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.
Ever since WebRTC was declared a part of HTML5, IE's exclusion of the browser-based streaming standard was deemed a deficit. Now, an open source project sponsored by Microsoft attempts an end-around.
The public Internet may never have the reliability or quality of service to substitute for the telephone. But that doesn't mean someone can't build high-fidelity chat for Web browsers.
It's one of the first live tests of P2P communications technology using only your HTML5 browser, and if you don't watch out, it could cause nightmares.
The weather outside truly has been frightful. No problem, right--today's enterprise has rich communication and collaboration options, from IM to file sync. That may be true, according to Stephen Leaden, but unified communications is a viable business continuity solution only if you've put some forethought into it.
Research firm Infonetics says the Unified Communications sector is strong and getting stronger.
Wait--SIP Trunking is two decades old?
Instead of letting such a fate befall you, here are several recommendations for putting old toll-free numbers to new use.
UC and IT being awash in product launches and product hype, these dismissal strategies are useful initial filters to help the inundated buyer. However, if dismissal is too entrenched, the buyer will miss opportunities for genuine improvement.
Google announced a $999 Chromebox for Meetings and a new partnership which allows more convenient conferencing. Together these advances aim squarely at making Google+ Hangouts a viable alternative to Microsoft's Lync and Cisco's WebEx collaboration platforms.