Expert Analysis
Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in November 2006
PC Power Costs -- Should You Care?
Commentary  |  11/30/2006  | 
Energy costs to power and cool the data center are a top concern for IT these days, but what about all those laptops and desktops in your organization? Does their power consumption matter?...
Clusters & CDP: Well Matched
Commentary  |  11/28/2006  | 
CDP could add significant value to clustered NAS. Get on board, EMC and NetApp!
Cordless Skype Phone Cuts Ties To PC
News  |  11/27/2006  | 
The Dualphone 3088 lets users plug a broadband and a landline connection into the phone's base station, giving them the option of using either mode to make calls.
Verizon Booting Hundreds Of MCI Agents And Squeezing Rest
News  |  11/27/2006  | 
Verizon to select MCI agents: Sign our restrictive partner contract, then we'll tell you what your sales quotas are.
News  |  11/22/2006  | 
Grid, redundancy, and home-cooked management tools help site survive
Palm Opens Orders for New Treo 680
News  |  11/22/2006  | 
The phone has twice the memory, weighs less, and is thinner than the popular Treo 650 model it replaces.
Cisco Vs. Meru: The Vendors Speak
News  |  11/22/2006  | 
When we pitted Cisco Systems and Meru Networks to a head-to-head review of WLAN gear, we knew things could get volatile. But we didn't expect the vendors to give us
Review: A Comprehensive Look At Microsoft Office 2007
News  |  11/20/2006  | 
With Microsoft Office 2007 finalized and almost ready to ship, what does Microsoft have in store for Office users? We took a close look at the new features, new versions,
Former VP Of Technology Charged With Hacking Corporate Network
News  |  11/20/2006  | 
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, an IT pro allegedly hacked into his former employer's network, read confidential e-mail about upcoming layoffs, and then alerted employees that they might be
AT&T-BellSouth Merger Inches Forward With Appointment Of FCC Chairman
News  |  11/20/2006  | 
AT&T senior VP Chris Rooney expressed confidence over the weekend that the acquisition would be consummated without the firms having to give up additional concessions.
GE VoIP Phone In The Works
News  |  11/17/2006  | 
Equipment maker Thomson plans to offer a General Electric-branded VoIP phone and work with service provider SunRockets, which sells residential Internet phone service for a flat rate of $200 a
Analysis: Physical/Logical Security Convergence
News  |  11/17/2006  | 
Physical and logical security staffs, both tasked with protecting enterprise assets, are seeing increased technology and budgetary overlaps. Now, technological shifts, budgetary realities and a major government initiative are adding
Wireless Network Head-to-Head: Cisco Vs. Meru
News  |  11/17/2006  | 
We compared wireless gear from Cisco Systems and Meru Networks in our Real-World Labs. The performance results are valuable, but the real story is whether Meru deviates from the 802.11
SIP Trunks Find a Niche
News  |  11/17/2006  | 
Although not the first VoIP trunking technology available to small and midsize companies, SIP trunking may be the first to have a widespread impact on phone communications for these enterprises.
Rollout: Fluke Networks' NetTool Series II Pro
News  |  11/16/2006  | 
Though clearly designed to excel in an all-Cisco environment, this device provides an easy-to-use method for gathering nearly all the key measurements and parameters from your VoIP installation.
First Look: Microsoft Zune
News  |  11/15/2006  | 
If you find a certain air of geeky awkwardness appealing, then you might like this first try at a media player from a company not famous for its hardware design.
New BlackJack Smartphone Debuts
News  |  11/13/2006  | 
The phone is powered by Microsoft's Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system, comes with "direct push" e-mail technology, and can browse the Internet.
Discovering E-Discovery
News  |  11/8/2006  | 
Storage vendors love e-discovery buzz. Here's why you may want to listen
Open-Source VoIP Takes A Few Steps Forward
News  |  11/7/2006  | 
Several vendors, including Fonality, Digium, and Polycom unveil new VoIP software, gear, and partnerships designed to move open-source telephony into the mainstream.
Mobile Report: Young People Love Mobile Phones, But Aren't Loyal To Network Providers
News  |  11/6/2006  | 
Young people don't display brand loyalty when it comes to their cell phones, although they're loyal when it comes to other products.
VARs Hop On Wi-Fi And Cellular Convergence
News  |  11/6/2006  | 
With more and more vendors laying groundwork to make the convergence of Wi-Fi and cellular technologies a reality, VARs say they are getting ready for a communications shift that will
Verizon To Offer High-Speed Fiber-Optic Network Services For Businesses
News  |  11/6/2006  | 
Verizon sees fiber as its future. It's hoping the new venture, tentatively called Verizon Integrated Optical Services, will convince businesses to join its vision.
Blog: Google Vs. Yahoo
News  |  11/5/2006  | 
Blogger Ben Tompkins gives his take on how Yahoo CEO Terry Semel is responding to some of Google's recent competitive thrusts. Not so good, he says.
Flesh-and-Blood Biometrics
News  |  11/3/2006  | 
With technological innovations such as venous palm scanning, the time may be coming when biometrics actually meets user expectations. Fujitsu hopes to lead the way with its palm-reading system.
BuzzBites: Detect This; Selling iCrack
News  |  11/3/2006  | 
Call centers are relying on speech-analysis and emotion-detection software. Plus, the software expert who broke Apple's iTunes copy-protection software plans to make a little scratch.
Microsoft Cuts Deal With Novell To Support Suse Linux
News  |  11/3/2006  | 
Microsoft and Novell will jointly develop virtualization technology to simplify running Linux on Windows and vice versa. Also, Microsoft will hand out coupons for maintenance and upgrades of Suse Linux
Are You Ready for Vista Graphics?
Commentary  |  11/1/2006  | 
Windows Vista will offer varying levels of functionality depending on what kind of video card you have. When you upgrade, will your PC be up to the challenge?

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