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Do UC SDNs?

I’d like to make some key points about SDNs. First, UC is the killer app for enterprise-wide SDNs.  I wrote about this at SearchUC here. However, UC will not be the driver of SDNs, nor are SDNs going to be…

Match the EC13 Vendor to its Tagline

Pop quiz, here’s ten UC taglines spotted at the recent Enterprise Connect (#EC13) conference. Can you match the vendor to its tagline? Vendors Taglines 1 8×8 A Amplify Teams 2 Aastra B Click. Connect. Collaborate 3 Avaya C Cloud Solutions…

HP: We Don’t Need No Stinking 3Com

The news sparking this post is the HP has put 3Com’s VCX out to pasture. It had already done so with the NBX, so once again – 3Com is dead. 3Com was a highly innovative company that could never turn…

UC Alliance Anyone?

The Tech Sector had a rough month in May. Kevin Kelleher of CNN Money asks (but doesn’t answer) the question Why Are Blue Chip Tech Stocks So Blue? Exhibit A, of course, is the Facebook (FB) IPO, which in its first…

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Social Networking Gets Serious: Who would have predicted the role 160 characters could play in revolt and revolution? Social networks have far more influence than many of us care to admit, like a single match that can destroy an entire…

HP UC

Is HP a UC player? And if so, “Player” as in vendor or poser? The hot part of UC right now is mobility – and HP doesn’t seem to be in that space. Although that could still change. I’ve written…

Proof of HP’s Financial Genius

The first hardware conceived and delivered under HP’s ever popular CEO Léo Apotheker is an absolutely incredible calculator – destined to be a classic. I already have three of them! I bought one in 1983, the other two I quite…

WSJ Nails HP

I don’t read WSJ much any more, partly because I don’t like Rupert and partly because of their pay wall. But this one is great – and its outside the pay wall. HP was such a great company too. MONEY AUGUST…

HP Headlines, Pick A Favorite

HP used to be a great company. An amazing company, and the subject of numerous business books discussing innovation and leadership. Other than printers and calculators, I don’t have much HP around any more. Love my HP 12C calculator (RPN…

Microsoft’s RIMshot

News today from Blackberry World is Microsoft partners with RIM? “We’re going to invest uniquely into the BlackBerry platform,” Ballmer said. “Bing will become the default search provider in the browser and maps” on BlackBerry devices. What does that mean?…

ALU’s Silent Auction

Lots of conversation this week about the possibility that Alcatel-Lucent intends to sell its enterprise business unit. I have a few thoughts on the matter. To my knowledge, no one at ALU has actually publically stated ALU Enterprise is for…

My 1.2 Cents on HP and Palm

This acquisition appears stupid to me. I haven’t felt so strongly about the stupidity of a merger since eBay bought Skype. I assume there must be some patent or buried gem in this deal as on the surface it just…

The iPad Will be Junk – 100% Guaranteed

Regardless if you desire the iPad or feel it missed the mark, it is destined to be junk. I know this with absolute conviction because all gadgets become junk. And I should know, I have an impressive gadget graveyard. Each…

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