BBM Meetings supports HD video chat with 25 participants

Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry launched its new collaboration app for BlackBerrys - and other mobile platforms - today on Thursday with BBM Meetings. What does it do? Well, as you might expect it turns

Published on: November 13th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Microsoft Lync to become Skype for Business

Microsoft Corp. plans to release the next version of its Lync software in the first half of next year, but will be rebranding it as Skype for Business, according to a blog post

Published on: November 12th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Your ‘home office’ excuse to buy Microsoft’s Xbox One

Sure the new Xbox One is about being a hub for home entertainment. From videogames with high-end graphics, the new Kinect sensor for motion and voice-activated controls, a Blu-Ray player, and all sorts

Published on: October 3rd, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Ottawa vendor brings SMB video conferencing to the cloud

Ottawa-based visual collaboration company Magor Corp. has launched Aerus, which extends its peer-to-peer video collaboration software architecture to the cloud. According to the vendor, the cloud-based Aerus platform lets people collaborate and communicate

Published on: March 19th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Small pediatric therapy clinic commits to full Windows 8 environment

When it comes to running a business that helps children with learning disabilities, and operates out of five locations scattered across south western Ontario, Steven Taylor finds coordination of staff and collaboration between

Published on: December 12th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Cisco to offer free TelePresence client?

Cisco Systems is taking several steps to extend its TelePresencevideoconferencing technology beyond enterprise meeting rooms,introducing two endpoints and a free client application for ad hocparticipants to download. To mark the fifth anniversary of

Published on: October 27th, 2011 Stephen Lawson

Luddite’s guide to online video conferencing

Video chat is all the rage these days, thanks to new services such as Google+ Hangouts and Skype/Facebook integrated video chat. Video chatting is a great way to stay in touch with family

Published on: August 9th, 2011 Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

Outsource IT or fall behind, Australian telco says

Telstra chief technology officer, Hugh Bradlow, has called on businesses to outsource their core ICT functions to specialized companies, including Cloud operators, in order to get with the 21st century."The way that we

Published on: April 18th, 2011 James Hutchinson

Skype aims to help users battle expensive roaming and WiFi

Voice and Internet communications while traveling are fraught with "gotchas" as road warriors try to wade through the minefield of price structures from cell phone carriers and Wi-Fi hotspot providers. Roaming charges can

Published on: February 18th, 2011 Bruce Gain

Tweet messages from your doctor – the new face of healthcare

When Janel Wood's 9-year-old son recently began experiencing migraines, the working mother decided to try a new company health care program that allowed her to communicate with a doctor through videoconferencing, voice over

Published on: May 21st, 2010 Lucas Mearian

Give Your Chats a Personal Touch With Free Videoconferencing

Pick a Camera Although you obviously can't do videoconferencing without a camera, what sort of camera you use doesn't actually matter much. Since your Internet connection will likely throttle the performance of any

Published on: November 24th, 2008 Zack Stern

Portability drives office of the future

Technology portability and environmental integrity will feature prominently in the office of the future - and technological advances are now making that possible. Small, dispersed workspaces, more mobile employees and a changing business

Published on: September 12th, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach

UC – it’s quite simple after all

For many Canadian small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), unified communications (UC) remains just a buzzword despite the benefits experienced larger businesses using the technology.Cost, complexity and unfamiliarity with UC are significant adoption barriers

Published on: May 23rd, 2008 Nestor Arellano