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Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in October 2004
Regulators, Cities, Business Converge on Wireless Broadband
News  |  10/29/2004  | 
Wireless broadband was the belle of the ball this week as the FCC, city governments, and wireless Internet service providers all showered it with attention.
SBC Drops Broadband Prices For New Customers
News  |  10/28/2004  | 
SBC Communications will lower the price of its high-speed Internet service for new customers.
Space For Rent
News  |  10/27/2004  | 
Network Computing reviews five online backup services for agent functionality, ease of use, system-management capabilities, cost and retention schemes. Rolls Out National VoIP Service for SMBs
News  |  10/27/2004  | 
Hosted suite of voice and data services is based on Level 3 Communications' backbone.
Cisco Enhances IP Phone Security
News  |  10/26/2004  | 
New version of Cisco's IP telephony system provides voice media and signaling encryption.
WiFi Phones: Not Yet Ready For Prime Time
News  |  10/26/2004  | 
You've spoken about WiFi phones, and what you have to say is abundantly clear - they're not yet ready for prime time. In our Voting Booth over the last two
Home Users See Spyware and Viruses Through Rose-Colored Glasses
News  |  10/25/2004  | 
Most people think their PCs are free of malware " and they couldn't be more wrong, a study says.
Brocade Seeds 4-Gbit Fibre Channel Market
News  |  10/25/2004  | 
The SilkWorm 4100 midrange switch comes in 16-, 24- and 32-port configurations; Fabric OS 4.4 supports higher port densities and "meta SANs."
Cisco Takes On Storage
News  |  10/23/2004  | 
Whether you go with Fibre Channel or iSCSI, Cisco believes in covering all the networked storage bases.
BlueCat's Meridius
News  |  10/22/2004  | 
The price is a little steep, but this turnkey solution effectively scours for spam before it reaches your network.
Basic Hardware Problem Diagnostics
News  |  10/22/2004  | 
We'll walk you through the steps for diagnosing and fixing some basic hardware problems as well as show you how to get the most out of your service and technical
Video Server Appliances
News  |  10/22/2004  | 
Video server appliances have a long way to go before they are plug-and-play. And although industry standards make it easier for products to interact with each other, be sure you
Citrix's GoToAssist
News  |  10/22/2004  | 
This managed service lets your helpdesk fix problems remotely. But beware platform choice limitations.
Secure Remote Access
News  |  10/22/2004  | 
This edition looks at Netilla's Secure Gateway appliance, NetSupport's DNA 2.0, Microsoft's Exchange Server Best Practices and Cast Iron Systems' Application Router 1000 2.3.5.
AT&T, Covad Take Wires Out of VoIP
News  |  10/22/2004  | 
A WiMAX infrastructure will let service providers deliver VoIP to rural areas without a backhoe.
IBM Unveils Compliance-Focused Storage, Software
News  |  10/20/2004  | 
Its new Risk and Compliance Framework seeks to attract companies wrestling with regulations that require data retention for specific periods of time.
AT&T Wireless's Numbers Down, Prepares For Acquisition By Cingular
News  |  10/20/2004  | 
AT&T Wireless announced a drop in sales and profits, as it moved closer to its planned acquisition by Cingular Wireless. The firm earned $117 million on revenues of $4.21 billion
Metapa Nets $8M Series C
News  |  10/20/2004  | 
Startup has raised $28M since 2000; it's developing clustering software for low-cost servers
EMC's Tucci: New IBM, HP Products Not 'Game-Changers'
News  |  10/19/2004  | 
Recent product refreshes from the competition are not taking a toll on EMC, which reported a 34 percent increase in quarterly sales.
Sprint: Long-Distance Sinking, Wireless Thriving
News  |  10/19/2004  | 
Sprint Corp. reported a write-down of more than $1 billion, as it reported its third-quarter financial results on Tuesday. The nation's third-largest long-distance provider, Sprint wrote down the value of
Get Ready For VoIP
News  |  10/19/2004  | 
If you haven't taken a serious look at VoIP for your network, it's high time you did. Yes, I know that early VoIP iterations were marked by poor voice quality,
Microsoft To Launch IM Client Beta With VOIP Support
News  |  10/19/2004  | 
Microsoft plugs away on real-time mission with 'Istanbul' beta.
