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Sun Sentinel ITEXPO Press

December 19, 2005

Here is some nice press for Internet Telephony Conference & Expo. I for one just cannot wait to get out of the cold New England weather for the first VoIP show of the year at ITEXPO next month. In case you aren't aware the show is now in the Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center. This is a pretty big center and the show continues to grow nicely.

We are especially proud of our keynoters... All of them.

Colorado is Freezing

December 7, 2005

OK, I seem to have chosen the coldest time of the year to come to Colorado. I have been here for a few days. When I arrived there were hurricane force winds of up to 95 miles per hour. A number of tractor trailers were flipped, I saw an SUV flip and I hear a bunch of small planes were flipped on their back.

The next day saw continual snow for at least 30 hours.

ITEXPO Gets More Press

December 2, 2005

Blackberry Up To Their Neck

November 30, 2005

Get a Free iPod Nano

November 29, 2005

I stopped in the Apple store yesterday and was amazed at how many iPod Nanos they are selling. For the record I was in the Westchester Mall located in White Plains, New York and was tasked with buying a nano as a gift. I stood in line of ten people who almost all purchased Nanos. The devices were stacked neatly under the counter at the checkout of the store.

I reached the counter and said I wanted a Nano. The cashier asked 2 gig or 4 gig.

Skype in the Enterprise

November 25, 2005

Two months ago, on September 26, 2005 I wrote an article titled VoIP Killed the PBX Star. This article received a tremendous amount of traffic and from what I am told was posted on quite a few PBX vendor intranets and became required reading at a number of communications companies. In the article I outlined various threats to PBX vendors and came up with ways to fight back.

One of the biggest threats I discussed was the establishment of enterprise Skype-like products. Coincidently, the day my article was posted, a company by the name of BlueNote Networks released what seems to be the first software designed to be like Skype for the enterprise.

Let's think about this for a moment.



CableLabs VoIP Peering RFI

November 22, 2005

I expect the entire cable industry to adopt VoIP peering soon. Take a look at this VoIP Peering RFI from CableLabs. I imagine that I could be right on with my prediction of 2006 being the year of VoIP peering. Still, I want to be a bit cautious as I am still waiting for the year of videoconferencing to finally arrive.

Getting back to VoIP peering, it is exciting to see the major players in the market like cable companies getting into the game. I am equally excited about the world’s next VoIP Peering Summit happening in conjunction with Internet Telephony Conference & Expo East in Ft. Lauderdale Florida, January 24-27, 2006.

TMC Gets Some Press

November 18, 2005

ITEXPO Exhibitor Survey

November 11, 2005

I am so grateful to all the Internet Telephony Conference & Expo Exhibitors that filled out surveys for our last show that took place just two weeks ago in LA. In just under 80 days we have our next show in Ft. Lauderdale Florida and we can’t be more excited.

I wanted to share the results of our latest exhibitor survey with you.
  • 75% of these exhibitors had exhibited at 3 or more shows in the past year
  • 100% percent of exhibitors said the exhibit hall traffic was equal to or better than anything they had seen in the past year!
  • 84% of exhibitors felt they got more leads at the Internet Telephony Conference and Expo than any other show they had exhibited at in the previous 12 months
  • 83% said that the target audience was exactly what they were looking for.
Thanks to all who made this show a success.

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