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Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in July 2005
Red Hat Directory Server 7.1
News  |  7/29/2005  | 
The latest version includes LDAP compliance, making it a solid entry into the enterprise directory market.
VoIP Is Tougher Than You Think
News  |  7/29/2005  | 
VoIP is easy, isn't it? Fiddle with a few configurations, buy a little extra hardware, and voila, you can start saving money fast --- and get new applications in the
Skype 1.3 VoIP
News  |  7/28/2005  | 
Increasingly popular service offers free Internet calling to individuals, plus interesting for-pay add-ons.
VoIP Is Tougher Than You Think
Commentary  |  7/28/2005  | 
VoIP is easy, isn't it? Fiddle with a few configurations, buy a little extra hardware, and voila, you can start saving money fast --- and get new applications in the bargain. Ah, if only life were so easy....
Level 3 Inks Deal To Aid Comcast VoIP Service
News  |  7/28/2005  | 
Level 3 Communications, Inc. has begun providing cable operator Comcast Corp. with backbone support for its new Digital Voice VoIP service.
Why Focus On Viruses Here?
Commentary  |  7/27/2005  | 
You might wonder, as do some of my colleagues here at Techweb, why I’ve given so much space to coverage of ClamAV, the open source anti-virus filter technology. This is, after all Messaging Pipeline, and our focus here is on e-mail, instant messaging, and technology that promotes collaboration through messaging systems. Well, the answer is simple: virus transmission is a messaging phenomenon! In simple terms, we would not have the plague we have today without e-mail and insta
Vonage Partners With Motorola On VoIP Gateway
News  |  7/27/2005  | 
Vonage has announced that it will begin offering the Motorola VT2442 Voice over IP (VoIP) gateway to subscribers this fall.
Brix Debuts Quality Assurance Tool For Residential VoIP Service Providers
News  |  7/26/2005  | 
Brix Networks has launched a new quality measurement and reporting solution for residential VoIP service providers.
The Five Biggest VoIP 'Gotchas'
News  |  7/26/2005  | 
Deploying VoIP on your network can be a tricky business. Take into account these big five dangers, though, and it should be smooth sailing.
Sandia Blasts Off Blade Cluster
News  |  7/23/2005  | 
Sandia Labs' Combustion Research Facility (CRF) is the latest site to join the cluster rush
Two Mergers, Two Circumstances, Two Results
Commentary  |  7/22/2005  | 
Acquisitions and mergers are a sometimes-wonderful, sometimes-painful fact of enterprise life, and they tend to happen at two distinctly different times in the life of an industry and in the lives of companies in that industry: at the beginning, and at the end. At the beginning, companies that are growing in related, but distinct arenas of a growing industry can often find growth-giving synergy by merging their technological, intellectual, and manufacturing assets. At the end, companies that are
Marketers Gearing Up For Mobile Spam
News  |  7/22/2005  | 
As companies build databases of millions of mobile phone numbers to use in sending advertisements, the jury is out about whether users will be able to protect themselves against the
A Lot's Cookin' In The VoIP Pot
News  |  7/22/2005  | 
Recent product announcements and vendor-development plans illustrate how Voice over IP is expanding its capabilities and reach. Resellers in the VoIP space say demand for the technology is picking up
Forty Six Percent Of Consumers Favor VoIP: Survey
News  |  7/22/2005  | 
Forty six percent of people who have heard of VoIP would likely switch to the technology from traditional land lines, according to a survey just released by the National Consumers
Hosted IP Telephony Market May Hit $5.9 billion in 2010: Report
News  |  7/21/2005  | 
U.S. enterprise purchases of hosted IP telephony could grow from $310 million in 2005 to $5.9 billion in 2010, according to a new study by InfoTech.
Vonage Offers Cordless VoIP Handset
News  |  7/20/2005  | 
The 5.8 Ghz phone plugs directly into customers??? broadband connections or existing routers.
VoIP Market To Hit $4 Billion By 2010: Report
News  |  7/20/2005  | 
Phenomenal growth will be driven by the pervasiveness of broadband Internet access and the availability of low-cost VoIP services.
Buffalo Cluster's a Grid Cornerstone
News  |  7/15/2005  | 
SUNY Buffalo's new cluster of Dell servers is the cornerstone of a New York state grid project
Sender ID Is Used By Spammers -- Duhhhhh!
