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It’s Busy Out There! UC Summer 2012

It’s been tough! Recessions, wars, scandals, and natural disasters collaborating to keep wallets closed. A lot of the UC sector was forced into hibernation mode, but the frost appears to be melting. The summer months are normally a bit quiet,…

Listening in on Skype Calls

It has long since been assumed that Skype was among the safest way to have an illegal conversation. In addition to the fact that Federal wiretapping laws didn’t apply to Skype and other Internet services, Skype’s P2P and SuperNode architecture…

The Mythical Paperless Office Part 3

Colin here. OK, so here I am scanning all of the paper that crosses my desk, not bothering to rename the files from their scan numbers like “2012-04-01-001.” I don’t add tags or even sort them into folders, unless the document…

The Mythical Paperless Office Part 2

Colin Here. So for about four months I have been scanning the documents that cross my desk. The scanner is a cheap ($450) Xerox Documate 3220 and the scanner driver (ExactScan Pro) OCRs the documents and files them away. I just…

Microsoft Announces Vapor 2013

Today was the first formal announcement and preview of Lync 2013. Actually, the hoopla was really about Office, but we got a few clues about Lync, Skype, and Microsoft’s vision. The operative word is “clues.” Microsoft has been very tight…

The Mythical Paperless Office Part 1

Colin Here. I remember the 1970s when the vision of the future included personal aircraft in our garages and offices that didn’t shuffle paper around. The concept was called “The Paperless Office.” As computers become more commonplace in the 1980s an…

HP: We Don’t Need No Stinking 3Com

The news sparking this post is the HP has put 3Com’s VCX out to pasture. It had already done so with the NBX, so once again – 3Com is dead. 3Com was a highly innovative company that could never turn…

Throwing Microsoft out the Windows

Colin Here. My friends and colleagues were shocked and surprised when one day I showed up with an Apple iMac computer. They were more surprised when I cleared my desk of my Windows computer. You see, I have used Microsoft products…

Skies Not So Friendly

I use United Airlines frequently in my presentations and writing as my favorite example of what not to do. I sometimes think that United is some diabolical experiment in long term customer abuse. Evidently, I am not alone. In United Airlines…

My Experiences with LTE Service

Colin here. I travel a lot in my job. And the device that I use most is my iPad. I’m constantly on it…and it travels with me for lunch, dinner, and home. I probably average 5~6 hours a day on it….