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News Buzz (Updated February 29, 2008)

Unified Communications Packages For The SME
Processor.com, February 29, 2008
The vendor community has responded with the advent of unified communications, or UC, packages that attempt to bring all these functions under centralized control.
Unified Communications: Preparing to make the move
Express Computers, February 29, 2008
Unified Communications has the power to transform an organization by eliminating complexity, improving productivity and providing an edge in the marketplace.
Microsoft Expands Live APIs
PC Magazine, February 28, 2008
New beta offerings include Windows Live Messenger Library, Contacts API, and Silverlight Streaming. Updated are Windows Live ID Delegated Authentication and Windows Live Quick Applications.
Microsoft challenges Avistar's UC Patents
FierceVoIP, February 28, 2008
The patents are in the fields of instant messaging, video conferencing and online collaboration--all key elements in unified communications.
Akonix: 43% Jump in IM Attacks
Dark Reading, February 28, 2008
New IM worms identified in February include Barten, Defusxyd, Dung and MSNemy. MSNemy and Imaut were the most common with two variants each, followed by Rbot with one.
Phone fusions.Local Market pushing Convergence
Jamaica Observer, February 28, 2008
They may be industry rivals but Doble and Digicel PR exec Patria-Kaye Aarons share the same vision as it relates to convergent technology.
Linux-based Unison server to challenge Microsoft Unified ...
ZDNet Blogs, February 27, 2008
A group of former execs from a Microsoft messaging hosting partner are going to launch a Linux-based unified communications platform that will compete directly against Microsoft.
IMO.im Connects Facebook Friends Via Instant Messaging
Profy, February 27, 2008
Multiple IM accounts can also be linked through the social network, allowing your Facebook profile to act as a sort of central hub with instant access to any friend from any client buddy list.
SameTime vs. OCS Act II
ZDNet Blogs, February 27, 2008
IBM PR dashed off an e-mail listing a bunch of points where they disagreed with the piece and the offering manager for IBM Lotus Real-Time Collaboration blogged about it as well.
Open-Xchange lures Zimbra users
CIO Magazine, February 27, 2008
Open-Xchange, a prominent open source competitor to Microsoft Exchange, is looking to lure customers of Yahoo subsidiary Zimbra with an offer of steep discounts.
Microsoft says it's fixing Hotmail log-in problem
Longview Daily News, February 26, 2008
Microsoft says it's fixing a problem that has blocked users from logging on to Hotmail.
IM Watch: Ejabberd Notches a New Release
Instant Messaging Planet, February 26, 2008
Ejabberd is a high-performance instant messaging server that uses the eXtensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) for real-time communications and the transfer of presence and status information between users.
IM+ for Skype for Palm OS v1.2
Palm Infocenter, February 26, 2008
IM+ for Skype is a mobile application for voice and text communication with other Skype users and cost-effective calling to landlines and mobiles.
Unicoi Systems Again Selected as One of Georgia's Most Innovative ...
Earthtimes, February 26, 2008
Key features of the platform include: a web browser, webmail, a Voice over IP (VoIP) softphone, instant messaging (IM), a file manager and a media player.
The Unified Communications Payoff
VoIP-News, February 26, 2008
Unified communications, a concept that has been discussed for more than a decade, is finally becoming a practical proposition thanks to the growing adoption of IP telephony.
Converging Communication
Government Technology, February 26, 2008
Converged networking solutions from Alcatel-Lucent equip first responders, emergency managers and others to truly collaborate using voice, video, photographs and data.
Microsoft Challenges Avistar Patents
TMC Net, February 25, 2008
Avistar Communications Corporation has received notification that Microsoft Corporation has filed requests for re-examination of 24 of Avistar's 29 U.S. patents.
Avaya to Showcase Intelligent Communications Solutions
Trading Markets (press release), February 25, 2008
Avaya, a provider of business communications applications, systems and services, will roll its 18-wheel Mobile Briefing Center onto the exhibition show floor of HIMSS08, and onboard will be a broad range of Intelligent Communications solutions to help healthcare organizations
InterCall Launches 'Video-On-Demand' Service
SunHerald.com, February 25, 2008
InterCall, the world's largest provider of conferencing and collaboration services, today announced the industry's first truly Reservationless Video Conferencing service.
Sipera Systems Growing VoIP/UC Security Business
VoIP-News, February 25, 2008
Sipera is growing and expanding its VoIP/UC security solutions business, which is crucial to the security of enterprise VoIP.
Delivering Integrated Security, Recovery, And Archive Protection
Data Storage Connection (press release), February 25, 2008
Symantec Backup Exec 12 builds bridges to other applications in the Symantec family of products, providing valuable integration with market-leading Symantec solutions to deliver complete security, recovery, and archive protection for growing Windows-based businesses.
Avaya Unified Communications Solutions Rolls with Mobile ...
Trading Markets (press release), February 24, 2008
To simplify access to colleagues at 11 locations throughout Androscoggin County, the medical center implemented Avaya unified communications at the core...
Microsoft launches Business Communications Software
Jamaica Observer, February 24, 2008
The Fortune 500 firm is using its Unified Communication software to streamline workplace communications through the collaboration of four interactive applications on one platform.

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