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  • Driverless Cars Approved for UK Roadways as Early as 2015

    TMCnet-News
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Ministers in the United Kingdom outlined plans on Wednesday that would make room for driverless cars on public roads as early as January of 2015. There are several advantages to trusting a computer to run a vehicle instead of a human, including vastly improved traffic management as well as allowing a higher level of leisure for passengers. However, driverless cars could also bring several new dangers and safety concerns to the roadways, which have many asking if these vehicles are truly safe.
  • How VoIP Fax Services Have Made Faxing Relevant Again

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    Jackson Weber
    30 Jun 2014 | 10:37 am
    VoIP technology helps create innovative products and services on a daily basis. This versatile technology has made faxing a relevant communication option again. Although faxing is one of the oldest forms of business communication; this option still offers an important aspect. The largest issue with conventional faxing is the inconvenience it creates for users. Traditional [...]
  • PMC offers new business calls, lines, and broadband services

    Techwatch Tech News
    Brian Turner
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:04 am
    PMC Telecom has announced a new package of calls, lines, and broadband services for business, with tariffs claimed to beat BT prices. It means the company becomes the latest ISP for small businesses, now able to offer both lines and … Continue reading →Originally posted here: PMC offers new business calls, lines, and broadband services at Techwatch Tech News - Digital & Satellite TV, 3DTV, HDTV, IPTV, Computers, Mobiles, Gaming, Internet, and Telecoms NEW! Also see the Techwatch Glossary
  • Apigee, SAP Announce OEM and Reseller Agreement for API Management

    TMCnet-News
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Under a new OEM and reseller agreement just announced, SAP will deliver a comprehensive API management application built on the Apigee Edge digital acceleration platform.
  • Are Skype's Days Numbered?

    VoIP Watch
    Andy Abramson
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:17 am
    Every day I see Yet Another WebRTC based service come to life. Today its "ROOM" which has a very simple beta list signup going on where if you tweet their existence you get immediate access to the beta. Services like Slack, Hall, HipChat, Vobi and many others are offering what I'm calling Skype Takeaway Service (STS) often for free, often even richer in experience and more modern for the times. Skype has in my view become the AOL AIM (AOL's Instant Messenger) of this decade. An awesome service that stalled in development…
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    Techwatch Tech News

  • PMC offers new business calls, lines, and broadband services

    Brian Turner
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:04 am
    PMC Telecom has announced a new package of calls, lines, and broadband services for business, with tariffs claimed to beat BT prices. It means the company becomes the latest ISP for small businesses, now able to offer both lines and … Continue reading →Originally posted here: PMC offers new business calls, lines, and broadband services at Techwatch Tech News - Digital & Satellite TV, 3DTV, HDTV, IPTV, Computers, Mobiles, Gaming, Internet, and Telecoms NEW! Also see the Techwatch Glossary
  • Outsourcing by small businesses increases

    Brian Turner
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    A survey of 2200 small businesses in the UK for Freelancer.co.uk reveals that the rate of outsourcing to the developing world by UK small businesses grew by 35% this year. Most jobs were outsourced to India, Pakistan and the Phillippines, … Continue reading →Originally posted here: Outsourcing by small businesses increases at Techwatch Tech News - Digital & Satellite TV, 3DTV, HDTV, IPTV, Computers, Mobiles, Gaming, Internet, and Telecoms NEW! Also see the Techwatch Glossary
  • Sony Xperia Z2 to launch

    Brian Turner
    27 Feb 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Sony are about to launch the Xperia Z2 – the successor to the highly successful Xperia Z1 – less than a month after releasing the Z1 compact. However, if you’re looking for an innovative upgrade you may be disappointed – … Continue reading →Originally posted here: Sony Xperia Z2 to launch at Techwatch Tech News - Digital & Satellite TV, 3DTV, HDTV, IPTV, Computers, Mobiles, Gaming, Internet, and Telecoms NEW! Also see the Techwatch Glossary
  • Amazon offers 20% off all Kindles

    Brian Turner
    27 Feb 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Amazon have announced 20% off all Kindles – including the Kindle Fire HD and HDX editions. This results in the following current new prices for the different Kindle models: Kindle Fire HD: from £95.20 Kindle Fire HDX: from £159.20 Kindle … Continue reading →Originally posted here: Amazon offers 20% off all Kindles at Techwatch Tech News - Digital & Satellite TV, 3DTV, HDTV, IPTV, Computers, Mobiles, Gaming, Internet, and Telecoms NEW! Also see the Techwatch Glossary
  • Xbox 720 and PS4 to go more free-to-play

