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Predictions for 2009

SAFER PREDICTIONS Android Gains Significant Popularity: At this time, there is one Android phone on the market – the Tmobile G1. It is a decent version 1 phone, but isn’t getting the attention it deserves. Overshadowed by Apple’s Iphone, the…

Update on Mitel/Sun

My post below regarding the Mitel and Sun Sun Ray thin client described the sizzle in the perpetually vapor hardware. It would seem they managed to produce some hardware and deploy the solution in Australia with Audi. Here is one…

Cloudy Forecast: Intel Outside

  I am tired of the Mac vs. PC battle. I can remember it for at least 20 years. I’ve heard all the arguments and I’ve been a happy user in both environments. But I’ve settled it, and I’m done….

Current SIP Phones Limit Asterisk

There are multiple kinds of PBX buyers, but primarily two. Enterprise buyers are mostly interested in application breadth, support, manageability, and interoperability. SMB buyers tend to be less technical and seek simplicity, features but to a lesser level than the…

UC:Unified Communications, Yeah Right

  I have seen a number of columns and posts lately centering around the definition of Unified Communications. While what the term means is somewhat nebulous, it is clear that everyone needs it and every major PBX manufacturer seems to…

The Perfect Thin Voice/Desk Solution (In Theory)

About a year and half ago, Mitel debuted a fairly impressive solution – tight Mitel integration with Sun’s Sun Ray thin client terminals. There were two key components: The ability to marry the “hotdesking” feature of the Mitel 3300 VoIP…

The Ghost of Christmas Presence

My company is a small one, about 15 people. We like technology though and have implemented way more than we should have. It is an ‘eat our own dogfood’ type of deal, but we don’t make the stuff, just resell…

Spam: The Next Generation coming to your Phone

Recently our company SPAM filter expired. Unlike an expired antivirus program that simply stops updating its signature file, but continues to work. Our Antispam filter just completely stops upon expiration. I was surprised to learn that I started receiving nearly…