Using softphones in the workplace

August 23, 2010
Dell rides enterprise to 22% revenue jump
The Register
Cade Metz writes about Dell’s financial successes with its corporate customers.

“Dell revenues climbed 22 per cent to $15.5B in the quarter ending July 30, thanks largely to increased demand among corporate customers. Commercial business revenue increased 28 per cent to $12.7B during the company’s fiscal 2011 second quarter, and servers, storage and services revenue jumped 43 per cent to $4.3B. This translated to a 16 per cent jump in overall profit.”

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Is there a softphone in your future?
Network World
Irwin Lazar writes about the usage of softphones in the workplace.

“In our latest research we’ve found that a whopping 70 per cent of companies are increasing their deployment of softphones, while only 18 per cent of firms have no plans to deploy softphones of any kind. Softphones are now becoming commonplace, thanks to their inclusion as a core part of UC desktop clients from vendors including Avaya, Cisco, IBM Lotus, and Microsoft, and increasing familiarity with public softphone-based telephony services such as Skype. Companies with a higher percentage of under-30 employees are more likely to adopt softphones, likely due to the familiarity of the younger generation with software-based communications.”

LG touts ‘surprisingly productive’ iPad killer
The Register
Rik Myslewski offers some details about LG’s upcoming tablet device.

“LG says that its upcoming tablet, set for worldwide release before the end of this year, will compete against Apple’s iPad by being, well, useful. ‘It’s going to be surprisingly productive,’ LG VP for mobile-device marketing Chang Ma told the Wall Street Journal. ‘Our tablet will be better than the iPad.’ Ma told the WSJ that his company’s tablet will focus not on content consumption, as does the iPad, but instead be a productivity device loaded with apps that support, for example, document writing and video editing.”

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