    Darren Allan
    10 May 2013 | 2:57 am
    Apparently both Microsoft and Sony are going to focus more on free-to-play games, and in-app purchases, with their next-generation consoles due out at the end of the year. In other words, they are moving further towards the tablet/smartphone/casual model of … Continue reading →Originally posted here: Xbox 720 and PS4 to go more free-to-play at Techwatch Tech News - Digital & Satellite TV, 3DTV, HDTV, IPTV, Computers, Mobiles, Gaming, Internet, and Telecoms NEW! Also see the Techwatch Glossary
 
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    TMCnet-News

  • Apigee, SAP Announce OEM and Reseller Agreement for API Management

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Under a new OEM and reseller agreement just announced, SAP will deliver a comprehensive API management application built on the Apigee Edge digital acceleration platform.
  • Summer Storms Wreak Power Havoc; Are You Ready?

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Regardless of where you live on planet Earth, you're clearly no stranger to the occasional power outage. This universal setback happens for a number of reasons, and chances are, it's going to do more than leave you in the dark - literally.
  • Enterprise Venture Funding Will Surpass $5.4B

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    I think that it is safe to say that when we think of venture companies and the money that they invest, we normally think about smaller startup technology companies as being on the receiving end. Without an influx of venture capital, a lot of these technology companies would never make it past their first year in business and actually produce a product.
  • Driverless Cars Approved for UK Roadways as Early as 2015

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Ministers in the United Kingdom outlined plans on Wednesday that would make room for driverless cars on public roads as early as January of 2015. There are several advantages to trusting a computer to run a vehicle instead of a human, including vastly improved traffic management as well as allowing a higher level of leisure for passengers. However, driverless cars could also bring several new dangers and safety concerns to the roadways, which have many asking if these vehicles are truly safe.
  • Telstra Introduces B2B Video Conferencing

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Australian telecommunications company Telstra announced it is launching a cloud-based video conferencing system specifically for business-to-business (B2B) communications. The company's goal is to make it easier for businesses to integrate video conferencing in the workplace.
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    VoIP Watch

  • Are Skype's Days Numbered?

    Andy Abramson
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:17 am
    Every day I see Yet Another WebRTC based service come to life. Today its "ROOM" which has a very simple beta list signup going on where if you tweet their existence you get immediate access to the beta. Services like Slack, Hall, HipChat, Vobi and many others are offering what I'm calling Skype Takeaway Service (STS) often for free, often even richer in experience and more modern for the times. Skype has in my view become the AOL AIM (AOL's Instant Messenger) of this decade. An awesome service that stalled in development…
 
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  • Skype brings Turnpike Troubadours and their fans together

    Quinn Hubbard
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Even if you’re sitting front and center during a concert, there’s still a barrier between the fans and the band. That’s why we decided to bridge that barrier by helping give fans of Oklahoma’s Turnpike Troubadours an exclusive backstage experience. While bringing some country twang to the Ones to Watch with Skype tour, the Turnpike Troubadours used Skype for Mobile to show some heartland hospitality. In a series of individual Skype video calls, they gave Skype Moment Makers an inside look into life on tour and how playing in big cities compares to the honky-tonks back…
  • Join the mayhem for a chance to win an Xbox One

    Stephanie Larson
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to compete against your best friend in an epic game-off? That’s exactly what internet comedy duo Jake and Amir will be doing during Level 48. The rules – 2 days, 5 games, and Skype on Xbox One as their only contact with the outside world. The kicker – the fans decide what happens next. Tune in on July 30th and 31st to watch Jake and Amir battle through 48 levels of hand-to-controller combat, all while using Skype on Xbox One to keep in touch with the outside world. They’ll use voice commands, HD 1:1 video, group video calls and…
  • Skype is the perfect way to show your city pride

