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Call and Talk to Watson

The future contact center is an exciting place.  Artificial Intelligence will be front and center.  The elements of some of this exist...

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Fog Computing is Booming and it Changes Everything in IoT

Name a market worth $18 billion in a few years with a 500% growth rate that almost no one knows about. If you...

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Apple Responds to Our iPhone X Wireless Charging Complaint in One Day

Boy that was fast - just yesterday we said Apple lagged behind Samsung in the wireless charging world. Samsung supports up to...

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Pictek Fast QI Wireless Charging Pad Review

When we received our iPhone X, we knew we had to try out the wireless charging feature of the new device. The...

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Facebook Fights Revenge Porn With Dumb Idea

Facebook is testing new technology that is designed to help victims of revenge porn acts. This new tool is currently being tested...

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Why Media Gateways Anymore?

This past summer, I wrote a few blogs relating to older technologies such as PSTN, SS7, Fax, etc.  At Dialogic, part of...

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Galaxy S8 Outdoes iPhone X in Freeze Test

The screen test below shows what happens when you put two of the top smartphones on the market - the Samsung Galaxy...

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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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