Posts Tagged ‘Cisco’

Windows Server 2003 End of Support Looms – A Webinar Recap

It’s no secret – Microsoft support for Windows Server 2003 ends on July 14, 2015. Last week, Perficient, AppZero and Cisco teamed up for a webinar, Planning & Preparing for Windows Server 2003 End of Life. During the session, the speakers discussed the options and paths available when moving off Windows Server 2003, including the […]

Upcoming Webinar: Planning for Windows Server 2003 End-of-Life

Still running Windows Server 2003? For a variety of reasons, there are many companies with Windows Server 2003 still in production. What does this all mean, really? “End-of-life” means Microsoft will completely end support for Windows Server 2003 including patches and security update. And when does this happen? July 14, 2015. Given the rate at […]

Lessons Learned from Cisco Pulling the Plug on Quad

Lessons Learned from Cisco Pulling The Plug on Quad

Kashyap Kompella has a short but really good article on the Lessons Learned from Cisco Pulling the Plug on Quad.  I’ve followed Cisco’s Quad / Webex Social for a while and even had the chance to see a demo while working at a client.  I was impressed by their vision of integration portal, social, and […]

Cisco WebEx Social Bites the Dust

Cisco has been a long-time major player in unified communications in the workplace.  Several years ago Cisco started making noise in the social collaboration marketplace.  Cisco had the bright idea to marry their strong telecommunications and conferencing capabilities with enterprise social networking and introduced Cisco Quad.  Quad promised to bring web conferencing, instant messaging, telephony, activity […]

Webinar Replay: Integrating Microsoft Lync with Cisco

On Wednesday, we held a webinar on a popular topic: how to successfully integrate Microsoft Lync with Cisco. During the webinar, Matt McGillen, Director of Infrastructure at Perficient, shared his recommendations and best practices on integrating the two technologies. Many organizations today are struggling to figure out how to make Lync work with their existing […]

Webinar on Microsoft Lync: Integrating with (or Replacing) Cisco

If your organization is struggling to make Lync work with your existing investments in legacy Cisco IP telephony, join us for a webinar on Thursday, June 13. The presentation will cover the best ways to leverage Lync in addition to an existing Cisco infrastructure. During the session, Matt McGillen, Director of Infrastructure at Perficient, will […]

Windows 8 and “Legacy” Cisco VPN Client Software

As I recently started using Windows 8 for my day to day desktop, I ran across an issue using my Cisco VPN Client that I can see affecting many users based on the significant number of customers we have requiring the use of Cisco VPN Clients. In my particular case I am running version 5.0.07.0440 […]

Changing the Collaboration Landscape

I just read an article at David Strom at ReadWrite Enterprise.   It’s titled, “How Lotus Notes Changed the Collaboration Landscape“.  The title is a bit of a misnomer.  It should really be, “A Short Review of Social Technologies and how They Will Change the Collaboration Landscape”.  Yeah, neither is all that catchy but the second […]

Exchange 2010 UM and Cisco: What to do about G729?

Exchange 2010 Unified Messaging is a great voicemail solution, especially for anyone with SIP-compliant PBX like Cisco or Avaya. At PointBridge we’ve had good success migrating people off Cisco Unity in particular. In fact, we recently migrated a 2000-user customer from Unity to Exchange UM, cutting everyone over in a single night. The project was […]

Gartner PCC: The Future of Portals

In a previous post, I talked about Gartners prediction of a “seismic shift” in the portal market.  In one of the last session of the Gartner Portal, Content & Collaboration 2011 Summit, Gene Phifer spoke about the future of portals.  Gene is convinced that the portal market (and mashup market) will be “subsumed” by a […]

Cisco H.323 Gateway and DTMF Tones Not Passed to Lync

I was recently at a client configuring Lync Dial-In Conferencing. All functionality worked within the Lync environment as well as between the internal Cisco phones. When testing external PSTN access to the Lync Dial-In Conferencing bridge, I noticed that the call would connect with two-way audio but DTMF signaling was not being accepted. Below is […]