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Software-Defined Networking and UC

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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies team welcomes Manfred Arndt, distinguished technologist from HP's Advanced Technology Group focused on UC and mobility, to discuss Software-Defined Networking at HP. The conversation is moderated by Dave Michels, who is joined by Blair Pleasant, Dr. Joseph Williams, Phil Edholm, Steve Leaden, and Marty Parker.

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Blue Jeans Raises $50 Million

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Blue Jeans Network announced that it secured an additional $50 million in funding. The round brings its total capital raised to nearly $100 million. Congratulations to Blue Jeans, it’s impressive what they have accomplished. What does this mean? Here’s my interpretation of the news.

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Boulder Flood 2013

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Just a short update on the Boulder Floods.  It’s been a long storm. It rained most of last week, but really started coming down last Wednesday. My wife and I got caught in the downpour coming home. We hit some...

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Extreme Networks Amplifies Its Team

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This week Siemens Enterprise Communications sold its Enterasys networking division to Extreme Networks. It is a fairly strategic deal for Extreme. The company expands its portfolio and R&D, doubles its revenue, expands its channel, and eliminates a competitor. Extreme will pick up 900 employees and some critical technologies in SDN and fabric switching.

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Johnny Cab

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What seemed far fetched just a few years ago is on the fast track toward reality. I’m speaking about Johnny Cab. In the movie Total Recall, Douglas Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger) jumps into a driver-less taxi known as “Johnny Cab.” To make...

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No Such Thing as a Mobile User

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I’m done with mobility. Not the concept, the term. For years now the UC promise has included the “work from anywhere” mantra. We did it. Let’s stop talking about remote user like it matters any more. To a cloud service provider, all users are remote. It doesn’t treat users differently if they are at the office or not, so why do we treat it as if it still matters?

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