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Alcatel Lucent Enterprise: Delivering MObile Access In Education Environments

Hear how your peers are benefiting from a Unified Access strategy in this 45 minute live webinar

• Can you deliver a consistent user experience on both your wired and wireless network?

• Want to manage BYOD before it overburdens your IT team?

• Need visibility and control of your network for faster troubleshooting and proactive network planning?

• Or you are just under pressure to do more with less budget and resources?

By end of end of 2015 there will be over 1.3 billion global mobile workers, and they expect to have the same applications, access availability, functionality and performance, no matter what network they are connected to. As a networks administrator, you need to provide a seamless experience to your users on both your wired and wireless networks without compromising on security or overloading your IT staff. Hear from 2 IT directors and see how they overcome their mobility and BYOD challenges.

June 11 Live Reference Exchange was a great occasion to share the experience of our two speakers


Nick Zepp - Nick Zepp is the Network & Systems Manager at the State College Area School District. In his current role at the district, he oversees a team of six members responsible for daily operations and management of all Network, VOIP, Collaboration virtualization, hosted services, and other district systems.

Nick has worked in a K-12 technology role for over 10 years and has firsthand knowledge of how a strong infrastructure supports the K-12 enterprise environment.

Robert Goff - Robert Goff has worked for the Christina School District since 2001 and is responsible for its day to day I.T. operations. He manages a team of 10 people who support an approximate 24000 node network.

He is an Information Security Officer for the state of Delaware and a member of the IRM council which develops and oversees the policy and topologies of I.T. in Delaware. Rob had previously worked as has a consultant after graduating in Computer engineering.

Alcatel Lucent Enterprise: Great User Experience Is Never An Accident

Unified Access for a Seamless

User Experience Wired and wireless access delivered on a unified network infrastructure

The Alcatel-Lucent Unified Access solution provides a consistent network service and application experience for both wired and wireless devices. It is the only solution that leverages the entire Enterprise portfolio, achieved simply via software upgrades to our switches and management system. This means no rip and replacement is required.

Related story from Current Analysis - Principal Analyst Mike Fratto rates Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN portfolio “Very Strong" - well above the market average. 

With this futureproof solution, you can:

  • Address the challenges presented to corporations trying to deal with major market trends like mobility, BYOD and the move to the Cloud
  • Provide employees with the freedom to choose any devices (corporate or personal), any access methods (wired or wireless), from anywhere, at any time
  • Deliver secure, high quality applications, especially multimedia communications such as voice, images and videos
  • Adopt BYOD without overloading the IT team and keeping your network secure
  • Gain visibility and control of the applications in the network, prioritizing business critical ones while enabling employees to explore new applications
  • Consolidate infrastructure for the connectivity of multiple networked devices
  • Simplify operations for IT teams through unified management, deployment automation and single policy definition across the wired and wireless infrastructure, from the edge to the network core

Alcatel Lucent Enterprise: 8088 Smart DeskPhone – UC and Video reach new levels


CeBit/Germany, Enterprise Connect/Orlando – Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise today introduced a new tool to help businesses take visual communications to the next level. The new Alcatel-Lucent 8088 Smart DeskPhone helps employees be more productive in the workplace with new visual communication and collaboration capabilities.

The 8088 Smart DeskPhone is part of the OpenTouch 2.1 update just announced which delivers an enriched personalized connected experience for users. The OpenTouch Conversation collaboration tool interface is now available on the 8088 Smart DeskPhone. With OpenTouch Conversation users can easily navigate between workstations, tablets, smartphones and the 8088 Smart DeskPhone to use the most appropriate device for their needs without losing context or interaction in the conversation.

Visual communications help bridge employees, customers and partners to content and help break communication borders within a global environment. The new 8088 Smart DeskPhone includes advanced features for intuitive and comfortable access to wideband audio and HD video conversations. The 8088 Smart Deskphone also delivers a video experience with simplicity and efficiency, while bridging the benefits of all media into the ergonomics of Enterprise class communications.

