The End (and Beginning) of a Good Thing

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Jim Machi

The End (and Beginning) of a Good Thing


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After approximately 13 years and over 650 Tuesday morning blogs for Dialogic (and actually one last Thursday and this past Sunday), this is my last one (for Dialogic).  I was writing monthly articles for Internet Telephony for years prior to my blogging and then I switched to also writing blogs around that time and posting them on tmcnet.com.  Everyone told me to get to a consistent posting pattern to have the best chance of your blog getting more readers.  Of course writing about interesting topics might help.  This industry is always interesting, so that wasn’t too hard.  Actually getting into a groove was hard and it wasn’t the easiest thing to do in the beginning.  But once it became are part of what I was doing, it ended up not being that difficult.  I mostly wrote these on airplanes, so that means I had a lot of time 😊

During my blogging time, Pluto was demoted from being a planet, Giants won 2 Super Bowls (and as an added bonus thwarted Tom Brady from being a 7 time Super Bowl winner!) and just concluded a historically horrible embarrassing season and the Mets somehow magically mystically made it to a World Series.

So why is this my last blog?  Well, I will be moving with quite a few other employees from Dialogic to Sangoma.  Dialogic sold the CCD division (the voice board and gateway business) to Sangoma this morning and I will be moving with it. So that’s why this is my last blog as a Dialogic employee.  I will continue writing them as a Sangoma employee going forward once I get going there. 

I’m not going to reminisce too much about my time at Dialogic even though some people want me to.  I’m just not like that.  I will give one story though from even before the official beginning of my time at Dialogic.  I was hired during the very, very, very, very beginning of the VoIP era and in my interview at Dialogic I was asked to spell TCP/IP.  I was like “what”?  But the guy asked me to go to the board and write it down.  Coming from the UNIX industry, I got that slash and I got it to go the right way.  So that was that.  At the time, I didn’t know what an E1 or T1 was, but I knew that.  I will simply say I loved my job through all of the changes (and there were quite a few changes with all the M&A we did over the past 12 years!), it was never boring, I tried to do the best I could for the products, for the customers and for the employees, and I am grateful for the opportunity Dialogic and Intel afforded me.  It was an incredible run, but now it’s time to move on.  

Dialogic has a great future with it’s #1 software media server, it’s applications, it’s SBC and it’s integration of real time communications with smarthome, IoT and AI that you will be hearing about more in 2018. 

But I love what Sangoma is doing and where they are going and I look forward to the new beginning with Sangoma.

 



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