Monday, April 27, 2015

VoLTE not the only mobile VoIP option

HP switches fortify campus SDNs | LA school district seeks millions from Apple over iPad software woes

Network World Convergence and VoIP

VoLTE not the only mobile VoIP option
Last week, we highlighted a report on VoLTE (Voice over LTE) that talks about how mobile operators are transitioning to a technology that will incorporate voice over IP (VoIP) onto the mobile data channel. However, we’ve also seen other alternatives for mobile VoIP blossom over the years, including mobile apps offered by “over the top” (OTT) VoIP providers (such as Vonage and Skype), landline VoIP carriers (such as Comcast and Time Warner Cable) and Internet portal providers including Google, Yahoo!, and others.New entrants are adding diversity of choice for mobile VoIP, with Facebook topping the list of successful newcomers. In the latest round of financial reports, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg noted that his company has rolled out VoIP calls on WhatsApp, also reporting that Facebook Messenger “already accounts for more than 10% of mobile VoIP calls globally.”To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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BYOD and Beyond: How To Turn BYOD into Productivity
One of the most overlooked aspects of the BYOD phenomenon isn't just connecting the users to the network, but how to manage them once they're there. Getting mobile and BYO devices onto the network is now table stakes. View Now

HP switches fortify campus SDNs
HP this week strengthened its campus networking portfolio with modules for a switch chassis it announced almost a year ago, and an SDN-based management application.The additions are intended to improve an enterprise’s ability to support mobility, security, application performance and network monitoring in the campus. They are consistent with the industry trend in campus networking to better integrate wired and wireless infrastructure and applications.+ MORE ON NETWORK WORLD: Aruba Networks is different from HP’s failed wireless acquisitions +To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


10 Requirements for Optimizing Your Network for Mobility
Today the vast majority of work and communication is conducted on mobile & wireless devices & users rarely even consider using a wired network unless it's a last resort. This paper looks at how this mentality requires IT operations to architect an access network specifically with "mobile first" in mind. Read now

LA school district seeks millions from Apple over iPad software woes
The Los Angeles Unified School District is seeking a multimillion dollar refund from Apple over a failed project to provide 650,000 students with iPads they could use at home.LA Unified approached Apple in 2013 about using its tablets as part of an ambitious project to provide every student, teacher and administrator in the U.S.'s second-largest school district with an iPad.The initiative, then known as the Common Core Technology Project, would cost around US$1.3 billion, the school district said at the time, with half that figure going to Apple and the remainder being used to build out wireless networks at the schools.Apple hired Pearson Education as a subcontractor to develop software for the iPads, but according to a letter the school district sent to Apple this week, a "vast majority" of the student have been unable to use the software.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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What iBeacons Mean for Your Existing Wireless Network
You may have heard the buzz about iBeacon, a technology that enables proximity-based services for mobile devices. To learn about iBeacon and how it can impact your company, watch the recording of Aerohive's latest webinar, "What iBeacons Mean for Your Existing Wireless Network and Your Business". View Now>>

Hottest jobs, industries and cities for IT pay in 2015
There's good news in Computerworld's IT Salary Survey results this year: As the economy has continued to improve in the past 12 months, so has the number of respondents reporting a raise. This year 67% of respondents reported a raise, with only 4% reporting a pay cut, compared with 60% reporting a raise and 8% reporting a pay cut in 2014.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More

Get a raise! Salary negotiation tips from the experts
The findings from Computerworld's 2015 IT Salary Survey are clear: For the first time in years, tech pros are seeing substantial pay increases. Average total compensation (salary plus bonus) for the 4,800 IT pros who responded to our survey rose 3.6% in 2015, compared to about 2% in each of the preceding three years.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More


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