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Why I Gripe Yet Still Buy Apple

A little over five years ago I switched from Windows to Apple products in my personal life and at work. I did it because I was just exhausted by Windows being so “needy” and buggy. I was traveling more and…

Bold Predictions from the Gartner Data Center Conference

By 2020, 30% of your strategic network suppliers will change.   Your current incremental network strategy will not meet the future needs of your enterprise in the area of digital business.   This plus the other predictions from Gartner show that lots…

Time to Kill IM

Time to Kill IM Workstream messaging tools are the right tool for modern business needs. Workstream messaging tools are the right tool for modern business needs. Instant messaging/presence (IM/p) use for enterprise communications in the ’90s was a real breakthrough…

What I Saw at Cisco Oslo

I recently spent a cold October day at Cisco Oslo. This office supports about 500 Cisco employees,  80 percent of which are engineering focused and about half of the engineers once worked at Tandberg. OJ Winge, Previously of Tandberg, Cisco, and…

Facebook Jumps the Shark

Facebook Workplace is Facebook’s new enterprise service. The company is going to attempt to expand from its consumer social-app that is associated with wasted time and cat videos to an enterprise communications and collaboration tool associated with productivity. Good luck…

Veep Matters

No matter who we choose for president, the odds are that they will die in office. So you should spend a lot of time on which vice president you like, since they will likely accent to the presidency. If elected,…

What’s All this IoT Jibberish

I keep hearing about the Internet of Things. I don’t really know what that is. The name doesn’t sound too exciting. If it is just putting a cellular modem into something, then it is exciting. Who coined this name “Internet…

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,…