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How to tame enterprise communications services

Voice, video, email, file sharing, collaboration – organizations need a solid strategy to assure more manageable, cost-effective, and secure enterprise communications.

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When it comes to IP desk phones, the secondary market is the way to go

A VoIP phone system can save an organization a lot of money, but the up-front costs for new equipment can be prohibitive. Instead, consider used phones from a reputable provider.

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10 competitors Cisco just can't kill off

With such a broad array of products and backed by vast financial resources, Cisco faces challenges on all fronts, making it possible for other behemoths and even some small competitors to persist.

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Cisco axes Spark, elevates and enhances WebEx

Cisco has unified its two, largely separate, collaboration packages – Spark and WebEx – into a single platform that supports a single set of features. The move makes sense because Cisco had been developing the somewhat similar...

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A new telepresence robot takes the stage

Ava from Ava Robotics, a startup with deep technical ties to iRobot, brings her charming personality to the telepresence marketplace.

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Improved telepresence: In your face with the new BeamPro 2

Available this summer, the new BeamPro 2 promises more realistic telepresence visits with colleagues, customers, patients and others.

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Beam me up and over — test-driving telepresence technology

Suitable Technologies' Beam telepresence systems elevate remote meetings and interaction with remote staff and customers.

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SD-WAN will fix business VoIP

SD-WAN isn't just for companies with multiple sites or multiple Internet connections. It can also be a lifesaver for fixing bad call quality at a single site, with a low-quality Internet connection.

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History of computers, part 1 — The bulletin board system

Before we had always-available, fast connections to multiple servers, we had dial-up modems and bulletin board systems (BBS). And it wasn’t even that long ago.

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Getting data center managers & C-Suite on the same page for DCIM implementation

Data center managers need to work with C-Suite on data center infrastructure management (DCIM).

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How do you troubleshoot UCaaS problems? Put a ThousandEyes on it

ThousandEyes adds SIP Server Test and Voice Call Test to its existing RTP Stream Tests, providing complete visibility into VoIP and UCaaS performance.

Whose Zoomin who? Polycom is

In a move that last year wouldn’t have been thinkable, Polycom is collaborating with longtime competitor Zoom to offer Zoom Connector for Polycom.

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SD-WANs lost my voice

Traditionally, network architects have questioned the wisdom of using the internet for VoIP. While a private backbone provides the very best VoIP performance, the right SD-WAN with the right functionality allows the use of the...

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Google adds smart reply to Gmail for iOS, Android

Google is making it easier for people to dash off a quick email reply from Gmail on their smartphones. The Smart Reply feature, which offers a handful of contextually-aware, computer-generated responses, is coming to Google’s flagship...

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Facebook hit with maximum fine for breaking French privacy law

The French data protection watchdog has imposed its harshest penalty on Facebook for six breaches of French privacy law.

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Digital signature service DocuSign hacked and email addresses stolen

Digital signature service DocuSign said Monday that an unnamed third-party had got access to email addresses of its users after hacking into its systems.

SNL one step ahead of Amazon with Echo Silver

In SNL spoof, Amazon and AARP team to address senior citizens' most pressing digital assistant needs with Echo Silver

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Tech majority disagrees with AI warnings from Hawkings, Musk and Gates

Arizona State researchers analyzed tweets about artificial intelligence and found most people in the tech community are optimistic about AI compared with AI experts.

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Cisco taps into AI, collaboration with $125M MindMeld buy

Cisco gets MindMeld’s Deep-Domain Conversational AI technology for voice-embedded apps

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German firms will streamline online login with a European bent

Several German firms are taking a stab at a single login process for accessing different online services -- an approach that could compete with U.S. offerings.

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