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May 25, 2012

Cisco Ends Investment in Cius Tablet in Face of BYOD, Cloud
By Jeffrey Burt | eWeek
Cisco's latest effort in this area came at the Enterprise Connect 2012 show in March, when officials announced that it was making the company's Jabber unified communications (UC) platform available on Apple's iPad platform and Windows-based devices. Jabber, which includes everything from instant messaging and presence to video, voice and desktop sharing, already had run on other Apple iOS devices, Android and the BlackBerry platform.


April 19, 2012

snom Makes Waves with IP Phones at Enterprise Connect
By Susan J. Campbell, | TMCNet
Enterprise Connect, formerly known as VoiceCon, gives the tech industry a platform to shout out the latest innovations in wireless, video, unified communications, SIP trunking, cloud, and voice solutions.


April 18, 2012

Stephen Leaden, of Leaden Associates, at Enterprise Connect 2012
By Stephen Leaden | Telecom Reseller
Doug Green, Publisher of Telecom Reseller, speaks with Stephen Leaden, President of Leaden Associates, while at Enterprise Connect 2012 about who they are, what they do, what they see in the marketplace today, and the effect of Microsoft Lync and the cloud on the industry.


April 18, 2012

911 Enable at Enterprise Connect
By Dave Michels | The CIO Collaboration Network
Booth tour of 911 Enable at Enterprise Connect 2012.


April 16, 2012

VOSS automates UC service fulfillment
By Gary Audin | Telecom Reseller
VOSS offers a UC service fulfillment solution that was a finalist for the Best of Enterprise Connect competition. Chris May, the VOSS VP of Business Development , discusses the VOSS value from Day 0 to Day 3 of UC implementation.


April 11, 2012

3 Bring-Your-Own-Device Secrets
By Nathan Golia | Insurance Tech
"Arguing" with employees who want to use their own personal devices in the enterprise "is a losing battle," according to Michael Finneran, a principal at the mobile consulting firm dBrn Associates, who spoke at UBM TechWeb's recent Enterprise Connect conference in Orlando, Fla.


April 9, 2012

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Discusses OpenTouch Conversations and Organizational Changes
By Blair Pleasant | Unified Communications Strategies
At Enterprise Connect 2012 in Orlando, Eric Penisson, General Manager, Enterprise Communications, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, discusses ALU's new OpenTouch Conversation client, and some of the recent changes at ALU.


April 6, 2012

Enterprise Connect offers a look at the future of business telecommunications
SangomaAt the recent Enterprise Connect expo, experts explored new innovations and solutions for business communications needs. From cloud-based VoIP to advances in SIP trunking, many of the topics discussed focused on how a company can improve through adopting new technology and prepare for the future of communications.


April 6, 2012

Avaya Collaborative Cloud Goes Live with AvayaLive Connect
By Elka Popova | Frost & Sullivan
It's been more than a week since I returned from Enterprise Connect in Orlando, but I only now found the time to put together my thoughts on some of the key announcements. As expected, cloud was one of the key topics at this major industry event.


April 5, 2012

How You Can Add Value in a "Post-PBX" World
By Jon Arnold | Unified Communications Strategies
You'd better get with the program now, because if you start hearing about a "post-PBX" world first from them, it might be too late for your business. In our circles, we've been hearing about and anticipating a post-PBX world for some time, and it was a wake-up call theme at Enterprise Connect last week.


April 5, 2012

Enterprise Connect, Going Strong
By Gary Audin | Telecom Reseller
By all appearances, the communications industry is reviving well at Enterprise Connect (EC12) in Orlando. A few years ago there were some pundits that prophesied that Enterprise Connect was going the way of many shows and conferences, declining and eventually would be dead. Not so this year. The number of exhibitors on the floor was up from last year. The exhibit floor was much larger, with about 40% more exhibitors. Next year's exhibit area is expected to be even larger.


