While the cosmetic features like screen size and processing power of Apple's new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus attracted the most attention, their use of Wi-Fi and Voice over LTE (VoLTE) for voice and video calling could eventually have a major impact on how phone calls are handled in the enterprise.
By Colin Neagle | 18 September, 2014 05:53
This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.
By Snorre Kjesbu | 29 August, 2014 06:40
We've discussed some of the advantages of transitioning the PSTN to IP, but there we haven't yet covered the environmental implications of the pending transition. At their annual partner conference Perspectives14, GENBAND hosted a discussion which addressed the power costs behind the PSTN, pointing out the benefits an IP transition.
By Larry Hettick | 25 June, 2014 07:18
The ultimate eavesdropping solution for people who want to see what their employees, kids or spouse are doing on their Android (or jailbroken iPhone) smartphone.
By Keith Shaw | 23 May, 2014 06:18
Many U.S. residents who have written the FCC to voice concerns about the move from copper-based telephone networks to Internet Protocol are concerned about the potential effects on health from mobile-headset radiation and what happens when the electricity goes out.
By Grant Gross | 17 April, 2014 04:23
Review: Plantronics Voyager Legend CS Bluetooth Headset System and Logitech Mobile Speakerphone P710e
Here are two new devices that can help improve audio quality for voice calls, whether you're in the office or out on the road.
By Keith Shaw | 25 November, 2013 10:43
Yep, I've been writing for Network World for 20 years and a lot has happened in that time ... here are 10 of the most surprising
By Mark Gibbs | 03 June, 2013 07:15
The scoop: Logitech Wireless Headset Dual H820e, by Logitech, about $200 (mono version costs about $180).
By Keith Shaw | 31 May, 2013 18:05
Shaw reviews Das Keyboard's latest high-performance mechanical keyboard and AccessoryPower.com's GOgroove BlueSYNC SRC Portable Bluetooth Speaker and Receiver.
By Keith Shaw | 16 May, 2013 20:07
Facebook's big announcement was a big "so what?" and minimal innovation at its finest
By Mark Gibbs | 05 April, 2013 14:11
Shaw reviews Roku's Roku 3 Internet streaming TV box and Jabra's Revo wireless headphones.
By Keith Shaw | 25 March, 2013 12:07
Twit Cleaner is a popular web app that has been used by hundreds of thousands of Twitter users to clear deadwood from their accounts.
By Paul McNamara | 25 March, 2013 06:16
A group of my colleagues from different offices recently attempted a multi-party videoconference, brutally showing the continued need for a better method of video communication.
By Keith Shaw | 13 March, 2013 15:01
Gibbs analyzes the results of his "How do you manage your social networks?" survey
By Mark Gibbs | 28 February, 2013 20:10
OK, lots of interesting stuff for you this week. First up, LinkedIn has open sourced a system called Databus, a real-time database change capture system that provides a "timeline-consistent stream of change capture events ... grouped in transactions, in source commit order."
By Mark Gibbs | 27 February, 2013 15:25
For my recent column of predictions for 2013 I polled a huge number of IT people to see what they are expecting, and ended up getting more than 400 responses.
By Mark Gibbs | 15 February, 2013 23:19
Shaw reviews Western Digital's WD TV Play, by Western Digital.
By Keith Shaw | 12 February, 2013 14:13
Gibbs reviews his predictions from last year and surveys the more than 400 predictions that he's been sent by IT professionals
By Mark Gibbs | 02 January, 2013 17:04
Software-defined networking (SDN) has the potential to transform the telecom industry by improving the ability of carriers (both wired and wireless) to flexibly deliver bandwidth "on demand." It is critical that carriers improve both their network flexibility (improved customer value) and reduce their high operational costs as over-the-top providers (e.g., Google, Amazon, Skype, etc.) challenge the carriers' ability to grow their revenues and impact their margins.
By Lee Doyle, principal analyst at Doyle Research | 11 December, 2012 20:17
Shaw reviews Brother's OmniJoin Web and videoconferencing service.
By Keith Shaw | 03 December, 2012 11:59
This case study looks at the results of civil contracting company, Fulton Hogan, was able to achieve after adopting a suite of technologies to support its end-user computing environment. •Company was looking for new technology that would give better project support, secure access and to increase mobile usage •Growth was seen in all goal areas of: growth, cost management, risk management, talent management, client engagement, CSR, productivity and innovation •Dynamic infrastructure allows the IT department to adapt quicker and support the business’s needs, across multiple areas
- Marriott CIO: FCC message on WiFi blocking loud and clear
- Microsoft to business: Don't worry about Windows 10, consumers will test it
- Google Now adds data from Lyft, Airbnb and many more apps
- Outlook app for Android and iOS boosts Microsoft's mobile comeback
- MIT randomizes tasks to speed massive multicore processors
- NEC aims at Big Data 'sweet spot' with new SAP Hana tool
- Uber will fight to keep its Boston ride data private
- Verizon to allow opt-out from mobile 'supercookies'
- Brief: Tesla boosts 0-60 acceleration with over-the-air software upgrade
- AT&T will pay $18.2B as top bidder in mobile spectrum auction
- BMW cars found vulnerable in Connected Drive hack
- Twitter's Vine Kids app is not just for kids
- Apple puts the big hurt on Samsung
- Google Glass holds promise but requires a 'reset'
- Microsoft updates cloud-based SQL Server to simplify management