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NFV, SDN, SON, VFN, SD WAN… Networking Cloud Alphabet Soup

NFV, SDN, SON, VFN, SDN; these things are confusingly complicated but point to one common and very simple future. A future leveraging the power of the cloud. A future where the user receives the benefit of new features and applications at a much faster rate, much cheaper, and with some level of customization so that every [...]

By | 2017-02-06T14:48:12+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Avaya ran out of options, windfall for Broadsoft and others

First Nortel, now Avaya, the well know PBX providers are no longer in the mix.   Dave Michels made some great points in his recent blog below. Avaya's Bankruptcy and Broadsoft's move to serve additional customers will accelerate "the Hosted VoIP land grab" http://talkingpointz.com/avaya-running-out-of-options-to-avoid-ch11/ It's now a good time to take a hard look at Broadsoft [...]

By | 2017-01-22T13:32:28+00:00 January 22nd, 2017|Categories: Avaya, Broadsoft, General, Unified Communications|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Leadership Interview – OpDecision Wireless Optimization

Drew Polin, Founder OpDecision www.OpDecision.com  (Partial client list here) Drew, tell us something more about OpDecision and your core competence? OpDecision is a leading provider of wireless optimization. We work with companies to "optimize" their current cellular plans, without needing to change vendor(s), contracts or equipment. We leverage a best in class 3-Stage process to identify [...]

By | 2017-01-17T07:33:22+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Categories: General|0 Comments

Best solution for the “We don’t have the budget” objection

If you sell a product or service that requires capital commitment or budget approval you need to partner with a few cost-take-out firms. (Bonus points... they also pay referral fees.) What is a cost-take-out firm? A cost-take-out firm helps companies save money and gets paid a percentage the credits and or dollars they deliver to the [...]

By | 2017-01-15T07:40:28+00:00 January 15th, 2017|Categories: General|0 Comments

Warm introductions = referral income

          Having spent the last 20 years helping companies increase profits and save money I plan to spend the next 20+ years helping people with great connections make warm introductions that can generate potentially significant referral income. Quick story... The owner of a small successful law firm introduced me to one of [...]

By | 2017-01-14T12:12:53+00:00 January 14th, 2017|Categories: General|0 Comments

It’s a new year! Always a good time for change!

As I reviewed my goals and plans for the year, I kept thinking about all the changes in our industry. Change is one thing that has been a constant. I do see lots more change on the horizon as declining companies must combine for financial reasons. Change can be good, and here it is needed. When [...]

By | 2017-01-05T16:52:12+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Categories: General|0 Comments

A/B Testing should not be Ready Fire Aim

Although it seems that the world moves at a lightning pace, the best things are still done after some thoughtful research, planning and excellent execution. A/B Testing (also known as split testing or bucket testing) is a method of comparing two versions of a webpage, email or app against each other to determine which one performs [...]

By | 2017-01-05T08:59:20+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

OTG Consulting Executive Team Adds David Cuthbert and David Byrd to Telecom Master Agency

For Release 7:00 a.m. ET December 13, 2016 Press Contact: James F. Mills [email protected] 303.639.6186 OTG Consulting Executive Team Adds David Cuthbert and David Byrd to Telecom Master Agency Get leading telecom solutions and consulting from new Master Agency DENVER, CO — December 13, 2016 — OTG Consulting, a master agency consisting of the industry's most [...]

By | 2016-12-13T13:25:28+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Categories: General|0 Comments

Avaya Potential Bankruptcy is due to the Cloud

It was with great interest that I read the story of Avaya’s spending bankruptcy. The first thought that I had emanated from the summary of the story which stated that the owners of Avaya were having difficulty meeting the debt payments that they had incurred in purchasing the company. Avaya was purchased by Silver Lake and [...]

By | 2016-12-12T14:50:24+00:00 December 12th, 2016|Categories: General|0 Comments

Which VoIP Service Provider Should I Choose?

As the industry turns down the old telecom network and the knowledge of this becomes more known by business leaders, the looming question becomes...... Where do I go for my new Hosted VoIP? There are many carriers and Service providers offering Hosted VoIP and Unified Communications and Features all look to be similar. Some are gradually [...]

By | 2016-12-07T20:52:18+00:00 December 7th, 2016|Categories: General|0 Comments