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UC Week in Review: Apptix Launches Synchronization Tool


May 07, 2010

Apptix launched the Active Directory Synchronization Tool, which is designed to automatically synchronize changes in on-premise active directory databases to Apptix's hosted active director.

AD Sync provides customers with a single point to create and manage user accounts and instantly provision Apptix services as well as enhancing the end user experience by synchronizing local domain passwords with Apptix's domain for a unified sign-in experience.

The tool makes it easier for new customers to join Apptix's network by simply duplicating their active directory structure with Apptix using this new AD Sync utility.

In other industry news ANDTEK's unified communications solutions can run on dedicated servers and virtual machines, the company announced.

By making use of this facility, companies can respond flexibly to changing standards in their business communication, can concentrate IT resources and can use the capacities of physical servers in a very effective manner.

ANDTEK, the unified communications specialist, provides cross-functional communication solutions which comprises of fixed network and mobile to manage various applications. Users usually run these communications solutions on a physical server which is specifically reserved for this purpose. The communications solutions, on the other hand, can also be operated on a virtual machine which is integrated to a physical company server.

There are many advantages on using this virtualization which includes less expense, green IT, capacity utilization, higher availability and flexibility. The costs are low especially for hardware, cooling systems, storage space and energy.

Two awards were also handed out this week.

An announcement has been made by Vidyo  that it's VidyoDesktop Executive has been recognized as the Collaboration award winner for the 2010 Best of Interop Awards.

Held during this year's Interop Las Vegas, the "Best of Interop" awards ceremony had the finalists being hand-selected by award-winning editors and analysts from InformationWeek Analytics. More than 100 candidates were in consideration for Best of Interop in nine different categories.

Ofer Shapiro, CEO and co-founder, Vidyo, said they were honored to be the recipient of a Best of Interop award for the second time. Vidyo had received the Best of Interop 'Best Start-Up' award for a technology promise to shake-up the videoconferencing market with a novel architecture two years ago. The company has received the Best of Interop award in Collaboration for delivering on this promise this year. The company's assertion that the new architecture is causing a demonstrable shift in the videoconferencing market is strongly supported by the VidyoDesktop Executive.

Broadview has recently come under the lime light by bagging the "2009 Product of the Year" award from Unified Communications magazine for its Nationwide OfficeSuite. The award came as a recognition for Broadview's ground-breaking advancements to UC technologies.

Broadview Networks is a network-based business communications provider. Broadview provides the total solution for business communications to its nationwide customers. Its suit of solutions cover the areas such as local and long distance voice communications, premises-based and patented hosted VoIP systems, data services encompassing VPN- and MPLS-enabled applications, traditional telephone hardware, high-speed Internet services, a full suite of managed services, and a range of professional services. The Broadview customers enjoy a range of top grade customer service including a web-based account management tool and a primary point-of-contact for real-time, personal customer care.


Alice Straight is a unified communications editor. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Alice Straight




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