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Uber Picks Dialpad to Fuel its Growth

We’ve been covering cloud here at TMC for two decades – back when we called  these companies in this space ASPs and over these twenty years or so, there has been one constant in how they've gone to market. The...

Tadiran Aeonix UC: A Unique Play for the Channel and MSPs

Tadiran has always tried to out-innovate its way to success. In fact they have recently innovated on a few fronts at the same time. Their Aeonix UCC solution is proudly offered on the Amazon Marketplace – one of the few...

Centrex Amps Up with IP-Centrex Thanks to AT&T!

What’s one of the more interesting services I’ve seen lately? Certainly it has to be AT&T Collaborate, the cloud-based communications and collaborations solution which pits this absolutely huge telco against a range of cloud players – from 8x8 to Shoretel...

Metaswitch: UC and CC The New and Old Growth Area for Carriers

Adding contact center and unified communications to your offerings adds a 30% addressable market for carriers according to Chris Carabello of Metawitch networks. He then said, “We're very invested in service providers and given their broadband infrastructure, ability to own...

Dialpad is Reborn from Switch.co

Dialpad was one of the coolest services ever… It allowed you in the 1990s to call any number in the US for free via the web. It caught fire around the world and was one of the first viral hits...

Lifesize Reinvents Itself in Cloud Video

CEO Craig Malloy explains the new company’s mission and strategy for the future I first introduced you to Lifesize in 2007 explaining the company offered near telepresence quality at a fraction of the cost. At the time I said, “The...

Zultys Upgrades its Communications Software

Unified communications vendor Zultys has been hard at work coming up with a new release and since it’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to share what they are up to, I reached out to interview Neil Lichtman,...

GENBAND Perspectives 15 Live Blog #GBP15

Welcome to the Perspectives live blog for 2015. A follow up to blogs from 2014, 2013 and 2010.The live blog officially starts tomorrow at 9:00 am - to get up to speed I met with Catherine Berthier, Sanjay Bhatia and...

Does Redbooth Signal a new Growth Spurt in Business Collaboration?

Collaboration solutions are one of the most challenging ones to judge in my opinion because the real world and online one are very different. Did any of you use the Second Life virtual world filled with avatars of people to...

SimpleSignal and gUnify Brings Lync-Like Power to Google Apps

I’ve had a few conversations recently with analysts and resellers about how Microsoft Lync is getting trials in many of the largest global corporations and this has traditional telecom equipment providers getting nervous. From these discussions you might surmise that...

TMC Speaking at Aspect Event This Week

Erik Linask pictured below, on the left If you are going to the Aspect Customer Experience Event in Hollywood, FL this week, be sure to check out TMC’s Erik Linask who has a keynote presentation at 9:15 on Wednesday, June...

Cisco Underestimated Skype's Value. Acts against Microsoft Acquisition

Cisco is far from the most open company in tech so it is ironic it is concerned about a monopoly over video conferencing a result of the Microsoft acquisition of Skype. The company’s Martin De Beer said, “For the sake...

ITEXPO East 2012 Miami Schedule

One of the most frequent question I get regarding TMC’s ITEXPO which takes place next week in Miami – is with all that is going on – how do you make a decision as to which parts of the show...

Altigen's iFusion: Fuses the Desk Phone & iPhone

The smartphone and tablet are taking the world by storm and this information isn’t lost on Altigen Communications the company who literally revolutionized the communications space in the nineties by merging the best of the PC and telephone into an...

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...

The Turnover Epidemic and the Toll it Takes

As I look out at the technology landscape I find it surprising that replacements of marketing personnel whether initiated by the company or people resigning seems to be near an all-time high. As I have stated before, the job of...

Got Big Telecom Data? You Need Infinity Ear from Empirix!

OK, this isn’t a real product name – yet but you could potentially help pick it – be sure to let the company know if you have a name for their new product line.I sat down with Tim Moynihan and...

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...

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...

Avaya SMB Event Features Cake Boss

Avaya Press and Analyst SMB Live Blog.At an Avaya Event here in New York City, the company is set to detail its plans to migrate Nortel users to Avaya's IP Office 7.0. According to Isabelle Guis (pictured) General Manager of...

Heading Back from CTIA Wireless 2011

I had a good week down in Orlando, FL at the CTIA show with many meetings. Some highlights included much debate about the AT&T acquisition on T-Mobile and the $3B break up fee associated with it. Then there were new...

-50F With Wind Chill. Escape to ITEXPO in Miami

You know I would never stoop to reminding you about the weather to persuade you to attend what I believe to the be the best tech and telecom conference in the world - OK, maybe I would.So I was driving...

tw telecom Sponsors ITEXPO in Miami

I just learned that managed networking solutions provider will be a gold sponsor of ITEXPO February 2-4 in the Miami Beach Convention Center. tw telecom’s national fiber network spans 27,000 route miles, and directly connects more than 11,000 commercial buildings....

Broadvox Reaches For the Cloud With Cypress Buy

20 things you need to know but didn’t have had time to ask SIP Trunking leader Broadvox just completed their acquisition of Cypress Communications resulting in a nationwide VoIP and MPLS-enabled network blending the benefits of traditional telecommunications with the...

How TMC is Working to Make ITEXPO Even Better

We have been very fortunate that TMC’s community of visitors online and the readers of our publications have chosen to make ITEXPO and its numerous related and collocated events the place you come to learn about the market and choose...
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