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Vidyo Videoconferencing Virtualization

A Short History Lesson by Mike Back in the old days (1980’s) video conferencing was developed to help people at two locations meet face-to-face without the need to travel.  Wow! One day, someone said “Geee, I need THREE locations to meet face-to-face”.  And the idea of a multipoint controller (MCU) was born.  Now all three locations could dial into a

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Video Conferencing Products & Services Update: Cisco / Tandberg

Cisco/Tandberg Overarching Philosophy (my take) Corporate, high end, “Telepresence” What I Think of When I Think of Cisco / Tandberg Routers / Reliable Video Conferencing Hardware Product Line Tandberg has been around the video conferencing industry….well, forever. Cisco is a late entry that, in my own very humble opinion, was kinda lost in this industry. Then they bought Tandberg which

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BlueJeans Network: Cloud Video Conferencing

Ah yes, I remember it well.  I remember the day when I had to order an ISDN line at home (remember 2B+D?) to attend a videoconference from home (hey…I practice not just preach telecommuting!). Then, what seems like a short time later (and after ATM and Token Ring fell by the wayside…) we set-up pretty close to the first (Dr.

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Microsoft Office 365 To The Cloud

Checking the news on the Internet this morning, I spotted this article from SF Gate describing the official announcement today(!) that Microsoft Office is moving to the cloud with Microsoft Office 365 (I suppose that means it is available 365 days a year?). The article explains that small to medium businesses that can’t afford to buy, install, run, and maintain

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Information Technology

The world is changing. Rapidly. Bits are flying over the Internet at an unprecedented pace. As my loyal reader…..you know my feelings about Cisco and video conferencing, but, it looks to me as though they are getting back to focusing on handling bits….a very good thing.  For everyone! This commercial by Cisco is interesting.  I LOVE the part where they

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