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The 3rd WebRTC Summit, to be held Nov. 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technol...
What if you could re-invent the telephone company and/or OTT (over-the-top) services using WebRTC? Do you remember all of their service upgrades on top of basic phone services? Inbound/outbound calls, vanity and toll-free numbers, 900 numbers, voice messaging, routing menus, yellow pag...
While affordable and convenient, Skype is not an acceptable platform for business communications. While it may suffice for personal use and even SMBs, enterprise organizations need more substantial services with the quality, security and interoperability to handle video conferencing sm...
Learn how the Norwegian Red Cross used WebRTC to build a service that allows high school student to meet volunteer tutors and get help with their school assignments just by visiting a web page in their browser. In his session at 2nd WebRTC Summit, Svein Willassen, founder and CTO of ...
Telehealth legislation opened the floodgates for investment in modern communications services and APIs since 2010. WebRTC promises a second revolution. In his session at 2nd WebRTC Summit, Ivelin Ivanov, co-founder of TeleStax, will discuss a real-world example where telephony APIs ma...
Wowza® Media Systems has joined the Google Cloud Platform Partner Program and will offer Wowza Media Server® on the now generally available Google Compute Engine. The integration will enable fast installation, flexible billing and high quality audio and video streaming for Wowza Media ...
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If a massive herd of elephants were charging at you from 20 meters away, would taking a small step forwards or backwards improve your safety? NO! In many situations it seems that is how companies are approaching mobile strategies. They are staring massive marketplace transformation i...
PubNub on Wednesday released an open source template to allow developers to add Skype-like video chat into their apps. The free template provides a fully functional video chat platform using WebRTC, PubNub and Google Authentication for a global, reliable collaboration solution. “While...
Unless you have been sleeping under a rock, you are probably aware that in May 2011 Google open-sourced the key audio/video components for web browsers, paving the way for the development of rich, high quality, RTC applications in the browser via simple Javascript APIs and HTML5. This ...
The Google Cloud Platform lets you build applications and websites, store data, and analyze data on Google’s infrastructure. In his session at the 13th International Cloud Expo®, William Vambenepe, Sr. Product Manager for Big Data on Google Cloud Platform, will discuss Big Data Analyti...
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Thursday announced the release of the CSA Cloud Control Matrix (CCM) Version 3.0, the most comprehensive update to the industry's gold standard for assessing cloud centric information security risks. The CCM Version 3.0 expands its control domains to a...
With WebRTC, customer interactions that start on the Web will be able to stay on the Web, giving users a simple path to fulfilling any number of service needs when connecting with a company. Contact centers that implement WebRTC solutions are going to find value in simplifying their ne...
OpenWorld attendees will have the opportunity to see CounterPath's Bria softphone solutions leveraged in live demonstrations of Oracle's Tunneled Service Control Function (TSCF), which delivers an infrastructure-based alternative for real-time, over-the-top (OTT) communications that en...
Net Optics on Monday announced that its Director Pro™, advanced Network Packet Broker (NPB) and Monitoring Access Switch was chosen by Brightlink Communications, to help manage soaring bandwidth demands and maintain consistently high Quality of Service (QoS) – a key determinant of cust...
SYS-CON Events announced today that BMC Software, the global leader in enterprise cloud management, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 13th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 4–7, 2013, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For more than 30 years, BM...
"WebRTC is no longer part of the 'imagine-if-you-will' contact center of the future, it's now part of today's strategic cloud contact center offerings," said Marty Beard, president and CEO of LiveOps. "Today's news about our first joint customer is just the beginning. The ease of WebRT...
GENBAND, a leading developer of multimedia and cloud communications solutions, demonstrated advanced WebRTC, cloud and SMART OFFICE solutions at the 8th Annual LTE Asia 2013 Conference & Exhibition in Suntec, Singapore Sept. 17-19. GENBAND also showcased its newly acquired fring mobile...
AVer Information, Inc., a leading provider of innovative video conferencing solutions for SMBs and large corporations, and Vidtel, a pioneer in cloud-based any-to-any® video conferencing, today announced a strategic partnership and a joint solution to bring powerful, affordable cloud-b...
Call for Papers for the WebRTC Fundamentals Summit will be open through October 11, 2013. If you are an WevRTC speaker and would like to join WebRTC Fundamentals Summit faculty, please contact us via "contact organizer" by email "events (at) sys-con.com" with your session proposal and ...
