Unified Communications

Unified Communications is rapidly being deployed across enterprises as companies seek to converge their voice and messaging and integrate their business processes with their communications. The aim is to improve both employee convenience and productivity but also shorten and improve decision making by fully exploiting the flexibility of multiple devices and real time networks.

Here we bring together all the latest developments, products and news relating to Unified Communications, your one stop to stay upto date in the fast moving world of Unified Communications technology and deployments.

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Top 10 issues in communications: Number 7, apps eat the Web

As more users move their everyday work and life functions from their PCs to their phones, the Web browser as we've come to know it plays a lesser role. That matters for the firms whose livelihoods depend on browsers.

John Chambers: Cisco wants 40% market share for future WebEx

Reassuring members of the Cisco faithful last week that his company's in the collaboration business as something more than a hobby, the CEO outlined his goals for ending remote conferencing as we know it.

Symantec warns of sophisticated, multi-stage exploit but can't say why

It's a kind of remote exploit operating system, one of whose principal jobs is to cover its own tracks. Its existence remains a mystery, though one trail of bread crumbs points to instant messaging.

Cisco to hit hard against Skype, Unify with 'Project Squared'

For the first time in years, the battle lines are reforming around a kind of unified communications. Cisco's front line now stretches from its home territory with UC devices, all the way to the browser.

Toward software-defined Wi-Fi: Meru moves SDN closer to campus

For software-defined networking to move out of Fortune 500 data centers and into the common enterprise, it needs to become more automated. Last week, SDN took a notable step in that direction.

Unify's Circuit seeks to bring Skype-like conferencing into browsers

The project formerly known as "Ansible" is being released as a fundamental breakthrough in browser-based communications. At first glimpse, it appears to be breaking through to 2011.

Mobile device connectivity fuels growth in European conferencing market, says Frost

The ability to connect to conferencing solutions via mobile devices and improvement in user interfaces are helping to fuel growth in the European conferencing services market, judges Frost & Sullivan.

Cisco's Rowan Trollope says videoconferencing is a pain

The man responsible for bridging all of Cisco's conferencing tools takes the side of users who have to perform the same tasks in their offices every day--and whose headaches have become too much to ignore.

Spotlight: Define 'service'

The managed services industry is facing an epiphany. As services move online, it becomes easier for digital tools to register customer satisfaction levels and customer expectation levels.

Never mind security, BYOD could disrupt networks

Much of the concern among IT departments about BYOD has focused on the security risks and support costs. But what about the effect of those employee-owned devices on the network?