Expert Analysis
Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in March 2007
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F5 SSL VPN Supports Vista
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
F5's FirePass Controller SSL VPN, which lets users connect to corporate applications through a Web browser, has added Microsoft's Vista in its hefty list of supported OSs.
RTO Discover Tracks IT Assets and Configurations
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
RTO Software's software tracks and reports on IT asset information and identifies differences from standard configurations.
Barracuda Bites Back at Image Spam
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
Barracuda's Spam Firewall has officially declared open season on image spam, the fastest-growing category of bulk e-mail.
ULTAMUS RAID 1200 Packs Lots of Storage into 2U
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
Aimed at small and midsize enterprises, Overland's Ultamus RAID provides up to 9 TB of storage in a 2U enclosure.
Voltage's E-mail Encryption as a Service
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
VSN manages all the hardware and software necessary to encrypt e-mail using identity-based encryption IBE and Software as a Service.
Infoblox-2000 Beefs Up DNS/DHCP
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
Infoblox's integrated DNS/DHCP appliance targets large enterprises and service providers supporting growing numbers of IP-enabled devices and applications.
QRadar Adds Identity Tracking to NBAD
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
Q1 Labs' network anomaly detection and security event management product catches up to the competition with the inclusion of identity tracking to its feature set.
Rollout: AirMagnet Laptop Analyzer Pro
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
AirMagnet continues to add and expand features and functionality to Laptop Analyzer Pro, making it the de facto tool for wireless LAN troubleshooting and analysis.
Analysis: Alternative WLAN Technologies
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
Can your WLAN handle imminent growth? If your wireless strategy needs an upgrade, there are alternative technologies worth considering. We examine innovative solutions that are challenging WLAN market vendors.
'Cheesy' Webcam's a Traffic Driver
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
Cheese lovers have been logging onto a British Webcam in droves to watch a hunk of cheddar ripen.
Penguin Gets $9M for Clustering
News  |  3/30/2007  | 
Will use funding to gain profitability in Linux HPC for the masses
Is Lack of Network Expertise Holding Back VoIP?
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
Survey of network engineers finds them uncomfortable with their ability to support high-quality VoIP service.
Speermint Group Tackles SIP Peering Shortcomings
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
With support from big players such as Avaya, Cisco and Siemens, this new spec paves the way for standardized backbone connectivity and cheaper voice communications, leaving the PSTN out of
Can Microsoft Redefine Presence?
News  |  3/29/2007  | 
Microsoft's Office Communications Server aims to take the mystery out of business communication by weaving presence information into multiple applications. But are we talking improved communications or shades of "Big
Microsoft and Nortel Tighten Unified Communications Ties
News  |  3/28/2007  | 
Vendors' latest partnership announcement targets service providers.
Smartphones Hit The Runway At CTIA
News  |  3/28/2007  | 
The announcements continue the trend of smartphone makers moving into the consumer market with lower priced and more stylish devices.
BEA Delivers Web 2.0 Enteprise Tools
News  |  3/27/2007  | 
New applications targeted squarely at bringing mash-ups, social networking and more to the enterprise.
Microsoft's Office Communications Server Beta Includes VoIP
News  |  3/27/2007  | 
VoIP server brings PC leader into direct competition with conventional networking and telephony vendors.
Yahoo Launches Mobile Services For Publishers
News  |  3/27/2007  | 
The search engine bolsters its offerings with Yahoo Mobile Ad Network, Yahoo Mobile Content Engine, Yahoo Mobile Media Directory, and Yahoo Mobile Site Submit.
Panasas Granted Patent
News  |  3/27/2007  | 
The USPTO granted Panasas a patent for advanced technology in object storage systems that increases data availability and reliability
Inside Apple's Leopard Server OS
News  |  3/27/2007  | 
Our Mac expert gives you the inside technical scoop on what we know so far about Apple's new OS X Server 10.5, which will be showcased at Apple's Worldwide Developers
Solar Storms Could Dampen Cell Phone Calls
News  |  3/22/2007  | 
Sunspots and solar flares could make cell phones into paperweights five years from now.
Microsoft Makes VoIP Phone Push
News  |  3/21/2007  | 
New Response Point system, built with partners, targets small and midsize enterprises. Also on tap this week: new VoiP phones from Linksys and Polycom.
Dallas Police Keep Eye on Crime With Wireless Network
News  |  3/21/2007  | 
Public safety mesh provides city with wireless network to support video-surveillance project.
Radvision Platform Targets SIP Service Creation
News  |  3/20/2007  | 
Vendor unveils new modular version of its service-creation framework to help developers build products supporting telephony services.
