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Nested Microphones

Bonus, a post from Colin and a rebuttal from Dave. “Google put a microphone in Nest Secure and forgot to tell anyone.”This has been a frequent headline in the past week as it has been discovered that the Google Nest…

Innovation at the Core

I gripe a lot about Apple’s lack of innovation and a friend recently challenged me on this. Every company that suffers from a dearth of innovation has opportunities under the right leader. Disney at the brink of bankruptcy found Frank…

Oppo Rising

I visit China a lot and for the past 1~2 years Xiaomi has been the hot smartphone brand there. Apple can complain all it wants about trade wars and exchange rates, but the Chinese will tell you that the iPhone…

Google – How Suite it Is

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Initial Thoughts #CiscoCollabAnalystSummit

As usual, Cisco provided analysts a fire-hose stream of content during their two-day analyst event in San Jose, CA. There are some fantastic things happening at Cisco Collaboration, particularly with meetings, team collaboration, customer engagement, and it what they call…

Analyze This

Actionable analytics is the focus of this year’s Enterprise Connect Innovative Showcase; submit now!

Philonenko Leaves Avaya

Today, Avaya announced its Q1-19 results, and some organizational changes. Briefly, results were mixed with some positive developments on MM cloud revenue and an increase in large deal transactions. Here, I want to focus on Laurent Philonenko’s (Phil-ah-nen-co) departure from…

My Takeaways from Time Spent with Avaya

The company carries on in transitioning its diverse portfolio from products to services.

Connex19 Updates from ALE

ALE hosted its annual industry analyst event. ALE continues to outdo itself with exotic conference locations. This time the event was in Monaco. A wonderful destination, in a luxurious hotel that uses ALE phones. It was a jam packed, two…

Theodore Newton Vail

Theodore Newton Vail is the man who really founded the Bell System. He built the nationwide network, he founded Bell Labs. He was quite outspoken. He died in 1920. Surprisingly, little seems to have changed from his time. It’s the…

What to Expect from Cisco Collaboration

It’s becoming clear now that they’ve been busy at Cisco, and we are in for an unveiling in terms of both updates and roadmap.

The Most Important News from January, 2019

➤ This symbol signals opinion. UC-Centric News Avaya Edge Avaya announced a series of enhancements to its Edge Channel Partner Program. The enhancements were designed to better promote/reward cloud solutions and simplify and streamline program requirements.  ➤Most cloud providers have…

When Should Something be Proprietary?

When the iPhone had 100% or 80% market share it made perfect sense to add special features that were proprietary. With everybody using FaceTime and iMessage it was compelling to purchase an iPhone so that you, too, could be in…