After founding the company that became Vonage, Pulver focused on promoting VOIP through his company, Pulvermedia. He says the next big technology hurdle is fixed-mobile convergence, in which cell phone users and VOIP users can communicate seamlessly.
2VON Enterprise Casts Spotlight on VOIP – Lev Gonick, CIO of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio
Case Western Reserve underwent a forklift upgrade of its campus network in 2002, installing 10,000 fiber optic Gigabit Ethernet drops to dormitory rooms, classrooms and other locations to create a VOIP-enabled campus. The University later joined OneClevel
3VON Enterprise Casts Spotlight on VOIP – Mark Bailey, Manager of IS, Thiele Kaolin Co.
Thiele Kaolin replaced its PBX in 2004 with a Cisco AVVID system. Benefits included connecting remote sites, a redundant call manager for improved disaster recovery, a Web interface to manage the system and the ability to view voice messages in Microsoft
4VON Enterprise Casts Spotlight on VOIP – Mark Bailey, center, and Bo Simmons, left
Bailey heads IT for Thiele Kaolin; Simmons is founder and president of Cool Blue Interactive, an Atlanta-based Web design firm which used Cbeyond, an Atlanta-based managed service provider, to provide VOIP services, saving $200 per month.