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Vonage buys Vocalocity: Better Late Than Never

For a good part of this past decade businesses have been moving rapidly to cloud-based communications… Especially small business. Bryan Martin, 8x8 CEO – his company is one of the leaders in the hosted VoIP space, told me in 2009...

Comverse ONE Helps CSPs Monetize Digital Services

In March I detailed how Comverse Share is helping carriers integrate the best of social networking with their carrier offerings allowing a CSP to communicate with customers in an environment where they are spending more of their time. The integration...

Avaya Takes Networking Lead in SPB

At Interop Las Vegas 2013 Avaya was demonstrating their real-world Shortest Path Bridging (SPB) solutions and while interoperating with Spirent, HP and Alcatel-Lucent. Many of you will remember when Avaya was actually the enterprise division of Lucent before the company...

WebRTC Advisory Board Announced

One of the more exciting bits of news this week has to do with TMC and partners choosing the Inaugural WebRTC advisory board. After the huge success of the first WebRTC World show in Santa Clara, California, we wanted to...

Shockingly Nortel's Frank Dunn not Found Guilty in Canada

In February 2004 I was invited to a Nortel analyst day. The Canadian telecom giant had great news to share about their worldwide sales – especially in China. CEO Frank Dunn was the primary speaker at the conference and explained...

Voxeet Shows the Future of Conferencing - Stereo and 3-D

About eight years ago I held up DiamondWare as a shining example of what communications should be – HD, stereo and 3-D. Nortel later purchased DiamondWare and integrated it into its Project Chainsaw initiative which allowed avatar-based communications. Then these...

Avaya and Mitel Cross at Canadian Border

New Jersey-based Avaya, spun out of Lucent and previously AT&T has a decades-long history of providing business communications solutions. With its purchase of Nortel’s business communications assets a few years back it picked up even more knowledge, know-how and relationships....

WebRTC: The Phone meets the Web

We have seen the multi-billion dollar communications market get disrupted as the phone met the IP network. In the video below Phil Edholm describes how with WebRTC, the phone meets the web. As he describes, even though IP communications has...

Turns out Cisco Cius Can't Compete With the iPad Either

Company after company is learning what most of instinctively know already – competing with Apple head-on is like trying to tackle a freight train with your bare hands as it is barreling down the tracks in your direction. Amazon...

Vocalocity: One Cloud Provider's Path to Growth

Cloud computing providers are all the rage these days and cloud communications is no exception. Witness the growth of 8x8 as well as the M&A interest in the space evidenced by the recent acquisition of M5 Networks by ShoreTel and...

Notification if in Bluetooth Range

A great idea was just shared here at the Avaya Tech on Tap Event at ITEXPO East 2012 in Miami. Imagine an app which notifies you if someone you met is within bluetooth range. This could be very helpful for...

Avaya's Top Communication Trends in 2012

Recently I had a chance to have an in-depth conversation with Avaya about the trends they see for 2012 in the communications space. In particular I spoke with George Humphrey a Director and Line of Business Owner at Avaya and...

Microsoft Surface Update Available. It's an iPoffee Table

The new Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface is now available for $8,400 or approximately the same price as 42 Kindle Fires or almost 17 entry level iPad 2s. A giant tablet-in-a-table, the super-sized 87 pound gadget runs Windows 7...

Plantronics Headset Line Exudes UC Dominance

Recently I received a care package from Plantronics with a number of their headsets and other products and when I opened the box it served as a not so subtle reminder of just how dominant the company is. Back in...

Identity Management is the Decade's Killer App and Facebook Knows it

How long before we hear the TSA say, "Boarding pass and Facebook ID please?"Have we gotten to the point where Facebook has become so dominant as an online identity system that is going to enter the real world with business...

Avaya to Show How Chat and Social Influence Telecom

The world on converging faster than ever and technology markets are evolving faster than ever. Today we learned that Google purchased Zagat meaning that content and search will be more intertwined than ever. Earlier this week we learned about a...

ITEXPO West 2011 Austin Highlights

Before all ITEXPO events I do a final proofread of the show directory and this one may be the biggest ever at 132 pages with tabs (just doing our part to support the economy). We will post a PDF version...

Did Social Just Make UC Irrelevant?

If you are working with a phone system maker who isn’t innovating rapidly, beware - their days could be numbered. I hate to be sensational but you have to wonder, with real-time video & voice communications embedded into social networks...

Cisco Cius and the Need for an Enterprise Tablet

Cisco Cius Telepresence demo and presentation in New YorkYesterday I spent some time with Cisco learning about the new Cius tablet focused on the business market. The company has done its best to make this device a no-brainer purchase for...

How Cisco Needs to Sell the Cius Tablet

I'm on my way to New York to visit with Cisco and learn about the new Cius business tablet. The opportunity for Cisco here is huge as if it is able to sell large volumes of these devices, they can...

Avaya's Support Strategy Emulates Successful Cancer Diagnostic Systems

It is an unusual occurrence for me to receive a call from any company to discuss their support. Generally the media gets all warm and fuzzy about tangible things like new product launches – scoops and items you can put...

Cablevision Allows E-Mail Sign-ups in TV Ads

Yes Virginia, cable companies are innovating Just yesterday I discussed in an article about Cisco Quad that it is very hard it is to determine who the leaders in tech will be in the future. And today when I learned...

Loving the new Avaya Marketing Campaign

When Avaya first spun out of Lucent about a decade ago they launched an ad campaign with weird characters on a TV screen making weird noises - I wish I had a link - it is burned into my memory...

Telecommuting Tax: Now The States Are Killing Jobs

In August of last year I explained why there are so few jobs – in part the problem revolves around demonizing the successful by our politicians and in-part because of excessive taxation. Part of the support for my post was...

Avaya Touts People-First Model

This week at IAUG - the Avaya user group event in Las Vegas the company launched a new program called Ace Your Apps with the goal of making communications more people centric while allowing corporations to integrated their UC solutions...
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