TokBox, a Telefónica Digital company, released the results of global survey of 1,161 participants regarding developer community attitudes towards WebRTC. The report, which found rapidly emerging interest from larger organizations (1,000+ employees), also found rapid WebRTC adoption amo...
AppDirect, the leading cloud service marketplace company, announced today that it has acquired Standing Cloud, a leading provider of cloud management services, such as automated software packaging and orchestration that enable fast, seamless application deployment and management. Toget...
For cloud providers, offering predictable storage performance backed by firm SLAs will become a competitive differentiator that drives greater customer affinity and a better application experience. Many providers feel that a Software Defined Storage (SDS) frameworks hold the key to del...
Is your IT organization being pushed to increase the tempo of your software release cycles? Do you currently automate application builds and the creation of staging environments? Do you always test thoroughly before pushing code out to production? Does your hair catch on fire every tim...
In his session at the 13th International Cloud Expo®, Nelson Nahum, CEO & CTO of Zadara Storage, will compare the requirements of enterprise applications with cloud offerings, from Amazon Web Services to OpenStack, and analyze the gaps that exist. He will then show how to make the clou...
Ceph is an open source distributed object store, network block device, and file system designed for reliability, performance, and scalability. With an advanced placement algorithm, active storage nodes, and peer-to-peer gossip protocols, Ceph scales from terabytes to exabytes with no s...
XirSys, a California-based tech company recently launched by the founders of Influxis, officially announced today that it is now providing cloud accounts for developers interested in testing the BETA services for their WebRTC hosting platform. WebRTC is being touted as the leading disr...
After circulating Google’s concessions among its rivals, the head of the European Commission’s antitrust unit Joaquin Almunia says that its proposal won’t cut the mustard and that it’ll have to do better to quiet complaints that it’s unfairly blocking competitors’ search results. If ...
A US federal judge Wednesday found Apple guilty of colluding with five publishers and artificially driving up the price of e-books before it entered the market with the debut of the iPad in 2010. Apple is bound to appeal after the court fixes on a penalty next week. The Justice Dep...
AppScale Systems, a newly surfaced start-up that has its own AppScale Cloud Platform, an open source runtime system for web applications and mobile application back-ends, just introduced its first commercial product, ScaleSafe, which automates failover and migration of cloud apps and d...
Google rivals are pressing the European Commission to reject Google’s proposed antitrust settlement as “totally inadequate” because the search firm would still have “too much scope” to favor its own products in its search results. The EC said it’s gotten “very negative” feedback from...
Google made its much anticipated move Tuesday and pocketed Waze, the Israeli real-time traffic map maker. It didn’t disclose how much it’s paid to close the deal, but the Israeli paper Globes put the price at $1.3 billion. Bloomberg put it at $1.1 billion. Either way it’s reportedly ...
In his session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Steve O'Donnell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GreenBytes, will discuss the emerging technologies that are enabling a scalable desktop virtualization platform that will support tens and even hundreds of thousands of users w...
Google is reportedly hot to mate with Waze, an Israeli map merchant that’s got a mobile satellite navigation application that renders real-time traffic. The two are in talks that could flounder at any point according to Reuters. But the first talks to hit the rocky shoals were report...
Google is getting pushback from the European Commission, which wants it to come up with a better set of remedies to settle its antitrust case against Google’s search practices, the EC’s competition chief Joaquin Almunia said Tuesday. He also said the EC has gotten complaints about Go...
Hyper-V Replica is our included asynchronous site-to-site VM replication capability for Windows Server 2012 and our free Hyper-V Server 2012 bare-metal enterprise-grade hypervisor. Using Hyper-V Replica, you can quickly implement a cost-effective disaster recovery plan for your busine...
In the face of rapidly increasing amounts of unstructured data, industry is investing heavily to turn machines into services and connect them to analytics engines that will extract an extraordinary amount of value and unleash a productivity revolution for both businesses and consumers....
Storage and Archive offerings are now exploding on the market. From end-user mobile devices to company tactical level, the cloud has become a black hole for every kind of data. But what are the risks, and what are the real needs? In his session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, A...
Google’s stock topped $900 a share Wednesday ahead of the opening of its annual I/O developers’ conference in San Francisco, raising its market value to over $304 billion, something no high-tech firm has ever done before. There’s the inevitable talk of it hitting $1,000. Apparently ...
Activist shareholder Carl Icahn and another of Dell’s large shareholders, Southeastern Asset Management, have come up with a new alternative proposal to Michael Dell’s $24.4 billion buy-out offer to take the company private. The pair sent the special committee of Dell’s board another...