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When Donuts Rule

Just over a year ago I joined ANPI as their CMO and one of the first things I noted was our domain name, “anpisolutions.com”. Why? A squatter had the domain and was waiting for a payday. We were fortunate that...

Hyperlocal Advertising for Agents - Lesson 2

This is Malachi again, I’ve hijacked David Byrd’s blog one more time (for now) to continue discussing hyperlocal advertising for the channel community. On Tuesday, I briefly discussed how to claim your Google Listing and how to place your company...

Hyperlocal Advertising for Agents -- Lesson 1

Hello!  My name is Malachi Threadgill, Director of Internet Marketing at ANPI.  This week, I figured I would give David Byrd a break from blogging and give our partners some Internet marketing tips. The days of marketing in the yellow...

Telepresence and Video Conferencing, Growing?

When Cisco Systems purchased Tandberg, it signaled the beginning of a converged solution for video. One that combined video, voice and IP technologies into something that continued to move towards the promise of true video collaboration. Normally, this blog addresses...

When the Bundle Talks Back

I may be fighting a losing battle in the defense of privacy. And I, also, recognize that knowing the habits of buyers is very important in determining what and when to market various products to improve the success of sales....

When the Bundle Talks Back

I may be fighting a losing battle in the defense of privacy. And I, also, recognize that knowing the habits of buyers is very important in determining what and when to market various products to improve the success of sales....

Social Media Best Practices for Small Businesses

With only 12% of SMBs believing that they are getting the most out of their use of social media, I thought it useful to present some best practices and alternative social websites during this blog. While this blog considers service...

Facing the Music

I have avoided writing about Facebook primarily because nearly everyone else is. For full disclosure, I do not have a Facebook page. However, I do manage such a page (http://www.facebook.com/Broadvox, after all I am a big social media proponent. And...

A Sea of Change

Not one to order surf n’ turf, I surprised myself when I recommended that for Friday dinner. Gay agreed and I grilled a lobster tail and porterhouse steak, both season with Greek inspired herbs and spices. A block party was...

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...

Smoking, Frying, Grilling and Spying

On Friday I mentioned that I was smoking 28 pounds of bacon, 17 pounds of cheese and 17 pounds of salmon. That’s a lot of smoking and since it was also Cinco de Mayo weekend and that meant indulging in...

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...

Classics Remain While One Disappears

It was a lovely weekend for cooking and doing things outside. However, I decided earlier in the week to make coq au vin. Provincial French cooking is always a pleasure and the results are just plain good. So, with a...

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...

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...

Scotch Eggs and FRAND for Breakfast

Scotch Eggs and FRAND for Breakfast I have been waiting for a neighborhood Irish bar to open for months. The place was suppose to open in September but was delayed until last week. I had perused the menu prior to...

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...

IP Reflections

In attempting to better understand the impact of the FCC rules change regarding InterCarrier Compensation (ICC) and Universal Service Funding (USF), I found myself lost in a sea of IP related missives. Ignoring the obviously flawed reasoning behind the rules...

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...

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...

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...

OMG, Crab Cakes and Bing

It was an interesting weekend for food beginning with Friday’s grilled lemon chicken breasts. Using my usual brine of salt and lemon juice (1 teaspoon each per cup of water) the breasts were incredibly juicy and flavorful. Saturday we decided...

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....

Internet Marketing State of the Union

The primary topics normally discussed on this blog involve IP telephony, the VAR community, Unified Communications, and of course my passion for food.  Occasionally, I like to spice it up and discuss marketing and more specifically, internet marketing.   The shifts...
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