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Dell's 'virtual smartphone': Too much, too late

Dell shows off clever ideas for enterprise mobile device management, but system may be too top-heavy and Dell-centric

IDC: Cloud, software options deflate sales of enterprise video systems

Sales for this market were 'dismal' in the first quarter of 2014


Skype speech translator beta to roll out this year

A beta version of the technology will be available for Windows 8 before the end of this year

Cisco retires WebEx Social and partners with Jive

The companies will market a suite that includes WebEx Meetings, Jabber, and Jive enterprise social networking software

Microsoft finally rolls out Skype-Outlook.com integration to all users

Skype for Outlook.com was supposed to be generally available in the summer of 2013

Microsoft pushes ahead with Skype-Lync integration

The company will demonstrate video conference compatibility between the two products at this week's Lync Conference

Microsoft simplifies volume licensing for businesses

Microsoft Products and Services Agreement replaces existing purchasing terms and conditions for three programs

Startup's cloud service beats NSA-style snooping

Perzo's free communications and collaboration system comes with 2,048-bit encryption

Siemens Enterprise changes its name to Unify

The company will ship cloud-based unified communications with Project Ansible next year

Avaya cozies up to developers

Aura Collaboration Environment simplifies putting communication capabilities into business apps

Cisco patches serious vulnerabilities in Unified Communications Manager

The vulnerabilities can be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary commands or disrupt telephony-related services, Cisco says

Software AG angles its messaging platform to speed delivery of big data

Nirvana Messaging, now called Universal Messaging, has been integrated with Software AG's Terracotta in-memory storage to handle large-scale enterprise messaging

How to integrate Skype with Microsoft Lync

If you're using Lync Server, and not Office 365, you could be in for a wait

Citrix pitches cloud-based webcasts with GoToWebcast

The GoToWebcast service supports up to 5,000 attendees

EMC teams with Avaya on communication pods

Is the EMC/VMware partnership with Avaya a snub to Cisco?

SIP trunking: The savings are there but the transition is complex

The switch can have substantial up-front costs, but it can also provide savings of up to 50 percent on telecommunications costs

How to cut through the complexity of Lync 2013

With a little help and openness to telephony approaches, adopting Microsoft's communications server need not be daunting

With Galaxy S 4, Samsung reaches an old industry goal in real time

The smartphone's built-in S-Translator app offers real-time voice translation, a feature that has stymied developers for years

Ray Ozzie seeks encore to Lotus Notes, Microsoft triumphs

His nearly year-old startup Talko (formerly Cocomo) remains shrouded in mystery, but seems likely to be about collaboration, cloud

RIM releases BlackBerry Messenger 7 beta with calls over Wi-Fi

Users can also back up their BlackBerry Messenger profile so it can be automatically moved to a new BlackBerry smartphone

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