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Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in June 2005
Level 3 Expands Emergency 911 For VoIP Services
News  |  6/28/2005  | 
Responding to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) recently-announced E-911 requirements, Level 3 will extend emergency number coverage to more than 70% of the United States this year and will add
File-Sharing Crackdown
Commentary  |  6/28/2005  | 
The Supreme Court ruled yesterday (June 27) that peer-to-peer networking sites can be held liable when their users swap music, movies and other protected works without the copyright holders' permission. The high court, in a unanimous decision, overturned a U.S....
Sender ID -- It Could Get Ugly
Commentary  |  6/26/2005  | 
It could get a little ugly out there in the anti-spam world and, as is so often the case, the uglifier of record is Microsoft which on Thursday announced that it would start "enforcing" the use of its Sender ID sender authentication protocol for senders of e-mail messages to Hotmail and MSN Mail systems. In a less avaricious world, that might be a good thing, but last year Microsoft made its desire to co-opt sender authentication by enforcing a patent it has on a part of the way DNS records have
MCI Quietly Offers $29.99-A-Month VoIP
News  |  6/24/2005  | 
Still in the process of being acquired by Verizon Communications, MCI has quietly launched a consumer VoIP service that could compete with Verizon's VoiceWing VoIP service.
IBM Acquires Meiosys In Utility Computing Play
News  |  6/23/2005  | 
IBM said Thursday it has acquired Meiosys, a developer of software that allows applications to be moved dynamically from one server to another without disruption.
Yahoo Chat-Room Decision Draws Fire
News  |  6/23/2005  | 
Yahoo's decision to pull the plug on perhaps hundreds of chat rooms following reports that some of them were used to promote sex with minors was an "overreaction" by the
Hooray! IBM Lotus Moves Notes Into The World Of Presence
Commentary  |  6/23/2005  | 
Some months ago, about the time Microsoft announced Office Communicator, I had a conversation with IBM's Ed Brill in which I urged him to push IBM Lotus Notes forward into the new world of presence information and the use of presence technology. "We're working on it," he said, "trust me." I never believe in the promises of any software company, so I just sort of shoveled those words into the back of my mind, and didn't think more about it. But it's beginning to look as if Mr. Brill wasn't kiddin
Throwing the Book at Book-Cookers
Commentary  |  6/23/2005  | 
Man, it just doesn't pay to defraud investors anymore. In the first of three major sentencing decisions facing former high-tech executives gone bad, Adelphia Communications Corp. founder John Rigas and his son, CFO Timothy, this week received 15 and 20...
Traxi Unveils Software To Integrate VoIP, Enterprise Apps
News  |  6/23/2005  | 
Traxi has unveiled a new member of its Volcrum product family designed to integrate VoIP with enterprise applications.
Hold Everything
News  |  6/23/2005  | 
This edition looks at the numbers behind Fibre Channel SAN deployments.
Skype Service Is Blocked In Middle East Country
News  |  6/21/2005  | 
Skype Technologies VoIP service has been blocked by the state telephone and Internet service monopoly in Oman, according to reports from the Middle Eastern country.
HP Polishes Its Clusters
News  |  6/21/2005  | 
Adds to its clustering story at the International Supercomputer Conference in Germany
Tollgrade Releases VoIP Testing Gear For Cable Providers
News  |  6/17/2005  | 
Tollgrade Communications, Inc. has unveiled two additions to its Cheetah line of hybrid fiber coaxial cable (HFC) network assurance and testing products at the SCTE Cable-Tec EXPO in San Antonio.
Networking This Week: Next-Generation DSL -- Super High Speed And HDTV-Ready
News  |  6/17/2005  | 
If you think DSL is yesterday's technology, think again. As the news shows this week, this isn't your father's DSL.
FUDBuster: AT&T Chairman: IP Will Outgrow Long Distance
News  |  6/17/2005  | 
AT&T's David Dorman concedes that IP services are a better growth proposition than conventional analog long distance services. Next he'll be telling us that CDs will someday outsell cassettes!
IBM Buys Mainframe App Manager
Commentary  |  6/16/2005  | 
How far has IBM strayed from its mainframe roots? Today (June 16) it bought a company in order to get the tools and expertise it needs to manage mainframe applications. (for more, read "IBM Acquiring Isogon To Bolster Mainframe Apps-Management...
Ericsson Targets Mobile Triple-Play Services
News  |  6/16/2005  | 
Ericsson has announced that it will expand its Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) portfolio into additional frequency bands in preparation for the expected consumer demand for mobile triple play
Brix Debuts VoIP Management System For Cable Operators
News  |  6/16/2005  | 
Brix Networks has introduced a new performance management system that allows cable operators to monitor voice over IP (VoIP) performance across their networks, from the Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) plant
IBM's Cluster Bluster
News  |  6/16/2005  | 
Upgrades its pre-packaged cluster solution, plans to add 10-Gig Ethernet and InfiniBand
Avaya Unveils Five New IP-Based Contact Center Apps
News  |  6/15/2005  | 
Avaya Inc. has unveiled five new IP-based contact center applications as part of its Customer Interaction Suite, designed to enhance customer relationship operations through a virtual IP contact center.
