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My Take on Stocks

So “BroadSoft Inc.(BSFT) shares climbed 43% after the voice-enabling software company reported third-quarter earnings that exceeded estimates,” according to MarketWatch. Total revenue increased 22% year-to-year to $22.3 million; up 13% from the second quarter of 2010. License revenue increased 27%...

Geckotech Acquired by M5

M6 powered Geckotech out of Chicago was acquired by VoIP pioneer M5 Networks. M5 is based in New York City with offices in Chicago (at least in 2008 when I was working their).Geckotech made the 2009 and 2010 INC 5000...

M6 Migration

Apparently, this article produced a small bruha at Broadsoft Connections 2010 this week.  The service providers on M6 have a lot at stake - like all their customers. The M6 user group is a fairly vocal contigent as well. It's a...

What I Learned From the Locknote

A keynote opens a conference and a Locknote closes a conference.The Broadsoft Connections 2010 was opened by Wikinomics author Don Tapscott with his talk about the Digital Age. Our industry is aware that ubiquious broadband has changed the landscape of...

Add Some Skinny to Broadworks

Genband M6 platform is a softswitch that allows service providers to utilize Cisco IP phones running Skinny. The problem has been that Broadsoft, which bought Genband's M6 platform, has completed the process of adding the M6 feature set to the...

Day 1 Observations from Phoenix

I’m at the Broadsoft Connections 2010 user conference in Phoenix. The theme is Ignite Passion (for Hosted UC). These are some of my notes:Broadsoft is pushing not just Hosted PBX but services they are calling CAAS (Communications-as-a-Service). Broadsoft released BroadCloud...

Broadvox and Cypress: What Now?

Broadvox and Cypress acknowledged the merger rumors on Thursday, announcing that they were still working out the details of the merger. (TMC broke the story here). Both companies wanted to assure customers that it will be business as usual.Executives told...

Broadvox Inks Deal to Acquire Cypress

And so the VoIP Consolidation continues. (This is a good thing for two reasons: I need something to write about and this industry has too many players mucking about.)Rumor has it that Broadvox has inked a deal to acquire...

Broadsoft Acquires Casabi

I received a tip that Broadsoft was buying Casabi and a link to a PR website that had this to say: "BroadSoft, Inc. (Nasdaq: BSFT), the leading global provider of IP-based communications services to the telecommunications industry, today announced it...

Time For VoIP Consolidation

There are over a thousand VoIP Providers in North America. When you talk to many of the sales folks and executives, you can hear about the hyper-competitive marketplace and the lack of positioning. (Positioning is the unique value proposition of...

Sprint FMC Integration Service

According to the press release today, Sprint just annoounced Wholesale Mobile Integration. Not true. Last October at Broadsoft Connections, Sprint was talking about MVNO options like this. At the Channel Partners Expo in Vegas in february, I tracked down...

Broadsoft's First Public Quarter

So Monday morning I was on the very short investor call for Broadsoft's first quarter being public since it's IPO. Marketwatch has the 2Q2010 results here."Total revenue was $19.8 million in the second quarter of 2010, compared to $17.7 million...

My Thoughts on the BSFT IPO

Disclaimer: I work with both Broadsoft and its customers.I was shocked to learn that Broadsoft hasn't made money yet. Granted some of their clients came through acquisitions of Genband and Sylantro, but they have 400+ clients including many large ILEC's...

Cloud Communications Alliance Interview

Lots of buzz this week about the launch of the Cloud Communications Alliance by a group of 8 Broadsoft based service providers. This is a short interview with Dean Parker of Callis Communications about the Cloud Communications Alliance and what...

Mergers & Rumors

A compilation of mergers, news and rumors:Rumor: VZ and Vodafone dealIPO: Broadsoft and Telx both for $100M IPO's; meanwhile, Calix already raised $80m in an IPO this year.WSJ says that Palm is in trouble. WSJ also says that new iPhone...

An Interview with MegaPath

This is the raw footage of an interview with Dan Foster, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at MegaPath Inc., that we did yesterday. The first question is about the bundling of the SUTUS Business Central 200 for the Channel. MegaPath's...

The Niche Game

"Niche groups are emerging as cultural creators" - Frank Cooper of PepsiCo at AMEX Innovation Summit.Tom Peters has been talking about businesses aiming at the explosively growing Hispanic market as well as targeting female shoppers for years. I guess Pepsi...

A Profitable Bundle

This PowerPoint presentation represents the outline of what my panel was going to discuss at Broadsoft Connections. We were going to make 3 points about Marketing a Profitable UC Bundle:  Does Bundling Work; How do you sell it; What makes...

A Collision is Coming

Another point Nicholas Carr made was that IT and telecom are colliding. A new landscape is coming. My thoughts immediately went to GV. Who will be replaced by Google Voice?Who is the commodity?  Who will add Value to the User Experience?People will...

Cloud Computing Keynote Thoughts

Nicholas Carr, author of The Big Switch, was the keynote this morning. He spoke about Computing becoming a Utility. Cloud computing is all about computing becoming a utility to be delivered like electricity -- and how this will change the...

Off to the Phoenician

  I am at the Broadsoft Connections event with 775 other folks piled into the Phoenician. Gorgeous hotel set at the foot of the mountains in Phoenix. Staff is nice and the suite is sweet. I'm speaking tomorrow on...

Thoughts about UC

Just some rambling thoughts on UC as I prepare for a session at Broadsoft Connections. Comments?...

Telesphere Bought UBN

Per an FCC Announcement (below) Telesphere has bought Unity Business Network. I knew that they were in talks and I thought after Telesphere's $15M in funding that they would buy UBN up. This was kind of easy since both are Broadsoft...

UC is like a Gym Membership

Alex Doyle at Broadsoft pointed out a blog post from his company: Why is UC like a Gym Membership.  The analogy is really about PBX systems - hosted versus on-premise. A gym is the hosted scenario and a Bowflex would...

The UC Conversation Continues with XO

Tech Data's Senior Product Sales Champion for UC was at the event last night. I spent a few minutes chatting with him about his position, but couldn't really get a definition of UC out of him. Polycom and tele-presence are...
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