Expert Analysis
Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in June 2007
Google Offers Cash For Gadgets
News  |  6/28/2007  | 
The catch is that the cash is available only to those with gadgets already garnering 250,000 page views per week or more.
High-End IP Phones: More than Desk Candy?
News  |  6/28/2007  | 
For companies where only the best will do, there's one motivator for high-end IP phones that trumps all ROI arguments: These babies just look better and are easier to use
Cyberbullying Common, More So At Facebook And MySpace
News  |  6/27/2007  | 
The most common form of online harassment was the forwarding of messages presumed to be private, experienced by 15% of teens surveyed.
Users Move Faster Than Policy
Commentary  |  6/27/2007  | 
I moderated a Webcast recently on messaging-based security threats. An analyst on the panel did what analysts always do???provided some very sound advice that happens to be very difficult to implement....
IBM's Blade Seed Gets Some Fertilizer
News  |  6/27/2007  | 
IBM's forms a new advisory board designed to facilitate the development of products based on the Blade Center. Can it give the industry community the shot in the
Meet The People Waiting In Line For An iPhone
News  |  6/26/2007  | 
A small group of people began forming a line in New York City on Monday to ensure they'll be among the first to get their hands on an Apple iPhone.
Composite Software Bolsters Scalability, Virtualization
News  |  6/26/2007  | 
Clustering option supports location-independent data services strategies by meeting demanding service-level agreements and backup-and-recovery requirements.
Exanet Raises $18M
News  |  6/26/2007  | 
Exanet announced that it has secured $18 million in its recent oversubscribed round of financing
Boingo Offers Worldwide Wi-Fi For $39 A Month
News  |  6/25/2007  | 
"The days of per-minute charges and incremental roaming fees for Wi-Fi Internet access are over," says Boingo president and CEO Dave Hagan.
IBM, BEA Mash Up Line-of-Business Employees, Developers
News  |  6/22/2007  | 
As startups showcase their collaboration and RIA tools at Enterprise 2.0, IBM and BEA are embracing mashups in a big way. Both are demonstrating tools, due to ship next month,
What is Enterprise 2.0?
News  |  6/22/2007  | 
RIAs and other new Web 2.0 communications technologies are hot, but applying them to the enterprise can be tricky. Six of the most active areas at this week's show were
Analysis: SOA-Aware Network Infrastructure
News  |  6/22/2007  | 
When it comes to your service-oriented architecture, do you really need an ESB, management, governance and specialized security? And how do you choose a vendor partner wisely? Which components
Digital Enhanced Cordless Telephony Arrives in U.S.
News  |  6/21/2007  | 
A relatively new cordless telephony standard in the United States, DECT is finally breaking into the communication market, thanks in part to offerings from Siemens.
Air Time: Upgrading to 802.11n: Better Late Than Early
News  |  6/21/2007  | 
Here's some advice for IT pros contemplating a short-term upgrade to 802.11n: Get back in touch with your risk-averse self.
Trojans Lurking In Fake Video Postings On YouTube
News  |  6/20/2007  | 
In the past week, two fake video postings have been set up on YouTube to infect users with a Trojan that includes pop-up porn ads, Secure Computing warns.
Microsoft Bows To Google's Complaint, Will Change Desktop Search In Windows Vista
News  |  6/20/2007  | 
Microsoft says it will change the way Vista's search product behaves when it releases the first service pack for the operating system, a beta of which is due out before
Rollout: Windows Mobile 6.0
News  |  6/20/2007  | 
For pure mobile e-mail, the integration of Windows Mobile 6.0 and Microsoft Exchange 2007 maintains Windows as a serious contender to RIM. However, 6.0 still doesn't deliver a knockout
The Blu-ray/HD-DVD Format Battle
News  |  6/20/2007  | 
Blu-ray and HD-DVD are the future for data and video, but industry infighting and lack of a single standard may slow broad adoption. Although Blu-ray is likely to
SIP-Based Push-to-Talk Moving Into Enterprise Territory
News  |  6/20/2007  | 
SIP Push-to-Talk holds promise of using a VoIP infrastructure to streamline communication with two-way, walkie-talkie-like call functionality.
Enterprise 2.0 Users Want Easy Unified Communications
News  |  6/19/2007  | 
While integrating voice, fax, e-mail, pictures, and video is a white-hot subject, implementing their related applications has been elusive.
