Nortel, Microsoft, launch four joint UC products

Nortel Networks and Microsoft on Tuesday extended their two-year-old partnership with the launch of four unified communications products. The products include the Converged Office unified communications suite, Multimedia Conferencing, and solutions for branch

Published on: March 10th, 2008 Shane Schick

A hard look at Microsoft’s Office Communications Server 2007

SAN FRANCISCO - We've been watching the romance develop between OCS (Office Communications Server 2007) and Exchange Server 2007 since OCS became available in beta earlier this year. When OCS finally came of

Published on: October 18th, 2007 Oliver Rist

Teck Cominco mines IT to create single inbox

Some employees can't get enough of online poker. Others prefer online soduku. Nobody, it seems, likes to play telephone or e-mail tag. IT administrators at the Vancouver mining company Teck Cominco Ltd. didn't

Published on: August 21st, 2007

Competition and cooperation rife in buoyant UM market

With the surge of interest in unified messaging (UM) technologies among larger enterprises, major contenders have adopted very different approaches to this market. For instance, the UM game plan adopted by a key

Published on: January 8th, 2007 Jennifer McAdams

Unified presence gives firms “competitive edge”

In the enterprise world, implementing a unified messaging (UM) presence isn't a matter of "if" but "when", according to one industry observer. "This is not's really happening," says Forrester ana-lyst Brownlee Thomas.

Published on: January 8th, 2007 Sandra Rossi and Ryan B Patrick

Microsoft vs. Cisco: Clash of the titans

Think of the great rivalries that you know: good vs. evil; Red Sox vs. Yankees; Microsoft vs. (in order) IBM, Novell, Netscape, AOL, Linux, Google, the Department of Justice, Sun, Sony, the European

Published on: July 6th, 2006 Howard Anderson

Taking a SIP of unified messaging

A University of Miami instructor hurriedly checks his voice mail using a laptop to access his e-mail inbox hosted on the school’s Web site. Miles away, the “message waiting” light on his desktop

Published on: May 11th, 2006 Jennifer McAdams

Centrex baggage drags down the appeal of its IP offspring

Given a name like CompuBlox Inc., you'd think this biometric security software firm in Toronto would be good at piecing things together. Ironically, the company's recent attempt to update its telecommunications infrastructure fell

Published on: June 13th, 2002 Stefan Dubowski Network World Canada

Glenayre and RIM send a truce message

Two companies seemingly at odds for more than two years since have decided not only to bury the hatchet, but also to work in conjunction to offer next-generation services to their respective customers.Atlanta-based

Published on: March 7th, 2002 Carly Suppa