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Vinton Cerf

THEN: Computer scientist Vinton Cerf, who lead the development of the TCP/IP protocols and the Internet during his time with DARPA, just left MCI after engineering MCI Mail, the first commercial e-mail service connected to the Internet. He went to work for the Corporation for National Research Initiatives working on projects, such as digital libraries […]

Not Your Fathers Voice Mail

Every day, workers are bombarded with a constant stream of instant messages, email, phone calls, faxes, scheduled and unscheduled conferences, and online input like blogs and video clips. Juggling all those communications can take up a large chunk of the working day. Gone are the days of message pads, departmental voice mail and “hold my […]

TELE-SCOPE

TAURUS (APRIL 20 – MAY 20) Theres a reason stock enthusiasts refer to the market as being a bull market when things are on the up and up. Taureans, the bulls of the zodiac, are known for self-indulgent greed and a penchant for material obsessions; and their desires for success drive them to situations and […]

Exceeding Expectations

There is a 15-year-old boy living in my house who claims to be my son. For those of you who have teens, you will understand when I say sometimes they do things that make you think that an alien has sucked the brains from their heads and snatched their bodies. This particular child is impressed […]

Transitions

Telecom industry veteran Jeffrey ‘Clay’ Garey, 39, died Sept. 8 following a short battle with cancer. Garey and his father, Richard, were instrumental in starting National Telephone Exchange (NTX), which was sold to USLD Communications. Garey was a computer analyst and network engineer for several long-distance telephone companies. “I had the fortune of working with […]

Transition

Posted: 3/2004 Transition Joan Sklar Former wholesale executive Joan Sklar, 53, died Jan. 2, 2004, after a 13-year battle with breast cancer. Sklar retired from her post as vice president of wholesale services for ITS/iTelsa in 1998 due to her illness. Her telecom career spanned nearly two decades and included work for long distance, operator […]

Not Your Father’s Audioconference

Posted: 2/2002 Not Your Father’s Audioconference Phone Meetings Remodeled by Automation, Online Management Functions By Khali HendersonWith the spotlight on its collaborative cousin, audioconferencing is being passed over in the headlines like car reviewers striding past the Oldsmobiles to check out the PT Cruisers.However, for conferencing customers, the appeal of the more familiar vehicle remains […]

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