Computing Canada

In its Feb. 11 feature report, CC will be looking at “”Making the Business Case for Voice over IP.””

For most organizations, voice over IP comes down to saving money, but they should be aware that security is paramount when implementing VoIP because each element

in the infrastructure is accessible on the network and can be attacked or used as a launching point for larger attacks. We’ll talk to companies who’ve been down the VoIP road and impart the lessons learned.

CC is also now accepting nominations for its 3rd annual IT Leadership Awards. The format of the event, formerly known as the IT Executive of the Year, has been expanded to include six categories including IT Executive of the Year, IT Champion of the Year, IT Manager of the Year, Project Team of the Year, IT Mentor of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award.

The awards will recognize outstanding achievements by IT professionals, and winners will be honoured at a gala awards ceremony in May 2005.

For more information on Computing Canada’s IT Leadership awards, or to nominate an individual or team, visit http://www.itbusiness.ca/ccleadership

Contact: Patricia MacInnis pmacinnis@itbusiness.ca

Communications & Networking

Are executives from your organization asking for video services between desktop PCs? Upgrading your network to support Gigabit speeds isn’t necessarily the answer. To find out what you need to do to make sure your IT network can handle real-time video, see the January issue of Communications & Networking magazine. This issue also includes a case study on the Co-operators Group’s use of Telus Corp.’s IP-based Next-Generation Network, an article on Secure Sockets Layer virtual private networks and coverage from Cisco Systems Worldwide Analyst Conference.

Contact: Greg Meckbach gmeckbach@itbusiness.ca

ITBusiness.ca

Shane Schick will be moderating a panel discussion at the Association of Internet Marketing and Sales (AIMS) Canada event on Tuesday, Jan. 18, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. that will focus on the new types of broadband services that will be available to the public in 2005.

Bell Canada’s Pat McLean will outline Bell’s progress to date in converting its dial-up users to DSL, services integration and the future services you will see offered.

Rogers’ Nyla Ahmad, meanwhile, will outline the company’s aggressive cable expansion, new services and ability to serve a growing appetite for broadband services. Nyla will help the audience understand what consumers have to look forward to coming down the pipe into their homes in the near future and the opportunities opening up for marketers to dialogue with consumers.

The event will take place at Second City in downtown Toronto.

Contact: Shane Schick sschick@itbusiness.ca

Sales contact for all the above: Brad McBride bmcbride@itbusiness.ca

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