Why Do The Pbx Vendors Still Make Giant Phones?

Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup Why Do The Pbx Vendors Still Make Giant Phones?by Dave Michels On October 23, 2007 In Tech The New Voip Phones Are Exciting. They Stand Tall On The Desk, Proud – Showing Off Their Large Screens And Numerous (superfluous) Buttons. It Is Very Impressive To See The Product Placement Of These Large Phones In So Many Television Shows.but What I Don’t Understand Is Why Are They ...

Can A Voip Solution Be Green? | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup Can A Voip Solution Be Green?by Dave Michels On March 26, 2008 In Tech It Is Extraordinary To Me That Everything Has Gone Green Over The Past Year.in The Early 90s There Was A Craze For “clear” Products As People Rejected Artificial Coloring. In Many Cases, It Made A Lot Of Sense. Pepsi Clear Had The Same Taste, But No Carmel Coloring. Personal Products Followed Suit And S...

The De-evolution Of Alarm Clocks | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup The De-evolution Of Alarm Clocksby Dave Michels On March 25, 2008 In Tech I Am A Professional Tech Consumer – My Wife Complains About My Graveyard Of Early Adopter Trophies – Including Winners Like The First (5 Gb) Ipod(with A Real Wheel) And Losers Like My Rocket Ebook Reader.perhaps My First Bit Of Technology I Got Was My “realistic” Alarm Clock. I Remember I...

The Future Of Wifi Phones Is Here: Dect | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup The Future Of Wifi Phones Is Here: Dectby Dave Michels On April 13, 2008 In Tech Perhaps The Biggest Limitation Of Voip Phone Systems Has Been What We Used To Call Cordless.cordless, Wireless, Mobility – Whatever- The Promise Of A Cord-free Phone Extension.voip Offered The User So Many New Capabilities And Benefits – The Big Ones, Teleworking, Unified Communications, And T...

Landlines Going The Way Of The Dodo | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup Landlines Going The Way Of The Dodoby Dave Michels On October 2, 2008 In Tech This Month, Neilsen Reported That 20 Million Homes Have Cut The Landline Cord. About 5 Years Ago, My Friend Jules Cut The Cord And He, His Wife, And Newborn Son Lived In A Home With A Single Cell Phone. At The Time, I Thought It Was Quite Innovative. But Obviously Jules Was (and Continues To Be) A Trend Sett...

A Day At Voicecon – Sfo | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup A Day At Voicecon – Sfoby Dave Michels On November 14, 2008 In Tech Made A Day Trip To San Francisco For A Few Tasks Including Voicecon.not Used To The Big City Crowds. Fortunately Voicecon Offered A Break From City Life With Wide Open Spaces.a Few Observations. Completely Surprised How Many Booths Were Dealing With Security And Management Of Voip. I’m Unsure If I Am Missi...

The Problem With The Pbx Is The Phone | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup The Problem With The Pbx Is The Phoneby Dave Michels On November 21, 2008 In Tech   there Are Few Things In The High Tech World That Have Remained Effectively Unchanged In The Past 40 Years. Two Major Commonly Used Items Stand Out; The Keyboard And The Desk Phone.ok, Obviously How These Items Are Manufactured (process And Components) Have Changed Significantly, But The Basic...

The Ghost Of Christmas Presence | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup The Ghost Of Christmas Presenceby Dave Michels On December 4, 2008 In Tech My Company Is A Small One, About 15 People.we Like Technology Though And Have Implemented Way More Than We Should Have. It Is An ‘eat Our Own Dogfood’ Type Of Deal, But We Don’t Make The Stuff, Just Resell It.the Fact Is Most Of Our Solutions For (re)sale Are Designed For Much Larger Organizat...

The Perfect Thin Voice/desk Solution (in Theory) | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup The Perfect Thin Voice/desk Solution (in Theory)by Dave Michels On December 8, 2008 In Tech About A Year And Half Ago, Mitel Debuted A Fairly Impressive Solution – Tight Mitel Integration With Sun’s Sun Ray Thin Client Terminals.there Were Two Key Components: The Ability To Marry The “hotdesking” Feature Of The Mitel 3300 Voip Platform With The Sun/sun Ray Desk...

Spam: The Next Generation Coming To Your Phone | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup Spam: The Next Generation Coming To Your Phoneby Dave Michels On December 3, 2008 In Tech Recently Our Company Spam Filter Expired.unlike An Expired Antivirus Program That Simply Stops Updating Its Signature File, But Continues To Work. Our Antispam Filter Just Completely Stops Upon Expiration.i Was Surprised To Learn That I Started Receiving Nearly 800 Spam Emails A Day. I Am Also Pl...

