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Comprehensive news and discussion of enterprise communications and converged network solutions.

7 Ways IT Can Help the Planet

on May 28, 2009 by Mark Ivey


Information technology is considered a “clean” industry. True, its contribution to global environmental issues pails in comparison to automobiles or heavy industry. But IT does contribute to the problem, and it’s growing. More...

Interop Conference 2009

on May 20, 2009 by Mark Ivey

Traffic and interest was high at Sprint's booth during this week's Interop conference in Las Vegas, where team members talked about its strategy of converged solutions to enable unified communications, including Mobile integration and SIP Trunking and teaming up with partners: Cisco, IBM, Microsoft.  (Stephanie Greenwood reports).  During the week, Russ McGuire (Vice President, Corporate Strategy) spoke at the two-day CIO boot camp workshop, while Dan Jacobson (Senior Portfolio Manager -Converged Voice Services), participated in a panel discussion on "Unified Mobile Communications."

Now, for the User’s View of UC

on May 04, 2009 by Kevin O'Brien

Love reading all these blogs about “convergence” from a technology standpoint. But I think there’s a gap in the dialog. Viewing convergence from a network/technology (i.e. supplier/carrier) standpoint doesn’t necessarily align with convergence from a user standpoint. More...

UC and the Unknown Benefits

on March 31, 2009 by Steve Coker

One of the great things about working on convergence is that I have the opportunity to regularly discuss UC with senior decision-makers of our business customers. Since UC is one of those terms that seems to mean just about anything depending on who you are talking to, we have wide-ranging conversations about the technology, best in class ways to implement UC solutions, and the features and benefits. This is all good stuff, and important to understand when you are committed to deploying UC. However, just as often I find myself in conversation with someone who says, "I understand all that, but I still don't know what UC means to my business." More...

Five Money-Saving Recession Tips for Enterprise Networks!

on March 23, 2009 by Steve Parrott

Every morning’s paper and every local news show seem to be offering tips lately on dealing with this dismal economy. Ten ways to cut your grocery bill! Eight ways to save on your kids’ clothes! This is truly helpful information for these tough times, and in that spirit, I’d like to offer up five ways that you can reduce your company’s networking costs. More...

The Indispensability of Wireline

on March 06, 2009 by Steve Parrott

It’s partly our fault for not speaking up sooner, but Sprint has gotten tagged with the reputation of a company that just isn’t serious about its wireline business. This is so far off the mark that it would almost be funny, if we weren’t the butt of the joke. More...

Empowering the Federal Network

on February 25, 2009 by Bill White

While most recent news about the federal government has understandably focused on spending – given the size of the stimulus package – President Obama clearly realizes how vital it is for each agency to operate efficiently. By reducing overhead costs, which includes communications, these agencies can devote more of their budgets to their mission.More...

VoIP-is-Dead Debate is Good for Us

on January 27, 2009 by Shaun Ledgerwood

The Is-VoIP-Dead debate goes on, and it’s performing a valuable public service by making us all re-examine what VoIP was, what it is now, and how it fits into the AoIP (Applications over IP) concept that Steve Parrott talked about on January 19. More...

Controlling Your MPLS Network

on January 14, 2009 by Steve Parrott

We’ve spent several months talking about network convergence and the savings and benefits you receive when you migrate to an IP platform. In its simplest form, network convergence is the ability for voice, video and data (wireline and wireless) communication to travel along the same IP platform. The reality, of course, is more complex. More...

Unified Communications: How to Clear the Fog

on January 12, 2009 by Steve Coker

If you’re confused about unified communications and what it can do for your company, you’re not alone. Actually, you’re in the majority. More...