April 4, 2012

Jeff Dworkin, of Sangoma Technologies, at Enterprise Connect 2012
By Douglas Green | Telecom Reseller
Doug Green, Publisher of Telecom Reseller, speaks with Jeff Dworkin, Director of Marketing, while at Enterprise Connect 2012 about Sangoma Technologies; migrating legacy TDM-based communications platforms to IP; insight into the integration challenge that many Lync adopters face in the area of dial plan management; the integration of Vega into the Sangoma portfolio; their commitment with respect to the open source development community; and the cloud.


April 4, 2012

Donald Palmer and Jonathan Fuld, of SIP Print, at Enterprise Connect 2012
By Douglas Green | Telecom Reseller
Doug Green, Publisher of Telecom Reseller, speaks with Donald Palmer, CEO/President, and Jonathan Fuld, CTO, while at Enterprise Connect 2012 about SIP Print; who they are, what they do, and who they serve.


April 4, 2012

Planning for the "Post-PC" Era
By Michael F. Finneran | Unified Communications Strategies
One of the Summit sessions at the recent Enterprise Connect dealt with the question, "Has the Post-PBX Era Begun?" The program raised the provocative question, "is the last PBX you bought, the last PBX you'll ever buy?" and talked about the other trends sweeping through the telecommunications industry including virtualization, mobility, software architectures and unified communications.


April 4, 2012

Jason Aubee, of Carousel Industries, at Enterprise Connect 2012
By Jason Aubee | Telecom Reseller
Doug Green, Publisher of Telecom Reseller, speaks with JasonAubee , Principle Strategic Consulting Services, while at Enterprise Connect 2012 about who Carousel Industries is and their changing direction from VAR to a full Systems Integrator.


April 3, 2012

Should You Have Been at Enterprise Connect?
By Daniel L. Newman | Commercial Integrator
Collaboration spreads its wings to the market at another annual event, Enterprise Connect.


April 3, 2012

Amit Kapoor, of Tone Software, at Enterprise Connect 2012
By Douglas Green | Telecom Reseller
Doug Green, Publisher of Telecom Reseller, speaks with Amit Kapoor, Director of Strategic Technology Advancement, while at Enterprise Connect 2012 about their new release of ReliaTel 4.0.


April 3, 2012

Telepresence Options Wraps Up Enterprise Connect 2012
By David S. Maldow, Esq. | Telepresence Options
Enterprise Connect 2012 was a blast. While many vendors may be saving their big announcements for InfoComm in Las Vegas in June, the usual suspects were in attendance this month in Orlando and happy to show off their goods and talk about their future plans.


April 3, 2012

Jennifer Adams, of Plantronics, at Enterprise Connect 2012
By Douglas Green | Telecom Reseller
Doug Green, Publisher of Telecom Reseller, speaks with Jennifer Adams, Product Marketing Manager - Unified Communications, while at Enterprise Connect 2012 about Plantronics; their UC Tookkit that helps planners and mangers take the guess work out of deploying UC; and some of their products including Spokes enterprise software, Savi DECT headsets, and the Calisto speakerphone.


April 2, 2012

Enterprise Connect 2012
By Dave Michels | CIO Collaboration Network
What a week! Last week was the Enterprise Connect conference in Orlando. Tons of things to share on the collaboration front. I took lots of notes, created some videos, and met some great folks.


April 2, 2012

Sheila McGee-Smith, of McGee-Smith Analytics, at Enterprise Connect 2012
By Douglas Green | Telecom Reseller
Doug Green, Publisher of Telecom Reseller, speaks with Sheila McGee-Smith, President and Principle Analyst, while at Enterprise Connect 2012 about who McGee-Smith Analytics is and their recently released report, "Contact Center Applications for Microsoft Lync: A Reseller View of the Market."


April 2, 2012

Sam Williams, of Zeacom, at Enterprise Connect 2012
By Douglas Green | Telecom Reseller
Doug Green, Publisher of Telecom Reseller, speaks with Sam Williams, VP of Marketing, while at Enterprise Connect 2012 about who Zeacom is, their commission of a McGee-Smith Analytics study on Lync, and how Zeacom has evolved their product to support Lync environments as well as Avaya, Cisco, and NEC.


