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  • Google Voice tests number porting, for a price

    Posted January 20, 2011 - 3:02 pm

    Google Voice users may soon be able to turn their cellphone numbers into their central Google Voice number for $20. The search giant recently started testing a number porting service for Google Voice with a small group of users. The feature requires you to cancel your mobile contract and move your phone number from your carrier to Google. Engadget was the first blog to report the new feature after a heads up from Twitter user QQforU.
  • Ignore telephony security at your peril

    Posted January 5, 2011 - 3:14 pm

    Among the threats that keep IT security managers up at night, attacks against phone systems have often ranked near the bottom. The last time we asked IT leaders about their telephony security plans, just 2% had experienced a security incident, and in almost all of these cases, the attack was internal misuse of phone systems for personal long-distance calls. Few had developed any sort of comprehensive security or risk analysis plan covering their voice systems.
  • Google Wave gets a second life from Apache

    Posted November 24, 2010 - 4:18 pm

    Rumors of the death of Google Wave are perhaps somewhat exaggerated. Google may have pulled the plug on the short-lived Google Wave, but the concept lives on in an open source project being embraced by the Apache Software Foundation.
  • The PBX: Not quite dead

    Posted November 22, 2010 - 6:01 pm

    The role of the PBX is changing in importance, but it's still too early to issue a death certificate, according to Infonetics.
  • Microsoft Lync: A.T. Kearney's new customer care secret

    Posted November 22, 2010 - 3:24 pm

    As Microsoft launched its Lync unified communications product last week, CIO.com's Shane O'Neill investigated how one company is using it to improve customer communications.
  • Does Microsoft’s Lync hype match customer desires?

    Posted November 19, 2010 - 3:24 pm

    Customers eying Microsoft's Lync 2010 unified communications server need to take a step back and evaluate what's really new and whether they need it right now, down the road or not at all, experts say.
  • HP goes after lower-end videoconferencing market

    Posted November 17, 2010 - 6:32 pm

    HP today announced videoconferencing for desktops, laptops and conference rooms to complement its high-end, studio-based Halo videoconferencing line.
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