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Extreme Elements Enables The Autonomous Enterprise

May 15, 2019

Extreme Networks just announced Extreme Elements which in-turn enables the autonomous network and subsequently the autonomous enterprise. In a dynamic webinar, Dan Dulac, Vice President, Solution Strategy, and Abby Strong, Management and Marketing Leader said everything is changing – we are in a time of digital transformation. More devices cause more security risk.

Dan explained the inherent push-pull friction of balancing flexible software solutions with adequate security.

Cure Charge Anxiety with the Versatile ChargeHubGO+

May 6, 2019

One of the biggest challenges many of us face is charge anxiety and this problem has gotten worse thanks to USB-C.

Personally, we have devices which use Micro USB like our Jabra Elite 65t wireless headphones and Anker Fast Wireless Charger Stand.

We use Lightning for our Apple iPhone XS Max and USB C for a 12.9" Apple iPad Pro.

For a short while we also had to carry a USB to USB-C cable to connect our SurfaceBook gen 1 to our iPad but now that we have a SurfaceBook 2, we have a direct USB-C to USB-C cable.

So when we travel, we take all these cables with us.

What about when we can't take a backpack? How do we decide which cables to take with our backup battery that we often need?

We have found the absolute perfect solution!

The ChargeHubGO+ 5000 mAh All-in-One Charging Solution is the most versatile solution to charging on the go, we have ever seen.

This 5000 MaH battery has two cables built in. A Lightning and USB-C.

Ribbon Perspectives19 Live Blog #rbbnp19

April 29, 2019

April 29, 2019: 9:30 pm EST - expect the live blogging to begin tomorrow.

Here is the schedule:

  • 8:30 AM - 8:40 AM Fritz Hobbs, CEO, Ribbon - Welcome
  • 8:40 AM - 9:20 AM Kevin Riley, CTO & EVP, Ribbon – Enabling Digital Services Transformation
  • 9:20 AM - 9:35 AM John St. Amand, EVP Analytics Business Strategy - Actionable Analytics
  • 9:35 AM - 9:50 AM Shawn Sims, President & CEO, NuWave Communications
  • 9:50 AM - 10:00 AM Geoff Moore, Director Voice Services, Infrastructure & Transformation, Bell
  • 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM John B. Coyle, JSP DISA, Voice Operations – Digital Transformation in the Government
  • 10:50 AM - 11:05 AM Frank Shaffer, Head of Global Inbound, BT
  • 11:05 AM - 12:00 PM Sacha Gera, SVP - Innovation in Cloud Communications + Panel
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM LUNCH Combined with Solutions Showcase
  • 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM Haley Katsman, VP Account Development, Highspot - Keynote "Revenue Reinvented"
  • 2:20 PM - 2:40 PM Eric Burger, CTO FCC – Nuisance Calling
  • 2:40 PM - 3:15 PM UCaaS/Enterprise Edge Survey Insights + Charter, IBM, Hertz - Fireside Chat
  • 3:15 PM - 3:35 PM Andre Reid, Sr. Director Product Management, Poly
  • 4:00 PM - 4:40 PM "Looking Ahead" Panel with Leading Industry Analysts
  • 4:40 PM - 5:00 PM Greg Flick, Director of Key Accounts, Yealink
  • 5:00 PM - 5:10 PM
  • Bita Milanian, SVP Marketing

About to start. April 30th, 8:15 am 

8:40 am:

Fritz Hobbs, CEO, Ribbon - Welcome

Lots happening . Edgewater acquisition. #1 in SBC.

MACH Networks Managed Wireless Solutions Now Channel Friendly

April 22, 2019

Mach Networks provides fully managed wireless WAN connectivity solutions for SMBs and large enterprises.

Their mission is to make it easy and profitable for agents, resellers and service providers to add wireless solutions to their portfolio.

“We don’t do anything else – we are really good at one thing and that’s all we do. We don’t sell cell phones and aren’t integrators,” exclaimed Don Ochoa, CEO in an exclusive, live, in-person interview.

Cyxtera Wants to be Your Secure Data Center Company

April 22, 2019

Who is this data center company named Cyxtera expanding in five markets while putting out reports on cybersecurity?

Generally, a data center company doesn’t get involved in cyber – these are different areas.

We were intrigued, so we sat down for an exclusive, live, in-person interview with Tina Gravel, SVP Global Channels.

She said, “We were formed from 57 data centers from CenturyLink and four software companies with the goal of building the world’s most-secure infrastructure company.”

Masergy Helps Clients Achieve Digital Ambitions

March 28, 2019

Masergy has found itself at the convergence point of numerous fast-growing markets at a time when companies are growing, investing and looking to transform their businesses.

Who is Masergy? Well, you may have visited their booth at industry events. 

You Have to Check out This Massive Amazon Tablet Sale!

March 27, 2019

Photo courtesy of Gizmodo Australia. 

While Apple is selling its iPad Pro 12.9-inch tablet for north of $1,149 (on sale for $999 today), Amazon is selling tablets for almost the price of the case!

Specifically, Prime members can get a  Fire HD 10 Tablet with Alexa Hands-Free, 10.1" 1080p Full HD Display starting at $100!

That's $50 off!

If you want the case too, the price is $180!


The tablet comes in black, red and blue. We suggest you get the model with 64 GB which adds $40 to the cost.

In addition, you can finance the tablet without interest, over five months.

We recently spent over $200 for the Apple Smart Keyboard Folio (for iPad Pro 12.9-inch, 3rd Generation, US English)!

Moore's Law is incredible - which reminds us, so are the profits Apple makes from its hardware!

Oh, and it's just $50 for the 8-inch model of the Amazon Fire Tablet with $30 off!

Voxbone Positions Self as AWS of Communications

March 26, 2019

“Voxbone is positioning itself as the AWS of the communications space. We power much of the communications market and their vision is to provide a platform that apps can plug into and run globally,” said Matt Brown, VP of Product in an exclusive, in-person interview.

The company’s new enterprise-grade platform gives businesses access to all of the following products:

  • Voxbone Voice
    A single-source, fully compliant alternative to both legacy carriers and limited SIP providers, Voxbone Voice provides global scale on demand and unparalleled local presence - packaged up with their regulatory expertise in every market and coverage across 92% of the world economy.
  • Voxbone Mobile
    Two-way messaging and voice on mobile numbers in 25+ countries. Perfect for omnichannel customer communications, with enterprise-grade security built-in as standard.
  • Voxbone Connect
    Interconnect into Voxbone's global backbone via their partners' 400 local access points around the world for best-possible security and lowest-possible latency.
  • Voxbone Insights
    Analyze your call capacity, numbers, voice traffic and more in real time to identify breaking trends.

Metaswitch Hits 25M Business Subs, Aims for Many More

March 25, 2019

Metaswitch recently announced they have reached the 25 million business subscriber milestone – which is impressive as the company is very strong in the small to medium carrier space.


“Metaswitch is becoming a strong leader in delivering hosted call control exclusively to communications service providers, uplifted by its new operator wins and innovative service offerings, like MaX UC,” said Jeremy Duke, president, Synergy Research Group. “Metaswitch holds the number two position with 18.9 percent market share and growing, second only to Cisco.”

Fuze Touts Rapid Growth and Significant Samsung Partnership

March 21, 2019

Fuze is a global UCaaS provider – in business since 2006. Their average seat size is greater than 3,000 with 40% of customers with headquarters outside of North America. Most recently, they added video and messaging to their voice offerings. 

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