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Green Data Center Technology

On a recent flight back from Europe I marveled at the ice littering the North Atlantic. A flight attendant told me it was sad as what appeared to be ice cubes from a mile or more in the air used...

NetIQ Automates Information Technology Processes

As the world of information technology and IP communications converge, NetIQ is a company in the center of both markets, providing solutions which enable their customers to better manage both disciplines. The company's core business is IT process automation and...

Sagem-Interstar Makes Fax More Survivable

Sagem-Interstar Inc. (Sagem Communications) of Montreal, Canada  has been selling advanced fax server solutions for IP networks globally since 2002. Their technology leverages IP telephony and Unified Communications (UC) systems to boost productivity, collaboration activities and overall ROI. At VoiceCon...

Unimax Continues to Evolve

While wandering around VoiceCon recently, I was struck by how many different kinds of communications platforms are available for organizations, and many companies attempting to tackle unified communications must eventually find themselves in a multivendor environment needing "unified management". How...

Welcome Back Patrick Barnard

I would like to welcome back Patrick Barnard to the TMC editorial team. Patrick has covered a number of different editorial areas at TMC over the years and recently left TMC to work on Multichannel Merchant. He is now back...

Who is Bidding on Nortel?

According to the Wall Street Journal, there are a number of companies vying for pieces of Nortel. The LTE research and carrier groups may go to Nokia Siemens Networks or NSN if the JV between Nokia and Siemens has its...

Skype Does SIP Trunking

Skype announced today that it is getting into the SIP trunking business by allowing native SIP calls to be connected directly to its network allowing enterprise communications systems to communicate seamlessly with Skype's network of users. During the Beta period,...

Cisco's Plans for Flip video

For a good look into what Cisco is trying to do with the new Flip line of video recording devices it announced it will acquire today, check out this great article written by TMC's Michael Dinan who recently interviewed Charles...

Cisco Moves in Opposite Directions

With all the opportunity to sell more products in the data center and the consumer electronics space, a company like Cisco can afford to simultaneously attack both markets. To that end, Cisco recently announced its entry into the blade server...

Tango Networks Improves FMC and Corporate Texting

I scan over 1,000 news headlines a day when I am not traveling and without a doubt the most popular tech topic in the mainstream media these days is Twitter. David Pogue from the New York Times has even devoted...

Arunas Chesonis the Secret Weapon at PAETEC

PAETEC like a slew of other voice and data providers is looking to differentiate itself but perhaps its biggest asset is CEO Arunas Chesonis (pictured) whose unique style allows him to impress you about the company's direction without coming...

Interview With Spanlink's Scott Christian

Are companies really cutting their investments in customer acquisition and retention in this economic climate?  I have known the management of Spanlink Communications for years but haven't covered them in a while. Today I got a chance to speak...

Plantronics Redefines Unified Communications Endpoints

Company looks to differentiate itself from other headset vendors through software and innovation Historically the headset was not an area of the communications space where people expected tremendous amounts of new technology. Certainly wireless standards like DECT and Bluetooth have...

Unless You are Cisco or Oracle, Don't Acquire

Unless you are Cisco, Oracle or a handful of other companies such as a telco, you will have a tough time making tech/communications acquisitions work. That is my advice after watching the past decades. Perhaps the most sobering evidence is...

President Obama, Forget the Shovels, Fix the Patent System Mess

Although it is too early to know for sure, the RPX Defensive Patent Aggregation Service has just signed Epson and added it to other big names like Cisco and IBM. As you may recall this organization is like a mega...

Glowpoint's Aspiring Global Video Community

Recently Glowpoint put out the news they had record call volumes and I thought it made sense to learn more so I interviewed the company's CEO Michael Brandofino. The company plays in spaces which have been resistant to the slowing...

Nortel Under Assault

In a number of my meetings with companies in the tech and telecom space over the last few years, they have told me they are aggressively targeting Nortel customers. This was before the talk of bankruptcy which will likely make...

Aspect Makes Performance Management Acquisition

Combined entity to provide enhanced performance management, coaching, employee review and workflow functionality Aspect has done a great job rolling up a number of call center companies and even in a slow economy is not letting up. In fact, the...

Obviously VoIP is Alive and Well

  A Phoenix rising from the ashes -- not sure this is the appropriate image but it sure is colorful A few people have asked me recently to throw my hat in the ring about the health of VoIP. Many...

Can Cisco Become a Consumer Electronics Company?

To Cisco's competitors and there are many, the company is a monster. Almost impossible to compete with on a level playing field. In the past I have mentioned how the way Chambers and company acquires and integrates new companies into...

Silicon Valley Closes for Christmas

While the tech industry was immune from much of the slowdown in this recession during the first part of the year, the economic crisis which took hold in September of certainly changed all that. Now, many Silicon Valley companies are...

A Tale of Bribery, Cockroaches and Raid

 One of the most fascinating articles I have read in a long while is about the Siemens global bribery scandal where the company spent $1.4 billion on bribes from 2001 to 2007. Of that, get this - telecom accounted for...

We're No Shrinking Violet Says Nortel's Carrier Chief

Nortel is an interesting company from the perspective that they have an inherent advantage in their product development as they cater to two separate markets - enterprise and carrier, which need similar products. The company can afford to easily sell...

Nortel's Web.Alive Brings Virtual Worlds to Business

While Nortel faces financial struggles and unprecedented debt, there are bright spots in the company's portfolio which most reporters will ignore because - well good news doesn't sell. I for one think it is always worth exploring the silver linings...

Cisco 4-Day Shut Down Spooks Market

Cisco is taking extraordinary measures to cut costs and has had its first ever 4-day shut down to conserve money. Generally this is a good thing to do but in this case, investors are nervous and not acting rationally and...
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