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Ameche Offers AECP

Ameche is a new service from Voxeo Labs. It’s the first service that doesn’t end in an O (Rayo, Tropo, and Phono are all missing Marx brothers). The name is actually a tribute to the famous film star Don Ameche….

UCStrategies Discussion: The Moose on the Table (Email and UC)

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts discuss a recent article on UCStrategies.com by Marty Parker, entitled Email and UC: The Moose on the Table. Don Van Doren moderates the podcast, and is joined by UC Experts Marty Parker, Kevin Ki…

BroadSoft Capitalizing on Growth in Hosted

Broadsoft continues to make progress in hosted UC

Lync Now Under Skype

Sometime last month Microsoft moved Lync to the Skype division. The motivations and reactions to this change have been largely private. There was no formal public announcement, but the news has been spreading. Officially, Microsoft stated to me that “This…

2B or Not 2B

I have worked the majority of my career from various executive suites. As a part of senior management I see many corporate leaders. I am unusual in that much of my early career was not climbing the corporate ladder through…

The End of Legacy

The first time I heard “Legacy Systems” was in the early 90s when working at Coors. It was in reference to the mainframe and dumb terminals around the campus. I was far more excited about the cutting edge stuff like…

Twilio Expands Features and Global Reach

Recap of TwilioCon

iPhone Stolen – Again

When does a corporation have an ethical responsibility to its customers? Is it right for a company to profit by encouraging customer losses? Some would say that a company’s responsibility is simply to comply with the laws and to return a…

Cisco Collaboration Summit ’12

Empower. Engage. Innovate (reminds me of Explorer. Expedition. Excursion) is the theme of Cisco’s Collaboration Summit taking place this week. This is largely a channel event. Last year’s attendance was over 280 individuals representing more than 20 different countries. By…

The UC Red Letter Opportunity

Enterprises need better solutions for inter-enterprise calendaring

The End User’s Voice

I recently reviewed two current end user surveys. When corporations publish research studies it is usually to confirm their products, services, and strategies are aligned with customer feedback. No exception here. But what is interesting this time is that two…

Much Ado About Polycom

A raft of announcements, but it’s uncertain how big an impact they’ll make.

WebRTC All Hype?

The topic of WebRTC is getting a lot of attention lately. I can see why it is so exciting – effectively it will transform any web device into (for lack of better term) a UC endpoint via the web browser….

Twilio and AT&T Ready for PrimeTime?

Last week I posted on NoJitter.com  AT&T And Twilio Join Forces, it was based on some exciting news posted on both of their websites. The story also ran on GigaOm, TechCrunch, Fierce, and several blogs such as Opus and LarryLisser. It…

Plantronics Voyager Legend Headset Review

Plantronics started shipping its newest UC bluetooth headset known as the Voyager Legend. It is basically an updated version of its Voyager headset (which was my previous favorite). What’s new? Smaller (25%) and lighter, splash resistant, 3 mics and improved…

TalkingPointz Research on Digium’s Switchvox

A new TalkingPointz Report! I had intended to write these more frequently, but got wrapped up in some full time projects. I do plan to get more of these posted regularly though, starting today. I am pleased to announce that…