Citel Portico TVA Bridges VoIP Transition

There are few products on the VoIP marketplace that aim to solve a major problem: Completing the difficult transition from TDM (or legacy) telephony to Voice Over IP. After spending a few months with the Portico TVA from Citel, I'm...

Toshiba Integrates with Microsoft OCS Feature Set

As the Microsoft Office Communication Server 2007 platform gains popularity between end users and IP-PBX platform vendors, more and more companies are offering integration. Toshiba announced today that its "Strata CIX" IP...

Nortel Customers Fear The Future

In the past twenty years, Nortel has built a large market share in the enterprise voice markets, accumulating thousands of customers across the globe. Now, with a potential buyer on the horizon, many Nortel customers are fairly...

Defining Your 5 Year Strategy

Almost every technology that is present in the modern enterprise requires constant attention and re-evaluation. Your collaboration and communication solutions are no exception to this rule. In the early part of this century,...

VoIP Growth Slowing in 2009?

A recent report just published by the Dell'Oro Group indicates that Voice Over IP adoption in the enterprise marketplace will begin to slow for the first time ever. While this specific metric measures "IP lines for the PBX market",...

DIDX Provides Wholesale Platform for DID Numbers

DIDs, or Direct Inward Dials, are a critically-important resource for organizations that need visible methods of communication from the outside world. Only a few years ago, the acquisition and provisioning of these numbers was a...

Change, The Constant In The IT Workplace

Today's job market, especially in IT-related jobs, is increasingly difficult. In comparison with other industries and professions, IT is still one of the strongest areas in terms of job growth, salary, and overall need. What's...

FCC Tightens Grip On VoIP Rules

The Federal Communications Commission is ratcheting down the rules for VoIP carriers and providers once again, in the name of increasing end-user rights and protection. The recent vote from FCC commissioners will result in...

Cisco's Strengthening Hold On Wireless Markets

Cisco's presence in the wireless products and services market was strengthened yesterday as new strategies were rolled out into its product portfolio. This recent news adds new features to its WebEx product suite, including the...

Switchvox SMB 4.0: In-Depth

At the ITExpo East conference in early February of 2009, Digium announced the newest version of Switchvox SMB software... SMB 4.0. Since then, I've had the opportunity to evaluate and test the exciting new features of this very...

Avaya's Aura a Cisco Killer?

The ability for organizations to communicate in multi-vendor, multi-site environments with ease and flexibility is essential. The direction of the convergence marketplace has proven that solutions designed around proprietary and...

Microsoft: No Mobile VoIP Apps Allowed

In a recent PC World article, Microsoft claims that it will strictly forbid VoIP-focused applications from the Microsoft Windows MarketPlace for Mobile Store. Among the list of prohibited applications is VoIP services that run...

Open Souce Shakeup In The Routing Marketplace?

The enterprise world is increasingly familiar with the concept of open source, and its acceptance is quickly gaining steam. We have heard of open source operating systems, telephony platforms, productivity software... and the list...

The 'Converged' CIO

New challenges, technologies, strategies, and policies greet the literally thousands of CIOs and IT executives across the United States. Whether it's long-term strategy planning, to dealing with immediate and short-term fires that...

Communications In A Crisis: Are We Ready?

The discussion of telecommuting and telework options always drifts to the forefront when topics of wide-scale disaster, potential pandemics, or any other far-reaching crisis arise. The mass media frequently identifies the use of...

Snom's Successes In SIP Endpoint Market

Snom, developers of SIP endpoints and VoIP products made two large announcements this week, proving that the company is accelerating it's growth in the SIP endpoint space. First, on April 21st, Snom announced that its entire SIP...

Sun and Oracle... Hope for Solaris?

The news of Oracle's acquisition of Sun brings new questions, and possibilities, to the table this morning. While some early indications and views are skeptical, this deal has the potential to bring an increased marriage between...

Should Mobile Carriers Ban Wireless VoIP?

In a slowly-developing debate between carrier and customer, the battle of allowing (or blocking) VoIP-related traffic on mobile networks is finally reaching a boil. With the recent news of T-Mobile blocking VoIP on their European...

The Last Days Of Nortel?

While news on the Nortel front has been quiet in the last few months, rumors are abound once again, spelling the nearly immediate and final death of Nortel. The Wall Street Journal reported today that Nokia Siemens has made an offer...

Agito Unleashes New Mobile Convergence Products

The phrase "mobile convergence" has been gaining steam in both the Enterprise and SMB spaces lately, as users and organizations alike demand the flexibility of converged communications on their mobile devices. Agito Networks...

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