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Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in November 2004
Global Crossing Offers New SLAs For Its High-Performance IP Network
News  |  11/29/2004  | 
Company offers new guarantees for converged IP services, including VoIP, IP video, and IP VPN.
AT&T's CIO: "IP Will Eat Everything"
News  |  11/29/2004  | 
Hossein Eslambolchi sees AT&T's future in automating processes and offering services around high-end IP communications.
Server Market Grows; Linux Revenue Tops $1 Billion
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
The worldwide market for computer servers has posted its sixth consecutive quarter of growth, as revenue from Linux servers topped $1 billion in the third quarter.
Level 3 Announces VoIP Partner Program In Europe
News  |  11/24/2004  | 
Program will enable companies to offer VoIP and other services to small and medium-sized business customers.
One Useful Way To Test VoIP Quality
News  |  11/22/2004  | 
Sage Instruments' neat little 935AT portable unit performs end-to-end call tests to assess overall speech quality.
Be Wary Of Fly-By-Night VoIP Service Providers
News  |  11/22/2004  | 
Hundreds of service providers are battling for your VoIP dollars. But you need to be careful of low-cost come-ons.
Review: Mirra Personal Server
News  |  11/22/2004  | 
The Mirra Personal Server simplifies backup, sharing, and synchronization of important files for small offices.
Report: Subscribers Continue To Push VoIP-Gear Growth
News  |  11/22/2004  | 
The growing momentum of Internet telephoning is driving a boom in VoIP gear, which jumped 69 percent, to $452 million, in the third quarter, according to a report released Monday
Cisco Inks Deal To Provide Managed IP Network Services In Taiwan
News  |  11/22/2004  | 
Collaborates with Chunghwa Telecom to expand delivery and adoption of IP-based managed network services for SMEs.
Carrier VoIP Equipment Market Leaps 69%
News  |  11/22/2004  | 
Study also finds that total market will reach $4.8 billion in 2007, up from $1.3 billion in 2003.
Review: Nortel Networks' Multimedia Communication Server 5100 3.0
News  |  11/22/2004  | 
The latest upgrade to the MCS is the first to enable true triple-threat conferencing, integrating mixed audio, video, and IM into one solution.
Geek Wish List Entries
Commentary  |  11/19/2004  | 
What gadgets are your peers scribbling down on their Holiday Goodies List? Read on Geek, read on!
SurfControl's RiskFilter
News  |  11/19/2004  | 
Keep malicious e-mail out of your system with this effective, albeit costly antispam device.
Geeks Illustrated
News  |  11/19/2004  | 
With the holidays hurtling toward us, we tested a slew of high-tech gadgets that exude geek appeal even as they promise enterprise functionality.
Gratifying Gadgets
News  |  11/19/2004  | 
Ultrahigh-resolution monitors, super-small cameras and slick storage devices. See how these products rate for both coolness and value.
Networks Out at Home
News  |  11/19/2004  | 
Many electronics vendors and service providers still don't provide the proper hooks to enable home networking. But IT professionals should rise up and give them the word.
For Geeks on the Go
News  |  11/19/2004  | 
Mobility rules! From a GPS that includes directory assistance and Yellow Pages to a multifunction media player, you won't want to leave home without these goodies.
Tiny Storage Could Mean Big Security Headaches
News  |  11/19/2004  | 
New, tiny USB flash memory devices could pave the way for employees to bring in--or run off with--one Gig of data.
SBC To File Tariff With FCC For New VoIP Service
News  |  11/17/2004  | 
SBC to announce voluntary True IP to PSTN (TIPToP) service for VoIP providers.
Survey: VoIP Can Save Enterprises From $9,600 To $28,000 Per Site
News  |  11/17/2004  | 
Survey also finds that ShoreTel and Nortel offer the lowest start-up costs, while Avaya and Cisco prices were the highest.
VoIP Stories: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
News  |  11/17/2004  | 
Readers share their Voice-over-IP experiences.
