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Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in May 2005
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Dial 911 For Microsoft?
News  |  5/31/2005  | 
Operator, can you please connect my call? And no, I do not want an upgrade to Windows...or Office...or my cell phone operating system...or my TV set. We've all become accustomed
Should You Outsource VoIP Or Manage It In-House?
News  |  5/31/2005  | 
Going to VoIP is a given. But how can you decide whether to do it yourself or go with a provider? The pros tell you how to make the best
Motorola Gear Lets Operators Offer VoIP, Video On Demand Without Installing Fiber
News  |  5/31/2005  | 
Motorola unveils hardware that allows cable operators to offer advanced broadband services such as Video-on-Demand and VoIP without having to invest in more fiber.
Microsoft Targets The VoIP Market: Analyst
News  |  5/27/2005  | 
Info-Tech Research says Microsoft is in the process of tying all of its multimedia technologies together in a strategy to dominate the VoIP market.
Global Revenues Soar For VoIP Gear
News  |  5/27/2005  | 
Report says revenues from global sales of VoIP equipment totaled $493 million in the first quarter of this year, an increase of 40% over first-quarter levels in 2004.
Consortium Demos Its Solution For 911 VoIP Failures
News  |  5/26/2005  | 
A consortium of universities, governments and companies has banded together to develop a prototype of an emergency 911 system that could solve the problem of locating distressed persons calling from
Cisco-FineGround Won't Go Beyond the WAN
Commentary  |  5/26/2005  | 
Cisco Systems Inc. confirmed today that it is acquiring FineGround, a privately-held company that makes WAN acceleration technology, for the tidy sum of $70 million.The acquisition shows that Cisco understands the need to make more efficient use of WAN bandwidth...
European Telecoms Face Decreasing Margins: Report
News  |  5/26/2005  | 
IDC survey said lower margins are forcing telecoms to to "move up the value chain" and offer consumers bundles of fixed and mobile, data and voice services.
Vonage Inks Deal For Local Number Portability, Commerce Services
News  |  5/25/2005  | 
Vonage will use Synchronoss' ActivationNow order gateway and a workflow management platform to identify and resolve incorrectly provisioned VoIP transactions.
Global Crossing Debuts Inbound VoIP Service For European Carriers, Service Providers
News  |  5/25/2005  | 
VoIP Local Services allow carriers to originate traffic on the public switched telephone network in different countries using local numbers.
Skype Positions Itself as 'Enhancement' VoIP, Not Responsible For 911 Service
News  |  5/24/2005  | 
The Europe-based firm is positioning itself as an "enhancement" service to existing telephone service and not as a "replacement" service.
3COM Unveils IP PBX With VoIP Support
News  |  5/24/2005  | 
3Com Corporation has unveiled the fifth generation of its IP private branch exchange (PBX), featuring a number of significant enhancements, including support for 3COM's IP phone.
Providers Target Managed VoIP Services
News  |  5/23/2005  | 
Service providers want a piece of enterprise VoIP spending. Here's a look at how they're doing.
Distributed Storage: Extending the SAN Over the WAN
News  |  5/20/2005  | 
Whether you're connecting remote users to a single storage facility or forcing data backups to a central site in a distributed storage environment, you need a strong SAN-over-WAN implementation.
Client Acceleration and Bandwidth Optimization
News  |  5/20/2005  | 
This edition we look at F5 Networks Big-IP Application Accelerator 3400, WiredRed Software e/pop Web Conferencing and Avocent Corp. DSView 3.
The Asians Are Coming
Commentary  |  5/17/2005  | 
Whether you're a manufacturer, developer or enterprise manager of information technology, you already see the writing on the wall: Tech pros in China, India, Taiwan, South Korea and other Asian countries aren't just partners, but also potential competitors. Adjusting to...
Five Steps To Take Before Implementing VoIP
News  |  5/16/2005  | 
VoIP can be a boon or a nightmare, depending on how you implement it. Before making the switch, follow these five steps for VoIP implementation, to make sure you reap
We're No. 1 -- In Identity Theft
Commentary  |  5/13/2005  | 
First in war, first in peace and first in -- identity theft? That's the verdict on the United States, according to a report issued earlier this week by Aite Group, a Boston research firm. In fact, the report says, identity...
Nortel Targets SMBs With VoIP, Converged Network Appliance
News  |  5/13/2005  | 
Device is designed to provide small businesses and branch offices with the advantages of converged communications services over IP networks.
Over Half Of Online Adults Use Broadband At Home
News  |  5/12/2005  | 
Three quarters of U.S. adults go online, with more than half using broadband at home, a survey shows.
Another Cheap PC?
Commentary  |  5/12/2005  | 
A couple of our online news competitors this week are running a big story about Via Technologies, a Taiwanese PC manufacturer that is preparing to launch a new range of low-cost PCs that will be offered for as little as...
New Tool Tests Network Readiness For VoIP
News  |  5/12/2005  | 
Prognosis IP Telephony Manager pinpoints potential network problems with VoIP before deployment.
Vonage To Make 911 An 'Opt-Out' Option
News  |  5/12/2005  | 
Under fire for its lack of a comprehensive solution for emergency 911 services, Voice over IP leader Vonage Holdings Corp. said it will change its registration process to make 911
VoIP Regulations Kick In
News  |  5/12/2005  | 
FCC proposes the first regulations on VoIP services, requiring a 911 capability.
