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VoIP Silos are for Grain

January 12, 2006 11:56 AM | 1 Comment

Om asked me to express my opinion as a guest poster on his blog. Here is an exerpt..

We humans tend to have short memories and sometimes that works to our advantage. Maybe it’s all that cortisol flowing through our brains zapping our memories. Whatever it is we tend to forget things we swore we never would.

The ability to lose is also ours according to Microsoft, Skype, Vonage and many others in the mix. In many ways its worse than it was in the old days. I can’t use many of these proprietary devices to call into another service using the same technology. These new age telephone companies will tell you that they can’t make enough money by openly peering with other networks, they need to hold us captive in order to make ends meet. Hmm, it doesn’t seem like we have come very far at all does it.


Say Nay to VoIP Silos

January 11, 2006 9:09 AM | 2 Comments

Om wrote a great piece last week on VoIP Silos which is something I have been preaching since the first day I got into this business more than 10 years ago. Proprietary software and now priprietary software in hardware offerings is not the way to win the war.

The IM vendors are getting the hint but Microsoft and Google are battling back and forth so it would seem it might be a while before we can expect anything good there.

Get your heads out of your asses people! Open standards and interop is far better for the consumer, remember them?- the ones buying this crap!

Andy reflects on Voice 2.0

October 25, 2005 5:22 PM | 0 Comments

Andy reflects on Alec's perspective.

If you are the best VoIP software Project Manager or your know someone who is, and you/they want to work for the most exciting IM, VoIP and Video software company around (located in beautiful Vancouver BC) send your resume in Word Doc format to I have a job for you.

Can't we all just get along

October 8, 2005 12:25 AM | 0 Comments

Tom reflects on the latest events in backbone bitchiness, how will this effect VoIP? Not well it would seem. VoIP is reliant upon the Internet afterall and if these bull-headed companies don't get their S*IT straight sooner rather than later our new PSTN could start looking more like the PSBN (Public Service Bitching Network) and our wonderful broadband telephony primary line replacement services could take a nose dive and quick-like!

Get over yourselves, you are just pissing everyone off including your own customers!

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