Il concetto di Big Data

Il concetto di Big Data puó essere riassunto in modo rapido come:

Volume: dimensioni incrementali dataset
Variety: eterogeneità dei dati
Velocity; analisi e gestione in tempo reale (vedi IoT)
Veracity: affidabilità del dato


Moving to Digital Age

Top videoconference pains and potentials

The main problem: background noise
The main lackness: no training on etiquette

My solution: adoption services and Polycom audio fencing

Microsoft Surface HUB

Una moderna lavagna digitale o, per dirla diversamente, una variante estremamente più potente e versatile di una LIM, all'interno della quale trova spazio la componentistica di un PC e la più recente release del sistema operativo Windows.

Smartworking in Italia

Smartworking o Lavoro Agile. Come riportano i dati dell'Osservatorio Smart Working del Politecnico di Milano - quasi il 50% delle grandi aziende sta già sperimentando questo tipo di prestazione.

Disegno di legge in Italia

A Huge Change Is Coming to Skype That Will Make It Much More Helpful

A Huge Change Is Coming to Skype That Will Make It Much More Helpful

Microsoft wants Skype to be more than just a chat app. The company unveiled a significant Skype update that will turn it into a platform for interacting with other apps, similar to what Facebook has done with its Messenger app.

This new version will allow Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana and third-party apps to integrate with Skype. Microsoft is touting the ability to plan trips, shop, and book a hotel all within the Skype app by interacting with virtual bots.

​Meet 2016's developers, according to Stack Overflow's annual survey

Do you know who programmers really are? What they really do? Or what tools they use? Let's see how closely your guesses come to the reality of the 50,000 plus developers who responded to Stack Overflow's 2016 developer survey.

Stack Overflow is an online social community of 4.7 million programmers. Think of it as a Facebook for techies and you won't be far wrong.

Working Smarter: 11 Things Ultra-Productive People Do Differently

The amount of time we have to get things done in our day is limited. We all work within the same 24 hour day, yet some people do a fantastic amount of quality work in those same 24 hours.

On the flip side, others can barely beat down the urgent tasks knocking on their door so that they can work on the main projects.

What makes the difference? How do the ultra-productive get so, well, productive?

Shona Brown, Google Emeritus and Dropbox COO Dennis Woodmans talking about OKR

OKR stands for Objectives and Key Results. It is a method of defining and tracking objectives and their outcomes.

Its main goal is to connect company, team and personal objectives to measurable results, making people move together in the right direction. A big part of OKR is making sure each individual knows what's expected of them at work. OKRs are kept public in front of everyone so that teams move in one direction and know what others are focusing on.

Lavoro agile, Ania: «Il ddl sul lavoro autonomo garantirà più efficienza»

ROMA - Giudizio positivo dell'Ania al ddl sul lavoro autonomo e sullo smart working che può dare più efficienza alle imprese e più benessere ai lavoratori, a condizione che non ci creino troppi vincoli e limitazioni all'utilizzo del lavoro agile. E' quanto ha sostenuto il direttore Relazioni industriali dell'Ania, Luigi Caso, nel corso di un'audizione al Senato.

Smartworking tra luci ed ombre

La quarta rivoluzione industriale (Industry 4.0) sta contribuendo a superare l’idea “fordista” di lavoro, elaborando nuovi paradigmi che implicano per il lavoratore nuove mansioni, ruoli e competenze, ma anche innovazioni organizzative, tra cui nuove articolazioni dell’orario stesso. In passato le persone definivano la sicurezza del posto di lavoro in termini di stabilità oggi i cambiamenti in atto, che incidono su imprese e lavoro, non sono solo di tipo economico, ambientale e geo-politico.

Manage a Skype Meeting Broadcast event

Skype Meeting Broadcast is a feature of Skype for Business Online that enables you to schedule, produce, and broadcast meetings or events to online audiences up to 10,000 attendees.

A large event requires up-front planning and preparation by a team of committed individuals, thus, Skype Meeting Broadcast includes different roles that come with their own capabilities for delivering, participating in, or attending the broadcast:

Producer. Manages the meeting sources (audio, video, and PowerPoint decks), records the event, and posts the recording to Office 365 Video.

Polycom & Microsoft’s growing partnership: What it really means for customers

A guest post from Brennon Kwok, Polycom Asia Pacific’s regional UC Solution Architect for Microsoft and recognised by Microsoft as a Lync MVP:

#Office365 #SFB update

Microsoft continua a migliorare il proprio servizio UC in cloud (Skype for Business SFB) Office365.

Vi riassumo brevemente le novità e le opportunità:

Analisi mercato #VDC 4Q15

Mercato globale in andamento leggermente positivo secondo IDC [1] (+1.5%) rispetto ai 3 anni precedenti.
Valore del mercato globale di circa 600M$ worldwide a quarter (io seguo la regola empirica del 2% per determinare il valore del mercato italiano: 12M$ a quarter).

Cisco resta ancora il leader con il 45% di share, e #Polycom seconda 19% di share ma in calo rispetto all'anno precedente (22%).

I valori per quarter delle varie componenti sono:

43M$ per Immersive Telepresence (0.8M$ in Italia, forse...)

