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Larry Hettick

Network World, Inc.

Larry Hettick is a 25-year industry veteran, he has focused on Convergence and VoIP since 2000.

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Recent articles by Larry Hettick

Videoconferencing news highlights: Yorktel and AGT

June 28, 2013

Today we'll continue our videoconferencing news highlights with announcements from Yorktel and AGT. AGT offers managed and cloud videoconferencing solutions targeting service providers: It previewed a new desktop video client and EncoreB2B mobile video app at InfoComm earlier this month. And Yorktel recently deployed an enterprise-class, cloud-based service portfolio for videoconferencing with the Yorktel VideoCloud.

Dialogic unveils WebRTC server; industry survey shows WebRTC significance

June 25, 2013

We'll interrupt our scheduled coverage on videoconferencing to focus today on WebRTC with some news from Dialogic. Last week, the company unveiled its PowerMedia XMS 2.1, a software media server designed to address the challenges facing Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) deployment. And in an announcement today, Dialogic also published some survey results that may prove why the company is optimistic about the demand for a WebRTC media server: 86.9% of telecom operators and developers who responded consider WebRTC as significant to their overall product roadmaps.

Videoconferencing highlights from Blue Jeans Network and Avaya

June 21, 2013

Today we continue our news coverage of videoconferencing highlights with announcements from Blue Jeans Network and Avaya: Blue Jeans announced its progress after two years in service, while Avaya unveiled a new solution targeting the small and midsize enterprise (SME) market.

Pexip, IntelePeer announce videoconferencing advancements at InfoComm

June 18, 2013

Continuing coverage of multiple videoconferencing and collaboration announcements, today we focus on Pexip and IntelePeer. As a new entrant to the enterprise videoconferencing market, Pexip first announced its approach to collaboration, unified communications and videoconferencing at last week's InfoComm conference in Orlando, Fla.

Zoom, Vidyo enhance videoconferencing offerings

June 14, 2013

With a tsunami of videoconferencing and collaboration announcements in the last week, we'll start today in reverse alphabetical order beginning with news from Zoom and Vidyo, and continue to cover the video-related news in our next several editions.

Mitel rebrands and launches new solutions; BroadSoft supports WebRTC

June 11, 2013

Three news items today for the highlight reel, with two announcements coming from Mitel and an unrelated announcement from BroadSoft.

Avaya unveils plans to transform collaboration development

June 07, 2013

Avaya has concluded its annual International Avaya User's Group (IAUG) event, and one of the most noteworthy announcements was the company's strategic vision to transform its approach to collaboration. The company's strategy calls to accelerate development and integration of next-generation unified communications and contact center applications.

AT&T's Mobile Workplace; Avaya's Outbound Contact Express

June 04, 2013

Two new highlights today: AT&T has launched the AT&T Mobile Workplace, a cloud-based solution designed to help small and medium businesses (SMBs) access and share content across multiple devices. Meanwhile, Avaya has introduced a new solution for midsize contact centers with Avaya Outbound Contact Express.

Cisco study projects 3.6 billion Internet users by 2017

May 31, 2013

Cisco has once again released its study of global Internet traffic with the Cisco Visual Networking Index. Among the study's findings: In 2012, there were 2.3 billion Internet user representing about 32% of the world's population; however, by 2017, there will be about 3.6 billion Internet users -- more than 48% of the world's projected population (7.6 billion).

8x8 inks deal with Insight Enterprise, shares results

May 28, 2013

Insight Enterprises expanded its InsightCloud Solutions Center portfolio with the addition of cloud communications solutions from 8x8. The InsightCloud Solutions Center aggregates 8x8 business VoIP and cloud-based services and provides a single client portal for ongoing management of subscriptions, features and requirements. Insight has sold more than 3 million business and public sector client cloud seats across the globe.