Maybe I've simply been immersed in the digital world for too long, but it still surprises me to learn on occasion that VoIP has not yet been adopted by every organization. The technology isn't exactly long in the tooth (far from it), but it's not new, either.
For more than a decade, vendors have been touting the benefits of unified communications, even though some would say the promises have never truly been fulfilled.
An exploit that could allow an attacker to listen in on VoIP calls made on Cisco SPA3000 and SPA5000 IP phones will be patched after Cisco initially opted not to patch the security flaw, according to a report from iTnews.
IT teams will soon have another video option thanks to a new partnership forged between Microsoft and Polycom. The two companies are working together in the hopes of taking a greater share of the collaborative workplace market, with a focus on video collaboration.
Just as others are getting back to basics with their conferencing solutions, Altia Systems is looking to beef up the video capabilities of Microsoft Lync users. Or are those Skype for Business users? I lost track.
Audioconferencing solutions have come a long way in the last decade or so. The feature sets of the likes of WebEx and its virtual kin put a lot more into the hands of conferencing users than they ever had. But according to Steve Flavell, CEO of LoopUp, most of those features are wasted on 85 percent of conferencing users.
Rolling out a unified communications solution is a great project for most enterprises, but according to Sonu Aggarwal, founder and CEO of Unify Square, there's one factor most organizations overlook that frequently leads to a failed UC solution.
Cisco is commercializing Project Squared, the unified communications and collaboration solution announced back in November, and giving the product an official name. The newly-renamed Spark builds on the free app that was released in the fall and is now aimed at enterprises.
If you browse through today's issue, you may notice a trend. It wasn't planned (I'm not that clever, especially the day after we sprung forward), but most of today's top stories speak to the importance and difficulties of maintaining a wireless networking infrastructure.
As much as vendors might want to be able to sell their unified communications solutions to every business within their target markets, the simple truth is that no UC solution is a fit for every organization.