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UC Growth is Stagnant

The case for UC: "The communications requirements of most businesses now extend well beyond telephony. They embrace email, instant messaging, voicemail, video conferencing and 'presence'. Ideally every one is integrated with the others to create a suite of unified...

The M&A in the Clouds

Because so many companies are either flush with cash or have a heavy credit line, the acquisition activity has been robust. Fist up, a merger of two cloud security companies: Total Defense Acquires iSheriff. VMWare bought Desktone, a virtual...

How To Raise Prices

Yesterday there was an article in The Atlantic about a global wine shortage. Apparently, we have had smaller grape harvests in the last couple of years. When you consider that wine consumption is up (and so many new winemakers...

Will UC Work or Is It a Question of Money?

I see this often enough: UC firm nabs funding. In this case, Thinking Phone Networks got $10M in funding to bring the total to $31M. Thinking Phones has been around since 2006. Maybe UC just isn't going to work....

Vocalocity Acquired by Vonage

Rich Tehrani has a good analysis of Vonage finally getting in the B2B space by acquiring Vocalocity. Vonage is acquiring Vocalocity for "$130 million, including $105 million in cash and $25 million in Vonage common stock." It is interesting...

The Value of UC

Dan Caruso, CEO of Zayo, wrote a post about the profitability of bandwidth. I got to thinking about how it applied to VoIP, specifically UC, Hosted UC, UCaaS, Cloud Comms or whatever silly marketing hashtag we are using this...

It Had to Happen

Nirvanix has supposedly told its enterprise customers that in two weeks it will be closing down its cloud storage service. This had to happen. it probably happens more often than we notice. There are at least a thousand hosted...

More Than Just VoIP Now

The ITEXPO used to be the primary VoIP show. Today as we launch the pre-show, I notice that none of the press releases are about VoIP. Hardly any are even about UC (unified communications). There is a lot of noise...

Should Hosted UC Providers Offer Network?

Stage 2 just announced a Northeast build of an MPLS network. Telesphere has one too. West IP, too. Why do these Hosted UC companies need to offer network? For some, it is a way to handle Quality of Service, which...

M&A: 3 UC Deals and a Cable

Well, it was quiet, but now M&A is heating up with the weather. "Private equity firm GTCR has acquired NewWave Communications from Pamlico Capital." NewWave is a cable company in the Midwest with 90,000 subs. Iotum acquired FreeConference.com when it...

The VoIP Market Right Now

"The market for VoIP services has moved well beyond the early adopter stage to mainstream status in many developed countries. SIP trunking and hosted UC continue to heat things up, fueling growth," reports Diane Myers, principal analyst for VoIP, UC,...

Big Changes at Broadvox

Just over a year ago, big changes happened at Broadvox. Bruce Chatterley, who was CEO of Speakeasy until MegaPath absorbed Speakeasy and Covad, became President and CEO at Broadvox. As is often the case in telecom, top executives bring in...

Is the Channel Too Lazy to Sell Cloud?

Talking with channel managers lately in the Hosted UC (UCaaS) space, well, has been depressing to be honest. No one is having fun - or knocking it out of the park. Yes, there are pockets of success - mostly...

The UC Space Right Now

I was chatting with another industry blogger recently. We were discussing how there are a lot of VoIP Providers out there. I estimate it at over a thousand. However, I don't see the Hosted PBX space making huge strides. Before...

What Did I Miss?

After making the news for supposedly canceling tele-working (which they only did for 200 distracted employees), Yahoo is not acquiring. First, Y! bought Jybe, a social recommendation site. Now, "Yahoo announced it is snagging the mobile news reader Summly, created...

The Cloud Communications Alliance in Clearwater

The Cloud Communications Alliance is meeting in Clearwater, FL. < br/> Larry Lisser from EMBRASE presenting at the CCA meeting in Clearwater FL. Joe Marion, President of the CCA, welcoming everyone this morning....

It's About Stats and Studies

Here is a collection of some stats and studies for your reading pleasure.(1)  Mary Meeker's 2012 Presentation On The State Of The Web is a good read despite being heavily mobile. She spends quite a few slides pointing out how...

Microsoft Lync in my Opinion

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...

Moves and Changes This Week

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...

Three Big Jumps This Weekend

The biggest jump over the weekend was Red Bull Stratos: "Felix Baumgartner captured the attention of the web on Sunday when he jumped from a capsule 128,000 feet above Earth and landed safely on the ground in New Mexico." [via...

Mobile Apps Are Not News

Received yet another handful of press releases centered around mobility. Mainly it was about a new Android or iPhone app for UC. This is NOT news! Seriously. The desk phone is being replaced by mobile devices for knowledge workers and...

Strategic Thinking Necessary for SPs

Strategic Thinking is needed for service providers to get through the upheaval of the next couple of years. The last couple of years have been all belt tightening and cost cutting -- to the point that service delivery, sales and...

Selling VoIP and UC via Channel Partners

One of my ITEXPO panels is on 2 PM on Thursday about Selling VoIP and UC via Channel Partners with Chad Krantz from Broadvox; Joel Maloff from Phone.com; and Joe Schurman from Evangelyze Communications.VoIP services are clearly in the process...

Offices Are Moving to the Cloud

On the TCA agent member webinar today, premiere vendors M5/Shoretel and Alteva presented on Hosted UC.Both companies expressed that Hosted UC is ultimately about simplicity for the user, especially the salespeople. Guy Yasika of Alteva mentioned that worlers don't want...

Sprint Resells Cloud

I don't know if you saw the announcement this morning from Sprint, but Sprint is using Parallels for cloud services - for Sprint's Carefree Cloud service and IT Helpdesk offerings."Bringing Office 365 to market quickly required close collaboration with Parallels...
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