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November 15, 2009  12:55 PM

Google Becomes a VoIP Provider with Gizmo5 Purchase



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Gizmo5, Google, Google Voice, Google Wave, SIP, Skype, UC, Unified Communications, VoIP

Google announced its 4th acquisition of the year with the purchase of Gizmo5. Gizmo5 gives Google the ability to connect VoIP calls from the Internet or from mobile...

October 11, 2009  3:43 AM

Sprint Rolls Out General Availability of SIP Trunking



Posted by: Tony Bradley
IP, OCS 2007 R2, Office Communications Server, SIP, SIP trunking, Sprint, UC, Unified Communications, VoIP

Sprint was one of the first SIP trunk providers certified with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 (OCS 2007 R2). Now it is expanding...

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September 30, 2009  3:20 AM

SIP Communications for Dummies- 2nd Edition



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Alan Johnston, Avaya, Lawrence Miller, Peter Gregory, session initiation protocol, SIP, SIP Communications for Dummies

Avaya has sponsored the free eBooklet- SIP Communications for Dummies-2nd edition. The book is written by Lawrence Miller and Peter Gregory, with a foreword by Alan Johnston and covers a range of topics...


September 18, 2009  11:08 PM

Achieving UC Utopia



Posted by: Tony Bradley
presence, single number, SIP, SIP URI, UC, Unified Communications

What is the ultimate goal of unified communications? For you, the user? Organizations have all kinds of potential reasons for adopting unified communications. Cut costs. Improve efficiency. Communicate more effectively. Streamline business processes. Converge voice / network administration. The...


July 31, 2009  8:21 PM

The Rising Risk of Toll Fraud



Posted by: Tony Bradley
risks, Security, SIP, toll fraud, UC, Unified Communications, VoIP

Toll fraud is not new. Toll fraud has existed in some form, more or less, since telecom providers have charged customers for placing calls. But, just as technology and the computer / Internet revolution have streamlined productivity and helped people to work more efficiently, it provides the same...


July 31, 2009  8:09 PM

Five Things You Should Know About SIP



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Reality Check podcast, session initiation protocol, SIP

Are you familiar with SIP? SIP, which stands for Session Initiation Protocol, is the protocol that provides the backbone for most VoIP and unified communications platforms.  SIP binds multiple media types together and allows for the seamless integration of voice, video and IM. In a recent


July 31, 2009  3:12 AM

SIP Trunking: The Key to Maximizing UC Benefits



Posted by: Tony Bradley
deployments, MPLS, SIP, SIP trunking, UC, Unified Communications, VoIP

VoIP and unified communications each have a lot of promise in and of themselves. They each deliver innovative tools that allow businesses to operate more effectively and efficiently. As the Executive Summary of this presentation states though, deploying UC is not without...


November 30, 2008  5:05 AM

Security Concerns of UC Networks



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Nortel, SIP, Sipera Systems, UC, Unified Communications, VLAN, VoIP security

When voice was just voice, it did not pose a security risk to the data network...at least not directly. It could be argued that there is still potential to exploit the voice network for social engineering purposes that result in a compromised data network, but that is a semi-convoluted argument and...


November 22, 2008  6:32 AM

Connecting Cisco to Microsoft OCS



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Cisco, CUCM, Evangelyze Communications, Microsoft, Mike Stacy, OCS 2007, Office Communications Server, SIP, UC, Unified Communications

According to a recent Gartner Magic Quadrant report for Unified Communications, Microsoft, Cisco, and Nortel are the industry leaders in terms of both innovation and the ability to actually deliver that innovation to customers. Nortel and Microsoft have an intimate partnership through their ICA...


November 14, 2008  2:29 PM

VoIPshield Finds Flaws With Microsoft UC



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Denial-of-Service, DoS, media channel, Microsoft, RTP, SIP, UC, Unified Communications, VoIP security, VoIPshield

VoIPshield, a VoIP security solutions company based in Ottawa, Canada, recently discovered vulnerabilities affecting the RTP (Real-time Transport Protocol), a standard data format used for delivery of audio and instant messaging packets over the Internet. Microsoft Office Communications Server...


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