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On Vidyo IO

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WebRTC is a technology stack, not a solution. Vidyo.io offers a simple way to embed video, as a solution (and as a service), into anything. Embedding video into an application or workflow has not been easy. Video expertise, the associated...

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Update on Polycom

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I recently attended Polycom analyst event in New York. The event took place just after the completion of its acquisition by Siris Capital. Mary McDowell was present and available to introduce herself as the new CEO. Session presentations included portfolio review, road...

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Discussing Spark with Zeus

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Cisco made several announcements today at its annual Collaboration Summit in San Francisco. Zeus Kerravala and I discuss them in this video. These announcements are in alignment with Cisco’s stated vision to “Deliver a single collaboration experience that spans all modes...

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Dear Dave 1

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In May, Dave Maldow and I recorded a conversation dubbed Chatting with Dave.  There’s quite a bit of overlap between UC and video, and I really enjoy my conversations with Dave. This time we decided to record responses to letters...

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Fuze for Enterprise

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If you haven’t checked out Fuze lately, they are worth another look.  It’s a video/WebEx type service with a very compelling freemium model. Besides the pricing, there’s a few things that make this service extremely enticing. Enterprise Integration: Fuze plays...

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A Room With A View

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Somewhere within the hard phone v softphone debate is an emerging class of collaborative endpoints. These are devices and/or accessories that facilitate collaboration. It’s a new and growing category of hardware that lies between an app and a device. I...

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Two Different Pictures

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A few months ago, highly respected and legendary prognosticator Elliott Gold predicted that Vidyo would pass Polycom. At the time it didn’t seem particularly reasonable. But as Elliot says “the trend is clear.” My reservations with his prediction were that...

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Danger Will Robinson

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The new next big thing is Telepresence robots. At least that’s what some people think. I think not. With any luck, telepresence robots are currently experiencing their peak in popularity. That probably isn’t the case – telepresence robots may become...

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Focus on UC

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If you are seeking a new voice-centric UC solution, check out this Focus Report Jon Arnold and I published on Focus: http://www.focus.com/research/unified-communications/focus-experts-guide-unified-communications/ This Experts’ Guide cuts through the technology conundrum and marketing hype, in order to offer a clearer understanding of...

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Defending Avaya

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Avaya sure looks stupid, their desktop video device is the most expensive tablet on the market. But armchair quarterbacks don’t always see the whole game.  Eric Krapf in I’m With Stupid discusses the intelligence of a proprietary tablet strategy. Both...

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ADVDwAFE

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In my world of communications and technology, there are three orgasmic topics that are guaranteed to get attention: Android and the next mobile device. New devices are being rumored weekly and launched monthly. Tablets. The upcoming tablet wars, the next...

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Say Cheese

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Video systems are hot. Web cams, video phones, telepresence, video surveillance, back-up cams for cars, cam-corders, Flips, camera phones, iPod cams, and others. I am surprised how much video is working its way into our routines.  I think we are...

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