VoIP Is Tougher Than You Think
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
Increasingly popular service offers free Internet calling to individuals, plus interesting for-pay add-ons.
VoIP Is Tougher Than You Think
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....
Why Focus On Viruses Here?
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
The Five Biggest VoIP 'Gotchas'
Deploying VoIP on your network can be a tricky business. Take into account these big five dangers, though, and it should be smooth sailing.
Two Mergers, Two Circumstances, Two Results
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
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
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
Mobile Messaging Gateways
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
Luebeck Looks to Clusters
German University will use its new blade cluster to research biomedical applications and I/O issues
Attackers Could Eavesdrop On Cisco-Routed VoIP Calls
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.
Internet Was A Success Amidst London Disaster
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
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 --...
Huge Growth Seen In Retail VoIP
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
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!
"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
Affordable IT: Securing Your IM Systems
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