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Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in January 2004
CA To Integrate Tools With Network Management Software
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
Computer Associates International is readying plans to integrate components of the AllFusion suite with its network-management software to compete more aggressively against IBM's Rational and Tivoli software brands, sources close
Ex-Ameritech President Joins Specialty VoIP Company
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
Former Ameritech President Dwayne Goldsmith has joined Detroit-based Inflexion Communications Corp., a Voice-over-Internet Protocol specialist aiming to provide the service to underserved areas.
A Serving Of Apple
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
You may think of Cupertino, Calif., as the place from which Macintoshes and iPods make their assaults on the consumer world, and you'd be right. However, Apple is also getting
IBM's DB2 Everyplace 8.1.4
News  |  1/30/2004  | 
Remote and mobile users synchronize their data. Best of all--it runs on Linux.
FCC Cites AT&T Wireless Complaints
News  |  1/29/2004  | 
Just as AT&T Wireless begins collecting acquisition bids from potential suitors, the Federal Communications Commission has interjected some bad news into the proceedings--nearly one-half of all consumer complaints about phone-number
Small Businesses Focus On PCs, Networking As Outlook Brightens
News  |  1/28/2004  | 
Desktop and laptop computers are the top IT purchasing priority in 2004 among small businesses. Business automation software and networking products are also among the highest priorities, according to a
AT&T Wireless Auction Heats Up
News  |  1/28/2004  | 
A potential bidding war for AT&T Wireless has been set in motion by a chain of events that may trump Cingular Wireless's bid for the mobile-phone service provider.
Wi-Fi Gaining In The Enterprise
News  |  1/28/2004  | 
Wi-Fi hotspot aggregators are increasingly appealing to IT organizations, as the wireless technology becomes a complement to existing enterprise remote access and broadband services, according to a report from META
IBM Speeds Up NAS Gateway
News  |  1/27/2004  | 
IBM scaled up its network attached storage (NAS) gateway line Tuesday in response to customer demands and a continued convergence of NAS and storage area network (SAN) environments.
Why VoIP Needs A New Acronym
News  |  1/26/2004  | 
It's just one point from our lengthy interview with Reed Hundt, but it's a good one: Why, as an industry, did we ever agree to lionize the akward moniker VoIP?
Q & A With Former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt
News  |  1/26/2004  | 
Former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt weighs in on a range of telecom topics, including why we shouldn't regulate broadband voice services.
IBM Lotus To Unveil 'Mega Server,' Rich Workplace Client
News  |  1/23/2004  | 
At Lotusphere next week, IBM plans to showcase a new "mega server" bundle featuring its J2EE-based application server, portal server, and content management and collaboration capabilities.
NAS And SAN: Pals?
News  |  1/23/2004  | 
With so much of the action in storage products these days concentrated on software solutions and storage-area network (SAN) products, network-attached storage (NAS) has fallen from the spotlight somewhat. But
EMC Reports Strong 4Q Results
News  |  1/22/2004  | 
EMC reported fourth quarter revenue of $1.9 billion, 25 percent higher than the same period last year, capping off a strong second half to 2003 and diluted only by its
Novell Chairman Endorses Open-Source Capitalism
News  |  1/22/2004  | 
Novell is throwing its weight behind a profit model for open-source software -- a move that should come as no surprise, given that the company closed its $210 million acquisition
Novell Moves GroupWise For Linux Into Public Beta
News  |  1/21/2004  | 
Novell on Wednesday slipped in another piece to its Linux portfolio by pushing GroupWise, its messaging platform, into public beta.
Motorola, Lucent Bounce Back
News  |  1/21/2004  | 
Motorola and Lucent Technologies, veteran wireless technology companies that had been staggering, this week reported signs that they have recovered.
Cingular Said To Make Offer For AT&T Wireless
News  |  1/20/2004  | 
Cingular Wireless has made a formal cash offer to acquire AT&T Wireless in a deal that would create the nation's largest cell-phone carrier, a source close to the deal said
Password Loss and Recovery
News  |  1/16/2004  | 
Few stop to consider what could happen if important players in the IT department lose passwords.
VoIP Raises Its Voice
News  |  1/16/2004  | 
The gates for VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol) seem to be fully opened now. With momentum moving toward a deregulated environment seemingly by the day -- and every significant telecom
Battle For Enterprise Drives Mobile-Phone Deals
News  |  1/15/2004  | 
Lurking beneath the furious negotiations currently playing out among the country's mobile-phone providers and AT&T Wireless is a technology battle between two high-speed data network standards, whose features are coveted
Will Wi-Fi's Future Be Paid Or Free?
