• Skype files IPO registration with SEC

    Posted August 9, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    Skype SA seeks to raise US$100 million through an initial public offering (IPO) in the U.S., as the Luxembourg-based provider of Internet telephony, video calling and instant messaging communications seeks to diversify and boost its user base and revenue.
  • Not just a passing fad: Improved productivity looks good on your business

    Posted August 3, 2010 - 2:47 pm

    Technology, like fashion, evolves constantly, but one thing that is always in fashion is saving money.
  • Skype on iPhone: Does it Save Money?

    Posted July 27, 2010 - 9:53 pm

    Sticking it to The Man just got a little easier with Skype for iPhone's addition of multitasking support and elimination of plans to charge for calls over 3G. But can the ability to receive Skype calls any time really save you money? Let's look at the numbers and find out.
  • Review

    Review: Sutus Business Central 200

    Posted July 27, 2010 - 9:48 pm

    One box integrates your router, shared storage, e-mail & VoIP service, providing a basic infrastructure for small business
  • Thinking Phone finds success with UC approach

    Posted July 19, 2010 - 10:53 am

    We sat down recently to talk about hosted VoIP services offered by Thinking Phone Networks with Steven Kokinos, the company's president and CEO. Thinking Phone Networks targets large and mid-tier enterprise customers and currently has about 500 business clients covering over 2,000 offices. The company's largest client to date provides services to about 7,000 users.
  • Hacker claims to have cracked Skype protocol

    Posted July 13, 2010 - 3:46 pm

    Internet telephony company Skype is facing claims that its protocol has been breached.
  • SIP trunking: A primer

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 9:25 am

    A beginner's guide to SIP trunking
  • Give Us Google Voice, Online Petition Demands

    Posted July 6, 2010 - 9:34 pm

    After a recent leak showing a Google Voice desktop application in action, fans of Google's telecommunications service have started an online petition demanding Google release the app to the public. "We have asked, begged, and pleaded for a desktop VoIP application...This petition is brought forth to show you the overwhelming demand for such an application," the petition reads. At the time of this writing, the petition at giveusvdesktop.com, had more than 2,400 signatures with an ultimate goal of 500,000.
  • Review

    Symantec NAC: Easy to install, strong on endpoint compliance

    Posted June 22, 2010 - 1:33 pm

    Symantec NAC is all about compliance: ensuring that devices on your network properly comply with the endpoint security policy you set in your Symantec Endpoint Protection console. Symantec NAC isn't about authentication or access controls beyond basic VLAN switching.
  • Review

    Cisco NAC: Strong in-line enforcement

    Posted June 22, 2010 - 1:31 pm

    While Cisco's overall NAC strategy is in flux, a NAC Appliance investment is likely to come with substantial purchase protection — just be sure to keep your SMARTnet contract up to date.
  • Google is no competitor for Skype - yet

    Posted May 27, 2010 - 9:55 pm

    Google's recent purchase of codec innovator Global IP Solutions (GIPS) has observers in a froth over a possible showdown between Google Voice service and Skype, the most popular and largely free VoIP service that includes video and conferencing. But Skype shouldn't worry in the short term.
  • E-health and Web 2.0: The doctor will tweet you now

    Posted May 20, 2010 - 4:30 pm

    When Janel Wood's 9-year-old son recently began experiencing migraines, the working mother decided to try a new company health care program that allowed her to communicate with a doctor through videoconferencing, voice over IP, and instant messaging.
  • VoIP phone service reaps savings, features for staffing firm

    Posted May 20, 2010 - 11:06 am

    When staffing firm Aquent scrapped its decentralized phone system for an outsourced VoIP service it saved $20,000 per month, expanded the features of its videoconferencing system and enhanced functionality of its ERP system in one fell swoop.
  • VeriWave captures users' view of Wi-Fi networks

    Posted May 18, 2010 - 10:00 pm

    Enterprise Wi-Fi networks are often mysteries, because it's difficult for IT to get a user perspective on how applications such as voice and video are performing over 802.11. VeriWave's new WaveDeploy system shows the quality of the user's Wi-Fi experience.
  • Skype Turns Panasonic HDTVs Into Videophones

    Posted May 18, 2010 - 9:00 pm

    The big-screen HDTV is looking more like an oversized smartphone every day--only without the mobility. Not only are Internet-enabled models that run Web applications becoming commonplace, but HDTV apps stores from top manufacturers like Samsung are opening their doors too. And now Panasonic's new line of Viera Cast HD sets will include Skype software for video calls.
  • VA disconnects Sprint's voice, data services

    Posted May 18, 2010 - 2:27 pm

    The U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs will complete a major network transition this fall, migrating from Sprint as its primary service provider to a new architecture that splits telecom traffic across three other carriers: AT&T, Qwest and Verizon.
  • VoIP: Coppin State Solves Its 911 Dilemma

    Posted May 18, 2010 - 1:37 pm

    Dr. Ahmed El-Haggan, CIO of Coppin State University, used a networking tool to provide 911 dispatchers the location information they need when VoIP users call with emergencies.
  • Microsoft to kill Response Point VoIP sales Aug. 31

    Posted May 18, 2010 - 1:16 pm

    Microsoft will stop selling the Response Point phone system on Aug. 31, as it clears the way for Microsoft Office Communications Server to be the vendor's primary VoIP platform.
  • Skype worm no cause for panic, says expert

    Posted May 18, 2010 - 11:49 am

    Security research firm Bkis earlier this month warned of a vicious virus targeting both Skype and Yahoo! Messenger. BKIS said in a blog post the attack involved inserting malicious URLs into chat windows with sophisticated social engineering hooks.
  • Skype's Newest Beta Adds Group Video Chat

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 11:57 am

    Have you ever used group chat wishing that you could use video? Now you can chat with up to four other people by using the latest beta version from Skype.
  • Skype to focus on iPad, iPhone, Android, not Windows Phone 7

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 10:37 am

    Skype, one of the go-to apps for any mobile platform these days, is taking a wait-and-see approach to Microsoft's latest mobile platform while it focuses on iPhone, iPad, Android, and others.
  • VidyoHealth enables remote medical examinations

    Posted May 13, 2010 - 1:05 pm

    Naples, Fla., cardiologist Julian Javier likes to look into his patients eyes to see how alert they are and to see their complexion when he make diagnoses, so he was interested in some sort of videoconferencing system that could give him that glimpse without requiring prohibitively expensive gear on the patient's end.
  • Goober 3 beta offers HD VoIP calls and video-conferencing

    Posted May 11, 2010 - 8:12 pm

    Goober Networks, in a bid to better compete with Skype and its ilk, has announced a public beta of Goober 3.0, its unified communications application. The new version allows HD VoIP calling, multi-user video conferencing, and multi-protocol instant messaging.
  • SMBs look to VoIP deployment

    Posted May 10, 2010 - 11:01 am

    Companies are beginning to turn to VoIP as they shrug off security concerns.
  • Skype slashes rates for international wireline, wireless calls

    Posted May 5, 2010 - 2:46 pm

    Skype this week will start offering new plans that will let users call international wireline and wireless phones at significantly lower rates than its current pay-as-you-go services.

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