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December 1, 2009  4:45 AM

Check Point Integrates FaceTime Web 2.0 Security



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Check Point, compromise, data leak, facetime, Security, Social networking, Web 2.0

Web 2.0 tools and social networking services offer an increasing challenge for IT and security administrators tasked with balancing the productive flow of communications in real-time with the security risks of leaked and compromised data. Check Point, a leader in network security appliances, has...

November 15, 2009  12:55 PM

Google Becomes a VoIP Provider with Gizmo5 Purchase



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Gizmo5, Google, Google Voice, Google Wave, SIP, Skype, UC, Unified Communications, VoIP

Google announced its 4th acquisition of the year with the purchase of Gizmo5. Gizmo5 gives Google the ability to connect VoIP calls from the Internet or from mobile...


October 31, 2009  4:01 PM

Google Wave Isn’t All Sunshine and Lollipops



Posted by: Tony Bradley
collaboration, Google, Google Wave, instant messaging, real-time, UC, Unified Communications

OK. I swear that I am not anti-Google or anti-Google Wave, and I promise not to repeatedly bash Google Wave. In all honesty, I couldn't wait to get my Wave invitation and I am still very excited to jump in and see what its all about. My


October 30, 2009  12:32 PM

Facetime Adds Sophos AV Protection to Unified Security Gateway



Posted by: Tony Bradley
antivirus, Facebook, facetime, malicious, malware, Security, Sophos, Twitter, UC, Unified Communications, Unified Security Gateway, USG, Web 2.0

Facetime is a respected name in unified communications security. Its Unified Security Gateway, or USG 3.0, appliance allows enterprise administrators to control the web sites and applications that can be accessed by users, as well as monitoring and filtering content for Web 2.0 communications such...


October 30, 2009  4:11 AM

Google Wave Underwhelming



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Google Wave, UC, Unified Communications

You know that anticlimactic feeling you get when something doesn't quite live up to the hype? Like when you tried to avoid seeing the movie Titanic because a Leonardo DiCaprio love story...


September 5, 2009  3:03 AM

FaceTime Strengthens UC / Web 2.0 Security with Sunbelt Partnership



Posted by: Tony Bradley
facetime, malware, Sunbelt, UC, Unified Communications, Unified Security Gateway, VoIP, Web 2.0

FaceTime is building more comprehensive security into its Unified Security Gateway thanks to a partnership with Sunbelt Software. According to the press...

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June 29, 2009  3:01 PM

Why Twitter Works



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Facebook, linkedin, MySpace, Social networking, Twitter, Web 2.0

The consumer masses may be under the impression that social networking is comprised only of MySpace, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. What they are not aware of is that there are many other tools and sites that have come and gone. Many may even still exist, but they haven't gained the popularity or...


June 27, 2009  1:22 PM

Google Voice- UC For The Budget-Impaired?



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Google Voice, Google Wave, Grand Central, UC, Unified Communications

A llloooonnnngg time ago (OK- it was 2 years. But, in tech-time that is an eon) Google bought a small company called Grand Central. The essential principle behind Grand Central was "one phone number...


May 31, 2009  4:54 PM

Unified Communications & Social Networking



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Facebook, instant messaging, microblogging, Social networking, Twitter, Unified Communications, Web 2.0

Many of the components included in unified communications started off or at least became mainstream in the consumer market. Instant messaging, web-based email, wikis, etc.. These technologies seem to catch fire as a grassroots movement from end-users jumping on the latest cutting edge technologies...


May 28, 2009  3:31 AM

Social Networking on Company Time



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Facebook, facetime, Security, Social networking, Twitter, Web 2.0

Employees are only human. They take breaks. They get distracted. As companies demand more from fewer employees and blur the line between 'work' time and 'personal' time, it is to be expected that personal or non-business use of computer and network resources will occur. But, how much is too...


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