Expert Analysis
Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in April 2006
It's Official: More Than 100 Million Users Call On Skype
News  |  4/28/2006  | 
VoIP provider Skype say it has registered more than 100 million users.
Microsoft Preps E-Mail, Collaboration Managed Solutions
News  |  4/27/2006  | 
Messaging and collaboration will be the first two Microsoft managed solutions to hit the market, but not in 2006. Ron Markezich, CIO and vice president of managed solutions, said Microsoft???s
Digital Cameras Leave Unique 'Pixel' Fingerprints
News  |  4/26/2006  | 
Images sensors may leave unique noise patterns, which can be used to tie digital pictures to the camera from which they were taken and help snare child pornographers.
Net Neutrality Debate Heats Up
News  |  4/26/2006  | 
Congress continued to debate network neutrality Wednesday as a group opposing companies' push for tiered access gained momentum.
AT&T, Yahoo Jointly Offer VoIP
News  |  4/26/2006  | 
AT&T Inc. and Yahoo Inc. Wednesday officially rolled out integrated Internet-based voice services.
Phishers Snare Victims With VoIP
News  |  4/25/2006  | 
A security firm has found a phishing scheme in which the scammers used Internet telephony to copy a bank's automated voice system in order to steal customers' passwords, account numbers
The Top Five Skype Add-ons
News  |  4/24/2006  | 
Skype is more than just a telephony client. There are many accessories that enhance the basic Skype functionality. Here are the ones we like the most
James Cameron's Message At NAB: Push 3D Into Theaters
News  |  4/24/2006  | 
Director James Cameron talks about the changes he envisions in the filmmaking industry during the National Association of Broadcasters' Digital Cinema Summit keynote.
GoodLink 4.8 Tweaks Security, Compliance
News  |  4/24/2006  | 
Good Technology has released an upgrade of its GoodLink wireless messaging solution.
12th Annual Well-Connected Awards: Messaging and Collaboration
News  |  4/24/2006  | 
Thanks to messaging and collaboration products, your customers and remote staff have more ways to contact you. In the past year, we've tested hundreds of tools that allow the seamless
12th Annual Well-Connected Awards: Wireless
News  |  4/24/2006  | 
Current wireless products -- like the ones we've chosen to honor this year -- provide much better performance, security and manageability than those of a year ago. Plus, prices are
12th Annual Well-Connected Awards: Network Infrastructure
News  |  4/24/2006  | 
When we think about network infrastructure, switches and routers leap to mind. But this year convergence supplied the combustion to make infrastructure a hot topic, and our Well-Connected Awards acknowledge
Net Neutrality Debate Heats Up
News  |  4/21/2006  | 
The debate over network neutrality is heating up as a congressional committee prepares to take the issue up next week.
3Com Shuffles Upper Management Ranks
News  |  4/21/2006  | 
3Com last week shuffled its upper management ranks in sales, marketing and operations.
Level 3 To Provide VoIP For New EarthLink Offering
News  |  4/21/2006  | 
EarthLink has chosen Level 3 to be the VoIP provider for its new consumer service, EarthLink DSL and Home Phone Service. Level 3 will provide nationwide local voice service as
Storage Pipeline: Analysis: Storage Security
News  |  4/21/2006  | 
Cracks in our storage infrastructures put mission-critical data at risk. Here's how to harden security without increasing user burden.
Special Report: Serial Attached SCSI
News  |  4/21/2006  | 
SAS vows to ramp up SCSI's speed and usability. Can it make good on that promise?
Gates? $100 Million Estate a Poor Venue for Piracy Talks
Commentary  |  4/19/2006  | 
Memo to Bill Gates: I???m not sure that wining and dining an avowed Communist in a $100 million dollar high-tech mansion owned by the world???s richest man makes a strong case for the financial harm caused by software piracy....
How To Punish Spammers
News  |  4/19/2006  | 
Remember before spam filters when we had to pick through your inbox to find legitimate messages? Now we have to pick through our spam box for false positives. A huge
Multimedia Rocks Virgin Entertainment Group's WAN
News  |  4/18/2006  | 
After a close call with its VoIP traffic at its Times Square location, Virgin is now upgrading the 3 Mbps MultiProtocol Label Switching (MPLS) WAN link at headquarters to 10
Crash Course: Router Redundancy Protocols
News  |  4/18/2006  | 
Routing protocols add redundancy and reliability to increase uptime. Here's what you need to know.
3Com Shuffles Sales, Marketing Management
News  |  4/17/2006  | 
3Com on Monday shuffled its upper management ranks in sales, marketing and operations with the naming of two new senior-level executives.
Juniper, ShoreTel Team On VoIP Solutions
News  |  4/17/2006  | 
ShoreTel has joined Juniper Networks??? J-Partner Solutions Alliances program as an infrastructure partner.
