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February 13, 2009

For those of you in the US - please enjoy the long weekend - everyone else - enjoy the weekend - and feel free to call in sick Monday.

Here are some news stories of interest:

First off there is Dan York who finally tells us why he hasn't blogged in a while. He has been quite busy as he explains.

ITEXPO Keynotes and Panel Videos Posted

February 13, 2009

Good news for those of you who have been asking me when the videos of the major sessions at ITEXPO will be posted. They now are. The video page is located here and I cut and pasted some of them below -- as well as some interviews for you to enjoy.

One of my favorites is this one by the way.

HD Voice What's the noise and are we ready? 02/12/2009 Unified Communications Shootout Watch as several vendors pitch their Unified Communications solutions and position their products against one another! 02/12/2009 Service Provider Roundtable Get perspective from leading service providers exploring next generation solutions 02/12/2009 digium Keynote Danny Windham, digium CEO keynote address at ITEXPO 02/12/2009 Microsoft Keynote John Frederiksen, General Manager of Microsoft Response Point Keynote address at ITEXPO 02/12/2009 Grandstream Interview Interview with Grandstream Sr. Director of Business
Development, Khris Kendrick 02/08/2009 Voxeo Interview Interview with Voxeo's Director of Emerging
Communications Technology, Dan York 02/08/2009 Xorcom Interview Interview with Xorcom's Vice President of
Marketing, Ruth Bridger 02/08/2009 Openine Networks Interview Interview with OpenLine Networks President, Dan Beckmann 02/08/2009 New World Brands Interview Interview with New World Brands CFO/Pre-Sales Engineer, Shehryar Wahid/Daniel Engelman 02/05/2009 Smart Network Solutions Interview Interview with Smart Network Solutions President, Sandra Diax-Hoyos 02/05/2009 ABP Interview Interview with ABP President and CEO, Robert Messer 02/05/2009 Polycom Interview Interview with Polycom Director of Product Marketing, Desktop and Conferencing Business, Tim Yankey 02/05/2009 TransNexus Interview Interview with TransNexus CEO, Jim Dalton 02/05/2009 Dialogic Interview Interview with Dialogic Sr. VP of Marketing, Jim Machi 02/05/2009 Fujitsu Interview Interview with Fujitsu Principal Product Marketing Manager, Joseph Mocerino 02/05/2009 Allworx Interview Interview with Allworx Director, Business Development, Thomas Elliott 02/04/2009 Ingate Interview Interview with Ingate President, Steven Johnson 02/04/2009 ININ Interview Interview with ININ Director of Product Management, Rachel Wentink 02/04/2009 Ipitomy Interview Interview with Ipitomy President/CEO, Nick Branica 02/04/2009 Orecx Interview Interview with Orecx VP of Sales and Channel Development, Craig McCue 02/04/2009 TelcoBridges Interview Interview with TelcoBridges Director of Sales Support, Marc St. Onge 02/04/2009 Digium Interview Interview with Digium CEO/CTO, Danny Windham/Mark Spencer 02/04/2009 VoltDelta Interview Interview with VoltDelta Vice President, Enterprise Services and Solutions, Craig DiAngelo 02/04/2009 Presence Technology Interview Interview with Presence Technology Technical Director, Todd Gould 02/04/2009 Microsoft Response Point Interview Interview with Microsoft Response Point General Manager, John Frederiksen 02/04/2009 Texas Instruments Interview Interview with Texas Instruments Director of Service Provider Marketing for TI's Communications Infrastructure and Voice Business, Debbie Greenstreet 02/04/2009 Digium Interview Interview with Digium Switchvox Product Line Director, Tristan Degenhardt 02/03/2009 CommuniGate Interview Interview with CommuniGate VP of Business Development, Jon Doyle 02/03/2009 Sangoma Interview Interview with Sangoma/Paraxip CEO, Serge Forest 02/03/2009 NET Quintum Interview Interview with NET Quintum Director of Business Development, Peter Nelsen 02/03/2009 AG Projects Interview Interview with AG Projects Founder and CEO, Adrian Georgescu 02/03/2009 InPhonex Interview Interview with InPhonex Chief Sales Officer, Matt Bramson 02/03/2009 Juniper Interview Interview with Juniper Senior Manager, Service Provider Marketing, Scott Heinlein 02/03/2009 8x8 Interview Interview with 8x8 VP Business & Channel Development, Huw Rees 02/03/2009 HighPoweredHelp Interview Interview with HighPoweredHelp President, Michael Munger 02/03/2009 Infradapt Interview Interview with Infradapt Managing Partner, Corey McFadden 02/03/2009 Alcatel-Lucent Interview Interview with Alcatel-Lucent Senior Director of Product Line Management for Alcatel-Lucent Unified Communications, Peter Anderholm 02/03/2009 Broadvox Interview Interview with Broadvox VP of Marketing and Sales, David Byrd 02/02/2009 IntelePeer Interview Interview with IntelePeer Senior Vice President, Business Development, John Hart and Vice President, Product Management & Marketing, Charles Studt 02/02/2009 Aastra Interview Interview with Aastra Vice President of Sales, John Drolet 02/02/2009 AudioCodes Interview Interview with AudioCodes Director of Business Development, Alan Percy 02/02/2009 Camrivox Interview Interview with Camrivox VP of Marketing, John Porter 02/02/2009 Interlink Interview Interview with Interlink VP of Product Marketing, Peter Weyant 02/02/2009


