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The EC17 Overview: Experience Matters

Enterprise Connect seemed much bigger this year with 18 rows of booths, many of which were 20x20 or larger. There was much in the way of video conferencing and a couple of VR rooms. The real buzz came from...

Jumping on the Cloud Bandwagon

More master agencies are claiming the cloud, so to speak. They are signing up cloud providers faster than the ink can dry on the agreement. (Ben Bronston must be busy.) They are jumping on the bandwagon for a number...

The Fight to Make a Living in Cloud

How many articles and keynotes have been about how channel partners aren't jumping into cloud? I find it funny that it is mainly vendors and "consultants" saying this. It's Microsoft. It's every booth at CP Expo. It is the...

Cloud Comms On the Rise

Cloud based unified communications to increase by 466% in 2016 [source] Share of cloud in unified communications to rise from 6% in 2015, to 28% in 2016 [source] Interesting the news the rise in cloud communications. Actually the shocking...

Fuze Joins ThinkingPhones

Announced on twitter probably before anywhere else: ThinkingPhones buys Fuze. Formerly known as Thinking Phone Networks, ThinkingPhones is a Hosted UC company with $88 million in venture money. They used some of those funds to buy a video conferencing...

HP, The Idea Economy and You!

HP is re-organizing. It was quite the behemoth: "a $110 billion company that operated in 120 countries with more than 700 legal entities, and an IT infrastructure that spanned three data centers." Meg Whitman penned a look at HP...

Telecom Tidbits (Part 2921)

M&A in the data center space as Colologix acquires New Jersey based Net Access. Net Access, LLC is a "colocation and workspace recovery provider with over 200K gross square footage across three enterprise-grade facilities in Northern New Jersey." NJ...

Utility VoIP

Ran across a website that called their Hosted VoIP solution Utility VoIP. I thought that was appropriate because in so many cases it is sold as dial-tone replacement. Nothing more. We are almost 12 years in and No HD...

Is There Any Telecom Disruption?

Today, Fone.do was featured on ProductHunt. In the discussion, Aircall.io was mentioned. Despite consolidation and analyst predictions of 20+% CAGR, we haven't really seen any real disruption in the space. Low price by itself is not disruption. We have...

2 Cloud Studies

Frost & Sullivan Report: Hosted VoIP/ UC Users to Reach 42 Million by 2021 in North America. 42 million??? There are 28 million small businesses in the US according to the SBA. Seems like in the next 6 years,...

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...

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...

The Dip for Channel Partners

In the Art of Charm podcast with Seth Godin is a good listen, especially when Seth explains The Dip (at 8:30). On the pre-med school path in college, The Dip is Organic Chemistry. You have to pass it in...

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...

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...

Citrix and Grasshopper Make a Good Pair

Citrix has many products - DaaS, NetScaler, ZenApp, SingleSignon and the GoTo suite of products: GoToAssist, GoToMyPC, GoToMeeting, GoToTraining, GoToWebinar, Podio and ShareFile. Citrix is firmly in the cloud, collaboration and remote worker space. Nabbing Grasshopper was probably a...

Customer Experience is the Next Level

Saw this today from Evan Kirstel: "Accenture and Alcatel-Lucent Helping Telefonica Enhance Experience For Consumers in Europe and Latin America". The strategic partnership between Accenture and ALU combines the PS of the consulting firm with the hardware of ALU....

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...

Some More Studies and Stats

In 3Q 2014, Verizon "global enterprise revenue declined $155 million or 4.4%. Revenue declines in legacy transport services and CPE continue to outweigh growth in newer and more strategic applications which are smaller in scale," said VZ Comm CFO...

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...

A Quick Marketplace View

SkyMall declared bankruptcy. Radio Shack is on the verge of bankruptcy, like so many retailers who didn't pivot - Kmart/Sears, JCP - even Macys is reorganizing. The price of crude oil is $45 per barrel today -- as Saudi...

Can You Find the Bestseller Effect?

In the world of telecom - T1's, broadband, WAN - we know who the buyer is and why he is buying - or we assume it based on experience. (Maybe we should stop assuming WHY they buy?) But in...

What Business Are You Really in?

For the Cloud Comm providers, it seems like they are in every business except VoIP. They are phone (handset) purveyors, network operators (for all the circuits they provide), tech support, software integration, network monitoring and a host of other...

The Not Unusual Alteva Dilemma

A private equity group that owns 6% of Alteva made a play to buy it all and take it private. That move failed. The most interesting comment Rob Powell made was this: "[Alteva] has been seeking a future in...

The Next Step in UCaaS

The numbers are in - Infonetics: PBX market down 6%, Unified Communications up 31% from year ago - Hosted PBX or UCaaS is growing. Well, sure, from zero to a couple of hundred million in ten years. Yet we...
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