Capgemini Australia’s CIO Brett Wilson heralds the start of the New Year with optimism about more efficient and collaborative ways of working.
While there are signs of improving economic conditions, companies are still closely monitoring their operations and looking to do more with the resources already at their disposal. IT budgets are invariably being scrutinised and companies are looking at ways of moving capital expenditure to operating expenses to meet the same business goals. AT&T’s Fred Girouard looks at cost-effective IT solutions which can be deployed seamlessly across multiple locations to meet these needs.
The Integ Group’s CEO, Ian Poole, believes we are heading for the perfect storm but it’s not the sort of storm that will sink the ship if organisations have the foresight to prepare for the inevitable disruption, then they will be the ones that prosper.
Voice&Data’s Merri Mack talked to Hugh Humphrey to find out the rationale of his move to the world of convergence at Optus after his previous employer, Vodafone, joined Hutchinson in a joint venture - VHA - in 2009.
Telepresence sites were launched by Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Chicago and Sydney as a service to its customers.
Interactive Intelligence’s Brendan Maree exhorts businesses thinking about implementing IP telephony to ask one question before anything else. Why use a network architecture based on the session initiation protocol (SIP) to support internet protocol (IP) communications? Or put it this way … they should at least take a look at the SIP open communications standard and do their homework on it.
Wavelink Communications has released the Digium Switchvox SMB 4.5, an updated version of Switchvox, the VoIP unified communications (UC) solution designed for small to mid-sized businesses. Switchvox SMB 4.5 delivers applications traditionally accessed through the web interface directly to phone handsets.
Across the ditch, submissions are starting to fly for NZ's equivalent NBN, the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB), with Telecom submitting two responses.
Aculab is claimed to be the first communications technology vendor to offer a dual redundant SIP service (DRSS) in a core product line. Aculab expects to introduce this application, enabled by its Prosody range of media processing products, later this quarter.
Sony Australia has announced the PCS-XG55 HD visual communication system for entry-level and branch office users to meet their needs of cost-effectiveness for better video quality and convenience.
Ricoh has rolled out a Telstra and Polycom end-to-end, high-definition videoconferencing system increasing employee and enterprise productivity by using the system for around three hours per day across all its offices.
Point to Point Technology (PTP) was established in Melbourne and is a distributor for a wide range of mobile communications accessories and after-market products. Within a relatively short time, the company established a Sydney sales office and expanded into New Zealand. Furthermore, PTP was moving into the lucrative US market, with further international representation planned in the medium term.
The SIP-T20P by YeaLink is an easy-to-install, entry-level IP phone designed for extensions on corporate telephone systems that generate low to medium call levels.
Cisco’s acquisition of videoconferencing vendor Tandberg is interesting in itself - but the move didn’t occur in a vacuum. Andrew Collins talks to the pundits about what the acquisition means for the industry, and what else the future holds.
FTTP trial for Pt Cook as an example for the National Broadband Network.