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American Express

Asian Development Bank

Austrian National Tourist Office

California Division of Tourism

Cathay Pacific Airways

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Travelmedia offers an holistic approach to communications with a full palette of services for tourism offices, companies and international organizations in the travel and tourism and high tech industries. We draw upon 25 years experience in 58 countries and dozens of states and cities. Our clients include local CVBs, national tourism offices, cruise lines, airlines, trade associations, universities, world organizations such as the United Nations and the Asian Development Bank, and numerous high tech companies, including those involved in travel information and green energy and transportation.

Consumer and Business Communications has changed profoundly in recent years and while traditional public relations and media relations are effective, new forms can be even more so. Being active in both travel and high-tech industries, Travelmedia is at the forefront of game-changers such as viral and social media, direct-to-customer programs that bypass traditional media altogether, as well as distance education and advocacy.

Our Committment to the Future. We have worked for many years on programs and initiatives aimed at making travel and tourism a positive force for the preservation of cultures and environments, including those of UNDP, ADB and PATA. In addition, we have supported communications for alternative energy, electric transportation, and low power-consuming computers.





14/11/2017

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National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center

The Department of Homeland Security is responsible for protecting our Nation’s critical infrastructure from physical and cyber threats. Cyberspace enables businesses and government to operate, facilitates emergency preparedness communications, and enables critical control systems processes. Protecting these systems is essential to the resilience and reliability of the Nation’s critical infrastructure and key resources and to our economic and national security.

NCCIC Overview

The NCCIC serves as a central location where a diverse set of partners involved in cybersecurity and communications protection coordinate and synchronize their efforts. NCCIC’s partners include other government agencies, the private sector, and international entities. Working closely with its partners, NCCIC analyzes cybersecurity and communications information, shares timely and actionable information, and coordinates response, mitigation and recovery efforts.

NCCIC Vision

To operate at the intersection of government, private sector, and international network defense communities, applying unique analytic perspectives, ensuring shared situational awareness, and orchestrating synchronized response, mitigation, and recovery efforts while protecting the Constitutional and privacy rights of Americans in both the cybersecurity and communications domains.

NCCIC Mission

To operate at the intersection of the private sector, civilian, law enforcement, intelligence, and defense communities, applying unique analytic perspectives, ensuring shared situational awareness, and orchestrating synchronized response efforts while protecting the Constitutional and privacy rights of Americans in both the Cybersecurity and communications domains.

The NCCIC’s missions include:

  • Leading the protection of federal civilian agencies in cyberspace;
  • Working closely together with critical infrastructure owners and operators to reduce risk;
  • Collaborating with state and local governments through the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC);
  • Cooperating with international partners to share information and respond to incidents;
  • Coordinating national response to significant cyber incidents in accordance with the National Cyber Incident Response Plan (NCIRP);
  • Analyzing data to develop and share actionable mitigation recommendations
  • Creating and maintaining shared situational awareness among its partners and constituents;
  • Orchestrating national protection, prevention, mitigation, and recovery activities associated with significant cyber and communication incidents;
  • Disseminating cyber threat and vulnerability analysis information;
  • Assisting in the initiation, coordination, restoration, and reconstitution of National Security or Emergency Preparedness (NS/EP) telecommunications services and facilities under all conditions, crises, or emergencies; and
  • Executing Emergency Support Function 2- Communications (ESF-2) responsibilities under the National Response Framework (NRF).

The NCCIC is comprised of four branches:

  • NCCIC Operations Integration (NO I );
  • United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT);
  • Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT); and
  • National Coordinating Center for Communications (NCC) .

As mutually supporting, fully integrated elements of the NCCIC, these branches provide the authorities, capabilities, and partnerships necessary to lead a whole-of-nation approach to addressing cybersecurity and communications issues at the operational level.

NO I plans, coordinates, and integrates capabilities to synchronize analysis, information sharing, and incident management efforts across the NCCIC’s branches and activities.

US-CERT brings advanced network and digital media analysis expertise to bear on malicious activity targeting our nation’s networks. US-CERT develops timely and actionable information for distribution to federal departments and agencies, state and local governments, private sector organizations, and international partners. In addition, US-CERT operates the National Cybersecurity Protection System (NCPS), which provides intrusion detection and prevention capabilities to covered federal departments and agencies.

ICS-CERT reduces risk to the nation’s critical infrastructure by strengthening control systems security through public-private partnerships. ICS-CERT has four focus areas: situational awareness for CIKR stakeholders; control systems incident response and technical analysis; control systems vulnerability coordination; and strengthening cybersecurity partnerships with government departments and agencies.

NCC leads and coordinates the initiation, restoration, and reconstitution of NS/EP telecommunications services or facilities under all conditions. NCC leverages partnerships with government, industry and international partners to obtain situational awareness and determine priorities for protection and response.

