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The Man Behind the Cloud

An interview with the CEO of BroadSoft

Cisco Figures-Out Consumer Sales

What’s all this talk about Cisco exiting consumer businesses? Just because Cisco killed Umi, Flip, and now sold off Linksys to Belkin, don’t come tthink that Cisco doesn’t like consumers. A consumer after all is someone that uses and/or eats…

The Dreamliner and Telecom

A couple of months ago I wrote a series of critical articles on the brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Yes, a bit off topic from Telecom, but a great lesson on corporate and governmental politics, massive engineering projects, and spin….

UCStrategies Experts Discuss New UC Innovations

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the team welcomes Eric Kintz, SVP and General Manager, Logitech for Business, to discuss “hard phones, soft phones, and everything in between.” Dave Michels moderates the podcast, and is joined by UCStrategies Experts Jim…

iPaperweight on ATT

Colin here. I ponder what lesson AT&T vs Verizon brings to marketing and business. Colin here. I constantly run into complaining friends, and there’s plenty of things to complain about. What gets me is their endless complaints about the AT&T…

Enterprise Connect and Innovation Showcase

Coming up is the Enterprise Connect Conference  (March)- unquestionably the biggest UC event of the year. The conference, used to go by the name VoiceCon, takes place every Spring at the Gaylord Palms Hotel in Orlando. The conference is put…

UCS on CES

The Consumer Electronics Show was held January 8-11 in Las Vegas. In this UCStrategies podcast, the UC Experts take a look at some of the products introduced at the show in respect to advances in unified communications. The discussion is moderated by D…

Does The Telecom Industry Still Exist?

Colin here: Does the Telecom industry even exist anymore? I am in Vancouver Canada and am having a conversation with a branch office there. One of the questions came up as to why our company still has a Telecom department….

Irked by IRQs

PCs use interrupt requests known as IRQs to manage various devices such as sound cards and modems. When the device has a need for processing power, it sends an interrupt request to the processor. It’s a silly design as the…

UCaaC: UC as a Channel

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts turn their attention to the role of the Channel in UC-as-a-Service by welcoming Don Trimble, Vice President of Sales at 8×8, to the discussion. UCStrategies’ Dave Michels is the moderator, and is …

Telecom and Government

Telecom has always had a strange love/hate relationship with government. But most people don’t know how strange this relationship really is. I don’t understand why you pay only an 8% sales tax when you buy Coca-Cola but you pay a…

451 Doodle Went to Town

This week the Yankee Group Research was acquired by 451 group. It’s another indication of how the analyst business is changing. Yankee’s history involves several owners. The firm was founded in 1970 by Howard Anderson, and then sold to Primark…

Forbes is Right About Microsoft, But So What?

Why Microsoft matters–a lot–to the enterprise