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Next Conference: Aastra User Group

This is my year for conferences, about one a month. Next up is the Aastra User Group Conference in Santa Monica, CA May 1 – May 4th. I am really excited about this one because I don’t normally attend very…

Where is the Green?

At the recent Enterprise Connect it is a great event to effectively see the whole industry – what’s new, shifts in direction, what’s hot, and what’s not. The trick is to separate compelling news from the noise makers. I decided…

Snom Wants More

Snom is one of the new companies. Founded in 1996 in Germany it quickly established itself as a quality manufacturer of SIP phones. The market for SIP endpoints continues to grow; as does Snom’s portfolio. This year, Snom has made…

Found an Ace in the DECT

Last June, I blogged my frustration with the current DECT IP phone offerings. I am a big fan of DECT – it is an excellent wireless technology, but the IP phone offerings have not excited me. DECT offers reasonable range…

Astricon

Astricon is coming up next month. I attended last year and am excited about attending this year. The open source nature of Asterisk results with more developers working on it than any other telecom solution. As a result, going to…

Aastra Who?

The kind folks over at No Jitter invited me to set up a blog which launched today. The first post is a discovery piece I wrote up on Aastra. I am truly impressed with how quietly and quickly Aastra is…

Cutting the Cord in VoIP

      Here is an apparent contradiction: Quarter over quarter enterprise line shipments are down 22%, yet mobile phones represent one of the fastest growing segments in technology despite the recession. Many of the PBX makers have designated “Mobility”…

UC Innovation leads to the Dumb PBX

Over the past decade, the phone system business has changed dramatically. It changed from TDM to VoIP, from hardware to software, and from switching to unified communications (UC). The changes are not slowing. Traditional phone systems are threatened by cellular…