Research Reports at Webtorials  



  • Part 3: Management & Security
  • Jim Metzler, Ashton Metzler & Associates
  • Distinguished Research Fellow and Co-Founder
  • Webtorials Analyst Division

  • Part 2: Network and Application Optimizations
  • Jim Metzler, Ashton Metzler & Associates
  • Distinguished Research Fellow and Co-Founder
  • Webtorials Analyst Division

  • Part 1: Introduction and Challenges
  • Jim Metzler, Ashton Metzler & Associates
  • Distinguished Research Fellow and Co-Founder
  • Webtorials Analyst Division




Doing Battle with Advanced Malware



  • How Many Horses In This Race?
  • A Webtorials State-of-the-Market Report
  • Michael Finneran, Steven Taylor, and Leslie Barteaux

2012 Cloud Networking Report

  • The Emergence of 4D Convergence
  • A Webtorials State-of-the-Market Report
  • Steven Taylor, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Webtorials

  • SIP Trunking is "Ready for Prime Time"; SBCs Poised as Key Enabler
  • A Webtorials State-of-the-Market Report
  • Steven Taylor, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Webtorials

  • The Emergence of 4D Convergence
  • A Webtorials State-of-the-Market Report
  • Steven Taylor, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Webtorials



  • SIP Trunking is "Ready for Prime Time"; SBCs Poised as Key Enabler
  • A Webtorials State-of-the-Market Report
  • Steven Taylor, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Webtorials


  • Enterprises Stand To Recoup Millions Using UC
  • A Webtorials State-of-the-Market Report
  • Steven Taylor, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Webtorials

  • TCO Rules - and Cloud-Based UC Provides Solutions 
  • A Webtorials State-of-the-Market Report
  • Steven Taylor, Joanie Wexler, and Leslie Barteaux

  • Simha Sethumadhavan and Doug Burger
  • Department of Computer Sciences
  • The University of Texas at Austin

2011 Cloud Networking Report


2011 Ultimate Guide to VoIP and UC Services



2011 Cloud Networking Services


  • UCC and SIP Drive Savings in Cost-Conscious Enterprises
  • A Webtorials Thought Leadership Report
  • Steven Taylor, Joanie Wexler, and Leslie Barteaux
  • Webtorials Analyst Division
  • Sponsored by Avaya

Mobility Trends in SMBs - 2011
  • The Nature of Mobility in SMB Workforces
  • Communication Habits, Goals, Stumbling Blocks
  • A Webtorials State-of-the-Market Report
  • Steven Taylor, Joanie Wexler, and Leslie Barteaux
  • Webtorials Analyst Division

2011 Cloud Networking Services
  • (Preliminary Link)


  • SMBs Excel at Customer Service - And They Can Charge For It!
  • A Webtorials State-of-the-Market Report
  • Steven Taylor, Joanie Wexler, and Leslie Barteaux
  • Webtorials Analyst Division


  • Jim Metzler, Ashton Metzler & Associates
  • Webtorials Distinguished Research Fellow and Co-Founder
  • Talari Networks

  • Jim Metzler, Ashton Metzler & Associates
  • Webtorials Distinguished Research Fellow and Co-Founder
  • Packet Design

  • Jim Metzler, Ashton Metzler & Associates
  • Webtorials Distinguished Research Fellow and Co-Founder
  • Cisco Systems

  • A Combination for Exponential Savings
  • A Webtorials State-of-the-Market Report
  • Steven Taylor and Leslie Barteaux

  • ROI Trumps Technology
  • A Webtorials State-of-the-Market Report
  • Steven Taylor and Leslie Barteaux

2010 Cloud Networking Report

  • Featuring Jim Metzler, Ashton Metzler & Associates
  • Distinguished Research Fellow and Co-Founder, Webtorials Analyst Division
  • Sponsored by Ipanema Technologies

  • An Analysis by Jim Metzler, Ashton, Metzler & Associates
  • Webtorials Analyst Division

  • Jim Metzler, Co-Founder, Webtorials Analyst Division

2010 Next Generation
  • A Special Report by the Webtorials Editorial/Analyst Division

  • A Guide to Ensuring a Solid Foundation for Unified Communications
  • Gary Audin, Delphi, Inc.

  • An Analysis by Jim Metzler, Ashton, Metzler & Associates
  • Webtorials Analyst Division

2010 Contact Center
  • A Special Report by the Webtorials Analyst Division

Can the PSTN be Shut Down?
  • Gary Audin, Delphi, Inc.

