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Real estate search engine service company Lux-Ar-which targets real estate agents, brokers, realtors, contractors and homeowners who are selling, buying or renting properties-has launched an Augmented Reality application to make it easier for people to scout for new residences.
7/25/2014 6:34:54 PM
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is stepping up to using modern IT principles to connect the 28 collective security organizations that are members of the group. In order to enhance collaboration between these different nations, NATO has elected to choose Incentive Corp.'s intranet software to connect up to 10,000 employees over the next three years.
7/25/2014 6:31:55 PM
No matter what the business is, if a company is dealing with customers, the main goal of the firm is going to be trying to keep those customers happy. That is why a new report released by customer experience company [24]7 has less than good news for wireless carriers. The report pointed to numbers like seven out of 10 customers surveyed were frustrated that their wireless carriers didn't remember previous conversations as reasons for those wireless carriers to worry about customer satisfaction.
7/25/2014 6:29:52 PM
Viggle, a company that focuses on entertainment marketing and rewards, has released a report that it is calling the Brand Effect Study. This report has, according to the company, illustrated that exposure to advertisements that are shown on television as well as the Viggle app resulted in higher brand recall. The report also indicates that an ad buy that took place in May, would lead to brand, message, likeability and purchase intent increases as long as a TV advertising buy was also being extended to Viggle's platform.
7/25/2014 6:26:36 PM
Collaboration is a critical element of business success. While some of it is certainly done in person, increasingly, the nature of business today means collaboration needs to be supported by technology. At the recent WebRTC event held in Atlanta, Ian Marshall of the marketing department at enterprise messaging company IceWarp took a few moments to educate attendees about changes to the company's IceWarp messaging server, which Marshall says is a replacement for Microsoft Exchange.
7/25/2014 6:22:36 PM
The human body is a fascinating machine, in part because nobody really has a complete picture of what is going on inside the body. Many attempts have been made in the past to know about the human body, and the latest initiative has come from Google.
7/25/2014 6:13:09 PM
The Alabama 911 Board recently approved an increase of the E-911 tax levied on its citizens, set to go into effect on August 1. The new rate will be $1.75, up from $1.60, and is one of the highest in the country.
7/25/2014 6:06:27 PM
Goodbye, passwords and fingerprint scanners. Now we have digital tattoos to unlock our smartphones. Developed as a joint effort between VivaLnk, a startup company that produces the tattoos, and Google's Advanced Technology and Projects group, the functionality is as of now only available for the Moto X by Motorola.
7/25/2014 5:54:01 PM
Hackers are using security flaws in Microsoft's Internet Explorer to search computers, discover what type of security software is being run, and take control of machines. These exploits are occurring on enormous scales-across companies, servers and individual users-and without user knowledge, exposing serious holes in Internet Explorer's security.
7/25/2014 5:50:47 PM
Are you perplexed by the lack of viewership, comments or followers when it comes to your videos? While not every video is going to suddenly hit the Internet and become an overnight sensation, it is possible that the problem lies within some technical flaws related to the way that you're presenting your videos. Below are five of the most common mistakes made by companies along with the solutions to fix them.
7/25/2014 5:47:01 PM
It wasn't so long ago that the rumors first started emerging, way back in the later part of mid-May, that Google had its eyes on the gaming video haven known as Twitch. The rumors that began at that time suggested that Google was prepared to drop a full billion on the current owners in a bid to take it over and bring it into Google's operations. The rumors back then weren't clear if Google would go for it, and a new report suggests that the bid has indeed gone through, and at the full amount projected.
7/25/2014 5:43:38 PM
A feasibility study run by Vision 2020's Community Wide Technology committee over the past year in Austin, Minn., has determined that it is quite possible to bring ultra-broadband to the community. An article in the Austin Herald describes the result of this survey and the implications it brings for the future of the town.
7/25/2014 5:36:11 PM
Frost & Sullivan has awarded MobileHelp, a company making Mobile Personal Emergency Response System (M-PERS) systems, a North American Price Performance Value Leadership Award for its DUO system.
7/25/2014 5:32:10 PM
As more and more sensitive information makes its way onto the digital plane, the world populous finds ever increasing necessity for protection from cyber theft and malady. Leading the charge on this front is Gemalto, a global forerunner in digital security, and now, ABI Research's number one ranked company in the provision of secure government and healthcare electronic documents.
7/25/2014 5:30:23 PM
As those in the telemarketing industry well know, the business has taken its knocks in recent years. What with Do-Not-Call Lists and politicians grandstanding on the issue for attention, it hasn't been easy. Yet telemarketing is still a proven way to make sales and hit your numbers; not everyone is opposed to a well-crafted sales pitch.
