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Collaboration Sphere

In There’s A Change Afoot, I wrote the unified communications conversation is changing from voice centric to collaboration centric. Usually I post things as a form a cheap therapy – it gets things of my mind and allows me to…

The Lync Debate

Microsoft Lync is a fascinating product. The vast majority of TeleTypes have strong opinions about it. In a way, it is similar to the polarization we are seeing in politics. The Artesians insist it’s a game changer – destined to…

Google’s Gag on Voice

Google’s enigmatic voice service known as Google Voice once again surfaces to headlines. It’s becoming a silly ritual, Google unveils something trivial like number portability and the blogs light up with praise rather than condemnation that it’s been missing for…

Hosted Voice

Hosted Voice is a fascinating space and it is just getting started. Hosted voice, enabled by VoIP, started around 2005. The most well known pioneer was Vonage – but that was more conceptual in that the were always consumer focused….

It is so Confusing!

There is a tremendous amount of shuffling going on and I am getting confused. I follow news and industry events pretty closely and understand why it’s all happening, but whoa! back up for a second and this is just nuts! …

ITEXPO Cloud Summit – Miami

About a year ago, I attended my first ITExpo. It was in Miami. It is a pretty interesting the way the show ties so many events into one. ITExpo, put on by TMC, is in the center ring. Then there…

Innoprise

Two words you don’t see so often together are innovation and enterprise. Innovation is often associated with young upstarts that intend to disrupt the established order – better, faster, cheaper. Enterprise conjures images of large organizations that were, at one…

1998 Called: Wants My Life Back

This past December, I avoided year end predictions. I think it’s a valuable exercise, but honestly a year is too small of a time frame. I am sticking with my deep reflective thoughts from last year –megatrends as they continue…

Google Misses The Big Picture

Today Google pestilently announced that its Chrome browser will no longer natively support H.264. It’s altruistic logic reasoned that: To that end, we are changing Chrome’s HTML5 support to make it consistent with the codecs already supported by the open…