Cisco Partner Helps Town Deploy Wireless Mesh Solution For Boston Marathon
News  |  4/14/2006  | 
When the runners of the 110th Boston Marathon wind their way through the town of Framingham, Mass., on Monday, public safety officials will be ready for them, thanks in part
Review: D-Link DSM-520
News  |  4/13/2006  | 
D-Link's high-def TV media appliance promises much, but fails to deliver.
U.S., U.K., Adults Becoming More Aware Of VoIP
News  |  4/11/2006  | 
The data suggests that broad marketing efforts on the part of providers are working, but more needs to be done to reach people in particular demographic groups.
Cisco Provides Consolidation Options For the Enterprise
News  |  4/10/2006  | 
Cisco Systems has unveiled a new solution that will help enterprise VARs offer more robust and secure application delivery while creating ongoing revenue streams.
AT&T Brings Back House Calls
News  |  4/10/2006  | 
It may seem like a throwback to another era, but AT&T says it will offer various in-home and in-office services, some of them without additional cost.
North America Trails The Rest Of The World In IM: Study
News  |  4/10/2006  | 
Study finds that 37 percent of the North American online population used IM in February, compared to 64 percent in Latin America, and 49 percent in Europe.
IM, P2P Attacks Up 700 Percent
News  |  4/10/2006  | 
Malicious software attacks across instant messaging (IM), chat, and peer-to-peer (P2P) were up more than 700 percent over the same quarter last year.
Six Things You Need to Know About VoIP
News  |  4/10/2006  | 
Think you know VoIP? Think again. There are plenty of myths and misunderstanding out there. We talk to 30 experts who tell you exactly what you need to know.
Messaging Works: Don't Underestimate PayPal's Potential
Commentary  |  4/10/2006  | 
With Paypal unveiling payments via text messaging on cell phones, the debate has already started over the market for payment services on mobile networks. I use the word "market" because, while Paypal doesn't necessarily need to make money beyond the payments it is already owed, someone does. At least that is one side of the argument.
Lucent Showcases Technologies As It Prepares For Alcatel Takeover
News  |  4/7/2006  | 
As it prepares for its proposed merger with Alcatel, Lucent Technologies trotted out an array of products and services.
Mobile Tornado Whips Up A Storm In Push-To-Talk Communications
News  |  4/7/2006  | 
The Ireland-based startup launched a service at this week's CTIA Wireless show in Las Vegas that it claims offers more communications options to mobile users than Sprint Nextel's push-to-talk service.
Sky-Click: Contact Centers for Skype
News  |  4/7/2006  | 
Sky-Click can create Skype-based call centers that can reduce the costs call center operations. Is it right for your business? We take a close look.
Tech U: The World Is Our Campus
News  |  4/7/2006  | 
Web conferencing software lets colleagues, students and researchers from all over the globe collaborate. We tested nine products and awarded our Editor's Choice to two: One for its hosted offerings;
Daily Spin: Is Your Enterprise Ready for Wikis?
News  |  4/6/2006  | 
Wikis are one of the Web's most talked-about new technologies. They are simple to implement, but become more complex when integrated into an enterprise environment.
Verizon IM: Good For Your Business?
News  |  4/5/2006  | 
Verizon's new hosted IM service has a great price point and plenty of security features, but comes up short in several areas.
Symantec Releases Instant Messaging Security Tool
News  |  4/5/2006  | 
IM Manager 8.0 includes management and protection tools for public and private IM programs.
Verizon Launches Secure IM Services For Businesses
News  |  4/5/2006  | 
Verizon Business unveils its Hosted Secure Instant Messaging Service.
Instant Messaging Is The Enterprise's Achilles Heel: Report
News  |  4/5/2006  | 
Syamtenc's Internet Security Threat Report warns that IM-related threats are on the rise, and things are only getting worse.
Motorola, Sony Team For Wireless Mesh Video Cameras
News  |  4/5/2006  | 
Motorola and Sony Electronics are teaming up to offer a wireless mesh-enabled IP video camera.
Cast Iron Systems' iA3000
News  |  4/5/2006  | 
Cast Irons' EAI appliance offers a full palette of activities, including Web services and SAP connectivity--all at a lower cost.
How To Build The Ultimate VoIP System
News  |  4/3/2006  | 
VoIP can save your company time, money, and headaches. But it's not as easy to build an enterprise VoIP system as you think. Here are tips for building the best
Lucent, Alcatel Agree On $36 Billion Merger
News  |  4/3/2006  | 
The combined firm would rank in one of the top two positions in almost all its markets, with a global lead in the convergence of fixed and mobile technology.


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