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SpaceNet, Angel.com, HyperOffice, Parature and other Video Interviews

June 28, 2010

Last week I was in DC and met with a number of companies in the surrounding area which I wrote about in this entry. In an effort to keep you up to date on more of the interviews I have posted others below and hopefully they are useful to you.

SpaceNet is a managed network services company with roots in the satellite space. The two videos below show the breadth of the company's offerings (Apple users click here: SpaceNet overview, Coms on the move)



Angel.com, a division of Microstrategy talks about their company's cloud-based IVR and contact center solutions for the global 2,000 (Apple link)


HyperOffice boosts small business collaboration and productivity - carriers/channel welcome (Apple link)


Parature is a leader in customer service solutions and enables 20M customers and a Facebook page near you (Apple Link)


Bay Bridge Decision Technologies makes strategic planning software for contact centers with 350+ agents (Apple link)

SkyBitz was formed from a DARPA grant and focuses on low-powered asset tracking and has over 30% market share in the trucking space. Using GLS not GPS, the company adds proprietary technology to solve for location on servers.
















Leverage Social Influencers with Pursway

June 23, 2010

Human beings are extremely social creatures and the term social networking which we often tie to the electronic world of blogs, Facebook and Twitter is really just an extension of what humans did before the age of computers and interconnected devices. The difference between today's social interaction and those of the past is we can now measure and manage the process and leverage the interactions of the networks to help promote brands.

There is more of course as the efficiency of electronic communications means we don't need to use a telephone or pencil and paper to communicate and moreover people can reach entire groups with the minimal effort related to a simple tweet or status post.

People often turn to their friends and others they trust for opinions because they are hit with so much branding that they aren't sure which phone is best or which car has the softest ride.

The Need for Wireless Broadband Speed on Amtrak

June 23, 2010

Having been an early adopter of 2G, 1X, EVDO, 3G, etc I can tell you the speed of wireless access on the train between Washington DC and New York and back seems worse than at any point in recent memory. Here are some speed test results from AT&T Wireless and Verizon Wireless and you can see they are terrible. Actually they are much worse than the numbers here because of the frequent random delays. It is virtually impossible to work at such speeds and repeated tests show similar numbers and I have seen many speed tests freeze up.

This is the result of the Verizon Wireless speed test



The result of the tethered iPhone AT&T speed test




It is worth noting that the Verizon scores are based on the wireless modem in my Dell Latitude E6500 laptop while the AT&T score is based on a tethered iPhone.










Some TMC Newsroom Videos from DC

June 23, 2010

Vantrix CMO Gives Thoughts on Wireless Data Caps

June 22, 2010

I have mentioned before that even if you feel your data usage will never exceed 2GB, you are likely underestimating your broadband needs of the next few years. This is without a doubt the case as you start to stream video from your device on a more regular basis. If you look at the evolution of social sharing, it began with words, migrated to photos then videos and now streaming. Even though we are at the very very early moments of the live video streaming revolution, one of the companies in the market - Ustream already has a website ranking in the top 450 in the world according to Alexa (lower numbers are better and sites like Google, Yahoo, Facebook and Twitter occupy some of the top spots).

Looking for CXOs in DC/Maryland for Video Interviews

June 15, 2010

Attention readers - in our never-ending quest to keep TMC's growing audience up to date on the latest happenings in the market we will be in DC with our video crew next week interviewing companies in the Baltimore and Washington DC area. We are looking for CEOs, CMOs, and Presidents at companies which are in the tech and/or communications spaces. This includes 4G, satellite, cable, etc. Here is a sample of what the finished video will look like.

If you are interested, the exact dates are Tuesday, June 22nd and Wednesday, June 23rd and the location is the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD (directions).

Please contact Jaime Hernaez for consideration.



Interop 2010 Las Vegas Video Summary

June 14, 2010

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 the videos which were shot on location. These articles are all about the videos by the way - allowing you to read about videos you may not have a chance to view.

Articles:

Entuity  Motorola  Server Technology Highly Reliable Systems F5  Cisco  Clearhub  Infoblox  Corning Cable Systems DisplayLink  Tripwire  Brocade Talari Networks ShoreTel Metageek Spirent Elixir Technology  Polycom OPNET Technologies AMAX  FullCircle Wireless Crescendo Networks  VPI  Riverbed  SysAid  Force10 Networks The Planet D-Link  Xirrus  NetScout  Verne Global  Opswat ExtraHop Networks  Apposite Technologies Telcombrokers  Splice Communications  Netlist  Sonicwall  IXIA  Dynamic Network Services Edgecore Networks Napatech  Westcon Group Morphlabs Avaya  Palo Alto Networks IBM  Telesphere  Radvision  Anixter  Radvision  Spiceworks  Gale Technologies  ESET  Splunk Blue Coat Systems  Sennheiser  Voltaire  Viridity  Cradlepoint Diskeeper  IP Infusion Saba  Gigamon  Joulex  Paessler  Sagemcom  Internap  OpenText  Network Instruments Anue Systems Vidyo  Lancope  Vu Telepresence Aprius  Netronome 
Videos:

