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RIM:Back From the Brink?

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I am a sucker for the underdog. I love the battle, the strategy, the market dynamics. The ‘We’re Not Number One, So We Try Harder’ mentality. I think that’s why…

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Welcome to TalkingPointz

This site provides opinion and research on various Enterprise Communications topics. The site started by Dave Michels as the PinDropSoup blog, but today features multiple authors. Note that TalkingPointz has no ads or sponsors – just informed opinions about what’s new, great, and not so great in modern communications. In addition to regular posts, there’s interviews, podcasts, and independent research. There’s no editors, so you might also find a few typos and perhaps some political incorrectness.

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UC Alliance Anyone?

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The Tech Sector had a rough month in May. Kevin Kelleher of CNN Money asks (but doesn’t answer) the question Why Are Blue Chip Tech Stocks So Blue? Exhibit A, of…

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10 Reasons Why RIM Won’t Die

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It has been fun to kick RIM. Text book example of why incumbents get disrupted/ RIM owned/invented email on a mobile phone. They invented the smartphone. We used to call…

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Industry Update

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The iPhone and iPad have broken more records than the iPod did CDs. Microsoft buying Skype was a game changer, but the new game remains a mystery. Here is the…

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Microsoft’s RIMshot

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News today from Blackberry World is Microsoft partners with RIM? “We’re going to invest uniquely into the BlackBerry platform,” Ballmer said. “Bing will become the default search provider in the…

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My gRIM Prediction

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I’ve always liked RIM. I remember being in a meeting where everyone had a Blackberry and I had a Sidekick  – I think that was when my feelings of inadequacy…

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The VoID in VoIP Applications

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There are some things that the general disruptive VoIP telephony world does seems to agree on. It is all about applications It is not about cheap long distance VoIP makes…

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Latest Interview

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Cisco’s Rowan Trollope Makes ‘Spark’ Fly

[this interview originally appeared on NoJitter on November 19, 2015 though without the bonus content at the end] Three years ago Cisco appointed Rowan Trollope as the new leader of its Collaboration…

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