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A growing dependence upon the Cloud

It has been five years since the launch of Apple iTunes and the world of cloud services has benefited from it ever since. That is not to say that iTunes has been accepted by everyone, but as familiarity with cloud...

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...

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...

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....

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,...

In the Year 2013

Although it is common to look back on the previous year for highs and lows, I decided to look forward to the top 10 things to monitor in 2013. The order is not of any particular importance but the ten...

Where is that Cloud Going?

Earlier this week I discussed how client server computing could be viewed as Cloud 1.0 in the late 1980s and early 1990s. While knowing history is good, where is cloud computing is today? A study released in June by North...

Adopting a Changing Cloud

Over the last few years I have heard many definitions of cloud computing. Some increase an understanding of the technologies employed and others come across as naysayers, identifying cloud computing as an anachronism unfit for today’s needs. I find the...

It's in the Cloud

As I walked the floor of IT EXPO yesterday, it was almost overwhelming to see the number of cloud-based solutions. The applications, tools, partners and value propositions have become stronger. Alliances between competitors are forming to promote cloud-based solutions, APIs...

Time to Accept Mobility as the Way

Focusing on the iPhone success misses a larger point. It is not simply the success of Apple or even Samsung, who actually has the larger global market share for smartphones (33% vs. 17%), that is the major business story. The...

A Taxing Issue for Broadband and Channel Partners 2012

A Taxing Issue for Broadband and Channel Partners 2012 Earlier this week the FCC reversed itself and decided not to pursue taxing broadband to supplement the funding of the Universal Service Fund (USF). The USF is funded through taxes...

It's a Monday, Wednesday

A few of you may have noticed there was no blog on Monday and therefore no recipe. Let’s just say my Monday started off with a few unexpected turns and writing the blog was briefly interrupted. It was a great...

Conversation is Important

Channel Partners began this week in Las Vegas and Broadvox and many of our partner Program members are present. We find the conference educational and a chance for us to gather and discuss opportunities to improve and expand our businesses....

It's 2:00 A.M. in the Morning

With 311 million people in America, I wondered how many of them set their alarms to wake up at 2:00 a.m. to set their clocks forward an hour. I’d tell you the number but I could not find a study...

Hosting Services

Hosting services primary difference from cloud computing is that the hosted service provider is expected to provide servers for applications requested by the client or user. Therefore, a hosted environment can involve both the service provider and the client needing...

Cloud Computing, Hosted and Managed

Interestingly, I considered describing the differences between cloud computing, hosted and managed services as a somewhat unique for today’s and Friday’s blogs. However, there are several years worth of articles and blogs attempting to clarify these three offerings. Yet, my...

Cloud Privacy, An Unreasonable Expectation?

Cloud Privacy, An Unreasonable Expectation? This morning it was announced that Google and other companies bypassed the privacy settings of iPhone users and computers using Apple’s Safari browser. After the discovery, Google, who has been reprimanded both here and abroad...

Unified Communications Most Important Feature

The week was very busy for Broadvox and many of our partners. We were in Miami for the East Coast version of ITEXPO. The crowd was bigger, the sessions attended by larger audiences and the discussion points varied. But like...

An Imperfect Storm

An Imperfect Storm Last year after complaints by a European carrier that new services offered by Google were making it impossible to accurately predict traffic requirements which drive network expansion, I noted the need for Google and others to coordinate...

How do You Iron Chef?

This past weekend was very interesting as I did a home work assignment for one of my wife’s students. Gay teaches at a small college in Dallas that has a culinary school. One of the tests is to look at...

Punting can be Good

Wednesday when I used the word “punt” to describe the option of moving to a fully managed solution, I expected a few comments but surprisingly received very few. So, without being pushed I’ll explain why punting is a good thing....

To Purchase, Subscribe or Punt

I filled out a questionnaire last week that had as a question the supposition that PBXs were going the way of the dodo bird. Cloud computing and hosted communications are viewed as making hardware purchases extinct. I do not hold...

You are Running Out of Cans and String

Last week I read an email subject line regarding the top 10 reasons you should get a new phone system. I am certain the authors or sponsors of gave out some good information. However, I am also certain that they...

Virtualization Technology Adoption

It has long been accepted that SMBs have adopted virtualization technologies or cloud computing at a faster rate than enterprises. It is for that reason that most hosted communications companies focus on SMBs as their target customer base. A recent...

Slow, Steady and Fast

Crazy weekend for food, it was, even for me. I was on the road all of last week in Nashville for ILTA 2011 and Chicago for Channel Partners. In Nashville, I ordered hot fried chicken which is quite popular in...
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