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Most Businesses Fear Change

We have been successful as a sector (if you can call it successful) by selling replacement services by saving the customer money. From $1 per minute long distance to almost free; from $1500 T1 to $199. I even heard...

What Does Hybrid Cloud Look Like?

Every business has a Hybrid Cloud environment. Yep. Just about all of them. So all this hype about hybrid cloud is just that... Hype. Let me explain. In 2003, a business would have ACT! CRM installed on one computer....

Services Partners Should Take a Look at

Been reading a bunch of press releases about feature announcements. Yawn! So I decided to poke around and see what services that are interesting for partners. I know you don't have time to look at everything, so here are...

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...

And Who Else Got Acquired?

Who knew that Microsoft acquired 22 companies since January 2015? Here are six: Equivio, Revolution Analytics, Adollum, VoloMetrix and Secure Islands. And don't forget Swiftkey. Ingram Micro is being acquired By Tianjin Tianhai to become a part of HNA...

Uh Oh, Microsoft is Closing the Gaps

Some folks think I am picking on the VoIP space (see this post). Maybe I am. Hosted PBX started for me in 2003 when Broadsoft's second customer rolled out its platform and signed me up as their first agent....

On the Channel Hamster Wheel with PlumUC

Greg Plum of PlumUC and I had a 10 minute chat about the channel. Plum has been spending a good amount of time with MIcrosoft partners, a different segment of the channel from where I spend my days. Why...

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...

End of Year News Tidbits (Part 2425)

As we end this year, there has been a flurry of "news". Sprint gave its employees layoffs for the holidays. Despite the cash from Softbank, Sprint is losing ground to T-Mobile and has little hope of catching up to...

News Tidbits Part 2923

A lot of lit tidbits popping up. If you follow me on twitter, then you may have seen some of this already. Cyber Monday crashed Target.com, but Tom Peters' fans crashed dropbox. Tom Peters put out an email to...

News Tidbits Part 2920

Alan Percy at Dialogic has a nice write up of our panel about Open Source for service providers from ITEXPO. The panel discussion with Dialogic, XO and Netsapiens was so good that I am sorry it was not recorded....

UC Trends in Q1 2015

Just back from the CP Expo in Vegas, I am still catching up and digesting what is in store for 2014 in the Channel and it looks like the Hosted VoIP space. Most noise at the show was around...

6 Companies to Watch in 2015

Here are 6 companies that will be interesting to watch in 2015. In light of the consolidation - and pending mergers - there will still be some interesting moves in telecom. First up is Sangoma. Why? Because Sangoma has...

A Podcast with PlumUC

Greg Plum spent 15 years in the channel mainly in conferencing. Now he has his own agency, PlumUC. We talk about his upcoming trip to the Office365 Nation on the campus of Microsoft in Redmond - and why Microsoft...

Between the NSA and the Courts, US Cloud is Dead

After all the Snowden revelations about PRISM and other programs that the NSA and other government agencies amass personal information about every person on the planet, the US Cloud Providers took a hit, especially in Europe, where the privacy...

Selling Storage in a Free For All Market

I say consumer storage market because for small business with less than 15 employees, consumer apps are used. Earlier this week, Microsoft offered 1TB of storage on OneDrive to Office365 customers. (Thx Pete Davis for the heads-up.) Today, at...

Tidbits and Things Part 134

On December 16, 2013, Littlejohn & Co., LLC, a private investment firm based in Greenwich, CT, announced the acquisition of Hostway Corp. a leading provider of hosted information technology solutions to over 500,000 small and medium-size businesses and enterprise...

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...

A Laborious Weekend for Bankers

A weekend of labor by bankers and telecom execs resulted in two purchases. Verizon finally was able to rest full control of VZW out of Vodafone. However, it cost VZ $130 Billion to do that. Vodafone's 45% ownership of...

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....

Predictions for 2013

CenturyLink Biz has an ebook out with predictions for 2013 and beyond. M2M, mobility, cloud - all just mind blowing stuff . It's prediction time obviously. Let me say that 2013 can go a couple of ways - DC gets...

Microsoft Lync in my Opinion

Have you been hearing buzz about Microsoft Lync? Microsoft is spending millions on marketing it - and I hear that the Fortune 100 have deployed it but in limited roles. My brother works for a Microsoft integrator who has 135K...

Casting a Wide Net

When I read that VZ and Sprint signed of to offer Office 365, I thought, "More me-too for this industry." Then I read further down where 42,000 Microsoft partners are also going to be reselling Office 365 and I about...

Can You Beat the iPad?

As tablet after tablet fail to make it - I am talking to you HP, Blackberry Playbook, Dell Streak, MOTO Xoom, Asus and even Creative - does it make it even harder for another one to launch?We have three new...
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