Author : Christian Gilby

Bidding Adieu to Blackberry?

By: Christian Gilby, Sr. Product Manager Mobility

I opened up Twitter this morning to see the headline staring back at me. BLACKBURIED. Ouch. It is a technological tale akin to a modern day Shakespearean tragedy. “Nothing can come of nothing: speak again.” The once mighty Blackberry smartphone has become the fallen power within the world of mobile devices. Heralding the new millennium […]

ShoreTel Mobility 7 Is Now Available

By: Christian Gilby, Sr. Product Manager Mobility

Keeping with what we do best, ShoreTel Mobility 7 is now available – boosting workforce productivity with enhanced usability features and simplified integration to support continued business success in a BYOD world. Rich Costello, senior research analyst of Unified Communications at International Data Corporation, summarizes the launch best: “We’re observing increasing interest for mobility solutions […]

ShoreTel Introduces the Desk phone for the Mobile Generation…that isn’t a desk phone

By: Christian Gilby, Sr. Product Manager Mobility

ShoreTel Dock is the first and only business-grade device that transforms smartphones and tablets into desk phones, fusing the convenience of mobile devices with the power of a unified communications system. Workers can simply drop their device into the dock and get instant access to the comfort and call quality of a business desk phone, […]

The iPhone 5 and ShoreTel Mobility

By: Christian Gilby, Sr. Product Manager Mobility

In case you missed, it, Apple announced the long-awaited, much-anticipated iPhone 5 this morning. “the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a stunning new 4-inch Retina™ display; an Apple-designed A6 chip for blazing fast performance; and ultrafast wireless technology” So other than making sure that we all have the latest and greatest […]

ShoreTel Mobility 4.8

By: Christian Gilby, Sr. Product Manager Mobility

We are pleased to announce that ShoreTel Mobility 4.8 release is Generally Available as of today, April 27, 2012. Great news for Apple iOS users!! This release adds functionality that prevents the Wi-Fi radio from being disabled on Apple iOS devices when the ShoreTel RoamAnywhere Client is running in the foreground or background. This ensures […]

Reflections on Mobile World Congress and Saving Money With Your Mobile Overseas

By: Christian Gilby, Sr. Product Manager Mobility

When I landed in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress this past week, I received an SMS message from my iPhone mobile operator that indicated the international-voice roaming rate was $1.39/minute. Thankfully I have a corporate unlimited international data plan, although even with the $50 plan that provides 125MB of roaming data, I still would have […]

VoIP for CDMA BlackBerry arrives with ShoreTel Mobility 4.7

By: Christian Gilby, Sr. Product Manager Mobility

ShoreTel Mobility 4.7 is now generally available. And we’ve added support for BlackBerry OS 7. I am excited that BlackBerry users who have OS 7.0/7.1 devices (like myself), on CDMA networks (Verizon, Sprint), can now extend coverage and slash costs with the new VoIP over Wi-Fi and VoIP over 3G/4G calling capability.

The Importance of VoWLAN

By: Christian Gilby, Sr. Product Manager Mobility

Unlike some of the recent mobility offerings being touted, ShoreTel Mobility supports VoIP/ Voice over wireless local area network (VoWLAN) with automatic handover between Wi-Fi and cellular. ShoreTel Mobility leverages the combination of reactive, proactive and policy metrics to provide reliable, automatic handover in all environments. Without Client support for VoIP/VoWLAN, enterprises can’t leverage corporate […]

Mobility Android Interface

By: Christian Gilby, Sr. Product Manager Mobility

According Nielsen survey from earlier this year, 43 percent of all smartphone owners in the U.S. have an Android device. With the growing popularity of BYOD (bring your own device) initiatives, enterprises are sure to see a surge in the number of Android devices being used for business communications.

Bring Even More of Your Own Devices With ShoreTel Mobility

By: Christian Gilby, Sr. Product Manager Mobility

We’ve come a long way since the DynaTAC 8000X cell phone brick ushered in a new era of communication, removing the sci-fi stigma behind the commercial availability of mobile devices. Until recently, RIM ruled enterprise mobility – BlackBerry smartphones were used primarily to support the road warrior remote workers. But the emergence of new platforms […]

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