Happy New Year!

David Byrd : Raven Call
David Byrd
David Byrd is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer for Raven Guru Marketing. Previously, he was the CMO and EVP of Sales for CloudRoute. Prior to CloudRoute, He was CMO at ANPI, CMO & EVP of Sales at Broadvox, VP of channels and Alliances for Telcordia and Director of eBusiness development with i2 Technologies.He has also held executive positions with Planet Hollywood Online, Hewlett-Packard, Tandem Computers, Sprint and Ericsson.
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Happy New Year!

The holidays were full of food, glorious food. While I apologize for the length of time without a blog or a recipe, I'll make up for in the weeks to come. First food...the holidays began with more homemade bacon, ham and Gravlax. I also felt that after last year's French Onion Soup misstep, I should make that in a proper fashion. For Christmas, there was herb crusted standing rib roast, lasagna and turkey soup. It was the first time I have ever made turkey soup without roasting a turkey. In brief, my wife and I saw a special on 22-pound fresh turkey the day after Christmas we could not refuse. We decided to give it to my stepdaughter. I roasted the back and one wing for our soup. I gave the rest an overnight brine and roasted it for delivery to her the next day. We celebrated New Years Eve with lobster. The opening course was lobster bisque, followed by lobster ravioli in a light curry corn sauce and the final course was butter-poached lobster with leeks and crispy fingerling potatoes. All of this was done using one whole lobster and a tail. Finally, yesterday, we had trout stuffed with Alaskan king crab and lobster butter. So with all of that, what is the recipe of the week? We go all the way back to the beginning with French Onion Soup. This time I remain true to the original concept with the only change being my use of Marsala wine instead of sherry. I find it less harsh and more to my palate. Enjoy!

2010 and Telecom

Broadvox is planning to announce several new products to enhance our SIP Trunking offering. I hope that they will be received well by our channel and customer markets. We will continue to innovate in order to maintain our position as a leading service provider of IP communications.

With regard to the industry or telecom as a whole, we should see the impact of Avaya's acquisition of Nortel's enterprise products, more action by the FCC on Net Neutrality and the USF, and additional allocation of the telecom stimulus funds for expanding broadband. I also want to spend some additional time reviewing the efforts of our OEM partners as they release new IP PBXs, IADs and phones. Early indications point towards a very exciting year.

Happy New Year! See you on Wednesday!

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