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We will get back to one, “Ma Bell”

For those of you OTGers "Old Telecom Guys" you remember "Ma Bell". Ma Bell was what we called ATT. ATT is long gone, SBC (A Baby Bell) took the name as they acquired them along with other assets. Verizon another baby bell bought MCI/Worldcom but kept their own (new name) Comcast may buy Verizon The Communications [...]

By | 2017-07-27T17:45:00+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Categories: General|0 Comments

PBX guys……. Not many left!

PBX guys are becoming a thing of the past! Not many left! Nortel, gone, Avaya Bankrupt, Toshiba Gone, now this. Mitel to Acquire ShoreTel! "The deal is part of a trend toward providing businesses with the ability to move their enterprises to the cloud." I don't think there is anyone starting a company today, that says, [...]

By | 2017-07-27T15:31:29+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Categories: General|0 Comments

Illinois Agrees to Chop Landlines

Illinois joined the "Death of the PSTN" club and decided to let go of the aging technology we all grew up with. Traditional landlines will soon go the way of Buggy Whips and 8 track tapes. ATT already has FCC approval in 19 of their 20 legacy states, CA is the only one holding out for [...]

By | 2017-07-10T21:35:20+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Categories: Death of the PSTN, General, landlines, Unified Communications, Voice|0 Comments

SD WAN: The Approaching Solution to Growing Network Traffic Demands

It is not surprising that one of the most interesting directions for networking is the concept of Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Software Defined Wide-Area Networks. SDNs and SD WANs are both the result of the application of technology and computing power to emulate network functionality in the cloud. Early forecast for SD WAN had revenue [...]

The Last PBX Guys Wave The White Flag!

The Hosted VoIP service providers have been in this battle for over 10 years! Most utilizing a Broadsoft platform. BroadSoft is the market share leader for cloud-based unified communications, with its open platform deployed by 25 of the world's top 30 service providers. These Service Providers have been working hard to educate the business community. The [...]

By | 2017-06-26T05:46:23+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Categories: Avaya, Broadsoft, Death of the PSTN, OTG, Unified Communications|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

There is Nothing Neutral about Net Neutrality

Not surprisingly, the FCC, under its new chairman, Ajit Pai, is pursuing the elimination of net neutrality rules established by Tom Wheeler, the prior FCC chairmen. This is consistent with the Yin/Yang practices of the two political parties, where policies swing from one end of the spectrum to the other, where each sees a problem from [...]

By | 2017-05-17T13:21:01+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Categories: General|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Sales Killer is Ambiguity

Years ago, IBM created a sales technique that we refer to as FUD or Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt. The tactic was not to promote sales, but to hinder or slow sales. At the time, IBM was not considered a technology innovator and its competitors often came out with products that were more advanced and cheaper. IBM's [...]