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Genband Update

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I recently attended Genband Perspectives. Genband provides real-time communications software and solutions for service providers, integrators, and enterprises. I last attended Perspectives in 2014 and a lot has changed – particularly Kandy. Perspectives is an unusual conference because Genband is an unusual...

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In legacy, we stink

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Modern society as a whole doesn’t do legacy well, especially when it comes to technology. Fax. With all the wonders of cell phones and broadband connectivity, businesses still have to support fax in 2016. Migrating away from the public switched...

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Back to USA

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I’ll be headed back to the good old USA in a few weeks. I spend much of my time in Asia, and I have three overseas “permanent” addresses. I always like getting back to the US. No place makes better...

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NEC Transformation: Ready for Second Century

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NEC Transformation: Ready for Second Century UC transformation combines multiple standalone applications (and channels) into a unique, integrated IT portfolio. UC transformation combines multiple standalone applications (and channels) into a unique, integrated IT portfolio. Most UC briefings now include the...

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Cisco’s Secret Spark

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Cisco’s Secret Spark In a whitepaper published today, Cisco reveals its unique approach to giving Spark a way to search content it can’t see. In a whitepaper published today, Cisco reveals its unique approach to giving Spark a way to...

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Getting the Message

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Over the past several months I’ve been using Cisco Spark and Unify Circuit for projects and communications. Here’s a few take-aways from the experience. I get it. There’s a reason why messaging apps (Facebook Messenger, Line, WeChat, Hangouts, Snapchat, and more)...

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My New E-Bike

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I’ve always loved biking. Growing up in California meant I could ride my 5-Speed Schwinn (yellow Sting Ray with a banana seat) to school year round. In high school I rode a green Centurion 10-speed. In College I got my...

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spikɪn ɪŋglɪsh

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I was asked by a Chinese student why English spelling is so irregular and complicated. It got me to thinking. You know, English spelling was not “standardized” until the late 1800s. Before then, you could spell things phonetically. Just look...

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Can We Solve the Tower of Babel That is Text?

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In this UCStrategies Industry Buzz podcast, Michael Finneran contends that text is the single most important and widely used medium of communications to have emerged in the past 20 years, but that it is about the farthest thing from an "integrated network” that has ever existed. The conversation includes Experts Phil Edholm, Joseph Williams, Jon Arnold, Blair Pleasant, JR Simmons, Roberta Fox, and Dave Michels.

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