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Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in January 2007
The (Few) Ways Vista Makes Office Work Better
News  |  1/31/2007  | 
Office 2007 gains some extra oomph when run on Windows Vista rather than on Windows XP.
Colfax Intros Cluster for HPC
News  |  1/30/2007  | 
Colfax International announces cluster based on AMD Opteron Processors, Mellanox InfiniBand, and Windows Compute Cluster Server
Sony To Launch Flash-Based Mini-Vaio
News  |  1/29/2007  | 
The handheld device is pricey but will run Vista and include a 4.5-inch screen, a keyboard, and wireless.
Skype Unveils New Features For Business
News  |  1/25/2007  | 
The company augments its service with VoIP call management and other features to help bolster its underperforming bottom line.
The Microsoft/Novell Deal: Has It Divided The Linux Community?
News  |  1/25/2007  | 
When Microsoft and Novell announced that they would work together, Linux enthusiasts were shocked. How has the agreement affected the open-source community, and can it recover?
The Palm OS Clings To Life
News  |  1/25/2007  | 
Palm, the smartphone maker, faces a challenge because it uses an operating system with an uncertain future, and it has a limited ability to change the perception that the "Palm
Panasas Names Managing Director
News  |  1/23/2007  | 
Leith to expand Panasas' customer base and partnerships in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific
Technology Is Taking Over Americans' Lives
News  |  1/22/2007  | 
Report reveals 65% of U.S. consumers are spending more time with their computers than with their significant others.
Nokia Lands High-Speed Wireless Contract From U.S. Army
News  |  1/22/2007  | 
The Army will evaluate High Speed Downlink Packet Access for potential defense purposes
MySpace.com Sues Alleged Spammer
News  |  1/22/2007  | 
Lawsuit seeks monetary damages and a permanent injunction barring Scott Richter from the online community.
Isilon Moves Down, Adaptec Moves Up
News  |  1/22/2007  | 
One NAS bulks up, the other strips down to broaden file server capabilities
Apple Confirms 802.11n Download Fee
News  |  1/19/2007  | 
The company will charge customers $1.99 to download software that will enable 802.11n wireless functionality in the chipsets of most of its Intel Core 2 Duo- and Xeon-based computers.
BuzzBite: Spam Goes to War
News  |  1/19/2007  | 
British intelligence is utilizing spam in the form of demoralizing text messages sent to Taliban fighter's cell phone numbers.
SpeechSC and MRCPv2
News  |  1/19/2007  | 
This vendor-neutral standard will allow any voice application to control network-based media resources like speech synthesizers and recognizers. But it's getting the cold shoulder from some significant players.
CMDBs: An IT Goldmine?
News  |  1/19/2007  | 
Configuration management databases promise to transform IT with the next generation of automation and analytics. But complex proprietary designs could turn real rewards into fools' gold.
Skype Adds Per-Call Connection Fee
News  |  1/18/2007  | 
The charge is not included in certain "unlimited" calling plans.
Panasas Names Managing Director
News  |  1/18/2007  | 
Panasas announced Bruce Leith has joined the company as the managing director, international, responsible for EMEA and APAC
Blog Traffic Triples at Newspapers' Web Sites
News  |  1/18/2007  | 
Opportunities abound for staff writers that have expertise in certain areas, according to Nielsen//NetRatings.
A Wireless Suntan?
News  |  1/18/2007  | 
Need a reminder when to slap on some SPF 30? Grab your cell phone out of your beach bag.
Avaya Fills Enterprise Hole With Carrier-Centric Acquisition
Commentary  |  1/17/2007  | 
Avaya took a play from the carrier page book last Friday with its acquistion of Ubiquity Software, service provider supplier. The $144 million deal might sound like a move by Avaya into the world of carrier voice. In fact, the...
Report: Apple Will Charge For 802.11n Access
News  |  1/16/2007  | 
Apple will levy a $5 fee for software necessary to enable the 802.11n draft standard, which boasts five times the speed and twice the range of 802.11b/g.
Adobe, Cisco Stung By Bugs
News  |  1/15/2007  | 
Six vulnerabilities affecting Adobe's Reader and Acrobat products were discovered in the past two weeks. Meanwhile, Cisco has warned customers of some potential denial-of-service vulnerabilities.
