In The Implosion of Capitalism world-renowned political economist Samir Amin connects the key events of our times - financial crisis, Eurozone implosion, the emerging BRIC nations and the rise of political Islam - identifying them as symptoms of a profound systemic crisis.In light of these major crises and tensions, Amin updates and modifies the classical definitions of social classes, political parties, social movements and ideology. In doing so he exposes the reality of monopoly capitalism in its contemporary global form.In a bravura conclusion, Amin argues that the current capitalist system is not viable and that implosion is unavoidable. The Implosion of Capitalism makes clear the stark choices facing humanity - and the urgent need for a more humane global order.
IP Telephony has revolutionized many aspects of telecommunications and it continues to be deployed at a rapid pace. The benefits of transporting voice over an IP infrastructure include increased flexibility, better scalability, and a significant cost savings over traditional telephony networks. However, during the deployment of these VoIP solutions, other types of traditional telephony communications that can also realize these same benefits are often overlooked or ignored. Fax, Modem, and Text for IP Telephony is a comprehensive resource that confronts the need for information on transporting alternative, non-voice communications over the IP protocol. Beginning with the basic theory and operation of fax, modem, and text telephony, this book then educates you on all of the current transport options that are available. An extensive design guide then provides the pertinent advice and best practices for making the correct planning decisions and choosing the best transport option for your network. Fax, Modem, and Text for IP Telephony also includes meticulous configuration and troubleshooting guides. The configuration guides in this book include a number of sample configurations and tips to manage any fax, modem, or text deployment. The troubleshooting guides present the essential methodologies, debugs, and analysis tools for quickly resolving both the common and complex issues that may be encountered. This book is the perfect companion to other VoIP resources, and it is the only book that empowers you to successfully handle any fax, modem, or text implementation. David Hanes, CCIE® No. 3491, is currently a senior engineer specializing in training, network design assistance, and troubleshooting of fax technologies for the Customer Assurance Engineering (CAE) group at Cisco®. Since joining Cisco in 1997, David has worked as a TAC engineer for the WAN, WAN Switching, and Multiservice Voice teams, a team lead for the Multiservice Voice team, and an escalation engineer covering a variety of voice and fax technologies. David has troubleshot escalated issues in Cisco customer networks worldwide and remains a technical resource for other Cisco employees and customers. Gonzalo Salgueiro CCIE No. 4541, is a senior escalation engineer supporting voice, fax, and modem technologies for the Cisco TAC. Gonzalo has spent more than 11 years troubleshooting complex issues in large-scale VoIP networks as well as providing technical leadership for some of the most critical worldwide voice and fax deployments. Prior to joining the Escalation Team in 1999 Gonzalo had roles as a TAC engineer for both the Access/Dial and Multiservice Voice teams as well as a team lead for the Access/Dial team. Learn basic and advanced operational theory and practical implementation of fax, modem, and text communications Understand how to implement fax, modem, and text communications using protocols such as H.323, SIP, MGCP, and SCCP. Explore the functionality and advantages of T.38 fax relay, passthrough, modem relay, T.37 Store-and-Forward Fax, and text relay for IP network deployments Employ expert-recommended best practices and design solutions for deploying fax, modem, and text in an IP telephony environment Optimize your network with comprehensive fax, modem, and text configuration and design tips for use with IOS and non-IOS gateways Master the latest fax, modem, and text troubleshooting tools and techniques employed by Cisco engineers Category: Cisco Press--IP Communication Covers: Fax, Modem, and Text Telephony Technologies for Integrated IP Networks
Delivers the proven solutions that make a difference in your Cisco IP Telephony deployment Learn dial plan best practices that help you configure features such as intercom, group speed dials, music on hold, extension mobility, and more Understand how to manage and monitor your system proactively for maximum uptime Use dial plan components to reduce your exposure to toll fraud Take advantage of call detail records for call tracing and accounting, as well as troubleshooting Utilize the many Cisco IP Telephony features to enable branch site deployments Discover the best ways to install, upgrade, patch, and back up CallManager Learn how backing up to remote media provides both configuration recovery and failure survivability IP telephony represents the future of telecommunications: a converged data and voice infrastructure boasting greater flexibility and more cost-effective scalability than traditional telephony. Having access to proven best practices, developed in the field by Cisco® IP Telephony experts, helps you ensure a solid, successful deployment. Cisco CallManager Best Practices offers best practice solutions for CallManager and related IP telephony components such as IP phones, gateways, and applications. Written in short, to-the-point sections, this book lets you explore the tips, tricks, and lessons learned that will help you plan, install, configure, back up, restore, upgrade, patch, and secure Cisco CallManager, the core call processing component in a Cisco IP Telephony deployment. You’ll also discover the best ways to use services and parameters, directory integration, call detail records, management and monitoring applications, and more. Customers inspired this book by asking the same questions time after time: How do I configure intercom? What’s the best way to use partitions and calling search spaces? How do I deploy CallManager regionally on my WAN? What do all those services really do? How do I know how many calls are active? How do I integrate CallManager with Active Directory? Years of expert experiences condensed for you in this book enable you to run a top-notch system while enhancing the performance and functionality of your IP telephony deployment.
