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Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in February 2004
Oracle Vows To Fight DOJ PeopleSoft Decision
News  |  2/27/2004  | 
Oracle Corp. vowed to vigorously challenge the Justice Department's lawsuit to block its hostile bid to take over PeopleSoft Inc.
Dot Hill Acquires Chaparral To Enhance Storage Arrays
News  |  2/27/2004  | 
Dot Hill, a Carlsbad, Calif.-based vendor of storage arrays and software, acquired Chaparral, a Longmont, Colo.-based developer of storage appliances and mid-range RAID controllers and data routers, for $62 million
Cut IP Some Regulatory Slack
Commentary  |  2/27/2004  | 
Don't let the telecom apparatchiks suck the vitality out of IP communications. We can serve the public good without force-fitting modern technology into decades-old regulatory structures.
Carrying On: Employees, Home Offices and Flexibility
Commentary  |  2/27/2004  | 
The most focused and independent workers"typically the best performers"will excel no matter where they are.
E-Gap Remote Access Appliance
News  |  2/27/2004  | 
Whale Communications SSL VPN Gateway, e-Gap Remote Access 3.0, incorporates access control and authentication into the GUI.
GST Corp
News  |  2/27/2004  | 
Adding VoIP to its VPN gave Transportation and logistics company GST Corp. a more stable, scalable network at a substantial cost savings.
Vendor VoIP Initiatives
News  |  2/27/2004  | 
On the same day, two vendors -- Pingtel and Cisco -- made announcements about VoIP.
Exabyte VXA-2 PacketLoader 1X10 1U
News  |  2/27/2004  | 
Exabyte offers reliable, unattended off-site backup at a reasonable price with its VXA-2 Packetloader 1X10 1U rackmountable 10-tape library.
DOJ Moves To Block Oracle's Bid For PeopleSoft
News  |  2/26/2004  | 
The Department of Justice, joined by seven states, said Thursday that it would file a civil antitrust lawsuit against Oracle Corp. to block its attempt to acquire PeopleSoft Inc.
Xerox Researchers Unveil New Document Management Technology
News  |  2/26/2004  | 
Scientists at Xerox's Research Centre Europe in Grenoble, France, announced Thursday that they've come up with new classification software clever enough to "read" an electronic document, decide how it should
Avaya Intros SIP-Standardized IP Telephony
News  |  2/26/2004  | 
Transitioning to converged communications just got get easier last Monday, as Avaya introduced its new Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) portfolio. However, key features will need to be implemented before high-availability,
Legato Upgrades Windows Storage Management App
News  |  2/26/2004  | 
Legato Software, now part of storage giant EMC, on Thursday unveiled an updated Windows-based hierarchical storage management application that automatically moves infrequently-accessed data to less expensive storage systems.
Verisign, Microsoft Team Up On Authentication
News  |  2/25/2004  | 
VeriSign is working with Microsoft to provide authentication services that combine Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with VeriSign's authentication services.
Hitachi Unveils 300GB Drive
News  |  2/25/2004  | 
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies on Wednesday unveiled the largest enterprise hard drive yet, a 300GB unit tagged with the moniker of Ultrastar 10K300.
Identity Management, Authentication Shine At RSA
News  |  2/24/2004  | 
Identity management and authentication may not be the sexiest topics in security -- not during times when malicious worms and viruses are nearly constant threats -- but the former two
When It Comes To IT Purchasing, Small Does Matter
News  |  2/23/2004  | 
Despite all the email I keep getting telling me how great it is to get bigger, I'm now a believer that small matters, especially when it comes to IT operations. As
Small Businesses Plan IT Purchases, Buoyed by Economic Confidence
News  |  2/23/2004  | 
Most small businesses employing fewer than 100 employees plan to significantly increase their IT spending this year, according to an informal survey conducted by Small Biz Pipeline. Most of that
VoIP Deregulation
News  |  2/20/2004  | 
OK, so the first Federal Communications Commission decision on regulating Voice over Internet Protocol is in -- and to little surprise, the commission came down on the side of unregulated
IBM Debuts Compliance-In-A-Box Device
News  |  2/19/2004  | 
IBM on Thursday unveiled a compliance-in-a-box device targeting businesses and government agencies that need to preserve data required by the growing number of new laws and regulations.
Cisco Adds Video Conferencing To IP Phones
News  |  2/18/2004  | 
Cisco on Wednesday unveiled software for its mid- and upper-range Internet-based telephones that will add real-time video conferencing and collaboration for less than $200 per user.
Pingtel Will Make Enterprise VoIP Software As Open Source
News  |  2/18/2004  | 
Taking a cue from the Linux community, Pingtel Corp. announced today that it will make its software-based VoIP enterprise solutions an open-source offering to the design community.
Instant-Messaging Products Target IT Departments
News  |  2/18/2004  | 
Almost everyone outside the IT department loves instant messaging. This week, several companies showed off their efforts to boost interoperability, archiving and storage features of popular IM products--hopefully making them
Hotspot Use To Triple This Year, Report Claims
News  |  2/18/2004  | 
Because wireless hotspots can significantly increase the productivity of traveling workers, the number of hotspot users will triple in 2004 compared to 2003, research firm Gartner, Inc. predicted in a report released Wednesday. However, the report also warned IT...
Report From Demo: New Products, Technologies Make Data Always Available
News  |  2/17/2004  | 
The crowd at the posh Demo 2004 conference was about as well equipped with business gadgets as any group you're likely to encounter. There were more high-end laptops, PDA-phones, and
Cingular Wins AT&T Wireless Bidding War
News  |  2/17/2004  | 
Cingular Wireless emerged Tuesday with the winning offer for AT&T Wireless in an acquisition that will create the largest U.S. wireless carrier.
