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Month: November 2015

Panamax’s “Tomorrow Starts Today: Security for SIP-Based VoIP Communications Solutions” White Paper Now Available Online

White Paper Examines How Enterprises and SMBs That Use Session Initiation Protocol Services Can Protect IP Networks from Cyber Attacks Kew Gardens, NY – November 30, 2015 – Panamax Inc., a leading telecom technology company, recently published a white paper, “Tomorrow Starts Today: Security for SIP-Based VoIP Communications Solutions,” which is available as a complimentary download. The white paper examines how enterprises and small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are exposed to potentially debilitating cyber attacks and exploitation of their IP network when they use Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) services, and how to become better prepared against these threats. Panamax’s “Tomorrow Starts Today: Security for SIP-based VoIP Communications Solutions,” takes a comprehensive look at how SIP services, which bring tremendous advantages when used to support Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) communications solutions for voice, video, Unified Communications (UC), presence, IM/Chat, and conferencing, introduce security concerns centered around these technologies. The white paper finds that in the face of cyber attacks from potential hackers, firewalls alone are not sufficient to protect a VoIP network. Because SIP-based VoIP communications solutions are a gateway to an entire network, enterprises and SMBs require a robust, seamless approach to network security, including understanding hackers’ tactics and motivations, sufficient in-house skills, and a consistent strategy to safeguard against intrusion. As the Panamax white paper makes clear, it is imperative for IT practitioners to understand that cyber-criminals...

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iMiller Public Relations CEO Named a Finalist for PR News’ PR People Awards for Agency Professional of the Year

As originally written and published on Data Center POST iMiller Public Relations (iMPR) is proud to announce that its Chief Executive Officer, Ilissa Miller, has been selected as a finalist in the “Professional of the Year / Agency” category of the prestigious PR News’ PR People Awards Program.  The award is given to the public relations professional who has helped lead agency growth in client base or revenue, expanded the scope of the agency’s offerings, or spearheaded winning campaigns on behalf of clients. The finalist nomination recognizes Mrs. Miller’s executive leadership and advisory positions with several prestigious telecommunications industry organizations; two high-profile, strategic online media outlet acquisitions she spearheaded on behalf of iMPR; her nuanced reputation management skills; as well as the launch of an innovative media initiative, all executed within the past year. To read the entire post, please go to the Data Center POST website here...

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The Weather Outside is Frightful – Make Sure Your Data Center Is Prepared

As originally written and published on Data Center POST It’s that time of year again…winter is almost upon us.  For many data center operators, this means preparing servers and other equipment for the colder temperatures and low winter humidity that lie ahead.  Environmental adjustments are critical to maintaining stable operating conditions and the safety of your equipment, and as such, it’s important to be prepared. When researching the proper measures to maintain a facility, at the forefront of any data center owner or operator’s mind are two things – reliability and low cost. Whatever method of maintenance used, it must ensure total reliability without incurring hefty capital or operational expenses.  Maintaining proper humidity levels and effectively preparing for the cold months ahead enables operators to ensure their facilities can achieve optimal availability with low operational costs. One of the many reasons why these preparations are necessary is the increased static electricity that can build up and discharge in drier climates.  As low humidity air moves throughout the facility, the electricity and electrostatic discharge, known as ESD, can damage computer equipment, blow fuses, and wreak havoc across multiple fronts.  These problems are avoidable with the proper equipment and maintenance, which also ensure that facilities stay within the recommended American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) humidity and temperature guidelines for reliable operations. To read the entire post, please go...

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iMiller Public Relations CEO Named a Finalist for PR News’ PR People Awards for Agency Professional of the Year

CEO, Ilissa Miller, Recognized for Executive Leadership and Advisory Positions, Strategic Media Acquisitions, Reputation Management and Event Initiatives Mamaroneck, New York – November 23, 2015 – iMiller Public Relations (iMPR), a results-driven, independent public relations and marketing consulting firm focused on serving the global telecom and technology sector, announces today that its Chief Executive Officer, Ilissa Miller, has been selected as a finalist in the “Professional of the Year / Agency” category of the esteemed PR News’ PR People Awards Program.  The award is bestowed to the public relations professional who has helped lead agency growth in client base or revenue, expanded the scope of the agency’s offerings, or spearheaded winning campaigns on behalf of clients. The PR News’ PR People Awards finalist nomination recognizes Mrs. Miller’s executive leadership and advisory positions with several prestigious telecommunications industry organizations; two high-profile, strategic online media outlet acquisitions she spearheaded on behalf of iMPR; her nuanced reputation management skills; as well as the launch of an innovative media initiative and the expansion of sponsorship, attendance and membership at key industry events and industry organizations, all executed within the previous year. “It is a tremendous honor to be nominated in the ‘Professional of the Year / Agency’ category of the PR News’ PR People Awards,” comments Ilissa Miller, CEO of iMiller Public Relations.  “The recognition caps an eventful year for iMPR and its fantastic...