This is Cisco's authorized, self-paced, foundation learning tool for the new Troubleshooting Cisco IP Telephony and Video (CTCOLLAB 300-080) exam, required for Cisco CCNP Collaboration certification. It brings together essential knowledge for troubleshooting a Cisco Unified Collaboration solution, including methodology, triage techniques, resources, and tools. You'll find this guide valuable whether you're preparing for CCNP Collaboration certification or simply want to gain a better understanding of how to build and manage Cisco collaboration networks. You'll learn how to: Describe a systematic methodology to troubleshoot issues in Cisco collaboration deployments Troubleshoot issues that relate to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Troubleshoot issues that relate to Cisco VCS Control and Cisco VCS Expressway Troubleshoot call setup issues Troubleshoot CCD and ILS issues Troubleshoot Cisco Unified Communications Manager mobility features Troubleshoot issues that relate to Cisco TelePresence Management Suite Troubleshoot media resource and voice quality issues As an Authorized Self-Study Guide, this book fully reflects the content of Cisco's official CTCOLLAB course. Real-world scenarios and extensive visuals illustrate key concepts; chapter learning objectives and summaries help focus study; self-assessment review questions help you assess your knowled≥ and multiple configuration examples help you use your knowledge in your day-to-day-work.
Understand and develop an IP telephony strategy that saves money and provides new services and network efficiencies. Readers will learn the difference between IP Telephony (IPT) and voice over IP (VoIP) and discover what this difference means in business applications.
Create applications that deliver interactive content to Cisco IP Phones Learn information and techniques vital to building and integrating third-party services for Cisco IP Phones Understand the development process using XML and HTTP client and server applications to successfully build a service Discover advanced services information about objects, advanced runtime generation, and other XML development tools Utilize the provided CallManager Simulator to support an IP phone for development purposes Get the most out of your IP phone systems with strategies and solutions direct from the Cisco teamServices on Cisco IP Phones help you enhance productivity, gain the competitive advantage, and even help generate revenue. Services are simply applications that run on the phone rather than on a PC or a web browser. By developing services tailored to your particular needs, you can achieve unlimited goals.Cisco AVVID IP Telephony provides an end-to-end voice-over-IP solution for enterprises. Part of that solution are Cisco IP Phones, a family of IP-based phones. Cisco IP Phones feature a large display, an XML micro browser capable of retrieving content from web servers, and the ability to deploy custom services tailored to your organization's or enterprise's needs.Developing Cisco IP Phone Servicesuses detailed code samples to explain the tools and processes used to develop custom phone services. You'll learn about XML, CallManager, Cisco IP Phones, and the history behind why Cisco chose XML to deploy phone services. You'll find detailed information to help you learn how to build a service, how to build a directory, and how to integrate your service with Cisco CallManager.This book complements and expands on the information provided in the Cisco IP Phone Services Software Developer's Kit (SDK). With the information in this book, you can maximize your productivity using the tools provided in the SDK and the custom tools provided on the companion CD-ROM. Beginner and advanced service developers alike benefit from the information in this book.Developing Cisco IP Phone Servicesrepresents the most comprehensive resource available for developing services for Cisco IP Phones.Companion CD-ROM The CD-ROM contains the sample services that are covered in the book, development utilities from the Cisco IP Phone Services SDK, and new tools written specifically for this book such as XML Validator. One of the most useful applications on the CD-ROM is the CallManager Simulator (CM-Sim). CM-Sim significantly lowers the requirements for service development. You only need a Windows-based PC with CM-Sim and a web server running, and one Cisco IP Phone 7940 or 7960.This book is part of the Cisco Press Networking Technologies Series, which offers networking professionals valuable information for constructing efficient networks, understanding new technologies, and building successful careers.
