Unified Comms News, Features, and Interviews

  • During coup attempt, Turkish president appears via Facetime on live TV

    In what could be another first for our connected world, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan placed what appeared to be a Facetime call into a national news broadcast early on Saturday while the world tried to figure out if a military coup against him had succeeded.

    16 July 16 08:27 Written by Martyn Williams
  • Nothing is ever completely outsourced

    An outsourced project is out of your hands, right? Well, no, not entirely. In fact, that belief is a common misconception that can lead to trouble.

    15 Aug. 15 01:41 Written by Bart Perkins
  • The 2020 WAN takes shape - SDN, virtualisation, and hybrid WANs

    The gold standard for corporate networks today is MPLS, but carrier pricing issues and MPLS's failure to play well with new, cost-efficient forms of network access are causing problems for the legion of enterprise customers that rely on it.

    15 Aug. 15 00:49 Written by Hank Levine
  • Digium helps mobile apps communicate better with new SDKs

    Digium has launched open source SDKs that aim to make it easier for developers to add voice and video calling, instant messaging, and push notifications to their Android and iOS apps.

    12 Aug. 15 02:11 Written by Mikael Ricknäs
  • Optus offers calling over Wi-Fi

    Optus has launched an app for iPhones and Android handsets that allow voice calls and text messaging over Wi-Fi connections.

    11 Aug. 15 13:45 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • With H-1B visa, diversity doesn't apply

    Apple says workforce diversity "inspires creativity and innovation," but one of Apple's major contractors, Infosys, is far from diverse.

    10 Aug. 15 20:06 Written by Patrick Thibodeau, Sharon Machlis
  • Web Real Time Communication (WebRTC) applications emerge as the tech stabilizes

    Perhaps the single-most significant standards based technological advancement in the field of unified communications over the past year has been the completion of Web Real Time Communication (WebRTC) standard and the appearance of several WebRTC based implementations.

    07 Aug. 15 06:54 Written by By Michael Frendo, EVP of Worldwide Engineering, Polycom
  • FCC requires consumer protections in telephone transition to IP

    Telecom carriers must get permission from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to replace their copper networks with Internet Protocol-based systems if the change will result in discontinued or reduced voice services for customers.

    07 Aug. 15 05:59 Written by Grant Gross
  • OneDrive finally lets you sync shared folders

    Microsoft has finally begun rolling out support for syncing shared folders to a user's computer through its OneDrive cloud storage service.

    04 Aug. 15 07:34 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Despite H-1B lottery, offshore firms dominate visa use

    Offshore outsourcing firms that do most of their work in India remain the largest users of the H-1B visa for computer-related jobs, seemingly unaffected by the odds of the visa lottery, according to new data.

    30 July 15 19:57 Written by Patrick Thibodeau, Sharon Machlis
  • Microsoft, Rubio, Sessions and the H-1B ground war

    Microsoft's argument that the U.S. faces a shortage of people with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills isn't helped by the <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2945047/microsoft-windows/microsoft-said-to-plan-more-staff-layoffs.html">7,800 layoffs it announced last week</a>.

    13 July 15 20:12 Written by Patrick Thibodeau
  • FCC looks to protect customers during voice switch to IP

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission may require the country's telecom carriers to warn residential and business customers about their plans to abandon old, copper telephone networks for IP-based systems.

    11 July 15 03:04 Written by Grant Gross

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