to make it easier for people to scout for new residences.
7/25/2014 6:34:54 PM
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is stepping up to using modern IT principles to connect the 28 collective security organizations that are members of the group. In order to enhance collaboration between these different nations, NATO has elected to choose Incentive Corp.'s intranet software to connect up to 10,000 employees over the next three years.
7/25/2014 6:31:55 PM
No matter what the business is, if a company is dealing with customers, the main goal of the firm is going to be trying to keep those customers happy. That is why a new report released by customer experience company [24]7 has less than good news for wireless carriers. The report pointed to numbers like seven out of 10 customers surveyed were frustrated that their wireless carriers didn't remember previous conversations as reasons for those wireless carriers to worry about customer satisfaction.
7/25/2014 6:29:52 PM
Viggle, a company that focuses on entertainment marketing and rewards, has released a report that it is calling the Brand Effect Study. This report has, according to the company, illustrated that exposure to advertisements that are shown on television as well as the Viggle app resulted in higher brand recall. The report also indicates that an ad buy that took place in May, would lead to brand, message, likeability and purchase intent increases as long as a TV advertising buy was also being extended to Viggle's platform.
7/25/2014 6:26:36 PM
Collaboration is a critical element of business success. While some of it is certainly done in person, increasingly, the nature of business today means collaboration needs to be supported by technology. At the recent WebRTC event held in Atlanta, Ian Marshall of the marketing department at enterprise messaging company IceWarp took a few moments to educate attendees about changes to the company's IceWarp messaging server, which Marshall says is a replacement for Microsoft Exchange.
7/25/2014 6:22:36 PM
The human body is a fascinating machine, in part because nobody really has a complete picture of what is going on inside the body. Many attempts have been made in the past to know about the human body, and the latest initiative has come from Google.
7/25/2014 6:13:09 PM
The Alabama 911 Board recently approved an increase of the E-911 tax levied on its citizens, set to go into effect on August 1. The new rate will be $1.75, up from $1.60, and is one of the highest in the country.
7/25/2014 6:06:27 PM
Goodbye, passwords and fingerprint scanners. Now we have digital tattoos to unlock our smartphones. Developed as a joint effort between VivaLnk, a startup company that produces the tattoos, and Google's Advanced Technology and Projects group, the functionality is as of now only available for the Moto X by Motorola.
7/25/2014 5:54:01 PM
Hackers are using security flaws in Microsoft's Internet Explorer to search computers, discover what type of security software is being run, and take control of machines. These exploits are occurring on enormous scales-across companies, servers and individual users-and without user knowledge, exposing serious holes in Internet Explorer's security.
7/25/2014 5:50:47 PM
Are you perplexed by the lack of viewership, comments or followers when it comes to your videos? While not every video is going to suddenly hit the Internet and become an overnight sensation, it is possible that the problem lies within some technical flaws related to the way that you're presenting your videos. Below are five of the most common mistakes made by companies along with the solutions to fix them.
7/25/2014 5:47:01 PM
It wasn't so long ago that the rumors first started emerging, way back in the later part of mid-May, that Google had its eyes on the gaming video haven known as Twitch. The rumors that began at that time suggested that Google was prepared to drop a full billion on the current owners in a bid to take it over and bring it into Google's operations. The rumors back then weren't clear if Google would go for it, and a new report suggests that the bid has indeed gone through, and at the full amount projected.
7/25/2014 5:43:38 PM
A feasibility study run by Vision 2020's Community Wide Technology committee over the past year in Austin, Minn., has determined that it is quite possible to bring ultra-broadband to the community. An article in the Austin Herald describes the result of this survey and the implications it brings for the future of the town.
7/25/2014 5:36:11 PM
Frost & Sullivan has awarded MobileHelp, a company making Mobile Personal Emergency Response System (M-PERS) systems, a North American Price Performance Value Leadership Award for its DUO system.
7/25/2014 5:32:10 PM
As more and more sensitive information makes its way onto the digital plane, the world populous finds ever increasing necessity for protection from cyber theft and malady. Leading the charge on this front is Gemalto, a global forerunner in digital security, and now, ABI Research's number one ranked company in the provision of secure government and healthcare electronic documents.
7/25/2014 5:30:23 PM
As those in the telemarketing industry well know, the business has taken its knocks in recent years. What with Do-Not-Call Lists and politicians grandstanding on the issue for attention, it hasn't been easy. Yet telemarketing is still a proven way to make sales and hit your numbers; not everyone is opposed to a well-crafted sales pitch.
7/25/2014 5:20:01 PM
Some are already referring to the younger set of Brits as the gadget generation, and as is commonly the case, mom and dad are footing the bill. A new report from E.ON is showing just how far this development goes, and the available information shows that this particular bill is getting footed to a degree that some might not have envisioned before now, reaching a staggering combined annual total of 2.25 billion pounds sterling (about $3.82 billion U.S.).
7/25/2014 5:11:57 PM
Microsoft has grown into the dominant Unified Communications (UC) vendor. It was back in 2011 that Microsoft got the top ranking in a Vendor Matrix released by ABI Research. Cisco Systems and IBM came in second and third, respectively.
7/25/2014 5:06:05 PM
Most businesses today-especially at the enterprise level-know that conferencing is an integral part of any successful operation. Conferencing allows companies to connect with employees, clients, and partners all over the world, without needing to worry about physical locations. In essence, conference calls allow people to come together and collaborate in real-time, which is invaluable to the business process.
7/25/2014 4:55:12 PM
The benefits of a mobile workforce are widely and well-known-greater flexibility, a better work-life balance, reduced expenses and a host of others. A new study from the Mobile Work Exchange suggests even clearer benefits for the federal government specifically, noting that there's a potential savings of $60 million in work continuity during weather-related disruptions and as much as $15.1 billion in real estate savings afoot with the right mobile and telework policy. But though the benefits have even been quantified, the government may be missing out on these savings thanks to lagging policy.
7/25/2014 4:48:41 PM
Most of us are familiar with game show titled, Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? Based on the findings of a new study commissioned by data intelligence firm TrackMaven, that question should rather be: Are you smarter than the average Facebook user?
7/25/2014 4:26:16 PM
Vonage Holding Corporation is a communications services provider, connecting consumers and businesses through cloud-connected devices worldwide. Now, the company has appointed Naveen Chopra as its newest member of its Board of Directors. Chopra's long history of experience in the industry will add a new layer of knowledge and insight to Vonage as a whole.
7/25/2014 4:14:12 PM
Businesses are increasingly relying on mobile devices for communications. That means there is not only more use of call recording, but also new legal considerations emerging, which users should take into account before using cell phone call monitoring software.
7/25/2014 3:57:24 PM
The Internet of Things (IoT) is projected to result in some 50 billion connected devices and IoT solutions, which will total about $7.1 trillion by 2020.
7/25/2014 3:54:11 PM
Softswitch and IP technology has changed the way businesses approach communications, but there's more to it than voice services. Companies are branching out to take advantage of other IP and Internet-based wireless communications.
7/25/2014 3:45:16 PM
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