Merging social computing and unified communications together

July 8, 2010
Merging the Worlds of Social Computing and Unified Communications
Network World
Irwin Lazar shares some advice on how companies can integrate unified communications and social computing initiatives together.

“The integration of UC and social computing creates opportunities to further improve enterprise collaboration, but it also requires that companies set up the right organizational structure such that those responsible for UC and those responsible for social computing are themselves collaborating. We advise our clients to create an enterprise collaboration group with responsibility for creating an architecture that brings together all the various tools into a unified collaboration strategy. The opportunities to integrate UC and social computing only underscore the need for such an organizational strategy.”

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Samsung rolls out 50 and 30 series ‘eco-friendly’ LED screens
ZD Net
Rachel King offers a detailed description of Samsung’s new 50 and 30 series of LED displays, which the company says offers, “the most comfortable viewing experience.”

“The latest Samsung displays offer full 1080p resolution, a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 2ms response time. Starting with the energy side of things, the LED-backlit monitors consume up to about 40 per cent less energy and feature four energy-saving preset functions to control the screen brightness. On the comfortable side, Samsung has incorporated the ‘Magic Angle’ feature so that images are centered when viewed from any possible angle.”

Bluetooth 4.0 now reality; should be available this year
ZD Net
Rachel King writes about Bluetooth 4.0.

“Bluetooth 3.0 will soon no longer be cutting edge as version 4.0 specification has just been confirmed. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) cites the shining feature of Bluetooth 4.0 to be its ‘low energy technology,’ meaning it will use up less energy and reduce costs. Apparently the new version will be so revolutionary that it will ‘enable a plethora of new applications – some not even possible or imagined today.’”

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