April 2, 2012

Important Results from UC RFPs at Enterprise Connect 2012
By Marty Parker | Unified Communications Strategies
The Enterprise Connect 2012 RFPs proved two very important points for enterprise UC roadmap planning:You CAN install unified communications (UC) without replacing or upgrading your PBX! You can SAVE 37% on average and as much as 78% by not replacing the phones or the contact center and by using the existing PBX as a PSTN gateway.


April 2, 2012

Will telcos and MSOs lose SMEs to upstart hosted service providers?
By Jim O'Neill | Fierce Content Management
Verizon (NYSE: VZ), for example, is one of the largest providers of unified communications solutions in the world. At last week's Enterprise Connect it rolled out a new bridge aimed at growing its videoconferencing business.Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA), with its massive


April 2, 2012

Surprise! RIM's Not Dead Yet
By Larry Seltzer | Byte
After attending the Enterprise Connect conference in Orlando, I had a change of heart about RIM's future. Nearly every organization represented at the show had at least one BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES).RIM representatives, who spoke on several panels, said it has more smartphones under management than any other company.


April 2, 2012

Cisco upgrades push Jabber to center stage
By Jim O'Neill | Fierce Content Management
The company announced a number of product improvements at last week's Enterprise Connect, focusing on TelePresence and Jabber, designed to make collaboration easier.


March 30, 2012

Enterprise Connect 2012: Level 3 to support SIP interconnection; SMS needs to be just another data type on IP PBX
By Doug Mohney | HD Voice News
Discussion also took place around the proliferation of SMS text messaging within the consumer world. The spokesperson pointed out that many IP PBXes did not have built in support for text messaging as just another SIP-style data type, so people could send and receive SMS messages within the corporate environment in cases where people didn't need/want to call, but simply needed to pass on a quick piece of information.


March 30, 2012

Enterprise, Enterprise Connect, RFID and happy/creepyness
By Doug Mohney | Doug On Tech
Just returned back from Enterprise Connect down in Orlando and encountered two different applications of RFID tech - one happy, one bordering a little on creepy.


March 30, 2012

Enterprise Connect 2012 Revisited
By Rob Arnold | Frost & Sullivan
Now that Enterprise Connect has come and gone, I'm comparing notes with other attendees and fielding inquiries from colleagues and clients alike about my thoughts on the UC market's biggest showcase event.


March 29, 2012

20 Notable UC And Video Products To Keep An Eye On
By Chad Berndtson | CRN
Enterprise Connect, formerly known as VoiceCon, is the annual spring showcase for all things relating to unified communications and networking, and this year's show had enough product debuts and services launches to get partner tongues wagging.


March 29, 2012

A Resurgence in Information Technology
By Morgan Keegan | Barron's
Attendance at the Enterprise Connect conference was very high, with standing room only for the keynotes and many of the breakout sessions.This is in stark contrast to recent years, and likely speaks to the improved information-technology budget environment (most participants are IT professionals), as well as the increasing priority of unified communications (UC) within IT budgets.


March 29, 2012

Will Social Show Its Face In Unified Communications?
By David F. Carr | The BrainYard
At Enterprise Connect, the buzz about social media is oddly muffled. Then again, has anyone really proven social and unified communications belong together?As someone who writes a lot about enterprise social software, I kept waiting to hear more about how it fits with unified communications while attending UBM's Enterprise Connect show in Orlando.


March 29, 2012

BYOD Policy Or Buy Everyone An iPhone?
By David F. Carr | The BrainYard
Enterprise Connect participants debate the best way to respond to the unstoppable trend toward consumerization of mobile devices.


March 29, 2012

Avaya Cloud Brings UC And Video Collaboration For All
By Jeffrey Burt | TechWeek
The Avaya Collaborative Cloud framework was a central part of the keynote speech at the Enterprise Connect 2012 show in Orlando, Florida, given by Brett Shockley, senior vice president and general manager of applications and emerging technologies at the networking company.


