As the market for voice over IP starts to mature, some of the leading hardware and software vendors are trying to find ways of plugging into the challenges of hosted and managed IP communications services.
Chaos will rule the Internet in 2010 as spam, viruses and fraudulent e-mails continue to cause havoc, according to Professor Trevor Barr, user environments program manager at Australia's Swinburne University of Technology.
Conferencing and collaboration equipment provider Polycom Inc. on Monday announced a series of offerings designed to bring business-quality conferencing features to personal desktops. The products follow up on a collaborative agreement struck with Microsoft earlier this year to develop rich media services.
Hewlett-Packard Co. previewed a bundle of new services recently as part of its Adaptive Enterprise Strategy. Introduced at the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes, France, the announcements are focused HP's goal of making mobile personal, according to the company.
The proliferation of rich media on the Internet has created new challenges for Web site owners. Because rich-media files are much larger than static Web objects, they tax storage and network infrastructures.