I was interviewed as part of the latest Telecom Junkies podcast, this episode covered the impact of the recent Nortel/Microsoft unified communications announcement. The podcast was moderated by Jason Huffman of the Voice Report, and also included Sheila McGee-Smith and Tony Rybczynski of Nortel.
Via the VoIP security alliance blog comes news of release of VoIP (specifically SIP) hacking tools at the Blackhat conference this week. If you are playing with SIP products/solutions, these are worth testing out. They also should serve as notice to the SIP community to avoid complacency with regard to product security. Follow the VoIPSA mailing list for further discussion.
I'm excited to announce that I have joined Nemertes Research as Principal Analyst and Program Director for Collaboration & Convergence. Please note that I've updated my contact info on this blog accordingly.
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