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MS Lync Update

Last week was LyncConf14, in Las Vegas. I’ve been composing my thoughts in my first Wainhouse research note, but wanted to share a few things here. Impressed. My trip summary…

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Credit Card Fraud

Colin Here. In my last article I wrote how the phone company could have trivially shut down phone phreakers using blue boxes. This sub-culture had devised clever way to cheat the…

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Reflecting on Chromebox for Meetings

Google recently announced Chromebox for Meetings (Hangouts for rooms). Vidyo concurrently announced Hangouts to Other (H2O). Here’s a collection of my thoughts in random order. Related content: Room with a View. I…

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New Spectralink PIVOT Phones

Today Spectralink launched its new line of PIVOT phones. I can’t say that I’ve tried them, but it sure is an innovative concept – bridging the consumer world of mobile…

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Do UC SDNs?

I’d like to make some key points about SDNs. First, UC is the killer app for enterprise-wide SDNs.  I wrote about this at SearchUC here. However, UC will not be…

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Fraud and the Blue Box

Colin here. A recurring, popular news theme is about hackers and the billions of dollars in fraud that they inflict upon the public. It’s a feel good topic that gets…

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A Room With A View

Somewhere within the hard phone v softphone debate is an emerging class of collaborative endpoints. These are devices and/or accessories that facilitate collaboration. It’s a new and growing category of…

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Unlimited Data

Colin here, and I am seeing an increasing trend towards cellular data plans offering unlimited data. T-Mobile offers unlimited slow-speed data for free, and unlimited high-speed (4G) data for a…

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IBM and SIP Phones

IBM sold off its low end server business to Lenovo. Lenovo was born when IBM sold off its PC and laptop business. Why would a computing company want out of…

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Who is Securing Who?

Colin here. The NSA spying has been in the press a lot. Up until Snowden the NSA strongly professed it had no mass surveillance.  Now, it is clear that they…

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Mitel To Buy Telepo

Acquisitive Aastra managed to make another acquisition before being acquired itself by Mitel. Aastra announced today that is acquired Telepo, while just last week it announced its own shareholders approved…

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iPad Phone

Colin Here. T-Mobile announced that iPad customers will get 200 MB of free data every month…no strings attached. Apple IOS 7  features audio-only Facetime. And, of course, VOIP services are available…

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Aastra Shareholders Approve Sale to Mitel

Big week for industry Canucks eh? Last week the shareholders of Aastra Technologies agreed to be acquired by Mitel. Ballots were dropped in a large toque that was passed around the…

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The Demise of the T3

Colin here. Data continues to grow at a tremendous rate. Offices that used to do fine with T-1 lines and 1.5 megabit connections would have 4 or 5 T-1 lines…

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