    Quinn Hubbard
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Are you proud of where you live? We bet you are!  So many people love their cities – the landscape, the strong sense of community, the cultural scene, and the little unknown hideaways only locals know about. To reflect this city pride, Skype Photography Ambassador Chaucee Stillman and four Moment Makers are about to embark on the Skype City Sights photocollaboration. We asked Skype users to share their stunning cityscapes with us to nominate their city to be part of the project – we chose four to be featured. Moment Makers from each of the four cities who share Chaucee’s passion…
  • Pledge your passion for a chance to win

    Quinn Hubbard
    10 Jul 2014 | 4:45 pm
    The annual BlogHer conference always brings fresh inspiration to a vast community of food bloggers, family bloggers, travel bloggers, and countless others passionate about online content. This year, as the official communications partner of BlogHer ’14, Skype wants to extend that idea into the real world with what we like to call the Pay With Passion movement. Making your pledge Everyone has a passion for something, whether it’s travel, spending more time with family, or just trying something completely new. We’ve created Pay With Passion to encourage others to pledge their passion,…
  • The Ones To Watch with Skype Tour welcomes MKTO

    Shana Pearlman
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    What would you say to your favorite music artist if you had the chance to talk to them? If you’ve ever wanted to chat with some of the hottest acts in music, the Ones To Watch with Skype tour is giving you the chance to make this dream a reality. With the help of Skype, you can join the latest pop music sensations MKTO on a Skype group video call. So get your questions ready because these platinum-selling pop stars want to talk to you. Want to ask Malcolm and Tony about their tour bus stories? Or find out what to expect from their American Dream tour? This is your once-in-a-lifetime…
 
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    The PhoneBoy Blog

  • PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 591: Happy Birthday Copyright Troll

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Warner/Chappell Music is a copyright troll as they own the rights for a song that really should in the public domain, yet they make millions off the rights. Someone's finally dug up some damning evidence to hopefully overturn this and they're going to court over it. Download the audio file. Visit http://phoneboy.com/ps for more information about PhoneBoy Speaks and to find past episodes.
  • PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 590: The Game of Gamification

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Gamification can be a good thing or a bad thing. Depends on who is employing it. Download the audio file. Visit http://phoneboy.com/ps for more information about PhoneBoy Speaks and to find past episodes.
  • PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 589: Beyond Passwords

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Passwords are generally inconvenient for most people. A Wall Street Journal journalist thinks we can get rid of most of them. Download the audio file. Visit http://phoneboy.com/ps for more information about PhoneBoy Speaks and to find past episodes.
  • PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 588: Almost Legally Unlocked

    27 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Yay, the US Senate finally passed the bill that makes unlocking mobile phones legal in the United States. Even after Obama signs it, will it really change anything? Download the audio file. Visit http://phoneboy.com/ps for more information about PhoneBoy Speaks and to find past episodes.
  • PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 587: Netflix Charging Cable Companies?

    26 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    In the net neutrality/packet inequality debate, cable companies are arguing to the FCC that they should be worried about Netflix charging the cable companies to carry their content, not the other way around. Excuse me? Download the audio file. Visit http://phoneboy.com/ps for more information about PhoneBoy Speaks and to find past episodes.
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    Real Estate Tips

  • Pairing Wheels Made Of Carbon For A Faster Ride

    Robert Peace
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:02 am
    Many experts have stated that bike riding is very beneficial way that you can begin losing weight and decreasing your level of stress in an enjoyable way. If you feel that you don’t have time for the routine of working out at home or for going to the gym, you can simply leave your car at home and bike to the store or to work. If you already bike regularly and are into racing, training repeatedly to keep up with or surpass your current level of biking will be necessary. Whatever level of cycling that you are into, it is important to understand that ensuring that you have a high-quality…
  • Life Insurance Quotes

    Robert Peace
    17 Jun 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Importance Of Insurance Coverage There has been an influx in the variety of insurance coverage firms signing up with the Australian market. This has actually made this sector really vibrant and competitive, all of this working in the favor of end consumers. Business structures and costs keep changing to keep up with the transforming needs and times as well as to cater to a large clients. In the middle of all these modifications, certain essentials still continue to be that make this market clearly Australian. The love for life, good friends, family, cricket and soccer are points that…
  • Rick Otton

    Robert Peace
    5 Jun 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Getting Property Without Financial Difficulties With Rick Otton’s System For Australians today, being able to invest in property as an investment often leads people with a great financial burden. Less and less people have the ability to manage purchasing a home just from their own savings. This is one key difficulty that Rick Otton (a leading specialist in the realty market) looks for to help people conquer. By looking at the debt associated with owning a property, to understand how problematic this is, we need to take a closer look at the situation itself. The Looming Debt Problem That…
  • Blinds Melbourne

