To kick off the new podcast series "The Future of Enterprise Communications" I have selected a company focused on delivering IP PBXs to the SMB market.
I spoke with Todd Landry - SVP at Sphere Communications about their 5th and latest release of their Sphericall IP PBX and the niche that he sees for this product. We also talked about the differences between Hosted SMB VoIP and IP PBX + SIP Trunking in the Enterprise.
We touched on Quality of Service and some of the features that the SMB market is looking for and expecting in a Voice and Data offering.
Todd joined Sphere in 2003 to lead product management, marketing and business development. Prior to Sphere, Mr. Landry launched carrier-class IP Telephony SoftSwitch and Media Gateway solutions as Vice President of Product Management at CommWorks Corporation (a subsidiary of 3Com Corporation). At CommWorks, Mr. Landry also established several OEMs and conducted strategic acquisitions. Prior to 3Com, he led the development and launch of the Total Control line of Internet access and wireless CDMA mobile data products as Vice President of Product Management at U.S. Robotics. Mr. Landry holds two U.S. patents related to IP telephony and mobile wireless data systems. Mr. Landry graduated from DeVry Institute of Technology and Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, and has participated in several executive education initiatives including Northwestern University 's Kellogg Graduate School and University of Michigan 's School of Business Administration.