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VTC — empowering the new Guard

TANDBERG recently had the honor of attending the 2009 National Guard Bureau Joint Information Technology Conference in Florida, where the focus was increasing communication and collaboration among Guard units and between the National Guard and Air National Guard. As the nation’s primary homeland defense and the first line for bringing assistance, aid and relief to areas of America damaged by natural disasters, the National Guard and Air National…


Can you see me now?

We recently authored a post in response to an article that quoted Continental Airlines CEO Larry Kellner who shot down his company’s first forays into video teleconferencing (VTC)due to quality and because business is done “in the bar, over dinner, at the golf course.” The truth is, that was then, and this is now. The VTC technologies available today have seen significant increases in picture and audio quality. Two major developments, the introd…


Architecting Borderless Networks with a Systems Approach

Cisco’s Borderless Networks initiative comes at a time when network technology is more important than ever before in driving growth and ROI for businesses. Connecting anyone, at any time, anywhere in the world, and improving your ability to effectively deliver critical applications and services, requires a paradigm shift away from a “plumbing” view of the network. The network doesn’t just pump data from one place to anoth…


Cisco WebEx Mail has arrived!

Yes folks, it’s here.  This week Cisco introduced the next evolution of corporate-grade email, Cisco WebEx Mail.  It is a hosted email solution (using technology from the acquisition of PostPath in 2008) which features native Microsoft Outlook interoperability, optimized mobile device support, and browser-independent AJAX web 2.0 access. Hear details on Cisco WebEx Mail from Duncan Greatwood, Senior Director of Cisco WebEx…


Networking Standards: A Vendor Litmus Test for Open Systems

…e basis for a developing standard? ●    Allocate significant staff and systems resources to interoperability testing. Defining and ratifying a standard are just the first steps towards open systems success. Next,  vendors must develop compliant products. Then, these compliant products must be certified to work properly through interoperability tests — tests that prove a standardized solution will deliver on its pro…