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D Players and Managers

Colin here. I read Dave’s post about purging D-players (Improving Your Hand) from your IT organization. I could not have agreed more. I have risen from the ranks from the lowest-most position…

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Another Box Bites the Dust

Colin here. For as long as I can remember we have operated our own eMail servers. They are the sacred-ist of institutions in out IT department. You know from my…

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Wainhouse UC&C Summit

Coming up soon is the annual Wainhouse Summit in Santa Clara, CA. This will by my first time attending, and I’m really looking forward to it. For the past several…

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Is PC Still Politically Correct?

Colin here. In some of our locations I have IT responsibility. You know, those PC boxes on everybody’s desk. I hate those PC boxes. They are all “needy” and they…

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Can you Slimy Now?

Colin here. Let me start by saying that Verizon has in my opinion become the epitome of the schoolyard bully that we all hated. I recently left Verizon simply because…

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Thinking Like a Telco

Colin Here. It is interesting that the cellular industry views seamless transition of calls to Wi-Fi to be a big deal and very difficult. It’s a great example of how…

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PBX Users are Retarded

When I was young my teachers told me about the dangers of marijuana, and then retreated to the teacher’s “lounge” for a cigarette. Today, Marijuana is legal in my state,…

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We Built The Wrong Cellular Model

Colin here. Oops. We built the wrong business model for the cellular industry. When cellular was invented by the Bell System 35 years ago it was simply taken for granted…

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Vertical and Fulton Merge

From the stranger than fiction department, Vertical Communications and Fulton Communications merged. The new company will operate as Vertical Communications with Fulton continuing to operate under its existing brand through…

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Thoughts on the Unify Cuts

Last week Unify announced a major “restructuring” that will eliminate about 3800 jobs. That’s nearly a 50 percent cut which will leave about 3900 employees. The cuts will occur over…

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Forget UC ROI

Stop wasting your time with UC ROI tools. It’s that simple. ROI is for sissies. ROI, or return on investment, is a simple yet abused concept. The idea is that a…

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