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by Steve Taylor and Larry Hettick

VoIP educational opportunities

Nov 24, 20032 mins

* ComNet and Web site can teach you about voice over IP

In these days of tight training budgets, we’re always looking for ways to help you stay current. Obviously we think this newsletter is one of the best mechanisms, but we also are all too aware of the limitations of what you can do with a few hundred words per week.

One of the options we encourage you to consider seriously is to attend the ComNet show in Washington, D.C., the week of Jan. 26.

Larry and Steve will both be heavily involved with the VoIP portions of the educational program. For starters, Larry will be teaching a half-day tutorial Monday afternoon (Jan. 26) titled “Applications Convergence.” In this session, Larry will focus on how a new IT model will build on today’s VoIP systems model and how the model will substantially reduce costs for systems integration.

Then on Wednesday morning the entire conference program shifts to a focus on VoIP. In a session chaired by Steve and Jim Metzler, a group of world-class industry experts will examine a wide range of topics. Larry will be discussing applications again. Other presentations that we’ll tell you more about later cover network performance and infrastructure, an IP PBX update, and a panel discussion featuring the top analysts in the VoIP arena.

If you want to get a head start or if you can’t make it to Washington, we also just uncovered a very nice Web site that one of the presenters for ComNet, Alan Clark of Telchemy, has developed. The domain name – – gives you a really good hint about the content. The site has excellent technical information – whether you’re troubleshooting a problem or just learning more about the technical nuances that you might encounter.

And by the way, if you’re able to go to ComNet, be sure to take advantage of the fact that Steve’s Webtorials site is a media sponsor of the show. If you enter the priority code CNWEB when you register, you’ll get a 15% discount on your registration fees.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday we will be sending just one newsletter this week. Regular service will resume next week. We wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving.