Sponsored By: Arkadin and Microsoft
WEBINAR: How to Integrate Lync-based UC into Your Business
Thursday December 6, 2012
TIME: 2:00pm ET/ 11:00am PT
Today's workspace requires a unified platform that integrates well with existing systems to enhance productivity, mobility and response time. The need for a solution that enables access to all communications and collaboration applications through a single, easy-to-use interface has never been greater.
This online educational opportunity will introduce you to Microsoft Lync and Arkadin and show you how your organization can benefit from seamless integration of enterprise-class voice, messaging, conferencing, presence, chat, collaboration, and mobility capabilities.
Register today for this webinar, brought to you by Arkadin and Microsoft, on Dec 6., 2012, at 2 p.m. ET/ 11 a.m. PT
Attendees will learn:
- What a unified communications solution should include;
- How implementing UC can save their business money;
- Lync's unified user experience translates into fast adoption for your organization;
- How to realize quicker ROI with the reliability and security of hosted services; and
- Options to most easily deploy, scale and manage Lync.
From The Expert Corner
November 30, 2012
The Future of VoIP is Not Without its Dark Side
By Steve Anderson, Contributing TMCnet Writer
When many of us consider the future of most technologies, we think of the benefits that such technology brings to both society as a whole and to each of us individually. But there's a potential dark side to most every development in technology, and nowhere do we see that more plainly than in the field of VoIP services.
Several new patents, along with the emergence of new and more capable eavesdropping technology, are making it more likely than ever that the formerly private conversations of users will be intercepted and listened in on by government agencies or even private citizens. Previously, it was both difficult and expensive to intercept a VoIP transmission due to the very nature of the technology itself; intercepting fragmented digital data packets that comprised the audio transmission and then reassembling them into a usable conversation was neither easy nor cheap, which made VoIP monitoring technology difficult to come by and expensive to obtain and use.
It was actually so difficult to monitor a VoIP conversation that in some places like Ethopia, VoIP services are unusable as they've been blocked from access in the entire country. However, this is changing thanks to a series of new initiatives. A company called VoIP-Pal in California, among others, has taken out a new patent that will make the interception of VoIP communications much easier, and VoIP-Pal even points out the similarities between their "Lawful Intercept" patent and the "Legal Intercept" program patent taken out by Microsoft (News - Alert), showing there are several potential competitors in this arena vying for big government contracts... Read More