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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...

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....

Personal Computing versus Personal Computers

Personal Computers or PCs remain the primary workhorse for the business employee. However, the landscape is rapidly changing. While Apple MacBooks are making inroads as an alternative to Microsoft Windows, it is relatively speaking insignificant. Windows continues to dominate the...

Any Device, Really?

While it is clear that businesses are comfortable conceptually with Anywhere, Anytime and Anyway, Any Device or BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) presents a myriad of ongoing integration issues. First, Windows is still the primary operating system for businesses worldwide...

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...

Invest $87.99 and Get a 1279% Return over 12 months

A few months ago I read a comment regarding worker productivity improvement when given a second monitor. I must admit that I didn’t give it any real thought since I have utilized dual monitors for some time. However, in my...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Quantifying Unified Communications

A few months ago I mentioned a study by Microsoft that identified travel savings as the greatest benefit for evolving to Unified Communications. While I agreed with the most of the study, it was done from the view point of...

Interoperability and Lync

Prior to the rush to Microsoft Lync, Broadvox was intending to extend its interoperability to latest release of Office Communications Server (OCS). However, we have now agreed with Microsoft engineers to complete interoperability testing on Lync. Interestingly, Wikipedia refers to...

The Value of the VAR

It is not unusual for a VAR to ask our channel managers how to improve their sales of SIP. However, it is the wrong the question. The VAR should never lead with SIP. The Broadvox VAR Partner Program was established...

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...

Cloud Computing Applications and Impact

There are several oft-discussed cloud computing proponents in the market, AT&T, Google, Microsoft and IBM. I don't see the need to cover IBM as they have been in the outsourcing business for many years. Instead, I'd like to look...

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...

We are the Champions..We are Agnostic!

Most days this is less a blog and more an assessment or statement about the IP Community. Today, it is a blog or web log or what happened to me lately. Yesterday I received the following call: "Hi, is...
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