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Cisco is Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications

Earlier this year Cisco took the #1 spot in enterprise voice and the #1 spot in enterprise telephony. I guess good news also comes in threes because, the recently published Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications* positioned Cisco in the Leaders quadrant. According to Gartner, “The Leaders quadrant contains vendors selling comprehensive and integrated UC solutions that directly or, with well-defined partnerships, address the full…

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87% of Consumers Want Networked Devices

Read a very interesting article by Carol Wilson posted on Telephony Online regarding consumer interest in networked devices. According to a study commissioned by Accenture that surveyed 600 global consumers described as “heavy users of digital devices and services” 87% believed that most digital devices, whether portable, in the home or in the car would be networked. Biggest concern…managing the interoperability of devices an…

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802.11n Testing Results Playback

If you were not able to attend the July 29 Mobility TV live webcast on 802.11n performance testing results, the video-on-demand is now available for playback at http://tools.cisco.com/cmn/jsp/index.jsp?id=78662. Think TiVo meets Cisco Mobility TV. For your convenience, you can jump to defined segments of the broadcast rather than watch the entire video. Below is a list the topics you can segment-surf to.*Introduction -a welcome from Cisco’…

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FCoE Train Keeps on Rolling

Another milestone for FCoE was reached this week with interoperability testing sponsored by QLogic in the FCoE Test Drive.Here are some of the more interesting quotes from the event:”In our opinion, FCoE is ready to be tested by those customers that want to run their storage traffic over a single, 10Gb converged fabric,” said Dennis Martin, founder and president of computer industry analyst firm Demartek, a third party auditor of the…

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“One small step for an avatar, one giant leap for virtual worlds”

These were the closing words in a video Linden Labs and IBM created to demonstrate how an avatar can teleport between virtual worlds. If you haven’t heard, the creators of Second Life and IBM announced yesterday a major interoperability milestone. They have inched our avatars closer to mobility between different virtual world platforms. I’m not a tech wiz by all means, but even I was like, “That is just way too cool!” Yes…

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