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3 Reasons Most VoIP Providers Will Fail

There are about 2000 Hosted VoIP providers in the US (if you include ILECs, CLECs, RLECs and cablecos). They can't all win in the business market for at least 3 reasons. I talk about Integration all of the time....

Oh, the Promise of UC

"Research released by MDS noted that 75% of IT and telecom decision-makers were actively seeking to move towards a UC infrastructure sometime in the imminent future."[source: CV] According to an Infoweek survey, "more companies are using Unified Communications than...

2000 Players Have Less Than 40% of Market

There are approximately 2000 Hosted VoIP providers in the US. According to market research from Edgewater, "The majority of SMBs have not yet migrated to IP Communications. While adoption rates are higher in larger organizations, as high as 36%,...

Sales is Transitioning, Are Salespeople?

Insurance companies had to learn how to sell in today's marketplace, too. (See GapingVoid here.) It is the age of the smarter conversation. Sales has to be about the business and its goals and outcomes. Otherwise sales cycles will...

Analysts' Views: Part 2

My buddy emailed me this morning about the "State of the UC Industry 2015: Experts Weigh In" piece. He asked why it was just about Cisco, Unify, ININ and Microsoft. It is interesting how no analyst report is all...

Phone Companies, Channel and Other News

Considering my client has been waiting 2 months to port DIDs from an AT&T PRI to Birch POTS lines, no kidding AT&T is not a Phone Company any more! Plus I have other clients that AT&T is calling to...

A Brief About ANPI

ANPI is a telecom company privately held by 140 RLECs (rural local exchange carriers also called IOCs, independent operating carriers). I spoke with Mike Cromwell, ANPI Chief Sales Officer, earlier this week to get the background on ANPI and...

Edgewater-Metaswitch UC Study

I was on the Edgewater webinar yesterday where John Macario was presenting the Edgewater Hosted PBX/UC study data. Edgewater surveyed 1250 businesses about PBX, HPBX and UC. The data was good. Metaswitch's Chris Carabello also presented. I found it...

Some Observations on UC&C

Just back from the Genband Perspectives15 show. Here are some observations I have around unified communications and collaboration (aka UC&C). We act like everyone is a Knowledge Worker. That is hardly the case. We act like every worker is...

Did You Make It?

IHS Infonetics' Hosted Unified Communications Scorecard came out. I have to wonder how they score this. I know from my own work that I only discuss and write about companies and products that I know about. (It is why...

Where is the VoIP Market is Going?

I have been working on this post for a while. I even asked a couple of people in the industry where they thought the Hosted PBX market was going. A few said that integration was going to be important...

4 Acquisitions Noted (+2)

I missed the announcement that BAE was acquiring SilverSky. SilverSky was a combination of Perimeter Internetworking and Silver Sky that was a major cyber security and network security firm used by a number of large service providers. BAE is...

The Latest Buzz(words) to Offer

The CLEC crowd is trying to move beyond the legacy services of network and minutes. Hard to do when customers still want to buy it. In much of the marketing, the services with the most buzz are: Unified Communications...

UC is Incompatible

In a Forbes article, "Mark Loney, the CEO of StarLeaf believes the biggest barrier to UC is overcoming the challenges of incompatible communications systems and applications." That explains why Fortune 250 sticks to a single vendor platform for UC&C....

UC Trends in Q1 2015

Just back from the CP Expo in Vegas, I am still catching up and digesting what is in store for 2014 in the Channel and it looks like the Hosted VoIP space. Most noise at the show was around...

Vonage Buys Simple Signal

Big news yesterday at the CP Expo was that Simple Signal got acquired by Vonage. The Big Cheese seemed thrilled. "The deal to buy privately held Simple Signal (and its 1,600 customers, not counting white-label partners) is for $25.25M...

News Tidbits Part 2916

Some different things happening in the VoIP industry. Let's take a look. Phonism has come out of beta with their VoIP end-point management system. 8x8 "announced it is offering an unprecedented Service Level Agreement (SLA) to qualified enterprise customers...

3 Reasons UC Deployments Fail

Just getting ink on a Unified Communications deal is just the beginning. So many deployments go wrong or worse the company doesn't leverage the value of the platform enough to justify the purchase. The users aren't using it! One...

3 Reasons UC Deployments Fail

Just getting ink on a Unified Communications deal is just the beginning. So many deployments go wrong or worse the company doesn't leverage the value of the platform enough to justify the purchase. The users aren't using it! One...

6 Companies to Watch in 2015

Here are 6 companies that will be interesting to watch in 2015. In light of the consolidation - and pending mergers - there will still be some interesting moves in telecom. First up is Sangoma. Why? Because Sangoma has...

Study Data Doesn't Mean Much Sometimes

"Two technologies, namely mobility and Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C), are significantly transforming the work patterns in organizations, " writes ReportBuyer. The release goes on to talk about mobile converging with UC&C and BYOD to create mobile UC&C plus...

More Money

In its series D round, Thinking Phones (formerly Thinking Phone Networks) raised a whopping $56.7 million in venture money to bring the total to $89 Million. (I think that is a record for VoIP, not counting IPO.) I tried...

UCaaS Leaders?

One more research company put out its market leader report on UCaaS (unified communications as a service or as I call it Hosted PBX or Hosted UC or just UC). New Q3 data from Synergy Research Group show that...

VoIP Velocity, But Tie Your Shoelaces First

The numbers that ANPI collected from Gartner about VoIP and UC point to market velocity for VoIP. By the end of 2015, "60% of all North American enterprises will move at least 30% of their voice communication to the...

Dali, Picasso and UC

Last month, the Salvador Dali Museum finished up its Andy Warhol tour. Warhol and Dali knew each other. They both also knew - and were influenced by - Pablo Picasso. (For example, Head After Picasso (1985) by Andy Warhol.)...
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