The NCCIC relies heavily on voluntary collaboration with its partners. The NCCIC works closely with federal departments and agencies and actively engages with private sector companies and institutions, along with state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, and international counterparts. Each group of stakeholders represents a community of practice, working together to protect the portions of critical information technology that they own, operate, manage, or interact with.


16/10/2017

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Posted May 23, 2017
Story and photos by Lauren Crank, reprinted from InterCom

When Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook in 2004, his target audience was the collegiate community; you needed a university email account to even create a pro le. Now, in part due to Zuckerberg’s innovations, social media is all around us. Every person you meet can send you toward their Instagram, brands are reaching directly to their consumers through platforms, and social media skills are a must for anyone working in business. What is the University of South Carolina doing to keep up with the ever-changing world of social media?

Internally, USC and the School of Journalism and Mass Communications are making strides to ensure that today’s graduates are prepared for a world in which “proficient in social media” is a job requirement. “We incorporate social media into many of our classes because it’s really a part of everything now, but we felt that we needed a class that focused on social media and strategy,” Dr. Andrea Tanner. SJMC director, said.

That class, “Social Media: Objectives, Strategies, and Tactics,” is taught by Ernie Grigg and Christopher Huebner. “Too many students tell me that their internship put them in charge of social media, and they had to learn the relevant skills on the fly. Students need proper preparation — grounded in strategic communication best practices — to help them succeed in the workplace,” said Grigg.

Although enrolling in the course could certainly give current students an advantage, the university’s entire curriculum ensures that social media is something that students know well. Additionally, student involvement is high on personal social media channels, most notably in the “big four” platforms most used by brands: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.

Her summer brain child, the “Millennial Slang” video featuring university professors trying to decode the most recent set of student phrases, such as “shade” and “bae,” won an American Advertising Award (ADDY) after it went viral across all platforms.

When the men’s basketball team beat Duke and advanced to the NCAA playoff ’s “Sweet 16,” UofSC’s tweets garnered 2,636,290 organic impressions within 24 hours, and were featured in the AP and People Magazine.

Lake believes it’s important for the university to be socially active. “It’s where our target audience is,” said Lake, “it’s where our new customers and prospective students spend a lot of time. Prospective students are more likely to trust a first-person point of view over an informational brochure.”

That target audience varies from platform to platform, but Lake’s goal is to appeal to prospective students with every post. “That means fewer press releases on our pages, fewer educational announcements, and more “slices of life” for an everyday Carolina student,” she said.

Both Lake and Dr. Tanner foresee social media making a lasting impression on the communications field, and are working to ensure that the university and its students are prepared for what’s to come. From live streaming commencement stories to covering the latest sporting event with a pair of Snapchat Spectacles, CJ Lake is keeping up with social trends at a rate that may put USC at the top of higher education’s social media game. “I know the future of social media at the university is bright,” said Lake, “I don’t think it’ll ever be a science, but being able to identify moments to create meaningful interactions between our brand and our audience will absolutely translate into a successful, sustainable program.”

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10/10/2017

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We are a boutique lawyer marketing agency with a mission: to bring the power of big brand advertising to the legal field. We specialize in legal TV advertising and marketing law firms using everything from traditional advertising to Internet promotion for attorneys. We are dedicated to creating value-added marketing strategies and fresh ideas for the legal profession.

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05/10/2017

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How does a GPS tracking system work?

Global Positioning System (GPS) is a worldwide radio-navigation system formed from the constellation of 24 satellites and their ground stations. The Global Positioning System is mainly funded and controlled by the U.S Department of Defense (DOD). The system was initially designed for the operation of U. S. military. But today, there are also many civil users of GPS across the whole world. The civil users are allowed to use the Standard Positioning Service without any kind of charge or restrictions.

Global Positioning System tracking is a method of working out exactly where something is. A GPS tracking system, for example, may be placed in a vehicle, on a cell phone, or on special GPS devices, which can either be a fixed or portable unit. GPS works by providing information on exact location. It can also track the movement of a vehicle or person. So, for example, a GPS tracking system can be used by a company to monitor the route and progress of a delivery truck, and by parents to check on the location of their child, or even to monitor high-valued assets in transit.

A GPS tracking system uses the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) network. This network incorporates a range of satellites that use microwave signals that are transmitted to GPS devices to give information on location, vehicle speed, time and direction. So, a GPS tracking system can potentially give both real-time and historic navigation data on any kind of journey.

GPS provides special satellite signals, which are processed by a receiver. These GPS receivers not only track the exact location but can also compute velocity and time. The positions can even be computed in three-dimensional views with the help of four GPS satellite signals. The Space Segment of the Global Positioning System consists of 27 Earth-orbiting GPS satellites. There are 24 operational and 3 extra (in case one fails) satellites that move round the Earth each 12 hours and send radio signals from space that are received by the GPS receiver.

