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News Buzz (Updated March 21, 2008)

Blue Coat Supplies Secure Web Communication and Applications for ...
Trading Markets (press release), March 21, 2008
Blue Coat appliances enable Merck to enforce appropriate controls according to corporate policy, the type of content or application and the individual using it. Malicious content, such as spyware and viruses, can be stopped.
Instant Messaging to supplant email at work
Siliconrepublic.com, March 21, 2008
Instant messaging (IM) will replace email as the standard communication device in the office, IBM has predicted.
New IBM Software Brings Web 2.0 to Mobile Phones
TMC Net, March 20, 2008
IBM has announced that its Lotus Expeditor software platform is extending desktop computing and Web 2.0 capabilities to mobile phones.
Facebook's collision course with the big portals
CNET News.com, March 20, 2008
In fact, Facebook is on a collision course with the more mature Web colonies--AOL, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo.
IBM, Forterra Using Unified Communications in Virtual Worlds to ...
CNNMoney.com, March 20, 2008
To meet this challenge, IBM and Forterra have entered into a teaming agreement under which Forterra will integrate its On-Line Interactive Virtual Environment 3D platform with the IBM Lotus® Sametime® software and the IBM Unified Communications and Collaboration platform.
Unified Communications Next Frontier For Technology Growth: IBM
EFYTimes (press release), March 20, 2008
Seeing unified communications as the next significant frontier for technology growth, IBM predicts five future trends that will increase demand for this market and reshape the way businesses and workers communicate and collaborate globally.
Unified Communications to Create the Winning Edge
CXOToday.com, March 20, 2008
While the market of Unified Communications (UCs) is expanding annually at a rate of 38%, IDC estimates it will reach USD 17 million by 2011.
Facebook ready for Instant Chat
Contractor UK, March 20, 2008
Facebook is tipped to unveil a messaging service that will let its community members instantly chat to each other as they ‘poke’, ‘bite’ or just plain old socialise online.
Unison Launches Live Demo
PR Web (press release), March 20, 2008
Unison Technologies has launched a live demo version of its Linux-based unified communications software, Unison™.
The cheapest way to do VoIP is still analog
ZDNet, March 19, 2008
The problem with traditional channel bank is not that they’re all that expensive, but the fact that they require a T1 PRI interface on the PBX for every 24 phone lines which are very expensive and cumbersome.
Facebook Offers Users Privacy Controls
CRN, March 19, 2008
Facebook, the wunderkind social networking site, is growing up a bit, reporting Tuesday that it is introducing privacy updates that give users more say over the information they choose to share on Facebook.
Timely Solution to Communication Problems
IndustryWeek, March 19, 2008
Like many manufacturers with global manufacturing infrastructures, Bauer made the jump to a Unified Communications (UC) platform.
New Avaya App Unifies Presence Info Across Multiple Channels
E-Commerce Times, March 19, 2008
Avaya has introduced Intelligence Presence, a new software application that gives users -- both in corporate environments and call centers -- the ability to view so-called presence information across multiple sources.
Microsoft and Aspect Team on Unified Communications
Redmond Channel Partner, March 18, 2008
Microsoft and Aspect Software Inc. today initiated a global strategic alliance focused on better enhancing communications between contact centers and the broader enterprise.
IBM Promotes 3D Collaboration as Part of Its Unified ...
Design News, March 18, 2008
On the heels of its announcement to pour $1 billion into its unified communications strategy over the next few years, IBM reiterated its commitment to leverage Dassault Systèmes' 3D Live environment for enhanced, real-time 3D collaboration.
Avaya Unified Communications offerings to local channel
CRN Australia, March 18, 2008
“Today, Avaya is introducing unified communications solutions that solve real-business problems and drive customer loyalty,” said Jorge Blanco, vice president Communications Solutions, Avaya.
Next Generation VoIP market "maturing”
Telappliant VoIP News, March 17, 2008
The next generation of voice over broadband technology is maturing, as a report of a recent study shows investment in voice over internet protocol (VoIP) and instant messaging service (IMS) networking equipment increased 19 per cent in 2007.
Facebook is to Launch its own Instant Messaging Service
PC Pro, March 17, 2008
Rumours suggest the instant messaging service will be based on the Jabber open-source platform, which allows you to use all of your instant messaging accounts at once.
AirDefense Introduces Enterprise 7.3 Wireless Intrusion Prevention ...
TMCnet, March 17, 2008
Microsoft has also outlined continued customer adoption of its unified communications solutions as well as demonstrated some new technologies, including low-cost, high-definition videoconferencing.
Peeling the layers off the UC onion
NetworkWorld.com, March 17, 2008
"Unified communications integrates telephony with different business applications to make communication and collaboration more intuitive for the business users."
Unified Communications to dominate VoiceCon
NetworkWorld.com, March 17, 2008
Unified communications will be the rage at the VoiceCon Orlando conference this week with big-name vendors such as IBM, Microsoft and Nortel announcing products and alliances while others charge in with UC products they announced last week in order to generate pre-show buzz.
Cisco Unified Communications Summit 2008 to Focus on Transforming ...
Wireless Design & Development Asia, March 17, 2008
Cisco will be organizing its Unified Communications Summit on March 28, 2008 at the Suntec City Convention Center in Singapore.
VoIP Carriers: Gaining Importance in the market
Net4now, March 17, 2008
The Voice over IP is an emerging technology that uses internet rather than PSTN lines and links to enable communication between telephones or mobile phones.
FaceBook IM On The Horizon
Profy, March 16, 2008
The decision to work with Jabber is key, as it will allow those of us who use a service like Adium or Trillian to see our instant messages from FaceBook friends without having to be logged in to FaceBook.

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