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It's All about Mobility and Consumption

It’s not too soon to note that ANPI will be participating in the upcoming IT Expo and Cloud Partner conferences. They came to mind as I was reading about the state of PC shipments worldwide. According to an IDC forecast...

Cloud Computing is Beyond Trendy

The expansion of access to quality high speed broadband at improving prices confirms the direction for service delivery by application service providers. It is towards cloud computing and the plethora of “as a Service” platforms and solutions. I am not...

Wireless Broadband is Rising Quickly

It is often noted that Hosted Unified Communications must include mobility (FMC) and integrated mobile access (smartphones, laptops and tablets). Given the rise in wireless broadband investment, up more than 40% from 2009 to 2012, from $21 billion to $30...

The Broader Reach of Broadband

ANPI considers quality high speed broadband as critical to the growth of Unified Communications and more generally IP communications. A report released last week by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Economic Council describes...

Hyperlocal Advertising for Agents - Lesson 2

This is Malachi again, I’ve hijacked David Byrd’s blog one more time (for now) to continue discussing hyperlocal advertising for the channel community. On Tuesday, I briefly discussed how to claim your Google Listing and how to place your company...

Hyperlocal Advertising for Agents -- Lesson 1

Hello!  My name is Malachi Threadgill, Director of Internet Marketing at ANPI.  This week, I figured I would give David Byrd a break from blogging and give our partners some Internet marketing tips. The days of marketing in the yellow...

The Clouds are Building

It’s been an interesting week for hosted services given IBM’s purchase of SoftLayer for $2 billion and Salesforce’s $2.6 billion acquisition of ExactTarget. While there are few naysayers regarding the trend towards cloud computing and hosted services, it was the...

Indirect Channel Sales: Why?

Using an indirect channel or agents to sell product is the most common form of selling. Most major brands use indirect channels to sell their products. Think of companies like Coca-Cola, Panasonic, Sony, American Airlines and many others. By using...

Telecom Agent Priorities

It seems like every time a discussion regarding what is important to a telecom agent is conducted, the service providers begin with compensation plans. However, the agents tend to spend more time discussing support resources. The dilemma is in determining...

The Evolving SIP Trunk

It is important to note that SIP Trunks have evolved from just providing cheaper more reliable VoIP calling. Of course, there is nothing wrong with cheaper business quality phone service. However, our industry spends so much time reminding people about...

What is a SIP Trunk?

The answer to this question continues to evolve and is influenced by one’s understanding of either telecommunications or packet switching. I like to begin first with the definition of SIP or Session Initiation Protocol. The session is not just about...

ANPI Goes to Washington

Last week the NTCA The Rural Broadband Association had their annual Legislature and Policy meeting in Washington, D.C. For me it represented an opportunity to participate in a process that is cloaked in secrecy and looked upon with disdain. I...

Monetizing Hosted Solutions at IP Possibilities

This week I represented ANPI at IP Possibilities 2013 in Minneapolis. The event is produced by NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association that represents nearly 900 independent, community based telecommunications companies. IP Possibilities had nearly 500 attendees with 67 exhibitors....

Effective Email Marketing

Email marketing offers the highest return on investment (ROI) of any form of digital or interactive marketing tools. Currently, it is nearly 40:1 or for every dollar invested an average return is $40. Knowing email marketing has a high ROI...

Email, The Not Respected Marketing Behemoth

Earlier this week while preparing to discuss Digital Marketing with some prospects, I came upon an interesting article extolling the value of using email to market products. I was somewhat surprised to see a very solid return on investment (ROI)...

Telepresence and Video Conferencing, Growing?

When Cisco Systems purchased Tandberg, it signaled the beginning of a converged solution for video. One that combined video, voice and IP technologies into something that continued to move towards the promise of true video collaboration. Normally, this blog addresses...

SIP Edges Out T1

In what has always been forecasted to become a horse race, Infonetics announced that, according to their research, enterprise customers in 2015 will purchase more SIP Trunks than legacy T1 lines. Specifically, after receiving responses from 300 business with at...

Measuring Your Business' Growth Potential

This week while attending RICA/RTG Spring Forum for wireless service providers, I learned one new method for measuring customer satisfaction and potential success/growth of a company and a new word. The context was during a series of presentations addressing the...

FCC Moves on Call Completion

In a clear demonstration of the priority the FCC places on addressing rural call completion issues, Tuesday it was announced that Level 3 agreed to make a voluntary contribution of $975,000 after an investigation into its rural call completion practices....

Transforming Your Business with Hosted Communications

Tomorrow, three others and I are offering ideas for ILECs and service providers to engage in new business models during a morning session at COMPTEL. If you are attending, we are in Pinion 2 beginning at 10:15. During this session,...

Telecommuting is Innate to the IP Community

Two weeks ago the IP community was shocked to read that the new CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, announced the desire to eliminate remote or telecommuting workers. Her specific rational for this was “…communication and collaboration will be important, so...

ANPI and Channel Partners 2013

Normally, my blogs do not address ANPI specifically. However, last week was somewhat momentous. We announced the release of our retail SIP Trunking products and the establishment of our new group of channel managers. The ANPI SIP Trunk is available...

Understanding Five Nines or 99.999%

Five nines or 99.999% has always been an overused and not understood standard for discussing availability. At best the use of 99.999% is often inaccurate, misleading or not applicable but let’s be clear. A network, such as the ANPI private...

One out of 6831

Monday was President’s Day and many, including ANPI, celebrated the holiday. And although, I was actually working, I decided to delay the blog since many of you would miss it. Therefore, this is the first blog of the week. For...

All IP, All the Time, Oracle?

Yesterday, I did something I rarely do. I forgot to write the blog and for that I apologize. As ANPI approaches the launch of its first major new product for SMBs and enterprises, I got tied up in meetings and,...
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