The control of the Positioning System consists of different tracking stations that are located across the globe. These monitoring stations help in tracking signals from the GPS satellites that are continuously orbiting the earth. Space vehicles transmit microwave carrier signals. The users of Global Positioning Systems have GPS receivers that convert these satellite signals so that one can estimate the actual position, velocity and time.

The operation of the system is based on a simple mathematical principle called trilateration. Trilateration falls into two categories: 2-D Trilateration and 3-D Trilateration. In order to make the simple mathematical calculation the GPS receiver must know two things. First it must know the location of the place is to be traced by at least three satellites above the place. Second, it must know the distance between the place and each of those Space Vehicles. Units that have multiple receivers that pick up signals from several GPS satellites at a same time. These radio waves are electromagnetic energy that travels at the speed of light.

A GPS tracking system can work in various ways. From a commercial perspective, GPS devices are generally used to record the position of vehicles as they make their journeys. Some systems will store the data within the GPS tracking system itself (known as passive tracking) and some send the information to a centralized database or system via a modem within the GPS system unit on a regular basis (known as active tracking) or 2-Way GPS.

A passive GPS tracking system will monitor location and will store its data on journeys based on certain types of events. So, for example, this kind of GPS system may log data such as where the device has traveled in the past 12 hours. The data stored on this kind of GPS tracking system is usually stored in internal memory or on a memory card, which can then be downloaded to a computer at a later date for analysis. In some cases the data can be sent automatically for wireless download at predetermined points/times or can be requested at specific points during the journey.

An active GPS tracking system is also known as a real-time system as this method automatically sends the information on the GPS system to a central tracking portal or system in real-time as it happens. This kind of system is usually a better option for commercial purposes such as fleet tracking or monitoring of people, such as children or elderly, as it allows a caregiver to know exactly where loved ones are, whether they are on time and whether they are where they are supposed to be during a journey. This is also a useful way of monitoring the behavior of employees as they carry out their work and of streamlining internal processes and procedures for delivery fleets.

Real-time tracking is also particularly useful from a security perspective as it allows vehicle owners to pinpoint the exact location of a vehicle at any given time. And, the GPS tracking system in the vehicle may then be able to help police work out where the vehicle was taken to if it was stolen.

Mobile Phone Tracking

The development of communications technology has long since surpassed the sole ability to access others when they are mobile. Today, mobile communication devices are becoming much more advanced and offer more than the ability to just carry on a conversation. Cell phone GPS tracking is one of those advances.

All cell phones constantly broadcast a radio signal, even when not on a call. The cell phone companies have been able to estimate the location of a cell phone for many years using triangulation information from the towers receiving the signal. However, the introduction of GPS technology into cell phones has meant that cell phone GPS tracking now makes this information a lot more accurate.

With GPS technology now more commonplace in many new smartphones, this means that the location of anyone carrying a GPS enabled smartphone can be accurately tracked at any time. Cell phone GPS tracking can therefore be a useful feature for business owners, parents, friends and co-workers looking to connect with one another. GPS Tracking Apps (www.gpstrackingapps.com) provides a suit of Apps for the iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and latest Samsung operating system bada all of which can be used to track one another on a location-based social networking portal or from phone to phone.

The technology of locating is based on measuring power levels and antenna patterns and uses the concept that a mobile phone always communicates wirelessly with one of the closest base stations, so if you know which base station the phone communicates with, you know that the phone is close to the respective base station.

Advanced systems determine the sector in which the mobile phone resides and roughly estimate also the distance to the base station. Further approximation can be accomplished by interpolating signals between adjacent antenna towers. Qualified services may achieve a precision of down to 50 meters in urban areas where mobile traffic and density of antenna towers (base stations) is sufficiently high. Rural and desolate areas may see miles between base stations and therefore determine locations less precisely.


21/09/2017

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Amid increasingly extreme projections for future sea-level rise, concerns are mounting that policymakers are struggling to keep abreast of fast-paced scientific developments. To ease this burden and increase the accessibility of published research, we have compiled an editor-curated collection of the most recent sea-level rise articles published at Nature Communications .

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Organocatalyzed synthesis of fluorinated poly(aryl thioethers)

Fluorinated poly(aryl thioethers), unlike their poly(aryl ethers) counterparts, have received little attention despite excellent physical properties displayed by many polysulfides. Here the authors show a highly efficient route to fluorinated poly(aryl thioethers) via an organocatalyzed nucleophilic aromatic substitution of silyl-protected dithiols.

  • Nathaniel H. Park
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Charge carrier localised in zero-dimensional (CH3 NH3 )3 Bi2 I9 clusters

Understanding the confinement and transport of excitons in low dimensional systems will aid the development of next generation photovoltaics. Via photophysical studies Ni et al. observe ‘quantum cutting’ in 0D metal-organic hybrid materials based on methylammonium bismuth halide (CH3 NH3 )3Bi2 I9 .

