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David Byrd : Raven Call
David Byrd
David Byrd is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer for Raven Guru Marketing. Previously, he was the CMO and EVP of Sales for CloudRoute. Prior to CloudRoute, He was CMO at ANPI, CMO & EVP of Sales at Broadvox, VP of channels and Alliances for Telcordia and Director of eBusiness development with i2 Technologies.He has also held executive positions with Planet Hollywood Online, Hewlett-Packard, Tandem Computers, Sprint and Ericsson.
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I have been writing this blog for over a year and have always found something interesting to share with you. Today does not seem to be one of those days. There is general news to be sure. Genband's acquisition of Nortel's VoIP business is of interest. Sonus, having a better than expected quarter, is also newsworthy. Moreover, both of the companies are suppliers to Broadvox. However, the subjects do not seem engaging.

I also considered doing a review of Channel Partners in Las Vegas. After all, the event was well attended, had a very good showing of exhibitors and there were some interesting new products and announcements. The growing number of companies offering hosted solutions intrigued me.  I, also, found the new Panasonic KX-TGP550 SIP IP Wireless DECT Phones interesting enough to request a pair for our test labs. They may prove to be a very good fit for small businesses and remote offices.

Perhaps the most expected news of the day was AT&T interest in discontinuing the delivery of white pages to residences. Given the use of the internet for access to numbers and automatic storage of numbers with mobile technology, the White pages are going the way of the pay phone and dodo bird. AT&T stopped delivering the book unless asked to do so and less than 1% of effected readers called for a free copy.

I thought I had a note worthy subject when I read an article that stated SIP Trunking was an enterprise play. I could only wonder how the writer arrived at that conclusion. Small businesses are buying Sip Trunks at a very rapid rate. Most of the SIP Trunking sales made everyday are to a small business. Open source platforms and all-in-one products that support VoIP and SIP have made the transition to IP communication s for SMBs simple and very rewarding.

Finally, I have learned that if I don't get this written before 10:00 in the morning the number of interruptions grows exponentially. I will conclude by welcoming SoftSyl and Interact Incorporated to our continually growing list of OEM Partners. Welcome and Good Selling!

See you on Monday...

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