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Telecom Tidbits Part 133

Master Agency Telephony Partners has re-branded as Acuity Technologies. Why the re-brand? More than just the shift to cloud, the industry will be just one - IT and telecom - "a comprehensive technology infrastructure company that can provide solutions...

Don't Be Lazy in VoIP Sales

Things must be tough over at RC, because I received an email from an RC account exec titled, "Looking for best contact". The copy was "I am doing some research on your company to determine if there is any...

3 Top Trends That Will Affect Telecom in 2014

I was reading the Stratfor intelligence newsletter with its Top 5 Trends That Will Shape 2014. It's an interesting list. An enduring detente between Iran and the United States The rise of nationalist and extremist parties in Europe Russia...

C Spire Nabs Alabama UC Player

C Spire, formerly Cellular South, has announced the acquisition of Callis Communications from Mobile Alabama. Callis Comm is a Broadsoft based unified communications provider who recently expanded as a facilities-based CLEC in the greater Mobile region. C Spire is...

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...

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...

Broadvox Sells Cloud Business to Fusion

According to a Broadvox press release, Fusion Telecom (OTC:FSNN) signed an Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire the "Broadvox retail business services' assets and operations. Under the terms of this Agreement, Fusion will be integrating key staff, platforms and network...

2 Studies and Some Tidbits

Metaswitch did a study on cloud + telcos + SMB and found that telcos may not be the trusted cloud providers that small business wants. "Existing phone providers overlooked for IP: Just 10 percent of pre-IP SMBs would even consider...

Is it In the Cloud or For the Cloud?

Every company from ADP to your hosting company is calling themselves cloud now. The question is: Was the service built for cloud or just stuffed into cloud? Did the cloud services provider design the service to be in the cloud?...

5.5 Questions to Ask Your Cloud Vendor

An agent asked me for some advice on what Hosted PBX provider they should look at. I think it is always about local - you need local support, local numbers, and if it is OTT or single location local network....

Interesting Links for Your Consideration

There have been some interesting articles lately. I can't get to all of them, but here are some good reads. Death of the Telecom VAR in 2013 - How an entire sub-industry will be wiped out in the next 24...

Channel Shifts, Moves, Adds and Changes

There is a lot of noise coming out of the channel. Personnel changes left and right and center. Who's leaving, who's joining, who just signed an agreement. Bzzzzzzzz It's just noise for the most part.Funny that one master agent who...

Eat the Dog Food

It is very difficult to sell cloud services -- any cloud services, including cloud communications - unless you use them yourself.You have to drink the kool-aid. You have to eat the dog food. How can a prospect buy something...

Is the Channel Too Lazy to Sell Cloud?

Talking with channel managers lately in the Hosted UC 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 from verticals...

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....

VoIP in 2013

It's January and people are still making predictions about 2013. Dave Michels wrote a nice piece about the history of Level3's 3Tone service, which I was pretty familiar with due to four of my clients rushing into the void to...

The Pivot to Attractiveness

I spoke with Mike Cassidy at SUTUS this week. SUTUS is finally seeing success after years of trying to find its niche in the SMB PBX space. SUTUS had a couple of pivots along the way - and usually a...

Cloudy Math

There is a lot of talk about the big money that Agents and VAR's can make if they just switch over to sell Managed Services and Cloud Services. Here are some facts about cloud.M5 had the highest ARPU (average invoice...

14 Words on Cloud

I have been working on some cloud services projects, including go-to-market strategy. These 9 little slides are what you need to be thinking about when you are entering the cloud market. When I spoke with Sonian CTO Greg Arnette yesterday,...

We Will Cost You Jobs

Don't worry this isn't a political rant; it is a marketing one. Many of the lost jobs in America are due to technology. No one really mentions that. I saw this tweet today: The VoIP industry makes a couple of...

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...

TCA Moves

The TCA, the only non-profit trade association for the channel partners (VAR's, agents, inter-connects, YOU), has a lot going on in the next two months. Heading into CPExpo in Orlando, the TCA will hold its fifth Channel Chief Summit....
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