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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...

The Expanding Channel Programs

Not only do I see more cloud service providers looking to the channel for sales, I see other channel programs expanding. First up, is VZ opens Enterprise accounts to channel partners. I say this with caution because the history...

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...

Where Is the Money in IT

Forbes has a great chart that summarizes a survey of CIOs main issues in 2014. Mainly, it is a lack of skills/staff coupled with a fixed budget to handle an expansion of business and of responsibilities. The responsibilities being...

4 Moves in January

Colocation provider, FiberMedia Group, combined with Bay Area Internet Services under the new name: vXchnge. BAIC was acquired by the Stephens Group, which also owns FiberMedia. FYI, a nice chart of the top retail colocation companies. Equinix is at...

The Ridiculousness of My Cloud

"Finally a cloud of your own" by Western Digital. You can watch the commercial here. WD My Cloud personal cloud storage is a funny idea. People can't secure their home wireless router. They don't update or use anti-virus software....

Email Encryption on the Rise?

Glenn Greenwald is the reporter that broke the Snowden story this year. Greenwald stated that the biggest outcome of the story in 2013 is that more email is encrypted than before. PGP was created in 1991, per Wikipedia. 22...

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...

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...

The NSA Spying Scandal isn't New

Remember back in 2003 when a whistleblower from AT&T pointed out Room 641A that the NSA used to spy on all AT&T long distance calls and Internet traffic? Verizon and Qwest denied they did, too. Put on your foil hat...

Are Outages The New Normal?

This is a guest column from Peter Eisengrein, SVP Network Operations & Design, Evolve IP Last week one of the nation's largest carriers experienced an outage that affected tens, if not hundreds of thousands of Voice over IP users, maybe...

News Items for Your Viewing Pleasure

I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving break. Thanks for reading my stuff! I appreciate it. A bunch of news items for your consumption. Good Technologies sues AirWatch and MobileIron over patent and marketing infringements. 8x8 scored a couple more...

Your Cellphone is Spying on You

There is so much talk about malware on Windows computers. Apple users think they are safe. HA! It was simply a matter of volume. Now that iOS is on millions of devices it is worth the time for bad guys...

Money, Market, Launch - News

I can't always write about everything happening, so here are some tidbits:The TCA added 17 more members at the CPExpo in Orlando as the TCA closes in on 550 members - about 200 of whom have signed up to get...

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...

Brad Thor's Black List

I like spy novels. Since James Bond, I have been reading spy novels from Ludlum, Lustbader and Jack Higgins. The new breed of authors in this gnre are very good - Barry Eisler, Vince Flynn, Daniel Silva, Brian Haig, Randy...

Will It Rain for EarthLink in the Cloud?

EarthLink is really pulling out the umbrella to get it to rain in Cloud. EarthLink picked up XO's former CMO, Michael Toplisek, as EVP of IT Services. The press release says that he was President of Concentric Cloud, but that...

Duopoly Now Offering Home Automation and Security

Comcast, Bright House Networks, Cox, TWC, Verizon and now AT&T are offering home automation and security service. BHN and VZ are competing in the Tampa Bay market for all consumer services - voice, TV, broadband and now security."Bright House Networks'...

Dell Gets WYSE

Dell announced that it is acquiring WYSE today. WYSE is known for its dummy terminals, particularly for POS (point-of-sale). WYSE also has gotten into desktop virtualization - not that strong a leap. Wyse has shipped more than 20 million units...
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