Alcatel-Verizon Alliance Targets SMBs With VoIP, Managed Services
News  |  10/19/2004  | 
Verizon will offer Alcatel OmniPCX Office as part of end-to-end equipment and service package for small and medium-sized businesses.
Sununu Calls For New Telecom Bill In 2005
News  |  10/19/2004  | 
Senator John Sununu is ready to reload his legislation aimed at simplifying the regulation of Voice over IP, as part of a larger telecom reform bill that he said is
VoIP Shows Signs Of Going Mainstream
News  |  10/18/2004  | 
The Fall 2004 Voice on the Net Conference in Boston this week expects to draw twice as much interest as it did last year, one of many signs that suggest
Smaller Boxes, Bigger Plans For IBM Storage
News  |  10/18/2004  | 
Vendor maps out four-year strategy that includes flexible partitioning and pricing
IBM Again Targets Sun, HP With New Servers
News  |  10/15/2004  | 
New pSeries and iSeries servers use IBM's Power5 microprocessor, which the company started filtering into its server lines this year and into one of its new storage arrays.
FCC Approves Power Lines For Delivery Of Broadband
News  |  10/14/2004  | 
The Federal Communications Commission approves measures aimed at spreading broadband through Access Broadband over Power Line (Access BPL) technology.
Hold Everything: Software Growth
News  |  10/14/2004  | 
This edition looks at software storage growth spurts, the top five worldwide storage software vendors and the fibre channel SAN market.
Online Backup Services
News  |  10/14/2004  | 
We tested six online remote-backup providers to see which would treat our data like gold. All stressed reliability and security, but our Editor's Choice won a close race thanks to
First Person: Storage Common Sense on the Other Side of the Globe
Commentary  |  10/14/2004  | 
Language barriers and other obstacles have driven many U.S. vendors to reduce their presence south of the equator. Meanwhile, they're clearly missing the profit potentials.
IBM Unveils New Sleek, Midrange Storage
News  |  10/12/2004  | 
The 3U DS6000 can scale up to 67 terabytes with a starting price of $100,000.
Law Firm Builds A Case For SAN
News  |  10/11/2004  | 
After mulling various options, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston deploys a Fibre Channel SAN with a disk array and tape library.
Software's Next Step
News  |  10/11/2004  | 
Services-oriented architectures are being embraced by business-technology specialists charged with creating more-efficient IT infrastructures.
Content Filtering
News  |  10/8/2004  | 
This edition looks at Zix Corp.'s Web Inspector 7.1, Executive Software's International Diskeeper 9.0, Help Desk Technology International's Help Desk Express and MacroVision's AdminStudio 6 Professional Edition.
How To Configure Access Controls With Active Directory
News  |  10/8/2004  | 
Access-control configuration poses several challenges for IT administrators. We outline a simple process to set these controls for Microsoft Windows servers.
Nortel's SIP Splash: Just a Ripple?
News  |  10/8/2004  | 
Nortel made a strong statement of support for SIP by adding the standard to much of its product line. But until third parties interoperate with it, it's not much more
Net Integration's Nitix 0S 4.0
News  |  10/8/2004  | 
Can this all-in-one gateway-router-groupware tool really automate all those mundane tasks?
Sorenson Media's Squeeze 4
News  |  10/8/2004  | 
Squeeze 4.0 compresses your video for the Web, CD or DVD.
HP Building Portfolio of Products For Telecom Carriers, Equipment Providers
News  |  10/7/2004  | 
Vendor says it's developing standards-based servers in various form factors for the telecom market.
3Com Rolls Out New VoIP Wares
News  |  10/5/2004  | 
3Com Tuesday expanded its VoIP portfolio with a new IP-PBX platform aimed at small businesses.
Ford Dealers Move To IP Network
News  |  10/5/2004  | 
Reynolds and Reynolds and MCI build a secure, private IP network to replace a satellite network used by Ford dealers.
Toshiba Offers IP Telephony For Small Companies
News  |  10/4/2004  | 
The Strata CIX system is designed to deliver features to a range of devices, including phones, PDAs, wireless handsets, and IP softphones on laptap computers.
In Search Of Agility
News  |  10/4/2004  | 
EDS wants to again become a lean, mean, fighting machine--and help its customers do the same.

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