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Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in December 2003
Business Spending Drives Tech Optimism For New Year
News  |  12/29/2003  | 
BOSTON (AP) -- The corporate spending that drives the technology sector is as strong as it has been since the end of the 1990s boom, giving the industry optimism as
Researchers Outline Microsoft's Top 10 Challenges For 2004
News  |  12/23/2003  | 
Even giants have problems -- and gigantic software maker Microsoft has at least 10 of them.
Vonage Extends VoIP Reach
News  |  12/23/2003  | 
VoIP provider Vonage Holdings has unveiled two marketing pincer movements aimed at bringing its Web telephoning service to broadband subscribers. The firm has established partnerships with a consortium of telecommunications
CompTIA Comes To The Rescue In The SLA Process
News  |  12/22/2003  | 
To paraphrase Forrest Gump, a service-level agreement is like a box of chocolates: You never know what you're going to get. That's why the Computing Technology Industry Association last week
Sober.C Starts Spreading, Germany Most At Risk
News  |  12/22/2003  | 
A new Sober mass-mailed worm debuted over the weekend and is picking up steam, causing several anti-virus vendors to boost their threat ranking.
Microsoft Issues First Outlook Anti-Spam Update
News  |  12/22/2003  | 
Microsoft has quietly provided its first anti-spam filter update for Outlook 2003, the company's newest e-mail client.
Microsoft Issues First Outlook Anti-Spam Update
News  |  12/19/2003  | 
Microsoft has quietly provided its first anti-spam filter update for Outlook 2003, the company's newest e-mail client.
BEA, Oki Electric To Build Communications Software
News  |  12/19/2003  | 
BEA Systems Inc. and Oki Electric Industry Co. Ltd. on Friday said they have formed an alliance to build a business applications platform that combines information technology and communications.
Looking For ROI In VoIP
News  |  12/19/2003  | 
To VoIP, or not to VoIP, that was the question. And the answer, according to the Networking Pipeline Voting Booth, is that many enterprises are already adding VoIP to their
The Survivor's Guide to 2004: Converged Voice, Video and Data
News  |  12/19/2003  | 
Implementing voice and video over your data network is a speculative venture. But you can increase the odds that your bet will pay off by keeping the business case for
The Survivor's Guide to 2004: Storage and Servers
News  |  12/19/2003  | 
It's a buyer's market for servers, users are making their voices heard, and AMD is coming on strong with a new 64-bit processor. Swing into action as consolidation and commoditization
The Survivor's Guide to 2004: Mobile and Wireless
News  |  12/19/2003  | 
The wireless revolution may not be here just yet, but rapid evolution is a good bet.
IT Leaders Optimistic Heading Into 2004
News  |  12/18/2003  | 
All we want for Christmas is a business recovery. And according to the IT industry's top executives, we may just get it.
Storage Software Sales Up, Trend To Continue
News  |  12/17/2003  | 
Storage software sales in the third quarter increased by an "impressive" 4.2 percent over the same quarter last year, said research firm IDC Wednesday, pointing to a solid 2003 which
Microsoft Spells Out BizTalk Prices, Packages
News  |  12/17/2003  | 
Microsoft on Wednesday announced pricing and versions for its upcoming BizTalk Server 2004, software designed to help enterprises integrate multiple business applications and connect to partners.
IBM Buys Green Pasture Software
News  |  12/17/2003  | 
IBM Software has bought Green Pasture Software, a content management player based in Corvallis, Ore.
Cisco Executive Exits For Startup
News  |  12/17/2003  | 
Andreas Bechtolsheim, vice president and general manager of Cisco's Gigabit Systems Business Unit, is leaving the company to join Kealia Inc., a Palo Alto, Calif., startup he recently invested in,
SBC Signs Supply Deal For Broadband Network
News  |  12/16/2003  | 
SBC Communications Inc. on Tuesday said it has entered a four-year agreement in which Alcatel will supply the telecommunications company with equipment for high-speed fiber-optic connections for homes and small
BMC Agrees To Buy Magic Solutions
News  |  12/15/2003  | 
BMC Software Inc., a maker of systems management tools, said Monday that it has agreed to acquire Magic Solutions from Network Associates Inc. for $47 million in cash.
3Com Lays Plans For Security Play
News  |  12/15/2003  | 
3Com Monday outlined its strategy for integrating security features into its networking product lines.
EMC To Acquire VMware For $635 Million
News  |  12/15/2003  | 
Storage software maker EMC Corp. on Monday said it had agreed to acquire VMware Inc., an Intel-based virtual computing software company, for $635 million in cash.
Microsoft Ships New Host Integration Beta
News  |  12/15/2003  | 
A beta of Host Integration Server 2004 will be available Monday, Microsoft said.