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Robust spin correlations at high magnetic fields in the harmonic honeycomb iridates

The complex antiferromagnetic orders observed in the honeycomb iridates prevent access to a spin-liquid ground state. Here the authors apply extremely high magnetic fields to destroy the antiferromagnetic order in γ-lithium iridate and reveal a bistable, strongly correlated spin state.

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Structures and transport dynamics of a Campylobacter jejuni multidrug efflux pump

Multidrug efflux pumps significantly contribute for bacteria resistance to antibiotics. Here the authors present the structure of Campylobacter jejuni CmeB pump combined with functional FRET assays to propose a transport mechanism where each CmeB protomers is functionally independent from the trimer.

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Seismological evidence for a localized mushy zone at the Earth’s inner core boundary

The existence of a mushy zone in the Earth’s inner core has been suggested, but has remained unproven. Here, the authors have discovered a 4–8 km thick mushy zone at the inner core boundary beneath the Okhotsk Sea, indicating that there may be more localized mushy zones at the inner core boundary.

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Therapeutic efficacy of a respiratory syncytial virus fusion inhibitor

Respiratory syncytial virus causes lung infections in children, immunocompromised adults, and in the elderly. Here the authors show that a chemical inhibitor to a viral fusion protein is effective in reducing viral titre and ameliorating infection in rodents and neonatal lambs.

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03/09/2017

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STEELCENTRAL APPRESPONSE

We went from being virtually blind to having a hawk’s-eye view of the network; able to see the whole picture yet capable of zeroing in immediately on details for trouble-shooting, capacity analysis, and planning. – Jean-Francois Bustarret, senior network architect, e-TF1

What is SteelCentral AppResponse?

Riverbed AppResponse joins together advanced application and transaction insight, comprehensive end-user experience monitoring, and deep network intelligence into a single appliance to provide total visibility into your application performance problems. It helps you discover where and when bottlenecks are occurring so that you can troubleshoot problems faster, and it streamlines workflows and reporting to enable cross-team collaboration to put an end to finger pointing.

Using high-speed packet acquisition and multi-stage analytic processing, AppResponse delivers rich network and application insights for traditional and web applications, VoIP and video quality monitoring, database performance analysis, and Citrix-delivered apps.

Features and benefits of SteelCentral AppResponse

“The users are happier now, so the IT staff doesn’t have to crawl under the floorboards when they go for coffee.” – Peter Toft, IT Department Manager, Icopal

Even split seconds of slow page times can have a huge impact on the revenue for an enterprise. When you have thousands of users per hour accessing your applications through web pages, you need to quickly answer:

  • What pages were slow?
  • When they were slow?
  • For whom they were slow?

AppResponse pinpoints mission-critical web application problems quickly, letting you resolve them before end users even notice.

Identify the root-cause of application performance problems faster with SteelCentral AppResponse

With SteelCentral AppResponse you will quickly see if a performance problem is rooted in the network orservers. View response time for all users and transactions by application, user business group, and location. Understand end-user experience for both SteelHead-optimized and non-optimized web and SaaS applications.

“As the global network manager, I didn’t want to spend my time analyzing network traffic; [SteelCentral AppResponse] does the work for us and puts our team at ease so we can focus on planning strategic IT projects that impact our business.” – Global Network Manager. Coty, Inc.

“I was skeptical at first, but I have to say that the [SteelCentral AppResponse] box definitely ‘does what it says on the tin’. Its ability to quickly drill down to the cause of performance issues, its amazing ease of use, and the clarity of its presentation of so many useful metrics, have made it our primary tool for application performance management.” – UK Network Manager, IT Centre UK. ALSTOM

The [SteelCentral AppResponse] solution has given us a scientific approach to managing the site, making the hard data we need easily available for analysis and thus enabling us to forecast, act, and react much more appropriately. And now, when my boss comes down and asks me ‘what’s up with the network’, I can give him a complete answer—in terms of the impact
on our business—in ten minutes or less.”
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[SteelCentral AppResponse] saves us more time than any other management tool we use. It’s like having another person on staff.” – Senior Network and Systems Analyst, Colgate University

AppResponse ROI Calculator shows you how you can reduce costs of delivering applications to users.

SteelCentral AppResponse integrates application and network performance management to deliver:

  • Deep packet inspection and application recognition
  • End-user experience monitoring for web applications at the user transaction level
  • End-user experience monitoring of SteelHead optimized SaaS and on-premise web applications
  • Response time decomposition
  • Database transaction analysis
  • Per-user Citrix XenApp transaction analysis
  • Continuous VoIP and video monitoring
  • Rich network intelligence

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AppResponse monitors end-user experience for SteelHead-optimized enterprise web and SaaS applications and helps you understand the benefit of SteelHead WAN optimization in terms of the effect on end user experience.

