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Landshark: Mobile Phones Kill!

For those of you that weren’t watching SNL in 1975, a Land Shark was a cunning urban predator that disguised itself before attacking for the kill. In other words, a cell phone. I wrote a similar post in Jan/09 called…

Cloud Series 6: Voice Cloud Types

This post is part of a series: Part 1 The Cloud Part 2 Cloud Computing Part 3 Why the Cloud Now Part 4 Cloud PUNishment Part 5: Hosted Voice, Just Say No Part 6 is formally titled: 10 Ways the…

Ciscollaboration

Cisco’s Collaboration Summit last week was a major event. So major, John Chambers personally showed up this year. Kind of ironic, lately Mr. Chambers has relied on video instead of personal appearances as an attempt to reduce travel and demonstrate…

Droided: After a Long Detour Around the iPhone

The Droid is the best phone I have owned. I’ve been using an MS Mobile phone (Tmo Dash) for about 3 years. It was the best phone I ever owned until the Droid. But its been obsolete now for several…

Do UC the Doc or the Soup Nazi?

Technology can lower costs and increase productivity; though sometimes neither. My first telecom job involved auto attendants; initially they did both. But somewhere along the line they became more focused on cost savings. Instead of simply routing calls; they attempted…

Carriers are Blowing it with Android

The wireless carriers are making a big mistake with Android phones – they are requiring they be purchased with data plans. I can see their (flawed) logic. What they really want are expensive recurring service contracts, the Android phones are…

VoiceCon – Clear Signaling and No Jitter

This week is VoiceCon-SFO. This event is fueling a number of upcoming posts. But let me just share a few observations. First off, VoiceCon always exceeds my expectations. This year is no exception, but in unexpected ways. I’ve been Tweeting…