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My 2013

2013 was a blur. Usually that’s a result of things happening too quickly. Not in this case, 2013 in terms...

Is ALU-E For Sale?

Reuters reported last week that “Alcatel was considering a sale of the corporate telephony unit – which employs 2,800 people...

Visit to Tokyo

Thanks to NEC hosting its iExpo conference in Tokyo, I had my first trip to Japan. When I was fairly...

Common Sense Calling

Colin here. T-Mobile announced that iPad customers will get 200 MB of free data every month…no strings attached. Apple’s iOS  features...

A World of Technology at NEC iExpo

In North America NEC is known for its telephony, UC, and computing products, but the firm’s portfolio is much broader in other countries – especially Japan. NEC offers a diverse portfolio of networking, electronics, and computing products and services. I attended its recent annual showcase and users conference called iExpo. The event follows a trade show format except that the exhibit hall included only technologies from NEC. It was quite surprising how broad the broad the NEC portfolio is; there were about 125 exhibits.