Convergence

Gear up for the return to growth

01 March, 2010 by Merri Mack

Capgemini Australia’s CIO Brett Wilson heralds the start of the New Year with optimism about more efficient and collaborative ways of working.


Virtualisation - key to the use of ICT assets

01 March, 2010 by Merri Mack

While there are signs of improving economic conditions, companies are still closely monitoring their operations and looking to do more with the resources already at their disposal. IT budgets are invariably being scrutinised and companies are looking at ways of moving capital expenditure to operating expenses to meet the same business goals. AT&T’s Fred Girouard looks at cost-effective IT solutions which can be deployed seamlessly across multiple locations to meet these needs.


A perfect storm

01 March, 2010 by Merri Mack

The Integ Group’s CEO, Ian Poole, believes we are heading for the perfect storm but it’s not the sort of storm that will sink the ship if organisations have the foresight to prepare for the inevitable disruption, then they will be the ones that prosper.


A passion for leadership and innovation

01 March, 2010 by Merri Mack

Voice&Data’s Merri Mack talked to Hugh Humphrey to find out the rationale of his move to the world of convergence at Optus after his previous employer, Vodafone, joined Hutchinson in a joint venture - VHA - in 2009.


Starwood launches telepresence rooms in Sydney and Chicago

26 February, 2010 by

Telepresence sites were launched by Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Chicago and Sydney as a service to its customers.


Why use SIP for IP communications?

08 February, 2010 by Brendan Maree, Interactive Intelligence

Interactive Intelligence’s Brendan Maree exhorts businesses thinking about implementing IP telephony to ask one question before anything else. Why use a network architecture based on the session initiation protocol (SIP) to support internet protocol (IP) communications? Or put it this way … they should at least take a look at the SIP open communications standard and do their homework on it.


Digium Switchvox SMB 4.5 VoIP UC solution

05 February, 2010

Wavelink Communications has released the Digium Switchvox SMB 4.5, an updated version of Switchvox, the VoIP unified communications (UC) solution designed for small to mid-sized businesses. Switchvox SMB 4.5 delivers applications traditionally accessed through the web interface directly to phone handsets.


Telecom submits two responses to NZ's broadband request

01 February, 2010 by

Across the ditch, submissions are starting to fly for NZ's equivalent NBN, the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB), with Telecom submitting two responses.


Aculab dual redundant SIP service (DRSS)

22 January, 2010

Aculab is claimed to be the first communications technology vendor to offer a dual redundant SIP service (DRSS) in a core product line. Aculab expects to introduce this application, enabled by its Prosody range of media processing products, later this quarter.


Sony Australia PCS-XG55 HD visual communication system

20 January, 2010

Sony Australia has announced the PCS-XG55 HD visual communication system for entry-level and branch office users to meet their needs of cost-effectiveness for better video quality and convenience.


HD videoconferencing boosts productivity

13 January, 2010

Ricoh has rolled out a Telstra and Polycom end-to-end, high-definition videoconferencing system increasing employee and enterprise productivity by using the system for around three hours per day across all its offices.


Pure IP comms provides functional infrastructure

13 January, 2010 by

Point to Point Technology (PTP) was established in Melbourne and is a distributor for a wide range of mobile communications accessories and after-market products. Within a relatively short time, the company established a Sydney sales office and expanded into New Zealand. Furthermore, PTP was moving into the lucrative US market, with further international representation planned in the medium term.


YeaLink SIP-T20P, SIP-T22P IP phones with high-definition voice codec

12 January, 2010 by

The SIP-T20P by YeaLink is an easy-to-install, entry-level IP phone designed for extensions on corporate telephone systems that generate low to medium call levels.


The future of videoconferencing

11 January, 2010 by Andrew Collins*

Cisco’s acquisition of videoconferencing vendor Tandberg is interesting in itself - but the move didn’t occur in a vacuum. Andrew Collins talks to the pundits about what the acquisition means for the industry, and what else the future holds.


Telstra will set Point Cook alight with FTTP

22 December, 2009 by

FTTP trial for Pt Cook as an example for the National Broadband Network.


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