Avaya Developer Day

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April 30th, 2007

Mark your calendar. On May 14th at 12:30 pm at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, CA; Nick Lippis will deliver a keynote presentation on:

Communications-Enabled Business Processes: The Convergence of Applications and Communications.

Late last summer the IP telephony industry accelerated its software focus with unified communications and communications-enabled business processes (CEBP) initiatives and offerings from all major suppliers. CEBP injects communications into business process to reduce human and system delay, thus speeding up workflow and increasing an organization?Ǭ?s response to business events. CEBP promises to increase corporate productivity and change the global economy much like the Internet did. How will CEBP be brought to market? Will CEBP be implemented at the pace of a consulting engagement at a time or are there pre-packaged solutions that will speed its deployment and economic benefits. In his keynote address Nick Lippis, Publisher of the Lippis Report, shares his views and opinion on this emerging new era of increased corporate productivity through the convergence of applications and communications.

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Lippis Report Issue 81: A Mobility Architecture for Enterprise Networks

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April 24th, 2007

Related Podcast: A Unified Approach to Enterprise Mobility

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Mobility is a key attribute of networking that allows enterprises to unlock their business process from fixed points. Wireless networking is one of the key structural components of an overall mobile strategy. For example, over the past two years wireless LANs (WLANs) have entered prime time for corporate networking thanks to centralized architectures which increase ease of deployment and management plus significant advances in security, specifically the WPA and 802.11i standards. Architectural arguments and choices have shifted from thick versus thin access points, to integrated versus overlay and now from a unified approach to WLANs to a unified approach to enterprise mobility. But mobility is much more than just WLANs. A unified approach to enterprise mobility delivers integrated wired and wireless networking, mobile extensions to unified communications, geographic and end-point independent network access and location services as its four major architectural components.

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Using Cisco Business Mobility Solutions to Empower The Workforce with Insight, Collaboration and Awareness

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April 24th, 2007

By Cisco Systems

Today´s work environment is fast-paced and increasingly requires near time responses to partners and customers. With almost all employees mobile, connecting people with other people, information and key assets is core to achieving business objectives. By enabling mobility, the workforce is empowered with Insight, Collaboration and Awareness providing increased productivity and improving decision-making. To deliver these three core mobility components, Cisco® has developed a framework based on a secure all IP network, intelligent network services, devices and applications.

Integrity of Information on the Move with the Cisco Secure Wireless Solution

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April 24th, 2007

By Cisco Systems

The growth of wireless networking has blurred the traditional boundaries between trusted and untrusted networks and shifted security priorities from the network perimeter to information security. The need to secure mobile information and control the wireless environment in order to prevent unauthorized access must be a priority for maintaining the integrity of corporate information and systems. As a basis for any wireless security strategy, IT leaders should focus on protecting sensitive customer, partner, and financial information.

Design Principles For Voice over WLAN

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April 24th, 2007

By Cisco Systems

WLANs are rapidly becoming pervasive among enterprises. The availability of wireless voice clients, the introduction of dual-mode (wireless and cellular) smart phones, and the increased productivity realized by enabling a mobile workforce are moving WLANs from a convenience to a critical element of the enterprise network infrastructure. When deploying a wireless LAN infrastructure to support voice applications, it is useful to understand Voice Ready WLAN design principles and how they differ from conventional WLAN networks that only support data applications. This white paper discusses the principles of designing a Voice Ready WLAN.

Developing a Mobility Strategy for Your Organization

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April 24th, 2007

By Avaya

Avaya is a recognized leader in mobile enterprise communications. They have helped thousands of organizations develop strategies to successfully meet the challenges presented by a rapidly changing work environment. Avaya´s professional services organization has developed enterprise mobility strategy best practices, which are documented in this 35-page white paper and provide a wide range of options and strategies for developing a mobility strategy for your organization.

Network Immunity Solution

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April 24th, 2007

By ProCurve Networking by HP

ProCurve Network Immunity Manager is a plug-in module for ProCurve Manager Plus that provides a rich toolset to manage internal network threat detection and response. Together, ProCurve Manager Plus and the Network Immunity Manager plug-in constitute the ProCurve Network Immunity Solution. ProCurve Network Immunity Manager monitors access points and switch ports vs. sFlow and Virus Throttle across the network for internal network threats and allows administrators to set detection and response security policies. ProCurve Network Immunity Manager performs NBAD (Network Behavior Anomaly Detection) to detect and respond to internal threats in both wired and wireless networks.

