Stories by Jennifer McAdams

Top secret: unstructured data is a messy business

Mucking up the best-laid security plans everywhere is the messy business of how enterprises are supposed to cope with staggering amounts of unstructured data they are faced with. An additional problem is that some of it for internal eyes only, such as ad hoc files generated by email and other applications. It’s a huge problem that only the smallest of vendors are currently ready to tackle.

SIP provides unifying force for messaging

A University of Miami instructor hurriedly checks his voice mail using a laptop to access his e-mail in-box hosted on the school's Web site. Miles away, the "message waiting" light on his desktop phone is instantly extinguished -- a sure sign that the school's traditional and IP-enabled private branch exchange systems have responded to its new unified messaging application.