Expert Analysis
Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in February 2005
Is Big Telecom Out Of Control?
News  |  2/28/2005  | 
Imagine a world in which there was only one telephone company. A world in which government passed laws to curb telecom competition. A world in which...hold on a minute! That's
3Com Lays Off 12 Percent Of Its Workforce
News  |  2/28/2005  | 
3Com is laying off about 220 employees in the United States and Europe, or roughly 12 percent of its workforce.
Soyo Group Launches VoIP Gateway Line
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
Devices are designed for carriers, VoIP wholesalers, and small and medium businesses.
Web Application Servers
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
Web application servers promise improved performance and availability on a dual-server platform. We tested four such products and awarded our Editor's Choice to the offering with the best feature set,
PassLogix's v-Go SSO
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
PassLogix secures remote logons with the addition of graded authentication to its v-Go single sign-on identity-management system.
Telecom Mergers Stomp on Competition
News  |  2/25/2005  | 
Enterprises will soon have fewer service provider choices than ever, from companies that claim to be able to do it all. Has the industry lost all the promises offered by
Time Warner Launches VoIP Service For PBXs
News  |  2/23/2005  | 
Company launches a VoIP service for PBX customers in 21 markets across the U.S., and will roll it out to other markets later this year.
Cisco, MCI Form SMB Channel Partnership
News  |  2/22/2005  | 
Cisco and MCI have agreed to collaborate on helping Cisco channel partners sell hosted and premise-based Internet protocol communications systems.
IP PBX Revenues Up 72 Percent
News  |  2/22/2005  | 
Revenues from private branch exchanges that support the Internet protocol along with analog connections to the traditional telephone network increased 72 percent last year.
HP Expands Network-Security Offerings
News  |  2/22/2005  | 
HP's ProCurve Networking unit unveils secure branch-office routers and adds features to make LANs, WANs, and wireless LANs more secure.
Pingtel Builds Channel For Open-Source VoIP
News  |  2/21/2005  | 
Pingtel this week is launching a new channel program as part of its plan to foster an open-source community around VoIP.
St. Bernard Launches E-Mail Security Appliance For SMBs
News  |  2/18/2005  | 
New product includes anti-spam, anti-virus technology for businesses with less than 500 e-mail boxes.
Dell: New Product Reduces Entry-Level SAN Costs
News  |  2/18/2005  | 
Dell says it's new Dell/EMC AX100 cuts networked storage by about half the cost as it uses iSCSI technology.
VoIP Is Stumbling Block to WLAN-3G Integration: Report
News  |  2/16/2005  | 
Corporate customers accept the convergence, but consumer market will lag behind.
Is It Time to Deconstruct the Array?
News  |  2/16/2005  | 
Can IT effectively drive cost out of the array by doing point-in-time mirror splits, virtualization and other functions outboard rather than inboard? We explore.
Verizon-MCI Deal May Affect Business Customers
News  |  2/14/2005  | 
Verizon's acquisition of MCI would create a strong telecom service provider with an extensive menu of services that can compete with the combined SBC-AT&T.
Borderware Releases Firewall To Protect Against VoIP Attacks
News  |  2/14/2005  | 
Company claims it is the first firewall designed to protect VoIP from hackers, spoofers and malicious threats.
Vonage Complaining Of VoIP 'Blocking'
News  |  2/14/2005  | 
Leading Voice over IP service provider Vonage Holdings has complained to the Federal Communications Commission that competitors are blocking the use of its service, according to FCC chairman Michael Powell
AT&T Launches Small-Office VoIP Plan
News  |  2/11/2005  | 
The broadband phone service provides the small office/home office (SOHO) market with unlimited local and long-distance calling throughout the U.S. and Canada, plus the ability to send and receive faxes,
Wireline Carriers Must Look Outside Traditional Markets For Growth: S&P Study
News  |  2/11/2005  | 
Survey finds declining revenue caused by competition from wireless, cable, and VoIP will force carriers to look for non-traditional sources of revenue.
