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Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in March 2004
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Microsoft Parades VoIP On Windows CE
News  |  3/31/2004  | 
Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday said the upcoming version of its Windows CE operating system for handheld devices, set-top boxes and mobile phones will include features for voice over IP, and
No Free Ride For VoIP Providers
News  |  3/31/2004  | 
One of the common misconceptions in the Voice over IP arena is the idea that VoIP service providers are taking a free ride on the nation's telecom networks. Nothing is
Brocade Builds SANs For Small Biz, Remote Use
News  |  3/31/2004  | 
Brocade Communications Systems Inc. is trying to extend the benefits of SANs to small to midsize businesses, enterprise departments and remote offices with new eight- and 16-port Fibre Channel SAN
Pulver The 'Voice' Of VoIP
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
The relentless force that is Jeff Pulver refused to rest on his laurels Tuesday, instead exhorting the crowd at the VON show to think bigger and work harder.
Verizon: Telecom Regulation Needs A Makeover
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
Verizon senior vice president Kathryn Brown decries the state of the state of telecom regulation, calling for a "new policy framework" instead of tweaks to the existing regulatory system.
Polycom Unveils Entry-Level IP Phone
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
Conferencing vendor Polycom Monday expanded its lineup of IP phones with a new entry-level handset priced at $180 launched at the VON conference in Santa Clara, Calif.
Bioinformatics Is Big News
News  |  3/30/2004  | 
Bioinformatics is big news for the major data center technology vendors
Wood Asserts Calif. PUC Has A Role In VoIP's Future
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
California PUC commissioner Carl Wood said social needs must be accounted for, and paid for, by participants in the telecom and VoIP service arenas.
VoIP Regulatory Issues Dominate VON Buzz
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
Regulation -- or the potential lack thereof -- was the buzzword for the morning sessions of the VON (Voice on the Net) conference Monday, during the show's "Telecom Policy Summit"
VoIP: Everyone's Using It
News  |  3/29/2004  | 
When I asked for some real-life examples of VoIP usage a week ago, I wasn't disappointed -- a few readers quickly replied with their success stories, which I'll share here.
Conferencing Systems
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
This Edition we look at VCon HD3000 and HD5000 Conferencing Systems; NetRAT Software NetRAT 2.5; ViewCentral Replay; ZyXel Communications ZyWall 70
Enterprise Groupware Products
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
We evaluated products from the top players in the groupware arena. See which one toppled its rivals with its extensive application-development functionality, smooth install and management capabilities.
E-Mail Compliance Offers IT Opportunity
News  |  3/26/2004  | 
E-mail can drive network managers nuts in so many different ways. In addition to standardizing platforms, keeping the gateways up and bandwidth clear, and dealing with spam -- network managers
Court Blocks Municipalities From Offering Phone Service
News  |  3/25/2004  | 
In a victory for the regional telephone monopolies, the Supreme Court has ruled that state governments can block municipalities from entering the telephone business.
HP, Novell Join Forces To Put Linux On The Desktop
News  |  3/24/2004  | 
Hewlett-Packard and Novell announced a partnership on Wednesday that will bring SuSE's open-source Linux operating system to select HP desktop and laptop systems in the second half of 2004.
IPv6 Test Demonstrates Peer-To-Peer Network
News  |  3/24/2004  | 
The second test phase of the Moonv6 network, the world's largest multivendor IPv6 network, demonstrated the ability of the IPv6 spec to operate with most network elements as well as
Verizon Signs Two Equipment Deals For 3G Network
News  |  3/22/2004  | 
Verizon Wireless on Monday said it had signed separate equipment deals with Nortel Networks and Lucent Technologies as part of the carrier's plans for a nationwide high-speed network.
Linus Torvalds Visits Novell's BrainShare
News  |  3/22/2004  | 
Everything came up Linux today at Novell's annual BrainShare conference in Salt Lake City, where company executives proclaimed a corporate resurgence and a surprise guest -- Linus Torvalds -- touted
Level 3 Gears Up For Broad VoIP Rollout
News  |  3/22/2004  | 
After quietly building on its VoIP offerings since 1999, Level 3 is preparing to unwrap a broad spectrum of Web phoning services for markets ranging from wholesale through enterprise to
BrainShare Thinks Linux
News  |  3/22/2004  | 
Novell this week will detail its strategy to essentially clone NetWare into a Linux-based platform when the company hosts its annual BrainShare developer conference in Salt Lake City.
VoIP Use Moving Faster Than Regulation
News  |  3/19/2004  | 
Is VoIP the next Napster? As in, will people deploy it now and worry about regulation later? Purely anectdotal evidence seems to suggest yes. Maybe I've just got a geeky
Tech Data Authorized To Sell EMC
News  |  3/19/2004  | 
EMC recently signed a deal to distribute its Clariion CX300 and NetWin 200 systems with Navisphere and SnapView storage management software through distributor Tech Data.
Enterprise Calls On VoIP
News  |  3/19/2004  | 
Does the adoption of a technology by the enterprise make it more likely to cross over to the consumer space? Or is it consumer acceptance of a given technology that
VoIP Market Expected To Be Key Revenue Driver
News  |  3/17/2004  | 
The voice over Internet protocol market is expected to become a key revenue generator for broadband service providers by 2009, a market research firm says.
VoIP Drives Softswitch Boom
News  |  3/17/2004  | 
The booming softswitch (software switches) market should continue its rapid growth rate through 2008, as major telecom-service providers show no slowdown in their appetites for the technology, according to a
Skype Snags $18.8 Million In Funding
News  |  3/16/2004  | 
Peer-to-peer IP telephony startup Skype Technologies S. A. has secured $18.8 million in venture capital funding, the company announced Monday.
