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Every premises-based vendor eventually needs to make a decision on its cloud strategy. Enable others to become UCaaS providers, become a UCaaS provider, or both. 1) Enable Providers: This is the popular and…

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DirecTV for $50B?

AT&T is spending $50 Billion to purchase Direct TV so that they can re-enter the TV business. You may recall that in 1998 they also entered the TV business when…

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ShoreTel Update

At the Recent Wainhouse Summit in Santa Clara, I made it over to Sunnyvale to check-in at ShoreTel World Headquarters.  I consider ShoreTel a contemporary because we both got into telecom about…

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TSA is Powerless

The TSA has a new policy in place. When flying back to the USA your iPhone or smartphone must power on. If it is broken, or cannot power on it…

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T-Mobile Hits Home

I have to say I am a huge fan of T-Mobile’s CEO, Legere. He’s one of those people who really gets it. He’s fresh thinking and hard driving. He certainly…

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A Few Thoughts on Hangouts

I’ve said before that Google isn’t that serious about enterprise communications. My main proof point was the bungling of the Google Voice opportunity. I’ve been using Google Apps from nearly…

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Next-Gen Cellular Voice

Colin here. What is the future of voice and cellular?I believe that HotSpot 2.0 and VoLTE are the most profound trends in cellular in the 3~5 year horizon. HotSpot 2.0…

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Post Wainhouse Summit Post

Last week was the Wainhouse UC&C Summit in Santa Clara, CA. The Wainhouse Bulletin has information on the sessions, so I thought I would share a few observations on matters from…

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Good Vibrations at Avaya

While in Santa Clara for the recent Wainhouse UCC Summit, I managed to connect with some peeps at Avaya World Headquarters, and was pleasantly surprised with the vibe. Good Vibrations….

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Decoding WebRTC with Erik Lagerway

When I have questions about codecs and IETF standards, I turn to Erik Lagerway. I caught him in the midst of packing for his trip to the upcoming IETF 88 meeting….

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