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Why Pivot?

In business, a pivot is a strategy change (especially in Lean Startup processes). When you look at brick-and-mortar companies like RadioShack,...

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Thoughts on the Industry Right Now

All the forecasts: have any of them been accurate? Or is it just a way to sell reports? If it is,...

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Hosted PBX Sales Increasing

Blame some of it on the TDM-to-IP transition, but a lot of the reason that Hosted PBX sales are increasing is...

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Intel Buys Way into Tablets While $99 may be Microsoft Sweet Spot

Intel recently reported earnings and the takeaway is the company is going to focus more on Android and ramp up subsidies to...

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Why the Fax Isn't As Outdated As You Think

I wrote a blog about faxing a few months ago and got an overwhelming response. Got some comments via email and...

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Camera-Phone Opportunity Exists for Samsung

There exists an opportunity for a superior camera with 10x or greater zoom coupled with the traditional things we are used to...

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Tomorrow is Purchase Google Glass Day!

If you are a wearable tech fan, tomorrow is a big day as you will finally be able to (if you are...

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ScanSoft SpeechPak

January 24, 2005

Packet8 VideoPhone

January 24, 2005

I got to thinking lately that one of the very suggestions I made to service providers has been successfully implemented and sold by Packet8 for over a year. I have been encouraging service providers to strive to provide consumer electronic devices such as cool new WiFi phones as differentiators. What an amazingly sticky way of providing service if these devices don’t work with other VoIP providers. Of course I am in no way discouraging SIP and open standards but I am a realist.

Sennheiser PXC 250

January 24, 2005

The people at Sennheiser were nice enough to send TMC a pair of their PXC 250 noise canceling headphones for review and I had the pleasure of using them on a trip out to Las Vegas. Quite simply I am not sure how I traveled without this nifty gadget before. Frequently throughout the trip I took the headphones off and marveled at how loud reality really is. In addition the headset is light and small, perhaps half the size or less than the bulkiest units on the market.

JFK in the Snow

January 24, 2005

I'm on my way to Las Vegas for the Vonexus connection keynote I am doing tomorrow and I can tell you JFK is the last place you want to be if like clean sidewalks and calm. It is pandemonium here. Thankfully, I found a quiet nook where I can type and spy on my gate as there is some sort of delay. I am not sure how much longer I will have to wait but I picked up some magazines and Jon Stewart's "America" for the flight.

Google VoIP

January 24, 2005

WSJ Poll: Powell a Failure

January 23, 2005

I think this is the harshest press Michael Powell has received and it comes via a Wall Street Journal poll that as of January 23, 2005 at 11:00 PM EST shows most people who took the poll gave him an F on an A-F scale. The grades are as follows:

A    18%

B    14%

VoIP Growth Areas

January 23, 2005

The demographics of VoIP adoption is something I have been giving great thought to as of late. This past Friday was the early-bird cutoff date for Internet Telephony Conference & Expo and it was the biggest single day of registrations in the last 4 years of this event. I looked at the database this weekend and in the registrations from the past few days and noticed attendees from The Netherlands, Brazil, Canada, Chile, the UK and from every state. Aside from many enterprise customers, I was blown away to see a massive increase in the reseller audience, a larger government showing and as expected an absolutely huge number of service providers -- both Tier One and lots of CLECs and VoIP service providers, cable companies, etc.

Nuvio on FCC

January 23, 2005

I wanted to get some outside perspective on the FCC and Powell stepping down. I noticed Greg Galitzine had a bunch of interviews about Powell and they make for interesting reading. So I also decided to join the party. I asked Jason Talley, President and CEO of Nuvio Corporation, a VoIP service provider for his opinions about the industry and Michael Powell stepping down.

China Obstacles

January 22, 2005

Inter-Tel Buys Lake Communications

January 22, 2005

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