2010 Handbook of Application Delivery
  • The Emergence of the Application Delivery 2.0 Era
  • Jim Metzler, Co-Founder, Webtorials Analyst Division

  • A Special Report by the Webtorials Analyst Division
  • Jim Metzler, Principal Analyst and Co-Founder

Migrating to Unified Communications
  • Best Practices
  • Gary Audin, Delphi, Inc.

Social Networking in the Workplace
  • Steven Taylor, Lead Analyst
  • Webtorials Analyst Division

  • Unified Communications Drives Flexible Solutions
  • A Special Report by the Webtorials Analyst Division

  • A Special Report by the Webtorials Analyst Division
  • Jim Metzler, Principal Analyst and Co-Founder

2010 Business Communications Drivers
  • Integration, Optimization, and Cost Reduction Drive Investments in Business Communications
  • A Special Report by the Webtorials Analyst Division

  • An Analysis by Jim Metzler
  • Ashton, Metzler & Associates

  • An Analysis by Jim Metzler
  • Ashton, Metzler & Associates

  • NEW: Special Audiocast on Wi-Fi Reliability with Analyst Joanie Wexler and G.T. Hill, Ruckus Wireless
  • REPORT: Wi-Fi Now Synonymous with 802.11n
  • Webtorials Editorial/Analyst Division
  • Joanie Wexler, Lead Analyst

  • Webtorials State-of-the-Market Report
  • Jim Metzler, Cofounder, Webtorials Editorial/Analyst Division

A Guide for Understanding Cloud Computing
  • A Webtorials State-of-the-Market Report
  • Jim Metzler, Cofounder, Webtorials Editorial/Analyst Division


Wi-Fi Management in the Cloud
  • A Webtorials Analyst Division Special featuring Joanie Wexler

Security In The Cloud
  • A Webtorials Editorial/Analyst Division Special Webcast
  • Robbie Forkish, Forkish Consulting, Special guest speaker

  • Enterprise Remains Resilient in a Challenging Economy
  • Webtorials Editorial/Analyst Division

  • Jim Metzler, Cofounder, Webtorials Editorial/Analyst Division
  • A Webtorials Brief

  • 2009 Business Continuity State-of-the-Market Report
  • Webtorials Editorial/Analyst Division

  • Peter Brockmann, Brockmann & Company

  • Jim Metzler, Cofounder, Webtorials Editorial/Analyst Division
  • A Webtorials Brief

  • Gary Audin, Delphi, Inc.

  • Jim Metzler, Cofounder, Webtorials Editorial/Analyst Division
  • A Webtorials Brief

  • A Webtorials Analysis
  • Steven Taylor and David DeWeese

Beyond 802.11 Standards
  • A Wi-Fi Lexicon for the Rest of Us
  • Joanie Wexler, Joanie M. Wexler & Associates; Devin Akin, CWNP; and Paul DeBeasi, Burton Group

  • Webtorials Editorial/Analyst Division

  • Jim Metzler, Webtorials Editorial/Analyst Division

VOIP / IP Telephony: Buy or Lease
  • Gary Audin, Delphi, Inc.

  • Webtorials Editorial/Analyst Division
  • Steven Taylor, Lead Analyst

  • Gary Audin, Delphi, Inc., on behalf of Prognosis

  • Application Delivery's Next Step
  • Robin Layland, Layland Consulting

  • A Guide to Decision Making in Challenging Economic Times
  • Jim Metzler, Webtorials Editorial/Analyst Division

  • Michael F. Finneran, dBrn Associates, Inc.

  • Webtorials Editorial/Analyst Division

  • Good News in a Challenging Economy
  • Webtorials Editorial/Analyst Division
  • Lead analyst: Steven Taylor

Managed Integrated Services
  • Now More Than Ever
  • Webtorials Editorial/Analyst Division

The Mandate for Lights-Out IT Management
  • Webtorials Editorial/Analyst Division

  • A Webtorials Conversation
  • Jim Metzler, Featured Analyst

  • A Webtorials Brief
  • Jim Metzler, Webtorials

The Case for Managed Application Services
  • A Webtorials Brief
  • Jim Metzler, Webtorials

  • A Webtorials Brief
  • Jim Metzler, Webtorials

  • A Webtorials Analysis
  • Jim Metzler and Steven Taylor

  • A Webtorials Brief
  • Jim Metzler, Webtorials

Route Analytics: Poised to Cross the Chasm
  • A Webtorials Brief
  • Jim Metzler, Webtorials

Communications 101 Tutorials
This tutorial information is "timeless" technology training background.  Even though the material may have some age on it, it nevertheless offers some extremely useful information.





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