Cisco authorized self-study book for IP Telephony foundation learning Cisco IP Telephony offers indispensable information on how to Configure and implement an end-to-end IP telephony solution using Cisco CallManager and CIPT devices to converge your voice and data networks Create, configure, and manage Cisco CallManager clusters to support small user environments as well as larger user environments with up to 10,000 users Optimize routing flexibility into your CIPT network design using route plans Ensure telephony class of service with partitions and calling search spaces Effect moves, adds, and changes on a large number of users and devices quickly and efficiently Perform proper installation, upgrade, and backup of Cisco CallManager clusters Monitor and perform troubleshooting tasks for a CIPT solution Cisco IP Telephonyis a Cisco authorized self-paced learning tool. This book provides networking professionals with the fundamentals to implement a Cisco AVVID IP Telephony solution that can be run over a data network, therefore reducing costs associated with running separate data and telephone networks. Cisco IP Telephonyfocuses on using Cisco CallManager and other IP telephony components connected in LANs and WANs. This book provides you with a foundation for working with Cisco IP Telephony products, specifically Cisco CallManager. If your task is to install, configure, support, and maintain a CIPT network, this is the book for you. Part I of Cisco IP Telephonyintroduces IP telephony components in the Cisco AVVID environment. Part II covers basic CIPT installation, configuration, and administration tasks, including building CallManager clusters; configuring route plans, route groups, route lists, route patterns, partitions, and calling search spaces; configuring and managing shared media resources such as transcoders, conference bridges, and music on hold; configuring and managing Cisco IP Phone features and users; configuring IP telephony component hardware and software; automating database moves, adds, and changes using the Bulk Administration Tool (BAT); and installing, upgrading, and creating backups for Cisco CallManager components. Part III deals with advanced CIPT configuration tasks for call preservation and shared media resources; covers distributed and centralized call processing model design in WAN environments; explains how to deploy Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST) to provide local call processing redundancy at remote branch sites; and provides tips, guidelines, and rules for deploying a Cisco IP Telephony solution, culled from seasoned practitioners in the field. Part IV focuses on three of the primary Cisco applications designed for integration in a Cisco CallManager environment-Cisco WebAttendant, Cisco IP SoftPhone, and Cisco Unity(tm). All this detailed information makes Cisco IP Telephony an ideal resource for the configuration and management of a Cisco IP Telephony solution. Cisco IP Telephonyis part of a recommended learning path from Cisco Systems that can include simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit www.cisco.com/go/authorizedtraining. This volume is in the Certification Self-Study Series offered by Cisco Press. Books in this series provide officially developed training solutions to help networking professionals understand technology implementations and prepare for the Cisco Career Certifications examinations.
A complete IP Telephony migration planning guide Includes Steps to Success Poster It's everyone's "must have." This is a reference book for the entire project team who works on the deployment of an IP Telephony solution. Take advantage of best practices. Includes more than 200 best practices, lessons learned, and tips for getting you through your IP Telephony deployment successfully. Minimize risk and learn from the mistakes of others. Read the list of the top 10 things that can go wrong during an IP Telephony deployment. Ask the right questions. Get the project team thinking and collaborating together with Stephanie's "Checklist of Questions to Ask the Project Team." Use proven planning tools. Work from sample checklists, templates, project plans, and workflow documents to guide your planning process. Keep the Steps to Success on the minds of your project team. Use the enclosed poster, which illustrates every major step associated with an IP Telephony deployment. There is no better path to the successful implementation of a new technology than to follow in the experienced footsteps of an organization that has already been there. The Road to IP Telephony tells you how Cisco Systems successfully moved its own organization to a converged, enterprise-wide network. You will learn the implementation and operational processes, what worked, what didn't work, and how to develop your own successful methodology. After presenting this topic to hundreds of Cisco customers, including Fortune 500 companies, Stephanie Carhee consistently encountered the same question, "If I decide to move to IP Telephony, where do I begin and what can I do to ensure that I do it right the first time?" Although the needs of every enterprise are different, some things are universal; planning, communication, teamwork, and understanding your user's requirements are as important as technical expertise. The Road to IP Telephony shares with you everything you need to know about managing your deployment. It starts with where to begin, including what needs to be addressed before you even begin the planning process, to building your project team. Key best practices are also offered to help you set the project's pace and schedule, get your users on board, identify a migration strategy, develop a services and support strategy, and work toward the final PBX decommission. "Cisco IT wants to share its implementation experience with Cisco customers and partners to aide in the deployment practices of new Cisco technologies. While conducting our own company-wide cutover, we learned a great deal about what to do and what not to do. This book shares our experiences." -Brad Boston, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Cisco Systems, Inc. This volume is in the Network Business Series offered by Cisco Press. Books in this series provide IT executives, decision makers, and networking professionals with pertinent information on today's most important technologies and business strategies.