    Robert Peace
    3 Jun 2014 | 9:21 pm
    Making The Smart Choice To make your house look cozier while acquiring control both ears over the sunlight’s glow and improving personal privacy in the home, blinds are a good way to place that additional touch of design and make your home look elegant. There are a wide variety of blinds Melbourne that are readily available; they are generally made from upright or horizontal planks connected by cords, which are constructed from steel, plastic, material or timber. Blinds Designs Upright blinds provide excellent light and warmth control, and are well fit for a wide range of home window…
  • New Kitchens

    Robert Peace
    3 Jun 2014 | 8:21 pm
    New Kitchens – Acquiring The Perfect Kitchen Setting up a new kitchens takes a lot of effort, given that this is a room that is so often used and one that needs a well thought out design that clearly brings out your taste. Combining both visual appeal and practicability requires tact. Whether you are remodeling homes or building new residences, a good amount of investment should be put aside for new kitchens. Sydney has qualified kitchen specialists who can assist you to develop a design that will work for your kind of lifestyle without compromising on the elegance of your home. Planning…
 
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    Voxilla

  • VoIP Phone Services with Nexus IT

    Jackson Weber
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:18 pm
    VoIP phone services provide a streamlined way for you to set up a telephone system without investing in unnecessary hardware. Like so many types of technology these days, phone lines have stepped away from the bulky wires and hardware systems of the past to go mobile and online, where things move faster, provide more options, [...]
  • nology Puts Your Business in the Cloud

    Jackson Weber
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:18 am
    Modern companies are fully aware of the importance of investing in communications technology and giving their workers the right tools to increase productivity. In the digital age, an even greater number of work functions are being automated. This removes the burden of manual work from many employees and allows them to focus on other tasks [...]
  • Business VoIP Solutions and How They Impact a Company

    Jackson Weber
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:55 am
    No matter the size of a business, the most important aspect of daily operations is growing relationships with other businesses or customers and communicating. Without the right communication system in place, those business partners might leave you and head to a competitor that is more easily accessible. All of that can be avoided if the [...]
  • How VoIP Fax Services Have Made Faxing Relevant Again

    Jackson Weber
    30 Jun 2014 | 10:37 am
    VoIP technology helps create innovative products and services on a daily basis. This versatile technology has made faxing a relevant communication option again. Although faxing is one of the oldest forms of business communication; this option still offers an important aspect. The largest issue with conventional faxing is the inconvenience it creates for users. Traditional [...]
  • The VoIP Services of Ravon

    Jackson Weber
    11 Jun 2014 | 11:04 am
    The world has seen a tremendous advancement in technology, making communication easier compared to the past. Similarly, today’s data can be stored safely without fear of having it lost or destroyed. These major improvements are attributed to the use of voice over internet protocol (VoIP) services. Most small- and medium-sized businesses of today have embraced [...]
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    Ifbyphone

  • Ifbyphone’s New Summer 2014 Release Provides 360-Degree Call Analytics for Smarter Marketing

    Blair Symes
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Inbound phone calls drive business. They are the leads sales teams want most, and marketing teams and agencies most need to generate. But optimizing your marketing campaigns and website to drive more high-value phone leads requires the right analytics data. You need insight into what marketing sources and web pages are generating inbound calls – and which aren’t – and whether those calls are leading to quality conversations with sales reps. That data should integrate with your other marketing applications so you can use it to make meaningful adjustments to campaigns and web content that…
  • Why Keyword-Level Call Tracking?

