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Ixia Shows Testing Not a Bad Place to be

The tech and communications markets have been generally stable and if anything a beacon of light in the turbulent waters of the general global economy. Specifically though the testing market is doing fairly well – if you are in the...

Broadvox Buys Cypress - Advice to Acquirers

TMC blogger, Peter Radizeski may have set two records in breaking news of two acquisitions in one day. If that isn't a record, certainly the fact that both acquiring companies start with the same five letters has to make it...

Leading Health CIO Joins ShoreTel During ITEXPO Keynote

My team has made a tremendous effort to bring more practitioners to ITEXPO to help our attendees learn from real-world experience of others. Our goal is to serve you better and we have had numerous requests to to add more...

How a Contrarian CEO Beat the Optical Bubble Burst

Advanced Fiber Systems or AFS was recently sold to Zayo Group and straight shooting CEO Dave Rusin just sent out the following letter about stepping down. As he mentions below - over 1,500 telecom companies went bankrupt this past decade...

Special Offer on Optical Education

Dear readers - check out this special offer on Lightwave ONE education collocated with ITEXPO and hosted by Lightwave Magazine:For a limited time, save 50% on a 3-day pass to Lightwave ONE (only $498) or purchase a 1-day pass for...

Genband Perspective 2010 Live Blog

CMO Mehmet Balos takes the stage and gives overview of the day - the goal is to better explain the company's goals and future. President and CEO Charlie Vogt takes stage 2/3 of marquee SPs in 80 countries use Genband....

Computer Makers: Get Cool or Get Dead

Earlier this decade the smartphone came on the scene to and in short order finished off the PDA. Now the tablet and the smartphone together are eroding the sales growth of notebooks. Recently in fact the CEO of Best Buy...

Cisco Webinar on Cloud Computing, Data center Efficiency and Virtualization

With virtualization, data centers and cloud computing being some of the hottest trends in tech right now this Cisco webinar on borderless networks caught my eye and seemed worth sharing.Some of the topics to be discussed include workforce productivity enhancements,...

Avaya to Announce Tablet Tomorrow?

I meet with Avaya execs tomorrow and the speculation is the meeting involves the launch of a tablet. I mentioned Cisco is already announcing new apps for their tablet and it isn't even out yet. The tablet race is certainly...

Cisco Quad Points to Communications Future

With Twitter and Facebook entrenching themselves as the defacto social destinations for consumers there is a more quiet race betwen enterprise technology companies to position themselves as the next information hub for collaboration in the corporate world. I recently spent...

Apple, Sony, Microsoft, Google and ITEXPO News September 1, 2010

It has been an extremely exciting week again for tech news and moreover for me personally as I got a chance to open up my Sony Dash and it is a very cool addition to my desktop as it allows...

Nokia, RIM, Skype, Cisco and ITEXPO News August 30, 2010

Tech once again has been an amazingly vibrant market in the last week of August when news is generally slow. A recent trend has to do withtechnology companies playing nice with global governments to make sure they aren't rejected or...

Technology and TMC Happenings August 26, 2010

SkyFire Comes to iPhone I was a huge fan of SkyFire on Windows Mobile as it approximated the iPhone Safari browser on a Windows Mobile device while also supporting Flash. Now it seems this browser is coming to the iPhone...

ITEXPO West 2010 Update August 24, 2010

I have lots of exciting news to report about ITEXPO West 2010 Oct 4-6 in Los Angeles - there will be a total of 12 collocated events at the show. Some of these include, 4GWE, Smart Grid, M2M, CVx, SPEC,...

US Visa Fees Surge: The Good and Bad

This past Friday, US President Obama signed into law a new bill which drastically raises the cost of hiring foreign workers using H-1B and L visas from $320 to $2,320 in situations where a company has more than 50% of...

San Jose Videos Beginning to Post

Our San Jose meetings are going great, over 90 of the tech industry's top innovators and movers and shakers will be meeting with my editorial team. The mood in the Valley is upbeat and we are still getting requests for...

Apple App Store the OPEC of the West

I try to always look out for my readers and as such I have been one of the harshest critics of closed app stores and how they could change the computing paradigm via censorship which is not good for users....

Interop 2010 Las Vegas Video Summary

We've got lots of great content from Interop 2010 Las Vegas which I am still getting questions about so I decided to post a summary of some of the articles which TMCnet has written as well as providing links to...

TelX and Cisco Ethernet Exchange and Bandwidth Predictions

New TMC video personality discusses the latest communications and technology news Please join me in welcoming Juliana Kenny to the TMC news room and to the TMC team where she will be writing, editing and producing videos. Here is her...

Google Buys GIPS - Here's Why

When it comes to enabling technology, Google's new mantra is its better to be needed than liked I first met the company called Global IP Sound around 2002 at TMC's ITEXPO and Pulvermedia's VON expos. What differentiated the company tome...

D-Link, Much More Than the $99 Router Guys

Let's face it, it's an exciting time to be in the consumer electronics and technology business as consumers and businesses are buying better and faster devices while simultaneously upgrading their bandwidth connections including routing and switching technology. One of the...

Cisco Sports Technology Wows Crowds

 Cisco is betting a huge amount on video via its telepresence investments as well as initiatives of Linksys and the recent Tandberg acquisition. But it doesn't end there. They are leveraging sports and specifically sports technology to drive more bits...

Volcanoes, Google Censorship, Facebook and More

While the world has been awash in news regarding volcanoes and the beginning of endless probes of Goldman Sachs I decided to spend some time putting together other news you should be aware of. After all, if you are watching...

Covad and MegaPath Announce Merger

Dan Foster, MegaPath chief sales and marketing officer, earlier this month told TMC's Paula Bernier that MegaPath would be "active" in M&A in the next six months. Obviously this wasn't a case of overhyping the truth as in a press...

Let Companies, not Government Create Jobs

Maybe it's because I am a techie or perhaps because I have seen how the post office, tax code and department of motor vehicles works - but I am fairly certain that an investment by Intel - in this case...
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