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Business Cards Should Have One Phone Number

Part of our business mating ritual involves the business card exchange. We don’t take it as seriously as the Japanese with the ceremonial bow, but generally business introductions involve a business card exchange ritual. The business card performs a number…

How to Telework – Key Ingredients

I love teleworking. I find it productive and enjoyable. Most people I talk to agree, but in some cases it is a miserable failure. There are a few social/emotional issues involved, but that isn’t for this blog. Here I am…

“Digital Phones Are The Future” Anonymous 1976

  Everything old becomes new again. Dumb terminals are dead (just don’t call a thin client dumb!). UNIX chat was so 80s (IMHO), and digital phones are doomed (to return). We live in a connected world. The Internet has enabled…

Can Microsoft Reclaim the Throne?

Not too long ago, Microsoft dominated my computing world. Before I started my own company, I was having a pretty decent run as an IT Management type drinking the MS Kool-Aide. It was good Kool-Aide. But lately, it appears the…

At Home With Switchvox SMB

Let me take a minute to express why I love my Digium Switchvox SMB system at my home. First off, no one needs a Switchvox SMB at home. It is a bit like using a fire hose to water the…

The VoID in VoIP Applications

There are some things that the general disruptive VoIP telephony world does seems to agree on. It is all about applications It is not about cheap long distance VoIP makes far more sense than hybrid and digital phone systems It…

Mobile Phones Kill More Than Brain Cells

I recently posted my opinion that if the (VoIP) PBX doesn’t move away from its voice focus, it will die. The mobile phone was a voice centric device, but has expanded to include many other functions, and now voice is…

PBX Needs to Change (or Die)

  Pop Quiz: If you had to do without a phone for a week with minimal disruption, which would it be; the PBX/office phone or the cell phone? The vast majority of the people I’ve spoken to say they could…