Congress Weighs Tax on VoIP and PBX-Enabled Enterprise Networks
News  |  2/11/2005  | 
The Joint Committee on Taxation has recommended that internal corporate networks pay an excise tax for VoIP and other PBX-enabled services.
How To Measure Call Quality
News  |  2/11/2005  | 
We dig into the different algorithms and approaches for monitoring and measuring the quality of calls in voice over IP implementations.
Telecom Players Devoid of Vision
Commentary  |  2/11/2005  | 
Verizon's interest in acquiring MCI is a case of another amalgamated former Bell company pursuing another weakened long-distance provider.
Nokia Product Blitz Targets VoIP, Converged Networks
News  |  2/10/2005  | 
Series of announcements at 3GSM World Congress are aimed at helping network providers offer new services, increase revenue.
Centrepoint Phone System Ties IP PBXs To VoIP
News  |  2/10/2005  | 
TalkSwitch 48-CVA is fully compliant with SIPconnect, promises enhanced features, lower cost.
Wireless VoIP Handset Sales Reached $45 Million In 2004
News  |  2/9/2005  | 
Infonetics survey projects strong market growth through 2009.
What's The Best VoIP System For SMBs?
News  |  2/9/2005  | 
VoIP can be a big money-saver for SMBs. We look at two of the best systems and give you the low-down.
FCC Deal Clears Way For Nextel, Sprint To Merge Spectrum
News  |  2/8/2005  | 
In the wake of the resolution of Nextel Communications' spectrum problems, the firm's next challenge will be to merge its spectrum hodge-podge into Sprint Corp.'s spectrum. Sprint is in the
The Truth About Demand For VoIP
News  |  2/8/2005  | 
VoIP technology is a) taking off like a rocket, with the number of cable VoIP subscribers skyrocketing 900 percent from 2003 to 2004; b) more hype than reality, with
ShoreTel Adds New Productivity Features To VoIP Platform
News  |  2/7/2005  | 
IP telephony vendor ShoreTel Monday rolled out the latest version of its call control software, adding features aimed at helping customers improve productivity and ease migration from legacy systems.
Industry Alliance Formed To Fight VoIP Cyber Attacks
News  |  2/7/2005  | 
VoIP Security Alliance focuses on VoIP security risks; members include Avaya, Symantec, SANS Institute, and 3COM's TippingPoint, among others.
Taiwan Takes To VoIP In The Home, Says Research Firm
News  |  2/4/2005  | 
Riding a wave of interest for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services, Taiwanese equipment makers fared well last year, posting strong gains in both the corporate and home segments.
Veraz Unveils VoIP Compression Scheme To Reduce Leased Line Costs
News  |  2/3/2005  | 
Solution is designed to offer providers substantial cost benefits by transporting highly compressed VoIP traffic over leased lines.
HP Expands Mobile Networking Services For SMBs
News  |  2/3/2005  | 
Hewlett-Packard's extended services for small and midsize businesses (SMBs) include hosted mail and messaging; wireless LAN assessment, planning, and installation; and wireless printing from a handheld PC.
Report: Cable VoIP Subscriptions Blasting Off
News  |  2/2/2005  | 
The number of cable VoIP subscribers rocketed 900 percent from 2003 to 2004.
India Raises Foreign Investment Limits On Telecom
News  |  2/2/2005  | 
India has moved to raise the foreign investment limit for Indian telecom companies from 49 percent to 74 percent.
Consumers Are Cool To VoIP: Survey
News  |  2/2/2005  | 
Forrester survey finds that only 13% are interested or very interested in using the technology.
Prepare Your Network For VoIP
News  |  2/1/2005  | 
Router and switch enhancements make the network more suitable for voice than ever before, but significant holes still remain. We offer advice on what to do.
SIP Goes Peer-to-Peer
News  |  2/1/2005  | 
Word is emerging about a new peer-to-peer (P2P) version of the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), the IETF's VoIP standard.

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