ABI: Unified Communications Market Worth Billions

Unified communications are on a steeply rising curve of adoption in the enterprise, according to a new ABI Research study. The market’s size was just $302 million in 2008, but will rise quickly to nearly $4.2 billion in 2014. Part of the uptick will come as companies start to purchase more holistic, enterprise-wide solutions. “Companies […]

RHUB Debuts TurboMeeting 4.1

RHUB Communications Inc., the provider of TurboMeeting Web conferencing solutions, announced the release of TurboMeeting Version 4.1. This new release includes support for Windows 7 and Mac Snow Leopard for RHUB’s award-winning TurboMeeting Web conferencing and Remote Support software. In addition to the updated OS support, TurboMeeting Version 4.1 also delivers some other unique remote […]

Gartner: Worldwide SaaS Revenue to Grow 18% in 2009

Worldwide software as a service (SaaS) revenue is forecast to reach $7.5 billion in 2009, a 17.7 percent increase from 2008 revenue of $6.4 billion, according to Gartner Inc.. The market will show consistent growth through 2013 when worldwide SaaS revenue will total more than $14 billion for the enterprise application markets. “The adoption of […]

AT&T Developing Cloud-Computing Service

You might say AT&T’s head is in the cloud. The company says it’s developing a cloud-computing service with help from Sun and VMWare. Synaptic Compute as a Service features a Web portal that allows you to order and manage service capacity. It also offers 24-hour network management and monitoring. AT&T touts the service as giving […]

Zeacom Expands Channel Program

Zeacom, a provider of unified communications and contact center software for SMBs, has introduced its U.S. Associate Channel Manager Program (ACM), which has been launched to provide the company’s reseller and channel partners with additional resources for sales development, customer service and support. Zeacom Communications Center (ZCC) software is sold to enterprises exclusively through partners […]

OAISYS Unveils Tracer 6.0

OAISYS, a provider of call recording and contact center management solutions, has announced the immediate availability of Tracer version 6.0, its digital recording solution for contact centers. Tracer 6.0 delivers new enhancements to better support large-scale, enterprise-wide deployment of the Tracer professional interaction management solution. Tracer’s live call and auto call-monitoring functionality, as well as […]

Cisco to Jumpstart Hiring Amid Profound Opportunity

Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) once again is serving as a bellwether for the tech industry. The company’s shares climbed in Thursday trading, leading a broad advance among tech stocks, a day after executives reported a fiscal first-quarter profit. Granted, the income was lower than the year before, but it still was higher than analysts had expected. […]

Cisco, EMC, VMware Form Virtualization Coalition

Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) and EMC, together with VMware, have introduced the Virtual Computing Environment coalition, an unprecedented collaboration created to accelerate customers’ ability to increase business agility through greater IT infrastructure flexibility, and lower IT, energy and real estate costs through pervasive data center virtualization and a transition to private cloud infrastructures. Cisco, EMC and […]

F5 Upgrades Windows-Based Virtualization Support

F5 Networks Inc. (FFIV) has announced a new F5 Management Pack solution for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager that allows joint F5 and Microsoft customers to dynamically manage application delivery in virtual environments. F5 also updated its Application Ready Solution portfolio to support Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V, and System Center […]

Asigra Expands Hybrid Partner Program

Asigra Inc., a cloud backup and recovery software provider, has announced expansion of its Hybrid Partner Program, escalating the advantages for VARs and MSPs to join with Asigra in delivering business-class Cloud Backup services to their customers. The framework of Asigra’s channel offering now includes the 3D Hybrid Partner level, giving VARs and service providers […]

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