Small Biz Focus with Cisco Router, Switch Enhancements
While much of the attention recently has been on Ciscoï¿¼s Nexus router line, the company rolled out a number of enhancements to its legacy lines. Improvements were made to the companyï¿¼s Integrated Services Routers (ISR) and Catalyst 4500 and 6500 switches, so these products offer more network integration, are more energy efficient, and do a better job of supporting unified communications (UC) applications.
Nortel Tries to Breathe Life into Network Equipment Line
Nortel has gone through a harrowing series of events in the last six months, culminating in the companyï¿¼s filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. While that event makes buying the companyï¿¼s wares a risky proposition, the vendor unveiled a comprehensive series of enhancements designed to keep the company afloat.
Nortel Intensifies Business Unit Breakup
In bankruptcy proceedings since January, Nortel has been evaluating whether to make its carrier networks and metro Ethernet networks into standalone operations.
WAN Controller Provides VoIP Redundancy
A growing number of small and medium businesses are turning to Voice over IP (VoIP) to cut their telecommunications costs. One challenge is this transport option is not as reliable as the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). Consequently, one network equipment vendor is trying to close that gap.
Videoconferencing Seeks Its Moment In The Sun
With the double whammy of a global recession turning business travel into an expensive indulgence even as swine flu fears make it seem downright dangerous, small and midsize companies have never been more interested in finding ways to do business without leaving their desks.