HP, Microsoft, Polycom: Bundling Against Cisco

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Last summer Polycom bought HP’s video and telepresence business, becoming the exclusive videoconferencing supplier for HP’s reseller and integrator businesses. Now they will launch the first integrated, all-in-one solution bundle to come from the two vendors that’s intended to be sold through the channel. There will also be more bundles in the future. Hewlett Packard […]

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Polycom and Microsoft Partner

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Polycom and Microsoft just announced an expanded agreement to deliver integrated end-to-end unified communications (UC) that will encompass Microsoft branded software, hardware, networking and services, and will enable customers to improve business productivity and reduce travel, telecom and IT operating costs. What Does This Mean for the ProAV market? According to Polycom, they’re partnering with […]

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CES Keynote From Microsoft’s Ballmer Outlines Opportunities for Technology Industry

A first-time keynote address from Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer and cutting-edge product launches fueled momentum on the eve of the 2009 International CES. Produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the 2009 International CES, the world’s largest tradeshow for consumer technology, was held last week in Las Vegas. During a market research presentation on Tuesday afternoon, […]

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Is Microsoft Making A Play for CEDIA HomeAV?

In Monday’s Wall Street Journal, Nick Wingfield wrote about Microsoft’s big plans towards touch screen technology. Wingfield wrote, “While Apple Inc’s iPhone kicked off the craze for touch-sensing screens on mobile phones, Microsoft Corp. is pushing a similar technology for personal-computer screens that could eventually replace the computer mouse.” In fact, Microsoft is investing $24 […]

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