Many thrifty managers believe that the same technologies currently used to protect conventional physical servers can simply be extended to virtualized environments. This could lead to being trapped by threats in several areas, including software, administration, mobility, the operating system and network visibility
For years, IT specialists sat dispassionately as one career category after another succumbed to the ravages of automation. Now, in the first years of the 21st century, it's the IT professionals' turn to anxiously look over their shoulders and wonder if some box, sitting silently in a windowless room, will soon send them on a trek to the unemployment line.
Speech integration technology is nothing new, as any telephone caller who has ever barked back responses to a seemingly endless series of voice prompts can testify. But an improved generation of speech integration software, based on more powerful processors and emerging Internet-focused standards, promises to make the technology more useful and cost-effective.