New Apps Let You Manage the Cloud from Anywhere


A pair of new apps coming soon dovetail nicely with Voxilla tech-honcho Eric Chamberlain's two-part series on working with Amazon's web services (AWS). In keeping with a recent study from Gartner indicating that deskphones could soon disappear from the enterprise, Ylastic has released mobile versions of its AWS management tool for Android and iPhone. For $10 per month, users can manage EC2 instances, Simple Storage Service (S3) buckets and SimpleDB domains, among other capabilities. The … [Read more...]

5 Great Communications Innovations – 2008 Edition


In 2008 communications went truly mobile and truly global, extending a trend that's been building for several years, to be sure - but in the great tradition of year-end list making, I'm making the call on 5 innovations that pushed the boundaries, set the bar and served to point the way toward the future of how people will stay in touch tomorrow. 1. iPhone 3G Some might say the Apple smartphone was a 2007 innovation, but the 2nd iteration supporting the 3G network protocol rocked the mobile … [Read more...]

Samsung’s New Math

Samsung's convergence calculation goes like this. Routing + switching + VoIP + security = 1 — One box, one management interface, one architecture. Last month the Korean electronics giant introduced the U.S. enterprise networking market to Samsung's new math with the Ubigate iBG Series all-in-one enterprise networking platform for SMBs. Ubigate begs the question: does the world really need another box? That's a simplistic and narrow view, according to Samsung Director of North American … [Read more...]

Microsoft Communicates

It’s Mother’s Day and what’s Mother’s Day about except communication? All those phone calls and cards, not to mention all those flowers and chocolates. That must be why Microsoft chose this week to unveil a budding ecosystem of new devices designed to work seamlessly with its unified communications suite, Microsoft Office Communicator 2007, which debuted last March. OK, maybe the announcement was really timed for WinHEC this week. But if Mom has a computer and makes phone calls, … [Read more...]