On the eve of Microsoft's mobile plans finally coming together and beginning to take off, and with the potentially powerful combination of the Surface RT tablet coupled with the Windows 8 version of Office - not to mention Windows Phone 8 smartphones, is Microsoft's best strategy to keep Office out of the iOS and Android loop, or to allow those folks to finally have some form of Office access? Office has never been made available for either platform, so why start now, at a moment in time when Office can prove to be a key mobile differentiator for Microsoft?
Google is extending its reach to the millions without Internet access in hopes to push people in the developing world to access the Internet via basic mobile phones. With the Free Zone service, users can access Google features such as search and Gmail for free from a basic mobile phone, browsing any website that Google's search results pull up.
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WEBINAR: How to Integrate Lync-based UC into Your Business
Wednesday December 6, 2012 TIME: 2:00pm ET/ 11:00am PT
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What will be the defining features of successful global technology companies of the future? It's a question that I believe all of us in the IT world must address if we are to continue forging successful businesses and expanding the possibilities of human endeavour.
If you are one of the few believers that social media is not a major influence in our lives, this election is about to prove you wrong. I can guarantee that you cannot log on to any major social media site today and not see news feeds filled with election-related statuses and updates. From party-neutral voices to issue-focused concerns to die-hard party opinions, the theme of today's social media buzz is: vote.
MicroCorp Partners will now be able to manage its customers' networks like never before, due to its new TotalCare365 tool. Thanks to an exclusive agreement with Contingent, the company can now offer a managed service that lets partners manage the networks they sell, taking their control and expertise to a new level.
I've got a fever, and the only cure is more security alerts! At least, that's what many households in the U.K. are saying to their service providers, as research from Parks Associates has found that over 40 percent of broadband households want to receive alerts on their mobile devices should anything go wrong at home.
It is not a particular surprise, but smaller fixed network service providers in the U.S. market are not having an especially easy time making the transition from legacy revenue to new sources.
One of the biggest names in broadband network solutions, Sandvine, released its "Global Internet Phenomena Report 2H2012" earlier today, providing a close look at trends in traffic throughout the Internet. The centerpiece of the report also comes as the least surprise: no matter where users are, they want more bandwidth. Although, just how they get is often quite different depending on the region.
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