Hats off to TMC’s Tom Keating – in addition to his successful blogging and CTO duties at TMC he found time to program a more sophisticated email to blog script which supports categories and tags. The benefit for readers is that TMC bloggers will now be able to post more easily without needing to deal with cumbersome web forms. There may be many more short posts which based on the success of Twitter should make TMC blogs even more helpful for you.
How do we deal with SMS if POTS goes away? After all SS7 is needed for SMS propagation and if there is no intelligent network then how do short messages get sent? The SIP Forum’s Richard Shockey here at the “Going from POTs to PANs” session says he believes that wireless carriers don’t have a plan at the moment to deal with SMS in a post-SS7 world. And as he reminds us – SMS is a very profitable service.
So far at ITEXPO I’ve had conversations with seven companies and the verdict is that 2012 will be a stronger year than 2011 based upon speaking with cloud companies, analysts in video as well as companies focusing on communications in South America as well as Miami. Obviously this doesn’t take into account possible issues with the global economy like a military conflict with Iran, etc. It seems the reality is that customers are more confident in spending and making long-term commitments. All good news. I will keep you posted on others things I hear.
ITEXPO will start tomorrow – today I am in a session regarding the move from plain old telephone service or POTS to PANS – which may be the acronym for the new phone network which is IP communications based. Right now Carl Ford who spent his life in the world of legacy as well as new communications networks is giving an overview of the past as well as setting up the session for the move into the future.
ITEXPO hasn't officially started but all signs are that it will be very well attended as this Asterisk 123 session was overflowing and had to be moved to a larger room. This is my first email video to blog post in a while. If it is buggy I will update later.
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I heard the Asterisk 1-2-3 session, the first one of the day was standing room only will people waiting outside the door trying to get in. I went to check it out when I saw people filing out. What gives? I captured video and heard someone say that they were moving to a bigger room. I then headed to the new room and captured some photos.
Zultys introduced Zultys Mobile Communicator for iPhone and Blackberry users in MX Release 6.0.
One of the more exciting portions of ITEXPO is the collocated StartupCamp5 Comms Edition which is an event which brings together some of the hottest startups around and allows the audience to help pick the one which should get funding. Last year, there were investors in the audience who pledged funds on the spot!
Very exciting – this is where the next generation of innovators will be discovered.
In TMC’s never-ending quest to bring in the largest global community of tech and communications decision-makers from around the globe to ITEXPO we do virtually everything we can to ensure we reach the largest audience we can online and via our multiple print publications and social networks. But what you may not be aware of is we also spend money in newspapers such as the Miami Herald to ensure everyone in Miami is aware of the show.
And yes, people still read newspapers. I hope you like the ad – let me know if you have any comments on it or room for improvement thanks.
Oh and yes, the show is next week in Miami - see you there.
One of the most frequent question I get regarding TMC’s ITEXPO which takes place next week in Miami – is with all that is going on – how do you make a decision as to which parts of the show to attend. Truth be told I believe the event and its collocated conferences and educational sessions rivals just about any other tech show in terms of education.
Some of the hot topics to be discussed include not only general communications and technology but 4G wireless, mobility, Asterisk, open source, business video, the channel, cloud computing and communications, HTML5, Mobile Latin America communications, M2M, technology patents, the MSP market, Super WiFi/white spaces and much more.
The following is a list of important details you will need to help navigate ITEXPO East 2012 Miami.
Back to the discussion with Peter – my takeaway from the conversation (I feel he has a slightly different opinion which hopefully he will expound upon in the future) is that Moore’s Law and Metcalfe’s Law working together are accelerating innovation lubricating new business models.
While I digest the super-strong, mind-numbing Apple growth numbers which propelled the stock to a high of $460 per share after hours I have just set my out of office message for next week when I will be at ITEXPO. The message is below in case you want to use something similar. And for your convenience here is the first show daily from the event – which covers news from Sprint, AT&T, Whitespace Alliance, Panasonic, Accedian Networks, Cycle30, FaxSIPit, Phone.com and Polar Media.
Dear readers – thanks for registering for ITEXPO – our conference registration numbers show there is solid attendance already and the scope of attendees as always will be international with people coming from as far away as China. What I love about running conferences is the ability to experiment with the leading edge of technology to help attendees stay up to date on the latest happenings in hot spaces like super WiFi, UC, IP collaboration, mobility, 4G, M2M, etc.
On Wednesday, February 1, at 3:30 PM, Sprint’s Chief Sales Officer Paget Alves will help tie many of the themes at ITEXPO and related show as he discuss the power of ingenuity in the business-to-business space and its influence on wireless technologies – both current and future.
If you want to stay up to date on the latest in technology and communications including cloud computing, asterisk, the opportunity for channel partners, HTML5, the MSP space, startups, etc you should think about attending.