Stories by Laura Kujubu

IT's next big challenge: exploding Web volume

As companies' Web sites become more integral to business operations, the number of nontechnical content contributors is quickly surpassing that of technical participants. As a result, IT managers can no longer dismiss the importance of implementing a well-thought-out, content-management strategy.

Instant messaging providers in access battle

Instant messaging providers will face off this week as the result of a plan by America Online Inc. (AOL) to prevent Microsoft and Yahoo instant messaging customers from "chatting" with its own users.

Democrat Puts Legislative Squeeze on AT&T

The squeeze on AT&T Corp. to provide its competitors with open access to its broadband cable network shows no signs of loosening as regulatory efforts kick into gear this week.
Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), ranking Democrat of the House Telecommunications Subcommittee, next week will submit a concurrent resolution to the House of Representatives calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to treat cable Internet-access network services as telecommunications services.

Microsoft signs deal with Dialogic

Microsoft and Dialogic announced on Tuesday at Computer Telephony (CT) Expo Spring '99 here an agreement designed to extend the Windows operating system into the world of computer telephony and network convergence.

MCI to roll out network security suite

MCI WorldCom's Advanced Networks will announce next Monday a suite of network security solutions, which includes authentication services, managed and turnkey firewalls, network assessment, and training programs.

Lucent, Nortel shoot for simpler call centres

Lucent Technologies and Nortel Networks this week at Call Centre '99 in Dallas introduced products designed to simplify the management and reduce the costs of running call-centre sites.

MCI WorldCom puts network in users' hands

Corporate telecommunications customers can look forward to taking control of their voice and data services, as MCI WorldCom later this month launches MCI WorldCom Interact, a suite of self-service applications for managing telecommunications functions.

Cisco to acquire router developer

Cisco Systems announced at CTI Expo, in California last week that it will acquire PipeLinks, a developer of Synchronous Optical Network (SONet)/Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) routers that can simultaneously transport circuit-based and IP traffic.