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The pandemic reveals the need for better telemedicine

As the COVID-19 crisis grew, areas that lacked high-speed internet access couldn’t benefit from remote telehealth exams.

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Update: Coronavirus prompts collaboration tool makers to offer wares for free

Several vendors, including Microsoft, Google, Slack, Zoom, Cisco and LogMeIn, are making chat, videoconferencing and other collaboration services free as demand for remote working booms.

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Collaboration answers the call

When office workers fled to their homes, collaboration tools and methods suddenly became indispensable. Here's what our new era of collaboration may look like.

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Videoconferencing quick fixes need a rethink when the pandemic abates

Enterprises accelerated their videoconferencing deployments to fill a sudden void. Ensuring network availability, scalability and security requires long-term thinking.

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Cisco pays $8.6M to settle security-software whistleblower lawsuit

Cisco will pay $2.6 million to the federal government and up to $6 million to 15 states in a settlement over video security software it stopped selling in 2014

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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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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.

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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Cisco makes videoconference technology invisible

Cisco's new Spark Room Kit and Room Kit Plus have advanced technology intended to make videoconferences simple.

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New products of the week 4.10.17

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Quest Software and Barracuda.

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Cisco announces cornucopia of product updates at Enterprise Connect

At Enterprise Connect, Cisco introduced Spark Room Kits, enhanced Spark security, an update to the Spark Hybrid Media Service and expanded Spark care.

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Not the sort of publicity Avaya was seeking

No doubt many a soccer fan has been inspired to pick up a fancy call center package or some sweet, sweet SDN technology after catching a San Jose Earthquakes soccer match at Avaya Stadium, but the company found its brand splattered...

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Google goes after Slack with Hangouts overhaul

Google’s Hangouts work chat and videoconferencing service is undergoing some major changes to better serve businesses. The company announced Thursday that it’s going after the work group chat market as well as the group...

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Cisco faces a tougher collaboration rival in updated Prysm

Collaboration has come a long way. Cisco Systems made a splash last month with the Spark Board, a meeting-room screen that acts like a giant iPad. But other vendors are streamlining meetings too. Prysm is beefing up its rival to the...

Cisco starts patching critical flaw in WebEx browser extension

Cisco Systems has patched a critical vulnerability in its WebEx collaboration and conferencing extension for Google Chrome and is working on similar patches for the Internet Explorer and Firefox versions.

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Review: The HP Elite Slice for Meeting Rooms

The new HP Elite Slice for Meeting Rooms is a modular, compact Windows system that has been specially designed for conference communications. We review it to see how well it performs.

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ezTalks Onion: all-in-one videoconferencing is under-baked

I had a chance to get an early version (really early, as there is still some rough edges to be worked out) of the ezTalks Onion. The device (I don’t know why they call it the Onion – it doesn’t look like one particularly) is an...

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