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  • Could Facebook be your next phone company?

    <em>This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.</em>

    Written by By Dean Manzoori, Masergy VP for Unified Communications21 March 15 08:23
  • How to Prepare Your Business (And Your Employees) to Work Remotely

    Hurricanes, blizzards, floods, earthquakes, even mundane events like employees' car troubles or family obligations can disrupt your business and put a damper on productivity. Here's how to prepare your business and your personnel for working remotely.

    Written by Sharon Florentine06 Feb. 14 20:05
  • LTE makes headway on global roaming, speed and voice

    LTE is simultaneously being pushed forward on several fronts, and the result for users will be faster networks, better coverage and the ability to access networks while travelling abroad.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs28 June 13 10:37
  • Android app offers new flexibility for IT admins

    Information workers are increasingly demanding to use consumer-friendly Android and iOS devices on the job, so it stands to reason that IT administrators would value such flexibility too.

    Written by Katherine Noyes22 Sept. 10 08:19
  • Why Intel's Infineon buy is a smart move

    Intel has been on a buying binge lately. Just two weeks ago the world's largest chip maker agreed to acquire security vendor McAfee for $7.68 billion, and today it announced plans to buy Infineon Technologies' Wireless Solutions (WLS) division for $1.4 billion.

    Written by Jeff Bertolucci31 Aug. 10 08:18
  • Google voice chat not ready for business--or is it?

    Google's new Gmail calling may be a great way for consumers to make free and low-cost voice calls, but the service isn't quite ready for business customers using Google Apps, the search giant's suite of cloud-based productivity programs.

    Written by Jeff Bertolucci26 Aug. 10 08:26
  • 5 open source VoIP softphones to watch

    The steady rise in people using IP telephony to communicate -- for personal and business reasons -- has led to the development of a number of different VoIP "softphones" that can be used on a PC or notebook.

    Written by Rodney Gedda20 Nov. 09 14:16
  • Five open source IP telephony projects to watch

    In addition to the well-known Asterisk, there is a vibrant community of open source software PBX systems that can be used for internal and service provider IP telephony. Here are five exciting open source VoIP and UC projects to keep an eye on.

    Written by Rodney Gedda21 Oct. 09 10:53
  • Mark Spencer talks 10 years of Asterisk

    Mark Spencer, founder of Asterix, looks back on 10 years of the open source PBX and discusses its future -- and that of the VoIP industry in general.

    Written by Rodney Gedda15 Oct. 09 06:16
  • DIY tips: How to cut costs and get more from your IT gear

    With project budgets shrinking, network professionals are spending less time planning new purchases and more time trying to cut costs and squeeze more value out of existing IT resources.

    Written by Denise Dubie03 April 09 08:35
  • Virtualization, VoIP Save Big for Software Company

    "I have a bad habit. I love cracking practical jokes on my team. Just the other day, while I was at an airport waiting to board a flight to Mumbai, I logged on to the public Wi-Fi network, tunneled through VPN into our enterprise network. I used the VoIP softphone on my laptop to dial out to one of my team members. Not expecting me in the office, but seeing the call routing from my extension, rattled my team members. I, indeed, had a mighty laugh at their expense," he smiles.

    Written by Gunjan Trivedi22 Sept. 08 13:40
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