Younger Workers Demanding Web 2.0 Tech On The Job
News  |  6/19/2007  | 
Speakers at the Enterprise 2.0 conference say the next generation of employees will demand workplace access to blogs, wikis, and social networking sites.
Nortel to Get Serious About SOTA, SMBs
News  |  6/18/2007  | 
Nortel got serious about mid-size business at its first major press and analyst day in three years, highlighting its partnership with IBM and its Microsoft relationship. But the
Lose a Finger, Save The Data
News  |  6/15/2007  | 
A new advancement in biometrics is designed to deter criminals willing to sever digits to get stuff off the server.
Five Enterprise 2.0 Startups To Watch
News  |  6/14/2007  | 
To differentiate their products from companies like Microsoft and IBM, they'll have to do things differently.
Apple's iPhone Will Require iTunes Account, Too
News  |  6/13/2007  | 
Apple and AT&T stores have furiously been taking orders for the phone, building on Apple's success with its iPod music players.
Startup Pivot3 Eyes Video
News  |  6/12/2007  | 
Texan firm tries to tap into government security spending with IP storage clusters
Apple Reignites Browser War With Safari for Windows
News  |  6/11/2007  | 
Apple hopes that iPhone sales and Windows compatibility, not to mention faster performance on benchmarking tests, will boost Safari adoption by Windows users.
Apple Demos Leopard Before iPhone Debut
News  |  6/11/2007  | 
Steve Jobs teased the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference crowd with cool features of the upcoming OS and smartphone, even though they are well acquainted with the script.
Special Issue: IT Automation: Server Configuration Management
News  |  6/9/2007  | 
Looking to make your network and IT staff more efficient? In this installment of our TCO series, we examine the costs associated with server configuration management, including predeployment planning, rollout
Special Issue--IT Automation: IT Process Automation
News  |  6/9/2007  | 
IT process automation products are promising but pricey, and organizations should step carefully before implementing. We analyze the benefits and risks of introducing these tools into your enterprise.
Special Issue -- IT Automation: Identity Management
News  |  6/9/2007  | 
The key to identity management is fostering partnerships and remaining open to new technologies. We talked to readers, industry experts and vendors to find out if that rings true for
Analysis: IT Automation
News  |  6/9/2007  | 
Fantasizing about processes that run themselves and freedom from the drudgery of repetitive operational tasks? With our real-world perspective, we examine automation strategies and product offerings, and deliver a
iPhone Buyers Most Likely To Be Male College Grads
News  |  6/7/2007  | 
The people most likely to buy an iPhone make more money and are better educated than the national average, according to Solutions Research Group.
Shop 'Til You Drop With Your Cell Phone, Says Sprint
News  |  6/7/2007  | 
The new search service lets shoppers locate products in 30,000 retail stores across the U.S.
Google Amps Apps Focus
News  |  6/7/2007  | 
The company anticipates its new Google Gears open-source project will emerge as a standard for delivering offline Web applications.
Information Strategist: Baby-Sitting Storage
News  |  6/7/2007  | 
Lack of management accelerates storage costs. Deploying heterogeneous SRM is about the only way to staunch the financial bleeding.
Critical Bugs Discovered In Yahoo Messenger
News  |  6/6/2007  | 
Security company eEye Digital Security, which found the bugs, gave them its highest security threat rating because they enable remote code execution.
Rollout: Aruba's ArubaOS 3.1 and Mobility Management System 2.0
News  |  6/6/2007  | 
Aruba's latest software upgrades enhance the functionality, security and operational management efficiency of wireless networks.
Interview: SourceFire's Marty Roesch
Commentary  |  6/5/2007  | 
The CTO of Sourcefire and inventor of Snort talks about the power of open-source deployment, taking the company public and why Wall Street analysts are a scary lot. Listen Now | Read the Interview...
Interview: Altiris' Greg Butterfield
Commentary  |  6/5/2007  | 
The Group President of the Altiris' Business Unit of Symantec talks about the promises--and perils--of being acquired. Listen Now | Read the Interview... Debuts New Look For Search Results
News  |  6/5/2007  | 
The company has introduced Ask3D, a revised search service with a three-panel search results interface and a new search algorithm called Morph.
The 2007 Summer Gadget Guide
News  |  6/4/2007  | 
Find sitting on the beach boring? Can't tear yourself away from technology? Here are some great new gadgets that can make your summer fun.

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