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November 2012

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Who Do You Want to Be?

November 29, 2012

Yesterday I presented the Secrets of Running Your Agency as a TCA webinar. A major part of the session was the mindset of the agency owner and the agent. For small businesses (employee size wise), the business owner or agent determines the fate of the business. Sometimes, we forget that it is a business.

Microsoft Lync in my Opinion

November 28, 2012

Have you been hearing buzz about Microsoft Lync? Microsoft is spending millions on marketing it - and I hear that the Fortune 100 have deployed it but in limited roles.

My brother works for a Microsoft integrator who has 135K seats deployed. I'm not even sure what that means, because Lync isn't being used exclusively as a landline or PBX replacement.

News Items for Your Viewing Pleasure

November 26, 2012

I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving break. Thanks for reading my stuff! I appreciate it. A bunch of news items for your consumption.

Good Technologies sues AirWatch and MobileIron over patent and marketing infringements.

Telovations is Getting Acquired!

November 26, 2012

As the Hosted PBX space is finally gaining traction, carriers are buying instead of building. ShoreTel bought M5. Comcast long ago bought NGT. Even Broadsoft bought a service provider, Adaption Technologies.

What You Can Learn From Romney's Campaign

November 20, 2012

This isn't a political rant. I have been reading many of the summaries of why Romney lost his presidential bid. Channelnomics and ARS examined the IT spending of both campaigns and found that Romney bought from Best Buy's mindShift (an MSP). The one point they got wrong is that the Dems have two online systems for campaigning developed during Obama's first run for office.

All This Black Friday Talk

November 20, 2012

All this Black Friday talk is not going to help the retailers. The early Black Friday buzz and "leaks" are only signaling that retailers are hurting. These current actions by retailers are not going to help the bottom line. Pricing matching Amazon being just one of these actions.

Moves and Changes This Week

November 19, 2012

Cisco announced plans to acquire Meraki, a managed Wi-Fi company, for about $1.2B.

Broadsoft announced UC One and now Rich Communications Services (RCS) to be added to its BroadCloud SAAS platform. [UCStrategies]

After Softbank put $20B into Sprint, Sprint turns around and buys some US Cellular markets for $480M.

Promises Broken and Unenforced

November 18, 2012

When SBC went to buy BellSouth in 2006, then CEO Whiteacre assured Congress that the merger would be good for consumers and broadband. [HuffPro has a good story about it]

This has been the trouble with the FCC: the FCC has a poor record of merger conditions enforcement.

If this was the EPA, we would have pollution.

Play Bigger

November 14, 2012

AT&T's Big Investment

November 14, 2012

AT&T announced that it would spend $14 Billion dollars on wireless and wireline networks over the next three years. What a bunch of hoopla over not much. AT&T already spends between $7B and $9B annually on its wireless network. The rest will be used to hit 1 million businesses with fiber.

Being Choosy is Being Profitable

November 12, 2012

There was a lot of talk about Insurance in this political season. Insurance companies decide who they will cover. For example, in Florida, insurance companies decide who they will offer a home owners' policy. In Healthcare, the insurance company decides, not only who they will cover, but what they will cover.

More on the Microcorp and TDMobility Deal

November 6, 2012

Microcorp announced a deal with TDMobility (here and here). I have written about TDMobility before (most recently here and before), where I proposed that it would be a small leap for TDMobility to become a master agency. Instead, TDMobility teamed up with a master agent, Microcorp, instead.

Tech Data already has a direct relationship with XO.

An Agent's take on Level3

November 6, 2012

"Telecom is no stranger to change." Moreso today than ever, huh? Yesterday, Chris Palermo of GCN, a telecom brokerage firm, was on a panel with Level3 discussing the Global Crossing-Level3 integration at Microcorp's One-on-One event.

Palermo gave some advice to agents that they can't be complacent, that they need to Adapt to survive.

Palermo constantly asks "Where is the next thing going?"

Rule 1: Respect the Audience

November 6, 2012

I might be hyper-sensitive when it comes to sessions - or I have sat through too many at this point in my life. Or maybe both.

Rule 1 when presenting: Respect the Audience!

Respect their time, their Attention (which is a precious gift) and their Intelligence.

Microcorp Partners with TDMobility

November 5, 2012

14 Words on Cloud

November 2, 2012

I have been working on some cloud services projects, including go-to-market strategy. These 9 little slides are what you need to be thinking about when you are entering the cloud market. When I spoke with Sonian CTO Greg Arnette yesterday, one thing that he said that crystallized it for me was: like Netflix, Sonian built from the ground up to be a cloud company and wrote code to take advantage of cloud infrastructure like AWS. This is very different from sticking a box in a data center and calling it cloud.

The Spoken Word

November 1, 2012

I gave it a shot at podcasting some of the news tidbits. It's 5 minutes. Let me know what you think. Thanks!

Alpheus is going from wholesale to Enterprise.

Will Sandy Rain on Cloud Adoption?

November 1, 2012

Storm Sandy has flooded NYC and taken out power, which has resulted in quite a few data centers to have operational issues (i.e., stop working). The data centers experiencing outages include 75 Broad Street; 33 Whitehall (Cogent); 882 3rd Ave (nLayer, XO, Cogent, Verizon, Sidera and AT&T); 111 8th Ave (Voxel, Internap); and 121 Varick. [Paetec/Windstream are having outages but no idea what data center these use. Info about outages from slashdot, CNN and here.]

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