Commentary  |  7/15/2005  | 
MX Logix says that spammers will be the primary users of e-mail sender authentication schemes, such as SPF and Sender ID. Well, Duhhhhhh! Who ever thought it would be any different? Certainly not I! (See Weapons Of Spam Destruction and Depending On Sender ID Is Whistling
Networking This Week: More Bad News On VoIP Security
News  |  7/15/2005  | 
Worried about the security of VoIP? You've got good reason to. This week, a whopper of a VoIP security concern surfaced.
Mobile Messaging Gateways
News  |  7/15/2005  | 
Most companies have accepted that they must support wireless e-mail, but questions remain. Which employees need it, and on which devices? And, how can IT best manage, secure and support
Xythos' Enterprise Document Management Suite
News  |  7/15/2005  | 
Skip the back and forth over e-mail. EDMS lets you control your collaborative document from beginning to end.
Luebeck Looks to Clusters
News  |  7/15/2005  | 
German University will use its new blade cluster to research biomedical applications and I/O issues
Attackers Could Eavesdrop On Cisco-Routed VoIP Calls
News  |  7/14/2005  | 
Flaws in Cisco's voice-over-Internet (VoIP) software could allow an attacker to bring down the alternative-to-traditional-telephone service, or access the server that initiates and routes Web-based calls, a security firm says.
Next-Gen Voice Equipment Market To Hit $5.8 Billion By 2008: Survey
News  |  7/14/2005  | 
Seeking to deploy new products and services, providers spent $1.73 billion on next-generation voice equipment in 2004, and will spend $5.8 billion by 2008.
XO Carried 1.6 Billion VoIP Minutes In Second Quarter
News  |  7/13/2005  | 
XO Communications Inc. carried 1.6 billion minutes of voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) traffic across its national IP network in the second quarter of this year, representing 15% growth over
AT&T Rolls Out E-911 For Broadband VoIP
News  |  7/12/2005  | 
AT&T is introducing enhanced 911 (E-911) functionality to its CallVantage voice over IP (VoIP) broadband telephone service.
Internet Was A Success Amidst London Disaster
Commentary  |  7/8/2005  | 
Way back when, on 9/11, I was stunned and disappointed to see the poor performance of the Internet. In the midst of the most major and heinous attack ever launched on U.S. soil, the Internet more or less folded. In contrast to the 24x7 infrastructure that kept television news going, even in the physical midst of the chaotic aftermath of the attacks, the Internet news sites more or less collapsed, and messaging services seemed to all but stop.. About the only Internet source for news was AOL's In
Cisco Reshapes Top-Level Management
Commentary  |  7/8/2005  | 
When we talk about vendor leadership, we usually talk about the CEOs: Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, John Chambers. But if you've ever worked closely with a vendor, you know that the heavy lifting -- and often, the visionary thinking --...
Lower Saxony Police Force Opts for Vendor Independence
News  |  7/6/2005  | 
Web application using 64-bit servers and operating on Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides 11,000 employees with access to a central case tracking system.
Huge Growth Seen In Retail VoIP
News  |  7/6/2005  | 
More than 11 million people worldwide were using a retail voice over IP (VoIP) service for at least some of their telephone calls at the end of March 2005, according
Five Reasons Not To Implement VoIP
News  |  7/5/2005  | 
Think VoIP is for everybody? Think again. There are plenty of reasons why VoIP might not be right for your network -- yet. Here five reasons to wait or hold
Damn You, Spammers!
Commentary  |  7/4/2005  | 
"That's not worth the paper it's written on!" I don't remember when or why I first heard those words, but surely I was well under ten years old, and it was probably my father talking about some international treaty he didn't like, or perhaps even the dollar bill that his gold-standard-loving heart just plain hated. In any case, the point of the phrase -- which I still occasionally hear today -- is that paper isn't worth much money. But bits transmitted across the Internet are worth even less, wh
Nortel Networks' Business Communications Manager 50
News  |  7/1/2005  | 
This small business PBX has tons of bells and whistles, among them enabling access to hundreds of telephony features, but they'll cost you!
Cisco Unveils Intelligent, Application-Level Routing
News  |  7/1/2005  | 
Cisco's entry may not be as earth-shattering as some claim, but it will give the technology a new level of credibility, helping it catch the eyes--and pocketbooks--of enterprise IT.
Affordable IT: Securing Your IM Systems
News  |  7/1/2005  | 
Your end users are going to use Instant Messaging systems--with or without IT's blessing. Find out how to keep your network safe and secure, whether your IM app is public

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