FCC Decisions Impact VoIP, Broadband
News  |  12/12/2003  | 
Many enterprises would like to see broadband access and telecom as a purely free-market exercise. Not likely. Under the Bush administration, the Federal Communications Commission has had a real effect
John Sidgmore, Ex-WorldCom CEO, Dead At 52
News  |  12/12/2003  | 
John Sidgmore, the Internet pioneer who later helped reveal the massive accounting fraud at WorldCom Inc., died suddenly Thursday. Cause of death was acute pancreatitis, an inflammation of the pancreas.
IT Execs Report Signs Of Consistent Sales Growth
News  |  12/12/2003  | 
Business spending is back -- but IT vendors aren't yet dancing a jig, and executives say they will be cautious and targeted in their focus marching into 2004.
AT&T Moves Into The VoIP Market
News  |  12/12/2003  | 
AT&T, which has offered limited VoIP service to business customers for years, jumped into the Internet phoning market Thursday, announcing a major initiative to offer the service to its consumers
Cisco's Chambers Sees Increased Sales In VoIP, Storage
News  |  12/11/2003  | 
As the national economy continues to improve, enterprises will spend increasing amounts on IP telephony and storage, Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers said.
The Vision Thing: Cisco Has It
News  |  12/11/2003  | 
I was sad to hear that my old buddy, football coach Dan Reeves, got the ax earlier this week. According to the Atlanta Falcons' owner, Reeves' 3-10 record this season
New Security Gap Found In Windows Messenger Service
News  |  12/10/2003  | 
Symantec on Tuesday uncovered a new avenue that hackers could use to exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Messenger Service, one that, if packaged within a self-propagating worm,
Opsware Releases Data Center Software For Linux
News  |  12/9/2003  | 
Opsware Tuesday released a preview version of its Opsware System 4.0 data center automation software that runs on Linux.
Time Warner Cable In VoIP Push
News  |  12/9/2003  | 
The VoIP market suddenly has its very own 800-pound gorilla, as Time Warner Cable announced that it will offer Internet telephone service (voice over IP) in the 27 states it
Avaya, Polycom Partner On IP Videoconferencing
News  |  12/8/2003  | 
Avaya Inc. and Polycom Inc. on Monday said they have agreed to jointly develop and market Internet-based videoconferencing software that the companies claim will be as easy to use as
Sun Strikes Java Software Deal With United Kingdom
News  |  12/8/2003  | 
Sun Microsystems's software strategy will pick up more steam Monday when the company plans to unveil an agreement with the U.K. government to distribute its Java enterprise software and Linux-based
Combo Wi-Fi/VoIP In A Handset Coming
News  |  12/8/2003  | 
Mobile handsets combining two super-hot technologies--Wi-Fi and VoIP--are being developed by two Japanese firms: NTT's DoCoMo and Sony Corp.
Cisco: FCC Should Keep VoIP Free Of Regulation
News  |  12/8/2003  | 
For a recap of the FCC's VoIP forum, Networking Pipeline caught up with Jeff Campbell, director of worldwide government affairs at Cisco Systems, to get his take on the event
Getting Ready for VoWLAN
News  |  12/5/2003  | 
For years Voice over Wireless LANS (VoWLAN) has been a niche product but with the increasing deployment of 802.11 wireless LANs in enterprises, VoWLAN is increasingly becoming a feasible alternative
All Roads Lead to VoIP
News  |  12/5/2003  | 
Despite the glitches, don't dismiss Voice over IP or even Cisco's offering just yet.
Getting A Clue About Mobile Workers
News  |  12/4/2003  | 
By itself, Dell's announcement that it will sell a GPRS data modem card and wireless data access wasn't big news. Behind the announcement, though, were indications of sea changes in
IBM Moves Against EMC With Migration Appliance
News  |  12/3/2003  | 
In a bid to steal customers away from arch rival EMC, IBM announced an aggressive migration program for moving enterprises off EMC hardware and onto its own line of
3Com Gets Help With The Enterprise From EDS
News  |  12/3/2003  | 
3Com Corp. on Tuesday said tech-consulting firm Electronic Data Systems Corp. has agreed to offer 3Com products to corporate clients, giving the computer-networking-equipment maker a boost in its re-entry into
FCC Weighs Taxing, Regulating VoIP
News  |  12/3/2003  | 
When the FCC's Internet Policy Working Group begins wheeling into action in January, one of its first items of business will be to determine whether VoIP will seep into the
Document Management Solutions
News  |  12/1/2003  | 
Join Sean Doherty as he examines Document Management and Document Management Products for our March 18, 2004 issue.

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