425M$ per sistemi da sala (8.5M$ in Italia)


Polycom Clariti

Polycom Clariti hybrid cloud

Polycom® RealPresence Clariti™ is powerful collaboration infrastructure software for businesses of all sizes that connects people with HD voice, content, video, and web collaboration. As a complete software solution, RealPresence Clariti delivers a comprehensive, industry-proven collaboration platform. Whether it’s deployed in the cloud or on site, organizations can count on an excellent combination of user experience and ease of management. In addition, Polycom’s hybrid cloud service provides seamless management of spikes in demand with additional capacity whenever needed.

Audio innovation to remember: Polycom Noise Block

This option is automatically enabled in new Profiles. When enabled, the RMX can detect AVC endpoints with a noisy audio channel and automatically mute them, reducing the noise heard by other conference participants. When the auto muted endpoint becomes the “speaker” the endpoint is automatically un-muted by the system. If the speaker halts his/her conversation and the line still emits noises, the endpoint will be automatically muted again.

Audio innovation to remember: Polycom Acoustic Fence

RealPresence Group Series systems now include an experimental technology that uses standard Polycom
microphone arrays that build a virtual fence around a user or multiple users. The audio is automatically muted
when all sounds originate outside a boundary. If a speaker is talking inside the fence, the volume is not altered,
but sounds outside the fence are lowered by 12 dB. Once the speaker leaves the fenced area, the audio is muted.
In addition to the primary Polycom microphone array, one or more fence microphone arrays are required. The

Audio innovation to remember: Polycom Acoustic Bubble

Polycom Audio innovation: the acoustic bubble delivers an innovative noise recognition algorithm suited for mobile users.

Polycom Eagle Eye Producer

Polycom is presenting the new Eagle Eye Producer. The new automatic director will provide a new unique videoconferencing experience, enhancing the automatic camera positioning (PTZ) recognizing the people in the room and switching between panoramic and close views. Another unique feature is the face recognition and people counting, giving a new videoconference reports info about on how many people were in the videoconference room

Microsoft rebrands Lync as 'Skype for Business'; readies 2015 releases

Microsoft is rebranding its Lync unified communication products as "Skype for Business."

The company announced the name change, as well as some target dates for the next versions of the offering on November 11.


A new journey. Lync 2013.

Microsoft Lync is an enterprise-ready unified communications platform. Lync connects people everywhere, on Windows 8 and other operating systems including mobile devices, as part of their everyday productivity experience. Lync provides a consistent, single client experience for presence, instant messaging, voice, video and a great meeting experience. Lync users can connect to anyone on Skype, enabling rich communication with hundreds of millions of people around the world.


UC Architecture

Endpoints (phones, video devices, headsets etc)
Gateways (until the World is totally SIP, you'll need access to good old T1/E1 and analogue devices)
Session Border Controller (SBC) think of this as a "firewall" for voice and video, not having this leaves your organisation open to toll fraud etc
Performance Monitoring - this means tracking and analysis of the IP traffic, quickly highlight problem areas, not doing so will result in poor quality voice and video
Management - billing and accounting packages that help control your costs

Polycom Immersive Studio

You need to make better decisions more quickly, no matter where your global teams are located. Conference room and mobile video are great for everyday meetings, but the most important business discussions need to be as life-like and interactive as possible.
Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio provides a specially designed environment where every detail is perfected to create a visual, audio, and collaboration experience that is so real, you forget about the technology and focus only on the objective and content of your meeting.

Le Unified Communications in breve

In questa infographic creata da IDC è possibile capire in modo rapido e sintetico cosa si intende per Unified Communication and Collaboration.
Quali sono le componenti delle UCC secondo IDC?

Telefonia avanzata e Call Management
Unified Messaging
Instant Messaging
Web, audio e video conferencing
Unified Presence
Applicazioni e processi communication enabled
Software e servizi di collaborazione

How Shoretel had met Williams F1 racing team

For many companies, the ability to cater for a remote workforce has become utterly imperative. Williams has a more pronounced need for secure, seamless mobile working than most companies. With around 70 of its employees travelling ten months of the year to different, exotic locations, Williams knew that in order to ensure the utmost efficiency of its workforce it would have to turn to a unified communication system.


Why WebRTC is not the disruptive technology we needed so far?

An interesting post by Dave Michels on noJitter.

WebRTC is an important development. However, it must be understood that WebRTC is not ubiquitous, plugin-free, or free. Since codecs and applications have enabled real-time, browser-based applications for years, WebRTC is just another approach. WebRTC has not delivered any features or capabilities that are inherently new.


Brunswick Selects ShoreTel for Global UC Solution for 8,000 workers

Big news! Today we’re proud to announce that Brunswick Corporation has chosen ShoreTel to displace legacy Avaya/Nortel systems at more than 200 sites around the globe with more than 8,000 users. About one-third of the sites are live now with more deploying each month, and when complete, Brunswick will be one of ShoreTel’s largest customers.

Williams F1® uses UC & Mobility to extend office trackside at Grand Prix

VoIP an easy guide to understand

VoIP, the Voice over Internet Protocol, is a way to use the Internet to make phone calls. It’s been around since the mid-1990s. Since then the number of businesses using it has steadily increased, and so has the variety of ways they’re using it. In this guide we’re going to compare VoIP to traditional office phone systems to better understand what it is, how it works, and why so many businesses are making the switch. And we’ll start with a simple comparison to music.


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