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SAD at Work White-collar workers increasingly suffer from communication overload that leads to stress, anger and distraction (SAD), according to research by Britain’s University of Surrey. Commissioned by Siemens, the study also found demand for instant, constant communication has degraded business etiquette and bred resentment of intrusion and brought about “the advent of the SAD […]

CLECs to Fed: Preserve Network Access

Posted: 2/2004 CLECs to Fed: Preserve Network Access By Josh Long Executives of telecommunications providers competing with the nations biggest phone companies met in December with Bush administration officials and FCC commissioners to relay a message: The competitive market Congress envisioned seven years ago is vibrant, and regulators must preserve the rules granting local phone […]

Collaborative: Conferencing Buffet-Style

Posted: 5/2003 Conferencing Buffet-Style By Tara Seals A new pricing model is making inroads in the conferencing market: Flat-rate pricing. Purveyors say that rather than taking away from high-margin, per-use revenue, the all-you-can-eat approach helps providers tap greenfield markets and add value to existing customers. For instance, Raindance Communications Inc. launched its flat-rate product in […]

Phon e Plus Collaborate: Industry News

Posted: 2/2003 Industry News Epana Launches Conferencing Services Epana Networks will release Web and audio conferencing services this month. The service, called "Audio Conferencing Solutions," will allow customers to arrange and hold meetings using voice-activated and online tools, without additional software and hardware. Epana will leverage its private voice and data network to offer competitive […]

Channel News

Posted: 11/2002 Channel News Compiled and reported by Khali Henderson and Tara Seals eDial Debuts Audio/Web Conferencing Appliance for Sale Through Channels eDial Inc. announced the availability of the eDial AudioPresenter 3.0, a simple and low-cost audio conferencing solution with integrated Web presentation capabilities. The new unit is available for sale through margin-based resellers, commissioned […]

Collaborative: is Corporate America Kicking the Travel Habit?

Posted: 11/2002 is Corporate America Kicking the Travel Habit? Poll Finds Collaboration Technologies Taking Hold as Predicted By Barry Walker THE LAST 18 MONTHS has had a dramatic impact on our society, including corporate America. Beginning with the economic downturn in mid-2001, companies began looking for ways to reduce costs and do more with existing […]

Regulatory News – Regulators Prepare for BOC Long-Distance Onslaught

Posted: 12/2000 Regulators Prepare for BOC Long-Distance Onslaught By Kim Sunderland Anticipating a flood of BOC requests to enter the long-distance market, the FCC ( is taking a proactive role in preparation for the Section 271 rush. With competitive carriers and the incumbents, federal and state regulators hope to create a better prepared and more efficient […]

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