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OCS & Keynote Thoughts

I posted a three part series on OCS at UCStrategies.com. Well, not so much OCS as the Microsoft Keynote presentation at VoiceCon. You can read it here. But I wanted to add a couple more thoughts on the VoiceCon Keynotes…

End of the Line for the Ski Train

I normally write about technology related topics, but this one got my attention. Yesterday, it was announced the Colorado Ski Train was sold and is leaving Colorado. This train has run from Denver to Winter Park ski resort since 1940….

There Is No “i” in Phone

What to do if you need a new phone right now. There is really only one choice, and I’m not sure it is a good one. The gap between the Apple iPhone and the competitive offerings continues to grow wider….

The Case to Buy Skype

It took a few years, but EBay finally concluded that Skype has “limited synergies” with EBay or PayPal. Not much of a surprise there. The acquisition was never understood and criticized by many. But Skype has done reasonably well under…

Mitel Goes Mobile with Dynamic Extension

Mitel has kept a secret lately – Series-X. Teasers at VoiceCon said it was coming April 16. As it turns out, Series-X represented a new product and approach to mobility called Dynamic Extension and a new philosophy regarding proprietary hardware….

If Only I Knew Then, What I Know Now

When I grow up I want to be a systems Integrator! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P89E1F7tryU]

The Unspoken Future of Voice Mail

There is only one thing that frustrates me more than voice mail, people who don’t have voice mail. Five words I hate to hear: “Can I take a message?” “Tell Victor that Ramon – -the fella he met about a…

Will Amazon Inherit the World?

I recently blogged that the Internet, or more broadly the technology revolution that is changing the way we live and work, is likely contributing to our recession. You can read that post here: Is the Internet to Blame for the…

It’s A Paradox, You See

Unified Communications, or UC, is creating an ingenious paradox for the traditional PBX makers. Oh the Irony of it all. I got my Telecommunications degree from the University of Colorado (UC), talk about being ahead of one’s time. I should…

Is the Internet to Blame for the Recession?

The current economic situation is grim. It is already frequently compared to the Great Depression and no one knows how far we are into it. I did a report on the Great Depression back in high school and couldn’t fathom…

VoiceCon MCO A Rejuvenation

I just got back from the Voicecon conference in Orlando. I wasn’t sure I wanted to attend. Six months ago, I went to Voicecon SFO, and really how much could change? Plus, the recession and all, I figured there wouldn’t…