    Jane Intrieri
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    Keyword-level call tracking. You’ve heard it, you basically know what it means, but why is it such a big deal? Well, according to a recent Hanapin Marketing report 83% of marketing professionals are optimistic about their paid search campaigns, and 72% plan to spend more on PPC bids than they did in 2013. In fact, marketers are increasing their spend on a number of keyword-relevant initiatives this year including: 73% Google AdWords 55% Bing Ads 52% Display Networks 52% Facebook 26% LinkedIn 24% Twitter In 2014, 85% of PPC marketers are planning to focus their efforts on increasing…
  • 6 Habits of Highly Effective Salespeople

    Olivia Cole
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Most companies have that one sales rep who just can’t lose. Deal after deal gets closed and the rest of the sales force is left scratching their heads, wondering how they can get a hold of some of that star power. To help, here are six habits that highly effective salespeople are known to employ. They Set Objectives for Every Sales Call A star sales rep never goes into a sales call without having some objectives laid out. Knowing exactly what she wants to accomplish enables her to stay focused, ask the right questions, and never lose sight of the end goal. They Listen There’s often this…
  • Feature Friday: Outbound Agent Dialing

    IfbyphoneCST
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    We’re back with another helpful video for Feature Friday! Your call center agents don’t even have to dial a phone number from their phone. Once you’ve configured everything properly, which you can do by following along in this video, you can control outbound settings and train your call center on how to make outbound calls right from their agent panel. Use this video as a manager or call center agent and learn all about outbound dialing! Call Distributor – Outbound Agent Dialing from Ifbyphone Tutorials on Vimeo. Have another idea for a video? Tweet us @IfbyphoneCST! The post…
  • Why Willy Wonka Should Not Be Your Business Model

    Brendan Jackson
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:05 am
    It’s important to get a few of the obvious things out of the way first: 1) Willy Wonka = the 70’s Gene Wilder version of the Roald Dahl book 2) I think we can all agree that the first, and most obvious, reason why some of Willy Wonka’s business models should not be your own involve the extremely questionable relocation of the Oompa Loompas from their island home to a chocolate factory in England where they live in isolation and are paid in cocoa beans. With that out of the way we can talk about the other big thing that Willy Wonka just totally wrong, and that is not talking to…
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    Communications Technology

  • VoIP Hospitality

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Business travelers today expect more from a hotel room than a bed and a flat panel TV. Most business-class guests now depend on their mobile devices to continue to do business on the road, and they expect to stay connected no matter where they travel. To stay competitive, hotels have to provide all ...
  • Three Key Obstacles to Remote Working

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:35 pm
    I began this series by explaining why SMBs need to understand the various forms that remote working can take, as the choices are wider today than in the past. For that reason, I urge readers to be more open-minded to the possibilities of remote working, as proven technologies are available now that ...
  • UC Presence Technology: What Is It, and How Does It Work?

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Presence has been assessed as the foundation of unified communications (UC) by several analysts. Presence with the server and client include telephony, instant messaging, online, and mobile to achieve UC benefits. In fact, presence is the basis of the toolset that allows users to broadcast their ava...
  • 3 Ways UCaaS Can Benefit Your Workplace Culture

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:43 am
    The global market for Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) is in the midst of a boom, and it’s no surprise. In today’s competitive environment, collaboration is the key to driving innovation and distinguishing yourself from the pack. Business leaders spend considerable amounts of ...
  • What You Need to Know About VoIP Call Blocking Part 2: Best Practices for Handling Call-Blocking Issues

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:14 am
    Businesses are surprised to learn that many countries and locations use Voice over IP (VoIP) call blocking to prevent VoIP calls from being made in the country. Because several companies now use VoIP as the backbone of their telecommunications solutions, it often throws a curve into business product...
 
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    Voice on the Web

  • BlackBerry 10: My European Travel Companion(s)

    Jim Courtney
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:51 am
    Over a recent 24 day period I traveled through eight countries, providing an opportunity to determine the level of access and travel support I could get from my BlackBerry 10 devices (a Z30 and a Z10). I also had available an iPad Air and an iPhone 5; however, they quickly became ancillary to my activities. We visited England to attend a long time friend’s memorial service, participated in a two week river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest (Rhine, Main and Danube), and spent three days in each of Prague and Munich. Why two BlackBerry 10 devices? My Z30 is my primary mobile device when in…
  • PamFax: Who Uses Fax Today?

