Articles by Carl Weinschenk 

Market Update: Avaya Intros Health Care Collaboration Tools

Organizations in the news this week include eZuce, 4PSA, prairieFyre, Microsoft, IVCi, Vidyo, Mobiso, Lyrix, Telesphere, Intermedia, Cisco and Azaleos.

A New Kind of Mobility

The new mobility is robotics. Expect to see an increasing amount of highly mobile contraptions traipsing around offices and warehouses with a tablet-like device mounted on top. It's a bit strange, but useful in that it takes telepresence out of the conference room and into the real life of the organization.

Market Update: Ericsson and Polycom Are Telepresence Partners

Companies in the news this week include AudioCodes, TDAzlan, LifeSize, ShoreGroup, Cisco Systems, Mitel, Benbria, Whitlock, Interoute, GENBAND, Interoute, Microsoft, RADVISION, Virtual Netcomm, AltiGen, BroadSoft, iPhone, Android and ABI. 

The Case for SIP

The Session Initiation Protocol is a key enabler of VoIP and the advanced services that accompany it. The good news for SIP is that it has several selling points, from cost savings to flexibility. A survey suggests that there still is a fairly high level of uncertainty on SIP, however.

Market Update: Ricoh and Vidyo Partner

Organizations in the news this week also include Broadcore, Mitel, 5i, Polycom, Cisco, BroadSoft, Grandstream, AVST, Microsoft, CommuniGate Systems, Nologin, LifeSize and GENBAND. 

Podcast: The Struggles of Desktop Videoconferencing

Desktop videoconferencing and unified communications seem to be a perfect match. That's why a Forrester survey revealing that almost three-quarters of respondents have no interest in the application is a bit disconcerting. Contributor Carl Weinschenk spoke to Forrester Analyst T.J. Keitt, who did the research.

Market Update: Avaya, IBM Collaborate on Unified Communications

Organizations in the news this week include: Siemens Enterprise Communications, Avistar, Microsoft, InfoVista, Cisco, Patton, AVST, Aastra, InterCall, POSTcti, StarView, BroadSoft and Grandstream Networks.

Not Everybody Loves Desktop Videoconferencing

Proponents accept desktop videoconferencing as a key element of a unified communications platform. They may not have planned, however, for the results of a recent Forrester study that suggests a majority of workers aren't fans of this more informal approach to video in the workplace. The question is whether acceptance will grow as vendors' and service providers' presentations improve.

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