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Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in June 2004
SONY Certifies Storage Systems With Virtual Tape Library Software
News  |  6/29/2004  | 
Sony Electronics reported that it has certified its SAIT and PetaSite storage systems with virtual tape library software from FalconStor. Sony said the certification will better enable its customers to handle the high-speed, backup and recovery workflow issues associated...
Review: Voice over IP Systems
News  |  6/24/2004  | 
If you're in the market for a VoIP system, our Editor's Choice, with its excellent presence application and conferencing system, not to mention its affordability, might be what you're looking
FCC Urged To Act Quickly On VoIP
News  |  6/23/2004  | 
VoIP proponents at Supercomm said the FCC needs to establish a national policy on VoIP -- quickly.
3Com Reports 4Q Revenue Growth
News  |  6/22/2004  | 
The growth was spurred by stronger sales across several of 3Com's enterprise networking lines, such as wireless, VoIP and security.
SBC's Whitacre Calls For Mix Of Services
News  |  6/22/2004  | 
Job growth in some vertical industries over the past few months is good news for telecom carriers trying to determine whether increased demand for services will hold up through the
AT&T, MCI Expected To Beef-Up Enterprise Solutions
News  |  6/22/2004  | 
While both AT&T and MCI have indicated the chilling effect from access fees will cause them to gradually vacate local consumer-oriented markets, they are likely to address enterprise markets with
The State of VoIP: Vendor RFIs
News  |  6/21/2004  | 
Our fictional company is looking to implement VoIP. Eight vendors offered ideas in their RFIs -- Avaya, Alcatel, Interactive Intelligence, Nortel Networks, ShoreTel, Siemens and Zultys Technologies.
Centillium Bids For A Piece Of VoIP CPE Market
News  |  6/21/2004  | 
Centillium Communications is releasing a VoIP-enabled DSL router chip and a standalone VoIP processor.
Earthlink, Webroot Spot Spyware All Over
News  |  6/18/2004  | 
Nearly one in three computers scanned by EarthLink and Webroot in their second monthly SpyAudit were infected by spyware.
$12 Million From Tobacco Settlement To Fund Rural Broadband Infrastructure In Virginia
News  |  6/18/2004  | 
Infusion of cash to fund technology initiatives that trigger economic development in rural communities.
IP is Transforming Telecom
Commentary  |  6/18/2004  | 
It's just a matter of time before MPLS and VoIP become part of your network. Discover how IP is changing the face of telecom as we know it.
Pittsburgh International Airport Offers Free Wireless
News  |  6/18/2004  | 
Hoping to bring more business to its hub, Pittsburgh International now offers free wireless access in its terminals. Find out how and why.
Last Mile: Intel's IT Manager Simulation
News  |  6/18/2004  | 
This edition: top excuses for playing Intel's IT Manager game, "The Devil" invades the Church of Britain and abandoned Blogs.
Iomega Rev Drives and Disks Rev Up Backups
News  |  6/18/2004  | 
Ready for speed, reliability and durability? Then check out Iomega's new removable media.
Voice over IP Systems
News  |  6/18/2004  | 
If you're in the market for a VoIP system, our Editor's Choice, with its excellent presence application and conferencing system, not to mention its affordability, might be what you're looking
The State of VoIP
News  |  6/18/2004  | 
Voice over IP is here to stay, thanks to the SIP standard and productivity features. With increasing competition bringing prices down, is the time right for you to swing into
Webcasting Software
News  |  6/18/2004  | 
Webcasting lets you give interactive presentations in multiple locations. We tested three options: one hardware, one software and one service-based. Find out which one's a star!
VoIP Will Dominate Enterprise Phone Systems -- Eventually
News  |  6/18/2004  | 
Traditional PBX phone systems are gradually being replaced with newer VoIP PBX technology that enables companies to combine voice and data services.
Verizon Expands Text Messaging To 28 Countries
News  |  6/15/2004  | 
Verizon Wireless says its text messaging users can reach 400 million users in 28 countries.
TI Announces DSL Video Technology
News  |  6/15/2004  | 
Texas Instruments' Uni-DSL or UDSL, brings video services, including HDTV, to consumers over telephone lines.
