This page started out focused exclusively on Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) or IP telephony. However, I've expanded it to deal with other communication issues as part of the trend towards convergence.

A quick summary of the some options that could make synchronous communication a quick start: voice and video. Most of these could be up with a quick registration with a service.

Voice Over Internet Protocol

Kevin Loftis works at the Discovery Channel.

One of the big issues for information technology and our course is security. We are bringing together here links and online resources that will help us do our jobs when we finish our course. See my paper on VoIP and its regulatory environment -- or lack of it.


I did an overview of the technology that might be useful.

Instant Messaging

Peer-to-Peer Networking

To continue in the same vein, I did a research paper on peer-to-peer networking that casts some light on the Groove collaboration tool. Although I should probably include it on the Networks page, it's more about communications than networks.