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Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in June 2006
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Q&A: New Linksys Chief Passionate About Home Integration Market
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
Michael Pocock, the new manager of Cisco's Linksys divion, says solution providers are central to the company's big plans in the home.
SocialIM Launches Instant-Messaging App For Online Communities
News  |  6/28/2006  | 
The application enables organizations to provide online communications among members, as well as a mechanism to deliver advertising and content.
Reality IT: Taming the Wild Inbox
Commentary  |  6/28/2006  | 
Faced with bloated inboxes, our team realized there are two ways to motivate reluctant users to purge thousands of old e-mails: sticks (threats) and carrots (incentives).
Novell Ships Preview Version of SUSE Linux 10
News  |  6/28/2006  | 
A free pre-release version is available at the company's website; the final distribution is slated to hit the market later this summer.
Vivisimo Offers Targeted Search Service For Mobile Phone Users
News  |  6/27/2006  | 
Vivisimo has teamed up with Japan's Bitratings to create a clustered search service for mobile devices.
Beyond Print 04 - CTC Recap
Commentary  |  6/27/2006  | 
Beyond Print 04 Podcast - CTC Recap (download here) - This week, I give a recap of lessons and discussions from the Collaborative Technology Conference, which I talked about in the last episode. If you couldn't make it, here is...
Good Technology Aims Messaging Service At Lotus Domino Users
News  |  6/26/2006  | 
Good Mobile Messaging for IBM Lotus Domino, which also covers Lotus Notes users, includes two-way synchronization that addresses popular Lotus functions including e-mail, calendar, contracts, journals and to-do features.
IBM Expands Compute On-Demand Capacity
News  |  6/26/2006  | 
The expansion gives customers access to Unix-based capacity, as well as utility computing capacity of more than 15 teraflops.
Microsoft Offers Unified Communications Roadmap
News  |  6/26/2006  | 
New Communications Server 2007 and Live Meeting Server will be the centerpiece of an effort to unify mail, voice, and conferencing.
Emerging Enterprise: When IT and Execs Work Together -- Success Ensues
Commentary  |  6/23/2006  | 
In this first podcast in a series on the emerging enterprise, Andrew Conry-Murray talks with Chuck Hudson, IT director for a pharmaceutical distribution company, about how his IT group works hand in hand with executives to provide competitive advantage and...
New Novell Chief Hovsepian Gears Up To Drive Linux
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
Ronald Hovsepian, named Novell's CEO in a management shakeup, said he aims to accelerate the software maker's channel charge to Linux with simplified pricing models and rebates.
High Definition To Help Cable TV Ward Off IPTV, Say Execs
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
Cable multisystem operators needn't fear the claims of IPTV dominance by telcos, provided they are aggressive in rolling out their own switched digital video plans, cable executives agreed at panels
Interview: New Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian & Channel Chief Steve Erdman
News  |  6/22/2006  | 
New Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian and Novell channel chief Steve Erdman spoke with CRN editor in chief Heather Clancy and senior writer Paula Rooney about the company's strategy in the
Wireless USB finally coming out of the labs
News  |  6/22/2006  | 
With chip sets and single-chip solutions now being sampled, and the software drivers and utilities being qualified, wireless USB system hardware won't be far behind.
Bloggers Getting 'Pumped Up'
Commentary  |  6/22/2006  | 
What's the hottest topic to hit blogs in recent months? Could it be Bill Gates' announcement that he'll be stepping down as MS Chief Architect? Perhaps the latest Skype grumblings? Data Security Woes? Wrong, wrong and zippo. It's all about...
Packard Bell Rolls Out "Skype Edition" Notebook
News  |  6/22/2006  | 
Packard Bell and Skype have announced the launch of the "Skype Edition" notebook, which allows users to make or receive Skype calls with a single touch.
Novell: Messman Out As CEO, Hovsepian In
News  |  6/22/2006  | 
Following continued pressure from stockholders, Novell's board of directors abruptly ousted CEO Jack L. Messman, the company announced late Wednesday.
Novell Ousts Messman, Names Hovsepian New CEO
News  |  6/22/2006  | 
In a management shakeup Thursday, Novell said its board has elected Ron Hovsepian as CEO, replacing Jack Messman. The software maker also appointed a new chairman and interim CFO.
Cisco Adds Integrated Wireless To Stackable Switches
News  |  6/21/2006  | 
Cisco Systems on Wednesday expanded its wireless networking portfolio by adding an integrated wireless LAN controller to its stackable switches and upgrading its controller software with new mobility features.
Microsoft And Yahoo Get Instant Messaging Ready To Carry Heavier Freight
News  |  6/20/2006  | 
Microsoft and Yahoo's upgraded IM apps include calling, video, and easier sharing of files. It could make them even more tempting for business use.
SCO To Unix Developers: We Want You Back
News  |  6/20/2006  | 
SCO is offering cash and cars to developers who use its toolkit to produce the wireless applications.
Most Microsoft Workers Search With Google
News  |  6/20/2006  | 
Do employees at Microsoft, Yahoo and Google use their own search engines? Apparently, some do and some don't.
Beyond Print 03 - Transparent Aluminum
Commentary  |  6/20/2006  | 
Blogs and podcasts should be used to tear down the concrete walls and steel girders of your building, and replace it with crystal clear glass.
The 15 Best Firefox Extensions For Collaboration
News  |  6/19/2006  | 
Who says Firefox only has to be about Web browsing? Here are the extensions that will transform Firefox into a fuel-injected collaboration engine.
Look Ma: VoIP Calling Over Dialup, No PC Needed
News  |  6/19/2006  | 
Fusion Telecommunications says its efonica service lets callers talk from any combo of PCs, IP phones, and regular phones over dialup or broadband connections.
