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UC Lies and Damn Lies

A study by the University of Massachusetts found that 60 percent of adults could not have a 10-minute conversation without lying at least once. The same study found that 40 percent of people lie on their résumés and a whopping 90 percent…

Enterprise Connect 2014 – UCStrategies Views

UCStrategies Experts were involved in 25 sessions at Enterprise Connect 2014, and in this Industry Buzz podcast they give their impressions of the show. The discussion is moderated by Michael Finneran, who is joined by Marty Parker, Jim Burton, Phil Ed…

Apple’s Two Face on Facetime

“Were going to the standards bodies starting tomorrow and we’re going to make FaceTime an open standard.” Jobs lied. I can think of no other word for it. Those words of Steve Jobs are clear and unambiguous. See them yourself in…

Microsoft Lync for Mid and Small Markets: DataLink and Carmichael

In this Executive Insights videocast, Jim Burton of UCStrategies is joined by Jens Madsen, Director of Professional Services, DataLink Networks, and Asim Faiz, Director, Strategy Operations, Carmichael International Services.

WebRTC is for Losers

Cell Phone Bastards

Colin here. I’m getting pretty fed up with the US cell phone business. The deception, the smoke and mirrors, and the misinformation seems to feed an industry based upon cheating customers. The fact is that you can build all of…

Microsoft Partners With Nectar on UC SDN

In this Executive Insights videocast, Dave Michels of UCStrategies is joined by Pascal Menezes, Principal Program Manager Skype and Lync Strategic Relations Solutions (SRS) for Microsoft, and David Giangano, CEO of Nectar Services Corp. The topic is UC…

It is Fraud alright

Colin here. I’ve recently written about how the phone company made a conscious decision to not stop Blue Box phone Phreaks because they were profitable, and I’ve written how the Banks make billions of dollars on facilitated credit card fraud….

Coming to America and Getting a SIM

Colin Here.  I  travel a lot. Half my life is spent on the road, usually traveling throughout Asia but pretty much anywhere. I meet a lot of business travelers and tourists. I ask them not only for tips on visiting their…

HD Voice – Kowabunga

I had reason to go down to Thailand to visit an operation there and when I arrived I pulled out my AIS SIM and put it into my iPhone. They have recently upgraded their network to 2100 MHz and the…

$20,000 per GB

We live in a world of almost free telecommunications. If you buy an IDDD SIM card in Hong Kong for USD$15 you will get 4 months of service and 240 minutes of talk time. Your local calling area will be…

BYODE

Unlimited Cellular Voice

Colin here. What is happening to your voice traffic? I recently was talking with a telcom guy and asked what the trend was for voice traffic. I suspected  our data traffic was declining, but how much? Getting at these numbers…

UCStrategies Experts Preview Enterprise Connect 2014

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts preview Enterprise Connect 2014. Marty Parker moderates the discussion, and is joined by Blair Pleasant, Dave Michels, Phil Edholm, Michael Finneran, Don Van Doren, Art Rosenberg, Steve Leaden and…

HP In Context Analytics

In this Executive Insights videocast, Jim Burton of UCStrategies is joined by Kieran McCorry, Strategist, New Service Development, Enterprise Services CTO Office, Hewlett-Packard.

Lync Conference 2014 and Universal Communications

UCStrategies Experts were in attendance and/or presenting at Lync Conference 2014, and in this Industry Buzz podcast they discuss the show, Gurdeep Singh Pall’s keynote presentation, and “universal communications.” The moderator is Phil Edholm, who is …

Return to the BioDome EC14

It’s that time of year again. It’s time for my annual life-experiment when I live in a bio-dome for four days. Survival is a matter of foraging for celery sticks, shrimp, and coffee. To keep my mind occupied, I schedule…

Innovation at Enterprise Connect 2014

Writing at Wainhouse

As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve become an adjunct analyst at Wainhouse Research. That sparked a few questions, so here’s a handy reference iaq (infrequently asked questions). Why? Being independent is great, but firms offer a lot of…

Schedule this PainPoint

As we move to more and more online meetings, with better quality and fancier features – the weak link in collaboration is becoming clear: calendaring.