Can Microsoft Reclaim The Throne? | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup Can Microsoft Reclaim The Throne?by Dave Michels On January 15, 2009 In Tech Not Too Long Ago, Microsoft Dominated My Computing World. Before I Started My Own Company, I Was Having A Pretty Decent Run As An It Management Type Drinking The Ms Kool-aide. It Was Good Kool-aide. But Lately, It Appears The Cup Runneth Dry.the Pc Mac Debate In The 90s Was Fun From A Corporate Perspective &#...

“digital Phones Are The Future” Anonymous 1976 | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup “digital Phones Are The Future” Anonymous 1976by Dave Michels On January 22, 2009 In Tech  everything Old Becomes New Again. Dumb Terminals Are Dead (just Don’t Call A Thin Client Dumb!). Unix Chat Was So 80s (imho), And Digital Phones Are Doomed (to Return).we Live In A Connected World. The Internet Has Enabled Our Simple Desktop Computers And Telephones To Talk To...

The Void In Voip Applications | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup The Void In Voip Applicationsby Dave Michels On January 8, 2009 In Tech There Are Some Things That The General Disruptive Voip Telephony World Does Seems To Agree On.it Is All About Applicationsit Is Not About Cheap Long Distancevoip Makes Far More Sense Than Hybrid And Digital Phone Systemsit Is More About Software Than Hardwareno Debate There. But What Bothers Me Is The Total Void O...

The Fax About Switchvox Smb 4 | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup The Fax About Switchvox Smb 4by Dave Michels On February 8, 2009 In Tech Last Week, Digium Announced Details About The Upcoming Release Of The Switchvox Smb 4.0 Ip Pbx. The Release Represents The First Major Upgrade Since Digium Acquired Switchvox, And It Is Clear Digium Is Serious About This Platform. The Upgrade Contains Significantly More Features Than One Might Expect In A Single ...

The Significance Of Google Voice | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup The Significance Of Google Voiceby Dave Michels On March 16, 2009 In Tech The Newly Released Google Voice Fills An Interesting Space In Emerging Telecommunications. I Believe The Service Will Have Significant Ramifications To Pbx Makers And Software Service Providers Alike; Albeit Not Very Quickly.the Fact Is Telecom Isn’t So Simple Any More. Gone Are The Days Of The Pbx Island....

The Case To Buy Skype | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup The Case To Buy Skypeby Dave Michels On April 17, 2009 In Tech It Took A Few Years, But Ebay Finally Concluded That Skype Has “limited Synergies” With Ebay Or Paypal. Not Much Of A Surprise There. The Acquisition Was Never Understood And Criticized By Many. But Skype Has Done Reasonably Well Under Ebay – The Service Is Strong And Growing. The Company Generated $551 Million In 20...

End Of The Line For The Ski Train | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup End Of The Line For The Ski Trainby Dave Michels On April 23, 2009 In Tech I Normally Write About Technology Related Topics, But This One Got My Attention.yesterday, It Was Announced The Colorado Ski Train Was Sold And Is Leaving Colorado. This Train Has Run From Denver To Winter Park Ski Resort Since 1940.the News Was A Surprise. Winter Park Is Undergoing Major Expansion And Enhancem...

Is The Internet To Blame For The Recession? | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup Is The Internet To Blame For The Recession?by Dave Michels On April 4, 2009 In Tech The Current Economic Situation Is Grim. It Is Already Frequently Compared To The Great Depression And No One Knows How Far We Are Into It. I Did A Report On The Great Depression Back In High School And Couldn’t Fathom The Pictures I Saw. I Remember A Photo Of People In Line For A Job During The C...

Ocs & Keynote Thoughts | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup Ocs & Keynote Thoughtsby Dave Michels On April 23, 2009 In Tech I Posted A Three Part Series On Ocs At Ucstrategies.com. Well, Not So Much Ocs As The Microsoft Keynote Presentation At Voicecon. You Can Read It Here.but I Wanted To Add A Couple More Thoughts On The Voicecon Keynotes In General.each Of The Four Keynote Speakers Presented A Strong View Of How Their Products And Serv...

The Unspoken Future Of Voice Mail | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup The Unspoken Future Of Voice Mailby Dave Michels On April 14, 2009 In Tech There Is Only One Thing That Frustrates Me More Than Voice Mail, People Who Don’t Have Voice Mail. Five Words I Hate To Hear: “can I Take A Message?”“tell Victor That Ramon – -the Fella He Met About A Week Ago? – -tell Him That Ramon Went To The Clinic Today, And I Found Out ...

