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David Byrd
Chief Marketing Officer for ANPI

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Invest in Yourself, Enjoy the Returns

In an industry where acronyms and obscure terms are prevalent and created every day, Unified Communications is just the latest in a long line of telecommunication solutions that VARs, agents and integrators need to adopt. Consequently, the requirement to recreate...

Branding, Brand Management and Winning

Yesterday during IT Expo, the first annual CMO Summit was held for about 100 marketing executives attending the show. The first speaker, (whose name was not on the invitation), spoke well but missed the mark for many of us. First,...

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...

Finally, the Complete Top Ten Criteria for Selecting an ITSP

Finally, the Complete Top Ten Criteria for Selecting an ITSP The first seven criteria covered in this week’s blog series for internet service provider selection were: Competitive Compensation Customizable Product Solutions Interoperability . . . Tools Support Customer Experience ...

Internet Marketing State of the Union (con't)

Before I begin, I need to note that Matthew Sharp has been nominated for Channel Manager of the year. Many of you know Sharpie and how well deserves the nomination and the win. Today is the last day to vote....

Lump Crab and Data

Lump Crab and Data The weekend began with some great apple smoked ribs, fettuccini with chicken and a creamy Dijon mustard sauce and finally Indian food (goat curry, lamb curry, vegetable curry, rice pilaf, and naan). Everything was very good....

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...

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,...

Gobble but don't be Gobbled

I hope you had a good Thanksgiving holiday. Obviously, it was an opportunity for me to cook. Thanksgiving Day was shared with my stepdaughter and grandkids so the meal was very traditional. As such, I was only responsible for the...

Sauerbraten and HIPPA Compliance

There are times when I first taste a thing and wonder where it has been all my life. I still remember my first taste of mayonnaise, brown mustard, a croissant, nachos and fish head curry. This weekend I added sauerbraten...

2010 Channel Partners was Well Received

Early comments from those attending the 2010 Channel Partners conference outside Washington DC have been very good. While Broadvox did not exhibit, we did sponsor an education session, "Hosted VoIP for VARs". Although, our primary sales of SIP trunks...

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...

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...

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...

Chili Crab, Pepper Crab, the Heat is On

Chili Crab, Pepper Crab, the Heat is On On Friday, I blogged that I would share with you one of my favorite recipes. Well, guess what. You are going to get two of them today. Although, my wife insists...

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...

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...

Honesty in Messaging Wins

As we work to motivate companies to purchase IP based products, I find that a number of us are creating new untested and perhaps weaker messages. The value proposition for IP communications is fairly straightforward. By transitioning to IP...

The IP Scene is Green

When I first began to study whether SIP Trunking was part of improving the ecosystem, I encountered a rather well written article stating that VoIP was not a green technology. I accepted this position until recently when I realized...

Adtran, Jawbone and the SIP Trunking Market

Adtran held an interesting partner event this week in Huntsville, Alabama. Broadvox was invited to attend as we are one of their SIP Trunking service providers. I went with relatively modest expectation and no specific agenda. Upon landing I...

Pan Roasted Chicken and a Little Reminder...

Last week was not fun. My laptop disk had a hard crash. Luckily, since I was traveling, I had backed everything up before leaving town. However, it meant that I needed to go into the office on Saturday to...

SWAG or WAG

Interoperability testing (IOT) is an underappreciated function in the field of SIP Trunking. Today, Broadvox has completed testing with over 35 OEMs and 8 major IADs, the most in the industry. However, every now and again we are caught...

Congratulations...Thank You Very Much!

I have done my best to avoid having using this blog for self-promotion. However, Broadvox won the BEST OF SHOW award for Best Service Provider Solution at the most recent IT Expo. While it may seem like a simple...

VoIP Security Begins at Home

The first part of this discussion was on simple things an IT Department should be doing to protect its IT infrastructure period. Today we will focus more on VoIP security actions a business should per perform. The first is...
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