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
That there is nothing unusual about either of these anecdotes is what makes them so remarkable.
By Paul McNamara | 03 December, 2012 06:03
Gibbs follows up on his column from two weeks ago wherein he claimed " I think I know just what might be the smart [social media] tubes of the future.
If you’re looking for your first ERP system or looking to upgrade from an existing system, the evaluation, selection and implementation process is a long-term strategic decision for your organization. To help you through this process, here are eight simple steps for a successful ERP system selection.
It’s impossible to conduct a storage conversation these days without talking about “solid-state” or “flash storage.” Along with “virtualisation” and “cloud,” it’s one of those de-rigueur phrases. And, like those other two, flash is suffering from an over-exposure that can assume familiarity and understanding where it does not exist.
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