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The fun part about blogging is the new people you get to meet and converse with. This happens in a variety of ways. Some people post comments, some write emails, some tweet, but recently I got my first voice message…

Android – Keep on Waiting?

I believe I want an Android phone. I am still using my Tmo Dash, which – has been the best phone I ever had. It is nearing 3 years old now (can’t be). It is obsolete and very tired now….

Is An IP PBX What The Doc Ordered?

I got to participate in a podcast with the UCStrategies team on the IP PBX. Listen to it here. The conversation was prompted by the increasing trends we are seeing in consulting of organizations thinking they need a new phone…

Halo Wars: Appstore Blocks Google Voice

Google Voice recently released a clever application strengthening its offering. The application was released for Android and RIM/Blackberry phones. Supposedly aniPhoneversion is in the works. That was strange. Sometime not long ago, theiPhonebecame the phone where all apps are born,…

Telecabulary

What does “Dial” mean, as in “Dial a Phone”? Is it a verb, to Dial – or is it a noun referring to the wheel on a rotary phone? Do we dial touch-tone phones? Does the term “Dial a number”…

How Migrating to Google Apps Broke My Google

This past year I had it pretty good in terms of calendar management. In fact, better than ever, certainly better than today. The salient technology point of this post is: The boundaries of work and personal are extremely blurred these…

IP Phone RIP

Over at No Jitter I did a feature on the beginning of the end of the IP Phone, and why I think 2008 will be its high mark in terms of sales. I need to address some immediate confusion –…

Google Apps Channel – What?

Lots of news this week about new cloud channel programs from Microsoft and Red Hat. But I found a few points about the emerging channel proposition for Google Apps worth pointing out. The cloud is changing the rules and well…

Google Voice Adds to Vacation Stress

For the most part, I am very pleased with Google Voice. I think the service is promising, disruptive, and immature. I recently went out of town and had to change my settings on Google Voice. I disabled all but one…

British Phone Booth Alive and Well

I love telecom stuff. Though not particularly enamored with the iconic British box, I am happy and suspicious to report it is alive and well. Red is the official colour of UK icons – the post box, the phone booth,…

Books! Book Review

Thought I would share my thoughts on some recent books. I don’t read many books any more. I instead read a ton of “news” on the web daily; mostly thru Google Reader and Twitter links. I read books when I…

Polycom VVX1500 All Show, No Go

The new Polycom VVX1500 is probably the single most exciting and useless product ever released from Polycom. The phone is positioned (too well) as a model for the future. It has rich media capabilities, a built in webcam, and comes…