• 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.
  • Network in budget lockdown? No problem for this prison system

    Posted September 10, 2009 - 10:22 pm

    State government IT budgets are as tight as ever, but the Nevada Department of Corrections is in a good position to hunker down and ride out the recession thanks to a recent network upgrade.
  • Unified Communications Promises Much, But Does It Deliver?

    Posted September 10, 2009 - 4:45 pm

    If you want to move forward with UC, early adopters have advice about planning projects and measuring returns.
  • Debunking the Top Five VoIP Myths

    Posted July 29, 2009 - 6:22 pm

    It's time to bust the myths that are keeping some small businesses from making the switch to VoIP.
  • Google begins adding new customers for Voice service

    Posted June 25, 2009 - 1:43 pm

    Nearly two years after acquiring Grand Central, Google is accepting some new users to its Google Voice service.
  • Nortel's liquidation could cripple UC relationship with Microsoft

    Posted June 24, 2009 - 8:57 pm

    Nortel's liquidation of its assets could possibly gut the 3-year-old unified communications partnership the company has with Microsoft.
  • Agito brings WLAN VoIP to the BlackBerry

    Posted June 22, 2009 - 1:47 pm

    Agito Networks said that it has stolen a march on the rest of the industry after launching a product that can deliver both VoIP and unified communications via Wi-Fi to users of RIM's BlackBerry handsets.
  • Google grabs 1 million phone numbers for Google Voice

    Posted June 18, 2009 - 9:04 pm

    Google last month reserved 1 million phone numbers with Level 3, signaling that it may finally be ready to roll out its long-anticipated Google Voice service.
  • Comcast open for IPv6 business

    Posted June 18, 2009 - 4:47 pm

    Comcast made big strides toward transitioning to IPv6 this week by announcing that it was making IPv6 transit available for any wholesale customers that connect to the company’s fiber network.
  • HP ProCurve converges wireless and wired network access

    Posted June 1, 2009 - 11:48 am

    HP ProCurve has introduced a combination wired and wireless client access device for the network edge, along with two new wireless LAN controllers.
  • Videoconferencing hits the big time … for real

    Posted May 29, 2009 - 9:34 am

    Yes, that's right: Videoconferencing is the next new thing -- for the third or fourth time since 1964. Conferencing vendors say sales of their gear has skyrocketed -- even over the past few months, when every other tech vendor was reporting gloom and doom.
  • Cisco enhances routers, switches for collaboration

    Posted May 27, 2009 - 11:52 am

    Cisco this week is extending its branch routers and LAN switches in an effort to improve the collaboration capabilities of enterprise customers.
  • Carrier salespeople can be (unintentionally) funny

    Posted May 14, 2009 - 3:46 pm

    Most IT professionals hate doing telecom RFPs. No surprise -- much of the effort is process and paperwork, two things that many find tedious and boring. But there are compensations. One is the sheer entertainment factor of the "dog and pony show."
  • Unified communications, collaboration can help save cash

    Posted May 6, 2009 - 5:05 pm

    Considering the current economic climate, some companies might not see an immediate need for unified communications and collaboration tools, but IT leaders argue the technology can help businesses increase productivity, cut costs and reduce their carbon footprint.
  • Microsoft to forbid VoIP, rival stores at mobile market

    Posted May 5, 2009 - 9:48 pm

    VoIP applications will be forbidden from Microsoft's Windows MarketPlace for Mobile store, along with programs that are larger than 10MB or that change the default browser on a device.
  • Cellcrypt secure VoIP heading to BlackBerry

    Posted April 16, 2009 - 9:03 pm

    Mobile voice encryption vendor Cellcrypt plans to offer BlackBerry software by the end of June.
  • EBay gets over identity crisis with Skype IPO

    Posted April 15, 2009 - 9:19 pm

    Analysts today called Tuesday's announcement that eBay Inc. is looking to spin off Skype via an initial public offering a smart move by the online auction house as it tries to get its house back in order.
  • UC security: When the shoe won't fit, compress the foot

    Posted April 15, 2009 - 10:34 am

    If your security model is location-centric and depends on keeping things separate, how do you respond to a disruptive technology like unified communications?
  • Business-Ready Skype Tools Slash VOIP Costs

    Posted April 15, 2009 - 10:23 am

    Skype says that about 35 percent of its customers are using the service at work, so the company has tailored features to help that audience manage Skype and save money. Especially with the recent iPhone and BlackBerry clients, Skype could cut your business costs.
  • EBay plans Skype IPO next year

    Posted April 14, 2009 - 8:06 pm

    EBay plans to spin off Skype via an initial public offering (IPO) because the Internet telephony unit doesn't mesh with the company's two other businesses -- e-commerce and online payments.
  • 6 things to consider when installing IP telephony

    Posted April 14, 2009 - 5:14 pm

    Security should be the first consideration for any IT department about to implement voice over IP on a local-area network, an executive with an equipment manufacturer says.
  • iPhone Skype may be tip of the iceberg for carriers

    Posted April 9, 2009 - 9:26 am

    Mobile operators are pondering VoIP's dangers and opportunities as they move toward all-IP networks.
  • Nokia Siemens bids for much of Nortel

    Posted April 8, 2009 - 3:21 pm

    Nokia Siemens, Avaya and Siemens Enterprise Communications are moving in to buy parts of troubled Nortel Networks, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.
  • Review

    Skype for iPhone

    Posted April 7, 2009 - 1:56 pm

    Quick chat sessions, powerful integration with the desktop version of the Voice over IP application, and better-than-expected call hosting make Skype for iPhone a must-download, even if it is missing some features.
  • 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.
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