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Unified Communications Murkiness

Everyone is talking about UC these days.  But what is it?  And why hasn’t everyone deployed it yet? First of all, UC...

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HPE Composable Infrastructure Turns Data Centers into a Mini-Google

Fans of search engine history likely know that Google benefited greatly due to the timing of its launch. Whereas Yahoo launched when...

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See a Top 10 Tech Speaker at IoT Evolution in July

The tech space is moving so incredibly quickly that you have to attend conferences, webinars and scour the news to be aware...

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SIP Trunks and Whaaaat???...Gateways...but not SBCs?

Back in March, I wrote a blog about the PSTN sunset. But in reality legacy technologies are still in use.  I know this since...

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Waiting on the Channel

Whether it is TPX CEO Richard Jalkut or other channel executives, providers are impatiently waiting on the channel to jump off...

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Solving the Data Analytics Skills Gap

Data analytics is doing absolutely amazing things for companies... Recently, Vodafone worked with a venture-backed company Celonis to improve efficiency. The results...

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Don't Judge the Microsoft Surface Pro by its Reviews

Disclosure: we use an iPad Pro and iPhone and a Microsoft Surface Book on a daily basis so you can see we...

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Credit Freezing

March 13, 2006

My article last week about the ability to "freeze" your credit with the credit agencies so no one can steal your identity has caused me to get a lot of mail. I'll reproduce one letter I have received already:

Tracey:  Read your article/letters re Credit Freeze.

Thought you might like to know:



Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America, increasing 600 percent since the year 2000.

Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter

March 10, 2006

Outbound Provider: Last Call

March 9, 2006

Illiterate Spammers

March 9, 2006

Walmart Blogs Itself

March 7, 2006

Getting More Call Center For Less

March 6, 2006

Credit Freezing

February 28, 2006

I'm trying to put a "freeze" on my credit, as I'm allowed to do in Connecticut as of January 1st, thanks to a bill signed by Governor Jodi Rell. "Trying" is the operative word. Not only is there NO INFORMATION WHATSOEVER on the Web sites of the three main credit agencies regarding how to effect the freeze, these companies are very busy actively discouraging people from doing so. Of course they don't want you to freeze your credit...they want you to buy their credit monitoring services. Am I the only one who thinks that putting the three credit agencies in charge of this is like expecting the cat to guard the tuna for someone else without eating it?

Quit Sabotaging Your Customers

February 27, 2006

Calling All Outbound Solutions

February 24, 2006

Press Zero Anytime

February 21, 2006

You may have noticed, via its humorous commercials involving a little Woody Allen-like guy attempting to get through to his credit card company and setting his kitchen on fire, that Citibank's CitiCard credit card division is offering a powerful new incentive to switch credit card companies: When you call the company, you can press "0" at any time during the IVR spiel and be connected to a live operator.

So what's a great differentiating point among credit cards? It really tells you what kind of world we live in when a company offers "being able to talk to a human whenever you want" as a superior selling point, and the rest of us fully agree. Many of us would be happy to pay a few extra points in interest rates if it guarantees us frustration-free calls to our credit card companies.

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