Articles By Greg Meckbach

CRTC says Canadian ISPs have the right to shape Internet traffic

Canada's telecommunications regulator yesterday issued a ruling upholding the right of major telcos and cable providers to manage the traffic of its Internet customers.The decision resulted from hearings held last July. At the

Published on: October 22nd, 2009 Greg Meckbach

Session initiation protocol slowly seeps into network gear

Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is becoming more prevalent in voice and video communications products, but not everyone is advising corporate buyers to look for this standard when buying telecommunications equipment.“I don't think today

Published on: February 2nd, 2007 Greg Meckbach

WiMAX could wind up anywhere

Mobile WiMAX equipment has been on the market for a year, but it's still not clear whether the predominant application for the wireless technology will be high-speed Internet access, a backhaul for connecting

Published on: January 18th, 2007 Greg Meckbach

Session initiation protocol slowly seeps into network gear

Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is a becoming more prevalent in voice and video communications products, but not everyone is advising corporate buyers to look for this standard when buying telecommunications equipment. “I don’t

Published on: January 4th, 2007 Greg Meckbach

The evolving public sector IT job

Technology in Government hosted a round table discussion at this year's GTEC to look at how these movements are changing the face of the public sector IT department, the challenges managers face and

Published on: December 19th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Cisco approaches WiMAX with caution

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Cisco Systems Inc. is taking a wait and see approach to WiMAX technology while continuing to market to what it sees as a largely untapped small to mid-sized business

Published on: December 14th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

YouTube dominates discussions at Cisco conference

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- In the wake of the launch of its Telepresence high-definition video conferencing product, a senior executive of Cisco Systems Inc. suggested his company may become better known for its

Published on: December 13th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

WiMAX-certified gear a year from widespread rollout: Yankee Group

Although the IEEE's 802.16e WiMAX standard has been approved, standardized mobile WiMAX will not be in place for at least another year, according to a market research firm.The Boston-based Yankee Group recently published

Published on: December 13th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Rival claims video system similar to but one-third price of TelePresence

Cisco Systems Inc. says its Telepresence line of video conferencing hardware provides an experience similar to an in-person meeting, but a manufacturer from Austin, Tex. claims it provides a similar experience for one-third

Published on: December 13th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Rollout of third-gen wireless is great but coverage is a bigger issue than bandwidth

With the rollout of high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) from Rogers Wireless, and the EV-DO service from Bell Mobility and Telus Mobility, third-generation wireless service is finally a reality, to those within range

Published on: December 13th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

There are only two IT network security issues

When looking at network security from a big-picture perspective, there are seven categories of perceived threats, but only two categories of real threats.The real threats fall into one of two categories: vandalism or

Published on: December 13th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Cisco enters high-end video conferencing market

NEW YORK - Cisco Systems has launched a video conferencing hardware line that boasts twice the visual quality of high-definition television and the ability to view life-sized people at the other end.At a

Published on: December 11th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Continuous data protection does not mean

A SPATE OF CORPORATE acquisitions and product launches has made more IT managers aware of continuous data protection (CDP), but vendors and analysts say many don't understand the difference between CDP and snapshots.“People

Published on: December 7th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

New Briefs – VoIP, Disk-based data protection, HL7

Sales of enterprise voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) lines are expected to increase 24 per cent per year, according to a private branch exchange sales forecast from the Dell'Oro Group. It its IP

Published on: December 6th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Industry works on Ethernet speeds in range of 100 Gigs per second

Some equipment manufacturers are working on technologies that will allow transfer rates of 100 Gigabits per second over Ethernet networksLast month, San Jose, Calif.-based Force 10 Networks Inc. announced it was awarded two

Published on: December 6th, 2006 Greg Meckbach