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Adtran Media Event: The Final Day

Today is the last day of the Adtran media event here in Huntsville. At the moment, a number of us from the industry media are listening to a panel of Adtran engineers as well as CTO Kevin Schneider. This panel...

Update From IMPACT NOW 2008 Orlando

I am still here at IMPACT NOW. The exhibit hall is open and doing quite well. This is a very successful event with a good deal of buzz in the exhibit hall (see photo). It is interesting to contrast...

Selling Communications in a Recession

Thoughts from Jon Arnold and a discussion regarding Nortel, Avaya and Cisco How do companies navigate a slower economy? Well, you first need to show strength to ensure your potential customers are not scared off. As Jon Arnold points...

Nortel Wall Street Event Kick off

I am here at the Nortel Wall Street event at the New York Stock Exchange. I had an uneventful trip into the city and am now on the sixth floor of the New York Stock Exchange building waiting for the...

Arista Networks Analysis

We know Cisco has a brand and reputation which companies will pay more for. They are a marketing machine in a market where most of the competition does not know how to market consistently. Even with such a solid reputation,...

LifeSize HD Conferencing Improves While Saving Customers Money

 There are few technologies which are a crucial part of helping companies not only save money but also become more productive and efficient. As technology and especially the internet and broadband IP communications continue to transform industries, conferencing and...

Some News Updates of the Week

I am traveling today so blogging activity may be lighter than usual. In the mean time, here are some stories which my be worth reading. I don't know about you, but it seems the news flow in the communications and...

What Cisco Was Doing During ITEXPO

Cisco had a booth at ITEXPO this past week but apparently another part of the company was busy making an acquisition in the communications space at the exact same time. The company just picked up Jabber -- a supercharged presence...

ITEXPO West 2008 News to Date

To keep up with some of the news from this week's ITEXPO here at the Los Angeles Convention Center, check out the following show dailies from the past three days. Tuesday, September 9thThursday, September 11thMonday, September 15thHere is a news...

ITEXPO West 2008 Show Daily #1

ITEXPO West 2008 attendance for the upcoming Los Angeles, California event to be held September 16-18 is looking great and I just can't wait for the show to start. We are brimming with enthusiasm about this year's event and it...

ITEXPO West 2008 Show Guide

I have been looking at the show directory for next week's Internet Telephony Conference & Expo and am very happy to report this event will be one of the best we have produced. When I saw the draft of the...

Brian Ross Joins Acredo Technologies

Hosted communications provider Acredo Technologies recently hired Mike Ross to bolster the company's sales. Acredo is headed up by Mike Ross a veteran of the communications space having worked for Dialogic, Rhetorex, Aculab and many others.Mike's son Brian worked with...

John Chambers on Visual Networking

I missed John Chambers on CNBC this morning. I wanted to hear what he had to say but unfortunately I was being interviewed about ITEXPO at the exact same time Chambers was on TV. Thankfully, Michael Dinan, a TMCnet editor...

Telepresence Comes to Schools

I got an email today with a link to an article in a Ridgefield, Connecticut newspaper discussing how telepresence is allowing a school to continue teaching a language which was thought to be cost prohibitive to learn. This is really...

Nortel Buys DiamondWare

For over six years I have been espousing the virtues of 3D, stereo voice conversations with articles  and ITEXPO demonstrations mostly focusing on DiamondWare and the company's patented 3D technology which allows you to have a conference calls with others...

Communications, Speech Markets Have Positive Outlook

Two days -- two shows, two cities and two trains which left at dawn. Wow... What a rush. What I picked up from the Channel Partners (Boston) and SpeechTek (New York) shows is  the communications market and the call...

Open Source Communications War

Behold the open source communications wars. In this corner weighing in at millions of downloads is Digium... A Huntsville, Alabama purveyor of all things Asterisk... From training to support to hardware, you name it.In the other corner with decades of...

Trixbox Certification

The open source world of communications is growing rapidly. Recently I discussed the Nortel acquisition of PingTel and what this means for our markets.Ironically the competition in open source was once between Digium and PingTel and when Asterisk became the...

Nortel Buys Pingtel

Years back -- in the mid-late nineties in fact I came across Pingtel, a company who saw the oncoming VoIP revolution (we called it IP telephony back then) and decided to place their bets on this burgeoning market by...

IP Fax Still Growing Thanks to Unified Communications (UC)and VoIP

Today I had the opportunity to sit in on a partner conference Sagem-Interstar put on in Montreal to help its partners and customers. The conference was attended by a number of resellers/integrators from around the world but the ones...

Is It Just in Time Communications or UC?

Years back I coined a term Just in Time Communications (JITC) to encompass the idea of removing latency from human communications. Art Rosenberg is credited with coining the term Unified Communications and he often writes on the matter. JITC did...

Buy a VAR/Interconnect in Los Angeles

I came across a VAR/Interconnect for sale in Southern California. Quite often, people come to me when looking to acquire companies so I thought I would let my readers know about this opportunity.The company is well-established and the management will...

On The CounterPath to Success

If you want to build a perfect business plan, sometimes it makes sense to look at what has been successful in other markets and apply the same techniques in another space. McDonalds showed the world that a restaurant could become...

Allied Security Trust -- Let The Patent Wars Begin

You may remember a while back I wrote about Vocaltec selling some of its patents to what appears to be a firm that will become a patent troll. This scenario is becoming more and more common... Companies are now launching...

Anda Networks News

You can never have too much performance or too much bandwidth it seems. Regardless of how fast our broadband connections get, we develop applications which need more. SaaS, Telepresence and other forms of video are just a few examples...
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