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November 26, 2009  6:29 AM

Tweeting Your Presence



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Facebook, presence, Social networking, Twitter, UC, Unified Communications

One of the keystones of unified communications is 'presence'. Another word for presence might be status, but presence is a status--plus a little bit more. Of course, that is only if it is done right and kept up to date. Social networking tools like

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...


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  12:53 PM

Resistance is Futile



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Facebook, instant messaging, linkedin, OCS, Office Communications Server, Social networking, Twitter, UC, Unified Communications

You will be assimilated (for those perhaps not as nerdy as me- that is a Star Trek reference to The Borg). That is sort of how new technologies work. Instant messaging went fromĀ IRC (Internet Relay Chat) used primarily by...


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...


December 27, 2007  1:26 PM

Social Networking Security Risks



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Facebook, Michael Gregg, MySpace, Social networking

Aside from the obvious waste of company time that could otherwise be put to some productive use, should organizations be concerned about employees using social networking sites? Maybe. In fact, company policy regarding social networking sites should possibly extend beyond working hours. An employee...


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