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No Moore’s Law

Moore’s Law has provided the IT and telecom industries a good run for over 50 years. Moore’s Law states that the number of transistors that can be placed inexpensively on an integrated circuit roughly doubles every two years. This has…

Xchange 2009

I attend 2-4 technology conferences a year. I just got back from Xchange 2009 in Washington DC. This show is a little more about business than technology. It is targeted to dealers, VARs, system integrators, managed service providers, or whatever…

Cloud Series 3: Why Cloud Computing

This is part 3 in my cloud series. This one takes a look at why Cloud Computing now. It looks at the evolution of timesharing and the utility model (originally predicted in the early 60s). It is still mostly general…

Wake up! Wake up Calls

Sometimes I blog to vent, like now. I overslept today at the Gaylord Palms Hotel in DC. I ordered a wake up call, but I didn’t follow the steps correctly. I entered the time, then I had to press 1…

Cloud Series: Definitions Pt 2

  This is part two of the Cloud Series. See Part One here. Part one took a look at “the Cloud” and drew a distinction between the cloud and cloud computing. The cloud is just a service that is delivered…

Cloud Series: The Cloud

There is extraordinary confusion around the cloud. This is the first in a series of posts about cloud telecom. The series will look at cloud computing, and then tie back to cloud telecom specifically. It starts of with a simple…

Thin Client Password Management

Over the past few weeks, I’ve taken a deliberate effort to reduce my dependence on specific software clients. I am tired of carrying around a notebook computer on every trip. I just took a 3 week trip to Europe with…

The Disruption Google Voice Is

Google Voice isn’t the fringe on top of a surrey. It is a whole new vehicle for communications that potentially changes the rules of how services are charged, delivered, and bundled. Google Voice reverses the traditional arrangement of call control…

Twitter Was So Last Quarter

Perhaps it is me. But it sure seems like Twitter conversations are decreasing. I really like Twitter – I think it is great. It filled an important hole in the communications puzzle. But for some reason the volume is decreasing….

Aastra Who?

The kind folks over at No Jitter invited me to set up a blog which launched today. The first post is a discovery piece I wrote up on Aastra. I am truly impressed with how quietly and quickly Aastra is…

FCC is All Talk

The Apple Appstore is a flawed, yet brilliant model. I’ve never liked it. I’ve complained about the censorship it represents in several posts, but theiPhonefan base considered the trade-off – some censorship for excellent and easy apps, to be acceptable….