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The unified communications puzzle has come together via video conferencing and various messaging technologies.

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A CIO's guide to the future of work

A CIO's guide to the future of work

Today's digital workplace is constantly inundated with new applications and devices, as tech investment also decentralizes. Top technology leaders are seeking an orderly path to improvement, yet the the way forward remains more turbulent than ever. Fortunately, there are perspectives that can help.

published October 29, 2014 by

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Inside CBA's tech-heavy office: photos

Inside CBA's tech-heavy office: photos

It's taken 18 months from go to woe, but the Commonwealth Bank has begun moving over 300 staff per week into its lavish new tech-filled offices on the Sydney Harbour foreshore. ZDNet Australia was invited to tour the offices with the bank's chief information officer, Michael Harte.

published September 21, 2011 by

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Gallery: Day to Night at SXSW 2011

Gallery: Day to Night at SXSW 2011

At the largest technology/Internet conference in the United States,attendees can connect online or in person in the halls, at parties and while attending panels and talks about the convergence of technology with all facets of life.

published March 14, 2011 by

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Image Gallery: T-Mobile Talk Forever HotSpot @Home service

Image Gallery: T-Mobile Talk Forever HotSpot @Home service

T-Mobile may not have a 3G data network, but they are on the cutting edge with helping people ditch their home phones and use VoIP services. The latest service allows you to use your standard home cordless phone with a new T-Mobile line. The service does require a new special modem, available for US$50 with 2-year commitment.

published February 21, 2008 by

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Apple's app flap: Don't blame AT&T

ZDNet Senior Editor Sam Diaz shares his views on the recent iPhone related controversy--Apple’s rejection of Google Voice. He says, AT&T was not behind the app rejection and that Apple should adopt it because it has already approved other VoIP apps such as Skype.

published August 10, 2009 by

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Linden Lab VP, platforms & technology: Joe Miller

Joe Miller, VP of platforms and technology development at Linden Lab talks to CNET's Dan Farber about the challenges in developing dynamic and reliable backend operations for the 3D virtual world of Second Life. Miller also discusses how they're incorporating new hi-tech conferencing tools for business users such as VoIP solutions and video streaming technologies.

published September 2, 2008 by

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IT Dojo: Three tools that network administrators can't live without

Network administrators are always looking for tools that can save them time and help them optimize and secure their networks. I'm sure most, if not all, of you have your own list of favorite tools. In this IT Dojo video, Bill Detwiler talks about the following three net admin tools that our TechRepublic authors and members say they can't live without:1. PuTTY2. Wireshark3. NessusOnce you’ve watched this IT Dojo video, you can find a link to the original TechRepublic article, print the tip, and get links to additional Linux and open source resources from our IT Dojo Blog.

published August 8, 2008 by

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CIO View: It's good to talk-over-IP

Voice over IP, or VoIP as it's affectionately known, offers a great deal more flexibility than a classical phone system. Despite VoIP's advantages, IT managers shouldn't underestimate the cost or complexity of setting up such a system.

published October 31, 2007 by

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Alcatel Lucent: Ray Gilbert

Ray Gilbert, assistant vice president for IT enterprise collaboration at Alcatel Lucent, tells ZDNet.com editor-in-chief Dan Farber how the telecom services provider is addressing mobility needs and convergence challenges for the next generation of digital devices.

published July 11, 2007 by

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Cisco's push-to-talk VoIP

ZDNet executive editor David Berlind talks to Cisco vice president for mobility solutions Alan Cohen about the company's latest announcement for the retail VoIP market. To read more about Berlind's take on Cisco's push-to-talk VoIP, click here.

published May 29, 2007 by

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Logitech BCC950 ConferenceCam review

Logitech BCC950 ConferenceCam review

Although it's not cheap by consumer standards, Logitech's BCC950 ConferenceCam is an excellent solution for businesses wanting to get into video communication without going to the much greater expense of installing traditional room-based systems.

published August 2, 2012 by

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Fonality Trixbox (Base Appliance)

Fonality Trixbox (Base Appliance)

Fonality's trixbox is an ISDN and traditional POTS-style telephony system based on the open source Asterisk software, and comes with dedicated hardware eliminating compatibility issues. We found trixbox to be competitively priced and easy to set up.

published March 18, 2008 by

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Avaya IP Office 500

Avaya IP Office 500

While being a leader in most areas of IP telephony, Avaya have previously been lacking in support for the smaller end of the market. That's set to change, however, thanks to the introduction of the new Avaya IP Office, a VoIP solution which caters from as little as two users right through to 360 users per server.

published May 16, 2007 by

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ShoreTel ShoreGear-120

ShoreTel ShoreGear-120

Aimed at medium to larger businesses, the ShoreGear-120 offers an impressive and versatile VoIP solution with the only major gripe being the big hit to capacity when using analog phones.

published May 16, 2007 by

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NetComm V300

NetComm V300

The V300 offers quality voice services and simple router functionality in an easy to set up package.

published November 2, 2005 by

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Engin Voice Box

Engin Voice Box

If you're a heavy phone user who can deal with having yet another home phone number, then Engin's voice box could save you serious money.

published December 20, 2004 by

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