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Scoring My 2016 Predictions

This is the time of year I typically grade myself on the predictions I made this time last year. NFV: I predicted that we’ll...

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Advice for Partners for 2017 [podcast]

Jeff Ponts of Datatel; Emmett Tydings of AB&T Telecom; and Chris Palermo of GCN joined the podcast this week to talk...

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$4B Wireless Repair Market Event Comes to ITEXPO

Almost 8,000 wireless repair businesses employ over 20,000 people and the market is growing. Yes, it’s a $4 billion dollar market! Apple’s next-gen phones...

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Ad Blockers vs Mobile Advertisers

In September, I wrote a blog on why mobile advertising is expected to grow based on Mary Meeker’s yearly Internet Trends report. Something to...

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Ransomware Fog Rolls over SanFran Muni, SFMTA

We’ve known ransomware costs for a small- to medium-sized business can be $99,000, per Kapersky Labs. This includes lost business data,...

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Why you would give up the chance to strut around in Middle Earth Barbie wear? Allison Smith asks.

#Thankful! What for? Being able to speak...well, not as well as Allison Smith. Being able to design software and apps with code,...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I don't think Ican write one better than I did 2 years ago, so here's a link to that piece. Happy...

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India Cyber Crime

July 5, 2005

India will soon be toughening laws dealing with confidential information. This is a response to the recent problem in one call center where data was stolen by an employee. This article states that there seems to be no greater threat in India than any other country. While this may be true, it will be smart for India to promote what happens to those that steal data.

Bronx Zoo

July 5, 2005

I live about 30 minutes from the Bronx Zoo and in my life have been there a total of about 45 minutes. This past weekend I decided to take a trip with my daughter Priscilla and see the zoo. It was amazing. I love animals but rarely get to go to zoos.

American Airlines Spirit of 1776

July 5, 2005

I received this e-mail today from American Airlines. I thought it worth passing on:

Dear Richard Tehrani,

Please join us in celebrating our nation's Independence Day in the "Spirit of 1776". With your help, American Airlines will provide 17.76 million AAdvantage miles to bring wounded U.S. military personnel and their families together. You can take part by donating AAdvantage miles to Operation Hero Miles between July 4th, 2005 and September 5th, 2005.

Nortel Incentive Program

July 5, 2005

Nortel has introduced new incentive programs for its channel partners in North America that focus on VoIP, data and applications. The Velocity Incentives program is an addition to Nortel's Partner Advantage program, and it's designed to drive Nortel and partner profits up while also layering on incremental marketing funds and increased growth rebates for partners that sell IP telephony, data and applications products.

"That's where the growth is today. That's where the demand is," said Jeff Taylor, director of North American field marketing at Nortel Networks. "The impetus behind this is ultimately to serve our customers and where our customers are going."


The overall Nortel strategy over the last couple of years has been around IP telephony, data and applications, and that's reflected in the types of products that Nortel is bringing to market, Taylor added.

VoIP Blocking

June 30, 2005

Interesting arguments Tom makes about VoIP blocking and how the liability is too great for anyone to do this in the future over cable. He could be right but I wonder if broadband providers aren’t coming up with ways to offer levels of bandwidth and in effect making us pay to have the QoS needed to guarantee 911 and other calls will have acceptable quality. I get the feeling that in this way service providers could effectively tax VoIP service that is provided by others.

Still this VoIP blocking issue isn’t new and thankfully Forbes.com mentioned the Madison River consent decree that forbids the blocking of VoIP and the fine in this article.

Cable companies could block ports but as Tom says there is significant risk in doing so. I think Tom is probably right on this issue but I don’t expect it to go away any time soon.



CNET’s News.com on Carly Fiorina

June 30, 2005

Leaky Web Sites

June 30, 2005

Carly Fiorina Keynotes ITEXPO

June 30, 2005

Internet Telephony Conference & Expo is known worldwide as the leading event in VoIP attracting the largest audience from the most countries. Continuing in that tradition, we have added Carly Fiorina to the list of keynoters at the show. Why Carly? Well in a word, there is no other person we could think of that was the number two person at Lucent, worked at AT&T (yes they were once the same company) for decades, was the CEO of HP, purchased Compaq and to top it off sat on the board of Cisco.

Carly Fiorina There is a wealth of relevant experience in this woman and she will share it with you when you come to ITEXPO in Los Angeles later this year.

I am especially happy to say that that at the time of this writing, Carly is not working for HP or any other company and subsequently has no agenda to push, company to promote, etc.

People tell us all the time that Internet Telephony events have some of the most objective conferences around and I personally feel that Carly will continue this tradition and provide valuable insight on the future of VoIP.









Jamster Crazy Frog

June 29, 2005

I love the English and my grandparents used to live in the UK when I grew up, allowing me to spend summers at Hyde and Regent’s Park. Fun times I tell you. But when you think of Independence Day and America’s departure from our English roots, you start to wonder what we are missing since we have become a standalone country.

We all know fish and chips, some of us might even know Harrods and of course everyone knows Big Ben (webcam). But wait, the biggest thing in England right now isn’t any of the above but instead the Crazy Frog ring tone that has caught the country by surprise to become the biggest hit in recent memory.

Who would of thought that we would ever see a headline such as Crazy Frog keeps U2 from top of charts?



Top5 List

June 29, 2005

I have been subscribing to this list since what seems like forever. 1995 perhaps?

Here is today’s list which is one of the better ones. I recommend subscribing and I pay for it. I believe there is a free option as well.

                          June 29, 2005


              The Top 16 Euphemisms for Wasting Time


16> Tidying up the toddler's room

15> Configuring the spam blocker

14> Sorting Jell-O

13> Disinfecting the bordello

12> Waiting in the free beer line

11> Majoring in science at Kansas State

10> Reassuring voters about Iraq

 9> Rehabbing Whitney

 8> Pole-dancing for the priests

 7> Indicting the celebrity

 6> Painting flames on the Vespa

 5> Shampooing the toupee

 4> Heading the Democratic National Committee

 3> Compiling data on the utility of co-managed project workflow
    vis-a-vis transitioning material from a pre-final phase into
    an infra-final...





































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