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Voxeet’s HD Concall App Takes Static Out of Virtual Meetups

PRODUCT REVIEW: Little-known Voxeet has come up with a new, free-of-charge conference call app that enables talk-overs, cuts static — and just works. Let’s face it: Conference calls—those unavoidable staples of business communications—basically stink in quality. When participants use speaker phones, only one person can talk at a time, to the exclusion of all others; lots of ideas go unheard or unrecognized as…

Spate of Cloud Outages Plague Microsoft Azure

A good problem to have? Following brisk cloud adoption from businesses, Azure is once again hit with service disruptions. Microsoft is quickly having to come to grips with one of the major drawbacks of its “cloud-first” strategy: service outages. Since Aug. 15, the company has been beset with outages affecting its Azure cloud computing platform, which powers the company’s growing infrastructure- and software-as-a-service…

Symantec Moving All Norton Security into One Cloud Service

Symantec also will retire some of its stand-alone Norton legacy products, such as Norton Internet Security, Norton AntiVirus and Norton360. The days of buying a compact disc and loading security software—or any software, for that matter—onto a PC or server are rapidly dwindling. Data security provider Symantec Aug. 19 became the latest vendor to announce that its main software product—Norton—is moving into a…