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Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in September 2006
Software Lets Podcast Listener Leave Audio, Video Feedback
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
Podcast Ready launches free software designed to allow podcast subscribers to record and leave audio or video messages on any blog, social network or Web site.
The Perfect Search With Your Cell Phone
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
It may not be long before you can use your cell phone to do an Internet search. Just don't expect to Yahoo or Google it.
The NWC Interview: Novell's Ron Hovsepian
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
Hovsepian talks about managing the company through a CEO transition, and how Novell can best serve customers by focusing on open systems.
New Media in the Enterprise
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
Blogs, wikis, podcasts and other new communications mechanisms improve interaction among employees, customers and business partners, but the transparency can put your business resources--not to mention your reputation--at risk.
Air Time: Mobile Video: The Next Killer App
Commentary  |  9/29/2006  | 
Mobile video technologies will be driven by consumer entertainment, but the technical advances required to make this happen will also pay dividends for enterprise users.
A Bad Call for IP Telephony
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
While conventional telecom providers will soon be able to cut costs, many VoIP service providers will be forced to increase them.
E911 for VoIP
News  |  9/27/2006  | 
Advancements in E911 for VoIP provide the same level of accurate location information to emergency responders we've come to expect from wired phones.
Interview: Chris Lyman of Fonality
News  |  9/25/2006  | 
Lyman discusses open-source PBX Asterisk's impact on the enterprise PBX market and about the challenges Fonality faced turning a relatively unproven, open-source application into a product capable of competing in
Get Framed
News  |  9/22/2006  | 
Of all the policy development acronyms out there, the three you really need to know are ISO, ITIL/ITSM and COBIT. We provide an overview of this powerful trio.
Policy Workbook: Mobile and Wireless
News  |  9/22/2006  | 
Enterprises across the country are starting to take mobile and wireless policy seriously. If yours isn't among them, take heed.
Skype Users Most Active During Office Hours, Says Study
News  |  9/22/2006  | 
The peak time for Skype usage in the United States is around noon CST. Unfortunately, there's no way to tell the difference between business usage and chit-chat.
Rollout: SmoothWall's Corporate Guardian 5
News  |  9/22/2006  | 
Corporate Guardian blocks employees from surfing the Internet for personal use, but lets administrators loosen the reins during breaks, lunch and after business hours.
Policy Workbook: E-Discovery
News  |  9/22/2006  | 
Many courts now require requested information to be supplied in digital format. Prepare for the inevitable by developing an e-discovery policy and assigning an IT person as your group's legal/compliance
10 Steps to Mobilization
Commentary  |  9/22/2006  | 
A mobility project can transform your enterprise--if you avoid the complexity and cost pitfalls. We offer a road map to a successful mobile application deployment.
Is There Money to Be Made in Wikis?
News  |  9/22/2006  | 
No longer strictly off-the-cuff Web sites, wikis are being used in thousands of corporations. Now one start-up hopes to turn them into lucrative collaborative tools.
Rollout: ShoreTel's E911 and
News  |  9/22/2006  | 
A reasonable start for an up-and-comer, but a lack of Web services and smaller size put ShoreTel's telephony apps in a slightly different league than veterans such as Avaya
Compliance Policy Development
News  |  9/22/2006  | 
The best way to stay out of the regulatory hot seat and keep the compliance police at bay is to develop a comprehensive set of well-written policies. We examine your
Policy Workbook: Data Protection as a Process
News  |  9/22/2006  | 
Your best defense against data loss is what it always has been: training, policy and procedure. You may be surprised at how willing system owners and end users are
Policy Workbook: Unified Message Archiving
News  |  9/22/2006  | 
Letting users decide what to keep and what to delete isn't a policy, it's an invitation to anarchy. A messaging-retention policy covering not only e-mail but IM, voice and video
FCC Chairman Martin Favors Wi-Fi Precedent For Boston Airport
News  |  9/21/2006  | 
Addressing a Wi-Fi ban at Boston's Logan Airport that could set a nationwide precedent, FCC chairman Kevin Martin is recommending that the ban be dropped.