    Jim Courtney
    13 Jun 2014 | 6:46 am
    Over the past several years I have followed the evolution of PamFax from initially a Windows application seven years ago through to today’s fully cross-platform application versions such that your mobile smartphone or tablet can be your sole requirement for sending, receiving and archiving faxes. But the question arises as to why does one still need availability of a fax communications option? PamFax has evolved to serve as a convenient pay-as-you- go offering that has eliminated my fax phone line (cost saving ~$40/month) yet made faxing available on all these platforms. In fact, I also…
  • Voxeet – Bringing New Dimensions to Conference Calls

    Jim Courtney
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:15 am
    In a recent post, Why voice is the next big Internet wave, telephony futurist Martin Geddes discusses “a wave of innovation that fundamentally alters the definition” of voice as “a mature technology that simply connects people in real-time across a distance”. In one of his points he talks about “Beyond the Call”: Sadly, we are still replicating the patterns and limitations of 1876 telephony with the idea of a call today. We either schedule calls with fixed timing, length and attendees or blindly interrupt people. Future voice communication will mirror the more fluid activity…
  • BlackBerry Z30: Setting the Bar for Smartphone Platform Performance

    Jim Courtney
    26 Mar 2014 | 11:29 am
    Over the past three weeks I have been experiencing the recently released BlackBerry Z30 and uncovering what I feel is the best user experience from a platform perspective of any smartphone (or tablet) to date. Yes, there are applications I would like to have but, as will be mentioned further along, that is also improving significantly over time. What do I mean by platform? It’s a combination of the hardware and the underlying operating system, including the browser, the display, the user interaction and, frankly, the device and screen size. As background I should mention that I also have an…
  • Voice On The Web: Coming Alive Again

    Jim Courtney
    26 Feb 2014 | 7:13 am
    It’s over three months since our last post; I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus while trying to follow trends in IP-based communications, smartphones and tablets. Skype has been evolving as a Microsoft offering that supports multiple platforms, especially on mobile devices. Also, under a new CEO, we are only just now getting a handle on where John Chen is taking BlackBerry. On the other hand I have remained active on Twitter and FaceBook, and launched a BBM Channel (C0004ABB2 - now available on BBM for iOS and Android) to get a feeling for how BBM differentiates as a social networking…
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    Business News Holding

  • Speedflow Announces MediaCore Mobile Web-interface

    admin
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:13 am
    Speedflow, a telecom services provider and VoIP software developer with long-term industry experience, announced the release of a new version of its MediaCore Solution, which includes new “exciting and innovative” options adapted to all devices and applications. According to Speedflow, this is just one of many steps the company has taken to “keep up with modern technological trends” and to make MediaCore more user-friendly. Compatible with both smartphones and tablets, these features are available for current clients with the latest MediaСore version. The Mobile Web…
  • Microsoft Ups Storage 5,000% to 1 TB for Each Office 365 User

    Antony Maina
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:48 am
    Microsoft bumped up its cloud storage increasing it from 20 GB to 1 TB for every Office 365 user. It also increased its Microsoft OneDrive from 7 GB to 15 GB. According to Microsoft’s data, out of every four people, three have storage of less than 15 GB on their PC. This storage boost has put Microsoft in the forefront when compared to Google and Dropbox, as far as free allocation goes. The Free Dropbox accounts get a sparing 2GB, even though it may be expanded through signing up friends. While Google may offer 15 GB free cloud storage, it includes Gmail, Drive and Photos. In addition,…
  • Apple and IBM partner to bring a ‘new class’ of business iPhone and iPad apps to enterprise

    admin
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:39 am
    Apple and IBM announced yesterday an exclusive partnership to transform enterprise mobility through a ‘new class’ of business apps – MobileFirst for iOS that will bring IBM’s big data and analytics capabilities to iPhone and iPad. The partnership aims to ‘address key industry mobility challenges’ by creating: a new class of more than 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions including native apps, developed exclusively from the ground up, for iPhone and iPad; unique IBM cloud services optimized for iOS, including device management, security, analytics and…
  • Google Drive for Work Takes on Dropbox with Unlimited Storage for $10 Monthly

    Antony Maina
    14 Jul 2014 | 3:56 am
    For the first time ever, an unlimited storage has been offered by a cloud file storage service at entry level prices. Google has released the much anticipated Google Drive for Work which presents unlimited storage for as little as US$10 monthly. Since a Google Drive for Work account with less than five users is limited to 1TB storage as per user, it means that a business may spend up to $50. The incorporation of Quickoffice into the newly launched Drive grants a user the ability to not only open a Microsoft document, but also make changes to it in its innate format is a major drawcard. These…
  • Samsung Launches 4 Affordable Android 4.4 KitKat Galaxy Smartphones

