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Voip and Communications News

Open Source PBX is 18% of North America Market

By John Malone
Sales of traditional PBXs and key systems have moderated in recent years. Experts attribute this to a variety of factors. Companies, they report, are just keeping their phone systems longer. The wave of Y2K replacements that flooded the market, now almost a decade later, are still in working order. Demand is affected by the economy; enough said. True, these are relevant considerations, but they largely miss the point.

Camstar’s eBook Chapter 2 has been Released

Camstar Systems, Inc. today announced the release of its latest eBook "The Business Case for Advancing Product Quality." The eBook is Chapter 2 in Camstar's series "Winning Profits in the Age of Continuous Innovation." In Chapter 1 Camstar defined its model for closed-loop quality. Chapter 2 outlines the framework needed to measure advancements in innovation, quality and margin that can be achieved through a closed-loop approach to Advancing Product Quality.

The new Appliance for Private Cloud Computing launches by IBM

IBM (NYSE: IBM) used to talk about how service-oriented architecture was going to modernize the enterprise software infrastructure. Now it's talking about how SOA makes a good entrée to cloud computing. IBM is the first major vendor to produce a cloud appliance for its customers, a sign of how the concepts of private cloud computing are changing.

Frost & Sullivan Presents Webinar, 'Delivering Communications in a Down Economy: Is SaaS the Answer?'

WHEN: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 11 a.m. EDT, online, with complimentary registration SPEAKERS: - Melanie Turek, Principal Analyst, Unified Communications, Frost & Sullivan - Elka Popova, Program Director, Unified Communications, Frost & Sullivan SUMMARY: As Unified Communication technologies mature and customer awareness of UC benefits substantially increases, the economic recession seems to present the biggest barrier to more widespread adoption of UC solutions.

AT&T will support Connect by Hertz

The Hertz Corp. has said that it signed a three-year agreement with U.S. telecom giant AT&T to provide a suite of communication services that allow its representatives to wirelessly enable, monitor and manage Connect by Hertz vehicles remotely.

BarCode ID Systems Secures First Sale of Motorola's "TEAM" VoWLAN Solution

Atlanta, GA, ( via COMTEX) -- BarCode ID Systems, an enterprise mobility and data automation solutions provider, has secured its first sale of the Motorola "TEAM" (Total Enterprise Access and Mobility) Voice over Wireless LAN (VoWLAN) solution. BarCode ID Systems is one of the first Motorola Business Partners in the Enterprise Mobility Business (EmB) unit to secure a TEAM VoWLAN sale The account win is with Kamtek Inc., a Birmingham, Ala. Mercedes-Benz supplier and division of Cosma International, a global player in the auto supplier industry.

SMBs of New York City, here comes the Unison VoIP, E-Mail, and IM

Unison Technologies has announced the launch of its Unison Business Technology Assistance Program for New York City metropolitan area organizations, offering a free unified telephony, e-mail and instant messaging system to small and medium-sized businesses and organizations in the area.
The company will choose 10 organizations to receive the free offerings, and expects them to increase worker productivity and cut costs with this program.

snom Unveils VoIP “Stimulus Package” to Accelerate VoIP Adoption

New snom leasing program gives Resellers the ability to offer small and medium size businesses snom phones on “Capex friendly” terms - small monthly payments with no money down and no payments for first 60 days

For Sale: Nortel’s South Korean joint venture

The troubled Canadian telecommunications equipment maker, Nortel Network is looking forward to sell its controlling stake in a South Korean joint venture to raise desperately needed cash. Toronto-based Nortel filed for bankruptcy court protection in mid-January after the credit crunch precipitated a dramatic collapse in customer orders. Since then, its management team has been preparing a restructuring plan that would enable the company to emerge from bankruptcy protection either intact, or having sold some of its assets.

Swine Flu Could Have Huge Effect in Communications

Organizations with robust remote work infrastructure in place might be unintended beneficiaries if a developing swine flu epidemic becomes something worse.

The director general of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan, said the "situation is evolving quickly" and lots of news reports use the term "pandemic." That's arguably incorrect. Scientists say it could evolve into a pandemic, but is not one now.