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SIP is it

Apr 26, 20042 mins
Enterprise Applications

* SIP is it * Spies like us * Wireless, squared * News you can wear and eat

SIP is it

Joel Snyder is certain of one thing: If you’re going to do IP telephony, and if interoperability is important to you, then you’ve got to use Session Initiation Protocol, or SIP. H.323 is completely out of the running. Here’s why.

Spies like us

Backspinner Mark Gibbs delves into the seedy world of spyware and adware, looking at how it might come to reside on your systems, what it might try to do to you, and exactly what it might cost you.

Wireless, squared

Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology has enormous potential, especially when coupled with cell phones, says Johna Till Johnson. In this week’s Eye on the Carriers, she explains why the combination could have benefits well beyond RFID’s obvious domain, manufacturing.

News you can wear and eat

Melissa Shaw relays the best of her daily “Layer 8” column this week. Layer 8 (you didn’t know there was an eighth layer in the OSI model, did you?) is all about the wacky underbelly of the Internet. This week Shaw looks at spamwear, a communications badge a la Star Trek, and a story that could be called “Like Passwords for Chocolate.”