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Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in October 2006
Two VoIP Vendors To Call On
News  |  10/30/2006  | 
Solution providers seeking their share of the growing SMB IP telephony market are turning to smaller vendors like Digium and Allworx to fill that need.
Sun Releases NetBeans 5.5, Expands Partner Program
News  |  10/30/2006  | 
Sun Microsystems on Monday released NetBeans 5.5, a major upgrade that brings support for Java Enterprise Edition 5, and expanded its NetBeans partner program, which adds a new "strategic partner"
Juniper, Avaya Team Up To Tackle Cisco At Network Edge
News  |  10/30/2006  | 
Juniper Networks this week is launching new security and routing products for branch offices, including models that will have integrated VoIP capabilities from Avaya.
Bye-Bye Independent Managed Security Providers
Commentary  |  10/27/2006  | 
BT bought Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) Counterpane this week for "tens of millions of dollars," according to Chuck Pol, president of BT Americas....
Gartner: Enterprises Should Update To IE 7
News  |  10/26/2006  | 
Gartner has some advice for enterprises that have been thinking of dropping Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser: Reconsider it, now that IE 7 is out.
Oracle To Support, Indemnify Red Hat Linux
News  |  10/25/2006  | 
Oracle isn't launching its own Linux distribution. But it is offering its own paid support and indemnification for Red Hat Linux, said Oracle CEO Larry Ellison
Google To Let Publishers Create Custom Searches On Their Own Sites
News  |  10/24/2006  | 
Custom Search Engine lets publishers use menu-driven wizards to optimize Google to their own sites, and share revenue from the searches.
Ad Spending On Mobile Devices Projected To Double In Five Years
News  |  10/23/2006  | 
Advertisers are expected to more than double their spending on messaging and display ads for mobile devices over the next five years.
Mozilla Set To Take Firefox 2.0 Final Tuesday
News  |  10/23/2006  | 
The new version arrives hot on the heels of Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP, which went final on Wednesday.
Three Web-Based RSS Readers
News  |  10/23/2006  | 
Google Reader is only the latest addition to the pantheon of Web-based RSS readers. How does it rate compared to Bloglines and Newsgator?
Beyond Print 13 - Tag, You're IT
Commentary  |  10/20/2006  | 
Beyond Print 13 Podcast - Tag, You're IT (download here) - Social bookmarking and tagging have grown in popularity during the past few years. It brings a human element into search, by allowing the collective power of the Internet to...
Strategic Security: The Encryption Conundrum
News  |  10/20/2006  | 
The key to mitigating risks is identifying your e-mail priorities. But neither the information security manager nor even the CIO can properly undertake this task alone.
Strategic Security: Developing a Secure E-Mail Strategy
News  |  10/20/2006  | 
Message encryption, along with other measures, should be a critical part of your overall security strategy. But poor planning could leave your organization compliant and yet still unprotected. Here's how
Spoken Word Search Analyzes Audio Content
News  |  10/19/2006  | 
Innumerable audio files available on the Web make searching based on keywords or metadata tricky. But spoken-word search technology is making it easier for enterprises to find the right audio
'It's Here' Says Microsoft; Launches IE 7 Final, Finally
News  |  10/18/2006  | 
Microsoft has launched the first major update to Internet Explorer in five years, and posted the new browser for Windows XP to a download site.
Google Launches Experimental Search Engine
News  |  10/18/2006  | 
Google has launched an unbranded, experimental site to test search features that could one day show up in its current online search engine.
Teaming up for Leak Prevention
Commentary  |  10/18/2006  | 
Major vendors are partnering with start-ups in the emerging Information Leak Prevention (ILP) market to spice up their products and tap into compliance dollars....
Sun Builds Data Centers Inside Shipping Containers
News  |  10/17/2006  | 
An instant "data center in a box" can be packed with with storage, networking gear, and as many as 250 servers.
Yahoo Ranks Highest For IM Services
News  |  10/11/2006  | 
Yahoo Messenger tops a list of IM providers, followed respectively by MSN Messenger and Windows Messenger.
Microsoft Experiments With Mobile Social Networking
News  |  10/11/2006  | 
Microsoft's social networking software lets people blast messages and photos to fellow members in a group.
Intel Offers Another Block For Building WiMax Networks
News  |  10/11/2006  | 
The company will sell hardware and software that WiMax network providers could use to build base stations
Reactions Run The Gamut On Google, YouTube Marriage
News  |  10/10/2006  | 
Industry executives met Google Inc.'s marriage to YouTube Inc. with mixed reactions.
Google To Acquire YouTube for $1.65 Billion In Stock
News  |  10/9/2006  | 
It's a deal. Google says it has agreed to acquire video site YouTube Inc. for $1.65 billion in stock.
Three In Four U.S. Adults Have Mobile Phones
News  |  10/6/2006  | 
Nearly three quarters of U.S. adults subscribe to a mobile phone services, more than those who say they subscribe to a landline service.
Beyond Print 12 - Culture of No
Commentary  |  10/6/2006  | 
Beyond Print 12 Podcast - Culture of No (download here) - IT departments have a reputation of saying 'no' to any and all requests. Want to set up a blog server? "No, you're not allowed." Normally I would say that...
Content-Addressable Storage
News  |  10/6/2006  | 
Content-addressable storage provides a solid foundation for data archiving, and major storage vendors are rolling out product offerings. We discuss the drivers for implementing CAS as well as what the
Truth vs. 'Truthiness' in Vendor Claims
News  |  10/5/2006  | 
When vendors promise the world about product performance or capacity, the truth tends to be a little more down to earth than sky high. Just take Barracuda Networks' Model 300
Rollout: RIM's BlackBerry Connect
News  |  10/5/2006  | 
RIM succeeds in offering a "BlackBerry Lite" experience--extending mobile e-mail software to Palm OS devices.
Google Offers Applets For Web Pages
News  |  10/4/2006  | 
Google has made the mini-applications it offers for the desktop and in its personalized homepage service available to Web site operators who want to embed the applets in pages.
The Rise And Fall (And Rise?) Of AOL
Commentary  |  10/4/2006  | 
AOL, which recently abandoned its 'pay to play' model, is now trying to succeed as a free service in a very crowded marketplace. Can it succeed? We look at
Barracuda Networks Responds
Commentary  |  10/3/2006  | 
The following post contains the correspondence between Barracuda Networks and Frank Bulk in response to Frank???s blog on Barracuda???s representation of its Spam Firewall e-mail capacity....
Microsoft And EMC In Joint Document Management Software Deal
News  |  10/3/2006  | 
EMC plans to deliver three products early next year that will let business PC users manage files stored in EMC's Documentum using Microsoft's SharePoint Server 2007 software.
Truth vs. 'Truthiness' in Vendor Claims
Commentary  |  10/2/2006  | 
Veteran IT buyers know that vendor promises about performance or capacity tend to be aspirational rather than factual. But Barracuda, maker of the Network Spam Firewall, has stooped to a new low: eight times lower, that is....


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