Day 1 - Tuesday     Entuity Kenneth Flapproth VP, Marketing Motorola Dr. Amit Sinha CTO, Wireless Lan Server Technology Calvin Nicholson Senior Director, Software Highly Reliable Systems Darren McBride CEO F5 John Matthews Vice President, IT & CIO Cisco Chris Kozup Sr. Manager, Mobility Solutions Clearhub Michelle Chan Managing Director Infoblox Gregory Ness VP, Corporate Marketing Corning Cable Systems Alan Ugolini Manager, Data Center Market Development DisplayLink Dennis Crespo EVP, Marketing & Business Dev't Mellanox Technologies John Monson VP, Marketing Tripwire Gene Kim CTO & Founder Brocade Jason Nolet VP of Application Delivery Products Talari Networks Andrew Gottlieb Founder & CEO ShoreTel Kevin Gavin VP, Marketing Metageek Ryan Woodings Chief Geek Spirent Tim Jefferson General Manager, Converged Core Solutions Elixir Technology lau Shih Hor   Polycom John Antanaitis VP, Product Marketing OPNET Technologies Alain Cohen President AMAX Shoulin Chua Business Development Manager FullCircle Wireless Shelton Basham CEO Crescendo Networks Opher Dubrovsky AVP, Product Marketing VPI  Patrick Botz VP of Marketing Riverbed Apurva Dave VP, Product Marketing SysAid Saar Bitner Director, Marketing and Sales Force10 Networks Kevin Wade Sr. Director of Product Marketing       Day 2 - Wednesday           The Planet Doug Erwin Chairman & CEO D-Link Daniel Kelley Sr. Director of Marketing Xirrus Dirk Gates CEO Netscout Steven Shalita VP, Marketing Verne Global Tata Cantrell CTO Opswat Benny Czarny CEO ExtraHop Networks Jesse Rothstein Founder & CEO Appostie Technologies DC Palter President Telcombrokers Nancy Ridge VP  Splice Communications Andy Coan President & CEO Netlist Christopher Lopes VP, Worldwide Sales Sonicwall Douglas Brockett VP & GM IXIA Atul Bhatnagar President & CEO Dynamic Network Services Chris Widner Customer Support Manager Edgecore Networks Iain Kenney Director of Product Marketing Napatech Erik Norup CMO Westcon Group Anthony Daley EVP, The Americas Morphlabs Winston Damarillo CEO Avaya Joel Hackney SVP & President, Avaya Gov't Solutions & Data Business Palo Alto Networks Howard Ting Director of Marketing IBM Dr. Kristof Kloeckner VP of Strategy & Technology, IBM Software Group Telesphere Clark Peterson CEO Radvision Amir Zmora VP, Marketing Spiceworks Jay Hallberg VP, Marketing & Co-Founder Gale Technologies Dean Hamilton SVP of Engineering and Product Management, CTO ESET Jeff Debrosse Sr. Research Director, North America Splunk Godfrey Sullivan President & CEO Blue Coat Systems Eric Tooley Technical Marketing Manager Sennheiser William Whearty VP, Sales - Retail Voltaire Asaf Somekh VP, Marketing       Day 3 - Thursday           Viridity Michael Tresh Director of Product Management Cradlepoint Don Bush Director, Marketing Diskeeper Colleen Toumayan VP of Public Relations IP Infusion Shane Rigby VP, Global Sales Saba Milland Pansare Sr. Director of Product Marketing Gigamon Kevin Jablonski VP, Marketing & Business Development Joulex Thomas Noonan President & CEO Paessler Kenneth Sansofsky GM, North America Sagemcom Dan Aronson North American Sales Manager Internap Amar Khan VP, Product Management Good Dimitri Volkmann VP, Enterprise Product Management OpenText Geoffrey Anderson Sr. Product Manager Network Instruments Steve Brown Product Manager Anue Systems John Delfeld VP of Marketing Vidyo Marty Hollander SVP, Marketing Lancope David Cocchiara CFO & Head of Corporate Development Vu Telepresence Akash Saraf CEO Aprius Craig Thompson VP, Product Marketing Netronome Daniel Proch Director, Product Management Anixter Andrew Jimenez VP of Technology








Phone.com and the Next Phase of VoIP

June 14, 2010

If you want to thank someone for lowering your phone bill, you have a few options - you can thank the founders of Skype and Vonage or go back to the nineties and thank the many people at VocalTec who invented and popularized VoIP before anyone else even thought of it. Much of the reason TMC decided to launch a magazine titled Internet Telephony back in 1997 was because we saw the transformational power of the IP telephony gateways and software which VocalTec produced.

VocalTec co-founder Alon Cohen is a personal hero for what he did by literally changing the way the world communicates. Moreover, I am often called by patent attorneys who are involved in patent cases regarding technology which Cohen invented many years earlier.

Where is Rich and Those CBx Videos?

June 8, 2010

I swear I haven't been playing hooky today and yesterday - I have in fact been meeting with lots of very innovative Canadian companies - most of which I met for the first time. Innovation as always is alive and well up here in Canada. It is also surprisingly cold at night this week (why I don't check weather forecasts every time I travel so I can remember to bring a jacket is beyond me) and the people here seem to love living in Canada. Moreover they say the quality of life and crime rate is low but the taxes are ridiculously high.

TMC Gets Written up in Norwalk Hour Newspaper

June 4, 2010

I am fortunate that I get to speak reporters about my company from time to time and whenever I do I always worry until the article comes out. Reporters are busy (speaking from experience) and they don't always get all the facts right. I always blame myself when this happens - after all if you communicate in a clear, concise manner with an organized, structured system of segueing between topics, it is much easier to follow.

Personally I have sat in briefings with charismatic tech leaders who spend 30 minutes talking and when I look at my notes, I wonder what the heck was said.

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