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Mar 08, 20065 mins

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VoiceCon: All the headlines from the show, updated through the week

VoiceCon continues through March 9. Catch all the headlines here as news happens through the week.

VoiceCon reporter’s notebook: Seen and heard at VoiceCon

IP telephony helps Allstate handle good and bad times; AT&T looks to open source telephony; A VoIP double-edged sword; AT&T buy: Bad but inevitable

IP communications drives business transformation at Cisco, CEO says, 03/07/06

Cisco CEO John Chambers used is keynote at the VoiceCon show in Orlando, Fla., on Tuesday to explain the benefits his company sees in its own IP telephony and unified communications network, and urged his business customers to follow his company’s …

Microsoft gets partners to rally around its VoIP tools, 03/06/06

Microsoft on Monday lined up Cisco and a number of telecoms equipment vendors behind its VoIP platform to provide support for emerging voice protocols with the promise of integrating desktop phone systems and the PC.

Cisco, IBM demonstrate telephony integration, 03/06/06

IBM/Lotus said Monday that it is forging a partnership with Cisco as part of its efforts next year to revamp its real-time collaboration platform.

VoIP vendors get serious about SIP, 03/06/06

VoIP vendors poised to make news at VoiceCon this week say they will deliver on the multimedia and interoperability promises of Session Initiation Protocol with a lineup of products that use the protocol as a core IP PBX technology.


Intel mobile WiMAX card coming this year, 03/08/06

Intel Tuesday demonstrated the technology on which mobile WiMAX will be based and said it will deliver a PC Card using the system in the second half of this year.

Intel seeks efficiency with dual-core design, 03/07/06

Announcing it had found a way to strike a new balance between power and performance, Intel on Tuesday said it would release three new dual-core processors in coming months.

Intel could launch new dual-core processors by June, 03/03/06

Computer makers are planning to use Intel’s next generation of dual-core processors to build smaller, cooler machines. The first of those chips will launch in volume quantities by June, Intel is expected to announce at its Intel Developer Forum trade …


T-Mobile first to launch branded Opera Mini, 03/08/06

T-Mobile is the first operator to offer a branded version of the Opera Mini Web browser, Opera Software announced Wednesday at the Cebit trade show in Hanover, Germany.

CEBIT – Samsung shows first Origami device, 03/08/06

Samsung is showing the first device designed around Microsoft’s Origami project at the Cebit electronics show in Germany. It is a handheld computer that falls somewhere between a tablet PC and a PDA and runs a special edition of Windows XP.

AT&T deal won’t reduce spending, Lucent says, 03/08/06

Lucent doesn’t expect investments in new equipment to slow as a result of the proposed acquisition of BellSouth by AT&T, an executive of the U.S. manufacturer said Wednesday.

Metro shows voice-operated RFID device, 03/08/06

German retail giant Metro AG has unveiled a new voice-operated, smart-tag system designed to help warehouse personnel quickly and accurately fill merchandise orders.

Germans unwrap Europe’s fastest supercomputer, 03/08/06

The German Research Center Jülich unveiled Europe’s most powerful supercomputer this week, an IBM Blue Gene system that will be used by European scientists to do environmental and particle physics research.

Deutsche Telekom plans networked city competition, 03/07/06

Deutsche Telekom AG is taking a different approach to generate interest in new broadband services. The telco is inviting about 300 German cities to participate in a competition focused on developing innovative ways to use state-of-the-art broadband …

Cebit: T-Mobile to stream 20 World Cup soccer games, 03/07/06

T-Mobile International will stream 20 World Cup soccer games live to customers with phones using high-speed connections.

Security in the spotlight at Cebit, 03/06/06

Security will be a major focus this week at the giant Cebit show in Hanover, Germany. This year, the annual IT trade show will hone in on the multiple layers of security threats facing enterprise networks. Now it’s not just data networks that are …

Cebit: Microsoft Origami is one of many consumer gadgets on show, 03/03/06

Cebit is not just about IT for the enterprise: exhibitors will also be showing new consumer gadgets and services.

Microsoft offers a few more ‘Origami’ details, 03/02/06

Despite the buzz being generated by its Origami Project, Microsoft plans to give it only brief mention at the upcoming Cebit trade show, even though that event coincides with when the company has said it will offer more details. The project apparently …


Oracle readies stand-alone enterprise search, 03/02/06

Oracle Thursday entered the stand-alone enterprise search market with a new product that it hopes will do for corporate data when Google has done for public data on the Web.


EMC’s Tucci sees changes for storage in 2006, 02/28/06

EMC President and CEO Joe Tucci Monday predicted that the storage market will undergo significant changes in 2006 due to the prevalence of emerging technologies and growth potential in new customer segments.

* UPCOMING TRADE SHOWS (March, April, May):

CeBIT 2006

March 9-15, Hannover, Germany

Spring VON 2006

March 14-17, San Jose

Novell BrainShare 2006

March 19-24, Salt Lake City

Gartner Outsourcing Summit

April 3-5, Orlando, Florida

Forrester’s IT Forum 2006: GigaWorld

April 3-6, Las Vegas

LinuxWorld Boston

April 3-6, Boston

CTIA Wireless 2006

April 5-7, Las Vegas

Broadband Wireless World 2006

April 26-28, Las Vegas

Interop Las Vegas 2006

April 30 – May 5, Las Vegas

Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2006

May 14-18, San Francisco

JavaOne 2006

May 15-19, San Francisco


IT Roadmap: Boston

March 20, 2006

It’s where you’ll hear brilliant IT strategies delivered direct to you from Network World editors six months ahead of outsiders even knowing about it. Where you can meet personally, one-on-one, with an IT all-star to discuss how coming technology will reshape your enterprise. Where you can accomplish a year’s worth of vendor analysis among more than two dozen solution providers all in one day.