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Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in December 2004
Calif. PUC Files Appeal To FCC's Vonage Decision -- Maybe
News  |  12/31/2004  | 
Setting itself up for a potential regulatory flip-flop, the California Public Utilities Commission has filed a petition for review with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit challenging
Tsunami Relief Efforts Get Record Online Donations
News  |  12/30/2004  | 
Major relief organizations have received a record amount of money from online donors, helping the nonprofits in getting emergency supplies to victims of the South Asia tsunami disaster.
SEA-EAT Blog Mobilizes Fast For Tsunami Relief
News  |  12/29/2004  | 
Three bloggers in Bombay set up soon after the tsunami hit on Sunday, to form a clearinghouse for disaster relief. Three days later, the blog has 50 contributors and
Appeals Court Rules VoIP Can't Be Regulated
News  |  12/29/2004  | 
An appeals court agreed with a lower court decision that ruled VoIP is a data service and, as such, can't be regulated by states.
Airspan Buys VoIP Equipment Developer
News  |  12/29/2004  | 
Broadband wireless equipment developer Airspan Networks has purchased Israel-based ArelNet for $8.7 million, a move that will allow the WiMAX equipment developer to increase its support for voice-over-IP (VoIP) services.
Fast-Acting Hackers Put Out Trojan Attacking IE
News  |  12/28/2004  | 
It took hackers less than a week to produce a working exploit that attacks a new, unpatched vulnerability in Microsoft's Internet Explorer.
FCC Report: CLEC Carrier Lines Grew 7 Percent
News  |  12/27/2004  | 
The Federal Communication Commission reported that CLECs increased their connections to incumbent lines "- mostly Baby Bells "- by 7 percent in the first six months of 2004.
Ringing In The New Year With VoIP
News  |  12/27/2004  | 
Solution providers said they expect to ring up increased IP telephony sales as they bring in the New Year.
Procom Adds Low-End, High-Capacity NAS Filer
News  |  12/22/2004  | 
The new unit provides up to 4.8 terabytes of storage capacity for $9,995.
VoIP Pioneer Predicts A Roiling 2005 for IP Telephony
News  |  12/20/2004  | 
Open source software communications will begin to influence the VoIP market in a big way next year.
Business Technology: Readers' Ideas Take A Bite Out Of Spam
News  |  12/20/2004  | 
You say your network's in a jam
Because of that accursed spam??
Have no fear, help's on the way,
You, our readers, have saved the day!
We asked for ideas, you sent them en
ScanSource Seeking 300 VARs For SMB Convergence Market
News  |  12/17/2004  | 
Specialty distributor ScanSource, through its Catalyst Telecom division, is looking to recruit 300 resellers to offer Avaya's voice and data solution IP office to the SMB market, according to John
Quintum, Wi-LAN Team Up For VoIP WLAN Solution
News  |  12/17/2004  | 
Solution aims at providing a secure secure, high-speed wireless VoIP solution for service providers and enterprises.
Survivor's Guide to 2005: Business Applications
News  |  12/17/2004  | 
Integration and automation are the trend, but the processes won't gel without IT and business people working together. We give you the lowdown on how to prepare.
Survivor's Guide to 2005: Digital Convergence
News  |  12/17/2004  | 
All-for-one systems offer high performance at reduced cost.
Survivor's Guide to 2005: Infrastructure
News  |  12/17/2004  | 
How can you be sure to spend your infrastructure dollars wisely? By buying only the features and speed you need.
Survivor's Guide to 2005: What's Hot and Not in '05?
News  |  12/17/2004  | 
What standards, technologies and initiatives will be hits or misses this coming year? NWC Editors tell you what's In--and what's Out!
Survivor's Guide to 2005: Companies to Watch
News  |  12/17/2004  | 
Who will be the power players, up-and-comers and risk takers of 2005? Our editors offer their company picks.
Study Shows Strong Wireless E-Mail Growth
News  |  12/16/2004  | 
A shift in vendor strategies has led to significant growth in wireless e-mail, with even stronger growth expected in the future.
