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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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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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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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The End User’s Voice

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I recently reviewed two current end user surveys. When corporations publish research studies it is usually to confirm their products, services, and strategies are aligned with customer feedback. No exception here. But what is interesting this time is that two...

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Akhavan at CeBIT

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At CeBIT 2012, Siemens Enterprise Communications CEO Hamid Akhavan summarized the the value of having UC embedded in everyday workflows and processes. There is a lot of opportunity in harmonizing communications media, devices and systems to achieve a more agile, responsive,...

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SEN to Brand

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This just in: Siemens Enterprise Communications is going to do some advertising. According to Ad-Week, they hired a new firm to spend $90 million on annual media spending. Presumably, this is associated with a major effort to rebrand the company....

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SEN’s Course

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Sometimes I forget about Siemens Enterprise. I’m a fan of their solutions and approach, but they aren’t exactly a marketing machine. Although rumor has it that might change next year. The fact I forget about them doesn’t seem to bother...

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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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Hosted Voice

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Hosted Voice is a fascinating space and it is just getting started. Hosted voice, enabled by VoIP, started around 2005. The most well known pioneer was Vonage – but that was more conceptual in that the were always consumer focused....

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