The Business Intelligence Challenge

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April 24th, 2007

By Spanlink´s contact center products division, Calabrio Software

This white paper examines the business intelligence challenge faced by today´s contact centers. It shows how, with the help of a purpose-built data mart system, companies can transform contact center performance data into valuable business intelligence.

A Unified Approach to Enterprise Mobility

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April 24th, 2007

Lynn LucasLynn Lucas, Cisco’s Director of Mobility Solutions joins the Lippis Report podcast to discuss a strategy to unify enterprise mobility. Wireless LAN architecture choices have shifted from thick to thin, to integrated vs. overlay and now from a unified approach to wireless LANs to a unified approach to enterprise mobility. A discussion of mobility usually stirs up a range of topics including cell phones, PDAs, G3, VoWLAN, WLANs, RFIDs, cell phone-unified Communications links, etc. Mobility is primarily about the experience of gaining access to corporate applications and services anywhere, which transcends all of these technologies. But we need a way to think about how all these technologies come together. We need a Mobility architecture for Enterprise Networks. Listen to this podcast and gain a unified approach to enterprise mobility.

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NAC Launch From ProCurve Networking by HP

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April 16th, 2007

Wenceslao LadaWenceslao Lada, VP & Americas GM and Andre Kindness, both from ProCurve Networking by HP join the Lippis Report podcast to announce major product and organizational additions to their ProActive Defense strategy. ProActive defense claims to deliver a trusted network infrastructure that is immune to threats,

Related Whitepaper: Network Immunity Solution

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controllable for appropriate use and able to protect data and integrity for users. ProCurve with their number two position in enterprise networking will change the NAC market with this launch. I give my take during the interview. Listen in as the internal network security market just changed.

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Network Immunity Solution

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April 16th, 2007

By ProCurve Networking by HP

ProCurve Network Immunity Manager is a plug-in module for ProCurve Manager Plus that provides a rich toolset to manage internal network threat detection and response. Together, ProCurve Manager Plus and the Network Immunity Manager plug-in constitute the ProCurve Network Immunity Solution. ProCurve Network Immunity Manager monitors access points and switch ports vis sFlow and Virus Throttle across the network for internal network threats and allows administrators to set detection and response security policies. ProCurve Network Immunity Manager performs NBAD (Network Behavior Anomaly Detection) to detect and respond to internal threats in both wired and wireless networks.

Learn how to defend internal network resources with Network Immunity Manager by downloading this paper.

Lippis Report Issue 80: Extending Your Networked Business Platform to Branch Offices

April 11th, 2007

There are strong economic and technical drivers transforming branch office operations. Business leaders are growing their branch office operations at a rate of nearly 10% per year. There are multiple factors behind this growth including expanding out of region and global operations, mergers and acquisitions plus tapping into a larger pool of employees and increasing existing employee retention. Not only has there been a large spike in the number of branch office employees but they are also fueling corporate growth strategies and represent a larger share of corporate intellectual property and decision-making. It´s no wonder then that IT budget consumption to support branch office operations is as high as 70%! It is for all these reasons that the corporate network business platform needs to be extended to include branch offices. In this Lippis Report we´ll show you how.

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Cisco StackWise and StackWise Plus Technology

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April 11th, 2007

By Cisco Systems

This white paper provides an overview of the Cisco® StackWise and Cisco StackWise Plus technologies and the specific mechanisms that they use to create a unified, logical switching architecture through the linkage of multiple, fixed configuration switches. This paper focuses on stack interconnect behavior, stack creation and modification; Layer 2 and Layer 3 forwarding; and quality-of-service (QoS) mechanisms. The goal of the paper is to help the reader understand how the Cisco StackWise and StackWise Plus technologies deliver advanced performance for voice, video, and Gigabit Ethernet applications.

Using Cisco Catalyst 3750-E Series Switches for Converged Applications

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April 11th, 2007

By Cisco Systems

Applications such as IP telephony are increasingly becoming popular as a growing number of organizations realize the cost and productivity benefits achieved by the convergence of voice, video, and data networks. At the same time, successful deployment and operation rely on the network being able to provide certain crucial capabilities. An important part of IP telephony deployment is the selection of equipment suitable for the task. Cisco® Catalyst® 3750-E Series Switches represent a resilient and scalable switching solution appropriate for IP telephony deployments because they provide specialized capabilities needed for a successful deployment of IP telephony, reduced operating costs and investment protection.