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Survivability

Last week, I missed posting my Friday blog. I was working on a response to a proposal for a large multi-national enterprise. It was different from most RFPs we receive, in that pricing and traffic were not the primary...

Cloud Nine is Thai Green Curry and No PBXs

I had my older grandson, Jake, for the weekend, so cooking took an interesting turn. Friday was burgers with Belgian fries. Since Jake loves sushi, Saturday, we took him to an Asian buffet for dinner called Tokyo One. Although,...

The 75 Coolest Service Providers

When I joined Broadvox three years ago, I was not familiar with the company. Although, I had an asterisk-based PBX in my home office, I was also unfamiliar with SIP Trunking. The challenge at the time of my hiring...

Combating the Seven Deadliest Attacks with an E-SBC

The seven deadliest attacks on Unified Communications do not need to be fatal. However, they do require multiple approaches. First, here is the list as developed by Dan York. If you want to see details, please visit the Wednesday...

Offal is not Awful and the Seven Deadliest Attacks

Last week was great for food. I was in Cleveland to train our new channel managers when I found I had an evening to myself. I went to Lola, owned by Michael Symon, an Iron Chef on the food...

CPNI

As the FCC has increased penalties for violating CPNI, service providers are improving their policies regarding the requirement. Customer information such as name, address and billing telephone number, is known as "Customer Proprietary Network information," or CPNI. Additionally, service...

SIP Trunking is Flourishing

Cost savings continues to lead as the reason for transitioning from TDM to SIP based facilities. The decision may be driven by the lower cost per voice path or the fact that SIP Trunks can be provisioned in units...

Crab, Pork and an Expanding SIP Market, Good Stuff

Going into the weekend, I had already decided on my recipe of the week, Crab Cakes. With that done, I could cook in a more relaxed fashion because my recipe was set. That is until I saw an episode...

The USF Needs Fixing but are these the Guys to do IT

Congressmen Rick Boucher (D-VA) Chairmen of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet, and Lee Terry (R-NE) have introduced a bill to address the outdated priorities, contribution participants and recipients of the Universal Service Fund. As expected, the...

Is the Sky Falling?

The latest research from Frost and Sullivan regarding the enterprise telephony market contains some expected data and one bit of surprising news. It is expected that during a recession sales of telephony equipment dropped. Frost and Sullivan estimate the...

Stuffed Calamari and iPhone Stuffing

Every weekend I face the same challenge, coming up with another original recipe. This weekend I thought I was not going to make. In the refrigerator were a porterhouse steak, lump crab, bacon, and deli ham. Crab cakes were...

Coffee Would Have Been Good

I always enjoy seeing the sales team but conducting an effective two-day sales meeting every quarter is very difficult and exhausting. It is very important not waste anyone's time with a boring and predictable meeting. It is also very...

Don't Clam UP about CCS

I was on the road most of last week and the food was mediocre at best. I was quite anxious to eat some of my own cooking this weekend. Friday was a chopped brisket with coleslaw sandwich. The brisket...

Protect Your Online Reputation

Reputation Management is the practice of monitoring and managing the opinions and information that that are posted about your company on the Internet.  It is a developing practice but vital for long-term success for online marketing. By utilizing available...

Plugging Social Media for SMBs

Social media has helped revolutionize the way people connect in unforeseeable ways.  10-15 years ago archaic chat boxes peppered AOL accounts as users began interacting with unknown counterparts in the online space.  Today, users utilize their phones, laptops, or...

SEM...Pay to Play; Is It Worth It?

Search Engine Marketing, unlike SEO, is a paid approach to search engine advertising.  Companies pay the major search engines for placement in the sponsored links sections typically on the top and right hand side of the search engine results...

SEO, SEM, Social Media sells IP

It has been at least a year since I discussed the need to expand your marketing efforts to include more on line elements. Most of the Broadvox VARs are SMBs and have few, if any, resources to expand their...

Simply a Grilled Cheese Sandwich and SIP

One of the simplest things to make is a grilled cheese sandwich. Yet, many of you wait until you go to a Mexican restaurant to have a quesadilla, a grilled cheese sandwich. The only difference is the use of...

The Third Way Moves Forward

Yesterday the FCC voted to issue a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) regarding the application of some elements of Title II of the Communications Act to ISPs. With the courts having determined that the FCC cannot apply net neutrality under...

BP and IP

As I sat this morning watching the live feed of the oil unleashed by British Petroleum (BP) in the Gulf of Mexico, I wondered about the role of IP communications in the event. Certainly, the reason that I can...

Interviewing for a Double Chocolate Ice Cream

I can't believe I missed two entries of blogs, especially when I had subjects to discussed. But first the weekend's food. My godson, Taylor, and goddaughter, Mackenzie, came to spend the week on Friday. The twins have been a...

All You Can Eat Fettuccine

I didn't cook a lot this weekend as we decided to eat light on Friday and tried out a new restaurant on Saturday. Therefore, I knew that Sunday's dish had to be spot on as it, by default, would...

Test My ISP

Earlier this week the FCC announced that four out of five Americans do not know the speed of their broadband at home. Additionally, 91 percent considered the speed of their broadband to be sufficient for their needs. This is...

The Telecommunications Bible

Earlier this week I was sent an article discussing activity in congress to revise the Communications Act or more formerly the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The writer referred to the act as the "telecommunications bible". I thought about that...

A Change is a Coming

The workhorse for digital communications beyond a private network has been the T1. The T1, which stands for Trunk Level 1, is a digital transmission link operating at 1.544 Mbps. For several decades, businesses have looked to T1s to...
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