CommunicationsDirect News Daily Update - December 03, 2007

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Icahn Presses the Advantage as Motorola Chief Executive Steps Down

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Following the announcement on Friday (30 November) that chief executive officer (CEO) Ed Zander is to step down from Motorola, billionaire financier Karl Icahn has used the opportunity to push his agenda for change at the troubled equipment vendor. Icahn has been pushing for Motorola to be split up and he re-iterated this position...

Regulator Mandates Lower Mobile Call Charges in Germany by 2009

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Germany's telecoms regulator, Bundesnetzagentur, has confirmed plans to lower charges for calls to the four German mobile operators from March 2009. In a statement, Bundesnetzagentur said other networks will have to pay T-Mobile and Vodafone 7.92 euro cents (US$0.12) per minute, and E-Plus and O2 8.8 euro cents for calls to...

Shrinking Memory

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As mobile phones get smaller and more powerful, the need to pack more memory into ever tinier spaces grows. For some time, conventional computer memory has been heading toward a crunch--a physical limit of how much storage can be crammed into a given space. Traditional electronics begins to break down at the nanoscale--the scale of...

How SMBs Can Add UC Incrementally

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Replacing a PBX that is relatively new and performing its primary mission well can be an expensive and unnecessary step in gaining the valuable advantages of today's popular concept of unified communications (UC). According to Multi-Tech Systems Inc., by selectively adding such capabilities as Voice over IP (VoIP), fax servers...

IPO Alert: Broadview Files Its S-1

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On the heels of a couple of acquisitions, Broadview Networks Holdings Inc. is planning to go public. The Rye Brook, N.Y., service provider filed an S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today but did not disclose any details about the IPO. The filing only states that it will raise up to $287.5 million. The...

Searching for Google's GDrive

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Could online services that manage consumers' photos, videos, and MP3 files replace enterprise gear as the storage industry's cash cow? Google's rumored plans for a consumer-based storage offering have thrown the spotlight on the opportunities presented by Software as a Service (SaaS). The search giant is...


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