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December, 2008

December 30, 2008  1:57 PM

OCS 2007 R2 Coming Soon

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

Microsoft will be rolling out the latest incarnation of Office Communications Server soon. Rather than doing a live event or multiple live events across the country, Microsoft is doing the official unveiling of OCS 2007...

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December 29, 2008  3:03 PM

Protecting VoIP Against Three Common Threats

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

There are a number of way, theoretically, that a VoIP communications system could pose a security risk to an enterprise. Let's face it, while the network administrators have been in the trenches fighting unauthorized access, malware infections, data compromise, and more on a daily basis for the...

December 27, 2008  3:19 PM

Security Funding First To Go In Tough Economic Times

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

Let's be honest - even in a good economy, when business is booming, security is still a reluctant after-thought in most cases. Why do we have Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, GLBA, PCI DSS and other legislation and regulatory requirements? Because companies can't be trusted to do the right thing of their own...

December 26, 2008  4:57 AM

What To Look For in a UC SaaS Provider

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

For small businesses, there are cost-effective options like Microsoft's Response Point which meet the communications needs pretty well. Large businesses can invest in enterprise-class unified communicaions platforms such as Microsoft Office Communication Server 2007 and the rest of the Microsoft...

December 23, 2008  8:43 PM

.NET Framework Update Causes OCS 2007 Communication Issues

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

Part of the value of unified communications- in fact a big part- is the unified part. With a Microsoft Unified Communications implementation, the Office Communications Server (OCS 2007) has to be able to communicate with the Exchange Server for a variety of converged communications reasons. One...

December 22, 2008  2:50 PM

Exploiting VoIP for Toll Fraud

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

Toll fraud is nothing new. Pretty much since there have been telephones, or at least enterprise telephone systems, attackers have sought to somehow hijack or piggyback on them in order to place toll phone calls at the expense of the company that owns the phone system. As with many other types of...

December 21, 2008  5:57 PM

Clarifying the UC Vision

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

Unified Communications is still in its infancy more or less. Vendors are still fighting to define what UC even is, and to declare their stake in the industry. Some vendors are traditional voice or network infrastructure hardware vendors that are trying to extend into software and application...

December 19, 2008  10:40 PM

UC for Free from Unison

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

In case you've been hiding under a rock- the economy is having some issues. More than 2 million people lost their job in 2008. The stock market has taken a beating and lost as much as 40% of the value it had a year ago. The government rushed through a $700 billion rescue package for Wall Street,...

December 9, 2008  2:09 PM

Are You There?

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

Businesses have used multiple methods of communicating for some time. Phones have been around basically forever. Email has been part of the foundation of corporate communications for at least the last decade. More recently, instant messaging has been embraced by many businesses, and mobile phones...

December 9, 2008  1:46 PM

FBI Warns of Asterisk-based Vishing Attacks

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

The FBI has issued a warning that a vulnerability in the open-source Asterisk platform, used by many as a free IP PBX, can lead to the system being...

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