Mike Dolan

Articles by Mike Dolan

Review: Cisco umi will certainly impress consumers

Once they got it installed, No Jitter had a few positive things to say about the consumer facing Cisco telepresence offering--umi. The high quality image, the motorized pan and zoom camera and the

HP picks first European company to provide its videoconferencing solution

HP has selected its first European provider of its Visual Collaboration Videoconferencing product. The telepresence company, Videocall, will begin offering the services by the second half of 2011.

Polycom offers cloud-hosted video management through Microsoft Windows Azure

With all the video conferencing and calling going on, what can companies do to capture video so important that information from the video interaction isn't lost? Polycom and Microsoft might have the

IntelePeer joins Cisco Developer Network

IntelePeer Inc., a cloud-based communications company, announced that it has joined the Cisco Developer Network as a Registered Developer for unified communications. Joining the developer network

Shortel: Public sector providing growth for VoIP

It's long been said in these pages that the economic downturn has largely proven to be a positive opportunity for VoIP companies. IP phone systems and unified communications provider ShoreTel has

Alcatel-Lucent's OpenTouch puts everyone in the same room virtually

Alcatel-Lucent's telepresence system takes the idea of "feeling like you are in the same room" to the next level by actually taking cut-outs of all individuals engaged in the call and placing them in

Analysts chime in on Cisco refocus

Last week we touched briefly on Cisco's CEO John Chambers' announcement of cuts to expenses to refocus on five key areas: routing, switching and services; video; collaboration; data center

Level 3 buys Global Crossing

Level 3 Communications has entered an agreement to purchase Global Crossing today. The combined company will operate a global services platform based on fiber optic networks on three continents,

Russian security agency mentions Skype ban; may open backdoors instead

VoIP wiretapping has long been a heated topic here in the States, but it seems to be rising as an issue overseas as well. As more people across the world start using services like Skype and Google

Orange Business, Tata team for telepresence interoperability

Interoperability continues to be the name of the game, and those connections become even more important with video. Orange Business Services has teamed with Tata Communications to expand their