The Week of the iPhone
Commentary  |  1/12/2007  | 
It was a whirlwind, roller-coaster week for cell phone users, gadget buffs and curious onlookers as Apple's CEO Steve Jobs introduced the world to the iPhone. With its futuristic, flat screen panel and promises of music playing, phone service and...
Apple Unlikely To Go To Court In iPhone Trademark Dispute, Experts Say
News  |  1/11/2007  | 
By going to court, Apple would have to spend a lot of money defending what appears to be a weak position, lawyers argue.
Mozilla Tweaks Firefox 3.0 Feature Set
News  |  1/11/2007  | 
Among the features currently pegged as must-haves by Mozilla for Firefox 3 are an overhaul of the browser's bookmark system and new identity management tools.
Slow Data Speeds May Hurt iPhone's Prospects
News  |  1/11/2007  | 
Cingular's network provides average data speeds of between 75 Kbps and 135 Kbps. By comparison, Sprint is rolling out a network that provides 450 Kbps to 800 Kbps speeds.
The iPhone Is Beautiful, But It's Also Slow
News  |  1/10/2007  | 
Cingular is working on technologies to speed up its network, but no significant breakthroughs are expected in time for the formal delivery of the iPhone in June.
Spam Sets Record, Accounts For 94% Of E-mail
News  |  1/10/2007  | 
Postini blocked 25 billion spam messages aimed at 36,000 clients in December, an increase of 144% over the same month in 2005.
Apple Reinvents The Phone
News  |  1/9/2007  | 
Apple's CEO Steve Jobs introduces the iPhone, which he says is an iPod, a mobile phone, and an Internet communication device.
Live From The CES 2007 Show Floor
News  |  1/9/2007  | 
High-definition TVs, ultra-mobile PCs, MP3 players, and crowds, crowds, crowds are some of the views captured through the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Sun Unveils New Cluster
News  |  1/9/2007  | 
Sun Microsystems intros new version of Solaris Cluster, Sun's premier business continuity and disaster recovery platform for the Solaris 10 OS
Startup Promises First Linux Smartphone Based On Open Standards
News  |  1/9/2007  | 
OpenMoko next month plans to start selling an open source mobile platform and the Neo1973 smartphone developed in partnership with First International Computer.
Cisco Teams With Jabber For Collaborative Messaging
News  |  1/9/2007  | 
The deal gives Cisco's communications platform a capability -- multiuser chat -- missing from competing offerings from IBM and Microsoft, says Jabber.
Yahoo Unveils New Mobile Search At CES
News  |  1/8/2007  | 
OneSearch is Yahoo's bid to make mobile phone search easier to use. For example, typing the name of a sports team in the search box would retrieve the final score
Cingular's Upcoming Video Calling Service Is A Glimpse Into The Future
News  |  1/8/2007  | 
Now you'll now have to comb your hair before you take that 3G video call. The new service will work on Cingular's UMTS/HSPDA network, which means the person making
Nokia Launches Thin N76, Wi-Fi-Enabled N800 Internet Tablet at CES
News  |  1/8/2007  | 
Company is gingerly picking its way through the mobile phone thicket by introducing one non-Wi-Fi phone and one Wi-Fi-only model
Cisco Gets 2 for 1 with IronPort Acquisition
Commentary  |  1/4/2007  | 
Cisco Systems tapped into two robust markets???anti-spam and messaging compliance???with today's $830 million acquisition of IronPort....
AT&T Merger Contains First Net Neutrality Guidelines
News  |  1/2/2007  | 
The merger agreement contains an unprecedented network neutrality provision that could form the basis of future policy and regulations, according to a Columbia University law professor.
The New AT&T: Wireless At Its Heart
News  |  1/2/2007  | 
The new AT&T will increasingly be a wireless communications company that also generates income from advertising and offers television and broadband data services as well.
Seven Trends for 2007
News  |  1/1/2007  | 
Kicking off the new year, we're going for seven trends that represent the kind of moving and shaking in business and IT that will have repercussions beyond just the next
Is Wireless Technology Encouraging Fraud?
News  |  1/1/2007  | 
Is wireless technology encouraging fraud? Yes, says Brad Keller, who manages E-commerce risks for a large financial institution. No, counters Craig Mathias, a principal at Farpoint Group, which specializes in


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