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Vidyo, Inc. has been cited as having the “the best overall video quality and performance” by Forrester Research, Inc. Ofer Shapiro, CEO and co-founder, Vidyo (photo copyright Vidyo) The company also received top ranking for its technology partners among all vendors in addition to being ranked as a “Strong Performer,” overall. Forrester invited 10 vendors to participate in its September 2013 report, The Forrester Wave™: Desktop Videoconferencing, Q3 2013. A complimentary copy of the report is available here. According to the report, “Vidyo’s routing architecture shifts the heavy media-processing power from bridges to the endpoints, significantly reducing the cost per port to deploy video conferencing.” Additionally, “In our demo, Vidyo clearly delivered the best overall video quality, even with a large number of participants. Vidyo is foremost a provider of desktop vi... (more)

Behind the Scenes, SANta Claus Global Cloud Story

Cloud Expo New York There is a ton of discussion, stories, articles, videos, conferences and blogs about the benefits and value proposition of cloud computing. Not to mention, discussion or debates about what is or what is not a cloud or cloud product, service or architecture including some perspectives and polls from me. [Santa Photo Via ABC news] Now SANta does not really care about these and other similar debates I have learned. However he is concerned with who has been naughty and nice as well watching out for impersonators or members of his crew who misbehave. In the spirit of the holidays, how about a quick look at how SANta leverages cloud technologies to support his global operations. Many in IT think that SANta bases his operations out of the North Pole as it is convenient for him to cool all of his servers, storage, networks and telecom equipment (which ... (more)

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of March 30, 2014

Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016. Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! Serving as an affordable introduction to Android apps, Nokia has launched Nokia X in Malaysia. The device features the free Here Maps, Nokia MixRadio, and free cloud storage from Microsoft using OneDrive.  Read Original Content Bank of America Merrill Lynch sponsored an investors' conference in Taiwan March 17-21 that foc... (more)

Cloud Expo NY: "It's Now Official, Everyone On the Planet is Going To Be There"

"I finally registered for #CloudExpo," tweeted Michael Baylor (@CloudVisions) Monday. "It's now official," he added, "everyone on the planet is going to be there." Baylor was just one of thousands of IT professionals who are using Twitter right now to connect with other like-minded Cloud & Big Data experts and compare notes as they prepare to attend The Largest Cloud Computing Event in the World...10th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo New York. Cloud Expo New York currently has a billboard in, where else, New York's Times Square! Here are just some of the past few days' tweets hashtagged #CloudExpo, including Baylor's: After a violent shove off the fence, I finally registered for #CloudExpo. It's now official, everyone on the planet is going to be there. — Michael Baylor (@CloudVisions) June 5, 2012 Who else is going to Cloud Expo in New York? Sounds like it is going to be ... (more)

Citrix: Variations in Mobile Subscriber Behaviour Directly Impacts Network Performance

Latest ByteMobile Mobile Analytics Report Provides Operators With Details on Subscriber Behaviour by Device Type, Content and Time of Day Santa Clara, Calif, October 23, 2012 - Citrix (Nasdaq: CTXS) published the ByteMobile Mobile Analytics Report today for the fourth quarter of 2012. This report provides insights into the profile of the mobile data network, application traffic patterns and subscriber quality of experience (QoE) on operators' networks - including how subscriber behaviour results in content-specific busy hours on mobile networks, how usage of mobile apps differs by device type, and how the mobile video user experience varies by network and region. This quarter's Mobile Analytics Report highlights different subscriber behaviours from a variety of device types and operating systems. Citrix found that Android smartphone and tablet data consumption patte... (more)

Cricket Wireless Opens Newest Family-Friendly Dealer-owned Store in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  WHAT: Cricket Wireless invites area residents to join members of the Greater Sacramento Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of its newest dealer-owned location - the 14th store in Sacramento. New customers can take advantage of Cricket's hot back-to-school promotion featuring a free 4G Nokia Lumia 630 ($49.99 before mail-in rebate Cricket Visa® Promotion Card) with Windows 8.1, the ZTE Grand X for $99.99 (after $50 mail-in rebate with Cricket Visa®  Promotion Card) and great sale prices on phones from Samsung, Motorola and more. WHAT:           Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at New Cricket Store with Members of the Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce, including chamber team ambassadors Jim Chong and Brandon Macklin EVENT DATE:      Saturday, August 23, from 10:... (more)

