Unified Communications/VoIP

Unified Communications/VoIP news, trend analysis and opinion

UC in the Cloud – Panacea or placebo?

Separating fact from fiction in a cloud-based unified communications deployment

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Business users get live chat in Office Online

Microsoft's attempts to catch up with Google in the online collaboration space took a step forward Wednesday, when the company announced that it's adding live chat to Office Online. so that people can discuss documents stored in...

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Why Bloomberg chose Vidyo to improve its video communications platform

Bloomberg’s decision to go with Vidyo came down to what solution was best for the media company, not what option was easiest or cost the least.

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Recruiters increasingly rely on social media to find talent

The talent war is on in tech, and recruiters are taking advantage of every weapon at their disposal. A recent study found that recruiters are getting creative in how they source candidates -- moving towards social media and messaging...

CIO Wrapsheet: Marketing Automation

CIO's guide to marketing automation software

Digital marketing is a fast-moving target even for those marketing pros who have embraced it. This CIO Wrapsheet will help you choose the right tools for your business.

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Got privacy? If you use Twitter or a smartphone, maybe not so much

The notion of online privacy has been greatly diminished in recent years, and just this week two new studies confirm what to many minds is already a dismal picture.

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A hacker is selling 167 million LinkedIn user records

A hacker is trying to sell a database dump containing account records for 167 million LinkedIn users.

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Google to shutter SSLv3, RC4 from SMTP servers, Gmail

Google Apps customers who still rely on SSLv3 or RC4 need to update to TLS or face the prospect of no longer being able to send out mail

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Riverbed debuts cloud, UC management features for SteelCentral

Riverbed has several new features baked into the latest version of its SteelCentral application performance and network management suite, designed to help manage networking components and applications that live in the cloud and...

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Eventbrite and HelloSign SaaS offering makes event registration easier

Cloud-based solution makes life easier for event organizers and registrants. Now to get event organizers to use it.

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Microsoft's fascinating GigJam service is open to anyone who wants an invite

Anyone can get into the private beta of MIcrosoft's new GigJam productivity service, which is aimed at helping teams of people collaborate in real time over the Internet, the company announced Thursday.

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8 awesome (and sometimes free) conference call services

Conference call services want your business — even those that offer free plans — and their feature sets are getting better all the time.

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Slack is letting its users take their chat credentials to other apps

Slack is offering its users a new way to sign into other applications. The company announced Tuesday that it has launched a new "Sign in with Slack" feature that lets people use their login for the chat app to sign in to participating...

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The contract process, and software's role in it

Contract management and negotiation might be boring, but it's a critical piece of the enterprise world.

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Can UC keep remote workers engaged?

For something that seems so simple in theory, unified communications can be hard to pull off in practice. But it might be the only thing helping to keep your distributed workforce engaged.

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Twitter blocks access to analytics around its data for US intelligence agencies

Twitter has blocked Dataminr from offering analytics around real-time tweets from the social networking site to U.S. intelligence agencies, according to a newspaper report.

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That massive reported 'data breach' was just hype, Mail.ru says

Hold Security made quite a splash in the security world on Wednesday when it claimed to have recovered 272 million stolen email credentials from a much larger trove, but on Friday the email provider most strongly affected called the...

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Emergency call location for mobile UC: slow progress on E911 improvements

The current unified communications E911 system works but in the most unsatisfactory manner.

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A Russian hacker gave away millions of email credentials for social media votes

Tens of millions of stolen credentials for Gmail, Microsoft and Yahoo email accounts are being shared online by a young Russian hacker known as "the Collector" as part of a supposed larger trove of 1.17 billion records.

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