3COM, Uniden Team Up To Deliver Cordless VoIP Phones
News  |  6/15/2005  | 
3Com Corporation and Uniden America Corporation have unveiled a range of cordless VoIP multi-line phones for enterprises.
Break Through Your Biggest VoIP Roadblocks
News  |  6/14/2005  | 
VoIP can have big paybacks...or it can be a money pit. Hre's how to make sure your VoIP deployment goes as smoothly as possible.
Contest #2: The Hardware Hall Of Fame
News  |  6/13/2005  | 
Here's your second of four chances to win an iPod or 36 other prizes in the Great Tech Call-'Em-Like-You-See-'Em Contest. Give us your two cents and win!
Networking This Week: VoIP, Triple Play Take Center Stage At Supercomm
News  |  6/10/2005  | 
Should Supercomm be renamed VoIPFest? VoIP and triple-play services are where all the action is, and that's where the news was at the show.
Triple-Play Services Pit Telcos Against Cable Companies: Report
News  |  6/9/2005  | 
Triple-play network services promises to ratchet-up competition between U.S. carriers, service providers and cable operators as consumers look to receive all of their IP data, voice and video from a
AT&T'S Dorman Says IP Is Driving Telecom Growth
News  |  6/8/2005  | 
After weathering the burst of the investment bubble and the indictment of former executives, the telecom industry is transforming and growing again, AT&T chairman and CEO David Dorman said here
IBM Rolls Out Tool To Protect Against Network-Wide Identity Theft
News  |  6/8/2005  | 
Tivoli Identity Manager Version 4.6 helps enterprises securely manage user accounts and passwords.
Ditech Buys VoIP Gear Maker Jasomi For $20 M
News  |  6/7/2005  | 
The Voice over IP equipment-market consolidation continued here at Supercomm Tuesday, when Ditech Communications Corp. announced plans to buy session border controller maker Jasomi Networks for $20 million.
Vonage Teams Up To Deliver Cordless VoIP Phone
News  |  6/7/2005  | 
Vonage is teaming up with Uniden America Corporation to develop a cordless phone to use with its broadband VoIP service.
Microsoft To Provide Software For VoIP Services
News  |  6/7/2005  | 
At the Supercomm conference, Microsoft said it will join with Sylantro Systems to develop and market an enhanced VoIP solution aimed at carriers and service providers
Earthlink Plans To Offer VoIP On Traditional Phones
News  |  6/6/2005  | 
Earthlink plans to test an Internet telephony service in October that would deliver local and long-distance calling over existing telephones.
Contest #1: The Software Hall Of Fame
News  |  6/6/2005  | 
You'll have four chances to win an iPod or 36 other prizes in the Great Tech Call-'Em-Like-You-See-'Em Contest. Give us your two cents and win!
Keep Your Network Safe When Using XP's Remote Controls
News  |  6/6/2005  | 
XP's built-in remote control tools are greatfor administrators and users, Fred Langa says. But they have security problems. Here's how to keep your network safe when using them.
Networking This Week: Vonage Heads Toward 1 Million Subscribers
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
Those annoying ads must pay off --- Vonage's CEO says the company adds 15,000 subscribers a week and will have 1 million by year's end.
Market Analysis: IP Contact Centers
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
An IP-enabled contact center gives your agents access to all telephone, e-mail, fax and Web customer communications. We discuss the potential benefits to your business and examine ways to get
SOHO Wireless Gateways
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
Wi-Fi is quickly becoming a fixture in a growing number of SOHO environments. Many of the devices are used for remote access into enterprise networks, and protecting them from wireless
Many VoIP Systems Incapable of Handling 911 Services
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
VoIP networks offer great user mobility, which is a big benefit--unless you're a 911 operator trying to locate a victim in distress.
Reality IT: The Burden of Spoof
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
Take a closer look at the causes of spam proliferation and learn some steps that enterprises can take to keep it to a minimum.
RFI Analysis: IP Contact Centers
News  |  6/3/2005  | 
Of the eight products we examined, our Editor's Choice provided our fictional thermal-management company a comprehensive mix of features as well as integration with legacy systems--all for a price that
Secure SIP-Compliant VoIP Phone Set To Make Debut
News  |  6/2/2005  | 
Snom technology AG will unveil its new, session initiation protocol (SIP)-based secure VoIP phone at the Supercomm trade show in Chicago next week.
Motorola Unveils Software, Router For Cable Operators
News  |  6/1/2005  | 
Company says software will improve delivery of data, voice, and video applications and router will support VoIP, VPNs, and multimedia applications.
CEO Claims Vonage Will Hit 1 Million Subscribers By Year's End
News  |  6/1/2005  | 
CEO tells Reuters that firm currently has 700,000 subscribers, and adds new ones at the rate of 15,000 per week.

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