March 29, 2012

Virtualization, Unified Communications Meet, At Last
By David F. Carr | The BrainYard
"Until now, UC has sat outside of the world of virtualization," said Irwin Lazar, a VP at Nemertes Research, in his introduction to a panel discussion at UBM's Enterprise Connect conference. The trend throughout the IT industry is to consolidate applications that used to run on individual servers so that multiple apps run on a single server, with isolation between the applications provided by virtual partitions between operating system instances.


March 29, 2012

Ramblings From Enterprise Connect #EC12
By Henry Dewing | Forrester
Cloud, technology populism, video, and integrated solutions were in evidence throughout the show. Here is what I learned or conformed at Enterprise Connect 2012:


March 29, 2012

IT execs must deal soon with worker use of social tools
By Sharon Gaudin | Computerworld
The best advice from IT execs and industry analysts at the Enterprise Connect conference here this week: Keep up with social networks and how they can be used in the business.


March 28, 2012

Avaya Brings UC, Video Collaboration to the Cloud
By Jeffrey Burt | eWeek
The Avaya Collaborative Cloud framework was a central part of the keynote speech at the Enterprise Connect 2012 show in Orlando, Fla., given March 27 by Brett Shockley, senior vice president and general manager of applications and emerging technologies at the networking company.


March 28, 2012

UC interoperability still a bad joke: Gartner
By Simon Sharwood | The Register
Agress made his assessment in a blog post penned after attending the Enterprise Connect event (formerly VoiceCon) in the USA. A session at the event titled "Are we in a post-PBX era" raised Agress' ire, as vendors on the panel " ... all settled on a relatively common statement - the most critical part of interoperability that enterprises will be leveraging in the near future is their value-added reseller.


March 28, 2012

Network News: Avaya and Level 3, Brocade
By John Rath | Data Center Knowledge
Avaya partners with Level 3 for AvayaLive Connect. At the Enterprise Connect 2012 conference Avaya announced its plan to establish a strategic relationship with Level 3 Communications in support of the AvayaLive Connect solution in the U.S.


March 28, 2012

Enterprise Connect: Comcast offers hosted managed voice portfolio
By Larry Hettick | Network World
With more than half a dozen announcements timed to coincide with the Enterprise Connect conference now underway in Orlando, we'll start our news coverage with an announcement from Comcast Business Services. Comcast has unveiled an expanded voice portfolio with its "Business VoiceEdge" a new cloud-based voice and unified communications solution.


March 28, 2012

Resellers to grow fat off UC interoperability delta
By Doug Woodburn | CRN
Ken Agress, a research director at the analyst, argued that VARs will remain responsible for tying the various systems together because "interoperability will continue to be hard and enterprises shouldn't expect the vendors to address this directly".According to Agress, this was the message emanating from the big UC vendors in a panel session - focused on the question, "Are we in a post-PBX era?" - at this week's Enterprise Connect show in Orlando, Florida.


March 28, 2012

Thrupoint Aims for Greater UC Interoperability
By Jeffrey Burt | eWeek
Thrupoint at the Enterprise Connect event introduced the latest additions to its Thrupoint Fusion framework, designed to enable enterprises to leverage multiple UC platforms.Thrupoint officials are looking to fix what they say is a broken model for unified communications, where there is little interoperability as the major players push to build up their platforms without giving enough thought to how they work with those from other vendors.


March 28, 2012

Esnatech Makes Office-LinX Cloud Connect Edition Available
By Robbie Pleasant | Unified Communications Strategies
Esna Technologies has announced the general availability of its Office-LinX Cloud Connect edition software. This follows its beta release in 2011, and was announced at the 2012 Enterprise Connect conference.


March 28, 2012

The Connected Enterprise: Poised For Takeoff?
By Eric Lundquist | The BrainYard
I just spent a couple of days at Enterprise Connect (the event formerly known as VoiceCon), and I've been impressed with the enthusiasm vendors and their customers are exhibiting for creating a new "connected enterprise" model. But all the VoIP, unified communications, collaboration software, and other pieces aren't tied together yet. Fred Knight, the event's general manager, noted that despite the enthusiasm around IP PBXs starting in 1997, only about 35% of enterprises have actually completed such a rollout, and 60% are still in the evaluation phase of unified communications.


