VOIP Will Take On New Roles in 2007

Article discussing VoIP in 2007, moving from simply saving money on communications to improving productivity. read more »

Voice Messaging Firm Forecasts Tighter Regulations; Broad Industry Acceptance in 2007

Vontoo released its 2007 forecast for automated voice messaging, predicting tighter regulation of calls and growing acceptance of the medium by both marketers and consumers. read more »

M2M Holdings Inc. Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire KNOVA Software Inc.

M2M Holdings announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire KNOVA Software, a provider of intelligent customer experience applications, for approximately $47 million. The transaction is expected to close in 1Q2007. read more »

Alternative to Wikis & Blogs for the Enterprise

Article discussing Parlano’s MindAlign persistent group chat tool as an enterprise-ready alternative wikis and blogs. read more »

IMTRADER Goes International and Provides IM Connectivity to Crossing Networks

Pivot Solutions announced version 3.4 of IMTRADER, its instant messaging network and trading tool for brokers and fund managers. Key enhancements: trade international equities via IM, sweep pools for hidden liquidity by clicking on an IM buddy ID, and track and manage message blasts, among others. read more »

Instant Messaging, Instant Headaches

Article discussing ways to keep IM systems secure. read more »

Interactive Networks Inc. Announces Multi-Protocol Web-Based IM Client: Instan-t Express

Interactive Networks released Instan-t Express, its web-based IM client developed using AJAX technologies. Offers the basic features currently found in any IM client along with interoperability with MSN, AIM, ICQ & Yahoo Messenger. Available immediately in a beta version. read more »

Enabling Information Sharing with ECM

AIIM will present Enabling Information Sharing with ECM on Jan 11, 2007 at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. Paul Garrett, Special Assistant to the CIO, U.S. Department of Justice, will discuss how enterprise content management plays a significant role in keeping over 18,000 law enforcement agencies connected and informed. read more »

Internet Security Trends for 2007

IT Security released “Internet Security Trends for 2007,” its white paper. Key topics: Technological Innovation by Criminals: Money and Mayhem, Trends, Investigative Report, and Winning the Fight with Best Practices. Available immediately. read more »

Intrusion Detection System Essentials

IT Security released “Intrusion Detection System Essentials,” its compilation of three documents covering the latest developments in the market and comparing leading vendors. Documents: “Top 5 Reasons You Need an IDS,” “Intrusion Detection Buyer’s Guide” and “Comparison of Leading IDS Systems.” Available immediately. read more »

Kaspersky Lab releases its latest antivirus solution for Microsoft ISA Server

Kaspersky released version 5.6 of Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Microsoft ISA Server 2004/2006 Standard Edition. Provides antivirus protection for files transferred using the HTTP and FTP protocols via Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server. Available immediately. read more »

Zero-Hour Antivirus and Real-Time Spam Protection Now Available to MDaemon Users

Alt-N Technologies announced SecurityPlus for MDaemon, its antivirus and anti-spam solution. Integrates anti-virus protection from Kaspersky Lab and Recurrent Pattern Detection for Anti-Spam and Zero-Hour Virus Outbreak Protection from Commtouch into a single email security solution. read more »

Commtouch Spam Report: 2006 Year of the Zombies

Commtouch released “2006 Spam Trends Report: Year of the Zombies.” Key highlights: zombies have spread to all geographies, spam level soared 30% in 2006, and zombie activity accounts for 85% of the spam circulating the Internet, among others. Available immediately. read more »

Can-Spam Law ‘Big Disappointment’

Article discussing the Can-Spam Act, which nears its third anniversary, and how it hasn’t been a deterrent to junk e-mailers. read more »

Important Steps for IT Managers to Support Legal Discovery

Motorola To Acquire Tut Systems, Inc, Expand Portfolio of Next-Generation IPTV Video Processing and Distribution Capabilities

Motorola announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Tut Systems, a provider of carrier-class end-to-end digital video encoding, processing and distribution products, for approximately $39 million. The transaction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2007. read more »

HP Brings Mobile Device Management to Enterprise Customers with Acquisition of Bitfone Corp.

