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TalkingPointz provides coverage, insights, and analysis of enterprise communications including UC/UCaaS, team messaging, meetings, customer engagement, CPaaS, and hardware.

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October 2020 Insider Report

October sucked just like most of the other months this year. The themes of fires, hurricanes, election, and pandemic continued. The pandemic is in its second or third wave depending on how you count them. October ended with a US…

TalkingHeadz with Cory Doctorow

This was a big deal for Dave – I’m a major fan of Mr. Doctorow. I really appreciate how he makes complex topics so accessible. I thoroughly enjoyed the first two Little Brother books (just started the third), and have…

Examining the Magic Quadrant for UCaaS

Zoom joins the Leader Quadrant, alongside 8×8, Cisco, Microsoft, and RingCentral.  

Apple Silicon

I am pretty stunned by Apple’s M1 “Apple Silicon” processor announcement. In a surprisingly good way. I’ll start with the conclusion: Apple seems to have developed a superb, outstanding, brilliant, design. This could be a genuine game changer for Apple…

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