Industry Updates

News Updates (June 11, 2009)

KnowledgeTree Update … KnowledgeTree released Version 3.6.1 of its document management solution, and a new plug-in for Microsoft Office. “Also featured prominently in this release is the Microsoft Office Add-in, which integrates KnowledgeTree seamlessly with the entire Office suite. Microsoft users can open, edit, save and email documents that reside in the KnowledgeTree repository from within Office applications, exactly as they would if that document was located on a shared drive. In addition, a powerful built-in search makes it even easier to find documents in the repository from within Office applications.More

Synchronica Mobile Gateway for Enterprises … Synchronica released an Enterprise Edition of its Mobile Gateway, for inhouse deployment. “Mobile Gateway Enterprise Edition includes a Microsoft-Windows installer, allowing businesses to install and host it on their own servers. It supports Microsoft Exchange, Sun Java Communications Suite, and IBM Lotus Domino corporate email servers, as well as IMAP/POP3 consumer email back-ends. The gateway is based on the open industry standards Push IMAP (IMAP IDLE) for mobile email and SyncML (OMA DS) for contact and calendar synchronisation.More

Microsoft and Interoute … Microsoft signed an agreement with Interoute, to provide voice-over-IP calling services in Europe for customers with Office Communications Server. “By connecting Microsoft Office Communicator Server R2 to Interoute’s pan-European network via SIP trunking, enterprises can move straight to unified communications and VoIP with Interoute One, without having to discard their previous investment in PBX platforms or by embarking on expensive migration projects. Interoute launched a secure ’Skype without the Skypemares’ offering in Europe three years ago, and pioneered its integration with the Microsoft Unified Communications suite, integrating VoIP with Microsoft’s Live and Office Communications Servers (LCS and OCS) and offers Direct Dial In in 47 Countries. Interoute’s pan European network currently carries 500 million VoIP minutes each month for wholesale carriers and enterprises.More

Yakabod Overview … Bill reviews the upcoming release from Yakabod. “Yakabod’s flagship product is the Yakabox Knowledge Network. It is built to meet Protection Level 3 standards for software used in the U.S. Intelligence Community. It is a secure knowledge-sharing system that enables organizations more control over their content and allows for secure collaboration, both internally and with their business partners. I feel even more importantly it provides the users with great control and flexibility in how they manage content relevant to their work. It is activity based rather than based on taxonomies and file structures isolated from daily work processes. With the release of Yakabox 3.0 they are plan to engage a broader market outside the intelligence community.More

Business Driver for Google Apps Sync … With the release of Sync for Google Apps, Google is hoping that more firms will give up inhouse Exchange Servers and shift to its offerings. “Google is trying to expand its presence inside the world’s corporate IT departments with products like Google Apps, which the company says offers a cheaper and more reliable alternative to traditional IT software companies. Quoting data from Forrester, Google’s David Girouard, president of Enterprise products, said companies who chose to use Google’s hosted Gmail service save about $17 per user per month as compared to companies that build and host their own e-mail servers.More

Other Items
– Polycom and LifeSize offer telepresence systems for smaller teams.
– BT opened telepresence demo centers in London, New York, and Denver.
– Dan comments on the reduction in the Apple Tax (eg, cheaper MacBook Pros).
– John lists his favorite online tools: Central Desktop, Dropbox, Google Calendar, iLine, Jott, and SimpleEvent.
– O3Spaces releasd the beta of Workplace 3.0, its document collaboration product.
– Google’s CEO reacts to Microsoft Bing.
– Jesse offers 8 ideas to better manage your email.
– Tia comments on how Bua Consulting is using Central Desktop.
– IBM is a diamond sponsor of this year’s Enterprise 2.0 conference, and has quite a few sessions to deliver.

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