DUBLIN -- I'm building a directory of VoIP friends along with pointing out to people that fears of VoIP spam often over-reach the mark. The protection technologies wrapped around VoIP will protect users better than anti-virus technlogy protect e-mail systems.
Chief executive Donald Peterson of Avaya, which spun off from Lucent in 2000, says the future of IP (Internet Protocol) telephony -- as well as follow-on technologies such as SIP (session initiation protocol) -- will be based on knowledge embedded in the network itself:
"We've gone through a stage where the network has enabled an any-to-any connection -- anybody, anywhere, anytime, anyplace. That's been done. Today, we are at a stage of the right person at the right time in the right place. Whereas we used to call a location, we now can call a device. In the future, we're going to call a person and it's going to be the right person because the application is going to know who the right person is, and the network is going to know the person's availability. Those things are going to get married, and the right thing is going to happen at the right time in a very optimized way."
Investors may want to listen up: "My advice to people would be to create the vision of where you want to be in that five- to ten-year period and then make sure your investments at least have a part of the vector in that path."
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