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Content is King, Except When It’s a Pauper

Author: Joanna Styczen, Technical Writing Director at iMiller Public Relations Twenty years ago, Bill Gates wrote in an article titled, “Content is King,” that “Those who succeed will propel the Internet forward as a marketplace of ideas, experiences, and products —a marketplace of content.” But at what point does content drive meaningful audience engagement — a positive exchange of valuable information between business-to-business or business-to-consumers — or fail to elicit attention and become lost in a cacophony of irrelevancy? As many companies seek to meet self-imposed content quotas in an effort to engage customers, they walk a fine line between initiating worthwhile dialogue and over-saturating their audiences with mediocre messaging. Every day, consumers are bombarded with messages from every angle, as business entities share news, opinions, ideas and information across multiple platforms. As their newsfeeds, Twitter accounts, Facebook pages and inboxes become saturated with content, target audiences can begin to filter out the noise. Meanwhile, companies, if they over-share with irrelevant, untimely or uninspired content, run the risk of establishing a reputation for over-promotion and not being attuned to the needs and interests of their customers. Posting content is faster and simpler than ever before. However, it is still critical to utilize digital platforms with an approach that is both productive and strategic. Positioning your company as a leading industry expert does not necessarily mean providing more content than...

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Progress, But Still Far to Go for Women in Tech & Telecom

A generation ago, a popular cigarette advertising campaign targeted at professional women appeared across glossy magazines and television. Condescendingly, but consistent with the prevailing attitudes of the times concerning gender roles, its tagline and jingle proclaimed, “You’ve come a long way, baby.” Just how far women have come in the traditionally male-dominated technology and telecommunications sectors, and the current state of affairs concerning their leadership roles at major companies around the world, is the subject of a thought- provoking article in a recent issue of Global Telecoms Business. The report, titled “Changing the Status Quo,” is accompanied by a survey of ‘50 Women to Watch’ who occupy C-suite or board positions at global tech and telecom enterprises, including Susan Wojcicki, CEO, YouTube; Meg Whitman, CEO, HP; Sun Yafang, Chairwoman of the Board, Huawei; and Mary Stanhope, Vice President of Marketing, Global Capacity. While the article celebrated the tremendous career accomplishments of these and other women in a field that is disproportionately male throughout its ranks and especially at the senior executive levels, it also points to a tendency to be overly deferential or even silent, which slows widespread progress for women and hinders their innate abilities to rise even further. As Ilissa Miller, CEO of iMiller Public Relations, commented, some females still find it challenging to “be the only woman in a room of Internet technicians.” Mrs. Miller also...

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LINX deploy multi-100Gig DWDM over 57km using HUBER+SUHNER Cube Optics

The London Internet Exchange (LINX) recently expanded their metro optical network by deploying a simple 100Gig DWDM based solution from HUBER+SUHNER Cube Optics AG. LINX were seeing increased need for more and more low latency and high bandwidth between their data centers around London. LINX were also keen to utilise the switch/router vendors’ native 100G ports, if possible, whilst also aiming to keep the transport portion of the network as simple as possible. Although there were many options from large DWDM vendors, the investment costs there were just too high. LINX approached Cube Optics (CUBO) who proposed using tuneable 100Gig DWDM transceivers to deliver multiple 100G between their data centers and docklands, but also to reach 57km to Slough. “HUBER+SUHNER Cube Optics provided a unique and flexible solution with the added benefit of being a commercially very competitive answer to deliver multiple 100Gig solutions between our London sites.” said Mike Hellers, Manager Network Engineering from LINX.“ we are pleased we chose Huber+Suhner Cube Optics, who continue to provide simple ways of delivering optical solutions.”  “We were pleased by the constructive spirit in working with one of Europe’s leading internet exchanges to deliver this cost effective solution”, said Thomas Paatzsch, GM at HUBER+SUHNER Cube Optics. “This is yet another example of how we at Cube Optics are determined in striving on an individual basis to tailor solutions with all our...

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Application Availability Comes First, All Else Follows

Originally Posted by:  Marina Kvitnitsky, Product Manager at Global Capacity Do you know which IT services IT managers value above all else?  N5 Networks asked over 300 of their customers to name the IT service without which they couldn’t imagine deploying an application. In January of 2015, they released the results of their ‘State of Application Delivery’ Customer Survey, stating that 40% of their respondents selected availability, making it the highest priority selection.  30% of their respondents, the next largest ranking group, selected security. In the year of some of the most highly publicized security breaches, availability trumped security. When your application isn’t available, all else becomes less important.  We live in a connectivity-driven economy, where efficiency and productivity of businesses big and small presume the non-stop access to their software. Healthcare organizations rely on electronic health records to build comprehensive patient profiles and choose appropriate patient treatments Investment institutions rely on analytic tools to develop their strategies, manage their transactions and communicate with their clients Restaurants, car garages and beauty parlors rely on their applications to track reservations, customer payments, supply inventories and employee shift scheduling Cleaning companies and courier services use applications to manage their customer visits Retail stores use their applications to market directly to their customers and provide customer support View this post in its entirety by visiting the Global Capacity blog...

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