Compatible Riverbed solutions to solve application performance issues

  • When SteelCentral AppResponse reports which server is causing the delay, deploy SteelCentral AppInternals to conduct a full code-levelapplication diagnosis.
  • If the network seems to be the issue, SteelCentral NetSensor displays performance data all along the layer 2/3-network path.
  • Seamlessly drill into SteelCentral Transaction Analyzer for in-depth analysis of individual multi-tier transactions.
  • AppResponse leverages Riverbed SteelHead appliances in the branch, data center and cloud to provide visibility into end-user experience for optimized enterprise web and SaaS applications.

Citrix Monitoring for SteelCentral AppResponse

Citrix offers significant benefits to IT organizations. But, due to its unique architecture, the lack of a complete view of user transactions can sometimes complicate the performance-troubleshooting process. The CX-Tracer module uses industry-leading analytics in SteelCentral AppResponse to pinpoint the root cause of performance problems for Citrix-hosted applications.

CX-Tracer automatically correlates front-end user sessions to their back-end counterparts, enabling end-to-end analysis of individual Citrix user sessions. Additionally, CX-Tracer complements and extends your existing Citrix monitoring solutions such as Citrix EdgeSight.

Database Performance Monitoring for SteelCentral AppResponse

With the Database Performance module you can identify the impact of a database on end-to-end application performance. By monitoring database performance at the transaction level, the module can identify the particular SQL statement or database call responsible for application delay and equip your database team with actionable information.

Because it uses passive monitoring for zero overhead on database operations, no database logging is required. You get a unified view of the end-user experience and database performance, to complement and extend your investment in database-health monitoring tools.

Unified Communications Monitoring for SteelCentral AppResponse

With the Unified Communications module you can monitor and report on live VoIP and video calls. Manage voice, video, and data on the same network, and proactively resolve communication issues by using real-time and historical data on both application performance and call quality.

With passive speech-quality analysis, you can monitor call quality and resolve issues before they affect end-users. Prioritize problem resolution and set meaningful SLAs based on the effect of call quality on various areas of your business, and then easily troubleshoot with real-time, web-based dashboards for speedy resolution.

Shark module for SteelCentral AppResponse

Add Shark module to your SteelCentral™ AppResponse license to create a single appliance that provides rich network intelligence, end user experience monitoring and transaction analysis. Accelerate problem resolution with streamlined workflows and deeper network insight, letting you get to the right level of information needed to solve problems quickly and easily.

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24/08/2017

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Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CallManager) #why #cisco #unified #communications


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Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CallManager)

Unite Applications and Endpoints

As the core of the Cisco Collaboration portfolio infrastructure, Cisco Unified Communications Manager is a unified communications call control platform that can deliver the right experience to the right endpoint.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager provides services such as session management, voice, video, messaging, mobility, and web conferencing.

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Features and Capabilities

  • Reliability
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  • Interoperability and standards support
  • Scalability for up to 40,000 users, extensible to 80,000 users

This powerful solution can help:

  • Extend video capabilities to your employees through a single, unified communications infrastructure from the desktop to telepresence rooms
  • Simplify voice systems with unified communications to cut costs and dramatically simplify provisioning and maintenance
  • Build productivity with comprehensive unified communications to help workers communicate and work more effectively
  • Enable mobility with embedded unified mobility software capabilities to keep workers productive wherever they are, with any content type, on any device
  • Improve collaboration -simply click to begin an IM session, initiate a phone call, or easily start a video-conferencing call

Cisco Unified Communications Manager is available in a choice of deployment models: public cloud, private cloud, on-premises, remote, or hybrid.

Communications Applications for Every Need

Cisco offers a variety of call-processing applications and phones that can help:

  • Keep communications at your fingertips: Explore the inviting, simple-to-use, fully featured Cisco Unified IP Phones. (PDF – 2.41 MB)
  • Manage communications with a single server: Cisco Business Edition provides medium-sized organizations everything they need for voice, video, mobility, and messaging.

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Get Cisco cloud and on-premises call control in one user-based subscription with Cisco Spark Flex Plan. Mix and transition between on-premises and cloud as your business needs change. Supports Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco HCS, Cisco WebEx, Cisco WebEx Meeting Server and Cisco Spark. Learn more .


23/08/2017

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Unified Communications And Collaboration – DFT Communications #unified #communications #and #collaboration


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Unified Communications Collaboration (UC C) allows businesses and employees to communicate whenever, wherever and however they choose. Alteva’s UC C solution delivers its customers the ability to choose from multiple collaboration tools to deliver best in class end-users experience while giving businesses the tools they need to stay productive and efficient.

  • Call control and multimodal communications
  • Presence
  • Instant messaging
  • Unified messaging
  • Speech
  • Conferencing
  • Collaboration tools

Features

Alteva’s Collaborate Service Provides:

Audio Only Conferencing for up to 150 users

This is an “on-demand” audio conferencing service provides the capability to conference up to 150 parties simultaneously. A bridge number and unique password is provided to each subscriber on a convenient wallet sized card for easy access to the conference bridge.