Microsoft to Open Stores, Needs to do More

February 13, 2009

Microsoft will be opening stores soon to showcase its products and it is still unknown if these locations will simply show products or sell them as well. While some think this is a bad idea I think it can be pulled off successfully.

The company has some great consumer products like the Xbox and a slew of mobile devices which run its operating systems. Then there is the Zune which has a long way to go before it gains any meaningful marketshare.

Four Signs IP Communications is Thriving

February 12, 2009

Is thriving too strong? Better than expected? Better than average. You choose the terms but you must admit things are better than many thought they would be.

In the toughest economy in my lifetime, IP communications including VoIP is doing well.

Mobile World Congress News

February 12, 2009

Smule Gets $3.9M, Anything is Possible

February 12, 2009

I don't mean to make light of Smule's accomplishments, after all a number of my readers told me I had to download the Ocarina app from the company for my iPhone so I could turn it into a flute - and yes, when you blow into your iPhone it plays music. I am consistently amazed at how simple the application is while being powerful. I can choose to play my own tune or listen to someone else playing elsewhere in the world.

Zephyr in the Wild

Reasons For Sirius/XM Failure

February 11, 2009

I remember walking the halls of CES the year XM and Sirius Satellite radio was launched. These companies were going to change the world we heard and in many cases they did. But with talk of bankruptcy of the now-combined company, many such as Gary Kim are asking what went wrong. iPods are an obvious culprit but I also blame internet radio and services like Pandora and to some extent Slacker.

RIM Refocuses on Strengths

February 11, 2009

For all the talk of devices and the consumer electronics angle on smartphones, the one company who has the end-to-end solutions which allow it to really differentiate itself is RIM... a company which enables smartphones to be truly government-approved secure endpoints on wireless networks. At a recent press conference in Manhattan, the company announced Blackberry Enterprise Server 5.0, what the company says is the simplest upgrade ever and available next quarter.

The benefits of BES 5.0 are a redefined administration console which boosts productivity of support personnel and users.

IP Communications/CRM Feature High on Forbes Growth List

February 11, 2009

Drop Your iPhone for a Gphone?

February 11, 2009

I know Carl Ford loves his Android-based Google phone but I have always thought this device to be inferior to the iPhone. But you know what, there are other opinions worth sharing and this one from Smarterware explains why it is worth switching from an iPhone to a Gphone. Note the integration of Google services is one of the reasons why Gina Trapani switched. You know all those projects Google runs at a loss like news, maps, etc.

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