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December 2004

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Please Help Victims of Asian Tsunamis

December 28, 2004

Om is right. A year without tragedy would indeed be a wonderful gift.

We should all take a few moments out of our lives and pay attention to those less fortunate who have suffered immensely in the aftermath of the massive earthquake and the tsunamis it spawned.

One of my colleagues at TMC has family in Sri Lanka.

IM, VoIP Companies Ripe For Merging?

December 9, 2004

ABI Research issued a “wake-up call” to a number of industry players this morning, suggesting that a merger or acquisition pairing an IM company and a VoIP company might result in a huge revenue opportunity.

According to Vamsi Sistla, director of broadband and residential entertainment technologies at ABI Research, “Millions of people use the big IM services. Some use their voice capabilities. But the experience is pretty horrible.

Cisco, IBM Lead VoIP Study; Avaya, Siemens, SBC Tie For Third

December 7, 2004

The Yankee Group today released results of a study that show IP telephony solution providers need to focus on the basic features that make IP telephony work in corporate environments. The Yankee Group IP Telephony YankeeBrandMonitor indicated that attributes such as stability, reliability, and quality outweighed "future" benefits, such as technology leader and innovator.

Cisco Systems and IBM ranked number one and number two, respectively, in the study for deployment preference in the next two years.

Buyers rated vendors on a seven-point scale, where 1 indicated definitely will not implement and 7 indicated definitely will implement.

In-Stat/MDR Report Finds VoIP Growth In U.S. Businesses

December 7, 2004

According to a just released report from In-Stat/MDR, titled Business VoIP: An End-User’s Perspective, 2004, VoIP has made great strides among U.S. businesses as the percentage of companies using the technology grew from 3% to 12% over the past 12 months.

The research firm found that much higher rates of penetration are found within the larger business segments, forecasting that middle market VoIP penetration will be at 34% by year’s end, and at 43% in the large business segment.

The report examines current and future deployment plans for VoIP, covering such diverse topics as type of deployment (IP PBX or IP Centrex), service provider selection criteria, and vendor and service provider preferences.

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