Automated Event Conferencing for up to 500 users

This is an automated reservations-based conferencing service for large business meetings up to 500 simultaneous users. This service provides basic conferencing capabilities for day-to-day business calls that have larger participant numbers. This service is used when higher level coordination is needed for standard bridge calls. The web portal interface is provided for post call management.

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11/08/2017

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Microsoft Unified Communications Managed API 2 #unified #communications #managed #api


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Microsoft Unified Communications Managed API 2.0 Software Development Kit (SDK) Release Notes

Welcome to the Microsoft Unified Communications Managed API 2.0 Software Development Kit (SDK) Release Notes. Refer to this file for information regarding known issues about the application programming interface (API) sets that ship with Office Communications Server 2007 R2.

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About this Document

This document contains important information that you should know before you use the Microsoft Unified Communications Managed API (UCMA) 2.0 SDK. For additional information about this SDK and API sets, refer to the documentation included with your installation.

Setup Does Not Work When User Installs Downloaded MSI �UCMASDKWebDownload.msi� in a Path That Contains Double-Byte Characters

When a user installs the downloaded .msi file UCMASDKWebDownload.msi in a path that contains a double-byte character set (for example, %Systemdrive%\UCMA. \) and then clicks SetupUCMASdk.exe from that path, no Install button appears in the setup wizard to install the SDK.

Use the default installation location or a location without double-byte characters to install the downloaded .msi file.

If You Experience Unusually High CPU Usage, and/or an Increase of CPU Usage Over Time, It May Be Related to a Known Issue in the CLR Thread Pool in .NET Framework 3.5 With SP1

If you experience unusually high CPU usage or an increase in usage over time, profile the application to find out where the process time is spent. If significant time is spent in lock contention methods inside the CLR thread pool, you are likely experiencing a known issue in the CLR thread pool in .NET Framework 3.5 with SP1.

An alternative method for finding out whether you are experiencing this issue is to connect the debugger to the process (or load a dump of the process into the debugger) and run the “!threadpool” command (from sos.dll extension dll). If the queue length is very low (0, 1, or 2), but the total number of worker threads is equal or very close to the maximum limit of worker threads, then you are very likely experiencing this issue.

Resolution: Limit the maximum number of worker threads in the thread pool by calling ThreadPool.SetMaxThreads(). The number used should reflect the application’s needs, and can vary from application to application.

Runtime Message “An application has made an attempt to load the C runtime library incorrectly” Occurs When Running a Communications Workflow Application

Issue: At run time, the error message “An application has made an attempt to load the C runtime library incorrectly” occurs when executing a Communications Workflow application.

Install the update available at http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/KB960109 to stop the message from occurring, or click OK to ignore the message. The application should work as expected if you click Ok to ignore it.

Activities May Not Be Listed in Intellisense in Rule Editor for XOML Workflows

Issue: When you develop code-separated workflows, newly added activities may not appear in IntelliSense when you write rules in Rule Editor.

Close the Rule Set Editor dialog box or the Rule Condition Editor dialog box, save the Windows Workflow project, and then try to set the rule set or the rule condition again. For more details see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927126.

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Microsoft may have patents, patent applications, trademarks, copyrights, or other intellectual property rights covering subject matter in this document. Except as expressly provided in any written license agreement from Microsoft, the furnishing of this document does not give you any license to these patents, trademarks, copyrights, or other intellectual property.

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09/08/2017

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Unified Communications Solutions #uc, #uc #one, #unified #communications, #collaboration, #voice, #voice


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Unified Communications

Unified Communications – Driving Your Business Forward

Boost productivity, save money and work smarter. Ensure your employees are productive wherever they are by enabling them to easily and instantly chat and share information via desktop or mobile devices, whilst using a single business identity.

You need to focus on running your business. Let Exponential-e’s team of experts provide you with the backup and support you need. At Exponential-e we provide a fully managed service with 24 / 7 x 365 support. and issue regular updates containing the latest features and functions to ensure your service is future-proofed.

A great Unified Communications service needs a great Network and our private, secure and resilient one means we can eliminate the effects of packet loss, latency and jitter to ensure excellent voice and video quality – all backed up by our single end-to-end SLA.

Benefits

  • Increase productivity by enabling fast and fluid communication that boosts agility, speeds up idea-sharing, decision making and makes your company more efficient.
  • Give remote workers access to the same functionality as their office-based colleagues, enabling them to collaborate as if they were at the next desk.
  • Save time and money on travel by introducing UC applications like audio and video conferencing and desktop sharing over the Cloud .
  • Business continuity is assured by services and features delivered safely from the Cloud – so that communications are continuously available in the event of an on-site disaster.
  • Access the latest communications technology over the Cloud, without the need for investment in infrastructure, systems or equipment, and with impressive savings over legacy PBXs and phone lines.
  • Deliver new functionality in real-time to quickly meet changing needs, without having to recruit and retain expensive in-house technical experts.
  • Peace of Mind-as-a-Service because the Unified Communications service is delivered over our secure and private Network service reliability and great voice and video quality are assured. In case there is an issue we’re always here to help you with our 24 / 7 x 365 support .

