News & Commentary
Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in January 2006
Messaging Becoming The Sizzle On The Steak
Commentary  |  1/25/2006  | 
Did ya happen to notice that messaging is really cool? I'm not basing this observation on the fact that our nation's youth are walking around clicking on their cell phones like there is no tomorrow. They obviously think its cool, and so do the service providers, but the software development community must think messaging is pretty cool, too. All the recent really big, really cool software product announcements have included some form of integrated messaging. Yes, finding unique and useful ways
VCs Invest Less In IT, Sort Of
News  |  1/24/2006  | 
But other types of ventures receiving investors' money heavily depend on technology to exist.
Business Technology: Through The Prying Eyes Of 'Privacy Advocates'
Commentary  |  1/20/2006  | 
Fighting children's access to pornography is a noble cause, so Google must find a way to aggregate search information without compromising the privacy of individual customers, Bob Evans says.
Langa Letter: XP On Your Thumb Drive
Commentary  |  1/19/2006  | 
Fred Langa offers a step-by-step and illustrated guide on how to boot XP from an ordinary USB drive.
SPAM Is A Labor Intensive Problem For Small Businesses
Commentary  |  1/18/2006  | 
I've always assumed that smaller business bore a disproportionate load of spam. It just sort of made sense that would be the case since they are not able to deploy the technology or the resources against the problem that larger enterprises are able to muster. So when Postini said that one of its survey findings in it's upcoming Message Security & Management Annual Report for 2006 was that small businesses rec
Salesforce.com Brings Big Names Into New Apps Marketplace
News  |  1/17/2006  | 
Adobe, Business Objects, and Skype will offer their applications through Salesforce's new AppExchange site.
Business Technology: Nanotech Nannies Threaten To Cripple Industry
Commentary  |  1/13/2006  | 
Let's not let the drive to regulate interfere with reasonable advances as a promising technology takes off, Bob Evans says.
Langa Letter: 5 Essential Steps To PC Security
Commentary  |  1/12/2006  | 
As the new year begins, Fred Langa says keep these items in mind to help prevent data theft, identity theft, and private information falling into the wrong hands. These steps will give you 365 days of safe computing.
Power To The User: Do It Yourself
Commentary  |  1/12/2006  | 
Making users responsible and accountable for managing their own e-mail is one way to reduce the burden on overworked IT staffs. And according to a recent Osterman Research survey, that is exactly what is starting to happen. It's not like the technical staffs managing large corporate e-mail servers don't already have enough on their hands taking care of things like disaster recovery, legal discovery, compliance and storage management. So why not make
Let There Be An Upside
Commentary  |  1/10/2006  | 
Reading all the year-end wrap ups and 2006 projections for the messaging market, you'd think messaging and collaboration were a scourge rather than a productivity enhancing technology. All the reports I've seen talk about viruses and worms, phishing attacks, regulatory demands for retention, archiving and discovery, and warn of all the new problems we'll face when mobile messaging really takes off. And after the past year, who can blame the pundits for painting such a dark picture? But still, t
IT Services Experienced Strong Payroll Growth In 2005
News  |  1/6/2006  | 
But employment in other IT industries remained flat.
A Mobile New Year
Commentary  |  1/6/2006  | 
The new year kicked off with a mobile slant, not surprising since the giant Consumer Electronics Show also kicked off this week in Las Vegas. Microsoft got things rolling quickly at the event by telling its MSN Messenger users that it isn't about to let Skype consume all of its VoIP lunch. Deals with Philips Electronics and Uniden to make VoIP phones available for use with the new Windows Live Messenger should make Micr
Langa Letter: 10 Critical Factors When Buying A New PC
Commentary  |  1/6/2006  | 
Fred Langa outlines and explains his top decision points when purchasing new desktop hardware.
ITAA President Quits, May Run For Senate
News  |  1/5/2006  | 
Harris Miller all but declares run for Virginia seat held by Republican George Allen.
It's Time For Another Look At IM Federation
Commentary  |  1/4/2006  | 
With all the year-end and New Year IM network attacks and threats of attacks, perhaps it is time for another look at instant messaging federation, especially if your users are becoming avid IM hounds while you are trying to discourage internal use of consumer IM services on your network. While secure, real-time collaboration and presence are valued capabilities, you've learned the hard way through your experience with corporate e-mail systems that company communications need to be be authorized


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