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Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in May 2007
Dog Lovers Warned About Online Puppy Scam
News  |  5/31/2007  | 
The American Kennel Club reports bogus e-mails are conning people out of big bucks with promises of cute puppies that are never delivered.
FCoE: The Latest Standard We Don't Need
Commentary  |  5/25/2007  | 
FCoE is either the long-awaited common infrastructure that can run standard network and storage applications or the last gasp of the Fibre Channel industry about to drown in the
Analysis: Mobility Apps
News  |  5/25/2007  | 
Enterprise IT is under increasing pressure to support mobile applications, partner with carriers and develop new support models. We examine the technology trends and drivers and help you determine the
Analysis: Fixed Wireless
News  |  5/25/2007  | 
Even as most connectivity options get faster and cheaper, linking cross-town--or even cross-campus--locations remains a budget buster. Is today's fixed wireless the answer?
Review: Point-to-Point Systems
News  |  5/25/2007  | 
Today's point-to-point systems are cost-effetive alternatives to typical leased lines or running fiber. We examined five radios from Alvarion, Motorola and Proxim, testing throughput, latency, VoIP/QoS and configuration tools. Find
Tech Support Needs To Improve Or Bloggers Will Report You
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
A new Accenture survey shows a disconnect between consumers that feel stuck and Help Desk managers focused on the bottom line.
Web 2.0: Workers See Friend, Employers See Foe
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
Most companies are more concerned with blocking Web site categories, such as those labeled "adult" or "gambling," than with targeting individual Web sites, a new report notes.
No Child Left Behind Could Get Boost For Tech
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
New legislation would invest in classroom technology to prepare U.S. students for work in the information economy.
Next-Gen Wi-Fi Nears Takeoff
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
The Wi-Fi Alliance announces the first products certified to the speedier next-generation 802.11n wireless standard.
Data De-Dupe Hits Storage
News  |  5/24/2007  | 
Network Appliance has announced the first iteration of data de-duplication technology for primary storage.
Air Time: Understanding 802.11 Interference
Commentary  |  5/24/2007  | 
Under conditions of heavy network utilization and co-channel interference, today's wireless LAN products behave unpredictably. Over time, these problems will become more critical.
Quick Take: ShoreTel Telephony Server 7.0
News  |  5/23/2007  | 
Usability and scalability take center stage with the new ShoreTel updated telephony server.
Quick Take: Digital Fairway Provergent Communication Services Management
News  |  5/23/2007  | 
New suite offers organizations a better handle on their communications assets.
The Best of Interop Award Winners
Commentary  |  5/23/2007  | 
The stakes were high and the action hot last night at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas -- the 2007 Best of Interop Award Winners were announced. This year the Judges had to carefully review nearly 200 entries...
Motorola: WiMax Not Good for Backhaul
News  |  5/22/2007  | 
While WiMax can do voice, video, and data well, it is less effective when used for a single high-throughput application such as backhaul.
Las Vegas is for VoIP Lovers
News  |  5/22/2007  | 
VoIP wares are front-and-center at Interop this week, including news and new products from Microsoft, Avaya, Cisco, Nortel and others.
Microsoft, Partners Take VoIP And Unified Communications To PBX Systems
News  |  5/22/2007  | 
By combining technologies from Microsoft and its partners, businesses won't need to rip out and replace an existing phone system to add new capabilities.
IBM Targets Threats Against Web 2.0 Systems
News  |  5/22/2007  | 
The company rolls out a new network intrusion prevention system to coincide with Interop in Las Vegas.
Cisco Product Rollout Targets Mobile Workforce
News  |  5/22/2007  | 
Cisco offers the Location Solution for the health-care industry, the In-Store Mobility Solution for the retail industry, and the First Mile Wireless Solution for the oil and gas industries.
Mobility, Networking Highlight Interop Product Launches
News  |  5/21/2007  | 
The first batch of news announcements slated for Monday focus on several key areas: transformation of the branch office, mobility, network security, and next-generation networks.
