Research, analysis, and thought leadership for enterprise communications.

Call Recording Rules

Federal law requires notification of call recording to at least one party. That is supposed to keep away unauthorized wiretaps (yeah right). If you are aware of the recording of…

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The Clean Office Debate

For decades there has been a lot of debate over whether offices should be clean or messy. There is certainly no definitive answer on this. I’ve had top employees that…

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California Bolsters BYOD

This week a California appeals court ruled that employers must cover the costs of employee cell phone usage that are related to work. Courts don’t make rules, they interpret them and…

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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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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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