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Monday was President’s Day and many, including ANPI, celebrated the holiday. And although, I was actually working, I decided to delay the blog since many of you would miss it. Therefore, this is the first blog of the week. For...

In the Year 2013 (Part III)

Continuing with my ten most important matters for 2013: 7.    4G Service Area Expansion – with the advent of 4G, mobility has finally reached the business professional. While the wireless carriers tend to be less than specific about how many...

Inspirational Leadership

Friday marked one year since Steve Jobs death and, not surprisingly, it provoke commentary and thought about the man, his leadership style and the future of Apple. Initially, I was not going to blog about Steve because I considered that...

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...

Over Promise and Under Deliver

Microsoft with the announcement of Surface continues to over promise and under deliver. The Surface tablet looks very promising but in reality it is another example of marketing FUD. Microsoft should be embarrassed at announcing a product without a delivery...

And the Answer is...

Best-of-Breed, End-to-end, single vendor architecture and everything scape; these are the terms of the past and future which are dangled in front of businesses and carriers as the nirvana for a myriad of situations. Yesterday, during Cisco Live, CEO John...

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...

How do You Wireless?

Earlier this week the astounding numbers regarding Apple’s iPhone and iPad sales created a surge in their market cap moving the stock from $560 per share to $610 in twenty four hours. Also, benefiting from the sales of these products...

Paradiddle, RIM Shot, Cymbal Crash, Done

It wasn’t going to be easy to get millions of CrackBerry users to eat their fruits and vegetables, but Apple has succeeded. Not only has the Apple iPhone successfully dominated RIM’s BlackBerry in the U.S., they are now winning on...

Hot, Hot, Hot

I was definitely inspired to cook this weekend. Friday, Gay, my wife asked for chicken fried steak which I made along with chicken fried chicken. Saturday, began with shrimp omelettes for breakfast with meatloaf for dinner. Given that my first...

Up, Up and Away

The Dow Jones Industrial average finally crossed 13,000 and held it earlier this week. That was significant because it has been four years since the Dow closed above 13,000. The last time the Dow reached 13,000 was in May of...

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...

Ten Wonderful More Days

This is my last blog of the year and rather than throw more statistics at you I decided to offer some end of year thoughts. I considered writing about the benefits of working from home, or the growth experienced by...

Forecasting Chicken, Steak and Fairness

Last week was an exploration of chicken. I purchased three chicken breasts and decided to create a different chicken dish for three consecutive nights (all three breasts were brined for 24 hours in water, salt and lemon juice, rinsed and...

Just Hurry Up and Die

During IT Expo this week in Austin, I participated in several panels and gave a couple of presentations. The subject areas were the usual suspects, hosted communications, SIP Trunking, Unified Communications, Communications as a Service, etc. But what really got...

The Invention of Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs changed the way we view computers and technology. Since his resignation I have heard him compared to Michelangelo, Edison and Ford. The accolades seem to increase in volume and intensity with each passing day. At first, I readily...

Brick and Mortar is Dead! Long Live Brick and Mortar!

In the late 90’s it was popular to refer to physical stores as “brick and mortar”. Furthermore, those companies that had physical presences were the future dinosaurs of our economy. The era of the Internet and IP communications was beginning...

Surprising Consumption

This weekend the Broadvox and Cypress management team met at our CEO’s home in Ohio for business discussions and dinner. Two of us were asked to cook for the 21 attendees. Frank Grillo, EVP Applications, Implementation and Support, and I...

RIP RIM

Once a darling of Wall Street, RIM has fallen from a market value of $83 billion to $15 billion in just a few years. Moreover, there is no end in sight to their market share loss. Even their hold on...

A Stormy Night Shows Me the Future

Certainly what Dallas went through last night doesn’t measure up to the situation in Joplin, Missouri. However, it was enough to turn a 10:00 PM arrival into a 1:45 AM arrival. In addition, the plane contained 45 or so 13...

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...

You say Tomato and I say Get the Heck Out of My Phone

I am often asked about my taste for fast food. Well Friday I did have fried chicken from Pollo Campero. Southern fried chicken will always be my favorite, but this Latin version is very good. I made an heirloom tomato...

A Revealing Bite of the Apple

Apple faces new scrutiny over the hidden application that stores information about where its phones go every day. Perhaps, I am the only one that gets it but Apple was not trying to track the user, rather some genius in...

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...

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...
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