Share Photos and Online Videos to Your TV with New AT&T U-verse Enabled Apps

DALLAS, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* has introduced two U-verse® Enabled apps which give consumers more innovative ways to share and interact with content: Twonky Beam, developed by PacketVideo, and Pix & Flix. Working with experts at AT&T Labs and tapping into our capabilities at the AT&T Foundry®, developers like PacketVideo are able to plug our technology into their apps and services through open APIs made available by AT&T– delivering innovations to customers faster than ever. Through AT&T's approach to innovation – opening our network to innovators inside and outside the company – we can quickly and efficiently create new ways for customers to interact with their devices and U-verse service. The Twonky Beam app lets you take your favorite compatible video clip from the smallest screen in the home—your smartphone—to the biggest with a swipe of your finger... (more)

The Future Is...Not Quite Yet

A wise man once said, "The future is very different from the past, particularly in one important respect: it hasn't happened yet." However sensible that may sound, the more you navigate around the wireless space the more you'd be forgiven for thinking that, on the contrary, it's just some crackpot theory. Because - just read the ads - the future is here, the future is now, the future is bright...and above all, needless to say, the future is wireless. We're awash with it. The future, I mean. 3G, nay, sometimes even 4G, is mentioned daily. The so-called wireless Internet is alive and well and living on a gazillion cell phones and wireless devices of every conceivable shape and color. Bandwidth of such breadth is so ubiquitously available that streaming video itself is now a gimme. Even digital paper is here, so that we can write or draw anything we please and send it ... (more)

WiFi vs. Femtocell

Recently, in a comment to another post, Mike Demler asked about what benefit a femtocell would provide vs. VoIP via WiFi.   This is a long standing debate, and I thought I'd chime in.  Please comment! Generally, comparing WiFi and 3G is really comparing apples and oranges.  WiFi throughput is about 100x bigger with current technology.  3G is optimized for battery life and QoS.  Both are here to stay and Cisco is smart to sell both! Nothing should prevent people from using VoIP or VoIP-over-WiFi (VoWLAN) at home.  Skype is a good thing.  Services like this will be very hard for large SPs to compete with on cost.  Especially on international calls or PC-to-PC calls.  In fact, Mobile SPs started to allow VoWLAN even from their phones, e.g. Skype on iPhone in WiFi mode only.  But remember people with iPhones are not mass market!  Not yet, anyway. When talking about *mo... (more)

Sybase Bolsters Partnership Ecosystem as 2010 Approaches

Telecom Innovation on Ulitzer Sybase this week announced significant partnership momentum throughout 2009 supporting its Unwired Enterprise Vision. The company is poised to enter 2010 further extending the availability of the industry’s most robust, proven mobile enterprise platform, mobile IP and mobile commerce offerings with an extensive global partnership ecosystem that includes SAP, Samsung, Siemens Enterprise Communications (SEN), Verizon and IBM. In both developed and emerging markets, these alliances empower millions of mobile information workers with secure, real time access to business-critical enterprise applications. The respective partnerships will also speed up deployment of end-to-end solutions for mBanking, mPayments and mRemittance, as well as driving new and innovative hosted/managed service offerings, including high-value 4G services. Moreover, Sy... (more)

My Mobile Wish List. Santa, Are You Listening?

by Kevin Shatzkamer, Chief Architect, Service Provider, Cisco Systems Hello Cisco Mobile Community. I would like to take a minute to introduce myself. I am one of Cisco’s Chief Architects for Service Provider, focused on the evolution of mobile network architecture and services. I will also be Cisco’s Guest Blogger for the month of January. I am excited to discuss mobility technology, trends, and business models with all of you during the month. I could also not resist offering an initial post before January rolls around, in the spirit of the upcoming holidays, to share my 'wish list' of mobile-related merchandise due to make a big splash in the coming months. What's on your wish list?   Header 1Header 2 --> The Qualcomm subsidiary is due to make a big splash into the rapidly-growing E-reader market with the launch of a full color E-Reader capable of not just browsin... (more)