Webtorials: Analyzing the state of mobile UC

Also: Insights on BYOD business strategies, cloud-based videoconferencing

Michael Finneran, the president of dBrn Associates, is someone we quote occasionally and today we'd like to suggest our readers take a look at a tech note he posted recently on Webtorials. In his brief discussion, he asks, "Could the latest release of Windows Phone 8 finally show us a mobile UC capacity that users will actually buy?"

Finneran rightly starts off his discussion by suggesting that "mobility is one area where UC continues to underwhelm." Although we have been touting progress about the progress mobility has been enjoying with unified communications (UC) solutions, Finneran contends that end user adoption of mobile clients "has been miniscule." He continues by discussing the perils of a typical UC mobility user.

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Although Finneran suggest an effective Microsoft solution to UC mobility might be possible, it is by no means a done deal. For more on Finneran's thoughts, please click here.

In a separate article related to mobile devices used for business, Cisco has also authored a paper available for free on Webtorials. The Cisco-sponsored paper discusses: the growing importance of mobile devices to in the workspace, the technical and business challenges of securely integrating personal devices into the enterprise network, BYOD business strategies, and point solutions vs. architectural network options. To read the white paper, please click here.

And on the separate topic of cloud-based videoconferencing, Webtorials has also posted another tech note authored by David Maldow, with the Human Productivity Lab. Maldow starts with the premise suggesting that "the cloud has become an unstoppable force in the videoconferencing industry" both among new startups and traditional videoconferencing suppliers. He continues to suggest, "The cloud and all it entails is turning the traditional videoconferencing network infrastructure paradigm on its head, inspiring a heated debate in the industry over the future of hardware infrastructure." To read more on Maldow's discussion, please click here.

Our thanks again to Webtorials for posting these free resources and to these authors for their analysis.

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