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CenturyLink Analyst Event 2020

Here’s my wrap up from Marco Island, Fl., #CenturyLinkAR CenturyLink 2020 Analyst event #CenturyLinkAR from Dave Michels on Vimeo.

No Power

It’s winter, a time when there are increased power failures. What can you expect? Comcast sells battery backups for your VOIP service. The battery provides about 8 hours of backup. But those eight ours are pretty worthless. We just had…

Avaya: Rising from its Ashes

What to expect next week at Avaya Engage

Vonage R&D

I did what many call an SAS Day (actually two) with Vonage R&D in Israel. What’s an SAS Day? No one really knows. It’s actually a Gartner term that stands for Strategy Advisory Session. The phrase “SAS day” is used…

TalkingHeadz Podcast: Brian Day, CEO Fuze

In this podcast we learn why Boston is a great place for business (and that Bostonians escape to Denver for fun). Why Fuze’s pivot to enterprise is not a pivot, and what Brian wants Fuze to be obsessed with.

Verizon Delaying #5G Internet

I thought I would assist with the interpretation of this recent news story: Verizon is delaying its home 5G internet rollout again Verizon has just realized that 5G frequencies can’t travel very far, as in, they can go about a…

Phone Repair

One thing that we don’t see much of in the United States are shops that actually fix smart phones. Yes, there is the occasional, rare kiosk that can replace broken screens. But that’s about the extent of it. In other…

TalkingHeadz Podcast with Quentin at BlueJeans

There is no other segment withing enterprise communications that is getting more attention now than video. Actually, most companies are now simply calling it meetings.Because it’s about and as natural as “meetings.” BlueJeans is one of the companies on the…

Securing Our Communications: More Innovation, Please!

The innovation Showcase at Enterprise Connect 2020 will feature needed solutions for improved enterprise security.

The Early History of the Touch-Tone Dial

Most history books will describe how the Touch-Tone dial was introduced in 1962 at the Seattle World’s Fair. But they are a little wrong. In 1958 the Bell System already had trials running with pushbutton telephones. Morris, Illinois was the…

My 2019

It’s that time again, time for my longest post of the year – my annual report post.   You can see previous annual reports by modifying the year in the URL. Let’s start with… The Year in 24 Events  I will…

The Most Important Enterprise Communications News from December 2019

Another year (and decade) comes to an end. This month was rather slow, probably because of the midweek holidays. 2019 was a complex year. There were more transitions than usual. Enterprise communications continues to broaden and is (this is impressive)…