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LinkedIn to Join the Microsoft Suite

Let's start Monday with some small transactions. First up, Blue Coat is selling itself to Symantec for $4.65 Billion. The cyber-security software company was going to go public via an IPO, but chose the private sale route, which seemed...

Conversations with Clients

There are other areas of the business that you can help a prospect. Having a conversation about network is easy. Too easy. Too comfortable. Try something new. Mary Meeker's annual Internet Trends report was released this week. She makes...

Tidbits # 2436

I know I just did a tidbits but there is a lot going on. Here is some of it in small bites, like tapas or potato chips. UC&C transitions closer to Workflow platform as task management is added to...

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...

Telecom Tidbits (Part 2431)

On Friday (April 1), Frontier takes over Verizon's territory in Florida, Cali and Texas. "The $10.5 billion acquisition is a big move for Frontier.... The company's current workforce of 19,200 will increase to about 29,200 and its customer base...

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...

Telecom Disruption

You read about disruption in other industries with household names like Dropbox, Uber, AirBnb and Netflix. Telecom is being picked apart the same way Craigslist started the revenue decline for newspapers. No one makes voice calls any more. It...

And Start the New Year Now (Tidbits # 2427)

ITEXPO is in Ft Lauderdale in 20 days. Will you be there? Our ITEXPO panel on Open Source for Service Providers will be using Dialogic's study, which is examined in this blog post by Jim Machi of Dialogic. Some...

End of Year Summary (Tidbits part 2426)

Lots of lists and best of posts out there. I am just going to run through the tidbits that I thought were interesting. Citrix bought the auto-attendant in the cloud company, Grasshopper, earlier this year for about $161.5 M...

Sliding into 2016

As we slide into 2016, the web is full of predictions. (Bill Miller's UC predictions are here.) 2015 consisted of M&A, musical chairs and hacks. Next year, more of the same. We are ending 2015 with a revelation that...

Telecom Tidbits for Thursday (Part 2922)

Zoom (the modem manufacturer) is just one of a number of companies and organizations opposing the Charter-TWC-BH deal. And firms - including Apple and Yelp - are also opposing a new cyber-security bill - CISA. Got to be tough...

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....

A Cloud View from AVANT

In our second take of this podcast - the first one had audio difficulties - AVANT Communications' co-founder Drew Lydecker and AVANT's new Chief Cloud Officer, Ron Hayman, join me for a 12 minute discussion on cloud, vendors and...

Lessons from the AshleyMadison.com Hack

In case you live in a cage, a month ago a hacker group broke into Avid Life Media systems and commandeered all of their data. That's right - ALL. ALM owns a couple of dating sites, most notably AshleyMadison.com...

What Do the Security Hacks Mean for the Channel?

It seems every day this month there was either an announcement about a security hack or another note about the NSA spying. Although most people think "It won't happen to me", with the constant news, even the most ignorant,...

4 Acquisitions Noted (+2)

I missed the announcement that BAE was acquiring SilverSky. SilverSky was a combination of Perimeter Internetworking and Silver Sky that was a major cyber security and network security firm used by a number of large service providers. BAE is...

Tidbits and Interesting Things Part 140

Some interesting services around the sector. ADTRAN has field services that ITSP's can hire to perform site surveys and install Hosted VoIP deployments. (No idea about cabling, but that seems to be an issue for national providers. Local or...

Managed Security Portfolios Grow

In the wake of so much hacking, security concerns are starting to show up in the offerings from a number of providers. As Trustwave claims, "Threats are growing more hostile. Budgets are tight. Skills are at a premium. And...

Spam Soap Going to J2 (with 7 Others)

Back in the ISPCON days, Spam Soap was a regular exhibitor. Spam Soap became Nuvotera, known as an email security services company and cloud services aggregator for MSPs. J2 Global via its Excel Micro business unit has acquired Nuvotera....

2 Biggest Topics of 2014 and My Guess for 2015

The 2 biggest topics to me this year (2014) were (1) M&A AND (2) hacking. Hackers had a field day with Sony, Target, Home Depot, iCloud (and celebrity photos) and 757 other organizations. [See VZ data breach report here.]...

There Were Some Bright Spots

There were some bright spots in 2014. Canadian and UK companies reached out for consulting in 2014. Opportunities in LATAM also peaked on the horizon. But most of the attention was right here in the USA. Looks like service...

The Year That Was a Mess

We have a huge Net Neutrality debate, Open Internet fights (especially between Netflix and ISPs) and peering duels (between ISPs and backbones, notice the pattern?). Why? Lack of broadband competition. Big mergers still in play: AT&T buying DirecTV to...

Moves in the Market

Windstream has acquired Chicago-based Business Only Broadband, a fixed wireless enterprise services provider with operations in Chicago, New York City, northern New Jersey and Milwaukee. [press release] While I know that BOB says enterprise broadband, I can't fathom what...

A Chat with IPR's Channel Chief

Kirk Horton is the new Channel Chief of IPR Secure*. We chat for about eight minutes about the launch of IPR's Fusion Partner program, IPR and channel partner programs in general. Horton told me that he put the best...

Security Leaks Everywhere

There are fake (portable) cell towers popping up across America. [CW, BI and here for best tech info]. I don't mean cell towers disguised as fake trees. I mean people are using technology like this Stingray to intercept cell...
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