David Byrd : Byrd's Eye View
David Byrd
Chief Marketing Officer for ANPI

What's With the MSO Consolidation?

Charter was the first company to make a play for TWC. Now reports are in that Charter is chasing Bright House....

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Expect Security Funding Bubble to Pop in 3-5 Years

Security is one of the hottest areas in tech right now. Indeed, there is infinite possibility in this space because technology...

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SmartPhoneMan and His Interaction with Media Servers on St. Patrick's Day

Last week we made it about halfway through SmartPhoneMan’s day.  Let’s finish his day.  Right now, he’s in a rush to...

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Verizon Invites the Channel Once More

Jon Arnold wrote up a good review of Verizon's Broad Cloud offering (VCE). One glaring problem is that it targets in...

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Media Servers and St. Patrick's Day

Last week I wrote about the important role media servers play in the network.  Today is St. Patrick’s Day and let’s...

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What Can You Learn from Target?

I was reading a couple of articles about Target. The retailer has not been doing well lately, including closing all Canada...

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Media Servers Will Play an Increasingly Important Role for Telco Apps

Media servers play an important role in enabling many of the real-time communications applications many of us use every day.  When...

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By the Byte or the End of the Buffet

May 1, 2009

Wednesday I was running short on time and could not finish the description of the proposed changes to bandwidth utilization pricing. At its core, it is simply a way for the cable companies to increase prices for access to higher speed bandwidth. However, the result may be to push America even further down the list of countries that have broad bandwidth coverage and up the list for the price of our bandwidth.  Many others and I believe we need to approach the deployment of broadband with the same strategic intent as we did the interstate highway system. The country will benefit for years to come if deployment is pervasive and its use ubiquitous.

SIP Trunking is Fun!

April 29, 2009

Did I catch your attention? Do you agree? Well the cable companies and even Dallas's own Mark Cuban don't agree. Perhaps, I am overstating their position but the result of restricting the amount of data that is transmitted during a given period is an attack of VoIP/SIP Trunking.

Apples and Oranges (SIP Trunking)

April 27, 2009

Food was both good and bad this weekend. We finally dined out this weekend.  On a lark, we decided to try a new restaurant in the area. The restaurant was a remarkable sight. It was beautifully built with interesting artwork throughout.

SIP...It's the RAGE Part II or Who's Buying?

April 24, 2009

Always an interesting question. What we know is that no vertical market is superseding another in the adoption of VoIP/SIP.  Analysts in particular look for some type of vertical trend. They find it difficult to believe that a given industry is not more focused on the transition than another is. I find it rather simple to explain.

SIP is the RAGE

April 22, 2009

Over the weekend, I received an email from a VAR with the tag line "SIP is the RAGE".

Wow!

 Additionally, he had read my blog. (Sometimes as I type these up, I think the only people reading this are my immediate family and co-workers.

A Mouthful: Grilled Butterflied Chicken, CTO, CIO and FCC

April 20, 2009

Okay so the weekend was kind of a repeat of Easter, a little bit of rain and a little cool. Perhaps, then it was okay that I repeated my first dish of the year. My wife asked for Crab Cakes on Friday. Since, I blogged that dish some weeks ago, I looked it up and followed my own recipe.

Wash the FUD out of Your Mouth

April 17, 2009

So what dramatic thing did I do?

I looked at the audience and exclaimed, "Bull____!"

Okay, I was braver then and there were no children in the audience. But it worked.

FUD and TAG

April 15, 2009

Perhaps you are wondering what got me going on this whole FUD thing and IP Communications. I was recently on a panel at the Technology Assurance Group National Convention. This is an exceptional organizational consisting of 120+ major VARs and dealers. The purpose of the panel was to impress upon the group the urgency to begin understanding and selling SIP Trunking solutions.

Pork Rib Roast and FUD

April 13, 2009

It rained Easter so the day began a bit dreary. However, there was excitement in our house because the grandkids were coming over after church. It is always fun to see them but on holidays, we try to do something special. We began with an Easter egg hunt in the house (due to the rain).

Foundation of Achievement Part IV

April 10, 2009

On Tuesday, we had our quarterly sales meeting. It is always enjoyable to spend time together with the sales team. I speak to them on the phone every week but having face time and enjoying food together is very special. While this was our third such meeting, it was the first meeting in Cleveland.

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