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Dear Dave 1

In May, Dave Maldow and I recorded a conversation dubbed Chatting with Dave.  There’s quite a bit of overlap between...

Keeping up with the DiDatas

The channel is changing, and the Solution Integrators (SIs) and Global Solution Integrators (GSIs) are the benefactors. Dimension Data (DiData)...

Split-Up or Shut-Up

In a recent interview, investor superstar Marc Andreessen told Bloomberg’s Emily Chang at the Salesforce Dreamforce Conference on Wednesday.  that if...

Lync, Skype, and IM

I can’t recall when I started using Skype – probably around 2007. It’s incredibly useful – at least it was....

MS a UC SP?

Every premises-based vendor eventually needs to make a decision on its cloud strategy. Enable others to become UCaaS providers, become a UCaaS...

MS Lync Update

Last week was LyncConf14, in Las Vegas. I’ve been composing my thoughts in my first Wainhouse research note, but wanted...

Microsoft and Me

Regarding desktops, tablets, and smartphones – I am considering going pure Microsoft. That will mean two new mobile devices, and...

Giants Competing

For the past several months, the UC conversation shifted toward a Microsoft v. Cisco debate. Cisco enjoys a market share...

Two Different Pictures

A few months ago, highly respected and legendary prognosticator Elliott Gold predicted that Vidyo would pass Polycom. At the time...

Lync Now Under Skype

Sometime last month Microsoft moved Lync to the Skype division. The motivations and reactions to this change have been largely...