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The Rise (Again, and again, and again) of Edge Computing

Where computing power resides is like a sin wave.  Just ebbs and flows from being centralized to being on the edge.  When...

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WWIII: Fight Between BigTech AI, Regulators and Lawyers is Coming

The EU's GPDR or allows General Data Protection Regulation which goes into effect next year includes a right to an explanation of decisions...

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EU GPDR Devastating to AI

Very important guest blog post originally found on Techzone360.Last September, a U.K. House of Commons committee concluded that it is too soon to regulate...

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Where is the Money in Communications Platform as a Service

How can today's wholesale carriers, operators and service providers meet the needs of those hanging on to PSTN and such while at...

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Where your UC solution should be is not the same for every business

There are quite a few debates about where a business Unified Communication solution should physically be located.  Should it be customer premise...

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CafeX Sees Call Center Converging with CRM

CafeX EVP Sajeel Hussain sees a convergence between the CRM space and contact centers and he's in a great position to know...

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External Battery Power Bank for Microsoft Surface Book

If you are looking for a large, external battery which can power a Microsoft Surface Book, we have good news for...

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Richard Branson Loves Me

December 16, 2005

Talk about bizarre e-mail marketing. I just got the following e-mail from Virgin Atlantic, which I think I've flown once in my life. My comments have been bold.

Dear Tracey,

Has a phone call from Richard Branson been on your holiday wish list as long as you can remember? [No, never...not even that time I took all that cough medicine with codeine.] Whether you've been naughty or nice this year, your wish is about to be granted - he's waiting by the phone! [Why?

Assault On English

December 14, 2005

Video On News Web Sites

December 12, 2005

Regulation & Politicians

December 8, 2005

"Podcast" Officially A Word

December 7, 2005

Disaster? What Disaster

December 6, 2005

Knowlagent Shutting Down?

November 30, 2005

Corporate IT's Downfall?

November 30, 2005

A column by The Washington Post's Steven Pearlstein discusses the increasingly popularity of the idea that the large IT infrastructures maintained by most large companies today will become unnecessary. Just as in the early days of electricity, when companies generated their own power until an advisor to Thomas Edison pointed out that better economies of scale could be achieved by centralizing electricity generation, allowing companies to share it off a centralized grid (and thus giving birth to the first public electric utility company), some IT industry visionaries are endorsing this method for the future of corporate information technology.

By sharing centralized IT resources, companies could pay for only what they use and radically lower their administration budgets.

Find the column here:

Impatient Customers

November 29, 2005

Preliminary research from a Dimension Data report released today indicates that Americans are the most impatient customers in the world.

Contact centers in North America report that Americans are impatient – willing to wait an average of only 37 seconds for their calls to be answered. In Europe, the Middle East and Africa, customers are willing to wait 67 seconds before abandoning a call; and people in Asia-Pacific are the most patient, willing to hold on a full 72 seconds.

The 35-second difference between Americans and people in the Far East may not seem like much, but multiply that by a million calls, and you'll see that the difference is enough to completely change the modes of operation between U.S.

Walmart Versus America?

November 28, 2005

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