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Homeland Security and EU Remind us Companies are Not Cybersecure

In case the news of constant breaches isn't enough to inform you that most companies are not prepared for cyberattacks, recently, the...

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Fuze Touts Rapid Growth and Significant Samsung Partnership

Fuze is a global UCaaS provider – in business since 2006. Their average seat size is greater than 3,000 with 40% of...

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Infovista Ipanema SD-WAN Now With Nextgen Application Intelligence+ and Cloud-Native Orchestration

In an in-person interview, Ricardo Belmar, Sr. Dr. Global Enterprise Marketing, Infovista explained the company’s Ipanema SD-WAN has enhanced application intelligence as...

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CallMiner Makes AI-Fueled Speech Analytics a Reality

CallMiner allows organizations to extract intelligence from customer interactions,” said Scott Kendrick, VP of Marketing In an in-person interview. You may know...

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Omilia Conversational AI Expands into Cloud

Omilia is a software company focusing on customer service automation. They have an AI system commercially deployed at large scale. They handle...

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PCM Enhances Collaboration Portfolio

PCM is the 2.3 billion dollar a year organization you may not have heard of. They were once PC Mall – remember...

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Beware of New Zealand-Related Scams and Malware Campaigns

Please make note of this important warning from DHS: ---In the wake of the recent New Zealand mosque shooting, the Cybersecurity and...

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The Red Velvet Rope

May 2, 2017

Popular nightclubs have a red velvet rope next to the line outside. Outback Steakhouse did better when there was a line outside. Everyone wants to go to the popular place, the in place. Today, the VIP Room or VIP Experience are hot luxury items.

Beating the SD-WAN Drum

May 2, 2017

I was shocked that Cisco bought Viptela for >$600M. I thought Cisco would buy Velocloud. (Someone will soon.) With Viptela, Cisco keeps Verizon as a customer. It also gets partnerships with CA, SingTel, Westcon, EMC and zScaler.

Cloud, IOT and DC Tidbits (Part 2454)

April 28, 2017

Tidbits of surveys from the 451 Research and other studies.

Cloud

Cloud adoption remains strong, with 60% of respondents indicating either Initial Implementation (31%) or Broad Implementation (29%) of production applications. Just over a quarter of the respondents are either Running Trials/Pilot Projects (15%) or Discovery and Evaluation (12%).

LEOSAT Building MPLS Satellite Network

April 26, 2017

Ronald van der Breggen, Chief Commercial Officer at LEOSAT, agreed to an interview after WAN Summit NYC that we both attended.

RAD: What does LEOSAT do?

Ronald van der Breggen: LEOSAT is launching an MPLS network in space at 1440 km altitude. Once accessing this constellation of MPLS routers (mounted on satellites), we can carry traffic from anywhere to everywhere with lower latency than fiber and with capacities in the Gigabit range.

How Broken is Telecom? (This is a Rant)

April 26, 2017

It started as just 1 problem, but I ended up writing about 3 messes.

I try really hard to avoid cablecos. They don't like the Channel; they don't like wholesale. It seems that direct sales reps can get pricing much faster.

The State of the Master Agency with COLOTRAQ's CEO

April 26, 2017

What Makes Amazon Tick

April 21, 2017

CB Insights did a break down of Amazon. It's interesting that it looks like: "Amazon is doubling down on AWS and its AI assistant, Alexa. It's seeking to become the central provider for AI-as-a-service."

"AWS is the biggest area Amazon is scaling up with more than 5600 jobs, which translates to about 33% of all the open listings." Hey, kids, here's where future jobs lie!

Where's the Margin? (Part 1)

April 21, 2017

As much as I grumble often about the VoIP/UC providers and their lack of differentiation, SD-WAN is going to be just as bad. It is almost a commodity out of the gate.

Since most product markets are flat (think broadband, cellular, voice, TV), the race is on to take customers away. Without a better mouse trap, it is all about price.

Will Broadview Help Windstream?

April 17, 2017

In this CRN interview** with Austin Herrington, senior director of product management at Windstream, the strategy is laid out.

Was it just October that Windstream let its small business customers go? At that time didn't they tell the partner community that they only wanted deals $1250 and above? Didn't they cut commissions on Paetec customers?

Windstream Bites Again

April 14, 2017

Windstream just finished the paperwork on closing EarthLink. Now they are buying Broadview Networks in an all cash deal for $227M, of which $161M is to pay debt. [WIND gets $183M in NOLs though and 4.6x 2016 OIBDA, for you accounting geeks.] This will be WIND's 6th UC platform - Broadsoft, Metaswitch, Allworx, Avaya, Mitel. Broadview's OfficeSuiteUC is home built, just like Fuze, 8x8, RC, Broadvoice, Jive and many others.

The surprise was that Broadview only had 20K business customers, of which 7,300 utilize their cloud based services!

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