Industry Updates

Daily Report, Oct 28


  • Cisco Buys Orative … Cisco Systems acquired Orative, a privately-held mobile telephony software company for $31 million. Orative’s capabilities will be added to Cisco’s unified communications portfolio. “Orative is currently a Cisco technology partner, and it has already developed software that works with Cisco’s unified communications platforms, including Unified CallManager and MeetingPlace. Orative’s mobile software extends communications and collaboration capabilities of Cisco’s unified communications products that are typically found on the desktop to the mobile phone. It enables mobile phone users to coordinate conversations, collaborate with colleagues, view information on Unity voicemail messages, screen unwanted telephone calls and interruptions, and securely access personal and corporate contact information.” The acquisition is expected to close 2Q2007. Comment: Huge congrats to Paul F. and team on pulling this off. Awesome news! Reuters, with coverage at TechWorld, BetaNews, and eChannelLine
  • Samsung Dumping Windows Mobile, et al? … Rumour is that Samsung is planning its own smartphone device operating system, and dumping Windows Mobile, Symbian and Linux. CrunchGear
  • ifbyphone … ifbyphone provides telephony access to email accounts, for people on the go or those without a computer. Other subscription services offer scheduled audio wake up calls, weather by phone, and surveys, among others. ifbyphone


  • Google Calendar Client for Mac OS X … Chip released, a calendar client for Google Calendar for Mac OS X.
  • On Overload … Jim reflects on information overload and continuous distraction. “So much to do, so little time… it’s so easy to spread thin and just madly cycle from one thing to the next.The Future of Work Blog
  • Guard Precious Time … “Guard your precious time like a Ninja warrior …. You can’t treat every e-mail like a little hug …. Stop saying yes to

Knowledge Management

  • Epicor Release … Epicor announced that Epicor Information Worker is coming, which provides integration between Microsoft Office 2007 and Epicor’s enterprise applications. Due December 2006.

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