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David Byrd
Chief Marketing Officer for ANPI

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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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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