This category features the latest in applications that can be used to run a customer’s business.


Curds and the Digium Way

Given Digiums success with an open-source application like Asterisk, it would seem that they could have continued with that philosophy and developed an open-source-based endpoint.

An Imperfect Storm

Having networks fail around the world as we are attempting to generate confidence in using cloud applications is not good.

How Do You Iron Chef?

Cloud computing is clearly the delivery mechanism of applications for some time to come.

Forecasting Chicken, Steak and Fairness

When ASPs like Apple and Google release new services that are expected to generate a new wave of traffic without giving notice to the carriers, this can negatively affect all network users.

Pancakes and Panned

In addition to having a Fixed-Mobile Convergence (FMC) solution, the popularity of mobile smartphones and tablets is accelerating the need to support a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategy for all IT applications.

Business-Ready VoIP: Cable vs. Wireline

Cable service for business VoIP and cloud-based applications is improving. It might not be the equal of metro Ethernet or a wireline offering of SDSL or a T1, but, for many reasons, the services are improving.

$100 Billion and Counting

Social media sites are essentially cloud applications that are made available to all of us. How a business employs these applications or tools will determine the derived value or measure of success.

Broadband Is Around the Corner

The final two elements to consider in making your decision are usually the least well thought-out or investigated.

We Interrupt This Count

Despite Thursday’s decision in the U.S. Senate, the issue of Net neutrality has not been put to rest, as legal challenges are expected from Verizon and some consumer advocates wanting stronger consumer protections.

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