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March, 2008


March 12, 2008  3:12 AM

Microsoft and Nortel Strengthen UC Partnership

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Officially, Microsoft and Nortel have been buddies on the Unified Communications front for over a year and a half. Prior to now, however, the partnership was more rhetoric and lip...

March 10, 2008  2:47 AM

Unison Offers Unified Communications for Linux

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Unison has developed a free unified communications suite built on Linux. The suite, which includes VoIP telephone capabilities, email, and instant messaging, is affectionately named "Unison". The Beta version is available for free now. There is a Windows client application. While the server portion...


March 1, 2008  4:48 AM

Rogue Wireless Devices Create Security Risk

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Wireless networks can be cost effective and help employees to be more productive, freeing them to move about while still maintaining access to necessary data and network resources. Since the inception of wireless networking though, corporations have struggled with the security implications. With...


March 1, 2008  4:41 AM

Microsoft and Cisco Fight For UC Dominance

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When unified communications was still but a gleam in the eye of its creators, Microsoft and Cisco became mortal enemies jockeying for supremacy. At one point, they shook hands and promised to play nice, but now that seems more like some sort of calculated attempt at gaining inside knowledge on each...


March 1, 2008  4:35 AM

Due Diligence For Unified Communications

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

Unified Communications is the hot "technology" right now. Replacing plain vanilla VoIP solutions, the buzz is all about taking that VoIP deployment, tying it together with email, fax, instant messaging, conferencing, etc. to create a unified communications infrastructure that will revolutionize the...


March 1, 2008  4:30 AM

Outsourcing Unified Communications

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Taking the plunge and moving from traditional communications into the world of unified communications is not without its learning curve and price tag. It doesn't have to break the bank per se. You can analyze the needs of the company and the existing communications infrastructure and come up with a...


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