Ever since science-fiction first envisioned what "telepresence" conferencing would look like, it used multiple thin screens stretched out along one side of a table. Now that vision is finally real.
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.
Brand simplification has been a key goal for Microsoft under new CEO Satya Nadella. Now that process has been extended to Skype, though certain parts of Skype and Lync may not zip together so seamlessly.
The depersonalized nature of electronic connections has created a situation where people with the capability to lead are reluctant to try, said the former Secretary of State and former presidential candidate.
The echo chamber of the Web in the wake of Robin Williams' death has resounded with such an ugly noise that his daughter has shut it off.
A conferencing server can manage multiple pairs of two-way calls over the Web, but in a conversation with Dialogic, we learn that a standard for bridging existing calls doesn't really exist yet.
Think about this for a moment: If your phone has an HTML5 browser, and that browser has WebRTC, then why do you need a phone number?
How can the largest producer of collaboration appliances make collaboration work where appliances typically don't? Cisco engineers are tackling the problem before they're tackled by it.
Aereo had hoped that its personally rented antennas were legally sheltered from the Copyright Act's definition of public performances. Now that shelter has been blown all to smithereens.
Executives might not want another screen cluttering their desks. So Cisco is working to give them a reason to kick one of those screens off.