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David Byrd
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WebRTC and the Enterprise

I was reading an article titled, “How WebRTC can serve the Enterprise” but when I originally saw the headline I thought...

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Jeff Pulver, Andy Abramson, Craig Walker, Alon Cohen, Mike Tribolet, Andy Voss and Danny Windham at ITEXPO Next Week

Panel to celebrate 20 years of IP communications/VoIP and discuss its future. Next week at the 29th ITEXPO, I get the pleasure...

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Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes on Importance of Bringing Ultra-Broadband to Africa

By: Peter Bernstein, TMCnet Senior Editor

It may be almost cliché to say we live in a global economy, but many times when globalization is discussed the focus is on developed and emerging markets and not that often, if at all, on under-developed regions.  In fact, in the past few years until the recent drop in oil prices, much of the financial community’s and economic development interests has been focused on the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).  This leaves out not just most of South America, but the promising rest of Africa which contains a wealth of rare minerals and other natural resources waiting to be literally and figuratively mined.

However, for most of the African continent countries to move from under-developed status, along with toward political stability and having a educated citizenry, infrastructure needs to be in place which it currently is not. This means not just giving the populace access to clean water and energy, but in a digital world ubiquitous and affordable access to businesses and individuals to high-speed broadband communications is now not just a foundation but a pre-condition that is essential for moving ahead.  

In this regard it is enlightening, refreshing and significant that Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes recently wrote a corporate blog stressing the company’s interest in working with governments and commercial interests to help accelerate economic development across the continent.  This about not just about the Oscar winning movie of several years ago “Out of Africa”, but is also about around, into and across Africa. 

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ITEXPO will help Explain the Coming Cloud Upgrade

The cloud is changing how technology is bought, sold and used. The very economics of business have shifted as a result. When...

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WebRTC Expo San Jose 2014 Interviews

Are you interested in WebRTC but yet you missed the largest event in the space, WebRTC Expo a few months back in...

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The M&A Picks Up Steam

Well, that Hosted VoIP consolidation is slowly happening. Reinvigorated VoIP blogger, Garrett Smith, hints that Jive bought other HPBX companies (unnamed)...

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The Data Interconnections Waze and others need

Let me start by saying that there are exceptions to what I am about to discuss below but generally speaking, inter-app connectivity...

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Simple Steak and Simpler Software

August 31, 2009

There is nothing better than a great grilled steak during the summer months. Oh what the heck, there is nothing better than a great grilled steak any time of year. A great steak requires two things. A good cut of meat and good seasoning.

Peek-a-boo Julius Genachowski

August 28, 2009

IP Videophones are multiplying quickly in the marketplace and Broadvox labs. So far testing has been quick and satisfying. The phones all adhere to H.263 and H.264 video codec standards. This allows for any video device to any video device testing and communications.

IPv6 and the Passing of an Era

August 26, 2009

In the simplest of terms, IPv6 is intended to resolve the issue of the world running out of IP address in 2011. IPv4 is based upon a 32-bit address scheme whereas IPv6 uses 128 bits. The difference is dramatic. With IPv4, the Internet has a total IP address capacity of 4 billion unique addresses.

Researching Hatch Chiles and Next Generation IP Technology

August 24, 2009

I forgot I was traveling on Sunday so my choices for recipe of the weekend was limited to either Saturday breakfast (open-faced grilled cheese on jalapeƱo cheese bagel) or Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Hatch Chile Cream Sauce. The choice was a bit obvious. In any event, my favorite grocery store in Texas, Central Market, is having a Hatch Chile festival. They celebrate everything made with Hatch Chiles, bread, cheese, salsa, burgers, etc.

Now for a Word from Our Sponsor...

August 21, 2009

 

It is always interesting how things evolve. When I initially considered doing a blog, it was going to be ghost written by me and have the face of another Broadvox executive. Don't be surprised, the early columns written for another publication were done exactly like that. I thought engineering and product management titles carried more credibility than marketing or sales.

The State of IP (Part II) Q&A

August 19, 2009

Tehrani: In what ways is President Barack Obama helping or hindering the technology markets? What more can he do?

 

David Byrd: President Obama has only been in office six months and he has put in place what appear to be strong people as the chairman of the FCC, CIO and CTO.

Scallops and the State of IP

August 17, 2009

A busy weekend for food as usual with fried chicken on Saturday, omelets Sunday morning and Scallops with Cheese Sauce and pasta Sunday afternoon. While I have yet to share my fried chicken recipe or the omelet for that matter, the dish of the week was the scallops. A couple of years ago I was in Chile working with a distributor and had this amazing dish. It is very similar to Coquilles St. Jacques.

Up to 70% Savings...Case Study III

August 14, 2009

Wednesday's case study was a single location with a leased IP PBX and GO!Anywhere service. This case study is interesting as the customer already had an IP PBX, Cisco Call Manager, and VoIP infrastructure. This was a very similar environment to a question I got at IT Expo last year regarding the value of replacing traditional PSTN terminations with a completed VoIP infrastructure. Her incumbent carrier had informed the questioner that it would not be cost effective to replace their TDM service agreement with an IP service agreement.

Writing the Customer a Monthly Check (Case Study I)

August 12, 2009

A few months ago, I issued a blog that stated I would cover ROI and case studies developed by our VARs. We now have three very different case studies to share with our VARs, OEM partners and prospects. Generally, speaking we all understand and use case studies. However, it is worth noting that a case study is very different from a survey or market study. A survey focuses on what, who, where, how much, how many and how many more (the future trend).

The World Is Your Oyster

August 10, 2009

Oysters were the central food on Saturday. I made oyster po' boys accompanied with oyster soup. I knew the po' boy would be good but the soup was fantastic. It took me a little while to decide on the recipe but in the end it is very similar to a chowder but without potatoes.

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