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Tech, Telecom: The Energy is Back

February 3, 2010

 Communications, wireless, consumer electronics, cloud computing, virtualization -- in a turbulent market, it is good to be in technology.


Monster.com was one of the companies I considered to have a natural monopoly in the US job search market a decade ago. Amazingly, social media sites like LinkedIn and Craigslist are making Job sites less relevant and as a result Monster just picked up HotJobs for $225 in cash to shore up its decreasing market share.

A decade or so ago it was common knowledge that satellite radio would eventually make a huge dent in the business of traditional radio companies.

Patent Pooling Taking Off

February 2, 2010

I suggested companies join the RPX patent protection club back in 2008 as I have seen how patent litigation can destroy a company's profitability and force it to lose focus. RPX as you may remember is a firm whose goal is to allow companies to buy into a pool of patents which can be used to protect them against future lawsuits. The idea is a company will think twice about pursuing a patent lawsuit if you can countersue using a huge pool of patents.

Since my original entry, Microsoft, Nokia and Sony have signed up for the service.

Jon Arnold on ITEXPO East 2010

January 28, 2010

Influential analyst Jon Arnold spent some time documenting the ITEXPO event of last week. He has a bunch of photos as well. Hope you find it useful. Here are some excerpts:

Never a dull moment at the ITExpo last week, and as per my earlier post today, here are some highlights of goings-on I caught outside the Smart Grid Summit.

ITEXPO East 2010 Miami a Great Success Thanks to You

January 26, 2010

A humble thank you to my followers who came out in support of ITEXPO this past week in Miami. Thank you conferees who braved a tough economic climate and came to the show. I also want to extend appreciation to the speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and attendees at the show. In addition, thanks to our many partners who contributed greatly to the success of this week of events.

Asterisk Gets a Song

January 25, 2010

Danny Windham, Skype CEO Keynotes ITEXPO East 2010

January 21, 2010

David Erickson from FreeConferenceCall.com Keynotes ITEXPO East 2010

January 20, 2010

Jeff Rodman of Polycom Keynotes ITEXPO East 2010

January 20, 2010

Avaya, Nortel, Telepresence & IP Fax Round out Show Daily

January 19, 2010

SIP Forum at ITEXPO East 2010

January 19, 2010

The SIP Forum will be heavily involved in ITEXPO and related events this week in the Miami Convention Center. SIP is a crucial puzzle piece in communications and technology, used for such things as trunking and presence and you should consider working with this organization to learn more.

Here are some of the places you can meet up with them:

What: SIP Trunk Summit
When: January 20-22
Co-sponsor: Ingate Systems
* Attendees to all seminars will earn a SIP Trunking Professional Certificate
Where: Miami Beach Convention Center



What: M2M Conference
Session: The Case for SIP in M2M
When: Wednesday, January 20, 2:45-3:30 pm
Speakers: SIP Forum Chairman Richard Shockey (SIP Forum), Henry Sinnreich (Adobe Systems)
Where: M2M Evolution Conference, Miami Beach Convention Center



What: Smart Grid Summit Panel
Session: Industry Standards/Interoperability Review
When: Thursday, January 21, 8:30 - 9:15 am
Speakers: Shidan Gouran (Moderator), Co-Founder, Intelligent Communications Partners and member of the SIP Forum Smart Grid SIG
Richard Shockey, Chairman of the Board, SIP Forum
Bill Moroney, President & CEO, UTC
Joe Di Adamo, Chief Technologist, Smart Grid Solutions, Siemens Enterprise Communications and member of the SIP Forum Smart Grid SIG
Brian Huey, Manager, Strategic Planning, Sprint/Nextel
Where: Smart Grid Summit, Miami Beach Convention Center











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