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Belkin Buys Linksys from Cisco

In a continuation of Cisco exiting the consumer market, the networking giant has announced it has sold this division to competitor Belkin for an undisclosed amount. Belkin will continue to honor all valid warranties and will now own about...

Xirrus XR-520 AP For Smaller Areas

Xirrus is known for large-scale WiFi systems and conferences and stadiums are a typical area where you will see the company’s products. It seems however there are times when Xirrus customers want to WiFi enable smaller areas. For this reason...

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...

Whoops: Cisco Sued by Customer over Slogan

Tomorrow Starts Here is a pretty catchy slogan – so catchy that it’s the reason Cisco is being sued by its customer East Carolina University. In 2003 ECU was so happy with Cisco they allowed the networking leader to use...

Who Should Buy Linksys and how does the Cloud fit in?

Cisco recently appointed Barclays to help it auction off Linksys – a move consistent with the company’s desire to exit low-margin consumer businesses as it looks to invest in high-margin areas like software and services. But as the saying goes,...

In Israel, Venture Capital Gets Disrupted

Israel is legendary as a tech powerhouse – the entire IP communications market owes its success to engineers from this middle-eastern country where compulsory army training has a side benefit of immersing the population in engineering specifically applicable to communications....

ITEXPO Austin 2012 Show Guide and More

ITEXPO is taking place next week with a record number of collocatedevents in areas such as cloud computing, video, SIP trunking, M2M, wireless and mobility, white spaces also known as Super WiFi, HTML5, MSP solutions, Latin America Communications, Tech patent protection, cloud computing and cloud communications. This is the most...

Protecode: Eliminating the Pitfalls of Software Development

Software development productivity has evolved tremendously over the decades as the cost of computing has plummeted rapidly while the cost of human capital has accelerated. Of course there are some anomalies in the “human capital” part of the curve as...

What the Auto Market can Teach us about Mobile

Have you ever heard from someone that they don’t like Starbucks coffee but they like the experience at the store so they go in, sit down and buy the coffee? It is quite a testament to the world’s largest coffee...

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...

The Most Comprehensive Interop 2012 Video Interviews

In case you missed Interop 2012 in Las Vegas and even if you were there – I have some really good news for you. TMC was there and we shot about seven hours of the most important and engaging interviews...

Microsoft Working on Skype Everywhere Initiative

The fact that Microsoft would want to integrate Skype everywhere shouldn't be too surprising, Office/Lync and Windows Phone are obvious areas and so is Xbox. That's why news of the company looking for engineers who can delve into the hybrid...

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...

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 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...

Latest Trends in Speech Technology, CRM, IVR, Collaboration and Cloud Computing

Speech analytics in greater demand At the recent SpeechTek 2011 conference in New York I gained some great insight into the state of speech technology. For example, Jeff Schlueter of Nexidia told me his company’s speech analytics solutions have been...

Apple Market Cap, Cisco Earnings Beat and Amazon Sidesteps Apple

I am up in Mass visiting some companies in the area and doing a presentation on the state of communications and tech markets - so while I am offline feel free to visit other parts of the TMC network to...

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...

Heading into NY for Cisco Quad Briefing

Last September I covered Cisco Quad and was impressed. Since then I haven't heard much about the product and am heading into New York right now to meet with the Cisco team to learn more.Update: There is news - it...

Top 20 VoIP Innovators

Tom Keating has a slideshow of the top 20 VoIP innovators of all time and if you want my thoughts check out the comment on his post. It is really well done and will take you back if you have...

Mitel to Come Out Swinging, Will They Connect?

This past January I wrote a piece which compared Mitel to ShoreTel titled Is ShoreTel filling the Nortel Void and since the post Mitel has been in a state of flux with a new CEO Rich McBee recently joining. When...

LinkedIn IPO Means More Public Tech Offerings

LinkedIn’s incredible IPO success tells us one thing – that many other tech companies are more confident than ever been about going public. Bet before we go there let’s take look at what happened. The company went public at $45...
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