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HPE Composable Infrastructure Turns Data Centers into a Mini-Google

Fans of search engine history likely know that Google benefited greatly due to the timing of its launch. Whereas Yahoo launched when...

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See a Top 10 Tech Speaker at IoT Evolution in July

The tech space is moving so incredibly quickly that you have to attend conferences, webinars and scour the news to be aware...

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SIP Trunks and Whaaaat???...Gateways...but not SBCs?

Back in March, I wrote a blog about the PSTN sunset. But in reality legacy technologies are still in use.  I know this since...

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Waiting on the Channel

Whether it is TPX CEO Richard Jalkut or other channel executives, providers are impatiently waiting on the channel to jump off...

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Solving the Data Analytics Skills Gap

Data analytics is doing absolutely amazing things for companies... Recently, Vodafone worked with a venture-backed company Celonis to improve efficiency. The results...

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Don't Judge the Microsoft Surface Pro by its Reviews

Disclosure: we use an iPad Pro and iPhone and a Microsoft Surface Book on a daily basis so you can see we...

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Fax Still Going Strong

Last week, I had the pleasure to meet with most of our Japanese fax customers in Tokyo.  Fax, like many PSTN...

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On-Demand VoIP Ahead Of Demand

September 24, 2005

I have seen a resurgence of interest in the hosted PBX market. I launched the world's first hosted communications magazine back in 2000 called Communications ASP. The market demand for the magazine was amazing -- both subscriptions and advertising were way ahead of budget.

Then the crash happened and ASP became a terrible word and scores of communications ISPs went out of business.

Markets go up and down over time but still I have obviously been a fan of hosted communications for years.

The thing is that now I am seeing so many vendors jumping into the space and at the same time I am not sure enterprise customers are as excited about the prospect.

I speak in front of hundreds of communications executives every month. In the past year I have spoken in virtually every major US city and on Monday I go to Toronto to speak again.

The interesting thing is that most audiences I speak with aren't considering a hosted solution.

Open Source Helps Rita Victims

September 24, 2005

Act Teleconferencing Problems

September 23, 2005

Here is a piece of a release put out by Act Teleconferencing. Things aren’t looking good (chart). About a month ago the company announced financing to raise 8 million dollars. The conferencing market in general is doing well and the company recently announced financing funded through share sales.

ITEXPO Early Bird Ends Monday!

September 23, 2005

Belkin Exits VoIP

September 23, 2005

The UN Of VoIP

September 23, 2005

Once again the international community is pouring into ITEXPO. We are not only getting Tier one carriers and Fortune 1,000 companies at a rapid clip we are seeing a massive amount of international companies registering. We do expect to easily hit 7,500 attendees onsite.

I am absolutely amazed at how much activity there is in our database. I have never-ever seen so many people signing up for ITEXPO… Not even during the 2000 timeframe.

People always ask what sort of attendance breakdown we will have.

Expect about 2,000 service providers – tier 1,2,3.

Building Voice Communities

September 23, 2005

The concept of voice communities is getting more traction. I am sure we will see these pop up on popular websites. If you haven’t read my past comments on the matter, voice communities are going to be an integral part of the web in the future. It is just that simple.

Hotel Bandwidth Rant

September 23, 2005

Apprentice With Martha

September 23, 2005

I had a chance to see a little Donald and Martha Apprentice last night and the comparisons were amazing. Donald’s boardroom is an intimidating place while Martha’s seems a lot more cozy and relaxed. Not only the décor put me at ease but Martha’s demeanor was very pleasant.

My wife wondered if she isnt being especially nice so as to mellow her image. Many people call her the B word (one day I imagine my kids will read my blog).

Adding Speech To The Enterprise

September 22, 2005

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