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Will Vobi Make Enterprise Social a Reality?

One of the biggest disappointments in the world of tech predictions has to be the enterprise social space. For years, the common wisdom in the market was that this segment would be booming… Millennials were supposed to infiltrate the workforce...

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...

Vonage buys Vocalocity: Better Late Than Never

For a good part of this past decade businesses have been moving rapidly to cloud-based communications… Especially small business. Bryan Martin, 8x8 CEO – his company is one of the leaders in the hosted VoIP space, told me in 2009...

DIDWW The Cloud Telephony DID Wholesale Enabler

Recently I had a chance to have an email exchange with Gideon Hack, White Label Product Manager at DIDWW. You may remember he was CTO at Sangoma – the open-source board and UC company. His new company DIDWW provides...

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...

Metaswitch Brings SBCs to the Cloud

Metaswitch is relatively new to the SBC game but they already have been thinking of ways of taking session border controllers and making them more flexible and scalable. To that end the company has put its Perimeta SBC in the...

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...

Alianza Lands Huge Clearwire Cloud Communications Deal

Fasten your seat-belts - this is getting interesting... cloud-communications provider Alianza just landed a four-year hosted software licensing agreement with Clearwire. Alianza's end-to-end voice platform combines all the back-office platform management, product management, and end-user support functions into a single...

Avaya's Top Communication Trends in 2012

Recently I had a chance to have an in-depth conversation with Avaya about the trends they see for 2012 in the communications space. In particular I spoke with George Humphrey a Director and Line of Business Owner at Avaya and...

TMC Covering Cloud, 4G and Open-Source This Week

Quite often at industry events I hear people say they can’t believe how many events TMC goes to each year and moreover,  they ask just how many conferences we cover each year. I haven’t done the math but it’s a...

ITEXPO: 8x8 Buys Contactual

Breaking news from ITEXPO West 2011 in Austin, Texas.Hosted communications, video and VoIP pioneer 8x8 has just purchased Contactual, formerly known as White Pajama. I have been visiting 8x8 for about 15 years and when you enter their HQ the...

Cloud Communications: That's gold, Jerry! Gold!

Seinfeld fans rejoice – I haven’t forgotten about you – and Kenny Bania is now forever immortalized in this blog. He came to mind and his expression “That's gold, Jerry! Gold!” seems so fitting when I get to talking about...

The Real Story on Grasshopper Phone Service

Earlier this month I wrote about a service from Grasshoper called Spreadable which was shut down by the company. Unlike most companies which shut down a division or brand, Grasshopper decided to write a four-part series on why they did...

Quad: The Death of E-mail and Cisco's Social Enterprise Ambitions

Quad moves to the cloud, has native Cius tablet support and offers better interoperability Last week I took a train into the city from TMC’s Connecticut HQ to spend time with the Cisco Quad collaboration team – using Cisco telepresence...

Voice Carrier Wants a Big Piece of the SMB VoIP Pie

The business VoIP market has a tremendous amount of growth potential based on a recent FCC report I highlighted last week. And perhaps the most exciting aspect of the market is there is no single leading player which comes to...

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...

Valentine's Day Special at TMC

You can save thousands at TMC on our upcoming expos in Austin, Texas focusing on information technology, communications, super WiFi, M2M, the channel, 4G, peering, cloud computing, cloud communications, business video and more. The details of this limited time $99...

Google and SayNow, What it Means To Telecom

The search leader made the acquisition in part to gain social network traction as well as to become entrenched as a communications API and service provider Many surmise that part of the reason Larry Page is taking over the CEO...

ITEXPO Hashtag is #ITEXPO, Receptions and More

Good evening readers,Just a note to let you know the hashtag for ITEXPO on Twitter will simply be #ITEXPO. You will see enhanced levels of twitter messaging at the show (Twitter stream at keynotes for example) allowing the ITEXPO and...

ITEXPO East 2011 Attendance Now Up 61%

Look, no one wants to be in a position where they under-deliver, least of all me but my expo team tells me the attendance numbers in aggregate for ITEXPO and the collocated events are now up 61% over last year...

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....

Cbeyond Cloud Goes Beyond Footprint

Upcoming ITEXPO East 2011 exhibitor Cbeyond has been traditionally limited by the footprint where it could provide broadband services as a CLEC/ISP but is now expanding its cloud services nationwide. With a range of services from dedicated to SQL servers,...

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...

Cbeyond M&A Happens Two at a Time

Peter Radizeski has been the intrepid M&A reporter as of late sand he says in a recent post he is having trouble keeping up with all the activity. Cbeyond for example today announced it has purchased companies MaximumASP and its...

BroadSoft BroadCloud a Smart Move

Moving from equipment to the cloud is very smart move and something I noticed many vendors at the recent ITEXPO in Los Angeles were focused on doing. Just as VARs and channel partner/MSPs have shifted from once selling hardware to...
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