INTERNET TELEPHONY — January 2015

The Billion-Dollar Game Changer: Schmooze Com and the Open Source Community Set the PBX Free

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On Rad's Radar: Creating a Mastermind Can Help Improve Your Game
In their day, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, and Andy Warhol (and others) were friends who hung out together. To improve their own game, they lived near one another. They influenced each other; and they were rivals. This also bettered their game.

Special Focus

TMC Recommends the Z-60 as a Solid Telecom Value
The number of options for small business communications has never been greater, as Moore's Law has been responsible for bringing better and better solutions to the market at price points that are truly affordable. Then there is the cloud, with its pay-as-you-go pricing - yet another competitor in the mix. Small businesses never had it so good.

roundup

Call Recording Roundup
Whether used for coaching, productivity enhancement, regulatory compliance, or other purposes, call recording is garnering a lot of interest lately for its ability to make organizations more efficient and effective. Here's a rundown of some of the leading players in the call recording market place.

Open Source & Developer

Assembly Helps Developers Find, Monetize Open Source Contributions
The open source movement has been lauded for driving software innovation by welcoming all interested parties to the table. But the time and skills of software developers are valuable things, so expediting the process of bringing together the ideal candidates for specific jobs, and giving them the ability to benefit from the fruits of their labor, can be pretty great as well.

Network Infrastructure

Reaching SMBs with IP Telephony and UC
Having debuted well over 10 years ago, VoIP technology is now mature. Today, most large enterprises have adopted SIP trunking service to reap the cost savings and worker-productivity benefits that IP telephony and unified communications promise. Small-to-medium businesses, however, typically lag behind in SIP trunking adoption. Meanwhile, telecom carriers are eager to push the entire market, including SMBs, into SIP-based communications services so they can retire their aging TDM networks and break free from the expenses of operating and maintaining those legacy networks.

Network Infrastructure

Change is a Constant at Three Leading Infrastructure Suppliers
Things just keep getting more interesting for the routing and switch vendors as they continue their move to capture market share in the new software-centric, virtualized world. That seems to be especially accurate for Brocade, HP, and Juniper Networks, which are neck-and-neck for second place in the enterprise networking and communication market.

Security

The Rising Threat of SIP-based Phone Hacking
SIP has been billed as the future of communications, serving as the foundation for running VoIP networks and unifying communications. Its adoption has been growing steadily, up 42 percent in 2014 over 2013 and continuing to rise, according to Infonetics Research. However, as companies deploy these SIP trunks, they're susceptible to hackers performing denial of service-type attacks on their communications networks.

Video

Wearable Cameras Proliferate
A recent Saturday Night Live skit did a takeoff on the GoPro wearable camera, promoting the fictional GoProbe as a fun way to capture your colonoscopy. If you saw the SNL sketch and didn't immediately recognize it as a parody, you probably weren't alone, as cameras are now invading nearly every aspect of our lives. And the widespread available not only of camera-equipped smartphones but also of a new breed of wearable cameras is making the capture of both far-out adventures and our everyday lives easier than ever.

Wireless

AT&T Offers an Update on Its Toggle BYOD Solution
It's been years since the rise of the bring-your-own-device trend. Many companies have since introduced solutions aimed at helping businesses get a better handle on the challenges created by BYOD while retaining their employees' ability to benefit from the enjoyment, flexibility, and productivity that using the devices of their choice enable.

Wi-Fi Goes Big
Wi-Fi continues to get bigger, better, and more widely available

Unified Communications

The Cloud, The Phone, The Simple Alternative
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few years, you undoubtedly have heard of the cloud. In fact, even in the instance you have been under said rock, you almost certainly have been using cloud apps in your daily routines.

Awards & Accolades

TMC Reveals INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award Winners
INTERNET TELEPHONY and its parent company, TMC, are proud to announce the Product of the Year Awards. Congratulations to all these distinguished companies.