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LTE and Voice = VoLTE

Every year, Ericsson puts out a nice overall Mobility Report in June.  I’m finally getting around to reading it now.  There is some...

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ViziApps: A Great Tool for the Citizen Developer Revolution

Recently I had to prototype an iOS app for a project I am working on and did a lot of research to...

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Execution, Flexibility, Safety, Ease of Use Key to Digital Success - Lessons from Gitex 2016

The etisalat and Nissan Smart Car collaboration, the robot policeman, and James Baresse's presentation on three needs for digital payment system success...

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Are You Managing Hours or Outcomes?

Another consultant is having a trying experience with a client. The client wants to see the consultant in the office more,...

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Whatever Happened to Dialogic Boards?

I stopped wearing Dialogic shirts in airports many many years ago, simply because I often got stopped by people who used our...

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ORBCOMM Looks to Become Complete IoT Solutions Service Provider

One of the topics discussed often among communications service providers is whether they want to be relegated to dumb pipes or they...

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Your Phone Just Ate Your Car Key

Are you ready for your new digital future? It’s a great question to ask as the role your mobile phone plays in...

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Triple Play Webinar

June 10, 2005

Triple play is all the rage. Please join me in this really interesting seminar on how to deploy triple play services. It takes place on June 28th. Please mark your calendar:

Join us for a complimentary Webinar session showcasing IP Triple Play and learn how to upgrade your IP services with an integrated voice-video-data solution for students, faculty and alumni.

Skype Communism

June 10, 2005

I was checking out the VoIP forum and came across a post that mentioned that Skype is like communism because people share their computer resources and a few people make money. I guess the author was serious. I wonder if it was a LEC that posted this. The company cannot be more capitalistic in my opinion.

Speaking Today

June 9, 2005

Amazingly I finally got to Philadelphia to speak at the Interactive Intelligence and Vonexus conference. To be honest I thought I would never ever get out of Chicago as I was delayed for many hours. I was delayed again. It took me six hours to get to Chicago and the flight is normally less than two hours.

TMC/IPCC Sears Tower Party

June 8, 2005

SuperComm 2005 Impressions

June 8, 2005

If you didn’t acquire a company, have an IMS or IPTV (video) product at SuperComm, you may as well not have been there. WiFi telephony was hot as well but at least in my meetings the focus was on the first 3 items above. I will write more about my meetings soon. In a nutshell there is renewed optimism in all communications markets.

Veraz Happenings

June 7, 2005

I had a breakfast meeting with Veraz Networks and they tell me that the Asian market is doing very well. Amit Chawla their EVP, Global Marketing used the words "Very hot" to be specific. Also in attendance was Ed Camarena who gave me lost of insight into where Veraz is headed and their positioning in the market.

One thing the pair kept reiterating is how many switch replacements they are seeing. They credit this to the aging switch population and just the plain old benefits of migrating to packet-based communications.

Apple And Intel

June 6, 2005

What This Merger Really Means

In the IT world there couldn't be more of a surprise than that of the news that Apple and Intel were having talks about working together on future computers. The concept of an Intel chip in a Mac is unfathomable... Or it was nearly a few months ago. Apparenly the chip deal with Apple didn't make so much money for IBM so they didn't really mind losing Apple as a customer to Intel.

There is an interesting point in all this.

VoIP Headset Webinar

June 6, 2005

Please join me for this insightful webinar on communications endpoints sponsored by GN Netcom. We will discuss how to get the most out of VoIP deployments from the standpoint of the end-user of the VoIP deployment. There will be further discussion on softphone usability.

The success of any VoIP rollout ultimately depends on "the last three feet"—the interface between enterprise users and their phone system.

Citigroup Loses Data

June 6, 2005

Avoid shopping online to avoid security threats                          $1,500
Buy and use a shredder for all receipts                                           $100
Finding out your bank lost your personal data                              Priceless


Norman Black, a spokesman for the world's largest package delivery company, said a "small package" containing data storage tapes was lost while being transferred to a credit reporting bureau.

Experian, a credit reporting agency, told CNN that it was the intended recipient of the tapes. Don Girard, a spokesman for Experian, said the company alerted Citigroup in the last week of May that its regularly scheduled delivery did not arrive. Girard said the tapes were headed for its Data Center in Allen, Texas.

Black at UPS said his company and Citigroup are launching internal investigations, adding there was no evidence of theft or fraudulent activity. UPS ships some 14 million packages a day.

CitiFinancial is inviting customers to enroll via a toll-free number, 1-888-469-8603, in a free credit monitoring service for 90 days.

IPCC Meeting

June 6, 2005

I had 20 minutes to kill so I opened my laptop to work. The SuperComm convention center McCormick Place charges $10 for the day. So I decided to use EVDO and to my surprise the speed of this Verizon service in Chicago was blisteringly fast. It will probably slow as more attendees get to town but I am impressed more than ever with this service...

I just got to the IPCC member meeting (I am sitting here now) and Mike Tribolet of Vonage is giving a great presentation about the growth of Vonage.

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