Tech Industry Reacts To Bill Gates' Exit Plan
News  |  6/19/2006  | 
As Bill Gates eases out of day-to-day management at Microsoft, it opens the door for new talent and ideas. But it also creates a hard-to-fill void.
Whose Net Is It? Courts May Have To Decide
News  |  6/16/2006  | 
The battle over who gets access to the Internet and how is playing out in Congress. Google, Amazon, eBay, and bloggers on all sides have weighed in. Here's what Lawrence
Microsoft Shift Puts Networking Front And Center
News  |  6/16/2006  | 
Ray Ozzie's new gig as Microsoft Chief Software Architect exemplifies the company's reset course in a Software-as-a-Service world.
Ozzie May Want A Microsoft R&D Facility In Boston
News  |  6/16/2006  | 
Software pioneer Dan Bricklin said he will urge his old friend and former colleague Ray Ozzie to establish an important R&D lab in the Boston area.
Ozzie Speaks On Microsoft Transition
News  |  6/16/2006  | 
If Ray Ozzie is at all cowed by his new-found responsibilities as Microsoft chief software architect, he's not showing it.
Gates Giving Up His Management Role At Microsoft By 2008
News  |  6/16/2006  | 
Ozzie becomes chief software architect as Gates plans a transition to put more effort into his foundation.
VoIP Will Kill Off Traditional Landlines In Europe: Report
News  |  6/15/2006  | 
VoIP will kill off the use of traditional landlines in Europe, due to the appeal of new fixed-mobile telephone services, says two new reports by JupiterResearch.
Catalyst Telecom: Avaya Voice VARs Should Tackle Cisco
News  |  6/15/2006  | 
Avaya solution providers need to look beyond their voice-only heritage to converged solutions that include IP telephony, data infrastructure and video, industry executives said at the Catalyst Telecom Convergence Connection
eBay Chief Sees Skype Synergies, PayPal Founder Doubtful
News  |  6/14/2006  | 
EBay CEO Meg Whitman is trying to develop synergistic plans for the company and its Skype and PayPal units. But PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel is a naysayer.
Fourfold Increase Projected In U.S. VoIP Subscribers In Four Years
News  |  6/13/2006  | 
The number of U.S. Internet telephony subscribers among consumers is expected to increase more than fourfold in the next four years
Big Security Flaws Found In Asterix PBX, IAX VoIP Client
News  |  6/13/2006  | 
Open source IP PBX application Asterisk PBX and the open source IAX VoIP client contain serious security vulnerabilities that could allow hackers to assault VoIP networks with denial-of-service (DoS) attacks,
Residential VoIP To Boom To 44 Million Users: Report
News  |  6/13/2006  | 
Residential VoIP subscribers will skyrocket from 10.3 million today to 44 million in 2010, according to a new report from market research firm IDC
Exchange To Get More Mobile With 2007 Release
News  |  6/13/2006  | 
Exchange Server 2007 will bring more perks for mobile users, including the ability for users to wipe data off a stolen or lost device remotely, according to Microsoft.
Beyond Print 02 Podcast- Epoll Results
Commentary  |  6/13/2006  | 
Beyond Print 02 - Epoll Results - This is the second episode (download here) in the "Beyond Print: Getting Your Message Out" series. This week, I reveal some of our epoll results. I'll say where Network Computing readers stand on...
AOL's Developer Kit Boosts Its AIM Service
News  |  6/12/2006  | 
AOL says more than 45,000 developers are using its AIM Software Development Kit to produce new features for its AIM instant messaging service.
MySpace Launches Job Listings
News  |  6/12/2006  | 
MySpace parent company News Corp. in April invested $3.5 million in Simply Hired for an undisclosed share of the 2-year-old Mountain View, Calif., search engine.
Nine Tips For Deploying Enterprise-Class VoIP
News  |  6/12/2006  | 
Whether to deploy VoIP is no longer an issue --- it's something you have to do. But there are a lot of high-level steps you need to take before deploying.
Nortel's Convergence Blitz Targets the SMB
News  |  6/12/2006  | 
Nortel's announced today wireless, switching, routing and VoIP products targeting the small- and mid-sized business.
Microsoft Pitches Linux Cluster Buster
News  |  6/10/2006  | 
Redmond enters the lab looking to lure high-performance users to its Windows solution
Cisco Gobbles Up Two Communication Software Development Companies
News  |  6/9/2006  | 
Their products will be integrated into a common application development platform so customers and partners can build customized communications apps that will work with Cisco's Unified Communications platform.
VoIP Security Alert: Hackers Start Attacking For Cash
News  |  6/9/2006  | 
VoIP could become the newest opportunity for cyberthieves, with the recent arrest of a Miamian only the beginning.
Avaya Expands VoIP Lineup With New IP Phones
News  |  6/8/2006  | 
Avaya Thursday plans to launch a new line of IP phones that promise a sleeker, more intuitive interface, provide high-fidelity sound and feature built-in support for XML applications.
Avaya's 9600 Series One-X IP Phones
News  |  6/8/2006  | 
Avaya's new wide-band audio IP phones offer an enhanced user experience with improved quality and simple, context-sensitive menus.
VMware Extends Virtualization's Reach To Servers Plus Storage
News  |  6/8/2006  | 
Infrastructure 3 is designed to aggregate both servers and storage as virtualized resources that can be more easily manged by one administrator.
Qualcomm Says VoIP Will Work On Mobile Networks
News  |  6/7/2006  | 
Qualcomm announced Wednesday that it has successfully demonstrated that fully mobile VoIP calls.
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