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Customers are baffled by unclear bills and as a result telecoms companies risk lower revenues and increased churn, according to a new report, The Next-Generation Bill: Commercial and Technical Strateg...
November 1, 2006
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Customers are baffled by unclear bills and as a result telecoms companies risk lower revenues and increased churn, according to a new report, The Next-Generation Bill: Commercial and Technical Strategies, published by Analysys, a telecom research firm based in the U.K. The report argues that there is a gap between what telecoms companies believe customers value, and what customers actually value …. IBM Canada Inc. has introduced two new midrange storage servers, which it says are designed for companies that require “hardened” infrastructures because of the industries they address or the data center environments where the equipment is located. The IBM System Storage DS4700 Express, Models 70-DC and 72-DC address requirements for companies in the telecommunications industry, as well as other segments, such as oil and gas …. Juniper Networks, Inc. has announced the Juniper branch office strategy that includes standards-based application acceleration, IP telephony, routing and security technologies designed to work with customers’ existing networks. “Today, 80% of enterprise workers work outside a large headquartered-style building,” said Mark Fabbi, an analyst with Gartner. “Branch office solutions must focus on a comprehensive suite of services to ensure increasing productivity of remote users.” … 3Com Corp. has announced a new wireless, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-based IP phone that delivers Voice over IP (VoIP) communications on a wireless LAN (802.11b/g) infrastructure. The 3Com 3108 Wireless Phone enables users to roam a building or campus environment and stay connected with customers, partners and co-workers while utilizing VoIP, wireless e-mail and data applications.
RSA Conference, an information security conference and exposition group, revealed that over 70% of European IT security professionals are more afraid of hackers than they are of their mothers-in-law. These findings are the result of a survey of registered delegates ahead of RSA Conference Europe, which took place recently in Nice. When asked about IT security priorities and fears being faced in the next six months, the survey uncovered Identity Management as the single biggest concern for organizations, with one-third of respondents listing it as their single most important priority. In addition, Web viruses pose more of a threat than email viruses. While 29% ranked e-mail viruses as their most significant threat, Web viruses were listed as the most significant threat by 68% of respondents.