March 10, 2006

NW Wide Area Networking and Convergence e-newsletter

Jim Metzler, Larry Hettick, and I asked for comments on this topic in the electronic newsletters published via Network World.

In case you did not receive the newsletters, click here to view the WAN newsletter archives and here to view the Convergence newsletter archives.

March 07, 2006

AT&T & BellSouth - Impact on the Enterprise/Corporate Network?

My ultimate concern about the proposed merger, essentially rebuilding a substantial portion of the 'Bell System," is the impact on the enterprise/corporate network. Back in the early 1980s, when data nets were first being built, they were - for the most part - what we would now call "managed services." In the intervening twenty-plus years, however, we moved to an era in which companies began to "BYOB," meaning "Be Your Own Bell." Some of this BYOB attitude was to gain additional features and function, and some of the attitude was necessitated for survival.

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March 06, 2006

AT&T and BellSouth Merger - Analysts Speak Out

The proposed merger/acquisition of BellSouth by AT&T essentially rebuilds the old Bell system. My fellow analysts have a lot to say about the proposed merger, and this is the place to find out what everybody thinks.

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