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Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 11 January 2013 (0 Comments)

I keep getting excited and disappointed about the potential of UCaaS, but the perfect storm is forming. The cloud will do well in 2013, the question is who is going to be selling it? It should be UC VARs and SIs. History of Misfires I was really excited early in the cloud game, but it was too early. In the early 2000s Level(3) introduced [...]


      
Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 11 January 2013 (0 Comments)

Near field communication (NFC) is normally associated with smartphones, electronic ticketing systems, and mobile wallets. But in this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, numerous vendors unveiled new applications for the technology. Sony, for one, touts how it draws on NFC technology to “pair” complementary devices. Sony has a suite of NFC-enabled devices equipped with the company’s One-touch function, including a sound [...]


      
Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 11 January 2013 (0 Comments)

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, HealthSpot unveils its blue-and-white walk-in doctor’s office. Through high-definition video conferencing, consultation with a remotely based medical professional is made possible. The doctor can remotely administer tests, examine symptoms, and perform other basic diagnostic and treatment-related tasks. Fees to use it range from $60 to $70. John Patrick Pullen of Entrepreneur says that the HealthSpot [...]


      
Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 11 January 2013 (0 Comments)

Computer giant Lenovo just revealed a collection of the latest touch-friendly devices including Ultrabooks and tablets at the 2013 CES in Las Vegas. One of the highlights was the ThinkPad Helix tablet. The 11.6-inch touchscreen tablet has a 400-nit screen with up to a Core i7 processor and a 10-hour battery life. What’s more, the notebook has a “rip and flip” 1920 x 1080 [...]


      
Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 11 January 2013 (0 Comments)

2013 got off to a bad start for leader in networking, Cisco, when Ang Cui, a Computer Science PhD candidate from Columbia University, and Computer Science Professor Salvatore Stolfo, discovered troubling vulnerabilities in the company’s VoIP phones. Cisco’s VoIP devices are used worldwide by many enterprises including major corporations, banks and governments. Cui and Stolfo found that malicious code can easily be inserted into [...]


      
Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 11 January 2013 (0 Comments)

The acquisition of Retail Anywhere by NetSuite has been finalized for an undisclosed financial sum. NetSuite is a cloud software vendor and Retail Anywhere is a developer of retail management and point-of-sale applications; it is expected that NetSuite will be able to broaden its SuiteCommerce line as a result of this deal, and this will move the company into the retail spotlight. According to [...]


      
Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 11 January 2013 (0 Comments)

Although smartphones and tablets are used in the workplace, IT professionals have, in a survey of 3,300 IT professionals from 22 countries, expressed concern over the lack of restrictions in place to prevent sensitive corporate data from escaping. The management of security policies and placing controls on device activity by mobile device management is also noted, in the survey, to have increased in interest. [...]


      
Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 11 January 2013 (0 Comments)

Leading Research Firm, Current Analysis, Releases Results of its Enterprise Cloud Adoption Study STERLING, Va., Jan. 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Current Analysis, the market leader in continuous, tactical competitive intelligence for the telecommunications and information technology markets, announced today the release of its Enterprise Cloud Adoption study. Based on its recent primary research of 550 companies in the U.S. and Europe, Current Analysis [...]