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  • The future of telepresence: It's virtual, mobile and social

    It wasn't so long ago that we were in awe of telepresence -- its ability to bend space and time to put people who are thousands of miles apart face-to-face instantaneously. Now that we've experienced the power of telepresence, we want more. We want telepresence all the time. We want it to be available and effortless to use like a mobile phone. In effect, we want telepresence to be taken to the next dimension, one that allows for high-intensity collaboration.

  • 10 tips on how to win the IT asset management challenge

    Companies have a lot to gain by maintaining control of IT assets. They can avoid massive unplanned expenses, increase productivity and provide easy access to information for decision making. When designing an IT asset management (ITAM) program, keep these tips in mind.

  • Avaya looks to next generation video conferencing

    Following up on its purchase earlier this year of video optimisation company, Radvision, Avaya has announced enhancements to its Aura and Flare unified communications (UC) platforms that could signal the company's move into next generation videoconferencing for the enterprise.

  • Fave-reads: 5 must-read books for IT career growth

    Let's face it -- when it comes to IT professional development, books might be the last place people turn. With webinars, online forums, blogs, Web sites, bootcamps and social media, books would seem like a last resort.

  • Smartphones out-rate laptops for young adults

    Smartphones are more important to young adults in the U.S. and three other countries than laptops, desktops or tablets, according to a survey of 1,800 18- to 30-year-old users in 18 countries.

  • Telecom companies at risk of becoming mere utilities

    For telecommunications companies everywhere, the future has "catch-22" written all over it. Network operators face disintermediation of their customer relationships and commoditization of voice and data services, while at the same time they are called upon to invest significantly in deploying new network technologies to meet exploding bandwidth demands and QoS requirements. Simultaneously, network operators face changing market dynamics and a host of new competitors.

  • Younger people, men more likely to get news via tablet

    More and more Americans -- particularly if they are younger, richer and male -- are getting more and more of their news content from smartphones and tablets, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism.

  • Customers blast Amazon for Surface RT price gouging

    Amid speculation that Microsoft will soon expand distribution of its Surface RT, giant e-tailer Amazon continues to offer the tablet through partners, who jack up the price or post inflated list prices to claim large savings.

  • Microsoft ships Windows Phone 8 update

    Microsoft Tuesday began delivering an update to Windows Phone 8 smartphones that provides unspecified "performance enhancements" that some customers say include an OS fix for random reboots and Wi-Fi enhancements.

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