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2017 Predictions From Rich Tehrani

Without further ado, here are my predictions for the new year!!! What do you think?    We will see major financial problems...

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The Most Important Marketing Automation Webinar of the Year

Many people know TMC as a company reporting on news. Many tech and communications companies leverage TMCnet and our various properties for...

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Foxconn Plays the Trump Presidency Brilliantly

Let’s start off with what will likely be taken poorly by U.S. workers… According to at least one company, you get paid...

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Scoring My 2016 Predictions

This is the time of year I typically grade myself on the predictions I made this time last year. NFV: I predicted that we’ll...

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Advice for Partners for 2017 [podcast]

Jeff Ponts of Datatel; Emmett Tydings of AB&T Telecom; and Chris Palermo of GCN joined the podcast this week to talk...

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$4B Wireless Repair Market Event Comes to ITEXPO

Almost 8,000 wireless repair businesses employ over 20,000 people and the market is growing. Yes, it’s a $4 billion dollar market! Apple’s next-gen phones...

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Ad Blockers vs Mobile Advertisers

In September, I wrote a blog on why mobile advertising is expected to grow based on Mary Meeker’s yearly Internet Trends report. Something to...

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What the Studies About UC Say

August 25, 2015

WOW! In a study of 1,000 businesses by Evolve IP, "71.5% were not very familiar with what "Unified Communications" actually is". You can scratch that off your SEO key word list right now.

The stat that "40 percent of participants are already using elements of a Unified Communications (UC) solution" is misleading because UC is a garbage term for many components of voice, video and comms.

On Content for Lead Gen

August 24, 2015

There is a new CMO Council study (along with affiliate, Content ROI Center) out called "Lead Flow That Helps You Grow" focused on demand generation strategy. The report takes a deep look into the struggle companies are having in producing quality lead flow that can advance sales performance. The study was conducted from North America-based research. It features perspectives from both qualitative interviews with marketing leaders at Informatica, Thermo Fisher Scientific, OpenText, CA Technologies and IBM, and key findings from a survey of marketing leaders across many industry sectors.

Vonage Picks Up Another One

August 20, 2015

Broadsoft is losing customers steadily. Vonage bought its third Broadsoft shop today with the announcement it is acquiring iCore for $92M. "The purchase price represents approximately 1.3 times estimated 2015 iCore revenues." [pr]

"iCore sells its solutions primarily through its large, direct field sales force, adding significant scale and a national footprint to Vonage's existing sales force.

A Cloud View from AVANT

August 19, 2015

Lessons from the AshleyMadison.com Hack

August 19, 2015

In case you live in a cage, a month ago a hacker group broke into Avid Life Media systems and commandeered all of their data. That's right - ALL.

ALM owns a couple of dating sites, most notably AshleyMadison.com which has the tag line: Life is short; have an affair. The hackers were mad that ALM is basically scamming its users.

Integra Expands With Fiber Buy

August 18, 2015

Integra is in the process of re-invention. Integra re-organized and revived the Electric Lightwave brand. CEO Kevin O'Hara was replaced by a board member and the HQ moved to Vancouver. But it looks like it will stick with its fiber first focus.

The VoIP/UC Round Up # 2920

August 16, 2015

MetTel's Gary Gluzman has a 2-part look at UC. He mentions Glip and Slack, which are taking off, but I think that much of the new app collective - WhatsApp, snapchat, even Slack - are just replacements for AOL chat - and honestly have not added much to the equation.

I recently explored how one client company used Slack. Everyone liked it; however, it didn't really work.

Fiber Play: NTELOS Bought by Shentel

August 13, 2015

It is all about fiber. Whether it is fiber-to-the-home or fiber lit buildings, the bankers love the word fiber. (I will refrain from jokes about constipated personalities here.)

CenturyLink keeps announcing fiber-to-the-home plans.

3 Things You Need to Grow

August 13, 2015

One Picture

August 11, 2015

"Organizations looking to capture the attention of their customers have become increasingly reliant on video, graphics and photography as part of the marketing arsenal," writes the CMO Council. Is it because we are more visual - or because the only thing we slow down for is a cat meme?

The CMO Council report, From Creativity to Content, is about the role of visual media in story-telling. A lot of the reason for visual media - (photos, video, illustrations, infographics and animated gifs - goes beyond "a picture is worth a thousand words". It has to do with Getting Attention.

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