Tapping into Home Networking

Posted: 02/1999 Tapping into Home Networking By Dan Sweeney With telephones’, televisions’ and, now, personal computers’–when they come to life–changing innovations, sometimes "one of each" just isn’t enough. With more and more households installing multiple personal computers (PCs), consumers are looking to connect and share at-home computing resources. And the way they will do it–through […]

Client-Server Technology Comes to Telephony Switching

Posted: 02/1999 Client-Server Technology Comes to Telephony Switching Alternative to Mainframe CO Gear Promises Lower Costs, Open Applications Development By Peter Lambert Illustration by Ben Folkertsma Just as distributed servers and client workstations replaced many bulky, centralized mainframe computers in data networks over the past decade, so distributed networks of servers, workstations and software have […]

Don’t Overlook Non-IS Systems in Y2K Planning

Posted: 12/1998 Don’t Overlook Non-IS Systems in Y2K Planning By Jim Marsh Got Y2K covered? Don’t congratulate yourself too soon. There may be a whole world of strategic, but noncritical back-office applications you haven’t even considered. Two little numbers! "00." They are causing massive headaches for the world’s information technologists. When computer memory was expensive, […]

Know Thine Enemy

Posted: 11/1998 Know Thine Enemy Intelligence Techniques Arm Carriers Against Subscription Fraudsters By Mario McCash James Bauer, deputy assistant director for the U.S. Secret Service Office of Investigations, testified in April before a Congressional subcommittee that all kinds of important personal information stored in computers, including driver’s license and Social Security numbers, are accessible and […]

Pump Up the Bandwidth

Posted: 08/1998 Pump Up the Bandwidth Long-haul applications for dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) are bigger, faster and better than ever. By Peter Meade Bigger, faster, better. While this is the time of the year when football coaches look for these qualities in their players, this quest is never out of season for long distance […]

Agreeing to Agree

Posted: 06/1998 Agreeing to Agree Interoperability Moves Forward in the Smart Card Marketplace By Jennifer Knapp The Global Chip Card Alliance (GCA) recently signed on 10 new member companies, including Citicorp, the parent company of Citibank; Siemens AG; Schlumberger Smart Cards and Terminals, a business unit of Schlumberger Ltd.; VeriFone Inc.; Mondex USA; and Protel […]

The World Is Calling–What Is Your Answer?

Posted: 06/1998 The World Is Calling–What Is Your Answer? A Review of Telecommunications and Higher Education: Issues, Opportunities, and Applications By Dr. James M. Dodson Colleges, universities, and independent schools continue to receive numerous calls related to telecommunications from their constituents–calls for availability, accessibility, no-fault operation, flexibility, universality, affordability and the latest technology. How institutions […]

The Programmable Network

Posted: 05/1998 The Programmable Network Multipurpose Platforms to Populate the Network By Paula Bernier The telephone network with an individual box for each function is fast becoming a thing of the past. The convergence of computers and telephony is ushering in a new paradigm in which a single "box" can easily serve multiple functions–and at […]

Product News

Posted: 09/1997 Product News Access Communications Releases AccessAbility 4.5 KAILUA, Hawaii–Access Communications Inc. has released AccessAbility 4.5, an upgraded version of its current billing program. Michael Colbert, president and CEO of Access Communications, says, "AccessAbility utilizes Windows-based client server billing applications with a complete integrated sales and management, bidirectional switch interfacing." AccessAbility now features over […]

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