Alliance Asks Congress To Consider VoIP Vulnerabilities In Updated Telecom Act
News  |  5/11/2005  | 
Cyber Security Industry Alliance tells Congress to include security recommendations related to securing VoIP technologies as it reviews the 1996 Telecommunications Act.
Internet Telephony Could Go Mainstream This Year
News  |  5/10/2005  | 
Internet telephony is expected to move from its early adopter phase and into the mainstream over the next two years.
Traxi Rolls Out VoIP Middleware, Integration Services
News  |  5/10/2005  | 
Company introduces VoIP and IT software and integration services.
Vonage Raises $200 Million In Venture Funds
News  |  5/9/2005  | 
The new funds will be used to accelerate expansion in the United States, Canada and the UK, and may be used to launch into new international markets. The money will
SmartAdvice: Add Security Appliances, But Remain Vigilant And Have Backups
News  |  5/9/2005  | 
There are too many security threats these days to have just one security point, The Advisory Council says, but add firewalls, VPNs, and other appliances to the mix. Also, measure
Enterprise VoIP Use Rocketed 46% In 2004: Report
News  |  5/6/2005  | 
Large organizations are adopting the technology at a higher rate than smaller ones, the report also finds.
VoIP Service Revenues To Zoom To $19.9 Billion By 2009: Report
News  |  5/6/2005  | 
Infonetics Research says that revenues will jump 1,431% from 2004's $1.3 billion.
Networking this Week: States Sue Vonage Over Emergency 911
News  |  5/6/2005  | 
VoIP provider is in the cross-hairs of state regulators; FCC may ultimately decide the issue.
Lab Tested: Automated E-mail Archivers
News  |  5/6/2005  | 
When it comes to saving your company's vital electronic records, automation is the way. Our Editor's Choice's rich feature set offers that and a decent price tag.
Message Archiving Is a Must
News  |  5/6/2005  | 
Everyone from Uncle Sam to your company execs want your organization's e-mail stores secure, yet accessible--and for any 'smoking guns' to vanish. Is a coherent e-mail archiving strategy in your
Vivisimo's Velocity 4.2
News  |  5/6/2005  | 
Organize results from multiple sources to provide a single list of indexed results for any search without using taxonomies.
Buying an IP Phone
News  |  5/6/2005  | 
Before you purchase a voice over IP phone system, you need to consider the form, location, interoperability and performance--or FLIP--of the phone. We'll help get your purchasing plans started.
FCC May Require VoIP 911 By September
News  |  5/5/2005  | 
The Federal Communications Commission may vote as early as this month to require Voice over IP service providers to deliver 911 services, according to published reports.
Most IT Projects Finish Late, Overrun Budgets
Commentary  |  5/5/2005  | 
Each year since 1994, a research firm called the Standish Group has interviewed thousands of IT people to find out how their projects are going. The results are fascinating, if a little bit scary. http://www.standishgroup.com/sample_research/index.phpAccording to Standish Group's 2004 CHAOS...
Avaya Rolls Out New VoIP Telephones
News  |  5/5/2005  | 
New phones are designed to support custom and off-the-shelf productivity applications.
VoIP Is Killing Traditional Telephony: Report
News  |  5/5/2005  | 
Info-Tech Research says that 50% of small to medium sized enterprises will be using VoIP by 2008.
Connecticut Sues Vonage Over Emergency 911
News  |  5/5/2005  | 
Becomes the third state in the last several weeks to take legal action against the VoIP provider.
IPS Blocks Threats That Scaled Firewalls At Interop Conference Network
News  |  5/5/2005  | 
Intrusion prevention systems from 3Com's TippingPoint division blocked network attacks that got past the firewalls protecting the Interop conference's IP network.
Empirix Unveils Enterprise VoIP Testing Service
News  |  5/4/2005  | 
Based on Empirix's Hammer technology, which is used to test carrier-class networks, Hammer On-Call for VoIP is designed to test infrastructure and applications in both IP and time-division multiplexing (TDM)
3COM Debuts Managed VoIP Solution For Service Providers
News  |  5/4/2005  | 
Based on its NBX voice solutions, switches and routers and the TippingPoint Intrusion Prevention System, 3Com's new offering automates service implementation and configuration while reducing costs and improving customer service
Verizon To Provide Emergency 911 Services For Vonage Customers
News  |  5/4/2005  | 
Whenever a Vonage customer dials 911 within Verizon's territory, the caller's location and callback number will be delivered to emergency services personnel.
11th Annual Well-Connected Awards: Business Applications
News  |  5/4/2005  | 
It's not enough for the winners in this category to do their jobs. These programs must behave flawlessly in the overall network schema, cooperating with other apps as well as
11th Annual Well-Connected Awards: Storage and Servers
News  |  5/4/2005  | 
It's all about storing data this year: Where to put it and how to get it there fast, manage it and keep it safe. Find out which products we
11th Annual Well-Connected Awards: Infrastructure
News  |  5/4/2005  | 
A first-class infrastructure bespeaks strength inside and out. Inner strength focuses on security and management; outside strength equates to bandwidth. Our winners combined all these elements with the bonuses of
The 11th Annual Well-Connected Awards
News  |  5/4/2005  | 
Once again, we're recognizing a slew of amazing information technology products and services in seven key categories, including security, mobile and wireless, and infrastructure. Here are the winners of this
11th Annual Well-Connected Awards: Digital Convergence
News  |  5/4/2005  | 
Convergence applications like unified messaging, VoIP and presence management empower users with desktop tools to enhance productivity and improve the bottom line. This year's winners are sure to do just
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