Unified messaging is the term for a system that provides access to e-mail, voice and fax messages through a single common interface, usually an e-mail client application.
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A peer-to-peer network is one in which two or more PCs share files and access to devices such as printers without requiring a separate server computer or server software.
AT&T Corp. and Accenture Ltd. announced what Betsy Bernard, AT&T Consumer's president and CEO, called a co-sourcing arrangement: a US$2.6 billion, five-year partnership deal between the two companies aimed at decreasing the cost of AT&T's consumer customer care while boosting consumer revenues.
After six months of conversations with a number of suitors, AT&T Corp. agreed to merge its cable television and broadband unit with Comcast Corp. in a US$72 billion deal, creating a new company called AT&T Comcast Corp.
Nortel Networks Corp. yesterday announced the appointment of Greg Mumford, 55, as chief technology officer, a position that hadn't been officially filled since February, when Bill Hawe left the company.
Content delivery networking (CDN) is moving into the enterprise.
Kicking off Cisco Systems Inc's analyst conference, President and CEO John Chambers characterized the past year as a humbling experience.
Sprint Corp. last week announced that it's pulling the plug on ION, its converged communications system, and putting a hold on sales of its broadband fixed wireless service until "substantial progress" is made in developing a new version of that technology.
In what it claimed is a world record for unrepeated optical transmission over undersea cables, Paris-based Alcatel SA announced today that it had achieved in a test data throughput rates of 1.6T bit/sec. over a distance of 321 kilometers.
On Tuesday, Nortel Networks introduced a module based on its Alteon Web switching technology that that adds Layer 4-7 capabilities to its existing Passport 8600 network switch.
Cisco Systems this week rolled out two high-end IP routers aimed at network service providers and made its 12000 series of backbone routers available for use at the edges of networks.
Electronic Data Systems (EDS) was awarded a US$9 million contract by the U.S. Navy to add a Web-based user portal to the Navy and Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI).
CIO Fred Johnson oversees FTD.com Inc.'s floral delivery e-commerce site from his office in Downers Grove, Ill., but you won't find his Web servers there. Nor will you find them in Toronto, where FTD.com's application service provider (ASP), Novator Systems, designs the content for the site, uses its proprietary e-commerce applications to process orders and manages the network. FTD.com's Web servers actually run in a secure cage at a data center in Jersey City, N.J., operated by another service provider, Exodus Communications.
Novell Inc. last week announced plans for a mid-October release of NetWare 6, a new version of the struggling company's network operating system that's supposed to free users from the need to install NetWare client software on their PCs.
Symbol Technologies Inc. passed out 11M bit/sec. wireless LAN cards like popcorn at Networld+Interop and set up wireless access points throughout the Georgia World Congress Center to give attendees with laptops untethered access to the Internet and the network supporting the show.