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What's With the MSO Consolidation?

Charter was the first company to make a play for TWC. Now reports are in that Charter is chasing Bright House....

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Expect Security Funding Bubble to Pop in 3-5 Years

Security is one of the hottest areas in tech right now. Indeed, there is infinite possibility in this space because technology...

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SmartPhoneMan and His Interaction with Media Servers on St. Patrick's Day

Last week we made it about halfway through SmartPhoneMan’s day.  Let’s finish his day.  Right now, he’s in a rush to...

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Verizon Invites the Channel Once More

Jon Arnold wrote up a good review of Verizon's Broad Cloud offering (VCE). One glaring problem is that it targets in...

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Media Servers and St. Patrick's Day

Last week I wrote about the important role media servers play in the network.  Today is St. Patrick’s Day and let’s...

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What Can You Learn from Target?

I was reading a couple of articles about Target. The retailer has not been doing well lately, including closing all Canada...

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Media Servers Will Play an Increasingly Important Role for Telco Apps

Media servers play an important role in enabling many of the real-time communications applications many of us use every day.  When...

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Boston Roads

April 20, 2005

Boston is an enigma to me. You can't find your way around the city as the streets are constantly changing. Internet mapping services are useless and automobile based GPS doesn't really work either.

It's the Big Dig which cost billions and some residents tell me has only slightly improved the traffic situation in Boston. For a fun exercise try finding the airport from downtown.

Rates Technology Inc.

April 19, 2005

I have been hearing more and more rumblings in the VoIP industry regarding Jerry Weinberger of Rates Technology Inc. (RTI). I don't get too many people coming to me about patent issues so when I heard about this company, I decided to delve into this potential story a bit more. What intrigued me is that apparently RTI has no products... They exist to collect revenue from other companies.

I did some research and found that Rates Technologies has sued Nortel, Sharp Electronics and others.

Linked In

April 19, 2005

I must admit, I have never used Linked In for anything useful. I keep getting e-mail invites to join others in their networks. So far I have joined with many people and am not sure what the end-game is. I have heard of others using such social-networking products to get things accomplished.

Empirix Tests Siebel

April 19, 2005

Empirix has integrated Hammer Service Assurance for Siebel and e-Load with Siebel 7.7 Business Applications. Empirix's Hammer Service Assurance for Siebel ensures end-to-end contact center application performance under real-world conditions. Empirix's e-Load is an automated performance testing solution for Web-based applications. Siebel Systems' multichannel offerings allow organizations to intelligently manage and coordinate all customer interactions across the Web, contact center, field sales/service force, branch/retail network and indirect and partner distribution channels.

VoIP Funding Picks Up

April 18, 2005

I was under the impression that VoIP funding had slowed until I received this. The company is focusing on the high-end of the service provider market according to this release. At a certain point I was concerned about the funding level VoIP companies were receiving. I as concerned about overfunding and a new bubble being formed.

Adobe And VoIP

April 18, 2005

Off to DC

April 18, 2005

Off to DC to speak at the ATA about the future of contact centers. I am flying out of the Westchester airport and am pretty excited that I don't have to fight Long Island or Queens traffic just to catch my flight. The airport is about 20 minutes from my house. Only problem is that there are few flights out of Westchester so if you have a cancellation, you are in a bad situation.

Microsoft's New Ad Campaign

April 18, 2005

Microsoft launched a new campaign targeted at getting more people to use Windows XP. The New York Post has an article says this campaign will tie the company over until 2006 when Longhorn (that's the code name anyway) will be delivered. The cost is under wraps and one wonders why the company decided to do this now. Are they afraid of something?

Blog Spam

April 17, 2005

For those of you non-bloggers out there consider yourselves lucky as something called comment spam is a nightmare for many of us trying to blog. In addition to regular spam, we have to deal with people who post comments to our blogs that are related to porn sites and gambling.

If this wasn't enough, I am now getting trackback spam and in fact I received more than 30 and possibly as many as 50 of these. Trackbacks are the way bloggers link t other sites allowing a reader to quickly see other points of view on something they are reading.

Spammers comment and trackback to sites so they can increase their search engine ranking. I am spending more and more time on blog maintenance.



Weekend VoIP URLs

April 17, 2005

Lots of new VoIP URLS recently. 8x8Voip doesn't seem to be registered to someone at 8x8, the parent company of Packet8. dotcomvoip, familyvoip, ipaq-voip and showmevoip are all interesting ones.

8x8voip.com
bundlevoip.com
callusingvoip.com
connectmevoip.com
dotcomvoip.com
familyvoip.com
familyvoip.info
familyvoip.net
figarovoip.com
gprs-voip.com
helpmevoip.com
ipaq-voip.com
lookingforvoip.com
mivoipphone.com
moneytreevoip.com
myvoip-zone.com
myvoipzone.com
onepricevoip.com
onlyvoip.com
pindropvoip.com
pipevoip.com
pocketpc-voip.com
portablevoip.com
savemevoip.com
showmevoip.com
simplyvoip.biz
simplyvoip.us
smartchoicevoip.com
speedyvoip.com
spidervoip.biz
spidervoip.us
thevoip-zone.com
thevoipguy.com
thevoipjournal.com
thevoipjournalonline.com
timeforvoip.com
usatelvoip.com
usatelvoip.info
usatelvoip.net
voipdecision.com
voiper.biz
voipfortheworld.com
voiphotlist.com
voipisforme.com
voipkingdom.com
voipmagazineonline.com
voipmoneytree.com
voipphoneadapters.com
voipprovidersearch.com
voipsales.biz
voipsales.org
voipsavedme.com
voipsaveme.com
voipspectrum.com
voiptelephoney.com
voipvietnam.org
voipwifihotspots.com
wifivoipphones.com
wordsvoip.com
wordvoip.com
zipvoip.com
lessvoip.com
voipdiscussions.net
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