News  |  1/15/2004  | 
The future of Wi-Fi may be playing out in a quiet neighborhood in Austin, Texas, where one restaurant charges for access, while another provides it free of charge.
Novell Offers New Identity Management Tools
News  |  1/15/2004  | 
Novell on Wednesday rolled out a new identity management package for Windows, NetWare, and Solaris, an update to its 15-month-old DirXML manager that promises to streamline user administration processes.
AT&T Wireless-Cingular Deal Rumors Intensify
News  |  1/14/2004  | 
The on-again off-again informal talks between AT&T Wireless and Cingular Wireless are apparently on again, as the nation's two largest TDMA and GSM providers search for a synergistic way to
Level 3 Rounds Out VoIP Offerings
News  |  1/13/2004  | 
Level 3 Communications Inc. on Tuesday launched a toll-free calling service across the United States, rounding out its local and long distance voice over Internet protocol offerings.
Military IP Net Will Strike Up The Bandwidth
News  |  1/13/2004  | 
The Defense Information Systems Agency has approved the recommended subcontractors chosen by Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) for the Global Information Grid Bandwidth Expansion project, an optical terrestrial network that
IBM And Topspin In InfiniBand Deal
News  |  1/13/2004  | 
Topspin Communications will supply its InfiniBand switch technology to IBM, which, in turn, will integrate Topspin's server switches and software into its eServer and TotalStorage product lines. The multiyear agreement
Growing Mobile Workforce Clamors For More IT Support
News  |  1/13/2004  | 
Corporate workers are rapidly moving from the desktop PC to mobile computers, so IT departments need to adapt with applications and support that meet the needs of workers outside of
Apple Quietly Chases The Enterprise Customer
News  |  1/12/2004  | 
At last week's Macworld Expo in San Francisco, there was a strange sight in the Apple booth -- and I'm not talking about the guys wearing berets, or the woman
Apple: In Pursuit Of The Enterprise Customer
News  |  1/12/2004  | 
Apple senior consulting engineer Tom Weyer talks about Apple's forays into the enterprise networking market.
Veritas Adds Automated Recovery Tools To Bare Metal Restore
News  |  1/12/2004  | 
Veritas on Monday unveiled Bare Metal Restore 4.7, disaster recovery software that integrates automated recovery tools for heterogeneous server enterprises.
Sununu To File 'Hands-Off' VoIP Legislation
News  |  1/12/2004  | 
U. S. Senator John Sununu (R-NH) is preparing legislation to keep federal and state regulators from interfering with the development of VoIP.
Telecom Recovery Hopes Raised By Verizon Moves
News  |  1/9/2004  | 
Critical infrastructure upgrades by two Verizon business operations set the stage for a telecom stock rally that had financial analysts yearning for similar news from other carriers.
Apple Introduces Its 64-bit Xserve G5
News  |  1/9/2004  | 
The architecture provides a front-side bus dedicated to each CPU as well as up to 8-GB DDR SDRAM with ECC protection. And it's Linux based, too.
Storage Market Smokin'
News  |  1/9/2004  | 
The choices IT managers have had to make in this tricky economy aren't hurting the storage market any. A look at an IDC study tells the tale: Storage-software sales are
Liberate Us From Land Lines
News  |  1/8/2004  | 
As journalists, we're theoretically impartial observers of the fields we cover. But I can't help cheering for announcements like today's top news story, about Verizon's plan to take its 3G
Verizon Wireless To Launch National 3G Data Net
News  |  1/8/2004  | 
Verizon Wireless announced Thursday plans to expand its wireless high-speed data service across the country, with many large cities scheduled to be online this summer.
$59 Million Acquisition Propels Veritas Further Into Utility Computing
News  |  1/7/2004  | 
Veritas Software Corp. says it has agreed to acquire Ejasent Inc. for $59 million in cash, a move expected to boost the storage software company's utility computing strategy.
California May Hold Back On Regulating VoIP
News  |  1/6/2004  | 
California Public Utilities Commissioner Susan Kennedy, named last week by the FCC to its national commission on advanced telecommunications services, is in the forefront of the PUC's new "wait and
Falling Prices, Regulations Drive SAN Market
News  |  1/6/2004  | 
Spurred by rapidly dropping prices and by federal legislation mandating better record-keeping, the storage area network (SAN) enterprise market has been growing at a 30 percent annual rate and promises
Welcome Back: Now Start Spending
News  |  1/5/2004  | 
If you paid attention to the year-end stories on the TechWeb sites, you may have noticed a sort-of shared optimism for a recovery in the IT market for 2004. The

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