Benefit from the simplicity of a Unified Communications solution from Exponential-e

Watch our video to discover more about our Unified Communications portfolio and how we can help you to connect your workforce – wherever they might be, and whatever device they may be using.


08/08/2017

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Public Relations and Corporate Communications Masters (MA) degree course – London


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Public Relations and Corporate Communications Masters (MA)

Choose Kingston’s Public Relations and Corporate Communications MA

Our Public Relations and Corporate Communications MA is a highly specialised and focussed programme designed for those who want to pursue a career in the broader field of corporate communications and public relations. This includes roles in internal communications or investor relations.

  • Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR): Though our unique collaboration with the CIPR we have embedded a bespoke programme of professional development into the course structure. This will set you on the path to becoming an Accredited CIPR Practitioner, adding value to your CV and marking you out as an industry expert.
  • Opportunity to gain a dual degree by adding study at the prestigious Boston University to your programme. Graduates from this course typically go on to roles in senior internal communications, public relations and corporate social responsibility.
  • Kingston Business School is internationally accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This award has been earned by just 5% of the world’s business schools.
  • Kingston Business School has also been awarded an excellent’ rating for its teaching quality by the Higher Education Funding Council.
  • Kingston upon Thames is rated one of London’s happiest boroughs and has one of the lowest crime rates in London, as well as excellent transport links to the city centre.

What will you study?

With the kind of practical, hands-on learning experiences that encourage flexible thinking, and a fundamental basis in business and marketing rather than journalism, our MA in Public Relations and Corporate Communications will help propel you into a range of high-level careers in challenging or commercial environments. We enable our students to graduate with the ability to effectively adapt their communications technique to succeed in any cultural, social, commercial or non-profit context.

Over the course of the programme, you will learn to:

  • Identify and understand different stakeholder groups and markets, enabling you to develop effective communication styles for clients of a multitude of different educational or cultural backgrounds;
  • Understand value and competitive advantage;
  • Utilise the latest research in corporate and marketing communications and adapt this to a practical setting through workshops and projects;
  • Understand best practice in relation to marketing communications in general and, more specifically, corporate and public communications.

Assessment

Assessment is by coursework in all modules.

Course structure

The Public Relations and Corporate Communications MA is made up of six modules worth a total of 180 credits. Modules typically cover:

Available modules

  • Integrated Marketing Communications

Integrated Marketing Communications

This module will prepare you for a successful career in communications. It is designed to give you an integrated view of the key components of the marketing communications mix advertising, sales promotion, public relations and interactive marketing within the wider context of communications planning.

You will consider theory, concepts, and the operational aspects of marketing communications strategy and planning. The module is delivered through a combination of lectures, guest speaker sessions, workshops, case study analysis and student presentations.

  • Cross Cultural and Internal Management Communications
  • Cross Cultural and Internal Management Communications

    This module contains two key elements cross cultural communications and internal communications. Knowledge and competence in both are essential for success in today’s global and fast-changing environment.

    The cross cultural communications element explores the issues that can arise when people from different cultural backgrounds interact, and when organisations engage with foreign cultures. You will gain an awareness and theoretical grasp of the underlying factors, and develop and implement messaging that is understood consistently.

    The internal communications element covers communication going down, up and across an organisation. You will learn how to plan and manage this process so that employees are informed and engaged, and can feel how their contribution enables the business to achieve its goals and strategy.

    A combination of lectures, case studies, group presentations and individual assignments is used to deliver this module.

  • Managing Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development
  • Managing Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development

    This module will help you develop a critical understanding of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable development (SD), and recognise their development and growing importance. You will learn contrasting methods while you evaluate CSR and SD practices as applied to various business functions and how to manage organisations and their activities in a socially responsible way.

  • Public Relations Strategy
  • Public Relations Strategy

    In this module, you will examine the theory of public relations and investigate the tools and techniques used to build and maintain reputation. Careers in PR require a rigorous mind that can understand and react to complex situations as they develop, so the application of theory in practice is particularly important on this module. Delivery is through a combination of lectures, guest speakers, case study tutorials and group presentations, with a strong emphasis on student-centred learning such as regular research projects and practical assignments.

  • Market Research and Data Analysis
  • Market Research and Data Analysis

    This module will help you understand the elements of effective market research. You will:

    • collect primary data that is valid and reliable for management purposes; and
    • develop practical skills in data analysis to transform this raw data into information that guides marketing decisions.

    This module can act as a launch pad for a career in market research within the wider marketing industry. The skills you learn in this module also prepare you for your dissertation. You will learn to:

    • critically evaluate commercial and academic published research;
    • construct and execute a programme of research; and
    • analyse and present the results.

    The module is delivered through a combination of class sessions, workshops and computer mediated practical sessions covering both quantitative and quantitative aspects of data collection and analysis.

