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Internet VPN or MPLS for branch office IP phone communication?

Before you choose internet VPN or MPLS for branch office IP phone communication, do a cost-benefit analysis.

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Review: Slow Internet? Firebind can sniff out the problem

We found Firebind to be an effective tool for reaching into branch office networks to diagnose Internet-based performance problems. Firebind has a simple agent installation procedure and uses email-based alerting, so network managers...

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VOSS and LayerX partner up to improve UC management

Integrating the data created from the VOSS-4-UC suite with the LayerX analytic engine makes it easier to manage Unified Communications applications.

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IBM warns of rising VoIP cyber-attacks

IBM says common Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and SIP and Cisco Skinny Client Control Protocol (SCCP) are most common targets.

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Ooma adds Internet security service to VoIP platform

Cloud-based service can block malicious traffic, offer parental controls

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This new Skype bot lets you chat with Spock

Microsoft has made no secret of its grand plans for chat bots, and this week it rolled out five new ones for Skype. Surely the most fun is "Spock," a bot that promises to help you "learn the ways of Vulcan logic."

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Polycom accepts Siris Capital's $2B offer, cancels Mitel merger

Zeus Kerravala explains what to expect now that Polycom has accepted Siris Capital's offer and canceled the Mitel merger.

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You can now send files with Skype when the recipient is offline

Microsoft stepped up its battle with the armada of mobile messaging apps on Tuesday, announcing that Skype users can now send files to each other without the recipient needing to be online.

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Microsoft gives businesses a free tool for online meetings

Microsoft is giving small businesses a new way to hold meetings online with the launch of a free Skype Meetings product that's aimed at providing professional communication tools for free.

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Higher ed network managers talk headaches and rewards

Institutions of higher learning can often feel like self-contained worlds of their own, and their wireless networks are much the same – subject to unique demands and rules, the campus network is a distinctive challenge for the IT pro....

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