VoIP, Local Wireless Coming Sooner, Not Later
News  |  6/14/2004  | 
Whenever a new technology hits the scene, you can always count on someone to say it's only worthwhile for geeks and freaks. But local-area
Study: Consumers Still Worried About VoIP Quality And Reliability
News  |  6/14/2004  | 
Mercer Management Consulting's report says consumers are still wary of VoIP, Mercer Management Consulting, but improved technology marketed by established cable providers could capture as much as 30 percent of
Wired-Wireless Convergence Threatens Telcos
News  |  6/14/2004  | 
While enterprises and consumers embrace the convergence of wired and wireless communications, old-line telcos struggle.
Hold Everything
News  |  6/10/2004  | 
In this edition we offer stats on server virtualization, storage security growth, SAN technology and more.
Beating The RBOCs Is Hard Work
News  |  6/10/2004  | 
In the wake of yesterday's decision by the Bush administration that pretty much gives the RBOCs control of the local loops, you have to wonder why anyone would
BellSouth To Roll Robust VoIP For Business
News  |  6/9/2004  | 
BellSouth customers' voice and data traffic will be transmitted over its BellSouth Regional IP Backbone, relieving customers of needing to install complex VoIP equipment.
McDonald's Wi-Fi Deal Is A Loser
News  |  6/8/2004  | 
Wayport's hotspot plan for McDonald's is a stroke of genius that, first time out, is likely to fail. That's my take, even after SBC signed a roaming agreement enabling its
Nortel Touts New VoIP Technology
News  |  6/8/2004  | 
Nortel touted upcoming low- and high-end IP phones, including a new handset that includes a color touch-screen display at the Global Connect 2004 user conference.
Nortel Launching New IP-PBX Software Upgrade Program
News  |  6/7/2004  | 
The Preferred Software Membership program gives customers a fixed, per-user rate for upgrading to future releases of the vendor's Succession IP call server software.
VoIP To Acquire DTNet
News  |  6/7/2004  | 
VoIP Inc. plans to acquire privately held cable and DSL equipment-maker DTNet Technologies in an all-stock deal.
Supreme Court Next Stop For Telecom Access-Fee Issue
News  |  6/7/2004  | 
AT&T and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners will likely be headed for the U.S. Supreme Court, in the wake of a denial by a Federal Appeals Court to
Helpdesk Software
News  |  6/7/2004  | 
In this edition we look at UniPress Software's FootPrints 6.5, Software602's 602LAN Suite 2004, Adtran's NetVanta 5305 and Symantec's Enterprise Firewall 8.0.
Union Needs A Better Vision Of Telecom's Future
News  |  6/3/2004  | 
When the Communications Workers of America union called for telecom regulations for Voice over IP earlier this week, it cited consumer protection as its motivating factor.
Request for Information: VoIP Systems
News  |  6/2/2004  | 
Why should a 200-employee company buy your VoIP system rather than outsourcing its telecom needs?
CWA Argues Telecom Status For VoIP
News  |  6/2/2004  | 
The Communications Workers of America (CWA) petitioned the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to treat VoIP as a telecommunications service, placing itself in opposition to much of the industry, which wants
Voice/Data Recording Market Report Released
News  |  6/2/2004  | 
The COMMfusion and Tern Systems report finds the voice/data recording, monitoring and logging market as one of the fastest growing markets today.
AltiGen Upgrades VoIP Software
News  |  6/2/2004  | 
AltiWare 5.0 comes with new modular software licensing that enables AltiGen's small and mid-size customers to turn on features on a per-user basis as needed.
Dot Hill Adds Speedier Interfaces
News  |  6/2/2004  | 
The vendor added to its SANnet II product line with the Ultra320 SCSI array and enterprise-class Serial ATA storage.
Regulators Should Keep Hands Off VoIP, Industry Group Says
News  |  6/1/2004  | 
Federal regulators should continue taking a hands-off approach towards companies building Internet-phone services in order to avoid stifling innovation within the nascent industry, an industry trade group said Tuesday.
Qwest, MCI Reach Access-Fee Deal
News  |  6/1/2004  | 
The first big break in the ongoing battle between local telephone monopolies and long-distance providers over access-fee charges came after marathon negotiations resulted in long-distance provider MCI and local telephone

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