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Lotusphere 2011

by Bill Pray  |  February 4, 2011  |  1 Comment

IBM’s theme for Lotusphere 2011 was “Get Social. Do Business.” A few of my observations: The audience had a very international flavor – more so than in years past, it seemed. It was not unusual to stand in the crowd and hear numerous languages. Not knowing the numbers for comparison, one can only speculate. Is […]

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The Color of Web Conferencing

by Bill Pray  |  September 2, 2010  |  1 Comment

“Green is a color, the perception of which is evoked by light having a spectrum dominated by energy with a wavelength of roughly 520–570 nanometres. In the subtractive color system, it is not a primary color, but is created out of a mixture of yellow and blue, or yellow and cyan; it is considered one […]

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Unified Communications – The Pitch, The Promise, The Practicality

by Bill Pray  |  August 26, 2010  |  Comments Off

Welcome to the three Ps of unified communications technologies: The Pitch “consistent unified user interface and user experience across multiple devices and media types” “to simplify and integrate all forms of communications in view” Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_communications “provides a seamless flow between the work your employees do and the people they need to connect with […]

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The Amazing SaaS E-mail Race Update: IBM Achieves Multi-Tenancy

by Bill Pray  |  August 12, 2010  |  Comments Off

Software-as-a-service (SaaS) e-mail continues to be a hot topic for me when I talk with various enterprises, both in terms of viability and market players. Enterprises are seeking to strategically leverage SaaS e-mail to reduce costs and management for e-mail services. This week, IBM improved it’s ability to compete in what I call “The Amazing […]

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Google Wave – Not an E-mail Replacement

by Bill Pray  |  August 5, 2010  |  Comments Off

“RIP Google Wave” is the headline from CNN today, with the first line of the article stating “Google’s attempt to reinvent e-mail has fizzled.” And, therein lies the problem. Had that idea not been part of the core from the start, Wave might have had a chance. Conceptually I like Google Wave, however the approach […]

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