    Antony Maina
    10 Jul 2014 | 3:41 am
    Samsung has recently launched four new reasonably priced smartphones: the Galaxy Core II, Galaxy Ace 4, Galaxy Star 2, and Galaxy Young 2. Although Samsung has not yet revealed the availability or pricing details of the smartphones, they are already hyped as ‘affordable’. All the newly launched Samsung smartphones run out-of-the-box android 4.4 KitKat. Further, all these smartphones with the exception of the Galaxy Ace 4 are dual SIM devices. According to Samsung Tomorrow, the Galaxy Ace 4 has been launched in LTE and 3G variants which both come with a slightly diverse set of…
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    PackNet Ltd

  • PackNet's VoIP roundup for July

    Patrick Byrnes
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:50 am
    In the July edition of our VoIP roundup, we look at ITSPA’s new security recommendations, how the Tour de France helped boost Yorkshires communications networks, Yealink’s announcement of a new global R&D centre and finally take a look at Silent Circle encrypted VoIP.
  • UK companies set to embrace new flexible working law with VoIP

    Patrick Byrnes
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:19 am
    At the end of June, new legislation was introduced by the UK government allowing all employees the right to request flexible working if they have been working for a company for over 6 months.
  • PackNet's VoIP roundup for June

    Patrick Byrnes
    4 Jul 2014 | 3:53 am
    In the June edition of our VoIP roundup, we look at the results of a recent SIP study, the first smartphone built to maximise security, snom’s announcement of a new CEO, recap WebRTC Conference and Expo IV and finally, the news that Viber reached 100 million concurrent users.
  • PackNet's VoIP roundup for May

    Patrick Byrnes
    13 Jun 2014 | 7:10 am
    In the May edition of our VoIP roundup, we talk about snom’s commitment to interoperability, the world’s largest Asterisk-based service, Skype’s real-time language translator and finally Firefox’s plans to offer built-in VoIP and Video.
  • PackNet's VoIP roundup for April

    Patrick Byrnes
    13 May 2014 | 5:51 am
    In the April edition of our VoIP roundup, we talk about VoIP and Unified Communications (UC) forecasted $88 billion revenue, give an overview of what happened at this years UC Summit and finish with news that all snom phones are safe from the Heartbleed bug.
 
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    GetVoIP: Communications Solutions Guide

  • Is Your Favorite Gadget Getting Bigger or Smaller?

    Charles Samuel
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:38 am
    Over the past few decades, innovative gadgets have made their way into our lives. Some are necessary and others aren’t so essential. But it’s hard to imagine a world without our gadgets letting us know when our next meeting is or whether our road trip is being rerouted after that wrong turn a few blocks earlier. What has changed since the 1990s—when a lot of our gadgets... Read More
  • 10 Things You Can Do With Jive Communications That You Can't With ShoreTel Sky

    Robert Pepper
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    Hosted VoIP providers give many of the same PBX features associated with Fortune 500 companies. As VoIP becomes more and more mainstream, users have come to expect more from their VoIP provider. In turn, most providers step up and give more features at the same low price. Figuring out which provider is best for you can sometimes mean knowing the small differences between providers that have a... Read More
  • CEO Showdown: 6 Types of Toxic CEOs You Never Want To Be [Infographic]

    Reuben Yonatan
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Landing the top job as Chief Executive Officer is a lofty goal for many businesspeople. With power, stratospheric salaries, and international influence on offer, the position of CEO is hugely attractive to many. But successfully captaining a company requires strong qualities of leadership, cooperation, wisdom, and vision. It’s a big ask for a big job, and that particular combination can be... Read More
  • WebEx vs. GoToMeeting: Better Buy For $50/mo

    Charles Samuel
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:59 am
    Web conferencing has gone from being a luxury for businesses to being a necessity. In the traditional business meeting model, getting a team together required scheduling trips to that everybody could eventually meet up in one room. Over the last few years, however—with the advancements in technology and the rise of mobile—things are changing. Two of the major web conferencing... Read More
  • Top 10 Data Centers To Work For In 2014

    Charles Samuel
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:09 am
    As the need grows for enterprises store their massive amounts of data, the demand also grows for the physical and virtual data centers that can house all this data. The growth seen in the data center industry is one that prospective job-seekers should pay close attention to; challenging, fresh opportunities abound if you know where to look. We've taken a look at Glassdoor to check out... Read More
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