Microsoft Office Live Basics Vs. Google Apps For Your Domain
News  |  9/20/2006  | 
The race is on, as Microsoft and Google vie for the attention of small businesses looking for free management applications online. Who is ahead?
An End to Web Services Confusion on the Horizon
News  |  9/20/2006  | 
Four industry heavyweights are joining forces to develop a standard that merges a number of confusing and overlapping Web services management standards.
Microsoft Windows Office 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh
News  |  9/15/2006  | 
B2TR adds a few features, tweaks a few others, and reminds us that there are changes coming in Microsoft's popular Office suite.
Analysis: Unified Communications
News  |  9/15/2006  | 
Vendors are aggressively pushing consolidated voice, IM, videoconferencing and e-mail, which can accelerate business communications and enhance productivity. But putting all your communications apps in one basket means a single
Could Social Networks Succeed in the Enterprise?
News  |  9/15/2006  | 
Eager to capitalize on the success of MySpace, start-ups are exploring the possibilities of business-focused social networks for the enterprise.
Rollout: Mimosa's NearPoint 2.1
News  |  9/14/2006  | 
Companies in highly regulated industries will welcome NearPoint 2.0's self-service compliance storage and eDiscovery options.
VoIP Wars Heat Up at VON
News  |  9/12/2006  | 
A bevy of vendors this week exhibiting at the Fall VON 2006 conference in Boston are rolling out new products as they clamber for a piece of the growing VoIP
Sun Spawns Opteron Servers, Encrypted Tape
News  |  9/11/2006  | 
Proprietary and expensive? CEO Jonathan Schwartz insists that label is "dead dead dead," and some new product and market share developments back him up.
Three Years After Sobig.f, Next Attack Cycle Starting
News  |  9/8/2006  | 
It's been three years since the Sobig.f worm marked the first big attack in an e-mail attachment.
New Appliance Blocks Spam At Edge
News  |  9/8/2006  | 
CipherTrust this week plans to roll out IronMail Edge 2.0, a beefed-up version of its gateway security appliance that protects the network by dropping e-mails with viruses and preventing bandwidth
Strategic Info Management: Long-Term Storage
News  |  9/8/2006  | 
Long-term storage doesn't have to stink. We give you the options available to keep media rot and poor processes at bay--and data available when you need it.
Customized Systems Management Suites
Commentary  |  9/8/2006  | 
So you're not a Fortune 1,000. That doesn't mean your small enterprise doesn't deserve its own custom-tailored systems management strategy. Here's how to design a strategy to match your needs
Strategic Info Management: Cleaning Up with MAID
News  |  9/8/2006  | 
MAID storage cleans up messes by improving the long-term reliability of disk-based archives.
Roadmap: Cisco's AON
News  |  9/8/2006  | 
Cisco's Application-Oriented Network does exist, even if sightings have been rare. We examine the mystery of AON and its evolution as well as explain how Cisco hopes to revolutionize the
Searching for Trouble
News  |  9/8/2006  | 
The exposure of anonymous search requests seems innocuous, but personally identifiable information is permeating the search logs.
Wi-Fi Real-Time Location Services
News  |  9/8/2006  | 
RTLS systems based on Wi-Fi can track both people and equipment using 802.11-based clients equipped with location software and smart Wi-Fi asset tags.
NAC/NAP: A House of Cards?
Commentary  |  9/6/2006  | 
Is the new Cisco NAC/Microsoft NAP Interoperability Architecture partnership a harbinger of things to come? Is this the situation that NAC vendors have feared (or welcomed, depending on your point of view)? It certainly is an ambitious partnership and if...
Firefox Gains Share, IE Loses
News  |  9/5/2006  | 
The alternative Web browser extends its inch-by-inch gains against Microsoft's market leading Internet Explorer.

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