7/25/2014 5:20:01 PM
Some are already referring to the younger set of Brits as the gadget generation, and as is commonly the case, mom and dad are footing the bill. A new report from E.ON is showing just how far this development goes, and the available information shows that this particular bill is getting footed to a degree that some might not have envisioned before now, reaching a staggering combined annual total of 2.25 billion pounds sterling (about $3.82 billion U.S.).
7/25/2014 5:11:57 PM
Microsoft has grown into the dominant Unified Communications (UC) vendor. It was back in 2011 that Microsoft got the top ranking in a Vendor Matrix released by ABI Research. Cisco Systems and IBM came in second and third, respectively.
7/25/2014 5:06:05 PM
Most businesses today-especially at the enterprise level-know that conferencing is an integral part of any successful operation. Conferencing allows companies to connect with employees, clients, and partners all over the world, without needing to worry about physical locations. In essence, conference calls allow people to come together and collaborate in real-time, which is invaluable to the business process.
7/25/2014 4:55:12 PM
The benefits of a mobile workforce are widely and well-known-greater flexibility, a better work-life balance, reduced expenses and a host of others. A new study from the Mobile Work Exchange suggests even clearer benefits for the federal government specifically, noting that there's a potential savings of $60 million in work continuity during weather-related disruptions and as much as $15.1 billion in real estate savings afoot with the right mobile and telework policy. But though the benefits have even been quantified, the government may be missing out on these savings thanks to lagging policy.
7/25/2014 4:48:41 PM
Most of us are familiar with game show titled, Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? Based on the findings of a new study commissioned by data intelligence firm TrackMaven, that question should rather be: Are you smarter than the average Facebook user?
7/25/2014 4:26:16 PM
Vonage Holding Corporation is a communications services provider, connecting consumers and businesses through cloud-connected devices worldwide. Now, the company has appointed Naveen Chopra as its newest member of its Board of Directors. Chopra's long history of experience in the industry will add a new layer of knowledge and insight to Vonage as a whole.
7/25/2014 4:14:12 PM
Businesses are increasingly relying on mobile devices for communications. That means there is not only more use of call recording, but also new legal considerations emerging, which users should take into account before using cell phone call monitoring software.
7/25/2014 3:57:24 PM
The Internet of Things (IoT) is projected to result in some 50 billion connected devices and IoT solutions, which will total about $7.1 trillion by 2020.
7/25/2014 3:54:11 PM
Softswitch and IP technology has changed the way businesses approach communications, but there's more to it than voice services. Companies are branching out to take advantage of other IP and Internet-based wireless communications.
7/25/2014 3:45:16 PM
Job opportunities nationwide have been coming out of the wood work this year as the North American contact center vertical continues to see incredible growth. Not more than a week ago did we find home improvement tycoon, Lowes, in a state of influx, seeking to draft 1,000 new bodies for a pending customer support center in Indiana, and now, we find Tadiran Telecom following suit.
7/25/2014 3:38:03 PM
In order to provide better customer support for its shoppers, apparel retailer rue21 has upgraded its point of sale software through its partnership with Epicor Software Corporation.
7/25/2014 3:35:25 PM
It is important for communities to have a unified, hosted phone system in place. One recent example comes from Greenville, S.C.
7/25/2014 3:31:51 PM
Millions of diverse businesses have increased their return on investment by using SIP trunking. Looking ahead the next few years, the number of businesses using SIP trunking is predicted to jump from the current level of 38 percent to 58 percent in 2015, according to Infonetics Research projections.
7/25/2014 3:22:08 PM
Q'ligent provides monitoring and visualization solutions for such diverse organizations as ad agencies, broadcasters, content distributors, network operators and regulators - through cloud-based monitoring.
7/25/2014 3:17:42 PM
Hosted IP PBX (private branch exchange) solutions are popular with businesses of all kinds today, and one study predicts that hosted IP PBX services will jump 300 percent by 2016.
7/25/2014 3:13:40 PM
According to the market research firm ABI Research, Bluetooth is widely seen as the global dominant short-range connectivity solution. It has universal penetration with respect to the mobile device market, as well as being widely integrated in computing and consumer electronics platforms. The move to combo chipsets incorporating Bluetooth with Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, 802.15.4, and FM radio, and the evolution of the standard to Bluetooth Smart and Bluetooth Smart Ready look is set to open new markets for the technology in low-power sensor-based applications, along with consumer markets.
7/25/2014 2:25:19 PM
A weekly update from Natalie DeCario, Marketing Communications Manager with VoIP Innovations
7/25/2014 1:56:20 PM
Technologies surrounding communications and connectivity are poised to have a game-changing impact on the entire computing realm.
7/25/2014 1:48:24 PM
When it comes to M2M, what better way to improve connectivity services than for two companies to connect themselves? A new partnership in the industry is doing just that.
