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Polycom RealPresence Connects Non-standard TIP TelePresence Systems

I've written about Polycom supporting TIP (Telepresence Interoperability Protocol) and Cisco's response to Polycom supporting it. Well, today Polycom announced a new software update for Polycom RealPresence Platform designed to "free users locked into proprietary telepresence solutions." This update...

Stop Organizing your Emails into Folders! It's Less Efficient

Stop organizing your emails into FOLDERS right now! Yes, I'm talking to you neurotic-email-folder-organizing-bastards! You've been doing it all wrong! According to Gizmodo, "A recent study from IBM research confirms a belief I've maintained for years. Instead of organizing your...

IBM & Digium Join Forces on Asterisk for Smart Cube

In a fascinating deal, IBM and Digium announced today that they are teaming up to offer Asterisk for Smart Cube, a customized version of Asterisk Business Edition. IBM's Smart Cube is very similar to Microsoft Small Business Server (SBS), a...

Skype and IBM add LotusLive Integration via IBM Cloud Services

According to a Skype spokesperson, at Lotusphere 2009 in Orlando, FL, IBM and Skype previewed the planned integration of Skype functionality with LotusLive, IBM's new cloud services which are designed to "help individuals build communities to work smarter, more effectively...

Microsoft and IBM Announce Sametime and Microsoft OCS integration

As one of my sources told me a few days ago, IBM and Microsoft planned on offering Sametime and OCS 2007 integration to be announced at VoiceCon. Three days ago I wrote:Rumor has it that Microsoft and/or IBM will announce...

Lenovo Celebrates 16 Years of ThinkPad

Lenovo is celebrating sixteen years of continuous ThinkPad innovation (most of them of course under the Big Blue of IBM) with -- what else? -- a sale.Lot of fun to look at the "Legends of ThinkPad" to see some of...

Did You Buy a Mouse Today? Much Cheaper Now!

You're probably using a mouse today, but you may never buy one again.All the planets are aligning against this humble pointing device. The computer mouse has long been associated with the PC, but in fact it was invented during the...

Cocoa bean (chocolate) genome being sequenced

The entire cocoa genome (DNA) is being sequenced and analyzed as part of a project to help create stronger, healthier cocoa crops. Cocoa, of course s the key ingredient in chocolate. Through the collaboration of the U.S. Department of...

Building Carrier Networks Using Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Technology

Anyone want to build a carrier-class network? Show of hands - would you rather use "tried and true" hardware gear from Cisco or Juniper Networks and pay through the nose OR would you rather build your carrier network using commercial...

More on That Second Life Thing

I blogged a bit yesterday about Second Life and now, for those who are interested, have found a very revealing report about how not to make money in that virtual world. Actually, apparently many think there is money to be made,...

Hey, It's Like Second Life for Your Cell Phone

Maybe there is something to this Second Life thing after all. While IBM seems to think this is the next big thing (according to this report, many other companies are going their own way with bits and pieces of the "big...

More Sony Battery Woes -- As in 7 Million ... and Counting

7 million -- that's right.  That's what Sony's looking at with the latest news on a GLOBAL notebook battery recall. We've got Apple, we've got Dell, Toshiba and Lenovo (IBM) all facing problems with Sony's batteries in their notebook computers. I'd...

The Hard Drive Hits 50

Not too many gadgets hit the age of 50, especially in the world of computers, but the hard drive is still going strong at 50 years of age! (I never would have guessed!) (An age that many may feel depressed about while looking...

Train Spotting

Maybe it's the intense heat (hot as blazes!), but seems to be a drop in gadget use on the train this morning. (I thought everyone was goin' mobile!) Last time, seems that just about half the commuters had some sort...

Cold Chips Go Very Fast!

Researchers at IBM and the Georgia Institute of Technology recently announced that they have broken the speed record for silicon-based chips with a semiconductor that operates 250 times faster than chips commonly used today. (New York Times reports.) (No, not the chips...

IBM @ Home (The Digital Home, That Is)

Irving Wladawsky-Berger, IBM's vice president of technical strategy and innovation, has been one of the company’s foremost thinkers regarding Internet strategy and emerging technologies. Among other things, he has led IBM's work on Linux and managed services, aka "On Demand"...

HP TVs and Lenovo PCs at Best Buy: Am I Seeing Correctly?

Interesting news the past couple of weeks about Best Buy adding flat-panel televisions from HP and Lenovo notebooksand desktop computers. Seems, on one hand, this would herald the return of TVs from a major U.S. manufacturer to the retail market. In case...

AOL and IBM Sametime IM clients federate

Looks like my prediction that in 2006 that IM clients will interoperate is coming true. AOL today announced that it has formed a relationship with IBM to connect their instant messaging communities. The popular enterprise IM client, IBM Lotus Sametime...

Seagate Buys Maxtor: Storage Market Grows, Players Shrink

A few years ago (2002), the big news in computer storage was Hitachi buying IBM's disk drive business to become a major player in the computer storage market. Now, as the storage market continues to expand at the enterprise, SMB...

Lenovo & ThinkPad Shaking Up Notebook World

It used to be that IBM’s ThinkPad was the Cadillac (Mercedes, Lexus – you fill in the blank) of notebook computers.  Prized foremost by road warriors (particularly of the business class), it always was held in high regard in our...

Vonage uses Covergence for e911

I had a conference call last week with Covergence, about their pending announcment with Vonage that explains that Covergence is the company that powers Vonage's e911 service. Covergence is an interesting company that has been stealthily flying under the VoIP...

VoIP, Where are you IBM?

I was reading this blog entry: VOIP WMD's Inbound and skibare raises some interesting points. First and foremost, I have to reiterate my comment on his blog, where I said, "When it comes to VoIP, where is IBM? Are they...
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