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California Lawmakers Plunge Some Transactions into 3rd World

California has come up with a law that hurts the very people it says it is protecting by making it difficult to record call center transactions. Penal code 632 of California law says in-part: (a) Every person who, intentionally and...

IBM Investment Shows Marketing IS Eating Sales

Recently I wrote about the idea that marketing is eating sales, a direct quote from Barry O’Sullivan the new CEO of Altocloud. The concept is that marketing departments are gaining more power within organizations at the expense of sales departments....

IBM: Digital Darwinism May Kill You

In a candid IBM interview, Carl Ford of Crossfire Media spoke with Blair Reeves who said companies should spend less time on advertising and worrying about various channels and instead focus more on putting customers at the center of their...

That Sound You Heard Was The Hard Drive Market Crumbling

Flash memory has already made major inroads in data centers and on Macs and PCs – augmenting hard disks by prefetching and caching data. Flash memory is not perfect but it is getting better as error correction systems have...

IBM Mobility Keynote at ITEXPO

At ITEXPO, Michael Riegal of IBM discussed how mobile is transforming industries – and discusses case studies related to his company’s Smarter Planet Strategy. Watch the video and see how many people have 3, 4 and 5 devices with them...

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...

TMC San Jose Video Interviews 2012

A few weeks back, my team and I went to Silicon Valley, CA to interview a number of companies in the technology and communications space. Officially the event is called the TMC Roadshow/Executive Editorial Open House. The goal of the...

Houston, We Have Disruption

When many of us think of disruption we think small. The client-server model disrupted the mainframe and mini market. Small hard drives in RAID formation disrupted larger hard drives. Tablets and smartphones disrupted PCs, etc. The digital device disrupted camera...

V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai - Did He Invent E-Mail or Not?

I have to admit that I had never heard of V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai prior to meeting him recently in Boston just prior to the video interview below. But he and his PR firm told me he had invented e-mail –...

Jobs, Ritchie & Galvin Dead but not Forgotten

As TMC's Peter Bernstein says, the rule of threes seems to be in effect. First we lost Steve Jobs who transformed the music, movie, computer and mobile markets and next we lost C programming language and UNIX OS creator Dennis...

Electronic Health Records Only as Strong as Weakest Link

It is becoming commonplace to find that organizations of virtually all sizes are getting hacked and their data compromised. Sony and the CIA are just some of the latest we have heard of.Let's be clear, these are some very high-profile...

Avaya Touts People-First Model

This week at IAUG - the Avaya user group event in Las Vegas the company launched a new program called Ace Your Apps with the goal of making communications more people centric while allowing corporations to integrated their UC solutions...

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...

Adtran, IBM, Apple Blow Out Earnings

ITEXPO gold sponsor and TMC Global Online Community customer Adtran just announced blowout earnings – fourth quarter profit doubled and sales grew 33%. Net income was $35.96 million or $0.56 per share. Broadband growth was 75% over the previous year...

Skype, FCC, IBM and Tech News Before New Year's

While the week before Christmas and New Year’s is typically slow with regards to news, the huge blizzard which hit the northeast really started things off with a bang. A foot-and-a-half of snow hit the area around TMC headquarters in...

And Then it Hit Me, Open Always Wins

We know the history of the PC market - Apple had great products but a closed ecosystem and subsequently the PC - originally based on IBM components and design eventually won the war for the desktop.In the eighties, I made...

And Then it Hit Me, Open Always Wins

We know the history of the PC market - Apple had great products but a closed ecosystem and subsequently the PC - originally based on IBM components and design eventually won the war for the desktop.In the eighties, I made...

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...

Digg Layoffs Sad

I use Digg almost every day and find it to be a wonderful service that keeps me informed and helps me run my company more effectively. So I read with concern an article by Ed Silverstein on TMCnet which explains...

Facebook, Microsoft Kinect and Yahoo News of Note

Here are some stories worth reading on TMCnet today:Jaclyn Allard explains Microsoft has a $500M ad budget for Xbox Kinect and in my opinion this is one of the best new products I have seen in many years and creates...

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...

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...

Stay Ahead of The Ensuing Telecom Transformation

We are in the midst of a violent transformation of our communications networks which involves an immense amount of control being wrestled away from carriers and given to developers and end-users. Visit the iTunes App store or check out what...

HP Buys 3Com

HP is acquiring 3Com for $2.7 billion and there are a number of reasons for this move. First of all, it is obvious the tech market is hot and Cisco and other companies are optimistic about the future as evidenced...
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