VoIP Is For Real
News  |  11/16/2004  | 
You've spoken: VoIP offers very real benefits for corporations, and it's fast becoming an enterprise mainstay. Those are the results of a recent Voting Booth poll we conducted on Networking
SBC Speeds Up Its Fiber Optic Rollout
News  |  11/12/2004  | 
Trailing in its drive to bring fiber optic connections to its subscribers, SBC Communications has devised a new campaign to bring the high-speed broadband technology to more than 17 million
A Database Fix for the File System
News  |  11/12/2004  | 
Most everyone agrees that migrating unstructured files into a structured object-oriented database is the best way to track and manage the explosion of enterprise data. We give you the lowdown
FUDBusters: Regional AntiSpam Legislation Gets Its First Conviction
News  |  11/12/2004  | 
In a cooperative effort, Virginia and North Carolina get the nation's first conviction under antispam law.
Content Security
News  |  11/12/2004  | 
This edition looks at ClearSwift's MIMESweeper for SMTP 5.0, FatWire's Content Server 6 and Array Networks' SPX Enterprise VPN Appliances.
Fax Servers
News  |  11/12/2004  | 
Fax servers help get the right papers to the right desks securely, efficiently and inexpensively. The seven we tested all got very high marks, but our Editor's Choice went to
Wireless Moves Out to the Branch
News  |  11/12/2004  | 
New branch office wireless products from Symbol, Trapeze and Airespace are making a serious bid to replace more costly, harder-to-manage network technologies currently used in small offices.
Videoconferencing Drives Global IP Telephony Growth: Survey
News  |  11/10/2004  | 
IP telephony is growing rapidly worldwide, in large part due to the adoption of IP-based videoconferencing by multinationals, according to a recent global survey conducted by Australian developer Integrated Research.
FCC's Vonage Ruling Leaves Many Questions Unanswered
News  |  11/9/2004  | 
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reached broad consensus Tuesday (Nov. 9) on the nature of voice-over-IP (VoIP) as an inter-state service, cutting short the state of Minnesota's efforts to impose
VoIP Gets A Boost From The FCC
News  |  11/9/2004  | 
The Federal Communications Commission voted to bar state regulators from exercising key jurisdiction over VoIP.
BT Moves To Acquire Infonet To Beef Up Networking
News  |  11/8/2004  | 
BT Group PLC will acquire California-based Infonet Services Corp. for $965 million to beef up its international data-networking business.
IQ NetSolutions Revs Latest Version of IP Telephony Suite
News  |  11/8/2004  | 
New version includes two new IP telephony presence and call control applications.
NextWeb To Offer Fixed-Wireless VoIP
News  |  11/8/2004  | 
California WISP will resell Level 3's voice over IP services to business customers.
HP Adds Faster Storage; Dell Touts Xeon Blades
News  |  11/8/2004  | 
The market is expected to double next year despite high costs for entry-level blades
Rage Against Spyware
News  |  11/6/2004  | 
TechWeb's Stuart Glascock offers some advice on winning the battle against Spyware.
Today's Hackers Chase Bucks, Not Bragging Rights
News  |  11/5/2004  | 
There's a new generation of hackers on the loose, but unlike previous waves who were content to wreck havoc for bragging rights, these guys are going for gold, not glory.
WLAN Makes Its Voice Heard
News  |  11/5/2004  | 
The convergence of VoIP and WLAN promises new services and lower telecom costs for enterprises and SMBs. But is it ready for prime time?
Study: Voice Over WiFi Ready To Emerge
News  |  11/5/2004  | 
ABI Research says the technology will move from the enterprise to the consumer market.
FCC Plugs In Broadband Alternative
News  |  11/5/2004  | 
The new BPL technology delivers broadband service over electric utility facilities, providing a broadband alternative to rural and monopoly-dominated regions.
Vendor Support Options
News  |  11/5/2004  | 
In the latest edition of our ongoing series, we show you how the skill to negotiate a maintenance contract can save you time and money, particularly when making new product
Can Sun Turn Up The Heat On Linux?
News  |  11/4/2004  | 
With its Solaris 10 launch and commodity hardware embrace, a revitalized Sun Microsystems aims to compete against Windows and Linux.
Survey: Voice Over WLAN Use To Skyrocket 450% By 2006
News  |  11/2/2004  | 
Study also finds that WLANs have become mainstream as security barriers are overcome.
PointOne Announces Hosted VoIP Solution To Replace PBXs
News  |  11/2/2004  | 
StarPoint IP Business also allows businesses to "cap and grow" by keeping existing PBXs, and integrating them with hosted solution to accommodate additional line demand.

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