HP announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Bitfone, a provider of software solutions for mobile device management for the wireless industry. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction expected to be completed by February 2007. read more »

3Com Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2007 Results

3Com released results for 2Q2007 ended December 1, 2006. Revenue increased 81% to $333 million with a GAAP net loss of $4 million. read more »

What’s Your Main Technology Concern?

Article discussing a list of the top 10 technologies that are commonplace, yet rapidly changing, which management accountants must thoroughly understand. read more »

Users say Outlook 2007 boosts e-mail management

Article discussing Outlook 2007 key improvements added to its email function that beta testers and analysts say are helping early users better cope with ever-growing inboxes. read more »

The Year in Instant Messaging

Instant Messaging Planet analyzes the trends in IM, takes a look back at the last 12 months and looks ahead to what you can expect in the new year. read more »

Message Partners Reports on the Year in Spam and What to Expect in 2007

Message Partners released “2007 –Spam is Back with a Bang,” its report summarizing the past year in spam, along with what to expect in 2007. read more »

Good Email Use Begins With Good Training

Websense to Acquire Information Leak Prevention Leader PortAuthority Technologies, Inc

Websense announced a definitive agreement to acquire PortAuthority Technologies, a provider of information leak prevention technology, for approximately $90 million. The acquisition is expected to close in January 2007. read more »

Palm Reports Q2 FY07 Results

Palm released results for 2Q2007 ended December 1, 2006. Revenue increased 42% to $393 million with a GAAP net income of $12.8 million. read more »

Ericsson to acquire Redback Networks

Ericsson announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Redback, a provider of multi-service edge routing technology, for approximately 1.9 billion. The transaction is expected to close by the end of February 2007. read more »

AIIM “Create and Manage Content – Once”

AIIM will host “Create and Manage Content – Once,” its webinar, on January 24, 2007 from 2:00-3:00 PM EST. Will discuss how creating content with an eye toward reuse doesn’t just happen-it requires a plan of action. read more »

Five Across Announces Five Across Connect 1.8 Community Builder Platform

Five Across released version 1.8 of Five Across Connect, its community builder solution for building social networks and online communities. Key enhancements: ability to upload video and audio files, syndication of content using RSS, real-time edits through the browser with AJAX tools, among others. Available immediately. read more »

Coversant Releases Industry’s Most Advanced Platform for Custom Development and Deployment of Highly Scalable Collaborative Instant Messaging Solutions

Coversant released the 2007 version of SoapBox Platform, its offering for custom development and deployment of IM solutions. Key enhancements: improved message throughput, single sign-on and simplified user access to directories, and 64 bit support, among others. Available immediately. read more »

Sturdier Botnets Mean More Spam In 2007

Article discussing some of the reasons for the increased volume of spam that started in 2006 and will continue into 2007. read more »

Websense Acquires PortAuthority

Websense, a firm specializing in URL filtering, announced it is acquiring PortAuthority. PortAuthority specializes in information leak prevention technology–e.g., scanning emails and file directories. This illustrates several related trends: Different companies have evolved to protect against different types of threats. For example, some firms have protected against email-based nastiness, others against Web-based nastiness. Increasingly, customers […]... read more »

Oracle Q2 profit rises 21 percent

Oracle released results for 2Q2007 ended November 30, 2006. Revenue increased 26% to $4.16 billion with a GAAP net income of $967 million. read more »

Check Point to Acquire NFR Security

Check Point Software announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire NFR Security, a provider of real-time threat prevention, for approximately $20 million. The acquisition is expected to close before YE2006. read more »

VoIP takes hold with small businesses

Article discussing VoIP in small and medium businesses with some 60 per cent considering investing in it during 2007. read more »

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9 Gives Bloggers A Voice

Nuance Communications announced version 9 of Dragon NaturallySpeaking, its speech recognition solution. Eliminates the need to train the software at length to a user’s voice. Available immediately. read more »