Reflecting on Inflection

UC industry pundits like myself frequently speak about disruption and inflection points. It's a theme that over the past decade has ceased to get old. We use these terms to describe significant shifts occurring in the industry, such as digital to IP, prem to cloud, hardware to software, and hard phone to softphones. It also applies to less distinct shifts such as next generation applications and mobile-first/cloud-first.

In this vidoecast with Blair Pleasant of UCStrategies, Vishakha Radia of Cisco Consulting Services discusses the Internet of Everything and how it

In this Industry Buzz podcast, Blair Pleasant moderates a discussion among the UCStrate

Industry's Fastest 802.11ac Access Point from Meru

A wireless access point supporting the next-generation 802.11ac (5G) wireless standard, was unveiled by Sunnyvale, California-based Meru Networks last week, and is the company's first access point.

The Meru AP832 access point is the most recent in a series of new wireless equipment brought in this year to support 802.11ac; Aruba Networks, Motorola Solutions and Cisco have also released next-generation access points and routers.

Samsung Nears Signing of Mobile-Device Deal with FBI, U.S. Navy

Both The Wall Street Journal and Reuters reported that Samsung is close to signing a deal to provide mobile devices to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Navy. The FBI, in particular, has over 35,000 employees who currently use BlackBerry devices. Whether BlackBerry devices would be replaced by Android-powered Galaxy models or whether handsets from both manufacturers would be used are still not clear at this point.

Some analysts see the forthcoming government deal as proof that mobile has arrived in the enterprise.