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Cisco and Email

A major flaw with the CIsco email model was encouraging the use of Outlook as the client. If you don’t control the client, and only emulate and Exchange server, then the best you can really do is be as good…

Innovation Showcase Winners!

These companies will each be given the opportunity to present an “elevator” pitch to a general session audience. Two companies will be presented each day on Tuesday and Wednesday at the 9 AM general session time periods (March 1-2). Each…

Skype’s Evolution

Skype seems unstoppable. About to cross the threshold of 30 million concurrent users, a multi carrier/device mobile strategy, an enterprise focus, a consumer home TV focus, and now the re-launch of Skype To Go. Super cheap, super universal, super efficient…

Enterprise Connect 2011

Next week is Enterprise Connect, and it looks like it’s going to be a good conference. Most of my time is scheduled in briefings. You know why briefings are important? Because no one can understand press releases. Seriously. There is…

Innovation is Alive and Well

At Enterprise Connect there is something new… the Innovation Showcase of which I am the director. A very interesting process. We set out to find small companies that are doing truly innovative things in enterprise communications. On No Jitter: At…

ITEXPO East 2011

ITExpo East took place at the beginning of Feb in Miami.Probably the best IT Expo I’ve ever experienced (3 now). I mostly hung out at the Cloud Communications Summit with Thomas Howe. He is a legend and I was pleased…

I Have Seen The Future and I am Opposed

Yesterday, I tweeted a link to a thoughtful post with this clever title by Don Norman. It resonated with me on a few different levels and I encourage everyone to read it. First, it starts off at a tech conference…

My gRIM Prediction

I’ve always liked RIM. I remember being in a meeting where everyone had a Blackberry and I had a Sidekick  – I think that was when my feelings of inadequacy really began. A cellular form of “genius envy”. RIM was…

Lotusphere

Last week were two very interesting events. Lotusphere and ITExpo. I ended up taking the long way to Flordia, and all in all it was 7 flights over seven days. I don’t much care for flying. I don’t like the…

Google Chrome OS

I’ve always been a big fan of thin clients. In 1989, I had a Unix box running MS Office and dumb terminals set up in my home. Office was nearly identical to the MS DOS version, and each “dumb” terminal…