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Articles by J. Nicholas Hoover
posted in December 2005
Vendors like Empirix, Agilent Technologies, Brix Networks, Qovia and OSiSoft make tools that solve problems or point to bottlenecks, sometimes before they cause poor phone communications.
The MailCall service, at $15 a month, translates E-mail messages into computerized voice mails and sends them to cell and landline phones.
With what it deems a more granular approach to network management, Cisco's Network Application Performance Analysis suite will compete with offerings from Network General, NetIQ, and others.
Service-oriented networks promise to mimic functions found elsewhere
Malware has thrived on PCs and servers, but Symantec expects hackers to go after new types of devices, such as routers, switches, and back-up systems, in the coming year.
The Cisco CEO lays out for security anaylsts how the company intends to tap into the trend toward service-oriented architectures
The company says it will move increasingly into IP multimedia subsystems, video, and the application delivery space.
When the FCC mandated enhanced 911 capabilities for VoIP providers, it opened a potentially anti-innovative can of worms commissioners can't solve with one punitive pen stroke. VoIP E911 is a complex problem with no simple answers, but if the FCC wants to keep the burgeoning industry growing quickly, it should stimulate discussion and aid compliance instead of fixing itself into a scolding pattern.