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CONVERGENCE: Implementing Unified Communications >
WINDOWS 7: Managing Multiple Active Firewall Profiles >


December 16, 2009  

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Case Study  

Enabling Distance Learning
Video conferencing yields increased collaboration

West Hills Community College District rolled out Polycom video-conferencing gear to more than a dozen rooms to bring students from different campuses together for classes.

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Tech Trends  

Implementing Unified Communications
Convergence improves customer service

Unified communications systems from makers such as Cisco, Microsoft, Nortel and Polycom allow colleges to curtail travel, tap converged office capabilities and handle calls more efficiently.

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Tech Tips  

Windows 7 Multiple Active Firewall Profiles
Use this OS feature to protect connections

Tap firewall flexibility in Microsoft Windows 7 to enable Public, Private and Domain firewalls to be active on a computer simultaneously, giving each type of connection its own degree of protection.

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Product Review  

Avaya one-X Deskphone 9650
IP phone features speech recognition and call clarity

Our review of the Avaya one-X Deskphone 9650 finds that the IP telephone delivers an excellent user experience. The device offers a multitude of buttons and functionality.

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Case Study  

Virtual Desktop
Hofstra University deploys web apps, services for smartphones

Hofstra University rolls out Novell ZENWorks to deliver applications over the web for portability. The school also supports access to its portal through mobile devices.

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White Paper

Networking and Unified Communications for Higher Education: Collaboration no longer needs to be confined to a school's halls and meeting rooms

Case Study

Wireless Watch: Crime rates drop after Marquette University extends video surveillance beyond campus borders.

Reference Guide

Networking and Unified Communications: Simplifying communications for an evolving world


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