  • Research Proposal and Dissertation
  • Research Proposal and Dissertation

    You will research a specific area of marketing in depth by indentifying a topical issue or problem using appropriate theory and research methods. You will put the knowledge you’ve developed during the course to the test by writing a research proposal and dissertation that combine academic rigour with practical marketing implications. You will then communicate these findings as you would do in the workplace by writing a management report.

    This module teaches you how to select appropriate research methods and leads to a theoretically-grounded research project which generates findings that inform management decisions. It will teach you to apply your research skills and gain experience managing a large-scale research project. These advanced research skills will prepare you for a highly adaptable career in marketing, and differentiate you as a future business leader.


    02/08/2017

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  • McMaster-Syracuse Master of Communications Management (MCM) #masters #degree #communications #online


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    Welcome to the Master of Communications Management (MCM) Program, offering professional communicators, communications executives, educators and entrepreneurs a unique opportunity to earn a postgraduate degree while continuing to earn a living. We specifically designed this part-time program with you in mind, letting you balance work and life while building a powerful network of lifelong friends and colleagues. That’s the MCM advantage.

    What is MCM?

    • The Master of Communications Management is a partnership degree offered by McMaster University and Syracuse University for professionals in the areas of public relations, public affairs, government communications, government relations, health communications, community management, community engagement, public participation, advocacy, stakeholder relations, consulting and communications management.
    • The degree combines the academic and professional expertise of three academic units (CSMM, DeGroote School of Business and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications) to offer Canada’s only communications management graduate program .
    • The best of communications research, strategy, law, ethics and theory combined with core business management courses in strategic planning and finance, marketing, management studies.
    • Additionally, the MCM offers social media strategy and management, conflict resolution, crisis management, reputation and brand management and leadership.

    Who is MCM for?

    • Professional communicators and executives working in corporate communication, public relations management, consulting, government, healthcare, not-for-profits, agencies or the education sector.
    • Professionals seeking to transition into the education sector.
    • Young professionals seeking to fast-track into management.
    • Busy professionals looking for self-paced, online study in the convenience of their home or office in a learning model that builds a supportive learning community of successful fellow students, alumni, researchers and instructors.

    Why should I enroll?

    • Complete your master’s degree in two years with six brief on-campus residencies at McMaster University plus conveniently scheduled online sessions
    • Network with engaging faculty, communication peers, and colleagues from a variety of backgrounds and geographies.

    Free Online Interactive
    Information Sessions

    Application deadline:

    The deadline for October 2017 applications is July 31, 2017 . We review applications and make admission offers on an ongoing basis. However, there is only one intake annually in October.

    MCM in the News.


    12/07/2017

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    What is Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)? Webopedia Definition #voip, #voice


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    VoIP – Voice over Internet Protocol

    Voice over Internet Protocol is a category of hardware and software that enables people to use the Internet as the transmission medium for telephone calls by sending voice data in packets using IP rather than by traditional circuit transmissions of the PSTN .

    Advantages of VoIP

    One advantage of VoIP is that the telephone calls over the Internet do not incur a surcharge beyond what the user is paying for Internet access, much in the same way that the user doesn’t pay for sending individual emails over the Internet.

    There are many Internet telephony applications available. Some, like CoolTalk and NetMeeting, come bundled with popular Web browsers. Others are stand-alone products. VoIP also is referred to as Internet telephony. IP telephony, or Voice over the Internet (VOI).

    Top 5 VoIP Related Questions

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    03/07/2017

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    Travelmedia Communications: Message, media and education for travel and tourism #cdc

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    travelmedia communications

    Partial Client List:

    American Express

    Asian Development Bank

    Austrian National Tourist Office

    California Division of Tourism

    Cathay Pacific Airways

    NEW: TRAVEL AND TOURISM: OPENING DOORS FOR YOUR FUTURE, our travel industry education program now available in an eBook student edition: FIND OUT ABOUT IT

    Travelmedia offers an holistic approach to communications with a full palette of services for tourism offices, companies and international organizations in the travel and tourism and high tech industries. We draw upon 25 years experience in 58 countries and dozens of states and cities. Our clients include local CVBs, national tourism offices, cruise lines, airlines, trade associations, universities, world organizations such as the United Nations and the Asian Development Bank, and numerous high tech companies, including those involved in travel information and green energy and transportation.

    Consumer and Business Communications has changed profoundly in recent years and while traditional public relations and media relations are effective, new forms can be even more so. Being active in both travel and high-tech industries, Travelmedia is at the forefront of game-changers such as viral and social media, direct-to-customer programs that bypass traditional media altogether, as well as distance education and advocacy.

    Our Committment to the Future. We have worked for many years on programs and initiatives aimed at making travel and tourism a positive force for the preservation of cultures and environments, including those of UNDP, ADB and PATA. In addition, we have supported communications for alternative energy, electric transportation, and low power-consuming computers.





    05/04/2017

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