If the news that Cisco fixed an SSH vulnerability on a handful of its products sounds like deja vu, you may not be alone. A patch issued on Thursday to eliminate a hard-coded SSH host and private key...
Unified communications is one of those technology promises that has never lived up to the hype. Adoption has been slow. There are complaints that it's not as unified as vendors let on. And sometimes it's rather clunky and difficult to deploy and manage. But the next evolution is coming with a new way of communicating, according to David Michels, president of Verge1 Consulting.
Although I don't remember the first time I heard the term "unified communications," I'm certain it was at least a decade ago. It followed the VoIP trend and was hinted by vendors as being the next big thing in enterprise communications.
RingCentral is adding something new to its book of communications tricks. Through the acquisition of Glip, the cloud-based unified communications company is adding team messaging and collaboration features to its service.
Polycom unveiled additions to its RealPresence product portfolio at Infocomm 2015 that expand its videoconferencing and collaboration capabilities in the cloud while also connecting users on browsers.
Avaya is taking aim at mid-size enterprises with the release of what it's calling the Collaboration Pod 2400 series. The new all-in-one unified communications and contact center product includes pre-integrated networking, compute and storage. So basically, it's an all-in-one box for UC and collaboration.
Microsoft is finally making Skype available on Chromebook and Linux, as well as on browsers everywhere. The long-anticipated Skype for Web is finally available in beta, even though many of the features are not yet live. For Chromebook and Linux users, for now, all Skype for Web offers are instant messaging features. But at least it's a start.
Microsoft plans to roll out Skype Translator to the Windows desktop version of the popular communication app, starting with a preview soon.
Nectar Services and Cisco are partnering on a unified communications software-defined networking product. By combining Cisco's Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Enterprise Module – or APIC-EM – and Nectar's Unified Communications Management Policy products, the combined UC-SDN solution aims to provide multi-vendor UC support across Cisco networks.
HP is rolling out new low-cost collaboration products based on Intel Unite software. The new products, which include collaboration-centric PCs and a videoconferencing monitor, aim to provide cost-effective ways to collaborate and hold real-time meetings.