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Cutting the Cord in VoIP

      Here is an apparent contradiction: Quarter over quarter enterprise line shipments are down 22%, yet mobile phones represent one of the fastest growing segments in technology despite the recession. Many of the PBX makers have designated “Mobility”…

Clouds Becoming Solid

I have been traveling this week, and it is becoming even more apparent to me how important cloud computing will be changing things. Check out my recent post with the same subject over at UCStrategies.com. Consider the components of a…

Prediction: Google Voice Premier Edition

If you are not familiar with Google Voice, see my earlier posts here and here. I have not heard anything about Google Voice recently. I find Google more secretive than Apple used to be. But I do use Google Voice…

Three Recent OCS Posts

There is no single product that has the potential to disrupt the IP PBX marketplace more than Microsoft’s OCS. The closest analogy is when Cisco got into voice around 2000 – they were a powerful company without a voice offering…

HD Voice, Clearly

There has been a lot of chatter lately about HD Voice – sometimes referred to as the G.722 codec. Some people consider it the defining improvement to desktop phones – others (me) might consider it the only improvement to the…

The Value of VoIP

Forbes Magazine ran an article with the same title. It is so odd reading about telecom in mainstream press. Every reference to something technical is immediately followed with a definition. For us professionals, we can’t write or read this way…