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A Tale of Two Phones

There is a common tiresome discussion about iPhone vs. Android. This is not that. This is a discussion of Android vs. Android. My household has now purchased a total of 6 Android phones. G1 MyTouch 3G Original Droid MyTouch 4G…

My Keychain

A lot of things are changing these days – books, newspapers, retail, communications, etc. But this one snuck up on me. Take a look at my keychain: Look ma, no keys. I have my car fob which is a remote…

10 Comm No-Nos Part 2

Dr. Evil said it best with “I’m surrounded by frickin’ morons.” Here is my top 10 list of telecom no-nos. Don’t do these things, they are simply unacceptable. Why? Well, for lots of reasons including common sense, common courtesy, technological…

10 Comm No-Nos Part 1

Dr. Evil said it best with “I’m surrounded by frickin’ morons.” Here is my top 10 list of telecom no-nos. Don’t do these things, they are simply unacceptable. Why? Well, for lots of reasons including common sense, common courtesy, technological…

Telecom Industry Report Card

Enterprise Connect was a great time to meet with vendors, end users, and other media and analysts. The event was filled with news, keynotes, and alcohol resulting with a distinct impression about the industry. I figured fresh from the conference,…

Where is the Green?

At the recent Enterprise Connect it is a great event to effectively see the whole industry – what’s new, shifts in direction, what’s hot, and what’s not. The trick is to separate compelling news from the noise makers. I decided…

UC Summit

Next conference is UCSummit, hosted by UCStrategies. UC Summit takes place in La Jolla (San Diego, CA) March 27-30. The attendees are generally either consultants or dealers/resellers – and the hosts are UCStrategies Experts (Consultants and analysts) and multiple vendors…

Apple Targets SMB IT?

Apple’s journey over the past decade has been truly fascinating. They do everything wrong, yet it continues to work. The latest move – Joint Venture – Consumerization of IT services starting at $499. The topic of consumerization of IT is…

Capitalizing on the Cloud

It is easy to look at technology from a technical perspective. Unfortunately, technology decisions are rarely based on technology alone. There are three perspectives that commonly determine how an organization makes its technology decisions: technical, financial, and strategic. Technical perspectives…

I’d Like to Exchange a Word with You

The Bell System network was an American marvel of technology, its “universal service” mantra aspired for a phone in every home; regardless of social class. It connected every home and business in the country, comparable in scope to the nation’s…