Cisco Suing Apple Over iPhone

At first it looked like it was all settled: The new Apple mobile phone product would be dubbed "iPhone" afterall, and Cisco, which owns the trademark to the name, was on board. Not so fast. A day after Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced the company's newest product line, and a day after Cisco officials announced they had been discussing the use of the name "iPhone" with Apple, Cisco has filed suit against Apple for trademark infringement. "Cisco entered into negotiations with Apple in good faith … [Read more...]

Business VoIP Migration: Evolution or Revolution

Should businesses take an evolutionary approach to VoIP? Or should they bite the bullet and completely replace their existing TDM systems? Sunnyvale, CA-based privately held ShoreTel, which has been selling IP-PBX systems for business for a decade, says ’replace.’ ShoreTel VP of Marketing, Steve Timmerman, is blunt. “The evolutionary approach is good for Avaya. It isn’t good for customers,” he says. “Nobody is investing in TDM anymore — it’s a dead end. The … [Read more...]