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Time Flies

Relatively speaking, time flies. I’ve worked in big Fortune 100 companies, my own company, and now just me – and...

New From Cisco: CMBE 3000

At Enterprise Connect 2011, Cisco announced a new phone system called the Unified Communications Manager Business Edition 3000 with planned...

Type This

Yesterday, it was reported that the last typewriter manufacturer in the world (located in India) closed its doors. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32545640 Visit...

UC Is Free

Phillip Crosby published “Quality is Free” in 1979, and it became a key contributor to a global revolution in manufacturing...

ALU’s Silent Auction

Lots of conversation this week about the possibility that Alcatel-Lucent intends to sell its enterprise business unit. I have a...

Flip, Kin, Wave

Did the SmartPhone kill the Flip? Horseshit. Cisco killed the Flip. Evidently murdered just before its newest version was to...

The “C” Word

There are plenty of C words known as the “C word.” Communications There is “bitch” with a capital C Cancer...

Lync 2010 and the SBA

One of the more interesting trends in enterprise telephony is the notion of centralization. This just wasn’t possible a few...

Defending Avaya

Avaya sure looks stupid, their desktop video device is the most expensive tablet on the market. But armchair quarterbacks don’t...

UC Summit Podcasts

At the recent UC Summit, I recorded 5 podcasts. At Enterprise Connect, I brought with me my kid’s MP3 recorder...