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By Michael Dinan, TMCnet Editor
According to Steven Johnson- whose company develops firewall technology and products that enable SIP communications for the enterprise while maintaining control and security at the network edge- the adoption rate of SIP is accelerating, in particular, because the technology's return on investment is calculable.

By Michael Dinan, TMCnet Editor
According to Eli Katz- CEO of XConnect, whose U.S. offices are headquartered in Tarrytown, N.Y.- questions also loom about how quickly SPs can route those services to endpoints found among other providers.

By Amy Tierney, TMCnet Web Editor
In an economic downturn, few industries are recession-proof. Yet, the VoIP phone market is one of the small handful of sectors showing signs of growth as businesses look to save money with easy-to-deploy solutions, the marketing chief for a Calgary, Alberta, Canada-based creator of telephone systems for small businesses, told TMCnet in an interview.

By Jon Arnold, Principal, J Arnold & Associates
Many utilities are in the process of preparing their stimulus funding proposals right now, but over the next week, we expect to firm up a number of these for our utility-focused panel. At this point, we have active dialog going with many potential speakers, and our roster will be much more extensive by next week.

By Jon Arnold, Principal, J Arnold & Associates
The Thought Leadership Series is an ongoing forum where we interview industry players and thought leader in the Smart Grid space. For this segment, Jon Arnold interviews Kevin F. R. Suitor, vice president of corporate marketing at Redline Communications, a Markham, Ontario-based provider of broadband wireless access and backhaul products. Suitor will be speaking during the Smart Grid Summit- an event collocated with ITEXPO West 2009, to be held Sept. 1 to 3 in Los Angeles- on how utilities are deploying the technology.

By Amy Tierney, TMCnet Web Editor
During the session, McCandless will present factors driving the short-term and long-term adoption of video in enterprise operations, including the current state of the economy, public health and the growing need for improved communication for geographically dispersed businesses and organizations. McCandless will also explore the future of communication technology and how video conferencing, telepresence and other mediums of video communication will alter the way people interact from their office desktop to their living rooms.

By Michael Dinan, TMCnet Editor
James Awad, product marketing manager at Octasic Inc., told TMC CEO Rich Tehrani in an interview- printed in full below- that, at worst, product demand slowed and demand management became more difficult as customers sought to minimize inventory by only ordering against orders in hand.

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