Video Conferencing - Infoworld en Yahoo turns on encryption between data centers <p>Yahoo said Wednesday it was encrypting traffic flowing between its data centers, several months after leaked documents revealed the government had been sniffing those links.</p> Networking Security Yahoo Internet Data Loss Prevention Data Security Encryption Internet Privacy Web Services Search Engines Social Networking Video Conferencing Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:19:19 +0000 admin 239756 at Microsoft pushes ahead with Skype-Lync integration <p>Microsoft will demonstrate on Tuesday how Lync and Skype users will be able to communicate via video conferencing, the next stage of the integration between its enterprise unified communications server and its consumer IM and IP telephony network.</p> <p>The new integration will be shown at the Lync Conference, which runs through Thursday in Las Vegas and will be attended by almost 2,000 customers and partners, according to Microsoft.</p> Microsoft Skype Collaboration Software Instant Messaging Unified Communications Video Conferencing Tue, 18 Feb 2014 17:35:32 +0000 admin 236571 at Google Chromebox wants in on enterprise meetings <p>Google is looking to open the door wider to the enterprise, launching a videoconferencing tool designed to make it easier and cheaper to have face-to-face meetings with far-flung coworkers.</p> <p>The new meeting tool also could help push Google further into the enterprise, as well as create new interest in <a href="" target="_blank">Google+ Hangouts</a>.</p> Applications Computer Hardware Networking Google Google Apps Google+ Chrome OS Social Networking Video Conferencing Networking Sat, 08 Feb 2014 00:47:51 +0000 admin 235960 at Vidyo, Google to let Hangout users hang out with other video callers <p>As Google unveiled its first <a href="" target="_blank">videoconferencing hardware</a> on Thursday, it also introduced software with partner Vidyo that can bring together employees in video meeting rooms and users of Google+ Hangouts.</p> Applications Computer Hardware Google Google+ Social Networking Video Conferencing Fri, 07 Feb 2014 12:50:03 +0000 admin 235908 at Yahoo buys concert live-streaming startup Evntlive <p>Yahoo may soon be broadcasting more concerts following its acquisition of live music streaming startup Evntlive.</p> <p>Yahoo has acquired the young company as part of an effort to expand its entertainment offerings, a Yahoo spokeswoman confirmed Friday. It didn't say how much it paid for Evntlive, which launched a beta of its service only this past April.</p> The Industry Standard Yahoo M&A Startups Video Conferencing Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:14:03 +0000 admin 232304 at Twitter gets more visual with photo, video previews <p>Twitter became an Internet phenom as a tool for posting short text messages, but now it also wants to feature multimedia content more prominently.</p> <p><strong></strong></p> Applications Twitter Internet Web Services Social Networking Video Conferencing Mobile Technology Tue, 29 Oct 2013 22:33:43 +0000 admin 229781 at Cisco beefs up enterprise collaboration tools <p>Cisco will boost its enterprise collaboration stack with products designed to simplify the way companies secure communications, interact with external parties and manage their collaboration tools.</p> <p>The new wares, which will be announced on Wednesday at the company's annual Collaboration Summit, signal a renewed push from Cisco in this market, where it battles rivals like Microsoft, IBM, Avaya, Alcatel-Lucent, Siemens and Citrix.</p> Applications Cisco Systems Collaboration Software VoIP Video Conferencing Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:26:15 +0000 admin 229356 at Siemens Enterprise changes its name to Unify <p>Siemens Enterprise Communications has changed its name to Unify and now hopes to take advantage of a growing interest in hosted unified communications.</p> <p>The rebranding comes at time when the way enterprises communicate is changing. Thanks to trends such as bring-your-own-device, employees are no longer tied to a desk and a desk phone for their work.</p> The Industry Standard VoIP Unified Communications Video Conferencing Technology Business Tue, 15 Oct 2013 16:13:05 +0000 admin 228793 at Report: Microsoft helped NSA circumvent its own encryption <p>Microsoft helped the U.S. National Security Agency circumvent the company's own encryption in order to conduct surveillance on email accounts through, according to a new report in the Guardian.</p> Security Microsoft Internet Privacy Video Conferencing Government Thu, 11 Jul 2013 21:12:34 +0000 admin 222545 at Citrix adds audio, video chat to Podio enterprise collaboration suite <p>Citrix has added native video and audio chat to its Podio enterprise social suite to complement the other communication and collaboration features in the product.</p> <p>Podio's video and audio chat feature is launched from the suite's browser-based interface, so users can initiate these types of communication sessions without moving to a separate product, the company said Tuesday.</p> Applications Citrix Systems Collaboration Software Instant Messaging Social Networking Video Conferencing Tue, 09 Jul 2013 11:30:05 +0000 admin 222273 at 25 must-have technologies for small businesses <p>Running a small business isn't easy. I know. I run one. As a freelance writer, I've learned that you need to run your writing career as if you were running a business.</p> <p>Writing takes up about 10 percent of my time in a good week. The rest is spent on invoicing, accounting and sales. I spend more time on client relations, managing contractors, website optimization, social media promotions, product development, security monitoring, and on and on and on than I ever do on writing.