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Research Firms Missed Again on UC

MarketsandMarkets states that the UCaaS market size is expected to grow from USD 17.35 Billion in 2016 to USD 28.69 Billion...

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End of Messaging?

Chetan Sharma has been discoursing on what he calls the “4th wave of mobile communications” for some time.  And I’ve commented on some...

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Robocalls Call for Service Provider Intervention

Robocalls have been getting quite a bit of ink lately in the United States.  Robocalls are those annoying auto-dialer calls you may...

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Talari Adds Firewall, Features to SD-WAN solution

SD-WAN is another one of those growth areas in tech which often goes unnoticed. Some time back I went to visit Talari...

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Silicon Valley Will Crush You!

The amount of PR generated by tech companies mostly in Silicon Valley like Google, Apple, Samsung, Facebook, Tesla and Amazon is staggering....

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HD Voice Finally Comes of Age

It’s been quite a while since I wrote about HD voice.  When HD voice was first coming to the market 7 or...

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Tech Culture Will Separate Winners from Losers in The Digital Economy

The 2016 Tech Culture Award winners have been announced The outlook for tech workers has perhaps never been brighter as top tech...

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Off To TMC's VoIP Developer Conference

August 1, 2005

I am really looking forward to TMC's VoIP Developer conference this week. The products on display at the show are going to be integrated into VoIP products in the next year or longer and that is what excites me the most. I like to see what products will change the VoIP market, well in advance. From HMP technology to wireless and SIP, I am sure there will be lots of really great things to cover at the show.

Oh and open-source is going to be huge at the show with both Digium and Pingtel in full force.

Microsoft Virtual Earth

August 1, 2005

If there is one area of technology where Microsoft and Google can be compared objectively it is in mapping. It is unglamorous, doesn't generate much revenue for either company and both companies have relatively new entries into this space. So it is more or less a level playing field. When I discovered the recently released Virtual Earth site from Microsoft I was compelled to compare it to Google Maps immediately.

Atkins Bankrupt

July 31, 2005

What difference a year can make! Can you believe that Atkins Nutritionals is declaring bankruptcy? That is like Harry Potter author JK Rowling declaring bankruptcy. Certainly Atkins and Harry Potter are two of the most popular things to talk about at cocktail parties.

The company owes $300 million in outstanding principal and interest and will focus on nutrition bars and shakes to help get them back on track.

I recently noticed that Subway took down the Atkins logo from its chocolate chip cookies and wraps so I bet the reduced licensing revenue in general took a huge hit.

The Atkins diet went from the most popular diet ever to one of the most out of favor.





Communications and Technology Podcast July 29 2005

July 30, 2005

There is nothing like the collaboration on a podcast. Our most recent communications and technology podcast was full of it. Collaboration that is  Here are some of the topics we discussed this week. Not really in this order but this is a good overview.

New Planet Discovered

July 30, 2005

A new planet was just discovered in our solar system. It is 32 percent as massive as Pluto and is estimated to be about 70 percent of Pluto's diameter. Furthermore it has a moon.

Apparently scientists have been getting upset that car companies such as Saturn and cartoon dogs like Pluto are taking the really cool planet names they come up with. One astronomer was overheard saying, “I wasted $21 and over two hours sitting through When Mars Attacks with my family.

Cisco IPv6 Vulnerability

July 29, 2005

I thought this alert was worth passing along. It seems by turning off IPv6 you minimize exposure to this attack.


                        National Cyber Alert System

                  Technical Cyber Security Alert TA05-210A


Cisco IOS IPv6 Vulnerability

   Original release date: July 29, 2005
   Last revised: --
   Source: US-CERT


Systems Affected

     * Cisco IOS devices with IPv6 enabled

   For specific information, please see the Cisco Advisory.


Overview

   Cisco IOS IPv6 processing functionality contains a vulnerability that
   could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary
   code or cause a denial of service.


I. Description

   Cisco IOS contains a vulnerability in the way IPv6 packets are
   processed. US-CERT has not confirmed further technical details.

   According to the Cisco Advisory, this vulnerability could be exploited
   by an attacker on the same IP subnet:

     Crafted packets from the local segment received on logical
     interfaces (that is, tunnels including 6to4 tunnels) as well as
     physical interfaces can trigger this vulnerability. Crafted packets
     can not traverse a 6to4 tunnel and attack a box across the tunnel.

     The crafted packet must be sent from a local network segment to
     trigger the attack.










































HP Says Goodbye to iPOD

July 29, 2005

The BBC reports that while Carly Fiorina supported the idea of reselling Apple’s iPOD, the new CEO Mark Hurd doesn’t necessarily agree.

"HP has decided that reselling iPods does not fit within the company's current digital entertainment strategy," said an Apple spokeswoman.

I thought working with Apple early on was a smart move so I am confused by the pull-back. Riding on Apple’s coattails is genius.

HP was responsible for selling 5% of iPods which seems like a significant number. I hope to ask Carly Fiorina what she thinks of this new direction at TMC’s Internet Telephony Conference & Expo later this year.

I am really excited to hear her speak and get her views on the VoIP market and technology in general.

Trade show keynoters usually have an axe to grind – they work somewhere and are pushing something… A product, a company, something. Even those people in the public sector that speak are looking to gain favor with those who might employ them when they leave office.

Interestingly Carly and Michael Powell, two of our major speakers are both sort of free agents at the moment meaning at least as far as I know they will be free to speak their minds on many topics.

This is unusual for a trade show.













Why Come To The VoIP Developer Conference?

July 29, 2005

We are in the golden age of VoIP where communications products and services allow us to communicate with one another like never before. The world has rapidly embraced the fact that VoIP allows less expensive calls and superior services to the PSTN.

The next phase of IP Telephony will be vastly superior to what we use today enabling us to be more productive and efficient and communicate more effectively and even less expensively.

Enabling this leap in productivity and functionality is Voice over IP.



TMCnet in Top 1,722 Sites in World!

July 29, 2005

VoIP Developer Next Week

July 29, 2005

Just spoke with Al Bredenberg about this week’s podcast topics. Certainly Senator Ensign’s telecom bill and the VoIP Developer show are at the top of the list. The show is next week in fact and we are getting ready for an excellent event.

I am moderating the following sessions:

“Host Media Processing Round Table”
DATE: Thursday, August 4th
TIME: 4:15-5:15 PM
ROOM: Bodan A & B
PANELISTS:
Rich Tehrani, President, TMC (Moderator)
Alan Percy, Director of Business Development, AudioCodes
Amir Zmora, VP Marketing & Product Management, Surf Communication Solutions
Greg Pisano, Market Development Manager for Carrier Enhanced Services, Brooktrout Technologies
Daniel LeCour, Vice President of Business Development, Envox Worldwide
David Duffet, Global Customer Training, Aculab (he also moonlights as TMCnet's "Voice of IP")













“VoIP Gear -- Build Your Own Versus Buy: What You Need to Know”
DATE: Wednesday, August 3rd
TIME: 3:30-4:15 PM
ROOM: Bodan A & B
PANELISTS:
Rich Tehrani, President, TMC (Moderator)
Bruce Young, Vice President of Engineering, LignUp
Peder Jungck, Founder & CTO, CloudShield Technologies
Frank Ferro, Director of Marketing - Cellular & VoIP Products, SyChip
Tony Downes, Principal Technologist with Data Connection

Our pre-registration is still many times ahead of last year and we are really excited about having Inveneo and their bicycle powered Linux-based VoIP system at the show.










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