Consumer Groups Blame FCC For U.S. Broadband Drop
News  |  5/17/2007  | 
A congressional committee hears complaints that the FCC has abandoned its mandate to bring true high-speed broadband service to every American household
Sinopec Deploys ActiveStor
News  |  5/17/2007  | 
Sinopec has chosen ActiveStor Parallel Storage Clusters for seismic information processing
Interop Preview: Microsoft Vs. Linux, Security To Share Vegas Spotlight
News  |  5/17/2007  | 
Microsoft senior VP Bob Muglia will be among the keynote speakers at Interop in Las Vegas from May 20-25.
Google Launches 'Universal' Search
News  |  5/16/2007  | 
The engineering endeavor took over two years and more than 100 engineers.
Review: Tangling With Twitter -- 8 Alternative Services
News  |  5/16/2007  | 
Twitter is the current favorite when it comes to instant presence, but there are other services out there which could be a better fit.
NetApp Adds Data De-dupe To Cut Storage Requirements
News  |  5/15/2007  | 
Data de-duplication to impact backup, archival, compliance storage and more
Seismic Exchange Uses Isilon
News  |  5/15/2007  | 
Seismic Exchange has deployed Isilon IQ as the central repository for its massive library of proprietary 3D seismic data
SAP Acquires IP Telephony, ID Management Vendors
News  |  5/14/2007  | 
Deals muddy the competitive waters as SAP partners and competes with other giants like Microsoft and Cisco.
Cell Phones Have Finally Gone to the Dogs
News  |  5/11/2007  | 
A slew of wireless gadgets--including cell phones and cameras--will soon be available for pampered pooches.
Motorola Banks on Vo-Fi
News  |  5/11/2007  | 
Motorola's recent equity stake in Vocera Communications is an indication of the company's belief that voice over Wi-Fi is set to soar.
NAC: More Is More
News  |  5/11/2007  | 
The results of our latest reader survey on network access control show that initatives are moving quickly from planning to full deployment. But while NAC can tighten security, demonstrating ROI
Survey: 20% of Workers Considered 'Mobile'
News  |  5/10/2007  | 
Nokia survey yields a few insights for what it uncovers--and what it doesn't.
Study: 45% Of Workers Steal Data When Changing Jobs
News  |  5/10/2007  | 
With data heading out the door over remote connections or on thumb drives tucked away in pockets or bags, nearly half of IT workers blame poor security.
Rollout: SonicWall Continuous Data Protection 4440i
News  |  5/10/2007  | 
SonicWall's new storage appliances promise quick deployment and off-site options, but small enterprises with lots of data should think twice.
Seamless Roaming Nears Reality
News  |  5/10/2007  | 
The 3GPP's voice-call-continuity standard aims to plug holes between cellular and Wi-Fi networks and drive availability of SIP-based dual-mode handsets. But VCC, at least in its first iteration, falls short
Quick Take: Zenprise for BlackBerry & Zenprise for Exchange
News  |  5/9/2007  | 
Two new software offerings from Zenprise automate troubleshooting and root-cause analysis of problems for RIM BlackBerry and Microsoft Exchange services.
News  |  5/8/2007  | 
150-Tbyte cluster will help the media giant deal with digital content at Beijing Olympics
Review: The New Apple TV -- A Work In Progress
News  |  5/5/2007  | 
Apple's much-touted Apple TV media device is now on the shelves. Is it really the Next Big Thing -- or not quite ready for prime time?
Making the Most of Vista
Commentary  |  5/4/2007  | 
You've heard us say it before so forgive us for sounding like a broken record, but Vista? She ain't going nowhere -- except maybe your desktop. Sure, no one's jumping out of their seats to have the new OS installed...
T-Mobile And Apple Prepare For Wi-Fi Cell Phone Battle
News  |  5/3/2007  | 
While Apple and AT&T's Cingular Wireless prepare to announce pricing plans for the Wi-Fi-equipped iPhone, T-Mobile is going to up the competitive stakes with a national launch of its Wi-Fi

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