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  • Driving innovation at Fidelity Investments

    Fidelity Investments is one of the world's largest providers of financial services, with assets under administration of $4.7 trillion, and it didn't get there by using yesterday's technology. In fact, the company has a standalone group, Fidelity Center for Applied Technology – more commonly referred to as Fidelity Labs -- whose job it is to take the long view, to examine technologies years before they become mainstream and help the firm get a leg up.

  • Startups flock to Web RTC for browser-based videoconferencing

    A band of startups at Enterprise Connect is trying to cash in on Web RTC browser technology for peer-to-peer Internet audio and video calls.

  • 'Cake Boss' bakery uses unified communications to streamline sales

    Carlo's Bakery knew that in order to get ready for some rapid expansion it needed to upgrade its traditional PBX. And replacing it with a unified communications system brought new options ranging from video cake consulting to in-queue sales when the line of customers backs out the door onto the sidewalk.

  • Microsoft's Lync surging as PBX choice in North America

    Microsoft's Lync communications platform is making big gains as the IP PBX of choice, particularly in North America and particularly among larger businesses, Enterprise Connect attendees were told.

  • Optus Business unveils unified communications as a service

    In a bid to target customers who are looking to migrate from a traditional PABX phone system, Optus Business and Singtel have launched Unified Communications as a service (UCaaS) which includes voice, video and messaging.

  • BYOD is fraught with legal peril, audience told

    Businesses worry most about security when it comes to bring-your-own-device programs, but the legal ramifications of letting employees use personal smartphones and tablets at work can be just as threatening, attendees of Enterprise Connect were told.

  • Cisco, Google make nice on videoconferencing

    Owners of Google Chromebooks will be able to quickly join Cisco Webex conferences with an application demonstrated for the first time today at Enterprise Connect.

  • Unify sets timetable for launch of its Project Ansible unified communications service

    Unify has set a timetable for the launch of its Project Ansible unified communications product, with beta testing scheduled for May.

  • Twitter: Attack emails drop from 110 million per day to a few thousand

    There used to be a whopping 110 million attack messages per day spoofing the Twitter domain name as cyber-criminals blasted out fake Twitter e-mail at intended victims to try and fool them into opening dangerous malware-infested links and other scams. But by adopting a messaging authentication protocol called Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC), Twitter has seen that number drop to a few thousand.

  • Ellen DeGeneres pulls Oscars selfie flip-flop: Samsung on stage, iPhone backstage

    Ellen DeGeneres, the queen of awkward humor, set a record overnight for the most retweeted Twitter post of all time by squeezing a dozen of her closest Hollywood friends into a selfie during the Academy Awards show Sunday night.

  • Microsoft Lync gathers data just like NSA vacuums up info in its domestic surveillance program

    Microsoft's Lync communications platform gathers enough readily analyzable data to let corporations spy on their employees like the NSA can on U.S. citizens, and it's based on the same type of information - call details.

  • Microsoft pushes ahead with Skype-Lync integration

    Microsoft will demonstrate on Tuesday how Lync and Skype users will be able to communicate via video conferencing, the next stage of the integration between its enterprise unified communications server and its consumer IM and IP telephony network.

  • Microsoft Lync to play nice with Cisco, Android

    Microsoft is accommodating Cisco conferencing systems and Android tablets to help make Microsoft Lync and Skype communications platforms able to connect any customers by voice, video, messaging and conferencing regardless of what device they use.

  • 7 highlights from Ethernet inventor Bob Metcalfe's Reddit AMA

    Father of Ethernet Bob Metcalfe bravely dove back into the Reddit Ask Me Anything pool on Wednesday, deftly fielding questions from the masses about everything from techie topics like SDN to news topics like the NSA to random topics like bar fighting.

  • Facebook sustainable for foreseeable future, researcher says

    While Princeton University researchers predict Facebook could shed 80% of its users over the next few years, a Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist has the social network's back and says Facebook's prospects are good.

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