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  • The IoT needs more wireless spectrum

    Two big waves in the wireless world are driving the need for more spectrum, the radio signals that carry data to our phones, tablets and other mobile devices.  

  • How will iPhone 6's Wi-Fi calling, VoLTE affect enterprise networks?

    While the cosmetic features like screen size and processing power of Apple's new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus attracted the most attention, their use of Wi-Fi and Voice over LTE (VoLTE) for voice and video calling could eventually have a major impact on how phone calls are handled in the enterprise.

  • Key factors to consider when evaluating video conferencing

    This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

  • The PSTN transition to VoIP: Going green

    We've discussed some of the advantages of transitioning the PSTN to IP, but there we haven't yet covered the environmental implications of the pending transition. At their annual partner conference Perspectives14, GENBAND hosted a discussion which addressed the power costs behind the PSTN, pointing out the benefits an IP transition.

  • How far are you willing to go to spy on your employees' smartphones?

    The ultimate eavesdropping solution for people who want to see what their employees, kids or spouse are doing on their Android (or jailbroken iPhone) smartphone.

  • Some customers aren't sold on US transition to IP networks

    Many U.S. residents who have written the FCC to voice concerns about the move from copper-based telephone networks to Internet Protocol are concerned about the potential effects on health from mobile-headset radiation and what happens when the electricity goes out.

  • Review: Plantronics Voyager Legend CS Bluetooth Headset System and Logitech Mobile Speakerphone P710e

    Here are two new devices that can help improve audio quality for voice calls, whether you're in the office or out on the road.

  • 10 surprising things from my 20 years with Network World

    Yep, I've been writing for Network World for 20 years and a lot has happened in that time ... here are 10 of the most surprising

  • Logitech impresses with its wireless, business-focused headset

    The scoop: Logitech Wireless Headset Dual H820e, by Logitech, about $200 (mono version costs about $180).

  • DAS Keyboard gets quieter; portable speaker lets you groove on the road

    Shaw reviews Das Keyboard's latest high-performance mechanical keyboard and AccessoryPower.com's GOgroove BlueSYNC SRC Portable Bluetooth Speaker and Receiver.

  • Facebook and Minnovation

    Facebook's big announcement was a big "so what?" and minimal innovation at its finest

  • Cautionary tale from a Twitter 'share-cropper'

    Twit Cleaner is a popular web app that has been used by hundreds of thousands of Twitter users to clear deadwood from their accounts.

  • Review: TelyHD Business Edition

    A group of my colleagues from different offices recently attempted a multi-party videoconference, brutally showing the continued need for a better method of video communication.

  • How we manage our social networks

    Gibbs analyzes the results of his "How do you manage your social networks?" survey

  • LinkedIn open sources its database change capture system

    OK, lots of interesting stuff for you this week. First up, LinkedIn has open sourced a system called Databus, a real-time database change capture system that provides a "timeline-consistent stream of change capture events ... grouped in transactions, in source commit order."

  • Opinion: Predicting the tech future

    For my recent column of predictions for 2013 I polled a huge number of IT people to see what they are expecting, and ended up getting more than 400 responses.

  • Outlook 2013 ... Even more interesting than 2012!

    Gibbs reviews his predictions from last year and surveys the more than 400 predictions that he's been sent by IT professionals

  • What does SDN mean for telecom infrastructure?

    Software-defined networking (SDN) has the potential to transform the telecom industry by improving the ability of carriers (both wired and wireless) to flexibly deliver bandwidth "on demand." It is critical that carriers improve both their network flexibility (improved customer value) and reduce their high operational costs as over-the-top providers (e.g., Google, Amazon, Skype, etc.) challenge the carriers' ability to grow their revenues and impact their margins.

  • Collaborating and videoconferencing over the cloud with OmniJoin

    Shaw reviews Brother's OmniJoin Web and videoconferencing service.

  • Taking 'Internet answers' for granted

    That there is nothing unusual about either of these anecdotes is what makes them so remarkable.