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You can Still Win a Motorcycle and Car at ITEXPO East 2010

January 13, 2010

Today we sent out a confirmation and update regarding next week's ITEXPO and I wanted to make sure my readers were aware of many of the happenings at the show. One of the more interesting questions I get in passing is - "Rich, are you still giving away a car at the show?" The answer is yes, a Honda Element and also a Honda motorcycle.

Pictures and show details follow:



ITEXPO January 20-22, 2010 Miami Beach Convention Center

Collocated with 4G Wireless Evolution -- Digium/Asterisk World -- Smart Grid Summit -- M2M Evolution -- Cloud Communications Summit -- Virtualization Summit -- StartUp Camp Telephony -- SIP Tutorial

CONFIRMATION AND SCHEDULE UPDATE   Dear Rich,

Your registration for ITEXPO is confirmed.





Tehrani at Winter Olympics

January 13, 2010

Google's Energy Ambitions and Smart Grid Implications

January 12, 2010

As I research Google's move into energy, I become fascinated by the idea that Google's influence on our lives may just be beginning. Sure the Google Toilet (video) may not be a real product but analysis of Google's potential in the smart grid market, coupled with the company's Android operating system leads at least one analyst, Jon Arnold to see a bright future of collaboration between smart devices in the home and the electrical grid.

I am sure we can all imagine connectivity between thermostats and a variety of electronic devices in the home which work together to reduce energy consumption. With global arctic temperatures turning arctic -- you may not be convinced global warming is real.

Google Breaks Cardinal Supplier Rule

January 11, 2010

There is an unwritten rule that companies who compete with their customers are inviting trouble. When companies break this rule, generally their competition will use this information against them when there is a bid on the table. Over time, when you break this rule, it bites you in the rear.

Companies like Intel, who have a dominant position in the market, are generally able to bend or break these principles to some degree but for most others, you know where to draw the line.

Survey: Mobile Phones Much More Favorable than Social Networks

January 11, 2010

In a tough decade, what could people count on to make their lives better? Communications - yes communications. 50% percent of people surveyed by Pew viewed the last decade unfavorably and 27% viewed it positively.

Here are some of the reasons they may have positive thoughts about the last ten years:

ITEXPO West 2010: Google, Avaya, Nortel, SIP, VARs, M2M, Smart Grid, 4G and Startups

January 8, 2010

Here is an important message I wanted to share with my readers -- it was sent as an email and lives online if you need the link. C U Soon!!!

 

From Rich Tehrani, TMC's CEO and Conference Chairman

21st INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO East 2010



Most Tablets Will Fail

January 7, 2010

Hi all, here a small dose of reality. I know the world is tablet-crazy

and all and I hate to be the one breaking up the party but in reality those of us over 18, remember how tech works. Most of the tablets will die horribly. Perhaps content will interoperate between these larger than normal gadgets, making this a minor issue but it is very very unlikely that more than a handful of these devices will sell in volumes needed to be successful.

More on Avaya - Nortel Enterprise Event at ITEXPO

January 7, 2010

24 hours ago I excitedly shared the important news that Avaya will be at ITEXPO to discuss the acquisition of Nortel's enterprise assets. In one of the biggest communications deals in the market - two companies who were fierce competitors will be announcing their roadmap regarding how their merged product lines and staffs will look going forward.

Avaya will be at a special keynote lunch with analysts and yours truly who will speak with the company in a Q&A roundtable format in order to help the audience determine what the news means to them and how it will impact their business.

If you are a reseller, enterprise customer, SMB, partner and/or developer you cannot miss the event.

Asterisk Has Huge Presence at ITEXPO East 2010

January 7, 2010

A major area of communications growth is taking place in the open-source market and a tough economy only throws more fuel on an already raging open-source communications fire.

Asterisk is the major player in the space and the company behind Asterisk - Digium will be at ITEXPO with a collocated Digium Asterisk World January 20-22nd, 2010.

In order to help you plan for the event I wanted to share some important details. Hope to see you at the show.

Google, Apple set for Death Match

January 5, 2010

Like a Godzilla movie with award-winning special effects, this battle will open up new opportunities for players in the communications market deep into the decade.

Apple recently announced it has had over three billion applications downloaded on the iPhone and iPod Touch and has further purchased mobile advertising company Quattro Wireless for $300 bmillion. If you have followed Apple, you know this move is not surprising. Last November in fact I wrote about how Google is scaring Apple to death as evidenced by Apple filing a patent in the advertising space and reportedly bidding for Admob.

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