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OpenID, the Quick and Easy Way to Log In

Along with Internet development, some of the traditional actions have been implemented into the virtual space. Nowadays, we do not use paper and pen to send a letter, we email messages; we do not socialize only face to face, we also use Facebook, Twitter or Hi5. We have now access to an extremely fast method of sharing information. For all these technologies we have unique accounts that enable others to recognize our identity. Many accounts mean a lot of user names and passwords that we need to remember in our every day virtual world.

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Grandma’s Got a Robot

It’s that time of the year again. Everybody is trying to finish the projects started along the year or at least bring them close to the end. Meetings, forecasting, budgeting, strategy revision and of course planing. Some people want to try new things, to get new ideas that will eventually improve their business revenue. Others simply want to cut costs and improve efficiency inside their companies.

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SIP Presence Translation Service

SIP presence is a tricky subject, mainly because there are some different ways to achieve the same thing. VoIP users are interested to know if “something” has happened in their network. They don’t care how this is technically done, or how many RFCs describe a simple scenario. The truth is that there are indeed many RFCs that handle various aspects:

  • the message-summary event allows the user to learn about new voice mail messages
  • the dialog event advertises when users are initiating, accepting or terminating voice conversations
  • presence events let users know when the status of a resource has changed

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A Few Pointers about Security

Every now and then I hear questions on how to secure servers and especially how to secure voice traffic. We hear lots of myths from our customers :).

Most people feel more secure if they have a simple firewall installed.

While firewalls are good, having a firewall to protect closed ports usually doesn’t help. I mean for VoipNow you will probably leave opened all ports for VoIP services and close most of the others. My question is: what is the point of doing this at server level, if the ports are closed anyway? This makes sense on a consumer desktop, but on a server it usually does not help much.

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Why Is 4PSA Orange?

I’ve been answering to sales inquires for many years. Most of the questions are of course related either to Unified Communications or to the hosting world and sometimes they can be very funny. For example, a couple of days ago, someone asked me why we’ve chosen orange as our brand color.

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Impressions on WebhostingDay 2010

I am writing this in the plane, coming back from WebhostingDay 2010. The event took place in Bruhl, Germany. From our perspective, the event was much better than last year and this happened due to the growing hosting providers’ interest in Unified Communications. Many people heard and understood our message, even with the small resources put on marketing. I will resume below the most important things about WHD 2010.

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VoipNow Licensing Changes Explained

Starting with March 1, 2010 we changed the licensing methodology on VoipNow Platform. VoipNow Core is now more affordable for small customers with the new, dedicated server license for up to 250 concurrent calls. While this is a single server license, it expands to a 4Grid infrastructure able to sustain as many calls as you like. The pay as you grow, infrastructure wide licensing method is still available. In a service provider environment VoipNow Professional is available on pay as you grow licensing and also on dedicated server licensing for a small number of extensions. Perpetual (owned) licenses are available only for business customers.

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