The first TV ad for the soon-to-be-launched Verizon 4G LTE mobile data service appeared over the weekend. It featured birds flying, dogs barking, some top notch special effects and the tag line "Rule the Air." Verizon also assured us theirs is "the most advanced 4G network in the world," which raises the interesting question, what exactly is "4G" and should mass market consumers really care? Read the rest of this article on UCStrategies.com.
Last month I wrote a paper defining Unified Communications (UC) in which I deferred on the notion of requiring the integration of the mobile phone ‘silo' into a unified communications system. I did this for several reasons:
To point 3 - this is that paper. I am going to attempt to:
Two years ago it was all about unified communications, last year it was all about collaboration, and this year it's all about video (with some collaboration, and pretty much no UC). Cisco's Collaboration Summit in Phoenix was filled with sessions about its collaboration vision and products, with a heavy emphasis on video. It makes me wonder if next year's conference will be called Cisco Video Summit. The key themes of the conference were pervasive video, desktop virtualization, and customer service combined with social media. Read the rest of this article on UCStrategies.com.
UCStrategies Blog: Speech Technology Roundup for November 2010 - Eyes on Nuance
While many eyes were on unified communications and collaboration this month, and speech technologies are certainly part of that, speech held its own for announcements in November too. Just taking a look at Nuance alone, there were quite a few. This didn't even include the tasty, but so far false rumor that Apple was acquiring Nuance. This came about when Steve Wozniak, Apple's co-founder, misspoke at an event, mentioning that Apple had acquired Nuance. It created quite a stir and a bump in Nuance's stock price. Read the rest of this blog on UCStrategies.com.
By Lisa Pierce
Since Unified Communications applications and technology include mobility, it's important to keep abreast of trends that can impact your current or future use of mobile UC applications. I attended Mobile Enterprise Magazine's Executive Summit earlier this month (see www.mobileenterprisemag.com). During the conference, several important trends were discussed. Each of the trends highlighted in this posting pose significant management challenges. Read the rest of this blog on UCStrategies.com.
If you run a small to midsized business and you're still relying on a traditional phone system, you need to rethink things. VoIP offers most businesses, regardless of the size, huge benefits. For small businesses, it unlocks the opportunity to have an enterprise-level communication system without the traditional expenses. more
If you’re interested in a straightforward way to improve the productivity of your employees, it's time to consider adopting a Unified Communications (UC) strategy. more