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Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 05 December 2012 (0 Comments)

A maker of network planning and design and traffic tools for telecom service providers, Cariden Technologies, was last week said to have been bought privately by Cisco.  Cariden is set to become a part of Cisco’s Service Provider Networking Group under vice president and general manager of Software and Applications Group, Shailesh Shukla; $141 million will also be paid in cash and retention-based incentives [...]


      
Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 05 December 2012 (0 Comments)

Zeacom’s contact center software now works with Microsoft’s Lync platform, a move that’s said to deliver access to more capabilities and to extend those offerings into new contact centers around the world. Zeacom’s contact center software is touted to be a true native contact center application for use on Lync, thus Zeacom claims that it is doing quite well in Microsoft’s Lync space. In [...]


      
Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 05 December 2012 (0 Comments)

In November 2012, Amazon announced it will be offering Windows Server 2012 as an optional addition to its Elastic Compute Cloud Service. Windows on Amazon Web Services General Manager, Tom Rizzo, made the announcement in a post in the team’s official blog.  Earlier in 2012, Rizzo left Microsoft for Amazon. He now has the role of General Manager for the Windows team in AWS. [...]


      
Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 05 December 2012 (0 Comments)

At ShoreTel’s recent Champion Partner Conference, ScanSource was announced as the proud recipient of the “US Distributor of the Year” title presented by ShoreTel, a provider of unified communications (UC) platforms. This award is given to companies who exhibit high-quality channel enablement, value-added services and support, and business development. It was presented to ScanSource officials at the recent conference in Orlando, Florida. Speaking on [...]


      
Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 05 December 2012 (0 Comments)

CLP Central, the culmination of efforts from UCStrategies and The Brookside Group, launches a highly interactive site that brings vendors, solution integrators, and consultants together. CLP Central addresses the longstanding need for a cost-effective venue for startup and smaller UC vendors that recognize the importance of maintaining relationships with consultants. The name and goals are similar to Consultant Liaison Programs (CLPs) that larger organizations [...]


      
Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 05 December 2012 (0 Comments)

Survival In The Cloud Depends On Experimentation I was fascinated to hear Jeff Bezos comment that Amazon’s expected $1.5 billion in revenue via their Amazon Web services business was successful due their focus on experimentation. The experimentation paradigm is the most important strategy for cloud executives to execute successfully, lest they fail to take full advantage of the monumental opportunity the cloud is offering. Our brains are actively [...]


      
Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 05 December 2012 (0 Comments)

Alcatel-Lucent announced an update to its OpenTouch Suite for SMB. The Enterprise division of ALU hopes to lure SMBs to its OpenTouch Suite by promising a path to social networking and mobility. The solution also hopes to catch a ride on the BYOD wave. The OmniPCX Office Rich Communications Edition (RCE) is an appliance class solution which ALU reports is utilized by more than [...]


      
Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 05 December 2012 (0 Comments)

Robin Hood Gone Evil: Loophole Leading To Cloud Pickpocketing Identified Researchers at North Carolina State university and University of Oregon have proposed a jaw-dropping price tag for performing heavy duty cloud computing task – as low as zero dollars. Experiments reveal that cloud-based web browsers can be exploited to hijack the underlying computational power, and that as well, in total anonymity. The result could be as [...]