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Finally – Apple is falling. I take a little joy in this post because it’s been hard being a PC type during the rise of Apple. I will be the first to admit that Apple devices have offered a superior...

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Dear Dave 1

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In May, Dave Maldow and I recorded a conversation dubbed Chatting with Dave.  There’s quite a bit of overlap between UC and video, and I really enjoy my conversations with Dave. This time we decided to record responses to letters...

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Split-Up or Shut-Up

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In a recent interview, investor superstar Marc Andreessen told Bloomberg’s Emily Chang at the Salesforce Dreamforce Conference on Wednesday.  that if a technology company is more than 20 years old, then “they’ll probably benefit from being broken up, and many of them...

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MS a UC SP?

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Every premises-based vendor eventually needs to make a decision on its cloud strategy. Enable others to become UCaaS providers, become a UCaaS provider, or both. 1) Enable Providers: This is the popular and easiest option. Cisco, Avaya, ALU, and Unify all pursue this strategy....

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Giants Competing

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For the past several months, the UC conversation shifted toward a Microsoft v. Cisco debate. Cisco enjoys a market share lead over Microsoft in UC, but Lync is experiencing rapid growth. Microsoft has its sights on dethroning Cisco. Personally, I...

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Two Different Pictures

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A few months ago, highly respected and legendary prognosticator Elliott Gold predicted that Vidyo would pass Polycom. At the time it didn’t seem particularly reasonable. But as Elliot says “the trend is clear.” My reservations with his prediction were that...

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Lync Now Under Skype

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Sometime last month Microsoft moved Lync to the Skype division. The motivations and reactions to this change have been largely private. There was no formal public announcement, but the news has been spreading. Officially, Microsoft stated to me that “This...

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A Cloud a Risin’

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Is the Cloud OS going to replace traditional server operating systems? Are the days of server based Windows, Linux, Solaris, AIX, UX, etc. over? Last week: Citrix acquires Cloud.com VMware announces vSphere V In terms of enterprise voice, we are...

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MS Skype

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“MS Skype” Does that sound weird to anyone else? The MS Skype thing is big for a lot of reasons. One obvious BIG reason is the valuation – $8.5 BILLION for a company that is losing money and the vast...

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Microsoft’s RIMshot

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News today from Blackberry World is Microsoft partners with RIM? “We’re going to invest uniquely into the BlackBerry platform,” Ballmer said. “Bing will become the default search provider in the browser and maps” on BlackBerry devices. What does that mean?...

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Flip, Kin, Wave

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Did the SmartPhone kill the Flip? Horseshit. Cisco killed the Flip. Evidently murdered just before its newest version was to ship. Pogue reported that the company was set to release a new feature to enable live streaming – but the...

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Snom Wants More

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Snom is one of the new companies. Founded in 1996 in Germany it quickly established itself as a quality manufacturer of SIP phones. The market for SIP endpoints continues to grow; as does Snom’s portfolio. This year, Snom has made...

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