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Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in August 2005
Skype Insists It Is Not For Sale; IPO Another Question
News  |  8/30/2005  | 
VoIP provider Skype Technologies is actively seeking to quell rumors that the company is for sale.
Pittsburgh Picks Big Ben
News  |  8/26/2005  | 
Clusters may be cost effective and flexible, but Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is staying true to its name
CTO Interview: AT&T's Hossein Eslambolchi
News  |  8/26/2005  | 
The President of AT&T's Global Networking Technology Services contends that IP will consume everything.
IP PBX Sales Outstrip Traditional PBXs For First Time
News  |  8/26/2005  | 
In-Stat report says that by 2009, IP PBXs will account for 91% of total PBX shipments.
Google Talk -- Just Say No
Commentary  |  8/26/2005  | 
Google has officially announced that it's in the IM business. Hooray? Some months ago the company put out its e-mail effort, GMail. Hooray, I suppose. It's popular among a few GoogleManiacs, but it's really crappy as e-mail systems go. Hell, you can't even delete a message, a feature about as smart as the original Pascal programming language that couldn't display results or take input. If Google Talk is as good as GMail everyone -- especially AOL, MSN, and Yahoo!-- should just ignore it.
VoIP Carrier Equipment Sales Will Hit $5.7 Billion By 2008: Report
News  |  8/26/2005  | 
Infonetics report also finds revenues were up 18% in second quarter of 2005, reaching $614 million.
X1 Technologies' X1 Enterprise Edition 2.0
News  |  8/26/2005  | 
This search engine lets admins and users in Windows environments find missing information quickly, no matter where it was misplaced.
Report: Vonage Planning IPO
News  |  8/25/2005  | 
Voice over IP leader Vonage Holdings is readying paperwork to file for an initial public offering, according to a report Thursday in the Wall Street Journal.
VoIP Promises Are Overhyped: Forrester
News  |  8/25/2005  | 
New survey says that despite all the publicity, 70% of consumers have no interest in switching to a VoIP service.
Stopping The Scourge Requires Internet Citizenship
Commentary  |  8/25/2005  | 
In her column, MailFrontier CEO Anne Bonaparte calls on Internet messaging industry leaders to drop their ego-centric agendas and cooperate in the war against spam, viruses and phishing, by implementing both Sender ID and DKIM authentication systems, as well as some sort of sender accreditation system on a cooperative basis. I'd take it a step further and call on everyone to also work with the ISPs to help them throttle the attacks s
Google Unveils Instant Messaging, Phone App
News  |  8/24/2005  | 
Google Talk, for instant message and PC-to-PC phone calls, will use the open Jabber protocol, and it'll be ad-free.
Vonage Claims Price `Blocking? Of VoIP
News  |  8/22/2005  | 
Vonage Holdings, the poster child in the debate about how open Internet services need to be, claimed that an unnamed service provider was forcing its broadband customers to pay a
VoIP Port Shipments Jump 16.5% In Second Quarter: Report
News  |  8/19/2005  | 
Over 16 million units are shipped; Nortel is the market leader, followed by Siemens and Huawei.
Bot Battle Brewing
News  |  8/17/2005  | 
Think the Zotob bot worm sparked a mess? Just wait. Several security firms are warning computer users that a Bagle vs. Netsky-style battle between bots is under way.
Jason Smathers: Internet Criminal
Commentary  |  8/17/2005  | 
Let's think about this a second. Our good friend Jason Smathers sold 92 million America Online e-mail addresses to a spammer for $28,000. Those names generated an estimated 7 billion spam e-mail messages so far, and caused at least $400,000 in damages to AOL. And for that, the judge sentenced him to one year and three months in jail, and a payment of $82,000 in restitution to AOL (see AOL Worker Who Stole E-Mail List Sentenced)
Avaya IP Telephony Shipments Top 7 Million
News  |  8/17/2005  | 
Company says that its IP line shipments have overtaken its traditional telephony sales for the first time.
Integration Sells
Commentary  |  8/16/2005  | 
We've closed out Network Computing's annual reader survey for 2005, and we're poring over your responses in preparation for our annual survey cover story, which will appear in the Sept. 22 issue. If you want to see what our reader...
Sex, Drugs, But No Rock'N'Roll In Spam Survey
News  |  8/16/2005  | 
Corporate users cited prescription drug ads as the most common type of spam, but consumers said financing offers were the most likely to clog their inbox
Telcove Launches VoIP Service For Enterprises, Service Providers
News  |  8/16/2005  | 
TelCove has unveiled a new VoIP service for enterprise and service provider customers in 70 markets on the East coast of the United States.
