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Why Pivot?

In business, a pivot is a strategy change (especially in Lean Startup processes). When you look at brick-and-mortar companies like RadioShack, Sears/K-Mart, there have been strategy changes but not really what I would call a pivot - or even...

Thoughts on the Industry Right Now

All the forecasts: have any of them been accurate? Or is it just a way to sell reports? If it is, let me know and I will start writing forecast reports too. Think about this: "for 2013, Infonetics reported...

Hosted PBX Sales Increasing

Blame some of it on the TDM-to-IP transition, but a lot of the reason that Hosted PBX sales are increasing is due to the large number of service providers offering it. Today, CoreDial tweeted, "Sales of #hostedPBX and #unified...

What's the Skinny on M6 and the TDM Transition?

Broadsoft acquired Genband's M6 platform in 2008. Six years later, there still isn't an upgrade path. I hear that it was declared end of life, but can't confirm that in writing. PingTone and GLOBALINX deployed BroadWorks alongside their M6...

The ITSP Polycom Problem

I was at the Dali Museum to see the Andy Warhol exhibit. Great piece of history, btw. The Dali rotates the art, so it was my first time seeing this painting called Telephone in a dish with three grilled...

No More Paying For Attention

The overall view of the Hosted VoIP industry is not unlike the aspirin aisle at the supermarket: lots of choices that all seem the same. [see photo below] How do you get the attention of the channel partner or...

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...

Voxox Gets Original

Voxox's marketing maven, Tristan Barnum, has introduced original entertainment content as a way to get some attention for its partners and products. In a world of telecom where every booth at a show says the same thing, it's nice...

Ring Central and J2 are Popping

Ring Central saw a bump in the stock price in Wall Street's response to RC's earnings report. Quarterly revenue increased 37% year-over-year to $45.3 million. Total revenue was $160.5 million for the full year of 2013, up 40% from...

We Don't Have a Polycom or Dropbox Problem

To all the folks in marketing in the IT and telecom industry, get better! Get better at telling the story. Work really hard at crafting the Positioning story. Sweat over the unique value proposition. Why? The service providers do...

Does Broadsoft Have a Problem?

M5 Networks before being purchased by ShoreTel migrated from a Broadsoft platform (M6) to its own software. Sure, they had to hire 100 developers to replace the Broadsoft but still. The biggest noise out of the Cloud Comm Alliance...

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...

It's Good to Know Your VoIP Numbers

8x8 and RingCentral presented at the Needham conference last week. 8x8 has its investor prezo available for a look see (HERE). I wish RC and others did. Not just so I could examine the numbers in order to rank...

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...

WCS Buys Alteva Subsidiary

From an email from WCS (Wholesale Carrier Services, Inc.) today. "WCS announced that it acquired substantially all the assets and infrastructure of USADatanet, a subsidiary of Alteva Communications, Inc. in all-cash transaction. This key addition to WCS' network and...

Is Oracle Coming for Broadsoft?

Today, Broadsoft's market cap is about $733M; it would cost Oracle approximately $890M to buy BSFT to complete the Telecom acquisition package of Tekelec, Acme Packet, Oracle's marketing automation (Eloqua) and customer service (RightNow) offering. Tekelec evolved from a...

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...

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...

More Than Just VoIP Now

The ITEXPO used to be the primary VoIP show. Today as we launch the pre-show, I notice that none of the press releases are about VoIP. Hardly any are even about UC (unified communications). There is a lot of noise...

Should Hosted UC Providers Offer Network?

Stage 2 just announced a Northeast build of an MPLS network. Telesphere has one too. West IP, too. Why do these Hosted UC companies need to offer network? For some, it is a way to handle Quality of Service, which...

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...

What's the Deal with WebRTC?

Day 3 at WebRTC Expo and for the most part everyone is still asking the monetization question. How will we monetize WebRTC? Well, you won't. WebRTC is just a tool; it is a programming package like HTML5. How do you...

Are We Still Talking About the Phone?

It is still about the phone. Cell companies are stuck. After years of leveraged cool handsets to drive sales, cellcos are stuck as hardware providers - subsidized hardware too. Cellcos aren't alone. VoIP providers are stuck in the hardware space...

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...
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