Can’t wait for Skype for iPad, it looks awesome, but here is an example of a one-on-one video call on Skype with my Macbook AIR…
Anyone else seeing Skype hog resources like this?
I know. You have heard enough about IP communications, unified communications, cloud communications, and any other fancy communications the industry pundits choose to talk about. But it’s still hard to make the right decisions. Vendors are sending confusing messages. Your internal stakeholders are not agreeing on what is best for your business. It may be worth for you (IT or telecom person) to sit down and think really hard (again) about your specific challenges and objectives and then make some better informed and more confident decision about your infrastructure evolution.
IP communications, VoIP, UC, etc. mean different things to different people. Benefits vary from business to business. Deployment methods vary from business to business. The more technology evolution accelerates and the more complex communications architectures become, the more important it is to go through a proper assessment and discovery process prior to make radical, or even incremental, technology changes.
But you are always too busy to strategize. There is always too much on your plate – and everything needs to be handled right here, right now. And that’s how you get trapped in a vicious cycle – having to make rash decisions to only partially resolve major operational or strategic issues.
It’s hard to do, but you need to take the time and launch a structured initiative, with all key stakeholders on board, to properly analyze your challenges and recommend sustainable, long-term solutions. This is the only way you can make your infrastructure work for you – make you more efficient and a more valuable asset within the organization.
I will be talking about the benefits of IP communications, the evolving value proposition of IP telephony and the key elements of a proper assessment and discovery process at this free webinar on June 14, at 11 am ET. To register, please follow this link. A recording will be available if you are unable to attend.
How long is it going to take before we see Apple living up to their commitments? Hopefully not long, I for one would love to see a FaceTime (and iMessage) API.
In Canada, and in most enterprises today, RIM holds a firm grasp on the user-base. Blackberry Messenger (BBM) has been one of the features that was specific to RIM devices that their users loved as it saved them SMS fees. Today Apple announced iMessage, a BBM for iOS 5 devices.
An interesting point, neither offer exists across both OSs, eg. iMessage on Blackberry or BBM on iPhone. RIM is potentially in a position to deliver BBM to the iPhone, so what’s holding them back? Will iMessage be the final nail in RIM’s coffin or will RIM counter with a bold move to open up BBM on other platforms?
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