March 28, 2012

AstraZeneca Pilots Microsoft Lync For Better Collaboration
By David Carr | The BrainYard
R&D, supply chain operations, and the communications budget gain from Microsoft's unified communications suite, says pharmaceutical CTO at Enterprise Connect.


March 28, 2012

HP, Polycom combine with MS Lync
By Admire Moyo | IT Web
The vendors unveiled two new solutions this week, at the Enterprise Connect show, in Orlando, Florida. The goal is to offer businesses best-of-breed video UC and collaboration solutions that are based on open standards and are interoperable, reducing the cost and time needed to launch and run enterprise-level UC deployments, according Polycom and HP officials.


March 27, 2012

Avaya Gives Peek At Future Of Collaboration
By David F. Carr | The BrainYard
As part of a keynote speech at UBM's Enterprise Connect conference, Avaya's Brett Shockley argued that the presence part of unified communications--the status indicator lights next to a name or avatar that indicate whether we're online or on the phone--is falling down on the job of making our work lives more efficient. "Presence is mostly about making it easier for people to interrupt you," said Shockley, Avaya's senior VP and general manager for applications and emerging technologies.


March 27, 2012

Cisco and Avaya: Dueling Keynotes at Enterprise Connect
By Eric Krapf | NoJitter
The waning years of the IP telephony era saw Cisco and Avaya slugging it out for market share leadership, and if this morning's Enterprise Connect keynotes were any indication, they're on a path to continuing their rivalry in a next-gen environment where the emphasis is on ease of collaboration for the end user, and a heavy emphasis on the cloud as a delivery vehicle by which the enterprise can implement communications services for its end users.


March 27, 2012

The Sorry State of UC Interoperability
By Ken Agress | Gartner
Yesterday morning, Enterprise Connect kicked off and I'm lucky enough to have made the trip. While my schedule at these events often makes it difficult for me to attend many sessions, I do try to squeeze them in whenever I can on the odd chance that I'll hear something unexpected or unusual. Although these sessions can rarely go to the depth or detail I can get interacting directly with vendors, every once in a while it happens. And yesterday was one of those days.


March 27, 2012

Acme Packet Rolls Out Microsoft Lync Middleware
By Zeus Kerravala | Network World
Enterprise Connect 2012 kicked off in Orlando on Monday the 26th. One of the first press releases I saw cross the wire was Acme Packet's announcement of its session management solution for Microsoft Lync. The solution from Acme enables full interoperability between Lync and legacy IP PBXs through session management. The solution allows organizations that deploy Lync to simplify the management tasks associated with running a multi-vendor solution.


March 27, 2012

HP-Polycom Partnership May Boost Lync Adoption
By Robert Mullins | Network Computing
At the Enterprise Connect technology conference this week in Orlando, Fla., the companies jointly announced the "Rich Media Communications Solution," which takes Polycom RealPresence solutions for videoconferencing, and deploys them in an enterprise on HP networking equipment and with HP technical services.


March 27, 2012

Cisco Expands Jabber, TelePresence Reach
By Jeffrey Burt | eWeek
At the Enterprise Connect 2012 show March 27 in Orlando, Fla., Cisco officials unveiled the latest addition to its TelePresence video collaboration lineup and announced that it is bringing its Jabber UC platform to Apple's popular iPad and to Windows-based devices.


March 27, 2012

Cisco Reveals Visual Collaboration Solutions
By Robbie Pleasant | Unified Communications Strategies
Cisco, at Enterprise Connect, has introduced new innovations designed for easier collaboration at anytime, anywhere. Included in these new solutions are new Cisco Jabber collaboration applications and Cisco TelePresence systems, providing customers with new mobility options.