Voicecon Mco A Rejuvenation | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup Voicecon Mco A Rejuvenationby Dave Michels On April 2, 2009 In Tech I Just Got Back From The Voicecon Conference In Orlando. I Wasn’t Sure I Wanted To Attend. Six Months Ago, I Went To Voicecon Sfo, And Really How Much Could Change? Plus, The Recession And All, I Figured There Wouldn’t Be Much In Announcements Or Attendees. But Blair Pleasant Of Ucstrategies Convinced Me T...

Will Amazon Inherit The World? | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup Will Amazon Inherit The World?by Dave Michels On April 14, 2009 In Tech I Recently Blogged That The Internet, Or More Broadly The Technology Revolution That Is Changing The Way We Live And Work, Is Likely Contributing To Our Recession. You Can Read That Post Here: Is The Internet To Blame For The Recession?today, I Saw Amazon: Now One Third Of All Us E-commerce.amazon.com(amzn) Could ...

An Ivr Without The V | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup An Ivr Without The Vby Dave Michels On May 27, 2009 In Tech Voxeo Acquires Imified. This Is One Of Those Things That Is Perfectly Logical, But Takes A Moment To Get Your Head Around. This Acquisition Was Initially Described To Me As Im Meets Ivr Which Is A Bit Mind Bending. Voxeo Provides Technologies, Products, And Services Around Voice Apis. This Type Of Business Just Didn’t E...

Uc In The Clouds With Diamonds | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup Uc In The Clouds With Diamondsby Dave Michels On May 6, 2009 In Tech I Wrote Up A Piece Over At Ucstrategies.com Discussing How Cloud Computing And Uc (equally Nebulous Terms) May Intersect. I Think It Has More To Do Where You Are Coming From Than Where You Are Going To.organizations Coming From A Hardware Perspective Will Likely Keep Their Telecom Solutions On-site, And People Coming...

Uc Innovation Leads To The Dumb Pbx | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup Uc Innovation Leads To The Dumb Pbxby Dave Michels On May 5, 2009 In Tech Over The Past Decade, The Phone System Business Has Changed Dramatically. It Changed From Tdm To Voip, From Hardware To Software, And From Switching To Unified Communications (uc). The Changes Are Not Slowing. Traditional Phone Systems Are Threatened By Cellular Carriers, Saas Solutions, And Non-traditional Alte...

Cutting The Cord In Voip | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup Cutting The Cord In Voipby Dave Michels On June 24, 2009 In Tech   Normal 0 False False False En-us X-none X-none   here Is An Apparent Contradiction: Quarter Over Quarter Enterprise Line Shipments Are Down 22%, Yet Mobile Phones Represent One Of The Fastest Growing Segments In Tech...

The Value Of Voip | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup The Value Of Voipby Dave Michels On June 3, 2009 In Tech Forbes Magazine Ran An Article With The Same Title. It Is So Odd Reading About Telecom In Mainstream Press. Every Reference To Something Technical Is Immediately Followed With A Definition. For Us Professionals, We Can’t Write Or Read This Way Largely Because We Can’t Agree On Any Of These Things. For Example:“...

Android – Keep On Waiting? | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup Android – Keep On Waiting?by Dave Michels On July 29, 2009 In Tech I Believe I Want An Android Phone.i Am Still Using My Tmo Dash, Which – Has Been The Best Phone I Ever Had. It Is Nearing 3 Years Old Now (can’t Be). It Is Obsolete And Very Tired Now. But It Still Works. I Just Feel Somewhat Obligated To Have A Cutting Edge Phone.i’ve Seen Friends Upgrade Their...

Is An Ip Pbx What The Doc Ordered? | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup Is An Ip Pbx What The Doc Ordered?by Dave Michels On July 28, 2009 In Tech I Got To Participate In A Podcast With The Ucstrategies Team On The Ip Pbx. Listen To It Here.the Conversation Was Prompted By The Increasing Trends We Are Seeing In Consulting Of Organizations Thinking They Need A New Phone System, When Often They Don’t. It Is Important To Understand The Motivation Or Fr...

Cloud Series: The Cloud | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup Cloud Series: The Cloudby Dave Michels On August 13, 2009 In Tech There Is Extraordinary Confusion Around The Cloud. This Is The First In A Series Of Posts About Cloud Telecom. The Series Will Look At Cloud Computing, And Then Tie Back To Cloud Telecom Specifically. It Starts Of With A Simple Definition.the Cloud: A Service Delivered Over A Network.it Is A Bit Ironic, But The Term ...

