Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7
Panasonic's DMC-FZ7 puts an array of high end features in a lightweight camera for less than $400. (Courtesy: Personal Tech Pipeline)
E-mail Admins Play "Which Would You Rather"
To illustrate the challenges of managing e-mail, Osterman Research took a humorous route in its survey of more than 100 IT pros, sponsored by Zenprise, with a series of "which would you rather" questions.
I guess this group of administrators has it pretty tough. The survey focused on a single support ill; they were asked to rate the level of difficulty in determining the underlying cause of e-mail problems. The Survey revealed that:
Happy Friday! Today we have ... nothing. Nada. Not a single thing....
Hip And Cool Means Growth, And More Security Concerns
A little while back I blogged about how messaging technologies have become "cool" and are enjoying "hip" status among those that define "hip" standards for our society, the youth and young adult markets. Well, I'm thinking the vendor and service provider communities are finding this all pretty cool, as well. The Radicati Group Inc., in a series of recent reports, projects some pretty heady growth for messaging-related products and it's not all coming from me
Americans Online In The Slow Lane
The United States is falling further behind many other developed nations in broadband use. Part of the reason is the government's reluctance in getting involved in building the needed infrastructure.
Office Live Beta Puts SOHOs Online
Microsoft's new Office Live online service for small businesses helps Web novices build sites and share data with very little trouble. (Courtesy: Small Business Pipeline)
Presence Meets Collaboration On The Conferencing Front
The integration of collaboration and presence technologies continues to fascinate me for two reasons. First, because it all makes so darn much sense. I mean you can work with a virtual room full of people from your PC in Timbuktu or down the hall. Presence capabilities take the remoteness out of remote collaboration.
And the other reason it's fascinating is because the enabling technology is all available, but it requires vendors and service providers to work together to integrate and provision
BT To Deploy Global MPLS Network For VoIP
BT will spend $20.9 million (??12 million) over the next two years to deploy a global multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) network infrastructure to support voice over IP (VoIP).
AOL Teams With WebEx For Enterprise IM
It's WebEx's second try at partnering with a big consumer IM vendor to get into the enterprise IM market. In 2003, WebEx partnered with Yahoo, only to have Yahoo close
Hello, I'm Batman
If you really want to (or are having trouble sleeping) first read this Bill. Basically it says that if you are annoyed by anything I write in this entry, you can certainly press federal charges. Oh wait, no you can't,...
iSkoot Links Cell Phones To Skype
With iSkoot's technology as the gateway, Cingular users do not need a PC to access Skype. Google Talk, other calling platforms to be added, company says. (Courtesy: TechWeb)
Security Isn't "One Size Fits All"
McNealy and Gates lament lax security practices, demonstrate new security technologies at RSA Conference 2006. (Courtesy: InformationWeek)
BEA Systems AquaLogic Service Bus 2.1
Despite limited built-in support for integration with external data sources, excellent Web services support and solid performance at a fair price makes BEA's service bus a strong option for enterprises.
Office Live Goes Live
Microsoft will make its promised Office Live betas available on Wednesday. Office Live is parsed into three offerings, a free base-level version supported by advertising, and two for-pay versions that
Review: Matrox DualHead2Go
This palm-sized box can turn your laptop display into multiple clones for easier presentation viewing, let you use multiple screens for applications, or give you panoramas as large as 2560
Tello Adds Hosted Collaboration
Startup Tello emerged from stealth mode last month with a subscription-based hosted collaboration service that allows users to interact using voice, instant messaging and e-mail, as well as business applications
Sneak Preview: Mindreef's Coral
Mindreef Coral can check a Web service's compliance with standards, capture diagnostic information in persistent workspaces and present a community support portal for end users.
Skype Adds Presence Feature To VoIP App
Skype rolls a presence feature in its Internet telephony software that a company could add to its Web site so users could see who is available for phone calls.
Vonage Files for IPO
Vonage Holdings Corp. files for an initial public offering of $250 million, and appointed a new chief executive. (Courtesy: TechWeb)
DEMO Gets An Earful Of VoIP Add-Ons
Add-ons such to the standard offerings of Skype, Vonage, and other voice providers are designed to make VoIP irresistible. (Courtesy: TechWeb)
On Campus: Combining Social Networking and Social Media
College students have long been amenable users of any technology that allows them to communicate about common interests and now they can combine the best of all the social networking sites and the available social media on one site.
The new Uspot service, from Los Angeles-based Uspot, allows college students to create, share and communicate in one location and through common interests such as entertainment, social events and hobbies.
Uspot claims to unite two
Get Ready To Pay More For Using The Internet
Internet pioneer Vinton Cerf tells the Senate Commerce Committee that telecoms and cable operators should look to their own customers to recoup the costs of providing high-speed services.
Comet Video Technologies' Comet 600 links
CometVT's Comet 600 pipes your video surveillance system to your cell phone so you can keep an eye on what's happening at the office even when you're offsite. (Courtesy:
Playing Nicely In Philadelphia
The hardest part of their municipal Wi-Fi deal is behind Philadelphia and EarthLink, now that they've agreed on the rules of the road. (Courtesy: Information Week)
Working In Unreal-Time
There's no getting around the fact that the current generation of knowledge workers is overworked. The messaging technologies that promised to make our lives easier have, instead, made us more efficient and elevated performance expectations. We are now able juggle more balls at once and require less support personnel to accomplish bigger projects in less time.
And we're working harder than ever.
David Ferris of Ferris Research recently wrote down his thoughts in the
WinZip 10 Pro
With new compression algorithms and automated zip jobs, WinZip consolidates its position in the desktop data backup market.
Who You Gonna Call?
Will IT managers throw up there hands trying to manage multiple messaging environments from multiple vendors while trying to prevent malware attacks and meet compliance requirements? And by throw up
their hands I mean hand the whole mess over to a service provider.
That seems to be what Postini is hinting at in its annual Message Management & Threat Report, which was released earlier this week.