March 27, 2012

Enterprise Connect: Mobile Unified Communications Still Hard
By David Carr | The BrainYard
"It is happening today--it's just happening in the consumer market, not the enterprise," said Randy Roberts, a VP from Siemens Enterprise Communications. "We have to learn from that, leverage that." Roberts spoke as part of a panel discussion on the future of enterprise mobility at UBM TechWeb's Enterprise Connect conference in Orlando.


March 27, 2012

Cisco Reveals Visual Collaboration Solutions
By Robbie Pleasant | Unified Communications Strategies
Cisco, at Enterprise Connect, has introduced new innovations designed for easier collaboration at anytime, anywhere. Included in these new solutions are new Cisco Jabber collaboration applications and Cisco TelePresence systems, providing customers with new mobility options.


March 27, 2012

Cisco's collaboration jab
By Jim Duffy | Network World
Cisco's launch this week of video immersed collaboration tools is an attempt to pre-empt the impending integration of Skype with Microsoft Lync. That seems to be the overriding tone of the coverage of the Cisco announcements, which came at this week's Enterprise Connect conference in Orlando.


March 27, 2012

Verizon's Farooq Muzaffar keynotes Enterprise Connect; GENBAND debuts SBC and SIP Trunking solutions Read more: Verizon's Farooq Muzaffar keynotes Enterprise Connect; GENBAND debuts SBC and SIP Trunking solutions - FierceTelecom http://www.fiercetelecom.com/story/verizons-farooq-muzaffar-keynotes-enterprise-connect-genband-debuts-sbc-and/2012-03
By Sean Buckley | Fierce Telecom
Farooq Muzaffar, vice president of product development and network integration for Verizon Enterprise Solutions, will give a keynote address today at 1:30pm EDT during this week's Enterprise Connect 2012 in Orlando.


March 27, 2012

Cisco Goes Deep and Wide with Unified Communications
By Michael Vizard | IT Business Edge
At the Enterprise Connect conference today, Cisco unveiled new Jabber client software for the Apple iPad, which makes the Cisco high-definition Telepresence platform available to Apple iPad users over low-bandwidth networks.


March 27, 2012

Cisco streamlines Telepresence for a post-PC world
By Paolo Del Nibletto | IT World
At the Enterprise Connect trade show in Orlando, Fla., Cisco released a new desktop, mobile Jabber applications and a more consumer-focused TelePresence offering.


March 27, 2012

Cisco Unified Communications Play Includes iPad
By David Carr | The BrainYard
At Enterprise Connect conference, Cisco announces Jabber will be coming to iPad and Windows. Also unveils new high-end telepresence design.


March 27, 2012

Aastra Launches BluStar Client
By Robbie Pleasant | UC Strategies
At Enterprise Connect, Aastra has announced the launch of Aastra BluStar, a unified communications client made for improved collaboration and customer service across a variety of devices.


March 26, 2012

A Post-PBX Post?
By Eric Krapf | NoJitter
Enterprise Connect Orlando 2012 kicked off this morning, with attendance and exhibitor space up from last year, and with a focus among the audience that seems to be shifting ever so gradually. The past couple of years, SIP trunking dominated as the best-attended session of the first morning; this year the level of interest basically held from past years for SIP trunking, but sessions on mobility, video, and collaboration were just as crowded. Saving costs and upgrading WAN connections is still valuable, but new opportunities and challenges are emerging fast.


March 26, 2012

Social Networking in the Contact Center
By Sheila McGee-Smith | NoJitter
If you are here at Enterprise Connect, there are two more contact center sessions. Tuesday morning at 8 am I'll moderate a session on Contact Center and the Cloud with speakers from Broadsoft, Echopass, inContact and Interactive Intelligence. On Wednesday, executives from each of the contact center market leaders (Aspect, Avaya, Cisco, Genesys, and Interactive Intelligence) will join me for a session entirely driven by questions from the audience.


March 26, 2012

Day 1 of Enterprise Connect: Cloud Confusion
By Zeus Kerravala | NoJitter
My first day here at Enterprise Connect was highlighted by moderating a panel called "Choreographing the Cloud," which was intended to help the audience find the right mix of on premises and cloud based communications. The session had strong panelists with representatives from Alcatel-Lucent, IBM, Verizon Business, plus consultant Gary Audin of Delphi Inc., and it was one of the livelier panels I've moderated in a while.


