Stories by Paul Korzeniowski

VoIP and WLAN - a dreamy new combo

Wireless LANs and VoIP are two new data center hotties gaining admirers because of the productivity improvements they offer. No surprise, then, that a growing number of companies are pairing these stars - and so far, the union is proving much stronger than J.Lo's and Ben's had been.
"Now that VoIP has proven itself to be a viable, easy-to-use technology, enterprises are searching for ways to leverage its capabilities, and one way is to run it over their WLANs," says Allen Nogee, a principal analyst with In-Stat/MDR. The research firm found only 60,000 VoIP handsets were deployed on WLANs in the U.S. in 2003, but that almost half the companies it surveyed are examining the technology for future deployment.

Written by Paul Korzeniowski10 Aug. 04 22:00