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The Letter – What’s Next?

Posted: 09/2001 The Letter What’s Next? As I sit down to write my “comeback” editor’s letter (for those of you that didn’t notice, I was gone from this post for the past year), I am not nearly as anxious about its contents as I was the first time I came back from “entrepreneurhood” in 1998, […]

Business News – AT&T Group’s Marriage to Net2Phone Shows Industry Strength

Posted: 05/2000 AT&T Group’s Marriage to Net2Phone Shows Industry Strength By Stacy Lane Linkmeyer marriage of “old” companies with large customer bases and revenues with a “new” firm that boasts cool technologies makes perfect sense in the constantly evolving telecommunications industry.In late March, an AT&T-led (www.att.com), consortium, comprising global partner British Telecommunications plc (www.bt.com) and […]

Internet, Old Media Marriage Rattles Wall Street

Posted: 03/2000 Internet, Old Media Marriage Rattles Wall Street The buzz at the end of our trading session was the proposed merger between America Online Inc. (AOL) (www.aol.com) and Time Warner Inc. (www.timewarner.com). After the initial elation, shares for both stocks were pummeled as investors worried about the two companies’ abilities to weave their lives […]

Santa’s Not Real

Posted: 12/1999 Santa’s Not Real When my kids ask me if Santa Claus is real, I’m afraid I’ll be able to say, "No," and without reservation. It seems the roly-poly, red velvet-clad, bearded icon of my youth has left physical comforts of the North Pole for good to take up residence in the circuitry that […]

No Sweat

Posted: 02/1999 No Sweat It all started when I moved. A short move–half a mile within the same local phone exchange. Can I just transfer the phone numbers and services from my old address to my new address around the corner? No sweat, I thought. I called US WEST Inc. well in advance to place […]

Centralized Database Approach Boosts IN Performance and Cost-Efficiency

Posted: 11/1998 Centralized Database Approach Boosts IN Performance and Cost-Efficiency By Cody Bowman Service providers have been scanning the telecom horizon for an easier, more efficient way to deploy advanced intelligent network (IN) capabilities. For the first time in years, a significant advancement is in sight. A new network architecture has emerged that employs a […]

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