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SBCs for Dummies

In honor of launching the SBC 5100, a new enterprise SBC from Sonus Networks, the company is offering-up a free copy of Session Border Controllers for Dummies.   Here’s a few questions to assess your skill: What does SBC stand for? …

FireSpotter’s UberConference

Until I spoke to Craig Walker about FireSpotter Labs’ new UberConference service – I hadn’t really thought about how much audio conferencing has been frozen in time. Yes, there has been some big innovations – particularly with enterprise class premises…

Lonely at the Top

We live in disruptive times. Technology is changing faster than ever before, the economy has been tough – plagued with war, scams (Enron, Madoff, etc.), and global recessions. World disasters have quite literally made conditions hostile (earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, hurricanes). Nonetheless,…

Tech Half Life Plummeting

Today I looked in the glove box of my ten year old car. Among the typical glove box stuff (which never includes gloves) I saw my new/in-foil disposable camera. The package said to use it before 2006 – oops. The…

NEC’s Advantage

This week is the NEC Advantage conference in Florida. NEC actually hosts two back-to-back conferences – the first one is for consultants and dealers, and then comes one for customers. It’s sound logic as they put a significant effort into…

Your iPhone or your Life

Lately, I’ve come across several stories about stolen iPhones. The first one that caught my attention was here by Colin: Who Profits from Mobile Phone Theft? Evidently, iPhone theft is a real problem that continues to grow. Colin points out that…

Why Not Talk on the Phone?

Of all the devices we use for communications, the good ol telephone is the odd one out. Is it because the others are that much better, or because there is some stigma associated with talking on the phone? The answer is…

UCSummit 2012

This week is the UC Summit in La Jolla, CA. This conference is all about the UC Channel, how it’s changing and what to benefit from the changes. What’s interesting is almost every major vendor has stated initiatives to expand…

iPad Initial Thoughts: Consumption

One thing about the iPad that I’ve been looking forward to is using it for consumption. I have a few movies in MP4, and I’ve been jealous of folks that have iPads on planes.  Compared to my notebook computer which…

iPad initial Thoughts: Intuitive

I’ve been playing around with this iPad now for a few weeks. Of course, I was curious to see what this thing could do – it has changed computing and mobility forever. I was derelict in not getting one sooner. Though I am…