What Everybody Ought to Know About Video Conferencing – Top Stories Around the Web.
Twitter users around the globe are taking to the social network to report that Skype is down for them. The tweets started hitting Twitter this morning and continue as of this writing. Users are also reporting that their mobile applications, including those on Android and on the iPhone, are inoperable. Were you affected?
A pioneering program at Catonsville Middle School is helping more students pass state assessments in reading and math. More than 50 percent of students who had previously not scored proficient on the tests passed last year after participating in the Maryland State Assessment math and reading “blasts” at the middle school, said principal Michael Thorne.
Cloud computing is “coming of age” in large companies, according to a survey, news which could mean more firms implementing VoIP solutions in the coming years. The study, commissioned by software company CA Technologies, showed 80 per cent of businesses with over 1,000 employees use one or more cloud services, with more than nine out of ten of the very biggest firms saying the same.
Executives may not be able to beam a full three-dimensional image of themselves across the world just yet but researchers are a step closer to 3-D real-time images, an advance in holographic technology that could make video conferencing far more lifelike.
In the current economic conditions, companies are being forced to tighten their belts and cut costs at nearly every level. To reduce operational and travel-related expenses, many organizations have started to embrace Web conferencing technologies, which allow employees to collaborate with customers and work associates on a face-to-face level from remote locations.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) (http://fcc.gov/), the independent United States government agency in charge of regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable, on Tuesday voted to approve and adopt formal rules to regulating Internet traffic for the first time ever since the inception of the Net. The rules are expected to get into effect early next year.