Five Things You Need To Know About VoIP
Thinking of moving to VoIP, or you've already made the switch? Here's five things you have to know about VoIP when getting started, or getting up to speed, straight from
Speech Recognition Comes of Age
System builders can develop a new customer base by installing speech technology, and training users to actually make it productive. (Courtesy of TechBuilder.org)
Mobile Shopping Just A Price Check For Now
Buying goods from a mobile phone is likely years away, but that doesn't mean retailers aren't investing in the world's most popular handheld device. For now, though, local search is
Botnet Herders Can Hide Behind VoIP
Internet telephone applications like Skype and Vonage could become hacker hideouts, technologists and academics funded by MIT and Cambridge University say.
Happy Friday! Time to celebrate the end of the week with a free toy! Centennial Software is heralding a new freebie from Sharp Ideas. Abe Usher's Slurp Audit is a free tool that provides information on what files might be...
Streaming Media Servers
Apple, Macromedia, Microsoft and RealNetworks all accepted our comparison challenge. The results were remarkably close. Find out why entries from Apple and Microsoft just edged out the other two.
Geek Chic: Mplat's Flashphone F2K
Who says you can't take it with you? The $40 Flashphone F2K from Mplat Technology lets you plug into random PCs and make and receive free Skype VoIP calls.
Messaging Becoming The Sizzle On The Steak
Did ya happen to notice that messaging is really cool?
I'm not basing this observation on the fact that our nation's youth are walking around clicking on their cell phones like there is no tomorrow. They obviously think its cool, and so do the service providers, but the software development community must think messaging is pretty cool, too. All the recent really big, really cool software product announcements have included some form of integrated messaging.
Yes, finding unique and useful ways
Sometimes you just want people to know how nice you are ??? and Google tries with Google Pack, a gathering of (mostly) cool apps.
Cisco Security Alerts Serve As VoIP Wake-Up Call
Cisco Systems' revelation last week of two security alerts and fixes for CallManager, the processing component of its voice-over-IP technology, reminds us that while VoIP offers all sorts of benefits, there's no getting around its vulnerability as a software application....
Well, after spending three hectic weeks in the lab testing ESB products, you can imagine that I've had to find a few interesting tools. Today's freebie is one of them. It's called XMOJO and it's an OSS JMX implementation, supporting...
Google Opens IM, VoIP Services
Google Inc. has opened it instant messaging and Internet telephony services to any company willing to support the XMPP protocol.
Beyond the dual lens configuration, there are plenty of good things about the V570 including a gorgeous 2.5 inch LCD useful even in bright sunlight, quick boot-up and more.
Affordable IT: VoIP for SMBs
We evaluate three hosted IP PBXs, which offer small and midsize businesses all the benefits of voice over IP services without the costs of buying and maintaining their own switches.
Power To The User: Do It Yourself
Making users responsible and accountable for managing their own e-mail is one way to reduce the burden on overworked IT staffs. And according to a recent Osterman Research survey, that is exactly what is starting to happen.
It's not like the technical staffs managing large corporate e-mail servers don't already have enough on their hands taking care of things like disaster recovery, legal discovery, compliance and storage management. So why not make
Soyo G1681 VoIP ATA
Soyo's G1681 VoIP ATA is a solution to a problem you may have already solved--simply by having the prerequisites it needs to operate.
Let There Be An Upside
Reading all the year-end wrap ups and 2006 projections for the messaging market, you'd think messaging and collaboration were a scourge rather than a productivity enhancing technology. All the reports I've seen talk about viruses and worms, phishing attacks, regulatory demands for retention, archiving and discovery, and warn of all the new problems we'll face when mobile messaging really takes off.
And after the past year, who can blame the pundits for painting such a dark picture? But still, t
NWC @ CES: Optical disk wars heat up at CES
Leading consumer electronics manufacturers in the competing HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc market raced scrambled to announce plans for next-gen high-definition optical disk players at CES.
A Mobile New Year
The new year kicked off with a mobile slant, not surprising since the giant Consumer Electronics Show also kicked off this week in Las Vegas.
Microsoft got things rolling quickly at the event by telling its MSN Messenger users that it isn't about to let Skype consume all of its VoIP lunch. Deals with Philips Electronics and Uniden to make VoIP phones available for use with the new Windows Live Messenger should make Micr
EMC and Acxiom Ink Grid Computing Deal
EMC is acquiring Acxiom's proprietary grid-computing middleware for $30 million and will use it to expand the capabilities of its own management software.
Motorola Invests In Home Network Company
Motorola Ventures, Motorola Inc.???s investment arm, has made a strategic investment in CopperGate Communications, a Israeli-based supplier of chipset solutions for multimedia home networking.
It's Time For Another Look At IM Federation
With all the year-end and New Year IM network attacks and threats of attacks, perhaps it is time for another look at instant messaging federation, especially if your users are becoming avid IM hounds while you are trying to discourage internal use of consumer IM services on your network.
While secure, real-time collaboration and presence are valued capabilities, you've learned the hard way through your experience with corporate e-mail systems that company communications need to be be authorized