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David Byrd
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Internal Training, External Success

Monday I identified a number of terms that are common to IP Communications. I suppose it would be useful to note that you should check out the Broadvox training area on the web. While we have interesting information now,...

The Senate Hearings Have Begun

Monday I changed my position and now support tiered broadband pricing. There is enough existing or potential competition in urban areas to support this pricing model without dampening access to or the adoption rate of high-speed broadband. However, in...

Curry No Favors

It was another great weekend for food. My wife decided she wanted a shrimp curry and while that was a great idea, I like to have the flavor of several curries when eating Indian food. Therefore, I made three,...

Try It and Buy It...Not!

How did this concept begin? I'd really like to know so that I could figure out a way to kill it. In a similar vein of thought where we need to address the FUD (Fear Uncertainty and Doubt) associated...

Eddie, Phones and Automobiles?

Imagine my surprise yesterday to learn that Ed Whitacre, the former head of SBC, now AT&T, was named the new chairman of the Board for GM. It is rather astonishing that a person with no knowledge of the industry...

The Cream of the Crop

This weekend was great for food. It began on Friday with beer battered fish and chips. Since I had the oil hot, I also fried a half of a breast of turkey. I tend to do that verses frying...

The Nortel Effect?

At least two analysts are now predicting a drop in VoIP/SIP Trunking growth for enterprise customers.  This was not surprising as I reached the same conclusion some months ago. Using my limited cognitive abilities, I did not see how...

We are the Champions..We are Agnostic!

Most days this is less a blog and more an assessment or statement about the IP Community. Today, it is a blog or web log or what happened to me lately. Yesterday I received the following call: "Hi, is...

It's Greek to me

The weather in Dallas has finally entered a normal pattern. It is sunny, hot and dry. It is great weather for cooking outside. To that end, the last two weekends have been barbequing and grilling days. Over the Memorial...

Pricing Integrity and Discounting Part II

The prospect is requiring another round of discounts. This time it will affect your bottom line. You'll cover your cost but that's about it. You are concerned about your cash flow so you are seriously considering acquiescing to this...

Pricing Integrity and Discounting

In my short time at Broadvox, I have seen more requests for discounts than at any other business that I have worked. One reason is the number of orders we take in each day, the other is a lack...

The Value of a VAR

It seems that not enough love is given to VARs. I want to change that. Given our wholesale legacy, it was not obvious that we should sell SIP Trunking using an indirect channel. However, as we performed an analysis...

The Chicken or the Egg

I arrived yesterday at Interop to see walk the floors and determine if this show was ready for SIP Trunking. Eighteen months ago, we had a booth at Interop in New York City and the visibility and interest afforded...

Broadvox, More than Any Other Carrier...

Everyone wants to say he or she is the best at something. However, given the number of people and companies on the planet saying you are the best is very difficult. Consequently, when I joined Broadvox and was informed...

Can it Get Any Bigger?

Last quarter was mostly bad for earnings reported by Nortel, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson and others due principally to a slowdown in network equipment purchases.  A casual observer of our industry might surmise that not all was well and they would...

Oklahoma and Eurocentric: The Demise of the Landline

In my many weeks of writing this blog, I have received only one comment. That comment was they never expected to see Oklahoma and Eurocentric in the same sentence. Well you are going to see it again. That particular blog...

The Multi-Faceted IAD

IADs are most thought of when we need to attach a TDM PBX or Key System to a VoIP/SIP Service.  They range in price from a few hundred dollars to several thousand depending upon the connectivity required and desired...

Vidalia Onions, Summer and Edge Devices

The weather has been very unusual in Dallas this year. The rain has been unrelenting and we have yet to have a hot spell. This gets into the psyche of some people, not me, but some people. Anyway, my...

By the Byte or the End of the Buffet

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...

Apples and Oranges (SIP Trunking)

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...

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

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...

SIP is the RAGE

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...

Wash the FUD out of Your Mouth

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. Now I had their attention. I pressed home...

FUD and TAG

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...

Pork Rib Roast and FUD

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...
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