Adobe's Apollo
News  |  3/20/2007  | 
Developers will need to decide how to use Adobe's vision of rich Internet applications before the technology can bridge the worlds of the desktop and Web browser.
EarthLink To Offer Wi-Fi Handsets
News  |  3/20/2007  | 
The company is beta testing the phone in Anaheim, and plans to make it generally available in the summer.
NASA Uses Isilon IQ
News  |  3/20/2007  | 
Isilon Systems announced that the NASA is using Isilon IQ clustered storage to power World Wind
Cisco Enables TelePresence 'Crowds'
News  |  3/16/2007  | 
New functions give businesses more virtual meeting options and simplify online document sharing
On Location: Chicago Transit Authority
News  |  3/16/2007  | 
We join the Windy City's CTA as it explores whether mobile wireless, real-time video and an extensive fiber optic network can tighten public-transit security.
Will Alcatel-Lucent Choke on SIP?
News  |  3/16/2007  | 
SIP technology will occupy much of Alcatel-Lucent's innovation this year, but it's no guarantee of success.
Analysis: Data De-Duping
News  |  3/16/2007  | 
Backup devices are filled with redundant data. These tools and techniques for de-duping promise a 20-to-1 reduction in storage requirements by extending the time backups reside on disk and saving
Another Week, Another Scam On Cisco Systems
News  |  3/15/2007  | 
With four retailers charged with defrauding Cisco Systems of $1 million, the Justice Department says it will continue to investigate fraud schemes against the networking equipment maker.
Cisco's a Slow Learner
News  |  3/15/2007  | 
Cisco's recent problems with the default passwords for its unified IP phone isn't the first time the company--which has spent so much on security branding--has had password issues.
Cash and Burn: Three Generations of Telephony Failures
Commentary  |  3/15/2007  | 
Despite the best efforts of the communications industry, telephony servers have never been a strategic buy. Most VoIP purchases are made to increase business value rather than transform the enterprise.
BuzzBite: E-mailaholics
News  |  3/15/2007  | 
Are you looking to free yourself from the shackles of e-mail obsession? There's a 12-step program that's just right for you.
NetApp Stokes Competitive Fires
News  |  3/13/2007  | 
And its CEO gets riled up over recent broadsides from Isilon during analysts' day
A Final Farewell Online
News  |  3/13/2007  | 
A funeral home in the UK offers a new option to the bereaved: live video of the departed's final journey.
Poor Communications, Unrealistic Scheduling Lead To IT Project Failure
News  |  3/12/2007  | 
Besides technical know-how, workers must have solid communications skills, both verbal and written, to complete projects, CompTIA study shows.
SkyPilot Touches Down At Low End Of Muni Wi-Fi
News  |  3/12/2007  | 
The company's latest access point product aims to fill in those critical last-mile holes in citywide Wi-Fi networks.
Build a Budget Gaming PC
News  |  3/12/2007  | 
Offer value-minded gamers an affordable but solid system today that can be upgraded tomorrow. Here's how.
As More Apps Go Mobile, IT Execs Want More Management Capabilities
News  |  3/10/2007  | 
Cisco and Sybase roll out latest mobile app additions with some management help
VoIP Gets More Interesting As It Becomes More Mobile And Useful
News  |  3/10/2007  | 
Avaya, Cisco, and Microsoft showcase products intended to overcome the technology's drawbacks
NetApp Targets Mid-range NAS, SAN Markets
News  |  3/9/2007  | 
Claims better performance than competitors--for both NAS and SAN apps.
Vendor Simplifies Managing Mixed Avaya-Cisco Environments
News  |  3/8/2007  | 
Integrated Research's management app aimed at IT shops that run communications systems from Avaya and Cisco.
Merrill Lynch's Six VoIP Deployment Tips
News  |  3/8/2007  | 
Finance giant's director of 'private client' technology shares advice about rolling out voice over IP in your enterprise.
Verizon To Deliver Hosted Unified Communications
News  |  3/8/2007  | 
Service could make it easier to roll out telephony-based apps within an enterprise.
Isilon Releases SyncIQ 2.0
News  |  3/7/2007  | 
Isilon Systems announced a new version of its SyncIQ data replication software
Microsoft Launches Public Beta Of Its New VoIP System
News  |  3/7/2007  | 
Millions of users are expected to test Office Communications Server 2007 to make sure the transition from traditional phone technologies will be easy for end users.
Pornographic Spam Hits All-Time Low
News  |  3/7/2007  | 
After years of reigning as the king of unsolicited e-mail, pornographic spam has dropped to its lowest levels yet.
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