Industry Roundtable with Scott Bradner, John Gallant and Nick Lippis

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Scott Bradner, University Technology Security Officer, Harvard University and John Gallant, President and Editorial Director of Network World join me in our first industry roundtable. We discuss the reality of Web Services/SOA and how the IP Telephony vendors (Avaya, Cisco, Siemens, Nortel, Mitel) are using it. Scott addressed E-911 open issues and provided an IETF update. VoiceCon also brought SIP to light as IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, et al are embracing it and now pushing Cisco into SIP acceptance with Call Manager 5.0. Juniper was next and we talked about its enterprise strategy and weighed in on its pros and cons. This led to a general discussion on Xorp or eXtensible Open Router Platform, Vyatta and its potential impact on Cisco and Juniper. John gives a sneak preview on next week’s Network World when they cover the hot topic of IT pandemic planning and the planned acquisition of BellSouth by AT&T.

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