Videoconferencing Is Going Mainstream, And Cisco & Logitech Are Joining The Competition

Recent acquisitions by Logitech and Cisco are suggesting that videoconferencing is moving past enterprise and heading for the consumer market. Cisco has acquired and several companies in the past month, most notably Norwegian conferencing hardware developer Tandberg. And Logitech, which is mostly known for selling mice, webcams, and PC accessories, announced the purchase of LifeSize […]

 

iLinc for Salesforce CRM Lands Another Customer

Research firm Revelation Global announced last week that they have deployed iLinc for Salesforce CRM via the AppExchange. The application aims to improve the customer lifecycle by automating key processes, and thereby unburdening customer-facing employees to they can focus on driving revenue. Specifically the application allows Salesforce CRM customers to launch virtual meetings and demos […]

 

BeaconLive Integrates with An Email Marketer

This week, at a biannual information publishers’ conference, Real Magnet and BeaconLive launched a seemingly ambitious joint offering: a unified platform for email marketing, event registration, and audio and web conferencing. Real Magnet specializes in email marketing, and BeaconLive provides conferencing services and even e-commerce capabilities. The goal behind the joint venture is to make […]

 

Watch Out, Citrix & WebEx! ViVu May Be The Next Big Thing

Last month, video-conferencing service ViVu raised $3million in a Series A funding round, and some are suggesting that their interactive video-as-a-service (iVaaS) could be the WebEx and GoToMeeting (Citrix) killer. With Vivu’s service, users can create, publish, and manage video-conferencing events from the site, and access meetings from computers or even smartphones. Their software is […]

 

PBworks Delivers A Different Sort of Web Conferencing

Some organizations prefer not to set up separate web and telephone conference sessions in order to work in real time, and PBworks has released their Real-Time Collaboration Update as a solution. PBworks provides on-demand collaboration solutions for business and education. This newest issue allows both real-time and asynchronous collaboration, through which colleagues can message coworkers, […]

 

iLinc Announces Fall Release of iLinc 10

iLinc announced the Fall Release of iLinc 10 last month. The update is now generally available, and features several new capabilities, including new architecture for simplified recording and editing that make it easier for users to customize their customize their conferencing environments. Over the past two years, web conferencing has become a smart alternative for […]

 

Cisco Adds Another Company

Late last month Cisco Systems acquired Norwegian conference hardware developer Tandberg, and followed with the acquisition of mobile multimedia solutions company Starent Networks. Just this week, they’ve announced plans to acquire a third company in this two-month period: ScanSafe, a provider of SaaS Web security solutions for small business to global enterprises. Cisco’s VP and […]

 

iLinc Goes Green

Web conferencing eliminates travel by plane, train, and automobile, and saves money, fuel, and cuts down on greenhouse emissions. Now iLinc has a patent to measure just how many dollars are saved and emissions averted. Last month, iLinc was given a patent from the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for their iLinc Green Meter; […]

 

ConferencePlus Releases SMB-Friendly ConferencePlus One

This month, ConferencePlus reached out to SMBs with their new ConferencePlus One package, which is a flat-rate audio and web conferencing platform featuring Microsoft Office Live Meeting. Most companies are beginning to offer SMB-friendly solutions that are essentially deconstructions of their more expensive offerings, but ConferencePlus One doesn’t seem to skimp on anything, and provides […]

 

Cisco Acquires Tandberg; Switches from IBM Platform to WebEx

Last week, Cisco made two very different changes regarding web conferencing. First, they announced they will be buying Norwegian video conferencing outfit Tandberg for $3 billion. The company’s 1,500 employees will become part of Cisco, and the deal is expected to close in 2010 and improve earnings the following year. The goal behind the Tandberg […]