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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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2 Blockbuster Deals

The VADs (value added distributors) are feeling the pinch of the growth of cloud, SAAS, SD-WAN, managed services - amid the...

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The Accordion Channel Strategy

An Accordion is a musical instrument that is stretched and squeezed while the piano like keys are played. A better analogy...

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VoIP Developer Wars

August 7, 2005

A while back I wrote about comments from fellow blogger Skibare and his theory that Google may purchase Skype and it would be just about game over for everyone else. I have been thinking about these comments subconsciously for a whole and I have to admit that whether or not Google decides to buy Skype it seems only a matter of time before they launch Gphone.

I can see it now:

What is Gphone?

As part of Google's mission to increase shareholder value (marketing: strike that out -- we need to make it sound warmer and fuzzier).

Take Two:

As part of Google's mission to make the web more useful we have decided to launch Gphone short for Google Phone. Gphone is a free PC to PC program that allows you to make unlimited calls to other Gphone users...

What happens next of course is that Microsoft needs to become a phone company and launches Mphone and of course then there is IBM, SUN, etc.

Interestingly I keep hearing how handset manufacturers are considering adding the Skype protocol to their devices. Skype has become that popular.













MCI Disbanding Conferencing

August 6, 2005

Emergency SMS

August 6, 2005

One of my coworkers saw the second tower go down live on TV and suffice it to say was horrified and scared that his wife went down in the building. Thankfully she did not but there was a period of hours when he didn’t know if she was OK. Phone lines were often busy and people couldn’t communicate during this tragedy. The London bombings caused similar concerns among loved ones.

In response to the tragedies in London, one person decided to launch www.textOK.com – a solution that will allow users to let all their contacts know they are safe by sending just one text message.

CMP VoIP Developer Coverage

August 5, 2005

Here is another great article from TechWeb/Information Week titled VoIP is Just the Beginning which focuses on TMC’s VoIP Developer Conference. Here is an excerpt:

Intel’s Michael Stanford thinks voice is just “the first drop in the deluge” of applications for IP-enabled networks. And Digium’s Mark Spencer has an interesting toolkit for building IP telephony apps.

Perhaps that’s why the two were paired in the morning keynote session Thursday at the VoIP Developer Conference here, to spell out some of the ways developers, resellers and corporate users might take advantage of the power of IP-based networking.

As director of Intel’s VoIP strategy group, Stanford’s comments to the couple hundred attendees were definitely future-looking, particularly in the area of VoIP and other services over wireless broadband. One huge market about to emerge, Stanford said, is that of dual-mode phone handsets, which will seamlessly roam between cellular, Wi-Fi and WiMAX or other fixed-wireless broadband networks.

“The writing’s on the wall for wireline voice,” Stanford said, predicting that within 3 to 5 years, cellular services will “totally dominate” voice traffic.







Airline Bomb Threat

August 5, 2005

JFK Almost Cleared

August 5, 2005

Something Going On at JFK

August 5, 2005

The Week in Review

August 5, 2005

Here are some stories worth reading from the past week:

Vonage: Pimp That Phone:

Bush to Nominate Kovacic as FTC Commissioner

NetCentrex Buys IMS Company

Vonexus to Host Orlando Seminar on Maximizing ROI with Microsoft-based Voice over IP

VoIP Developer Show 'Packed to the Gills'

VoIP Developer vs. MacWorld?

FCC Deregulates DSL

Live Football Over the Phone, Internet

Services Over IP

Coveting Thy Neighbor's WiFi

USF Gets a Boost

Pannaway: Turning Copper and Fiber into Gold (Part I)

It's All for the Kids!

Loquendo to Unveil Latest Speech Tech

NextNine Supports FTS Billing & CRM

Loquendo Enhances Voice Platform

Customer Service/Support Stats

QAS Updates Address Quality Assurance

Your Technology Annoys Me

More IT Jobs -- But Not Too Fast

SMB Owners “Apprehensive” About VoIP

CobbleSoft Shoots For "Smarter Service"

Mellenia, VoX Announce Agreement

IBM, Avaya Announce Collaboration Collaboration

Jacada Loses A Penny A Share

Turning Your PocketPC Into a Universal Remote

Siebel's Cleveland Reaffirms Commitment to Hosted CRM

Bush to Nominate Kovacic as FTC Commissioner























































Oprah Spam

August 5, 2005

Russell Shaw on VoIP Developer

August 4, 2005

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