Articles By Greg Meckbach

Security, voice over IP support, PoE the top trends in routers, switches

Products that combine security and routing are becoming increasingly popular with corporate IT departments, most of whom buy all of their switches and routers from one manufacturer, according to a recent survey.Infonetics Research,

Published on: December 5th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Continuous data protection said to act as effective

A spate of corporate acquisitions and product launches have 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 5th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

WiMAX gives any firm with lots of cash the ability to compete with the telcos

WiMAX is not a particularly revolutionary technology. Fixed wireless has been around for a while, and ironically, the lion's share of the market is outside of North America.With WiMAX, it's not the technology

Published on: December 5th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Riverbed seeks more Canadian users for app acceleration products

A San Francisco-based manufacturer of application acceleration products is setting up shop in Canada, home of its first customer. Riverbed Technology Inc., which makes the Steelhead line of wide-area network optimization appliances, has

Published on: November 8th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Continuous data protection does not mean ‘snapshot’

A spate of corporate acquisitions and product launches have 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.

Published on: October 31st, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Cisco’s Telepresence: What it looks like

NEW YORK – Cisco Systems Inc. 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

Published on: October 24th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Don’t hold your breath for 100 Gbps: Ovum

Some equipment manufacturers are working on technologies that will allow transfer rates of 100 Gigabits per second over Ethernet networks, but an industry analyst predicts it will be at least five years before

Published on: October 19th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Security: Outsourcing imperatives

In a recent survey of telecom decision-makers conducted by Forrester Research Inc., 48 per cent of respondents from small- to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) said they use managed anti-virus services, while 42 per cent

Published on: October 6th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Money wasted on IP phones

As telecom equipment makers aggressively market IP phones capable of running business applications, an industry analyst warns companies will waste billions on buying phones with large screens for users who already have a

Published on: October 6th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

A wide pipe on a wide-area network won’t solve delays caused by TCP

The price of bandwidth on local-area and wide-area networks may be dropping, but a trend towards server consolidation and the use of chatty network protocols means some applications have slow response times, even

Published on: October 5th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Don’t blow $500 on an IP phone for users who aleady have PCs: Gartner

As telecom equipment makers aggressively market IP phones capable of running business applications, an industry analyst warns companies will waste billions on buying phones with large screens for users who already have personal

Published on: October 5th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Gartner forecast on IP phone spending raises questions about redundancy of PC

Internet Protocol phones are more than just phones. With all the applications and input-output features, they are more powerful than the first PCs were, and in some firms, could replace a desktop PC.So

Published on: October 5th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Gartner: Don’t waste money on IP phones

As telecom equipment makers aggressively market IP phones capable of running business applications, an industry analyst warns companies will waste billions on buying phones with large screens for users who already have personal

Published on: September 18th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Travel agency saves $200K by giving employees voice over IP

A corporate travel agency has saved $200,000 in telecom costs and was able to close down one branch office by having consultants work from home over broadband connections, making their calls from Internet

Published on: September 6th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

Vendors say apps drive VoIP demand but users motivated by long-distance costs

For example, IP networks allow unified communications and the integration of customer relationship management software.Long-distance rates in North America are supposedly low enough that the cost savings available over an IP network does

Published on: September 1st, 2006 Greg Meckbach