Expert Analysis
Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in August 2006
Yankee Group Study Reveals Attitudes Toward Mobile Data Among Small and Medium Sized Businesses
Commentary  |  8/30/2006  | 
Last week, the Information Technology Solution Provider Alliance (ITSPA) put out a press release about the adoption of mobile data solutions amongst small and medium sized businesses (SMBs). The release cited a study, conducted by the Yankee Group, that surveyed...
Rackable Racks Up Terrascale
News  |  8/30/2006  | 
Rackable pays $38M cash and gives a sweet deal to tiny Montreal software firm
Wi-Fi Alliance breaks ranks on 802.11n testing
News  |  8/29/2006  | 
Broadcom has welcomed the decision taken by the Wi-Fi Alliance to speed up the testing process for 802.11n specification equipment despite the fact that the high data-rate wireless technology is
Pacific Title & Art Studio
News  |  8/29/2006  | 
Keeping up with digital image tech makes film studio a frequent storage customer
VoIP Systems Vulnerable To Attack
News  |  8/25/2006  | 
VoIP is well on its way to widespread adoption, but the fact that many companies haven't taken the necessary steps to toughen up security on their VoIP systems could make
Air Time: A Wireless Education
Commentary  |  8/25/2006  | 
Laptops and multipurpose cell phones are rapidly becoming the norm among students on campus. To support all these wireless devices and technology, however, schools must start offering serious network infrastructures
Buzz Briefs: Now You See Me...; Jet Engines Cool Servers
News  |  8/25/2006  | 
A theoretical physicist has announced that invisibility may actually be possible; HP engineers build servers cooled by modified versions of jet engines used to propel radio-controlled airplanes.
RollOut: Microsoft Exchange 2007 Beta 2
News  |  8/25/2006  | 
With a revamped architecture and a new management interface, Exchange Server 2007 will offer reliable, high-performance e-mail and collaboration. Improvements in the Web version of Outlook and the addition of
IBM Unveils WebSphere Portal For SMBs
News  |  8/24/2006  | 
IBM's recently shipped WebSphere Portal Server bundles content and document management and includes collaborative perks.
IBM Acquires ISS for MSSP Biz
Commentary  |  8/23/2006  | 
IBM today announced it will acquire security vendor ISS for approximately $1.3 billion. ISS made its name selling intrusion detection and prevention products, but Big Blue snapped up the company for its managed security services portfolio....
Citrix, Microsoft Collaborate On Branch Office Appliance
News  |  8/23/2006  | 
Companies plan a family of offerings targeting branch offices of different sizes.
Beyond Print 11 - Beyond Content
Commentary  |  8/23/2006  | 
Beyond Print 11 Podcast - Beyond Content (download here) - Successful blogs and podcasts can hold a visitor beyond what they originally were looking for. A visitor may discover your blog or podcast because they were searching for a topic,...
Samsung offers mobile phone with 8-gig hard disk
News  |  8/22/2006  | 
Samsung Electronics unveiled a mobile phone equipped with a 8-gigabyte hard disk.
Google Writely Reopens For New Business
News  |  8/21/2006  | 
Writely, the online word processing service acquired by Google in March, reopens for new subscribers.
VoiceCon Sets VoIP Stage
News  |  8/21/2006  | 
A spate of new VoIP wares set to debut this week is expected to give solution providers a new arsenal for building mobile and SMB solutions. VoIP vendors such as
Isilon, PolyServe Pick Up Funding
News  |  8/19/2006  | 
VCs open their wallets again for clustered NAS plays
Porticus Gives A Voice To Biometric Authentication
News  |  8/18/2006  | 
Startup Porticus Technology recently emerged from stealth mode with biometric security technology that uses the dynamic range of a person's voice to authenticate callers on interactive voice response (IVR) systems.
XenSource CEO Addresses Microsoft, Red Hat-Novell Dispute
News  |  8/18/2006  | 
XenSource CEO Peter Levine said the partnership with Microsoft ensures Linux will be a "first class" guest on Windows servers.
Week's Windows Attack Turns PCs Into Spam Zombies
News  |  8/18/2006  | 
The latest bot to pester Windows users seems to have been trolling for machines to add to a spam-spewing network of zombies.
IBM Plans Big Push Beyond Linux Into Open Source
News  |  8/15/2006  | 
IBM and its global services arm will take its success in Linux and steamroll into the open source products and technology services business
Nortel: VoIP Migration Easy As 1-2-3
News  |  8/15/2006  | 
Nortel Networks is ramping up a new program, called IPT 1-2-3, that aims to help VoIP partners mine its biggest resource: its legacy telephony customers.
Estacado Solves The Push To Talk Riddle
News  |  8/15/2006  | 
A new open source effort to create a more efficient SIP signaling stack could lead to standardized, Push To Talk services.
Beyond Print 10 - Unpause
Commentary  |  8/15/2006  | 
Beyond Print 10 Podcast - Unpause (download here) - We're back from the hiatus. New episodes will come out weekly again. I'm currently in the process of writing the Beyond Print printed article. I've noticed that writing and podcasting require...
