Monthly Archive: August 2010

Aug 30

Who wants to miss the Cloud? Cisco to buy Skype?

For over a year there has been a clear customer demand for the topic Cloud and SaaS (software as a service).  A big trend these days that companies combine both on-premise solutions with cloud based connectors. Some examples: Cisco acquired Scansafe and combined this with their on-premise acquisition of Ironport Cisco acquires Webex. Solution for …

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Aug 29

The Internet as a Business Transport Medium, a low ROI or risky business?

More and more enterprises today are using the internet. Not only as a destination for browsing or accessing their SaaS / Cloud Services, but also as replacement for private connectivity. Business traffic is then encrypted into IPsec tunnels and transported over the internet between two business locations. Main driver is the perceived cost benefit. The …

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Aug 28

Orange Business boosting cloud capabilities by acquiring Alsy

Yesterday Orange Business Services announced they acquiring Alsy, one of the leading integrators of Microsoft communications solutions in France. Take a look here for the press release. Alsy was one of the larger Microsoft partners in France, adding another 140 Microsoft specialists to the already good capabilities of Orange Business Services. Orange has set a …

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Aug 28

Unified Communications: the most open vendor takes it all

It’s been three weeks now that i have writing blogs on Djeek.com and my most inspiration currently comes from UC related topics.  Currently i see a market quickly evolving, takeovers, quickly enhancing product portfolio’s and partnerships. Enterprises today are really struggling with the UC topic. They have invested in different vendors in the past on …

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Aug 25

Applications for Videoconferencing – Collaboration

Has been a busy day. Via Twitter I picked up this good example of combining Telepresence, together with WebEx (for documentsharing. It is branded as Active Collaboration Rooms (ACR).  Clip explains all the things a good marketingclip is supposed to do: explaining High Level the solution describing the application (functionality) and showing it (advantage of …

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Aug 25

Microsoft & Polycom sign Strategic Partnership

Microsoft & Polycom sign Strategic Partnership on MCS2010 / Wave14 Good news item to share is the Microsoft & Polycom partnership around MCS2010 (wave14) and Polycom’s integration on voice & video hardware on top of Micrsofts platform. It’s is a movie as well, however unable to embed the video. So you find the link here …

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Aug 23

Where Microsoft OCS meets Standards based Video (SIP/H.323)

Microsoft a known player in the UC space for a while, started in the consumer area with MSN messenger, which they turned into a corporate product with LCS 2005 (Live Communications Server), which later involved into Office Communications Server. OCS had a couple of benefits, one of them being voice (well-known) but video is also …

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Aug 22

Security acquisition surprise

Well here is an acquisition that most people did not see coming. McAfee a pure play security vendor that previously acquired companies like Secure Computing, RSA and Network Intelligence is now acquired by a Chipmaker, namely Intel.  See the press release @ Intel to acquire McAfee Intel being dominant in every PC is trying to keep …

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