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Happenings at ITEXPO East 2009 in Miami

February 1, 2009

My marketing team does a better job of formatting than I ever could and this is something they helped me with. It is a summary of some of the activities this week at the show. I hope you find it helpful and I hope to see you tomorrow.

From Rich Tehrani, TMC President
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18th INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO East 2009
February 2-4, 2009 - Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami, Florida - www.itexpo.com



Dear Colleague,
ITEXPO starts Tomorrow in sunny Miami.  
If you haven't made your plans to attend yet, take advantage of affordable airfares
and all the FREE opportunities to learn and network.




ITEXPO Covered in South Florida Business Journal

January 30, 2009

Some Important ITEXPO East 2009 News

January 28, 2009

Here are some links from a recent ITEXPO Show Daily sent to ITEXPO attendees. It doesn't live online yet so I can't post a link. (Show daily 1, 2) Instead I cut and pasted some of the more important parts with the important links and videos borrowed from the ITEXPO home page.

Keep reading to the end and be sure you are at the show to potentially win the Jeep (you must be present to win). In this economy I am not aware of too many places you can win a car -- just because you showed up.

ITEXPO East 2009 Miami Panel Info

January 28, 2009

Hi all, thought it made sense to pass along this press release TMC is about to put out so you know what is happening at ITEXPO this Monday-Wednesday in Miami. Hope to see you there soon.

Oh -- and I used the highlighter pretty liberally because i was in one of those moods. Hope you don't mind.

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HD-Voice, Unified Communications, and Service Provider Panel Discussions Top the Agenda for Next Week's ITEXPO Conference in Miami






Plantronics Looks to Unified Communications for Future Growth

January 28, 2009

Plantronics recently reported earnings for its third quarter ending 12/31/08 and from the call there is a good amount you can learn about what is happening in communications. It should be noted that entire markets cannot be judged by a single company but since they play in so many markets, it is worth analyzing what they see happening to their business.

On the call, the company mentioned net revenues were down year over year for the quarter at $182.8 million compared with $232.8. The company says office, audio/entertainment and contact center sales were at the low end of expectations.

Come Meet the Thought Leaders at ITEXPO Part 2

January 27, 2009

Last week I posted some links to interviews which I did with various thought leaders who will be participating at ITEXPO next week in Miami.  Since the last post I had a chance to conduct a few more which are worth sharing.

I find interviews are a useful way to get a feel for the people I will run into at events. In addition, by reading through them you get a sense for where people think things are going in the market.

F5 Targets Nortel Customers

January 26, 2009

ITEXPO East 2009 Blog Roundup

January 24, 2009

Yesterday, a number of people blogged about ITEXPO and discussed what they will be doing at the show. It seemed like a good weekend project to assemble some of these posts in one place so you can join in the conversation or just keep track of some of the happenings from various points of view.

Dan York mentions on his Disruptive Telephony blog that he is looking to connect with people at the show. Here is what he has to say:

Zultys MXmeeting

January 21, 2009

In what seems to be an important trend for the IP PBX market, Zultys is now offering a new product called MXmeeting, a scalable web conferencing and collaboration solution. The system scales from as few as two users to as many as 2,000 and supports web conferencing for sales presentations, demos, training, etc.

In addition, there is remote support, remote access, web seminar functionality, Outlook integration MXIE integration, recording and more. Oh and by the way, MXIE is the Zultys UC client.

Come Meet the Thought Leaders at ITEXPO

January 21, 2009

One of the most important parts of any conference is the networking... The potential to meet and speak with thought leaders in numerous markets at one time in one place. This year's ITEXPO has more thought leaders than any prior TMC event I can remember.

Although I cannot duplicate the actual conversations you might want to have with people at the show, I did try to come up with a way for you to get a feel for many of the speakers and exhibitors at the show by asking them questions I think are of interest.

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