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Who'll Regulate VoIP-Using Telemarketers?

Who'll Regulate VoIP-Using Telemarketers?

Direct marketers perform valuable services for their customers, but the very fact thatmore than 64million Americans are on their do-not-call lists elicits consternation on the part of these companies.Today, the direct marketing industry pub DM News has an interesting take on whether or not the FCC's stand-off attitude about some state-level VoIP service regulations will apply to calls originating from VoIP call centers.

November 29, 2004 by in Networking

Big LAN On Campus: Colleges Use IP For Many Functions

Big LAN On Campus: Colleges Use IP For Many Functions

If you think about a typical university setting with hundreds of offices, labs, and conferencing needs, you realize few enterprises have as much need for the communications-enhancing benefits of IP as institutions of higher learning do.A university department administrator I knowhas just e-mailed me a link to Universal IP At Last, an article in the current issue of Campus Technology magazine.

November 24, 2004 by in Networking

The Masses Get A Reality Check

The Masses Get A Reality Check

I like Kim Komando. When I wrote for the Gannett News Service (the in-house wire serviceof the nation's largest newspaper publisher)dozens of my articles appeared on the same pages as hers.

November 23, 2004 by in Networking

Stacked Up

Stacked Up

When you think of the Dallas Cowboys and the word "stack," you probably think of running back Eddie Georgebeing stood up at the line of scrimmage. Hey, with an anemic3.

November 23, 2004 by in Networking

The Spyware That Snagged Me

The Spyware That Snagged Me

Sharman Networks makes the Kazaa file-sharing software. Using this software to swap copyrighted files carries legal risks, but it can also spray spyware all over your PC.

November 23, 2004 by in Legal

Blog Reader:  "Local VoIP Number? Oh Yea?"

Blog Reader: "Local VoIP Number? Oh Yea?"

The chorus of applause for Vonage apparently doesn't include Robert Pruitt, who e-mailed me this morning. Pruitt said when he signed up for Vonage service, he was told that Vonage served his local community of Beaufort, South Carolina.

November 22, 2004 by in Microsoft

Will You Vote For VoWiFi?

Will You Vote For VoWiFi?

MSNBC.com has an interesting and helpful article today about VoIP over WiFi (VoWiFi), a technologywhich enables calls from wireless Internet phones to a computer or any other phone.

November 22, 2004 by in Networking

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