ip communications

October 11, 2018 BLog List Date Underline

VoIP Legally Not a Phone Line - What this Means for Business

by Gernot Scheichl

According to the US Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, VoIP is not legally a telephonic communications system. This may fly in the face of common sense, but a great deal of legalese does. The more important question is this: What does this distinction mean for your business?

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October 09, 2018 BLog List Date Underline

Know Your Enemy: Four Types of VoIP Hackers

by Gernot Scheichl

With so many high profile data breaches making the headlines, it’s easy to forget that IP Communications systems are routinely targeted for attack. While it may be clear what the criminals were looking for when they stole credit card data or government employee data, it may not be as obvious as to why hackers are trying to break into your private communications systems. The first step to ensuring VoIP service security is knowing your enemy. So the question remains—what’s in it for different kinds of VoIP hackers?

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October 05, 2017 BLog List Date Underline

What You Need to Know as Europe’s Hosted IP Heats Up

by Gernot Scheichl

Beginning in the 1990s, Integrated Services Digital Network or ISDN, gained widespread use in Germany with 12.78 million subscribers. But as with any good thing, it must come to an end. Now, European providers are announcing the switch off of ISDN to be completed by the end of 2018.

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July 20, 2017 BLog List Date Underline

IP-Based UC Cyber Attack Challenges

by John Macario

This is one thing maybe you weren’t expecting to read today — phone calls are making a comeback. Yes, yes, we know that there are video calls, texting, emails, and instant messaging, but sometimes it’s just easier to make a lowly old phone call.

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August 25, 2016 BLog List Date Underline

The Olympics Are a Test of Strength for Communication Networks

by Rosa Lear

Headlines screamed when 2012 London Olympics attendees were requested to reduce their use of “non-urgent” communications. Reuters reported that massive data use was impacting the ability to provide coverage of the event.

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August 02, 2016 BLog List Date Underline

What Does Facebook Messenger VoIP Calls Mean for Enterprises?

by Rosa Lear

Facebook has proven itself to be a force to be reckoned with. Recall the tagline for the Oscar-winning 2010 film, The Social Network: “You Don’t Get to 500 Million Friends Without Making A Few Enemies.”

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