• Goodbye, Google Voice: I'm breaking up with you

    Posted March 14, 2014 - 10:59 am

    Let me just lay it all out here on the table, so there is no misunderstanding. The way we use phones has changed.
  • Google Voice tests number porting, for a price

    Posted January 20, 2011 - 3:02 pm

    Google Voice users may soon be able to turn their cellphone numbers into their central Google Voice number for $20. The search giant recently started testing a number porting service for Google Voice with a small group of users. The feature requires you to cancel your mobile contract and move your phone number from your carrier to Google. Engadget was the first blog to report the new feature after a heads up from Twitter user QQforU.
  • Ignore telephony security at your peril

    Posted January 5, 2011 - 3:14 pm

    Among the threats that keep IT security managers up at night, attacks against phone systems have often ranked near the bottom. The last time we asked IT leaders about their telephony security plans, just 2% had experienced a security incident, and in almost all of these cases, the attack was internal misuse of phone systems for personal long-distance calls. Few had developed any sort of comprehensive security or risk analysis plan covering their voice systems.
  • Making the switch to VoIP

    Posted September 14, 2009 - 5:13 pm

    How do you know if a VoIP telephony system is right for you? Here are four factors that lead businesses to make the switch.
  • 11 things executives should ask about their organization's crisis plan

    Posted May 22, 2009 - 1:45 pm

    CDW Corp., a supplier of information technology to business, government, and education, offers the following checklist of topics and questions for non-technology executives and administrators to review with their management teams and (IT) departments to prepare for significant facility shutdowns – regardless of the cause:
  • Money saving IT tips any company can do

    Posted April 16, 2009 - 8:33 pm

    Pare down hardware, software, power and other costs
  • The Internet Kill Switch

    Posted April 13, 2009 - 2:51 pm

    A draft bill proposes that the president be given what will be, in effect, the power to shut down the Internet. No, I am not kidding. At first I thought this was some kind of elaborate April Fool's joke (a staff working draft of the bill is dated April 1), but then I learned these people are serious!
  • IBM lining up run at telephony, VoIP integration

    Posted April 1, 2009 - 8:18 pm

    IBM Lotus Wednesday introduced a slew of partners to help with its efforts to integrate traditional telephony and VoIP with collaboration software via Sametime Unified Telephony Server, which the company said will ship in July.
  • Open-Source Mobile Telephony Goes Legit

    Posted January 21, 2009 - 3:26 pm

    While big business may be crowning open source as the king of server-based computing, most enterprise movers and shakers vehemently deny any such moves in telephony. Yet, open source in telecom is long past its debut and is, in fact, already in play in much of the Fortune 500.
  • Undersea robot searches for severed cables

    Posted December 22, 2008 - 12:19 pm

    A repair ship had started repair work Monday on two of three undersea cables that were cut on Friday in the Mediterranean.
  • 3G in China: one country, three standards

    Posted September 12, 2008 - 2:11 pm

    If China Mobile made any splash as a top-level sponsor of the Beijing Olympics, it was for its limited deployment of TD-SCDMA (Time Division-Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access) 3G (third-generation) telephony service in the Olympic cities, except Hong Kong.

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