Documentum Unveils Virtual Document Repository
News  |  3/16/2004  | 
Documentum on Tuesday introduced a new virtual document repository platform which will support all aspects of an enterprise's content management solutions.
Extreme Upgrades Wi-Fi, Wireline Management
News  |  3/16/2004  | 
Extreme Networks Inc. is ready to match features with the likes of Trapeze Networks in providing a management tool for combined wireline and 802.11 Wi-Fi networks.
Global Storage Market Shows Strong Recovery
News  |  3/15/2004  | 
The worldwide storage market showed strong growth in the fourth quarter of last year, driven by an improving economy and the need for advanced storage protection within the enterprise, a
EMC, Fujitsu Siemens Extend Strategic Alliance
News  |  3/12/2004  | 
EMC Corp. and Fujitsu Siemens Computers have extended their strategic alliance through 2008 as the two firms increase jointly-developed solutions that are becoming mutually advantageous in North America and Europe.
Vonage's Citron A Voice Of Reason In VoIP Arena
News  |  3/12/2004  | 
Besides being a pretty good salesman, Vonage chief executive officer Jeffrey Citron is one of those rare birds on the vendor side of matters: A pragmatist, who realizes there's
China Tells Intel To Calm Down
News  |  3/12/2004  | 
A Chinese official said Thursday that Intel should "calm down" after a spokesperson for the chipmaker said the company would not produce WLAN chips that adhere to a proprietary security
Document Management Implementation
News  |  3/12/2004  | 
There are solid business reasons to implement a data-management system. We'll tell you how to handle the deluge.
Document Management Systems
News  |  3/12/2004  | 
Need help managing document overflow? We tested five document-management systems that recover lost data and keep you in compliance with regulations for records management.
Vonage: National Policy Needed For VoIP
News  |  3/11/2004  | 
Vonage CEO Jeffrey Citron talks about the need for a national VoIP policy, and why intercarrier compensation rules need to be overhauled.
Sun Hedges On Infiniband As System Interconnect
News  |  3/11/2004  | 
Sun Microsystems is now hedging on its plans to standardize on Infiniband as a system interconnect, suggesting it may embrace new versions of Ethernet and PCI Express as well as
Hitachi Unveils 400GB Drive For Nearline Storage, DVRs
News  |  3/10/2004  | 
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies on Wednesday announced a massive 400GB 3.5-inch ATA hard drive that it's pitching primarily to makers of digital video recorders (DVRs), but also to corporations as
FCC Head Calls For Negotiations Between Local Phone Companies
News  |  3/10/2004  | 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the Federal Communications Commission called Wednesday on the former Bell telephone companies to negotiate with their competitors for the use of their local telephone
Fujitsu Matches Hitachi In 300GB Drive War
News  |  3/9/2004  | 
Less than two weeks after rival Hitachi unveiled a monster 300GB hard drive for enterprises, Fujitsu has fired off a retort by introducing its own line of hard drives
Microsoft Warns Of Flaws In Windows, Outlook, Messenger
News  |  3/9/2004  | 
In its newest monthly round of patches, Microsoft Tuesday warned users of three vulnerabilities in a trio of its top products: Windows, Outlook, and its instant messaging client, Messenger.
IBM Debuts Storage Management Suite For Heterogeneous Data Centers
News  |  3/9/2004  | 
IBM on Tuesday rolled out the TotalStorage Productivity Center, a suite of storage management software that ties together a heterogeneous storage cluster.
Juniper's Ambitions Bigger Than Buyouts
News  |  3/9/2004  | 
Juniper Networks' vision of the future is a compelling one, especially if you can suspend reality while you consider its merits. Announced last fall, Juniper's "Infranet" of the
IPWireless Ships 3.4-GHz Broadband Platform
News  |  3/9/2004  | 
IPWireless is shipping a version of its UMTS TDD mobile broadband gear that operates in the 3.4- to 3.6-GHz bands, allowing operators to deploy plug-and-play wireless broadband networks that compete
Adobe, Documentum Lead Content, Document Management Charge at AIIM
News  |  3/8/2004  | 
Content and document management companies took center stage Monday at a conference and expo for IT and business professionals looking for the latest technologies to develop, capture, manage, and store
FCC's Powell Visits Broadband-Over-Power Lines Project
News  |  3/8/2004  | 
Federal Communications Commission chairman Michael Powell demonstrated just how committed he is to finding competitive alternatives to broadband, when he visited a broadband over power line (BPL) test project Friday,
Vonage VoIP To Be Offered At Circuit City
News  |  3/5/2004  | 
In one sweeping move, voice over IP (VoIP) will be offered nationwide in 600 Circuit City retail outlets that will provide Vonage Web phone service.
Reports Say Storage Business Recovering
News  |  3/5/2004  | 
The struggling disk-drive storage business broke out to post gains at the end of 2003, after suffering through a period of declining sales, according to two market-research firms.
IP Storage Streams In
News  |  3/5/2004  | 
Fibre Channel-based storage isn't for everyone. Small- to medium-size enterprises might not want to dedicate the time and dollars necessary to get a fairly complex system set up for storage
Forgetting The Customer Means A Forgettable E-mail System Deployment
News  |  3/4/2004  | 
Steve "Doc Net" Nitenson tells the tale of the CTO whose e-mail upgrade process turned into a big snafu, all because of one simple mistake: Ignoring the influential internal customer.
Broadcom Helps Bring RAID To Small Business
News  |  3/4/2004  | 
Broadcom Corp. has announced an integrated controller aimed to bring network-attached storage capabilities to low-cost, easy-to-use consumer and small-business systems.
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