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Outsource Network Monitoring to Trusted Experts

Listening to Douglas Mauro, CEO and founder of TruePath Technologies, whose company is trusted with their network monitoring tools for the Verizons,...

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The Role of Media Servers in NG911 and e911

While we take for granted now that we can use text, video and data to communicate with each other, this is...

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Large Enterprises: Think Like a Service Provider When it Comes to Network Connectivity

By: Mae Kowalke, TMCnet Contributor

There is hardly a business today that does not require high speed and high performance Internet connectivity. Let’s face it, quality network access is table stakes for running a successful business in an increasingly connected world where commerce is 24/7/365 and can originate or terminate from anywhere and over any device with a browser.  As a result, ensuring good networking and communications for employees is a major priority for all businesses, but it is an especially daunting one for large enterprises due the volume and the accommodation of rapid change thanks to things like the cloud, BYOD, mobility and the virtualization of the workplace.

A recent Alcatel-Lucent application note, The large enterprise has changed, gave an interesting snapshot of large enterprise IT today.

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IoT News from Cisco, University of Missouri and a new IoT Certification Available

Lots of exciting news in the IoT and M2M spaces today. Cisco unveils six pillars for IoT development and lots of new...

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Broadsoft, Nimble Storage, Vodafone, Hibernia, Sonus and other video Interviews

Erik Linask of TMC interviews Hugh Shannon of AvotusMy video team has been at some of the latest shows in the telecom...

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VoWiFi Will Play a Critical Role in Extending Voice Coverage

Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi)...what’s the big deal?  For instance, I can already engage in VoWiFi with some VoIP clients that are downloaded...

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Why CSPs Will Retain a Strong Position in Video Services

By: Paula Bernier, TMC Executive Editor

Facilities-based service providers that own the access network are ideally positioned to distribute video both today and in the future, according to Chris Croupe, who works in strategic marketing at Alcatel-Lucent. Video comes in a variety of forms, its applications continue to expand, and this kind of content continues to multiply, Croupe notes in his recent TechZine posting, Future of video content: Evolution toward 2020.

Calls leveraging video have become widespread, he adds, noting that 59 percent of smartphone users under 35 years of age make at least one video call a month, and 37 percent of this group does so at least once a week.

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BMW Goes Green

July 30, 2007

UK Based ISP Easynet goes Carbon Neutral

July 28, 2007

The Real Carbon Footprint of a Web Page

July 26, 2007

If a banner ad falls in the woods, does anybody see it? Seriously, does a banner ad have a carbon footprint? Over at Internetnews.com, David Needle has a fascinating discussion about the whole banner ad Vs. print ad debate regarding carbon footprint. There is a discussion of the Green Grid and other socially and environmentally responsible ways to ensure your data center is as green as can be.   My take is the carbon footprint of a web ad requires an indirect calculation.

Plant a Tree for Six Dollars

July 25, 2007

Green Technology World Conference Program

July 25, 2007

Here is the conference program for Green Technology World Conference which takes place September 11-12th 2007 in Los Angeles, CA. Here are some of the sessions to give you an idea of what to expect:   TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 2007

Top Ten Ways to be GREEN through Better Networking
Mark Leary, Senior Strategist, Cisco
In this connected world, our networks are front and center in our GREEN technology efforts. In this session, Cisco will outline the ten most significant networking technologies and techniques that are serving to ease our demands on the Earth’s resources. As the world’s premier provider of networking systems to enterprises, small and medium businesses, and service providers, Cisco is uniquely positioned to research, analyze, and forecast the impact of networking technology on GREEN initiatives.

Green Credit Card

July 25, 2007

Green Investment Up 45% - Report

July 24, 2007

Sacramento Greens Up Light Rail

July 23, 2007

Opportunities to “go green” are all around us. Public transportation has long been considered a useful tool in the march to save the environment. It’s become commonplace see alternative fuel buses in many municipalities across the United States.   Now the Sacramento Bee is reporting that the California capital has identified that city’s light rail system for an energy efficiency upgrade.   Call it the Prius effect.   Much like the systems Toyota uses in their hybrid vehicles, Sacramento hopes to take advantage of regenerative braking technology to capture energy to be used in helping the trains to accelerate out of the stations.   Energy created while braking will be captured and sent back into the lines that provide power to the light rail system.   According to the Sacramento Bee, forty percent of the energy from braking can be recovered and sent back to accelerating trains.

Mobile Phone Carbon Footprint

July 20, 2007

American Airlines Plans Green Marketing Push

July 20, 2007

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