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Apple is Like Disney Was

When Walt Disney Died there was a 5 year backlog of ideas on the shelf. It took Disney 7 years to move all of those into production products. They included Disney World, The Haunted Mansion, and Pirates of the Caribbean….

Unified Comms My Ass

When the PBX discovered VoIP, a whole new world of any-to-any communications became possible. The industry replaced the term “PBX” with “Unified Communications” and started selling the promise of a single enterprise communications platform that would do it all. It was conceptually pretty…

Post Ignite #Skype4B 2Pager

I was really looking forward to attending Microsoft Ignite. No other UC product has impacted the enterprise more than Skype4B.  The product was on a fairly linear development path that started with basic IM over a decade ago. But things accelerated over…

Microsoft Ignite 2016

2Pager update on Skype4B post Microsoft Ignite 2016.  Microsoft used to host the Lync Conference which was dedicated to … Lync. That conference has folded into the larger Microsoft Ignite conference which covers the entire enterprise portfolio. Skype4B wasn’t even mentioned…

UC and Conferencing

Every organization has its own approach to collaboration, and often each team has its own way of collaborating. The way one department or group of employees works together as a team may not be appropriate for another group. And how…

The Network is More Than a Utility

Many CIO’s consider their IT infrastructure, including networking, to be the equivalent of a public utility.  The Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market leaders Amazon, Microsoft, and maybe Oracle have furthered this notion with their on-demand, consumption based offerings of…

The Biggest Event of 2016

The Biggest Event of 2016 Three months after its IPO, Twilio stock prices continue to soar, validating this new APIs-centric view of enterprise communications. Three months after its IPO, Twilio stock prices continue to soar, validating this new APIs-centric view…

Transitions Suck

Most of us love new tech. There’s nothing better than the faster, better, and cheaper mantra of technology. We forget sometimes how unusual this is. The hammer remains largely unchanged. Most equipment is relatively flat – tractors don’t get twice…