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Harmon.ie launches unified communications tool to corral data, content

Between cloud services, BYOD, and on-site software, workers use a large and often fragmented collection of apps and services to get things done during the course of a workday. Unfortunately, the "mishmash" approach means employees struggle to find what they need when they need it and sometimes resort to  workarounds if they can't get satisfaction with IT-sanctioned products. 

5 tips for choosing the right unified communications solution

Looking for a new unified communications solution? Here are five expert tips on what to watch out for.

News Scan: Hospitals mull smartphones for nurses; Can you hear me now?; more

Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Wednesday, 3/26 including: more than half of hospitals in the works to evaluate enterprise-class nursing smartphone products over the next year and a half, the lag in smartphone audio development, the demand for softphones, tablets and UC clients for enterprises, open standards sought by mobile enterprise app platform providers and Intel's acquisition of a wearable healthcare device supplier.

Time to unleash the potential of BYOD and UC

Enterprises should support unified communications functions for BYOD devices. It is time for enterprises to overcome their reluctance to deploy mobile UC on employee-owned devices and unleash the power of their workforce.

VoIP security often overlooked by enterprises

The security of voice-over-IP infrastructure is often overlooked by enterprises, yet hackers can successfully exploit unprotected IP networks, warns Jon Arnold, principal with J Arnold & Associates.

Enterprises hanging up on telephony, says Infonetics

The enterprise telephony market took a nosedive in the first quarter, dropping 10 percent year-over-year to $1.8 billion, according to the latest stats from Infonetics Research. Enterprise PBX spending, which includes TDM, hybrid and IP-based PBX systems, declined in the first quarter to its lowest point since mid-2009.

Spotlight: Retail lags other industries in UC deployment

The retail industry is lagging behind other industries in its deployment of unified communications (UC), according to a survey commissioned by Elite Telecom in association with Swyx and  Retail Week.

UC deployments stressing enterprise Wi-Fi networks, warns Ixia

LAS VEGAS--The expansion of unified communications platforms in the enterprise has placed a lot of stress on Wi-Fi networks.

Spotlight: ShoreTel launches docking station that turns iOS devices into desk phones

Unified communications (UC) provider ShoreTel unveiled this week a docking station that enables Apple's iPads and iPhones to function as desk phones when combined with the company's ShoreTel Mobility app.

Spotlight: AT&T adding Microsoft Lync to its enterprise UC offering

AT&T is adding Microsoft Lync to its enterprise unified communications (UC) portfolio, AT&T announced Tuesday.