Expert Analysis
Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in February 2007
IBM Propels HPC Clusters
News  |  2/28/2007  | 
IBM announced new initiatives designed to make it easier for clients to use 'clusters' of servers for high-performance computing tasks
Panasas Adds Facility, Expands
News  |  2/28/2007  | 
Panasas achieved record growth during the past 12 months, will open its third R&D facility, and will also expand its presence in Asia
ONStor Adds Nine Channels
News  |  2/28/2007  | 
ONStor added nine new channel partners to help meet the growing demand for Bobcat NAS Gateways and Pantera Clustered NAS systems in Europe
HP Taps PolyServe To Enhance NAS Offerings
News  |  2/28/2007  | 
PolyServe's file system software provides HP with storage virtualization technology that scales to meet customers changing capacity requirements.
The NWC Interview: EMC's Mark Lewis
Commentary  |  2/26/2007  | 
Mark Lewis, chief development officer at information-storage giant EMC, talks about his company's growth through acquisitions--a total of 23 companies in the past three years. Listen Now | Read the Interview...
Voicemail-To-Text Now Available For Skype Users
News  |  2/26/2007  | 
SimulScribe creates a service that transcribes voice message in an e-mail while the original audio is contained in an attached .wav file.
The Big IT Vendors Promise Web 2.0 Capabilities
News  |  2/26/2007  | 
Microsoft, IBM, and Google are most prominent, but Oracle, SAP, and Cisco have plans, too.
Two Tiny TV Tuners Bring Video To Your PC
News  |  2/24/2007  | 
With support for both analog and new digital TV standards, these USB units from Hauppauge and Pinnacle make it easy to record and play back video at surprising levels of
Grid-X
News  |  2/24/2007  | 
Secretive startup Grid-X has its eye on 100-Gbit/s Ethernet
IT Skeptical About Google Hosted Apps
News  |  2/22/2007  | 
Google this week launched its most direct attack yet on Microsoft's Office franchise, launching a new version of Google's hosted e-mail and office-like services with a handful of bells and whistles targeted at enterprise deployment--all for $50 per user....
Crowded Data Pool
Commentary  |  2/22/2007  | 
Everything about continuous data protection has gotten so ordinary -- except its price
Polycom Debuts Video System Supporting IP Standards
News  |  2/21/2007  | 
Videoconferencing provider's new RMX 2000 system, targeted at large-scale video deployments, will support IMS standard to increase network flexibility.
Critical Vulnerability Caught In Google Desktop
News  |  2/21/2007  | 
Google is pushing out a fix to users through its auto updating system, but security pros recommend users manually update their systems.
A Look at Microsoft Office Alternatives
News  |  2/19/2007  | 
Can your organization cut costs and maintain productivity with a Microsoft Office alternative? We offer a road map to making the switch to a free alternative.
Analysis: Information Lifecycle Management
Commentary  |  2/16/2007  | 
We examine the business value of adopting ILM tools and practices to manage your data, and why vendors continue to take a scattershot approach to data retention. Can IT pull
BuzzBites: When Google Sees Too Clearly
News  |  2/16/2007  | 
Find out which country asked Google to decrease the resolution of the search engine's satellite photo service in order to protect its sensitive locations.
Capacity Planning Goes Electric
News  |  2/16/2007  | 
It's still some time away, but electrical power may become the limiting factor in equipment purchases in the next couple of years.
Data Center Design: Outsourcers' Notebook
News  |  2/16/2007  | 
Building a new data center is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We share lessons learned when we participated in a 15-month project to design and build a 10,000-square foot data center. Here
Lemonade Mobile E-Mail Profile
News  |  2/16/2007  | 
Lemonade provides a standards-based approach to mobilizing IMAP and SMTP e-mail clients. But with limited e-mail server and client support, it may be some time before Lemonade can make a
Extrusion Protection to Plug Leaky Desktops
News  |  2/16/2007  | 
Once defined by gateway appliances that monitored for sensitive information slipping out of the enterprise, a new crop of extrusion-protection products puts agents directly on the desktop to plug potential
In Case of Emergency, Go To MySpace
News  |  2/15/2007  | 
Scientists propose using social network Web sites in the event of major calamities.
Rollout: AirWave Wireless Management Suite 5.0
News  |  2/15/2007  | 
AirWave's latest management suite supports multiple platforms and diverse technologies while providing value missing from native support tools.
Cash and Burn: A Storage David Stalks Goliath
Commentary  |  2/15/2007  | 
In his new column, NWC editor David Greenfield explores the best and brightest start-ups making pings on our industry's radar. First up, a new Israeli company aiming to be
3 Hurdles for Alcatel-Lucent's Enterprise Play
News  |  2/15/2007  | 
Alcatel-Lucent wants to help you improve customer satisfaction. Demand these three improvements first.
Firefox Tops 300 Million Downloads But Loses Market Share
News  |  2/14/2007  | 
It's not clear from a recent survey whether Firefox lost market share to Microsoft or Apple.
Wikia Continues To Roll Out New Communities
News  |  2/13/2007  | 
The three new communities -- for entertainment, politics, and local interchange -- let users blog, rate content, and contribute postings and news on topics of interest.
Polycom Aims New Videoconferencing System at the Desktop
News  |  2/13/2007  | 
At under $3000, Polycom aims to push high-quality videoconferencing to the executive desktop
The NWC Interview: EMC's Mark Lewis
News  |  2/13/2007  | 
Mark Lewis, chief development officer at information-storage giant EMC, talks about his company's growth through acquisitions--a total of 23 companies in the past three years.
HP's First Smart Phone Features Voice Commands
News  |  2/12/2007  | 
The HP iPaq 500 includes voice-control features that eliminate the need for a stylus or miniature keyboard found in other smartphones or PDAs
Valentine's Day Attacks Not So Sweet
News  |  2/12/2007  | 
Spammers and virus writers are upping their efforts this month to lure in victims with sweet-sounding messages, security companies warn.
How To Protect Your Precious PC Data
News  |  2/10/2007  | 
With computer and data theft on the rise, protecting your laptop or flash drive is more critical than ever. Fortunately, there are steps you can take, along with an array
Isilon's Counting on Clusters
Commentary  |  2/9/2007  | 
Says EMC and NetApp haven't made inroads into clustered NAS yet
Isilon Bleeds, Vows Profits
News  |  2/8/2007  | 
Newly public vendor is still losing money, but forecasts black ink
Disney
News  |  2/3/2007  | 
Disney Feature Animation adopts clusters, tiered storage for heavy-duty processing
Where Are Operating Systems Headed?
News  |  2/2/2007  | 
Are operating systems becoming irrelevant? Some say the monolithic desktop operating system is dead. Others see the recent release of Vista and new twists in Apple's OS X
Avaya Fills Enterprise Hole
News  |  2/2/2007  | 
The recent acquisition of Ubiquity Software will provide Avaya with a richer, SIP-based development environment that can be adapted to the enterprise.
IM Security Appliances
News  |  2/2/2007  | 
More employees are communicating with coworkers, vendors, clients and customers over public IM, leaving your enterprise vulnerable to IM-borne malware. But open doesn't have to mean insecure. We tested three
Cisco's IronPort Acquisition: A 2-for-1 Deal
News  |  2/1/2007  | 
Cisco taps into two markets--antispam and messaging compliance--with one $830-million acquisition.


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