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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...

Interop 2011 Day One Wrap Up

Day one of Interop has been great so far – I had video and written interviews with a number of companies such as Juniper Networks, Siemens, Brocade, ShoreTel, Navisite, Broadcom and Cisco. The videos will be posted soon – I...

Rich Tehrani and TMC at Interop 2011

I am here in Las Vegas getting ready for Interop 2011. I apologize for not being connected more - but I've been doing wall-to-wall video interviews all of last week as well as speaking at the Broadvox Partner Summit. Not...

Why Salesforce.com Purchased Radian6

The recent Salesforce.com Cloudforce 2011 conference in New York Word of mouth advertising has always been important to business but today, a small group of people who others trust could be responsible for making or breaking a product or company....

How Poor Branding and Positioning Have Led to Tech and Auto Failure

Lessons Learned From Microsoft, Cisco, Volkswagen, Mazda and Apple MistepsWhy do Cisco and Microsoft have trouble entering new consumer markets and why does Apple have challenges when trying to get into the enterprise server market? According to an article from...

Cable Broadband Speeds to Skyrocket

Just when you thought you needed optical technology to get super fast connections to the home - along comes DOCSIS 3.0 allowing a 1.6 Gbps downstream connection over three cable modems at a recent CableLabs Winter Conference. According to Multichannel...

How China is Unleashing a Sales Boom for Tech and Media

Shanghai at NightIn many parts of the world, rampant pirating of products takes its toll on businesses costing billions of dollars of lost sales and value. While countries like Iran violate rampantly with no signs of improvement, others are slowly...

Cisco Lowers Umi Price as Margins Become a Bigger Concern

Analysis of Cisco's strategy from consumer to enterprise, servers and switchesIts pretty simple really, if you are getting something which is pretty good and its free, you aren't likely to pay a lot for something better. I pointed out as...

Skype Pre-IPO Report Card

It was back in 2007 when my fellow bloggers and journalists told me that Skype was a dog, had no future, couldn’t make money and wasn’t going anywhere. I begged to differ – the way I saw it the company...

How Cloud Computing Could Destroy VARs

A typical VAR is used to frequently selling large ticket items which may not all have the largest margins but in volume can throw off a good amount of cash and profit. As a result, many resellers have developed a...

Cisco Says HTML5 Part of Wireless Future

At the latest 4GWE event collocated with ITEXPO, TMC's Juliana Kenny spoke with Dr. Cullen Jennings, Ph.D., Distinguished Engineer, Cisco to learn about the future of mobile including HTML5 and other technologies which will part of the wireless multimedia future.The...

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...

GENBAND Completes Cedar Point Acquisition

Analysts liken Charlie Vogt the CEO of GENBAND (pictured) to John Chambers and his presentation style and confidence shined through at the company’s recent Perspectives event which I live blogged. It was at this conference where I realized Charlie would...

Did Skype Just Kill Cisco's UMI Telepresence?

Let’s start with the positives. I like the Cisco Umi television ad campaign and the fact the company has kiosks in Malls across the country demonstrating the service is a great idea. However, a paid service which basically brings enhanced...

SIP and HTML5 Convergence: Are You Ready?

Carl Ford is the loveable guy in the IP communications space I used to compete with but we are now family. It is really a great partnership and his company, Crossfire Media has partnered with TMC on a number of...

MangoSpring MangoApps For Better Corporate Collaboration

Months back you may recall I covered Cisco Quad, a corporate social networking solution for truly massive companies. While many organizations use Microsoft SharePoint as a social solution, another option is to turn to MangSpring’s MangoApps, a solution which takes the...

Cisco Social Video Ad I Like

Last week I shared a video ad from Calabrio I thought was great and a as a result, Ross Daniels shared a Cisco ad which is quite good as well. For the decades as I have covered the communications and...

Cisco Umi Hits Your Mall

Cisco apparently believes one of the best ways to sell Umi virtual meetings via telepresence is in-person as evidenced by this new kiosk coming to a mall near you.According to Cisco, you can see Umi telepresence in malls in the...

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...
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