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David Byrd
Chief Marketing Officer for ANPI

SMB tag

Drill down on SMB search:

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Knowing a SMB when You See One

Last week I heard a comment regarding the size of a small business being around ten employees. That is not a definition either I use or any credible source. However, it pointed out a need to define what we...

There Can Be Only One

At first I thought cooking this weekend would be light. We ate out Friday and I was looking forward to having lunch at one of my favorite restaurants on Saturday. However, that all changed when I decided to make Pretzel...

Come One and All

Next week IT Expo opens in Austin. Along with many others Broadvox and Cypress Communications will be exhibiting and speaking. We are fairly active during this conference supporting the show and several of the collocated events such as Ingate's SIP...

Two OEMs, Two OSs

3CX and Digium are two of Broadvox’s largest IP PBX platforms in terms of SIP Trunking market share. I am always hesitant to mention specific IP PBX OEMs for fear of alienating another of our OEM partners. That said please...

A Taste of Crabs and a Touch of Security

As promised, I grilled this weekend. Although, the meals were not what you would think of as grilled affairs. Saturday, I brined and then pounded thin some pork chops to create “elephant ears”. The bone is left in place making...

How much do You Pay?

IP Communications utilizes the skills of traditional telecom and information technology (IT). However, most of us with the telecom backgrounds have conceded that the bulk of the work and authority lies with the IT department. As such, it is important...

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...

Advertised, Expectations and Actual

We were busy this weekend so food was rather pedestrian, pizza for both Friday and Saturday. I did prepare a nice spring salad for each meal. However, I prepared one dish that was outstanding, Seared Ahi Tuna and Mexican...

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...

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...

Must It Always be Premise PBX Versus Hosted Service?

With the recent Broadvox announcement of a virtual PBX offering, GO!Hosted, I have been contacted by a number of VARs and OEMs asking for clarification of our product strategy. I find this interesting because, Broadvox has always supported both...

SIP Trunking and VoiceCon

The three-hour SIP Trunking session at VoiceCon drew over three hundred participants. That is SIPnormous. It demonstrates the growing interest in SIP by enterprises as they begin to supplement their intranet VoIP implementations with extranet SIP. While Broadvox was...

Pity the Fool

When I was with Ericsson, I had the opportunity to travel several times to Sweden. In addition to enjoying the museums, waterways and people, there was the food. One day I was invited to a chef's home for dinner...

Bloggers Block...

I have been writing this blog for over a year and have always found something interesting to share with you. Today does not seem to be one of those days. There is general news to be sure. Genband's acquisition...

Pearing Up can be Good

It was a bit chilly, this weekend and I thought a chicken potpie would hit the spot. I also noted that I have not given you my chicken potpie recipe. It seemed like a good idea. I took a...

Searching for IP Services - Part II

I had hoped to have similar reviews of the SIP Trunking offerings between AT&T and Verizon. However, it is not possible without a phone call to Verizon. I didn't have time to do that so I'll go with what...

Looking for IP Services

Clearly, the focus of Broadvox and similar ITSPs is to promote SIP Trunking or SIP termination and origination. However, there is a larger and faster growing market in the business community for simple VoIP solutions. According to In-Stat, 41%...

The Broadvox VAR On-Boarding Process...

Proper on-boarding of a VAR is very important to their success as a reseller of our product offering. As stated before SIP is to new to assume that VARs understand the marketing, selling and installation of SIP Trunks. To...

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...

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...

VoIP/SIP Trunking Assessment Criteria...

I prepared this last year and discussed it with many VARs. Recently I was asked about it again. So today, I am reissuing the five VoIP/SIP Trunking Assessment Criteria.  Cost: The current economic environment creates an opportunity for SMBs...
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