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Talkz Show #1

My first TalkingPointz podcast. In case you hadn’t noticed, I like to talk about enterprise communications. I do so on the near-weekly UCStrategies podcasts, I’ve hosted several video interviews and even Blabs. But I’ve never actually created a TalkingPointz podcast….

Frustrated with Apple

I’m so frustrated with Apple. (Disclosure: I own some Apple stock.) Their designs have just become terrible in my opinion. I got a new Apple TV. It’s really difficult for me to use. It’s not elegant. I just don’t like…

The Year the Cloud Premise Changed

Now that premises and cloud platforms have reached functional parity, providers need to think big on UCaaS strategies.

A Micro-Payment Solution for Ad-Free Websites

News and content websites need to stay in business somehow. But I hate ads. I just hate them, especially the ones that take 5~10 seconds to pop-over what I am reading, and the ones that bounce my page around while…

Talkz Time #1

Dave Michels (TalkingPointz) and Kevin Kieller (Enable UC) discuss several year end posts that appeared on various UC sites associated with the year end 2015 and the upcoming 2016.

Talkz Time #1

Dave Michels (TalkingPointz) and Kevin Kieller (Enable UC) discuss several year end posts that appeared on various UC sites associated with the year end 2015 and the upcoming 2016.

Dynamic Cellular Rates

Are you as dizzy as I am about cellular rates? They change nearly weekly now. It makes me think management is just flailing their arms. T-Mobile probably adjusts their rates more often than they upgrade their towers. (That one seems…

Online Shopping… in China

Amazon and eBay have competition. AliExpress.com You can buy almost anything from this Chinese website. Cheap. I mean, sometimes the prices are half or less. They have lots of obscure things. I’ve ordered a dozen times. 80% of the time…

UCStrategies Predictions for 2016

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts take a look ahead to 2016 and predict what will happen in unified communications (UC). Michael Finneran moderates the conversation, which includes Marty Parker, Don Van Doren, Dr. Joseph Williams, Jon Arnold, Blair Pleasant, Roberta J. Fox, Simon Dudley, Kevin Kieller, Dave Stein, Steve Leaden, and Phil Edholm.

T-Mobile Clamping Down

T-Mobile is quietly clamping down on things. I travel extensively, especially to Asia. T-Mobile’s Simple Choice has been wonderful because they give you free 2G data in most Asian countries. And, text messages are free and voice mails are only…

That Sucks

In late December I tweeted an article that declared Everything Apple Introduced This Year Kinda Sucked. Apple’s big launches included: MacBook, Apple Watch, Apple Music, Apple Pencil, iPad Pro, Live Photos, 3D Touch, and Transit directions in Maps. The public’s…

Security Devices

Americans are always amazed when they see me use a banking security device. Most have never seen one. Banking security devices are quite commonly used throughout the world. They provide excellent, outstanding security. When you log into a banking website…

My 2015

It’s that time of year again for reflections and evaluations. 2015 was an interesting year because the conversation about enterprise communciations (finally) changed – or at least started to change. It was a bit overdue. The rise of VoiP, UC,…