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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...

VAR's Optimistic

"Nearly one-third of VARs (value added resellers like Cisco certified IT shops) are planning to grow their businesses in excess of 15 percent in 2009", according to CRN.The most interesting quote was not about the importance of Managing Cash Flow...

Cisco is Jabbering

In 2007, Cisco integrated Jabber components into its conferencing platform. Today, Cisco buys Jabber, "an open-source IM and presence protocol used by Google Talk and Gizmo, for an undisclosed sum".  On our panel at IT Expo, The Role of Apps...

Tele-Presence versus Video Conferencing

Andy Abramson writes about how video conferencing from a client company like SightSpeed is better than Cisco's Tele-Presence. On Sept. 22, Brian Carroll is having a tele-seminar on "Email vs. Phone vs. In-Person Meeting". Keith Rosen, a respected sales coach,...
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