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Google Voice [Mail] – Press ? Now

Ten transient thoughts on the recent mediocre Google Voice announcement. What Happened: Google Voice took what was finally being understood as “Google Voice” and took out most of its features and launched it as “Google Voice” to a different group…

Time for Certification?

In recessions and periods of high unemployment – it might be a good time to get some tech certs. Or not? Many telecom manufacturers restrict technical certifications. A model that needs to change. IDC predicts North American businesses expect to…

Convergence 2.0: VoIP and Mobility

About 10 years ago, the PBX phone held its business use territory and the cell phone was used only when mobility required it. The cell phone offered mobility, but the cost was high in both price/minute and quality compromises. It…

Internet Freedom Act – What’s In a Name?

When did names become so hard to decipher? Today, Senator John McCain introduced a bill called Internet Freedom Act. The legislation says the FCC “shall not propose, promulgate, or issue any regulations regarding the Internet or IP-enabled services.” This sounds…

The Android Anigma

The HitchHiker’s guide to the Galaxy described the Earth this way: …an utterly insignificant little blue green planet whose ape- descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea. The book…

The Next Big Thing

I write a lot about voice communications. But that’s a small sandbox – it spreads into networking in general, cellular solutions, and end points. But I need to expand a bit more with this post – because this topic is…

Astricon Update

At Astricon this week and a few quick thoughts to share. More reflective thoughts will come later. This year, Asterisk is 10 years old. This is the 6th Astricon Conference and reportedly the largest (barely) ever. It is still a…

What’s SIP Doc?

I did a feature on SIP at Nojitter.com. This piece looks at how SIP is SLOWLY fulfilling its promise as the LCV (Lowest Common VoIP). But a few more additional thoughts that didn’t fit in the article. In “Will Amazon…

Cloud Series 5:Hosted Voice – Just say no

Welcome to Part 5 of my cloud series. So far, most of the posts have been about cloud computing trends in general. This one dives (and jumps back out) into hosted voice. Basically, if you don’t want to read this…

iPhone Predictions

Gotta love iPhone Fans. I love the iPhone too, but I don’t own one. I respect the device and its huge contribution to cellular. It changed things dramatically: It reduced the control on hardware that carriers abused It effectively created…

Vmerge: CPE Meets The Cloud

Voice Mobility has introduced a new product called Vmerge, a CPE appliance used for UC cloud integration. This is the first I have seen of a new hybrid cloud model that I expect to become more prevalent. I love the…