Business Communications

The ways that businesses communicate - with employees, partners and customers - are rapidly changing. Social networking tools such as wikis and blogs increasingly are the methods of choice, while the actual tools are integrated through unified communications systems. The focus remains on making contact and communicating with people easily and quickly in a variety of ways. For maximum flexibility and efficiency, people must be able to initiate and receive contacts in the form that works for them at the moment.


Articles

Cisco CEO: Internet of Everything Will Be Worth $19 Trillion

At CES, John Chambers said the Internet of everything will be more about its impact on people's lives than the underlying technology. More >

Telecom Players Look to Save Massive Amounts of Energy

Attempting to cut operational expenditures, protect against looming energy scarcity, please subscribers and protect the environment. More >

Small Telcos’ Disconnect with the Connect America Fund

What is not as newsworthy is that many of the advances in telecommunications infrastructure are made – and always have been made – by smaller telephone companies, many of which are rural areas. More >

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Interviews

Ikanos: DSL Could Stand for ‘Definitely Still Living’

Digital subscriber line (DSL) technology has been on the endangered species list for years.

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Planning Around – and Through – Emergencies

The past few years have made one thing certain: Networks on occasion will be called upon to do more than normal.

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Driving Efficiency in Monitoring

Ensuring that networks are operating at peak efficiency has never been more important or more complex. A new layer of management — network packet brokers — is emerging to drive efficiencies in monitoring. Andy Huckridge tells IT Business Edge blogger Carl Weinschenk that the approach enables packets to be sent only to the appropriate tools and that measurements over the entire path — not just one network within that path — can be made.

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Resource centers

Business Intelligence

Business performance information for strategic and operational decision-making

SOA

SOA uses interoperable services grouped around business processes to ease data integration

Data Warehousing

Data warehousing helps companies make sense of their operational data

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