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Studying UCaaS

UC is a bucket of ways to communicate - voice, video, conferencing, messaging (SMS, text, IM, chat), presence and more. Some of those buckets are shifting. Voice calls can be made through many apps (like Facebook, WhatsApp, Skype, Google...

UCaaS: It isn't All Bad News

Okay, I will stop picking on UCaaS like I did HERE and HERE and tell you about some good stuff. VOSS Solutions has been a Cisco shop for many years. Now they are launching VOSS-4-UC, a management platform for...

UC Tidbits #2441

So many pieces of news about the UCaaS and UC&C segment that I just wanted to cover the highlights (with links) for your perusal. New ReportsWeb Global UC&C study: "The global market is gradually experiencing the transition from legacy...

LinkedIn to Join the Microsoft Suite

Let's start Monday with some small transactions. First up, Blue Coat is selling itself to Symantec for $4.65 Billion. The cyber-security software company was going to go public via an IPO, but chose the private sale route, which seemed...

Is Hosted PBX the Emperor's New Clothes?

Since 2004 when I started blogging, I have blogged about a hardware solution less than 2 dozen times - and not one product review. I have talked with OneAccess, a hardware company that was launching a new line of...

Musings on the Polycom Deal

So MITEL is getting bigger by buying Polycom. It had been rumored for weeks and now finally hits the news. I wonder if Polycom saw the writing on the wall that the battle is going to come down to...

It Will Be an Outsider That Kicks Your Butt

Bloomberg has an article about Facebook at Mobile World Congress and how FB looks like a competitor to telcos. FM Messenger, WhatsApp (that FB owns), SnapChat, Skype, Slack, and many other messaging apps are video and voice enabled (in...

Telecom Tidbits #2429

PRIVACY First up is Apple versus the FBI over end-to-end encryption on the iPhone. For privacy nerds, Barry Eisler's new book, God's Eye View, was a scary realization that the NSA has too much reach -- and very little...

Tidbits # 2428

IOT Cisco buys Jasper Tech for $1.4 billion, because Jasper's IoT cards are inside GM cars, vending machines and car charging stations. The number of IoT developers is growing exponentially - "According to VisionMobile's new IoT Megatrends 2016 report,...

Cisco to Spark Some BroadCloud Competition

As if it weren't bad enough that Microsoft was forcing its tech partners to become salespeople, and Broadsoft was nudging its white-label partners to the curb, now Cisco is hosting a unified comms platform. "Hosted by Cisco and sold...

M&A Rumor Mill

One big rumor is that Salesforce is being acquired. Google, Microsoft and even Oracle have all been mentioned. Although Oracle has said they will profit more if someone else buys Salesforce. By the way, just the rumor made a...

A $19B UCC Business

In a CRN article, Bob Gutschenritter, director of UCC for Ingram Micro North America, was reported: "Gutschenritter said the UCC business as a whole is already a $19 billion business, with 7 percent year over year growth. He said...

An Exchange Alternative with UC

Icewarp: I have seen them around (since 2001) but didn't really know what they did. I spoke with them at the WebRTC Expo in Atlanta. Icewarp is a replacement for Microsoft Exchange server. (All those Microsoft partners who still...

Channel Programs Have Changed

Many companies are adding channel programs. Most look at the success that Microsoft and Cisco via their channels. The thing is most companies don't treat their channel the same way that these two giants did. Microsoft knew that if...

Everything is Changing, No One is Happy

Belkin is buying Linksys from Cisco, who is exiting the consumer business. What are they doing with the Scientific Atlantic set-top boxes?Logitech is dumping some of its product lines as it re-vamps. Andy says that Yahoo Voice is shutting down....

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...

One Really Big VAR

Presidio Acquires BlueWater is the announcement."Presidio, Inc., a leading provider of professional and managed services for advanced IT solutions, announced today that it has acquired BlueWater Communications LLC, a provider of high-performance, holistic IT infrastructure solutions to growing companies. The...

So Can You Re-Use Those Cisco Phones?

From a VAR:"At the risk of sounding like sour grapes, in my experience no one who has tried to use old Cisco phones and bring them current with their Smartnet coverage so they can use them on a new call...

Dimension Data Makes a Move

I learned about Dimension Data a VoiceCon event. They had an interesting booth. They are a South African company doing more than $4B in revenue as a global VAR for Cisco, Microsoft, McAfee, TEM, HP, EMC, VMWare, Blue Coat and more. I didn't know...

Should Cisco Buy Level3?

Image by Getty Images via @daylife Is this article today on ARS, the writer, Cameron Kaine, is asking for Cisco CEO Chambers to step down. In the same article, the writer thinks that Cisco should spend its $45B in cash...

Are VAR's the New Agent?

The Channel seems to be turning their back on the traditional telecom agent. All eyes are on the VAR space. Even Master Agents are out chasing the VAR's. (For example, Telephony Partners has a white paper out to explain why...

Who Will Own the Home Gateway?

In the article about the Intel-McAfee merger, I mentioned that Cisco's acquisitions have not actually resulted in any great innovation. The Flip is still the same old camera. The cable box is certainly cheaper, but less reliable. (I have gone...

IP Phone Reviews

There are a lot of VoIP Phones on the market. Which one do you want? Here's some of the sites that have reviewed the latest models:FreedomIQ has reviews of the Cisco WIP310 and the entire line of Polycom standard IP...

IT versus PBX

If a business is moving to UC, how does the decision get made on the platform?In many cases, the IT Administrator has some responsibility for the phone system (even if that means he calls the PBX vendor). When the IT...

The Voice of Megapath is a Duet

It's a Party! SUTUS, Megapath and Polycom are hosting a seminar about their combined offering on Feb. 24 in San Jose. (Email me for an invite!)What offering? Well, you know about Polycom's IP Phones, even the HD Voice models. SUTUS...
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