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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Why the Fax Isn't As Outdated As You Think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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The Secret Value of VoLTE

By Ed Elkin, Director, IP Platforms Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent 

At Mobile World Congress, I discovered that many network providers still aren’t aware of the broader business values of voice over LTE (VoLTE).  Most knew it readily includes HD voice for clearer calls and reduced background noise, which lets you feel like you’re standing right next to the other person. Most didn’t realize that, in unexpected ways, VoLTE helps them earn more money and increase efficiency.

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How to Kill Shadow IT: Step One - Recognize that Resistance is Futile

By Bryan R. Davies, Senior Director of Enterprise Communications Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent

The first step in resolving any problem is to make sure you understand the core issues. So here’s the crucial question for shadow IT: What is the biggest challenge it presents for your IT department?

Holding back the flood?  

Today’s flood of mobile devices and cloud services is making shadow IT a bigger headache than ever before. But it’s nothing new. It started with the first enterprise employee who ever put an application in place without the knowledge or approval of IT staff.
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The Importance of VoIP Security

January 6, 2005

New Skype version 1.1

January 6, 2005

Skype just released a new version, 1.1 according to the VoIP Weblog. Although many are eying the integrated IM/VoIP client, the only companies that really con compete in any significant way in this space are Skype, AOL and Microsoft. After...

FreeCRM Knocks Salesforce.com From the Top CRM spot?

January 6, 2005

In what may be the most amazing CRM announcement of all time, FreeCRM.com claims to have taken over the number one spot in hosted CRM. This relatively new company, FreeCRM, has done what seems undoable. What is not clear is who their customers are. Are they using the software or have they merely signed these people up?

Triple Play to Quadruple Play: 92% of us Want a Single Bill!

January 6, 2005

Staples Sells CallVantage Voice Over IP Service

January 6, 2005

Two-Way Radio VoIP

January 6, 2005

New Hitachi VoIP Phone

January 6, 2005

VoIP and Consumer Electronics Blur

January 6, 2005

The line between what we call the VoIP industry and consumer electronics blurred further this morning with the announcement of Uniden entering the VoIP market, more specifically WiFi telephony otherwise known as wireless VoIP. According to Uniden: The Uniden UIP1868 is a 5.8GHz digital expandable cordless phone with built-in VoIP adapter, expandable up to ten handsets, allowing consumers to experience the extended features, convenience and affordability of VoIP communication in every room of their homes.
 My prediction of the iPOD like VoIP consumer electronics device may become a dream if there are now dozens of WiFi telephony phones available now but then again there were dozens of MP3 players around before Apple invented the iPOD and somehow companies like Creative Labs (I am certainly dating myself... They are just called Creative these days) are playing catch-up in a market they used to dominate.

Vonage Passes 400,000 VoIP User Mark

January 5, 2005

The biggest VoIP news at CES and perhaps the biggest news in general is Vonage passing the 400,000 subscriber mark. this is extremely impressive and goes to show you how well VoIP is doing and how consumers are adopting this...

Z-Tel is now Trinsic

January 5, 2005

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