IBM to Add Linux Server and VoIP to Sametime
News  |  8/14/2006  | 
IBM announced today that a Linux version of its Sametime server will be available mid next year. The announcement comes just one month before IBM upgrades Sametime, the popular enterprise
Open-Source E-Mail Options On The March
News  |  8/14/2006  | 
Scalix, Zimbra, Open-Xchange plot updates, assault on Microsoft Exchange Server
AOL Search-Term Data Was Anonymous, But Not Innocuous
News  |  8/14/2006  | 
Pressure rises for better ways of managing Web usage data, but conflicting interests will make agreement hard to come by.
Doctors Look To VoIP To Bridge Language Barriers
News  |  8/14/2006  | 
Call center uses voice and video over IP to connect doctors and patients with translators
Red Hat Readies Desktop 5 To Compete With Novell
News  |  8/11/2006  | 
Red Hat is putting the final touches on a new Linux desktop upgrade for corporate customers that will compete head-on with the recently released Novell Suse Linux 10.
Verizon Discount Program May Undercut VARs
News  |  8/11/2006  | 
Verizon Business has put a new twist on an old tactic, one that can undercut network data and voice solution providers.
Phishers Flick Switch, Dupe Yahoo Users With Flickr
News  |  8/11/2006  | 
Criminals have taken to a new tactic to dupe Yahoo members into divulging their log-on credentials.
Review: JotSpot 2.0
News  |  8/11/2006  | 
The latest version of this innovative wiki combines an Office-like interface with a variety of collaborative online apps. But does this combination really work?
IBM Looks To Dominate Content Management Market With FileNet Buy
News  |  8/10/2006  | 
IBM will continue to develop both platforms, an executive promises, and the FileNet name will live on.
Motorola Gained On Nokia In Q2, Analyst Says
News  |  8/9/2006  | 
Motorola continued its recent run of success during the second quarter, increasing shipments of mobile phones by an industry-leading 5.8 million units, according to market analyst iSuppli.
Report: Home Network Storage To Hit $1.2B In 2011
News  |  8/9/2006  | 
The global market for consumer network storage will increase from $305 million in 2006 to nearly $1.2 billion by 2011, according to a report by ABI Research.
Microsoft's Communication Products Shift Sparks Mixed Reaction
News  |  8/8/2006  | 
Microsoft's latest move with Speech Server is a good news/bad news situation, analysts say, and it may be partners that take the bad news hit.
Skype Endorses iSkoot's Mobile Internet Calling
News  |  8/8/2006  | 
The deal calls for Skype to certify iSkoot's solution in which callers can place and receive Skype calls over their handsets.
EMC Adds To Content Management Platform
News  |  8/7/2006  | 
EMC launches two record-management products that extend the company's Documentum enterprise content management platform.
IM Attacks On the Rise
News  |  8/7/2006  | 
As instant messaging becomes an increasingly business critical tool, it's also getting targeted for more hacker attacks at a rather alarming rate.
Cable, Satellite Firms Prep For Spectrum Auction
News  |  8/7/2006  | 
Cable and satellite companies are placing substantial advance deposits for Wednesday's Federal Communications Commission auction of spectrum in a clear signal they will be major bidders.
Citrix To Acquire Orbital Data
News  |  8/7/2006  | 
Citrix Systems said Monday it plans to acquire Orbital Data, a San Mateo, Calif.-based maker of software that optimizes application delivery over WANs.
Sprint To Deploy High-Speed Wireless Technology This Year
News  |  8/3/2006  | 
Sprint says the successful completion of its EV-DO Revision A tests has prompted it to speed up deployment of the high-speed portable wireless technology.
IVT Releases Asterisk-Based, Low-Cost PBX For Small Business
News  |  8/3/2006  | 
Intuitive Voice Technology is the latest to jump on the Open Source Asterix bandwagon, releasing Evolution, a low-cost, Asterix-based PBX for small businesses that integrates VoIP and standard phone lines.
Hot Apps: Picosearch
News  |  8/3/2006  | 
What's the right price for a search engine on your Web site? Picosearch indexes your site so visitors can search it and reports to you on search terms used
Teens' IM Talk A-OK: Study
News  |  8/2/2006  | 
The slang and abbreviations used for instant messaging are not hurting the speech or grammar of teens, according to a study in Canada.
Telcos Turn To VoIP To Beef Up Sagging Phone Revenues: Survey
News  |  8/2/2006  | 
Service providers, facing falling revenues from traditional phone services, are turning to VoIP to increase their revenues, according to a new report from Infonetics Research.
VoIP Service Revenue Doubles; Will Hit $120 Billion in 2009
News  |  8/1/2006  | 
VoIP service revenue doubled in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific from 2004 to 2005, and will continue to boom for at least the next five years, according to a
Beyond Print 09 - Sonic Boom
Commentary  |  8/1/2006  | 
Beyond Print 09 Podcast - Sonic Boom (download here) - Today's show is all about SonicWall's podcasting initiative. We'll talk about why they decided to podcast, how the shows are produced and their goals. If you would like to subscribe...

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