Symantec Unveils Anti-Spam Subscription Service
News  |  12/15/2004  | 
Symantec launches an optional, anti-spam subscription service for customers of its Internet e-mail gateway and enterprise-class antivirus products.
Zafi Spreads Like Crazy
News  |  12/15/2004  | 
The Zafi.d worm continued to sweep through the Internet, creating such a flood of messages as it replicated that by one security vendor's estimate, it accounted for 10 percent of
Zafi Worm Spreads Fast With Multi-Language Seasons Greeting
News  |  12/14/2004  | 
Another version of the Zafi worm strikes, and it has spread fast enough to force anti-virus firms to up their alert warnings.
10-Gig Gains Momentum
News  |  12/11/2004  | 
Is 10-Gigabit Ethernet finally breaking into the enterprise market after years in research labs?
Oracle Tackles Unstructured Data With New Content-Management System
News  |  12/9/2004  | 
Upgrades to the vendor's application server and collaboration software also debut at Oracle OpenWorld.
Netsky: Worst Virus Of 2004
News  |  12/8/2004  | 
The number of new viruses discovered in 2004 climbed by more than 50 percent over the previous year.
Chambers Sees 10-15 Percent Long-Term Industry Growth
News  |  12/7/2004  | 
Taking a long-term look at the networking industry, Cisco CEO John Chambers said that he sees potential for overall growth of 10 to 15 percent over the next five years,
Treasury Picks AT&T For IP Network
News  |  12/7/2004  | 
A new high-speed, IP-based network will connect more than 1,000 domestic locations and tens of thousand of users in the United States and overseas.
NEC Inks Deal With Level 3 To Provide VoIP Support Services
News  |  12/6/2004  | 
NEC will become a preferred provider of customer premise equipment fulfillment services for resellers of Level 3's (3)Tone Business VoIP service.
Industry In Flux
News  |  12/6/2004  | 
The sector that produces most of today's software probably will look dramatically different in just a few years
Mitel Releases Remote Office Teleworker Solution for IP PBXs
News  |  12/3/2004  | 
Solution extends secure telephony services to almost any remote office over broadband Internet connections using the company's IP PBXs and 5200 series IP phones.
Symantec's LiveState Recovery Suite 3.0
News  |  12/3/2004  | 
Symantec's updated suite provides comprehensive local and remote backup for the enterprise. But what's missing, and how will it affect you?
Cisco Integrated Services Routers
News  |  12/3/2004  | 
These new Services Routers bring together IP telephony, intrusion protection and data for a highly integrated router, all managed from the easy-to-use Security Device Manager.
Adding 'Quality' to Wireless LANs
News  |  12/3/2004  | 
Everyone knows QoS is a growing concern for today's multimedia networks--but what about wireless? With its shared-media architecture and specialized protocols for mobility, the wireless LAN presents unique challenges with
Novell's Temperate Tone
Commentary  |  12/3/2004  | 
No longer out to beat Microsoft, Novell's more measured approach to business is one that IT pros can learn to emulate.
Enterprise Collaboration Tools
News  |  12/3/2004  | 
With Web-based collaborative workspaces, users separated by offices or miles can accomplish any project. We tested eight product suites, but only one set the standard for features, interoperability and price.
Content Filtering
News  |  12/3/2004  | 
This edition looks at Layer 7 Technologies' SecureSpan Bridge, Software602's 602LAN Suite Content Filter, Sane Solutions' NetTracker 7.5 and Apcon's Monitor with IntellaPatch.
Report: Enterprise-Telephony Market Slow, But IP PBX Shipments Fast
News  |  12/1/2004  | 
Even with a mature enterprise-telephony market, worldwide PBX line shipments increased 10 percent in the third quarter and rose 16 percent from a year ago, according to a report released
Best VoIP Solutions For The Remote Office
News  |  12/1/2004  | 
A sleek set of IP Phone systems and services promises to better serve remote office workers. Find out which is right for you.

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