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MITEL is Big in the Midwest

Recently I saw that Integra is one of the top MITEL partners in the US. Now I see that Frontier is deploying MITEL at Illinois Wesleyan University in a hybridsolution of analog and VoIP. It seems to me that...

A Look at ShoreTel Numbers

The WSJ posted revenue numbers from Shoretel. I am taking a guess that these would be industry average or demonstrate what all PBX vendors are seeing. ( could be wrong.) "Recurring revenues, which consist of cloud monthly recurring revenues...

What's Missing in UC?

Why do people think UC is plug and play! Was Microsoft ever plug and play? The biggest hurdle to Hosted UC installs is a competent technician on-site. Heck, even for telecom installs, a competent tech would be helpful to...

How ShoreTel Broke M5

In February of 2012, PBX maker ShoreTel bought hosted PBX provider, M5 Networks. At the time, M5 had 2000 customers - just two thousand - with an ARPU of $2000. (That's $4 million per month in revenue, $48 mill...

ITEXPO Update

In Miami Beach, at ITEXPO, Dr. Satwant Kaur's keynote this morning centered on how technology, especially nanotech, is transforming healthcare. Robotics, sperm and magnets combine to improve conception. I wonder what that procedure is like (and how much it...

Lessons From Avaya EPF

Interesting Sales Tips from Avaya's Executive Partner Forum last month "38% of salespeople understand the customer's issues and are able to identify how the vendor can help." Just 38%. That means two-thirds of salespeople are still selling the old...

M&A This Week

IBM jumped into MDM (mobile device management) with its purchase of Fiberlink. "Fiberlink's MaaS360 cloud-based offerings, IBM will expand its bring your own device (BYOD) capabilities to deliver a complete mobile management and security solution through IBM MobileFirst that...

The VoIP Market Right Now

"The market for VoIP services has moved well beyond the early adopter stage to mainstream status in many developed countries. SIP trunking and hosted UC continue to heat things up, fueling growth," reports Diane Myers, principal analyst for VoIP, UC,...

Switchvox Team Leaves Digium

Word is that the founders of Switchvox, which Digium acquired in 2007, have moved on to other pastures. Tristan Barnum is going to a Hosted PBX provider in San Diego to be head of marketing. One is staying at Digium...

It's About Stats and Studies

Here is a collection of some stats and studies for your reading pleasure.(1)  Mary Meeker's 2012 Presentation On The State Of The Web is a good read despite being heavily mobile. She spends quite a few slides pointing out how...

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...

Tough Talk About the Channel - VARs and Agents

This 15 minute podcast with Chris Shubert, Director of Channel Sales at Telnes Broadband, hits on some of the pain points of the Channel:What do telcos do about Cloud? "Dumb it down so a Facebook user can buy it!"What will...

Where's Your Special Sauce?

Just saw a blog post about a company rolling out SIP Trunking to meet the market demand for low cost dial-tone. Really? Hasn't that been done? Over and over and over by so many companies?I get the market wants to...

snom Takes an Aastra Approach

A couple of years ago Aastra launched a small form factor PBX based on Asterisk, the AastraLink Pro 160 Small Business IP PBX. This was a sub-$1000 solution for small businesses. The IP-PBX is XML based so that it can...

Grow Your Business Without Sacrificing Options

One of my ITEXPO panels is on Wednesday @ 11 AM with Kevin Kelleher of ICON Voice Networks; Bobby Mohanty of Vertical; David Scult of Fonality; and Debbie Jo Severin, the CMO of 8x8.With three leading options in the market...

VoIP Moves Part 296

Just a couple of interesting tidbits in VoIP to mention.One, HP says the time is now to end-of-life the VCX SMB IP-PBX line it acquired from 3Com. Last January, HP blogged that it was committed to the VCX. Until now.When...

Why SIP Trunking is Not a PRI

"Integra Telecom has lab-certified the Fonality trixbox Community Edition (CE) IP PBX system to operate with its SIP Trunking service. The certification helps ensure interoperability and seamless operation between trixbox CE and Integra solutions" - see how specific that is?...

Why Did ShoreTel Buy M5?

Recently, M5 Communications was acquired for about $160 million by ShoreTel. The premise PBX vendor had a bad quarter and caved to the pressure of Hosted PBX. Avaya, Interactive Intelligence and MITEL have hosted offerings. At some point, ShoreTel had...

Day 1 at ITEXPO

I had a couple of good conversations today. One was with Greg Plum who has embarked on a new chapter in his career at StartMeeting.com. Plum is exciting about building the channel for this start-up conferencing company for a number...

4 Random Thoughts from a Telecom Show

Here are 4 random thoughts from the STC (Society of Telecom Consultants) today.The oil industry looks at green. When you are doing a comparison between Hosted PBX and Premise based PBX, remember that when you are moving hardware to cloud,...

Colo Agency is 45th

Inc. Magazine has notified Global Communication Networks that the firm ranks number 1,347 on Inc.’s fifth annual Inc. 500|5000. In addition, GCN was ranked as the 45th fastest growing telecommunications company in the nation, as well as one of the...

What Did I Miss?

Besides Steve Jobs resigning from Apple (and tanking their stock), what news did I miss? Sprint is getting the iPhone in October. Won’t be a big deal, I don’t think.The TCA added TelePacific, TELX, The Conference Group, NTT Americas, and...

Overheard in Vegas

Telesphere hired Andy Abramson's PR firm, Communicano. AireSpring rolled out Meshed MPLS. What's that? It's how you connect the MPLS networks of four carriers to be able to cost effectively deliver MPLS service to anywhere in the US. TCA now...

Predictions 7 Months Later

Back in December, I made some predictions in an interview with Rich Tehrani. One of them was about HD Voice. We added another Alliance slash Peering Group, but still not enough density yet for HD. I'm thinking maybe in 2012. ...

SUTUS DEMO 2010

View SUTUS at DEMO 2010. SUTUS points out how the traditional solution of many service specific boxes is old-school. In the new green world, having everything in one easy-to-use box is a smarter solution for businesses with under 25 employees....
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