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Business VoIP Faces Armageddon

Perhaps the hardest thing to do in this blog was keep the word “puppy” out of the title. An ambient video showing some cute puppies has caused quite a stir as its popularity is greater than that of ESPN Online....

Soaring with Turkeys and Eagles

Friday is nearly always a casual dining day and last Friday was no different. I made classic Reuben sandwiches for dinner using my homemade pastrami and corned beef. Loved it! Saturday we tried out a new Indian restaurant that opened...

More than Flowers

I was reviewing a slide show of CTIA noting an array of people, activities and panels, and came upon a photo of the NTT booth, a pedestal and a vase containing flowers. NTT was not at CTIA. Due to the...

The Voices of Unified Communications through Podcasting

It is very common as you walk through the various expositions and events in our industry to see interviews taking place either on the show floor or in some more private area. Generally, I will sit for an interview in...

Scrambling to Grow, Slowly and Thoughtfully

The past weekend was good for dining as well as cooking. Friday was casual with burgers and chicken fried steak. Saturday, I cooked corned beef and smoked pastrami. Sunday was a fried Cornish game hen and a Caesar salad. That...

From SNL to the Senate, the Honorable Al Franken

I was not one of those that felt Ronald Reagan did not have the stuff to be President of the United States. He was older than I and “Bed Time for Bonzo” was not on my must watch list. Even...

Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks

Consider that years ago attempting to market to SMBs was a very expensive proposition. The number of SMBs is in the millions and traditional mass marketing cost is in the hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars. With the advent...

Pause to Taste the Sauce

It was a short weekend given the need to travel to the Channel Partners show in Las Vegas on Sunday. Therefore the only cooking I did was a salmon egg Napoleon for breakfast on Saturday. I didn’t make it with...

Geo Targeted SEO for SIP Trunking

Previously, I discussed the value of geo-targeting using Google. In the last couple of weeks we have developed our first geo-targeted SEO campaign. As a result of the merger with Cypress Communications, Broadvox inherited over 600 buildings with shared tenant...

Gnocchi isn't New and neither is DDoS

Breaking the fast Friday night was both exciting and anticlimactic. I decided on having Pollo Asado using Cornish game hens rather than chicken. I marinated a Cornish Game hen in salt, adobe seasonings, Mexican oregano, achiote sauce, water, orange, pineapple,...

It's Getting Really Cloudy Out There

Enterprise Connect had one subject with many minds, Cloud Computing. Since it is necessary to say what you intend to do in the cloud, the simplest announcements state Unified Communications (UC), more complicated Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) and...

How Big is the Virtual PBX Market?

Yesterday while I was interviewing a candidate to join Broadvox, I was asked the simple question “How big is the market for C4 IP and GO!VBX?” What makes the answer interesting is to understand the target markets and underlying technologies...

Holding Fast

Going into the weekend I already knew the recipe of the week, which was a good thing, all things considered. After returning to Dallas late Thursday night I came down with the flu. Generally, speaking not much slows me down...

Connecting at Enterprise Connect

Next week during  Enterprise Connect, Frank Grillo, Executive Vice President of Implementation and Product Marketing, will represent Broadvox and Cypress in discussing if a multinational enterprise wanted to eliminate all or most of its premises-based communications equipment and deploy a...

IPv4 is Running on Empty

According to Latif Ladid, president of the IPv6 Forum the IPv4 addresses managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority were exhausted on February 3rd. There are no more IPv4 address blocks available for allocation. The sky is not falling, numbers...

Playing Chicken with Net Neutrality

What a weekend for food. On Friday, I made Philly cheese steak sandwiches with thinly sliced rib eye steak, onions, bell peppers and Swiss cheese. Saturday was a smash with Italian Chicken Cacciatore. I make it with chicken thighs for...

Excellence and Killing the Monkeys

To succeed in a competitive environment and difficult economy, it is important to hire and retain excellence. When a merger takes place, one inherits unknown talent and determining who has the characteristics needed to succeed takes time to assess. However,...

Together, For the Very first Time

Today begins our first national sales meeting as the combined Broadvox and Cypress Communications sales force. The usual format for this meeting is a deep dive pipeline review, company update, product education, OSS/BSS update and some type of sales exercise....

VAD and Waffles

I wasn’t sure of what to fix this weekend as I needed to smoke some salmon for next week’s national sales meeting. All of the Broadvox and Cypress Communications sales personnel will be in Dallas meeting each other for the...

Pins and Needles

The FCC voted to reform the Universal Service Fund and potentially eliminate the InterCarrier Compensation (ICC) system this week and much to my surprise there were no screams of protest. Perhaps, because the FCC, Congress and the carriers now that...

Interoperability and Lync

Prior to the rush to Microsoft Lync, Broadvox was intending to extend its interoperability to latest release of Office Communications Server (OCS). However, we have now agreed with Microsoft engineers to complete interoperability testing on Lync. Interestingly, Wikipedia refers to...

Super Bowl and Sinful Sunday

Although it didn’t feel like it, I cooked a lot this weekend. I was really up for it given that I spent the entire week traveling. Anyway, Friday consisted of pulled pork sliders done three ways: Carolina style with vinegar...

SNR Dreaming

As a result of the Broadvox and Cypress Communications merger, we decided it would be a good time to redesign our logo (most of you will miss the change) and redesign our business cards (much needed). As such, the new...

Zero, Six, 6940

It seems that even when IP communications gets a mentioned in the State of the Union address, it is only as a prop for some other thing. The 2011 State of the Union address had 6940 words, 6 mentions of...

Going Dutch

Sushi Friday night and French to celebrate our anniversary on Saturday left few options for an original recipe this weekend. Therefore, one of two dishes made on Sunday would have to succeed. The leading option was a meaty pasta entrée...
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