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New Genband 2Pager

I recently attended what will likely be the last ever Genband Perspectives.* It’s been a good series of events. This was the first time they upgraded to a west coast venue. Genband is a complex company with a diverse portfolio…

CommTech is Hot

It happened. The biggest IPO of the year so far is a company that provides phone and messaging services. The stock soared more than 90% on its first day of trading ($15-$28.97) – a jump of 91% (and that’s not…

Genband Update

I recently attended Genband Perspectives. Genband provides real-time communications software and solutions for service providers, integrators, and enterprises. I last attended Perspectives in 2014 and a lot has changed – particularly Kandy. Perspectives is an unusual conference because Genband is an unusual…

Recent Briefings 060815

Plantronics Voyager Focus UC Plantronics has an interesting new headset that appears to have it all: wireless, active noise cancelling, and dual-ear. In a previous post I talked about distinguishing music-first and voice-first headphones. With the Voyager Focus, Plantronics may have eliminated…

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…

SBCs for Dummies

In honor of launching the SBC 5100, a new enterprise SBC from Sonus Networks, the company is offering-up a free copy of Session Border Controllers for Dummies.   Here’s a few questions to assess your skill: What does SBC stand for? …