Research, analysis, and thought leadership for enterprise communications.

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Cisco Calls the Skype Kettle Black


I didn’t see this one coming – but it makes perfect sense. Cisco communicates to the EU that Microsoft and Skype together may not be such a good thing for…

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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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Digital Realities


When technology shifts occur slowly, dramatic changes in how we live take place. Electricity allowed us to work late at night as opposed to until sundown. But when technology changes…

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Google Misses The Big Picture


Today Google pestilently announced that its Chrome browser will no longer natively support H.264. It’s altruistic logic reasoned that: To that end, we are changing Chrome’s HTML5 support to make…

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Latest Interview

Don Brown ININ

Interacting with Interactive’s Don Brown

[This interview first appeared on NoJitter on July 16, 2015] Dr. Don Brown, CEO of Interactive Intelligence, is a serial entrepreneur with a history of success. His first software company…

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External Posts

Recent posts by Dave on other websites.