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Corvisa in Queue at ShoreTel

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Twas a few nights before Christmas when ShoreTel announced its intent to acquire Corvisa, a Milwaukee, WI-based hosted provider. Corvisa is an unusal cat. It’s part UCaaS, part PaaS, and part carrier. Download the TalkingPointz 2Pager on ShoreTel’s acquisition of Corvisa.  PaaS...

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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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Mobility with Video

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A few thoughts on ShoreTel Mobility 8 ShoreTel released Mobility 8 last month (Aug 8). ShoreTel Mobility 8 includes the router and ShoreTel Mobility Clients for iOS and Android. The clients support single-touch dialing which now includes video calls too....

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ShoreTel Update

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At the Recent Wainhouse Summit in Santa Clara, I made it over to Sunnyvale to check-in at ShoreTel World Headquarters.  I consider ShoreTel a contemporary because we both got into telecom about the same time. The problem with that image is that...

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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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Lonely at the Top

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We live in disruptive times. Technology is changing faster than ever before, the economy has been tough – plagued with war, scams (Enron, Madoff, etc.), and global recessions. World disasters have quite literally made conditions hostile (earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, hurricanes). Nonetheless,...

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Social Blue

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IBM is an impressive company – It has lived through more computational generations than any other. The company doesn’t have the fan base of say an Apple, or the fight evil of Google – but it does have impressive credentials...

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HP UC

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Is HP a UC player? And if so, “Player” as in vendor or poser? The hot part of UC right now is mobility – and HP doesn’t seem to be in that space. Although that could still change. I’ve written...

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Conference Update

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Telecom and UC, VoiP, telephony, or whatever term you choose to describe the convergence, concentration, and diversification of real time communications is indeed in a state of transition, transformation, disruption or whatever term you prefer to use to describe explosion. There is...

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InterOp

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May is a crazy month for conferences, and it is hard to keep up with the posts. The Interop conference is a shadow of its heyday years, but still a significant event for networking technologies. It used to attract more...

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