</p> Applications Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Business Process Management Cloud Storage Data Mining Anti-virus Collaboration Software CRM Mobile Apps Project Management Software Video Conferencing Tue, 30 Apr 2013 11:50:01 +0000 admin 217465 at Citrix pitches cloud-based webcasts with GoToWebcast <p>Citrix System's GoToWebcast has become generally available in North America and Europe, offering users a cloud-based webcasting tool for up to 5,000 attendees.</p> <p>The subscription-based GoToWebcast allows users to broadcast unlimited audio and video presentations to live and on-demand audiences that can access them using mobile devices such as Apple's iPhones and iPads, or Android-based smartphones and tablets.</p> Cloud Computing Citrix Systems Unified Communications Video Conferencing Fri, 19 Apr 2013 16:26:42 +0000 admin 216859 at Cisco aims software improvements at enterprise video communications <p>Anticipating explosive growth in video communications, Cisco is readying product improvements designed to simplify the management of videoconferencing traffic and to streamline its use for employees.</p> <p>The products, announced Tuesday, include new software for adjusting network resources based on video requirements, and a new cloud-based virtual meeting room service for its video-as-a-service hosting partners.</p> Applications Cloud Computing Cisco Systems Collaboration Software Web Services Video Conferencing Tue, 19 Mar 2013 13:30:10 +0000 admin 214787 at Review: Office 365 turns up the heat <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Google" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Microsoft has clearly worked hard to make Office 365 an easier way to run a full network for small and medium-sized businesses. The new edition is easier to set up, easier to administer, easier to use, and more flexible.</p> Applications Cloud Computing Microsoft Windows Microsoft Office Microsoft Office 365 Collaboration Software Email Software SaaS Office Software Social Networking Applications Video Conferencing Cloud Computing Wed, 27 Feb 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 213554 at ITU group OKs H.265 video standard to cut bandwidth use in half <p>An ITU group has approved a successor to the H.264 video encoding standard, opening the door to future video transmission using only half the bandwidth that's now required.</p> Applications Networking Video Conferencing Mon, 28 Jan 2013 11:30:00 +0000 admin 211611 at Twitter announces Vine for video <p>Twitter has announced a new mobile video sharing service, called Vine, designed to allow users to connect through short video clips in a fashion akin to tweeting.</p> <p>In keeping with the micro-blogging site's 140-character limit, Vine is built around a similar style of abbreviation: Videos that users post can only be six seconds long, and are played back on a continuous loop.</p> Applications Mobile Technology Twitter Web Services Social Networking Video Conferencing Thu, 24 Jan 2013 22:32:36 +0000 admin 211517 at Microsoft's Azure-based video streaming service goes live <p>Microsoft continues to expand its cloud offerings with the general availability of Windows Azure Media Services, which lets enterprises skip building their own infrastructure for streaming on-demand video.</p> <p>The service, released Tuesday, can be used to deliver training videos to employees; stream video content from a website; or build video-on-demand service similar to Hulu or Netflix, Microsoft's Scott Guthrie <a href="" target="_blank">said in a blog post.</a></p> Cloud Computing Microsoft IaaS Video Conferencing Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:32:05 +0000 admin 211362 at WebRTC browser communications standard has several hurdles to clear <p>More automation is on tap for the Web as the <a href="">WebRTC initiative</a> would enable standards-based real-time communications in the browser, benefiting applications like e-commerce, phone and video calls, and peer-to-peer file-sharing. Theoretically, developers would no longer need third-party workarounds for these activities. But WebRTC continues to endure growing pains, with issues to be worked out to make it compatible with different browsers and systems.</p> Applications Internet Collaboration Software Video Conferencing Web Applications Fri, 30 Nov 2012 20:00:49 +0000 Galen Gruman 208182 at Web-based conferencing comes of age <p class="first">As more people telecommute, having a reliable way to connect via desktop video conferencing takes on greater importance. And for employees working in the office, Web-based meetings are a less expensive and less time consuming alternative to business travel.</p> <p>Web-based conferencing services aren't new, but they have been getting better, easier to use and less expensive. The options range from one-on-one desktop screen sharing to group video chats to large-scale presentations such as Webinars or "virtual conferences."</p> Applications Cloud Computing SaaS Video Conferencing IDG Insider Fri, 26 Oct 2012 10:00:00 +0000 uphan 205671 at Polycom preps browser-based cloud videoconferencing <p>Polycom plans to break down one more set of barriers to videoconferencing early next year with a cloud-based software platform that can set up sessions with anyone who uses Facebook, Skype, or certain other online services.</p> Applications Cloud Computing Unified Communications Video Conferencing Cloud Computing Mon, 08 Oct 2012 12:38:50 +0000 admin 204301 at