This month’s theme: The state of the (real) network
There is a lot of talk about networks these days – social networks. Meanwhile, the people who have to take care of the real, physical networks can be excused if they are feeling a little forsaken. Well, this issue of Telemanagement brings the discussion back down to earth, and tackles the state of the network in today’s enterprise.
The use of communications technologies in the workplace has grown steadily over the last few decades – so much so that tools such as audio conferencing, mobile phone, email, video and web conferencing, and instant messaging have become so commonplace that many workers could not imagine doing their jobs without them.
Nearly 500 communities across Canada have been effectively deregulated when it comes to local phone competition. Now, after several years of trying, TBayTel has won approval from the CRTC to operate its residential local exchanges services free from regulatory oversight. It wasn’t as successful on the business side though.