Apple bought Novauris to boost speech recognition

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TechCrunch broke the news the other day about Novauris getting acquired by Apple. As with many of Apple’s smaller acquisitions, this transaction was kept low profile, and it actually happened last year. Nothing on the companies’ websites indicates such an announcement. Apple definitely regards any improvement to speech recognition as a critical component in delivering the best mobile experience, namely with Siri on iOS.

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Five9 IPOs with great fanfare

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Cloud contact center vendor Five9 reached a milestone on Friday, April 4, with its debut on NASDAQ under ticker FIVN. The IPO price was $7 per share and went up as much as 16% to finally settle at about a 9% gain at the end of the day.

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Ex-Nortel employees run massive patent consortium

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Nortel is no longer with us, but its legacy is without denying. And not just from the old Nortel PBXs and desk phones you still see once in a while, but something of greater impact to businesses.

Patents. Thousands of them.

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On March 18 Genesys announced the acquisition of Solariat assets, primarily the SocialOptimizr social analytics product. Genesys has been on a buying spree for the past year or so, mostly focused on expanding its cloud portfolio and customer base. But the Solariat acquisition will no doubt be fitted into Genesys’ continued efforts to improve its Customer Experience Platform.

I’ll be the first to admit: I’ve never heard of Solariat and/or SocialOptimizr. Which makes this announcement even more intriguing…

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The cloud. Enormous processing power. Ubiquitous information access. Intelligent software.

And now, robots in the workplace.

Is this the harmless Enterprise Connect conference, or are we in a Terminator movie franchise?

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What better way to start Enterprise Connect coverage than writing about something we all love to hate in our daily work?

Conference calls.

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Get ready for Enterprise Connect 2014

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The Gaylord Palms in Orlando — a.k.a. The Biodome — once again hosts the conference that allows attendees an excuse to descend upon the Land of Mega Theme Parks. What better way to spend four days away from the office, in sunny Florida, learning about technologies and services you may (or may not) use, while just a hop away from worlds of magic and make-believe?

Enterprise Connect 2014 is bigger and better, and just as its name evolved from VoiceCon, each year the event aims to bring together the most relevant enterprise communications vendors to demonstrate their latest equipment, software, and services. Long ago it was just about SIP, then video became big, followed by social and collaboration, cloud, and now…?

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Intel ditches the cloud in speech recognition

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Cloud this, cloud that… These days you cannot read a day’s worth of tech news without the word “cloud.” The cloud is streaming movies. The cloud is securing your passwords. The cloud is storing your documents. And the cloud is processing your voice commands.

Enough of that, says Intel.

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Happy New Year 2014

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I don’t know about you, but 2013 just flew by for me, and I attribute it to being way too busy at work (i.e. the salaried job). Unfortunately, that also meant this blog suffered as I hadn’t published as many articles for the year. Or tweeted. Or Google Plus’d. Or LinkedIn’d. And sorry, I’m not much of an Instagram or SnapChat user…

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Is your security vendor in bed with the NSA?

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This article is sponsored by Good Technology.

Enterprise security is a serious subject to both the employer and the employee, especially in today’s world of mobility and BYOD. Corporate VPN is the most popular access method offered to mobile workers, allowing them to log into the corporate network from anywhere. Typically the worker is issued an RSA SecureID keyfob that generates a six digit random number periodically to be entered as part of a PIN. Workers are told to keep this keyfob safe and immediately alert IT if it is lost.

Never mind all that. It’s all but a facade, as the latest bombshell revelation from the Snowden leaks tied RSA to the snoops at NSA.

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