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Some customers aren't sold on US transition to IP networks
Many U.S. residents who have written the FCC to voice concerns about the move from copper-based telephone networks to Internet Protocol are concerned...
Net neutrality ruling complicates US transition to IP networks
The transition from copper-based telephone systems to IP networks in the U.S. could become swept up in political fallout as the FCC figures out how...
Avaya tried to monopolize maintenance, jury says in $60M verdict
A federal jury in New Jersey has handed a setback to Avaya, ruling that it illegally tried to quash competition for service on its enterprise...
Unify sets timetable for launch of its Project Ansible unified communications service
Unify has set a timetable for the launch of its Project Ansible unified communications product, with beta testing scheduled for May.
Secusmart puts its BlackBerry encryption chip to work on the desktop
At around a!2,000 (US$2800) each, the secure smartphones that SecuSmart showed at Cebit last year were out of reach of many businesses -- although...
Fujitsu says its all-in-one PC-phones cut power consumption for unified communications
Unifying communications by replacing separate PCs and telephones with a PC equipped with a headset and some telephony software can sound like a great...
AT&T wants trials in Florida, Alabama for shift away from traditional phone service
A rural Alabama town and a suburban area of Florida may be on the cutting edge of a historic shift away from traditional circuit-switched phone...
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...
Movirtu turns your tablet and laptop into a mobile phone
Movirtu has unveiled CloudPhone, a software platform that lets users make and receive calls over Wi-Fi networks using their mobile phone numbers on...
Globalstar offers pre-paid satellite telephony with new subscription
Globalstar is hoping to open up the satellite telephony market to a wider audience with the introduction of its first pre-paid service.
Why one company declined cloud-based 'crisis communications system'
Cloud-based services are still often seen as too risky for sensitive information. Take the case at Kingsport, Tenn.-based Eastman Chemical Company,...
French authorities requested 6,145 phone and data taps in 2012
French government and police officials requested 6,145 phone and data taps in 2012, fewer than in 2011, according to figures released by the French...
EU court rejects Cisco's challenge to Microsoft-Skype merger
Microsoft's acquisition of Skype is compatible with European Union competition law, the General Court of the E.U. ruled Wednesday.
NSA is said to collect cellphone location data across the world
The U.S. is collecting nearly 5 billion records a day on the location of cellphones around the world to feed a large database of the location of...
Ooma Office: This VoIP-based phone system makes small businesses seem big
Every business must interact with its customers via the telephone at some point. And it won't matter how great your employees are, or how superb...
US senators challenge in court NSA claim that dragnet surveillance is required
Three prominent U.S. senators have in a federal court filing questioned the claim of the National Security Agency that its bulk collection of phone...
Cisco beefs up enterprise collaboration tools
Cisco will boost its enterprise collaboration stack with products designed to simplify the way companies secure communications, interact with...
Siemens Enterprise changes its name to Unify
Siemens Enterprise Communications has changed its name to Unify and now hopes to take advantage of a growing interest in hosted unified...
French ISP Free offers fiber customers 1Gbps upgrade for no cost
Customers of French ISP Free will soon see their fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) connections upgraded from 100Mbps to 1Gbps, with no change to the monthly...
What the NSA and business (should) have in common
Regardless of where you sit on the privacy vs. security spectrum regarding the controversy over the NSA collecting telephony metadata for millions of...