7/25/2014 1:14:17 PM
Deem, a company focused on delivering Commerce-as-a-Service, has announced new features that will be included in in its Deem@Work offering.
7/25/2014 1:01:46 PM
Hosted contact center vendors today should provide customers with workforce management and optimization solution options.
7/25/2014 12:47:24 PM
Radisys has received INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine's NFV Pioneer Award for its innovation related to the T-Series T40 Ultra Platform.
7/25/2014 12:37:27 PM
Redfin has always thrived as a web-based service, and as an app for smartphones, but is now moving into new territory with the launch of an app that is optimized for Android-running tablets. This version expands on the app offered for smartphones, and takes advantages of the larger screen to form a beautiful browsing experience.
7/25/2014 12:34:55 PM
Sometimes it's hard not to wonder what was running through Alexander Graham Bell's head when he first spoke into a telephone receiver. Could he possibly have known that more than one hundred years later, people would be carrying a derivation of his invention in their pockets? Could he have ever dreamed that such devices would be able to access just about any information desired with the taps of a few keys? The telephone has evolved along an astounding timeline, and in modern society it seems nearly inconceivable to live without one.
7/25/2014 12:29:53 PM
Conferencing systems are a huge part of the real time communications field, and as such, seeing advancements in conferencing that incorporate real time communications solutions work to advance the entire field forward. A new version of TrueConf Server-specifically, TrueConf Server 4.2.5-offers up some new value for users by incorporating pieces of Web-based real time communications (WebRTC) into its operations, while also offering a little something extra for users who don't have browsers on hand that can use WebRTC.
7/25/2014 12:28:50 PM
The man's best friend status has traditionally been claimed by our canine companions, but something entirely more technological (and less in need of maintenance) is apparently questing after the role: in a new national consumer study, many Americans said they see their TV sets less as entertainment devices and more as companions, with 60 percent of U.S. consumers leaving the TV on whether they're actively watching or not.
7/25/2014 12:07:56 PM
A group of university representatives, the National Science Agency, and a handful of companies have come together in Australia and New Zealand to encourage the forward-movement of software-defined networking. The companies involved include Google, Integrated Research, Luma Networks, and Pacnet.
7/25/2014 12:07:15 PM
An estimated 230,000 people entered Leeds to watch the Grand Depart of the Tour de France. In order to guarantee high speed internet for the crowds of people coming to watch the event, the Leeds Council selected Virgin Media Business. Siklu's tiny Gigabit 60GHz radio was chosen by Virgin Media Business as a backup to make sure everyone receives internet connection.
7/25/2014 12:03:56 PM
Those who are familiar with BlackBerry from its early days will also be familiar with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES). The BES continues to be comprised of multiple services that interact with a company's email system, such as Microsoft Exchange, secure IP tunneling, as well as giving administrators complete control over the company deployed BlackBerry devices, including the ability to push out apps.
7/25/2014 12:02:32 PM
Sometimes it's hard to think of healthcare as a business. We like to think of it as an altruistic pursuit, with brave men and women practicing healing craft as a way to help improve everyone's lives, but at the end of the day, the bills still need to be paid, and some of these bills can be downright massive. But for businesses that seek to improve operations and reduce expenses, there are plenty of options, and the healthcare business is no different. In illustration of that point, the business performance management technology company ZirMed recently announced a slate of five new partnerships that would help drive business and bring a new power to the field.
7/25/2014 11:59:49 AM
Cairn Housing Association has chosen Netcall's customer engagement suite to improve the way it interacts with customers. The not-for-profit Scottish organisation has intentions to enhance its service delivery by using social media analysis and engagement capabilities, for the first time ever.
7/25/2014 11:51:41 AM
Inflow Communications has been a provider of both strategic consultative services and the installation of ShoreTel business VoIP phone systems and HD video conferencing, with unified communications integration, since 1997. The company's unique combination of consultation and post-installation service has set the company apart from competitors in the business VoIP system and video conferencing market.
7/25/2014 11:46:30 AM
When looking at Microsoft's Q4 earnings, one thing that stood out is that the company lost about $700 million in operating profit.
7/25/2014 10:31:01 AM
Augumenta's story begins fifteen years back, 1999 to be exact, when Tero Aaltonen filed for a patent to prove he had a great idea-smart glasses with a platform offering greater ability for interaction. The technology did not exist yet to build Aaltonen's vision, but the subsequent announcement and release of Google Glass, offered the perfect time to get moving on his idea.
7/25/2014 10:17:24 AM
Businesses have realized that they will have to put in place a concise plan to ensure security in the BYOD age.
7/25/2014 9:58:13 AM
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