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Notification if in Bluetooth Range

A great idea was just shared here at the Avaya Tech on Tap Event at ITEXPO East 2012 in Miami. Imagine an app which notifies you if someone you met is within bluetooth range. This could be very helpful for...

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...

Altigen's iFusion: Fuses the Desk Phone & iPhone

The smartphone and tablet are taking the world by storm and this information isn’t lost on Altigen Communications the company who literally revolutionized the communications space in the nineties by merging the best of the PC and telephone into an...

Plantronics Headset Line Exudes UC Dominance

Recently I received a care package from Plantronics with a number of their headsets and other products and when I opened the box it served as a not so subtle reminder of just how dominant the company is. Back in...

Got Big Telecom Data? You Need Infinity Ear from Empirix!

OK, this isn’t a real product name – yet but you could potentially help pick it – be sure to let the company know if you have a name for their new product line.I sat down with Tim Moynihan and...

Are you using Lync or USING Lync?

Thought leader and noted UC analyst Blair Pleasant is skeptical that 70% of the Fortune 500 are implementing and using Lync. But Steve Ballmer tells us that 70% are on Lync. As we all know, there is a difference between...

Did Social Just Make UC Irrelevant?

If you are working with a phone system maker who isn’t innovating rapidly, beware - their days could be numbered. I hate to be sensational but you have to wonder, with real-time video & voice communications embedded into social networks...

Avaya's Support Strategy Emulates Successful Cancer Diagnostic Systems

It is an unusual occurrence for me to receive a call from any company to discuss their support. Generally the media gets all warm and fuzzy about tangible things like new product launches – scoops and items you can put...

Mitel Business Partner Conference 2011 Live Blog

A great primer on Mitel's new strategy can be found here.President and CEO Rich McBee kicks off the event. 1,000 people here - 50 exhibitors. In the past we have had competition between us - in the future "You won't...

-50F With Wind Chill. Escape to ITEXPO in Miami

You know I would never stoop to reminding you about the weather to persuade you to attend what I believe to the be the best tech and telecom conference in the world - OK, maybe I would.So I was driving...

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...

How TMC is Working to Make ITEXPO Even Better

We have been very fortunate that TMC’s community of visitors online and the readers of our publications have chosen to make ITEXPO and its numerous related and collocated events the place you come to learn about the market and choose...

Interactive Intelligence Announces Positive Preliminary Earnings

There are a few things I wish for regarding earnings in the tech space. I wish I had time to give my thoughts on every announcement I wish they were all as good as what Interactive Intelligence just accomplished In...

ITEXPO West 2010 Avaya Flare Keynote in LA

Phil Edholm from Avaya did an incredible job wowing the audience with Avaya's vision for the future of collaboration at the ITEXPO West 2010 Avaya Flare Keynote in Los Angeles. During the presentation social collaboration, business process and tablets came...

Avaya Flare Interface Detailed

AtITEXPO West 2010 in Los Angeles, Christian Von Reventlow discusses how the Avaya Flare interface was designed and what it's value is in the enterprise. Moreover he explains how business process and social media come together via this new interface...

ITEXPO West 2010 Avaya Reception: Reminder

Just a reminder, we will see you tonight: ITEXPO is finally here! Kick off ITEXPO with Avaya at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel Tonight! Below are the details for this event.Need to register? RSVP here. See you tonight!Below are the details...

SIP Trunking: 190 out of 200 Unprepared!

Photo of past SIP Trunking session at ITEXPOMany thousands of attendees have been part of the Ingate SIP trunking sessions at ITEXPO over the years and yet Joel Maloff of Maloff NetResults notes, even a year ago, “it was like...

Overview of ITEXPO West 2010 Events

Hi all, my marketing team was good enough to provide me with this comprehensive overview of ITEXPO and all the related events and content at the show which takes place Oct 4-6, 2010 - yes, next week. I hope this...

Metaswitch Forum 2010 Final Thoughts

I had a chance to eat breakfast this morning with Metaswitch CEO Kevin DeNuccio (pictured) and CTO Chris Mairs as well as some attendees and it was great to hear how much money is being spent by utilities to provide...

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...

Agent Market Dies, Gets Reborn at ITEXPO

In the mid-nineties as the CTI market stormed onto the scene a slew of new unified messaging companies came onto the scene looking to sell systems which integrated voicemail into corporate email repositories and later IP-based phone systems. The biggest...

Book ITEXPO Now to Save Hundreds

Today is the last day to save hundreds or thousands on registration We have been seeing an incredible stream of registrations for ITEXPO and related events and as is always the case, my team has done its absolute best to...

ShopVisible on Mobile Commerce

There has been and will continue to be a massive increase in mobile commerce as consumers are becoming more accustomed to shopping online and mobile devices are proliferating and providing bigger screens and better interfaces. Personally I have been amazed...

Plantronics Savi W430 Designed for Performance and Your Inner-Geek

 When advising entrepreneurs how best to explain their products to customers to minimize the barrier to adoption, I often say focus on the solutions your product or service provides. At the end of the day, we all have problems and...

Google and Microsoft Telecom Failures: Lessons Learned

Let's start this piece by saying it is meant to be constructive and that people who live in glass houses should never throw stones. Unlike many writers, I am also the CEO of a media company which means I get...
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