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NEC HYDRAstor® HS Series Wins Top 2015 Award

NEC’s High Performance Grid Storage System Takes Gold Award for Second Consecutive Year at Network Products Guide’s IT Best Products Event NEC announced that its HYDRAstor HS Series V4.2 deduplication storage solution won the Gold Award in the Storage Solutions category of Network Products Guide 10th Annual 2015 Hot Companies and Best
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Nectar to Provide Generation-e With Comprehensive Monitoring and Diagnostics for Their Skype for Business Solution Offer

Nectar Services Corp. announced they will be the solution provider for Generation-e’s Premier Skype for Business managed offerings. Generation-e is a recognized leader in the Australian market supporting Unified Communications solutions and is a Microsoft Gold Communications Partner. Generation-e will use Nectar’s Unified Communications Management Platform (UCMP), the industry’s leading voice, video and collaboration
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Verint Acquires Telligent – Adds Communities

Verint announced that it is acquiring Telligent, part of Zimbra, which provides “social applications and social services that enable organizations to create communities of interest for their customers.” Verint will be bringing these capabilities into the company’s customer engagement optimization portfolio. A combined solution would bring together Telligent’s Community Solution with Verint’s
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Vonage Acquires iCore, Grows as Enterprise Player

Vonage is making its move in the Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) market, with several new changes that will expand its portfolio and its standing in the market. The company’s latest acquisition is UCaaS provider iCore Networks, Inc., further boosts Vonage Business’ UCaaS portfolio, sales force, and ability to reach mid-market and enterprise customers.iCore
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Cisco and Apple Announce Business Communications Partnership

Cisco and Apple have announced a new partnership, wherein they’ll create a “fast lane” for iOS business users. The partnership aims to turn the iPhone into a greater business communications and collaboration tool, by providing a more efficient network and performance, and a seamless experience between the user’s iPhone and desk phone.
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Sparkcentral Introduces First Enterprise-Class In-App Messaging Platform

New product raises the bar by empowering enterprises to meet the ever-increasing expectations of today’s social and mobile customer; Elevating the mobile customer service experience by enabling brands to provide personalized and secure messaging from within their mobile apps Sparkcentral, the first channel-agnostic, enterprise customer engagement platform- powering customer-obsessed brands- announced today
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Switch Communications and Sprint Offer New UCaaS System

Switch Communications has partnered up with Sprint, offering a new Switch unified communications service for businesses. This new service is location-neutral, cloud-based, and is designed to maximize the productivity that mobility makes possible. The mobile solution, described as a “soft bundle,” combines Sprint’s expertise in mobility and its deployment and support services with
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Female Geeks Unite!

Only one of the CS analysts is a women (Ann Marcus), and having known her for 25 years, I would venture to say she qualifies as a geek, and would love a conference like She’s Geeky. So I hope she attends.My friend Susan Mernit is one of founders of this event, so
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Collaborating Can Be Good For Your Health

Akin to David’s post this morning about his work with Sophia’s Garden–an online community for families with terminally ill children–we talked this afternoon with Armen Berjikly of The Experience Project, a social network where people are invited to be open about their challenges and truths (illnesses, life conditions, addictions, failures, relationship woes,
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Why do Most Project Management Tools Not Include Collaboration?

Product Management tools were originally meant for professionals. The first tools I learned about in the 70’s and 80’s were mainframe-based with names like Scitor and Primavera. These tools were mostly focused on resources and scheduling for projects, and had the ability to support large, complex and even multiple projects. What was
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