Expert Analysis
Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in December 2006
Software as a Service Meets Business Intelligence
News  |  12/28/2006  | 
Hosted systems can expand access to analytic information. But Ventana Research recommends evaluating SaaS models for particular business needs and to determine how they can work together with internally deployed
News  |  12/28/2006  | 
This "meat-and-potatoes" collaboration service offers enough services and administrative features to be taken seriously.
Residential VoIP Users Number More Than 9 Million
News  |  12/22/2006  | 
Subscribers using facilities-based VoIP have created a horse race between Vonage and Time Warner Cable users, with Vonage reporting 1.7 million users to Time Warner's 1.6 million.
Windows Live Writer Beta
News  |  12/22/2006  | 
Microsoft's free application offers bloggers some convenient tools and freedom from their browsers' limitations.
Spam Volume Jumps 35% In November
News  |  12/21/2006  | 
The volume of spam surged in November to an average of 85 billion messages a day during two periods, IronPort says.
Microsoft Loses More Ground In Online Search
News  |  12/21/2006  | 
The number of online searches made on Microsoft Windows Live Search fell 12% in November to 8.2% of the total number of Web searches, according to Nielsen/NetRatings.
Google Takes Blogger Out Of Beta
News  |  12/21/2006  | 
The new features provide more flexibility in layout by enabling drag and drop positioning of most elements on the page, and more options are given for colors, fonts, headers, and
Beware My +2 Sword of Leadership!
Commentary  |  12/19/2006  | 
I got a press release today with the following headline: "Genesys Named in Leaders Quadrant of Leading Analyst Firm's Report." The double use of "leader" immediately jumped out at me. The headline implies that being named a leader by a...
Vista Spam Trolls For Suckers
News  |  12/19/2006  | 
The junk mail touts Windows Vista Ultimate for sale at a $319 discount, says Sophos.
Skype 'Worm' Overrated, Says Websense
News  |  12/19/2006  | 
Websense has reclassified the threat as a Trojan horse and says its impact is declining.
Cisco's Linksys, Not Apple, Releases iPhone
News  |  12/18/2006  | 
Cisco has owned the iPhone name since 2000, when it purchased InfoGear Technology for $301 million.
Cingular Signs Exclusive MySpace Deal
News  |  12/18/2006  | 
A set of tools will let Cingular subscribers edit their MySpace profiles, view and add friends' profiles, post photos and blogs, and send and receive messages.
Review: Thunderbird 2.0 Beta 1 Adds New Look And Feel
News  |  12/18/2006  | 
Mozilla's open source e-mail client tweaks the interface and adds features but doesn't lose its simplicity and usefulness.
Sturdier Botnets Mean More Spam In 2007
News  |  12/15/2006  | 
If a control server is shut down, the spammer can easily update the rest of the bots with the location of a new server as long as he controls at
Review: GN Netcom's Dual Connectivity Headset
News  |  12/15/2006  | 
The GN 9350 wireless headset lets you work with your landline phone and VoIP at the same time.
Google's Holiday Wish May Come True: An Online Clone Of Microsoft Office
News  |  12/15/2006  | 
A Google team has visited the Korean company that makes ThinkFree Office, a clone of Microsoft Office, for acquisition talks twice in recent days, according to Korean press reports.
Survivor's Guide to 2007: Messaging & Collaboration
News  |  12/15/2006  | 
Success in 2007's new world of user/community-driven content will involve increased maturity in corporate blogs, wikis, podcasts and Webcasts, and more experimentation with video as a sales and marketing tool.
Survivor's Guide to 2007: Enterprise Applications
Commentary  |  12/15/2006  | 
In the coming year, you'll hear plenty of experts going on about architecting "agile, competitive, strong-performing" apps that help your organization reduce costs internally, while maintaining customer satisfaction.
Survivor's Guide to 2007: Application Infrastructure
News  |  12/15/2006  | 
In 2007, expect the demands for fast delivery of aggregated information to heighten. Fortunately, the next 12 months will bring plenty of options to slim down and tone
Is Blogging About To Peak? Gartner Says 'Yes'
News  |  12/14/2006  | 
Less than 2% of all Internet users are frequent content contributors, while between 10% and 15% contribute occasionally and more than 50% are reading or watching what the communities are
PolyServe Partners With 3PAR
News  |  12/13/2006  | 
User reports savings, improved performance over an earlier configuration
Search Results Get Safer; AOL Edges Google
News  |  12/11/2006  | 
Last month, searches linked to 12% fewer sites judged risky by SiteAdvisor than six months ago; overall, 4.4% of the sites returned by five search engines were tagged with red
HP Unveils Global Mobile Broadband Laptop
News  |  12/11/2006  | 
The HP Compaq nc6400 notebook has integrated Cingular Wireless UMTS/HSDPA-based technology and will work in 115 countries.
Group Chat Evolving Into E-Mail 2.0
News  |  12/7/2006  | 
More than just a substitute for e-mail, group chat is a productivity booster that's becoming a must-have app in the enterprise. Here's what to consider as you assess how to
Reality IT: Wired or Wireless: Reader Insights
Commentary  |  12/7/2006  | 
Reader's give us their take on whether "ACME" should go fully wireless at a new satellite office.
U.S. Companies Lead List Of Tech Pioneers
News  |  12/5/2006  | 
The World Economic Forum names companies that are developing technology that has potential for long-term impact on business and society.
NetApp Augments Kazeon-Based App
News  |  12/5/2006  | 
NetApp introduced more features for its OEM'd data classification application
External Disk Storage Market Continues To Boom, Revenue Up 9.9%
News  |  12/1/2006  | 
EMC paced the external disk storage market in revenue gains, growing from $786 million in 2005 to $927 million this year, and in market share, rising from 20% in 2005
Vista: Microsoft's Last 'Big Bang' Operating System?
News  |  12/1/2006  | 
Despite forays into Web software with Windows Live and Office Live -- collections of e-mail, instant messaging, and Web publishing apps -- Microsoft's core franchises remain wedded to the PC.
Rollout: Sybase's Information Anywhere Suite
News  |  12/1/2006  | 
This suite of mobile apps targets organizations deploying their first mobile e-mail solutions as well as ones that want to provide access to complex mobile applications.
Architecting for Data Security
News  |  12/1/2006  | 
IT pros must understand and address the liability associated with granting unfettered access to sensitive data. We explore methods for safeguarding private information while keeping it usable for applications.

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