The 8088 Smart DeskPhone is ideal for meeting rooms, transforming them into video conferencing rooms that any user can actually enjoy as doing video is now as simple as a phone call.

Alcatel-Lucent 8088 Smart DeskPhone technology:

  • 7” touch screen TFT-LCD with WVGA (16:9) format
  • Built-in 5 Mpx HD autofocus camera
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Bluetooth 2.1 handset as standard delivery, Bluetooth 2.1 support for earset/headset
  • HDMI 1.4 for external HD display unit
  • Gigabit Ethernet PC-through ports with 802.3AF Power over Ethernet (Class 3) and 802.3az power-saving management
  • Secure SIP and RTP support


Luxurious fit for hospitality
The 8088 Smart DeskPhone is ideal for hospitality applications where the open APIs can be used to create customized capabilities and services like room automation and video concierge services. The elegant design, 7” screen and Bluetooth handset make it an ideal brand advocate for a hotel, cruise line, stadium or arena setting it apart as a luxury feature.

Eric Penisson, VP & General Manager, Communications Solutions Business Unit, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise “Video and visual communications is one of the biggest catalysts today for team collaboration. The new 8088 Smart DeskPhone delivers the business case to boost video adoption in enterprises with its affordable price for small-to-medium and large businesses, its centralized IT management capabilities, and its integration into the Enterprise communications environment. Visual communications remove the real and invisible boundaries between global locations creating a highly functional, global business. Add enhanced mobile capabilities that enable on the go communications, you end up with a world-class communications solution.”

Achieving the Dream – One Operating System for Midrange to Enterprise Storage

As long as I have been in storage, the dream has been to have a common operating system for midrange and enterprise storage.  This would help to reduce development costs and cycles for vendors, while simplifying management, and providing the right price point without sacrificing functionality for end users. However, since midrange storage is targeted at smaller organizations, with smaller IT budgets, midrange storage systems have always required a different architecture with scaled down functionality and availability. This meant that the operating system for the midrange storage systems had to be different, the functionality was limited and different management tools were required. Hitachi has achieved the dream of a common operating system with the introduction of the Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) models G200, G400, G600, and G800, which run the same operating system as the enterprise-class VSP G1000. Read more

NEC Malaysia launches next-generation UNIVERGE SV9000 series communication servers

Kuala Lumpur, 22 January 2015 – NEC Corporation of Malaysia, a leading infocommunications technology provider, has announced the launch of its latest line of next-generation communication servers in Malaysia, the UNIVERGE SV9000 series, as well as the UT880, an innovative next-generation desk phone. Read more

2014 CoR Annual Scientific Meeting KSR-MCoR Friendship Symposium

Venue: 3-5 Apr 2014

2014 Annual Scientific Meeting KSR-CoR Friendship Symposium

Venue: Putrajaya Marriott Hotel & Spa

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NEC Breaks World Record for Energy Efficiency with the Ultra-Compact Express5800/GT110f-S Server

Tokyo, July 4, 2013 - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced that its ultra-compact tower server, the Express5800/GT110f-S, demonstrated the world’s highest energy efficiency by achieving 6,488 overall ssj_ops/watt on the SPECpower_ssj® 2008 benchmark. Read more

Springlab Sponsors HDS Team in Century Ride Malaysia 2012

Springlab Distribution sponsored Hitachi’s participation in the recent Century Ride Malaysia held on the 15th July in Ipoh, Perak.

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Brocade Names New Vice President for Asia Pacific

SINGAPORE– May 14, 2012 – Brocade® (NASDAQ: BRCD) today announced the appointment of Charlie Foo to the role of vice president for Asia Pacific (APAC) effective immediately. Foo succeeds Deb Dutta to assume the region’s top role responsible for charting the company’s overall growth strategy across Asia Pacific and will be based in Singapore reporting directly into Ian Whiting, senior vice president of Worldwide Sales. Read more