Avinti Selected For Symantec?s New Messaging Security Technology Partner Program
News  |  8/16/2005  | 
The Avinti iSolation Server complements Symantec's security appliances because it tests e-mail messages and attachments in a virtual machine environment at the network edge.
VoIP On The Cheap
News  |  8/15/2005  | 
It doesn't have to be an expensive proposition to deploy a VoIP pilot project on your network. Here's advice on how to do a quick-and-dirty pilot VoIP deployment.
Showdown In The Virtualization Arena
News  |  8/15/2005  | 
Vendors scramble to secure positions in the growing market for virtualization.
Extrusion Prevention
News  |  8/12/2005  | 
This edition looks at Fidelis Security Systems' DataSafe 3.7, Pro Softnet Corp.'s ILite, Microsoft's Office Visio 2003 Resource Kit and Red Gate Software's SQL Log Rescue.
VoIP Security
News  |  8/12/2005  | 
There are no easy solutions for effective VoIP security, but there are ways to minimize risk and enhance your overall strategy. We'll show you how.
Polycom's VSX 5000
News  |  8/12/2005  | 
This videoconferencing system delivers quality pictures, but setup can be frustrating.
Strange Bedfellows
Commentary  |  8/11/2005  | 
You might think that Individualized Lifecycle Marketing, phishing and other fraud schemes, and a court case that allowed the University of Texas to block unsolicited marketing messages from entering the campus e-mail system, make for strange bedfellows, but you shouldn't. They're connected by a broad, sticky cord of despicable human beings ranging in class from pranksters all the way down to gangsters. Whatever they are, they're slime and nothing more -- all of them!
CommPartners Expands VoIP Network To 92% Of U.S.
News  |  8/10/2005  | 
CommPartners has announced that it will expanded its wholesale VoIP network coverage area to include over 92% of the calling public in the U.S.
IP PBX Market To Hit $6.1 Billion By 2009
News  |  8/10/2005  | 
The Dell'Oro group says sales of IP PBX and Hybrid IP/TDM PBXs will reach $6.1 billion by 2009, an 11% compound annual growth rate.
New Trend Found In IM Enterprise Threats
News  |  8/4/2005  | 
The number of viruses threatening corporate instant-messaging systems is on the rise, and some pesky new techniques are cropping up as well.
And So -- What's Up With The Focus On Fraud?
Commentary  |  8/4/2005  | 
We've long been covering plain old phishing attacks, you know those e-mail messages you and your users get that tell you to update your financial information, or check your balances, or give you some other mealy-mouthed excuse to hand off your financial log-in information. On the surface, they look like specialized spam, but those "phishermen's special" e-mail messages are the tip of a very insidious iceberg that includes criminal theft of identity and money from innocent people and from the fin
We Know What You're Thinking! Early Results from the NWC Annual Survey
Commentary  |  8/4/2005  | 
We're less than a week from closing out our annual Network Computing reader survey, and the responses have been fascinating so far. If you haven't answered our survey, you have until Aug. 10 to make your voice heard: just go...
TI To Integrate VoIP Technology Into TCL Phones
News  |  8/4/2005  | 
TCL Communications Equipment (Huizhou) Co. Ltd. and Texas Instruments have announced that both companies will work jointly to integrate TI's Voice-over-IP and broadband technology into TCL's IP phone solutions.
Solve the complexity crisis in network system design
News  |  8/4/2005  | 
SBC system providers are rising to the challenge of network system complexity by providing equipment with the necessary performance.
MCI Accelerates Push Into VoIP Business Markets
News  |  8/3/2005  | 
Customer demand, said MCI, pushed it to announce on Wednesday the accelerated roll out of its wholesale VoIP product suite.
Law Firm Solves Exchange Server Issues With GOexchange
News  |  8/1/2005  | 
The automated monthly maintenance program from Lucid8 spots and repairs the errors inherent in large e-mail server databases.
Start-Up Intros Software For Skype Calls Over Cell Phones
News  |  8/1/2005  | 
Start-up iSkoot is piggybacking on Skype to bring free international phone calls from cell phones.
Demystifying The CMDB
News  |  8/1/2005  | 
The CMDB promises to make IT more responsive to business needs. But complexities mean interoperable, enterprise-wide CMDBs are a long way off. (Originally published in IT Architect)
Is VoIP Secure Enough For Prime Time?
News  |  8/1/2005  | 
VoIP is hot, but VoIP security is not. Here's help on deciding whether VoIP is safe enough for you.

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