Self-Describing Data
News  |  2/16/2004  | 
With storage costs under the microscope, efficient capacity utilization is critical. That's where data naming - or Self-Describing Data - comes in.
Storage Facts, Figures and Financials
News  |  2/16/2004  | 
Facts, Figures and Financials from the world of storage technology.
Congress Considers Web Tax Moratorium
News  |  2/13/2004  | 
The campaign by national legislators to stop a permanent ban on Internet-access taxes has picked up some important support since the issue was last debated in Congress in December.
Waiting For The Enterprise
News  |  2/13/2004  | 
The home and small-business networking markets are certainly robust. But you could add up every dollar that those segments produce and you still can't touch the levels of business that
On Location: Policy Enforcement: University of Florida Gainesville
News  |  2/13/2004  | 
The University of Florida's Icarus P2P-blocking software has clipped students' file-sharing wings. Do the school's policy-enforcing capabilities go too far?
On Location: Implementing Icarus P2P-Blocking Software
News  |  2/13/2004  | 
Icarus put the kibosh on P2P play with a collection of PERL scripts paired with a MySQL RDBMS.
VoIP Needs A Users' Champion
News  |  2/12/2004  | 
Now that various legislative and regulatory bodies have started the process of muddying the waters over VoIP, one thing is clear: Nobody's looking out for the users, people trying to
FCC 'Frees' Free World Dialup VoIP Service
News  |  2/12/2004  | 
The Federal Communications Commission took a baby step forward in Voice over Internet Protocol regulation today, by ruling that the Free World Dialup service was not subject to traditional voice-service
Novell Launches Small Business Suite 6.5
News  |  2/11/2004  | 
Novell on Wednesday said it would ship the newest version of its Small Business Suite, a collection of network services and collaboration tools targeting smaller shops with smaller IT budgets,
A Quick Exit From Revolving-Door Telecom Salespeople
News  |  2/10/2004  | 
In this growing era of global interconnectivity, multinational corporations such as the ones I've worked for have more options when it comes to telecom services. It's a lesson the American
Proxim Details Wireless LAN Switching System
News  |  2/9/2004  | 
Stepping up its competition with Cisco Systems, Proxim started shipping new enterprise-class wireless access points and released preliminary details Monday of it ORiNOCO wireless LAN switching system.
EMC Upgrades Hardware; Partner, Dell, Aims At Enterprise
News  |  2/9/2004  | 
EMC Corp. has unveiled comprehensive hardware upgrades across its entire line. At the same time, EMC's partner, Dell Computer, announced upgrades to its EMC-based storage products that demonstrate Dell's growing
FCC Agrees To Examine VoIP Free Service
News  |  2/6/2004  | 
In agreeing to consider a request for approval of a free Internet calling service, the Federal Communications Commission signaled that it is moving towards solving a nagging VoIP problem: how
Nextel To Trial 802.20 Wireless Broadband
News  |  2/6/2004  | 
Nextel this week quietly started paving the way for delivering fast wireless access to mobile users.
Primus Offers Global VoIP
News  |  2/6/2004  | 
Primus Telecommunications Group said it will take advantage of its global voice network and roll out VoIP services for the enterprise, consumers, and resellers.
Enterprise Use of IP-Based, In-house Communications Increasing
News  |  2/5/2004  | 
Corporations are deploying Internet-based, in-house telephone systems at a pace that's moved the market well beyond the testing stage, a market research firm said Thursday.
AT&T Wireless Expands Hotspot Presence
News  |  2/5/2004  | 
AT&T Wireless announced plans Thursday to expand its wireless hotspot presence in airports and train stations.
CAN-SPAM Still Failing To Slow Junk Mail
News  |  2/5/2004  | 
A month after the federal CAN-SPAM Act went into effect, most anti-spam vendors say that the new legislation hasn't cut down on the glut of junk mail in users' mailboxes.
HP Agrees To Acquire Novadigm, Consera
News  |  2/5/2004  | 
Hewlett-Packard Co. on Wednesday said it has agreed to acquire Novadigm Inc. and closely held Consera Software, and plans to add the two companies' technology-management software to the HP OpenView
Oracle Ups Ante For PeopleSoft To $9.4 Billion
News  |  2/4/2004  | 
Oracle raised the stakes on its bid to buy PeopleSoft to $26 per share, or about $9.4 billion.
Cisco Beats Street, Despite 'Cautious' Enterprise Buyers
News  |  2/3/2004  | 
Despite posting quarterly numbers that beat or met most analysts' expectations, Cisco Systems continues to see cautious purchasing decisions in the enterprise networking market, according to CEO John Chambers.
Indecency, Not Telecom, Gets Swift Response From FCC
News  |  2/2/2004  | 
As soon as Janet Jackson's right breast felt air, you knew the FCC hotline to Michael Powell was buzzing. And even though our current chairman seems content to employ a
Storage Vendors Flood Market With Connectivity Options
News  |  2/2/2004  | 
Storage vendors have introduced a number of new products intended to help address enterprise requirements for storage connectivity and networking.
Alcatel GGSN Acquisition Could Leave Cisco Hanging
News  |  2/2/2004  | 
Alcatel has added a GPRS gateway support node (GGSN) box to its wireless product offering through the acquisition of startup WaterCove Networks, a move that could eliminate Cisco from future

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