March 26, 2012

Fixing a Broken Unified Communications Model
By Michael Vizard | IT Business Edge
For example, at the Enterprise Connect conference today, Thrupoint announced Thrupoint Fusion UC, a video and multimedia application for tablets such as the Apple iPad.


March 26, 2012

Vidyo Targets Channel Expansion With Virtualization, White Label Program
By Chad Berndston | CRN
"We're not in the box-moving business," Shapiro told CRN. "This is communications systems integration. And when you look at the VMware channel, all of those partners are now potential Vidyo channel partners, too, specializing in virtualization."The Virtual Edition will be demonstrated at this week's Enterprise Connect conference in Orlando and be generally available later this year, Vidyo said.


March 26, 2012

Sprint moves into the cloud-based unified communications service arena
By Sean Buckley | Fierce Telecom
Sprint is taking advantage of this week's Enterprise Connect event to debut its serve up a new hosted unified communications offering that it says will make it easier for business customers to deploy UC over an all-IP network.


March 26, 2012

HP, Polycom, Microsoft Integrated Video Solutions Challenge Cisco
By Jeffrey Burt | eWeek
The vendors announced two new solutions March 26 at the Enterprise Connect show in Orlando, Fla. The goal is to offer businesses best-of-breed video UC and collaboration solutions that are based on open standards and interoperable, reducing the cost and time needed to launch and run enterprise-level UC deployments, according to officials with Polycom and HP.


March 26, 2012

Can the promise of unified communications live up to the hype?
By Sean Buckley | Fierce Telecom
As the Enterprise Connect show gets off the ground in Orlando, Fla. this week, FierceEnterpriseCommunications editor Jim O'Neill addresses the emerging connection between videoconferencing and unified communications (UC).


March 26, 2012

Is the answer to full UC deployment in the cloud?
By Jim O'Neill | Fierce Enterprise Communications
If you're attending this week's Enterprise Connect in Orlando, you can be sure you'll be bombarded with what's quickly becoming this year's hottest tech trend dynamic duo: videoconferencing and unified communications.


March 26, 2012

Removing the Obstacles to Unified Communications
By Michael Vizard | Channel Insider
Hewlett-Packard wants to change the pace of adoption of unified communications with a new set of offerings launched today at the Enterprise Connect conference that combine the company's networking technology with software from Microsoft and Polycom to create a modular approach to building turnkey unified communications systems in the form of HP AppSystem for Microsoft Lync and HP Polycom Rich Media Communications (RMC) solution.


March 26, 2012

Emergency Calling with Microsoft Lync
Telecom ResellerWe're featuring the new ELIN gateway and other solutions at booth #1136 during Enterprise Connect, March 26-28th in Orlando Florida.


March 26, 2012

Logitech Enters Corporate Market With Video, Audio Device
By Jeffrey Burt | eWeek
At the Enterprise Connect show in Orlando, Fla., March 26, Logitech officials will unveil the Logitech-branded BCC950 ConferenceCam, a combination high-definition video and audio device designed to enable small groups of people to collaborate in such settings as meeting rooms and closed offices.


March 26, 2012

Vidyo Intros Virtualized HD Video Conferencing System
By Kanoe Namahoe | The Journal
Vidyo will be demonstrating its new virtualized HD video conferencing solution, VidyoRouter Virtual Edition (VE), this week at Enterprise Connect in Orlando, FL.


March 25, 2012

Enterprise (check!) Connect (check!) Orlando 2012 (check, check!)
By Marty Parker | NoJitter
The new Enterprise Connect name (announced in 2010) is right on target. Thousands of enterprise representatives have signed up for a four-day update on how their users can best Connect--with each other and with their customers and supply chain partners. So, two checks on the new name!


