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APPL: I’ll Buy That For a Dollar

Last week, the web was abuzz with Apple’s market cap being greater than Microsoft’s. In a nutshell, my how times have changed. Market capitalization is the theoretical value of a company – its share price times the number of total…

Forget It!

I am currently at GlueCon – that makes this Spring very heavy for conferences, this being number five. Things become blurry. And I have come to a conclusion about all of these events, It isn’t what you learn. It’s what…

Mr. Smith Goes To Wall Street

Mitel CEO Don Smith describes his company’s recent IPO as a success. He told the Ottawa Business Journal, “It’s the biggest IPO in Ottawa and also the biggest communications equipment IPO in the last 10 years in North America.” That’s…

Multi-Vendor UC, We’ll See

Over the past year or so, complaints and cries around UC Interoperability have been growing. As a response, there is a new organization in town and it is called the Unified Communications Interoperability Forum (UCIF). This is great news and…

Un-Unified Communications

Un-Unified Messaging Last week I wrote about OCS at the UCStrategies site (Microsoft’s OCS Rides Its Own Wave) which discussed the proprietary nature of OCS, I wrote: “Active Directory and Exchange are not optional components with OCS. By committing to…

Future of the Phone

I love prognosticating, though I am not sure if I am any better at it than PunxsutawneyPhil. But I’ve been enjoying my run with NoJitter.comon the future of the phone. As a voice/telecom dude, I love phones. I have way…

The Nexus One Failure?

Is the Nexus One a Failure? Certainly a number of news outlets think so. Easy conclusion, didn’t sell much and two major carriers are rejecting it. But wait there is more… Today’s news was triggered by Sprint’s decision to pass…

My 1.2 Cents on HP and Palm

This acquisition appears stupid to me. I haven’t felt so strongly about the stupidity of a merger since eBay bought Skype. I assume there must be some patent or buried gem in this deal as on the surface it just…

The Cloud Changes Work

With any new technology wave, the first hurdle is to be as good as the status quo. Once this is met, the benefits of the new technology can be applied and a new value proposition is formed. This expanded/different value…

Hosted Voice 2.0

Boy are my arms tired. It has been a busy Spring – starting off with VoiceCon, then Google Atmosphere, Ecomm, and earlier this week UC Summit (next show is GlueCon). I have a thick notepad of ideas to write about….