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New Internets

January 20, 2006

Many countries are looking for alternatives to a world where they are forced to use technology that is controlled in some way by the US government. A while back, Europeans decided to begin the launch of a multi-billion dollar GPS competitor into orbit called Galileo.

Now, other countries are looking to compete with America’s ever-growing Internet dominance. For example, China, the Arab League and a Dutch company have all started to build their own mini-internets that are not necessarily available to those on the real or should I say “first” Internet.

These newer internets will differ from the one we use today because it will use suffixes different from the 264 that are approved by Icann which stands for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. You know these suffixes as .com, .org, .jp, etc.



VoIP and Making Money

January 19, 2006

Here is the latest article on making money in VoIP and how to partner/resell the products and services needed to make you wealthy in the IP communications business. John McDonald will be on my panel next week at Internet Telephony Conference & Expo that focuses on Making Money Selling VoIP. The target for this session is resellers looking for companies who have products and services worth reselling. I sincerely hope to see you there.

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When Everyone Wants to Be Your 'Partner' … Be Careful Who You Walk Down the Aisle With (Part 2).

By John McDonald, Kayote Networks


[The second in a series of articles.






Asterisk Certification

January 18, 2006

Be sure to check out the Asterisk certification at Internet Telephony Conference & Expo next week. We are very proud to be expanding TMC University’s certifications into a new area. If you are interested in getting certification in open-source VoIP be sure to come to ITEXPO next week and partake in the learning and certifying!

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Open Source/Asterisk Certification Program Added to INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO Program

Norwalk, CT, [January 18, 2006] - Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) today announced that a special TMC University™ certification course covering Open Source and Asterisk, the open source PBX will be offered to attendees at next week’s INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO East 2006 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

The conference will be held January 24-27, 2006 at the Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. TMC University Open Source/Asterisk Certification will take place on Thursday, January 26, 2006.

Attendees of TMC University’s Open Source/Asterisk Certification courses who successfully pass a comprehensive exam will receive certification from TMC University that they have completed the course and understand open source technologies.

According to TMC president and INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference Chairman, Rich Tehrani, open source technologies are revolutionizing PBX technology, replacing costly hardware with new, customizable software options.

“Open source is one of the fastest growing segments of VoIP.













64 Bit Computing

January 18, 2006

Here is a great article from Microsoft that points out the benefits of 64 bit computing and how aside from the potential need to recompile, there are few problems with running 32-bit applications on 64-bit computers. The OS, Windows Server 2003 x64 is what makes this possible.

Here is a graph and and excerpt of the article:






There are two things of interest to note in the CPU utilization graphs. First, the average processor utilization of the x64 server is only about half that of the x86 server (34 percent versus 64 percent). Second, on the x86 server there are noticeable spikes where the CPU was running at 100 percent capacity for a sustained period of time.


Silver Peak

January 18, 2006

I received this whitepaper from Silver Peak. I haven’t heard of the company previously and I thought this was an interesting paper and worth posting. I think VoIP quality is a hidden problem the industry needs to do a better job of addressing. This paper is a bit commercial but still worth a read:

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Many of you are aware of "server sprawl" - the proliferation of servers and storage in branch and remote offices.

ITEXPO Don't Miss Luncheon

January 18, 2006

Vonexus, an Interactive Intelligence are hosting a "New Rules of Business Communications" luncheon at Internet Telephony Conference & Expo next week.

This luncheon includes a keynote from Interactive Intelligence founder, president, and CEO, Dr. Donald E. Brown, who will provide an educational and entertaining look at the latest in best practices for deploying business communications systems, including IP telephony solutions for the enterprise and contact center. I understand this event will be very exciting and not a standard industry function. I have heard rumors about what the company is planning and it sounds like you don't want to miss it.

The luncheon will take place Wednesday, Jan. 25, 12noon - 1 p.m. There is no advance registration and attendance is limited so please arrive early.



PC World Mention

January 17, 2006

VoIP Expo Marketing

January 16, 2006

I had a discussion with my marketing department today. They are about to let the world know that there are still unbelievable deals on airlines and hotels to go to Florida for the Internet Telephony Show next week in Fort Lauderdale, FL. We often have internal discussions about VoIP conferences. So many of them lead with price.

The Courier

January 16, 2006

The television networks are really taking a beating due to the advent of TiVo and other DVR companies. In addition they face increasing competition from video games and the web. They are fighting back in a few ways such as selling episodes on the web. A relatively newer way is to launch TV shows that run during commercial messages.

Alexa

January 15, 2006

Recently someone told me that Alexa was spyware. I asked them why they said this and they responded that this is what they heard from a friend. I directed them to the Alexa toolbar and they got a better idea how the service works. They said, oh, this is just like the Google Toolbar.

Alexa seems to be the best way to find out how much traffic a site gets without having to pay for the data.

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