Cloud Nine is Thai Green Curry and No PBXs

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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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Cloud Nine is Thai Green Curry and No PBXs

I had my older grandson, Jake, for the weekend, so cooking took an interesting turn. Friday was burgers with Belgian fries. Since Jake loves sushi, Saturday, we took him to an Asian buffet for dinner called Tokyo One. Although, only thirteen he attacked the variety of food with zest. He ate the traditional tuna, eel and salmon but challenged himself with snail, octopus and clam sashimi.  Sunday, we were rather full so chicken and beef fajitas closed out the day. None of this was worth a recipe of the week but please do not be disappointed. Today, is International Pot Luck in the Dallas Broadvox office and for that, I made Thai Green Curry Chicken. This is truly one of my favorite Asian dishes. When I used to travel to Bangkok, Thailand, it was always the first thing I ordered either from room service (we always arrived around 1:00 AM starving) or during my first lunch. In Thailand, the dish can be very hot but the flavors are incredible. I was actually quite surprised that I had not shared this recipe with you earlier. As usual, it contains a couple of my original twists. If you can't find all of the ingredients, you can always add a tablespoon or two of green curry paste, which is available at most markets. Eating Thai Green Curry Chicken always puts me on Cloud Nine. Enjoy!

Will Cloud Computing Eliminate Premise -Based PBXs?

During a recent webinar hosted by Internet Telephony, OnState Communications, a cloud communications vendor and Light and Electric, a management consulting firm made the bold statement that cloud computing would replace the traditional and IP PBX as the preferred method for office communications. They reach this conclusion by noting the need for the office communications platform/technology to support so much more than simple phone calls.

While it is clearly true that Unified Communications will push the limits of a PBX, it is not such a simple thing to say that such a tried and true infrastructure element will be eliminated. Integrating voice, video, text, text messaging, mobility, IVRs and telepresence will be an extraordinary task. It will require company own resources LANs, WANs, IP Phones, wireless infrastructure and more. Various communications features, services and applications may be best supported by cloud computing. It seems like an ever-repeating mantra. Whenever a new technology or method comes over the horizon, it will eliminate the previous technology. Often the latest new thing can replace the need the previous technology, but seldom can it eliminate the new technology.

As Broadvox enters the arena that is could computing with our hosted offering, we position the products as offering a hosted PBX and SIP Trunking. We can provide a solution to address green field opportunities or companies ready to transition from premise to hosted. We can also provide the SIP Trunking services required for those businesses whose investment in infrastructure prevents them from making a radical change. Finally, some larger companies want to maintain their own infrastructure. It is frequently view as a strategic decision not a necessary evil.

Cloud computing may, for many, be Cloud Nine but not for all.

See you on Wednesday.


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