March 22, 2012

Vidyo demos HD videoconferencing on Apple's new iPad
By Jim O'Neill | Fierce Enterprise Communications
Vidyo will be demonstrating the app running on the new iPad at Enterprise Connect in Orlando, Booth #631, from March 26 to March 28.


March 21, 2012

SIP, Alligators and iPads at Enterprise Connect
By Stacy Taylor | The Pulse
What do SIP trunks and alligators have in common? You can enjoy both at the Enterprise Connect Conference next week in Orlando, March 26-29.


March 21, 2012

Voice4net to Showcase Contact Center HD Solution at Enterprise Connect March 26th Through 29th
Telecom ResellerVoice4net, a leading provider of customer interaction and voice communications solutions for businesses, announced it will exhibit its robust customer care solutions at the Enterprise Connect Conference.


March 19, 2012

911 ETC Heading to Enterprise Connect to Spread the Word on Avaya DevConnect Program
By Tammy Wolf | TMCNet
Next week, hundreds of forward-thinking companies in the communications industry will head to Orlando, Fla., to take part in Enterprise Connect, an annual event focusing on the ways trends like unified communications, mobility, SIP trunking, the cloud and collaboration are changing business


March 12, 2012

Ramping Up for Mobility at Enterprise Connect
By Michael Finneran | No Jitter
Enterprise Connect 2012 kicks off on March 26, just a week from next Monday, and the mobility track is shaping up to be one of the best we've had


February 28, 2012

At Enterprise Connect: 3 Different Takes on UC RFPs
By Eric Krapf | No Jitter
We're just about a month out from Enterprise Connect (which you can still get in on some discounts for if you register before the end of February), and one of the changes this year is that we're trying to coordinate our various mock RFP sessions.


February 28, 2012

Clouds Forming Over Orlando #EC12
By Dave Michels | Cloud Ave
Enterprise Connect (#EC12) is coming-up at the end of March in Orlando. Lots of Pre-EC activities are already filling my days. This year's event looks to be shaping up nicely.


February 27, 2012

UCStrategies UC Experts at Enterprise Connect Orlando 2012
By Marty Parker | UC Strategies
We hope you are coming to Enterprise Connect Orlando 2012, March 26 - 29, 2012. It's not too late, if you haven't yet booked the trip.


February 27, 2012

Integrated Research Selected as Finalist for Best of Enterprise Connect 2012 Award
TelecomResellerToday Integrated Research announced its selection as one of six companies chosen as a finalist for Enterprise Connect Orlando's Best of Enterprise Connect Award.


February 20, 2012

Contact Centers - Break the Chains
By Kristen Jacobsen | Telecom Reseller
This year at Enterprise Connect, Calabrio is offering a hands-on mobile experience that features a variety of mobile devices and applications designed specifically for the contact center agent, supervisor and manager roles.


February 17, 2012

UC Interoperability Revisited
By David Yedwab | UC Strategies
At the up-coming Enterprise Connect, I will be co-leading, with Russell Bennett, a session to explore the current state of UC Interoperability. It has become an annual session with this up-coming version at least the third or fourth reflection.


January 31, 2012

Will UC be Subsumed by Social? Heck No!
By Blair Pleasant | No Jitter
I was recently speaking with a Siemens Enterprise Communications customer who is in the beginning stages of integrating their Siemens UC with Google Apps, including Google , so their workers can have a unified communications, collaboration, and social experience. This is the tip of the iceberg, and we'll start seeing more and more enterprises deploying integrated UC/collaboration/social solutions. You can hear about more of these examples at my Enterprise Connect session, Case Studies: Creating the Social Enterprise (Monday, March 26 2:00 PM-3:00 PM).


January 1, 2012

Enterprise Connect 2012
By Joylyn Tanner | PowerSource Online
The leading conference and exposition on enterprise communications and collaboration will descend on Orlando in March. UBM TechWeb's upcoming Enterprise Connect, formerly known as VoiceCon, will take place March 26th-29th at the Gaylord Palms, focusing on all the hot topics like wireless, video, Unified Communications, voice, SIP Trunking, and the Cloud.