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July, 2009

July 31, 2009  8:46 PM

UC Cuts Costs by 78% for Ohio Township

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

What happens when you're a large (the largest in the state) township in Ohio with an archaic, outdated communications infrastructure? In this economy, and in the state of Ohio in particular, money is not exactly flowing freely for IT projects. As I have mentioned repeatedly here though- an...

July 31, 2009  8:21 PM

The Rising Risk of Toll Fraud

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

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

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

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  3:34 AM

Windows Mobile 6.5 a Tad Underwhelming To Some

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

I have used some form of Windows Mobile phone for almost 4 years. During that time, I did flirt briefly with the iPhone- trading my AT&T Tilt with my wife for her iPhone for a few months. The iPhone had a coolness factor and some 'gee-whiz' bells and whistles, but I really missed having my...

July 31, 2009  3:12 AM

SIP Trunking: The Key to Maximizing UC Benefits

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

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...

July 31, 2009  2:56 AM

Using the Cloud to Accelerate UC Deployment

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

I will start by simply quoting from the presentation and letting it speak for itself:

Unified communications (UC) has been the main focus of the VoIP industry over the last few years. And over the last twelve months or so cloud computing has become a big driver of enterprise software....

July 27, 2009  3:01 AM

Locking Down Your VoIP Network

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

It is difficult to completely isolate a voice network or VoIP server. By design they are intended to initiate and receive communications from the outside world. Attackers know this as well which is why VoIP servers represent an attractive target. There is a variety of information that can be...

July 27, 2009  2:41 AM

The Double-Edged Sword of Unified Communications

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

Unified communications is more than just a collection of whiz-bang tools or a hot new technology. Done right, unified communications can help an organization save significant amounts of money while simultaneously streamlining business processes and enabling innovative new communications tools...

July 13, 2009  1:10 AM

Microsoft Pulls the Plug on Response Point

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

A couple of years ago Microsoft created an innovative team with the goal of thinking outside of the normal corporate bureaucracy of Microsoft and coming up with a communications system for SMB's (small and medium businesses). The result was the Response Point system. Response Point was a...

July 13, 2009  12:35 AM

University Campuses Deploy Secure Unified Communications

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

In many respects comanies have it easy. Not that organizations don't struggle as well to keep systems as homogenous as possible, but some for some entities- such as college and university campuses- it is virtually impossible. Universities want to be connected and provide cutting edge services for...

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