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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...

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...

Internet Job Creation

Generating a blog three times a week that delivers information to you that is useful in conducting your business and of interest to me can be difficult. However, sometimes, like today, I come up with a very useful topic only...

A Taxing Decision

Years ago, a mentor told me to do my own taxes as long as possible. In doing so, he explained I would have an understanding of tax policy that exceeded most people. This would allow for better tax and investment...

A Wide Opening

Some of you know that in addition to fulfilling my role as EVP Sales and Marketing for Broadvox, I also play the trumpet. Perhaps, the most life changing day for me was when I heard a song played by trumpeter...

Where No Man Has Gone Before

NASA announced this week that it was shutting down its last mainframe which generated a few memories. The first mainframe computer that I ever worked with was an IBM 360. Granted, I was not allowed to touch it, but after...

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...

A Not So Weighty Issue

First, I want to remind you that we have understood energy to have mass or weight for years. E=mc2 is the currently accepted truth of that. Professor John Kubiatowicz, a computer scientist at the University of California, Berkeley, noted that...

Youth, Money and Mobility

Yesterday, during lunch the subject of checks was raised and we discovered that one among us had never written a check. Not too surprising, he was also the youngest of the seven of us. In order to transact financially, he...

Sweet News

Obviously, given that it was Thanksgiving weekend, I did a fair amount of cooking, however, not on Thanksgiving Day. Since Gay and I were dining alone we agreed that fixing an enormous meal was just not worth it. Instead I...

The Perfect Choice

In reading the announcement of Virginia Rometty’s selection as CEO of IBM effective January 1, I was a little annoyed by the persistent mentioning of her sex. Yes, it is true that she will be in a minority among Fortune...

Think

IBM is celebrating its 100th year as a business and for that I congratulate them. Consequently, IBM is getting a bit more press and we can gain insight into how they accomplished such a feat. Last Sunday on CBS Sunday...

Technology Commodity Conversation

A few years ago Nick Carr in a Harvard Business Review article proposed that Information Technology was a commodity and no longer of strategic value to a business. In addition to a belief that IT was ubiquitous, available to all,...

Mashups Seem to be Working

Mashups Seem to be Working Okay so I didn’t cook a lot this weekend. Friday was a leftover fried chicken for my wife and leftover prime rib for me. They were accompanied by a Caesar salad. Saturday was salmon and...

Povitica, Latkes and IBM

Going into the weekend I had no idea as to what the recipe of the week would be. I didn’t have a hankering for anything and I hadn’t purchase anything that needed to be cooked. Friday, my wife made a...

SMBs and Unified Communications

With the pending merger of Cypress Communications and Broadvox, I am expanding by research efforts into understanding and implementing Unified Communications (UC) solutions. While Cypress has the stronger UC solution for enterprises, both Cypress and Broadvox with C3 IP...

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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