The Disruption Google Voice Is | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup The Disruption Google Voice Isby Dave Michels On August 7, 2009 In Tech Google Voice Isn’t The Fringe On Top Of A Surrey. It Is A Whole New Vehicle For Communications That Potentially Changes The Rules Of How Services Are Charged, Delivered, And Bundled.google Voice Reverses The Traditional Arrangement Of Call Control With Added Applications. It Effectively Outsources Basic Call...

The Android Anigma | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup The Android Anigmaby Dave Michels On October 22, 2009 In Tech The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Described The Earth This Way:…an Utterly Insignificant Little Blue Green Planet Whose Ape- Descended Life Forms Are So Amazingly Primitive That They Still Think Digital Watches Are A Pretty Neat Idea. The Book Was Published In 1979 And That Was A Time When We Humans Were Inde...

Convergence 2.0: Voip And Mobility | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup Convergence 2.0: Voip And Mobilityby Dave Michels On October 27, 2009 In Tech About 10 Years Ago, The Pbx Phone Held Its Business Use Territory And The Cell Phone Was Used Only When Mobility Required It. The Cell Phone Offered Mobility, But The Cost Was High In Both Price/minute And Quality Compromises. It Was Socially Accepted And Expected To Reconnect Once The Mobile User Arrived At...

Internet Freedom Act – What’s In A Name? | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup Internet Freedom Act – What’s In A Name?by Dave Michels On October 23, 2009 In Tech When Did Names Become So Hard To Decipher?today, Senator John Mccain Introduced A Bill Called Internet Freedom Act. The Legislation Says The Fcc “shall Not Propose, Promulgate, Or Issue Any Regulations Regarding The Internet Or Ip-enabled Services.”this Sounds Pretty Good On The Surface...

The Next Big Thing | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup The Next Big Thingby Dave Michels On October 18, 2009 In Tech I Write A Lot About Voice Communications. But That’s A Small Sandbox – It Spreads Into Networking In General, Cellular Solutions, And End Points. But I Need To Expand A Bit More With This Post – Because This Topic Is Just Too Big.cisco, Ibm, Google, Siemens, Microsoft, Oracle, Are Interested In This.so Is ...

Vmerge: Cpe Meets The Cloud | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup Vmerge: Cpe Meets The Cloudby Dave Michels On October 1, 2009 In Tech Voice Mobility Has Introduced A New Product Called Vmerge, A Cpe Appliance Used For Uc Cloud Integration. This Is The First I Have Seen Of A New Hybrid Cloud Model That I Expect To Become More Prevalent.i Love The Idea Of Saas, In Many Cases The Benefits Seem To Be To Outweigh The Risks. But For Most Organizations, ...

Do Uc The Doc Or The Soup Nazi? | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup Do Uc The Doc Or The Soup Nazi?by Dave Michels On November 10, 2009 In Tech Technology Can Lower Costs And Increase Productivity; Though Sometimes Neither. My First Telecom Job Involved Auto Attendants; Initially They Did Both. But Somewhere Along The Line They Became More Focused On Cost Savings. Instead Of Simply Routing Calls; They Attempted To Service Calls With Various Degrees Of...

Droided: After A Long Detour Around The iPhone | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup Droided: After A Long Detour Around The iPhoneby Dave Michels On November 12, 2009 In Tech The Droid Is The Best Phone I Have Owned. I’ve Been Using An Ms Mobile Phone (tmo Dash) For About 3 Years. It Was The Best Phone I Ever Owned Until The Droid. But Its Been Obsolete Now For Several Years.i Was Going To Upgrade My Phone Last Year When The G1 Came Out, But Decided To Wait Because...

Unified Communications: Through The Magic (quadrant) Glass | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup Unified Communications: Through The Magic (quadrant) Glassby Dave Michels On December 7, 2009 In Tech The Magic Quadrant, Put Forth By Gartner Is A Graphical Representation Of The Competitive Landscape In A Given Industry Or Sector. The X Axis Measures A Vendor’s “completeness Of Vision”. The More To The Right, The More Complete The Vision. The Y Axis Measures A Vend...

At&t (iphone) Supports Voip Isn’t The Story | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup At&t (iphone) Supports Voip Isn’t The Storyby Dave Michels On January 28, 2010 In Tech Lots Of News Today About The At&t; Restriction On Voice Over Data Being Lifted. Here Is A Story From Gigaom, In Case You Missed The Frenzy.a Couple Of Points From Pin Drop Soup.first Off, This Really Isn’t News. At&t; Promised It Months Ago. The Story Should Be What Took So ...

Found An Ace In The Dect | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup Found An Ace In The Dectby Dave Michels On January 6, 2010 In Tech Last June, I Blogged My Frustration With The Current Dect Ip Phone Offerings. I Am A Big Fan Of Dect – It Is An Excellent Wireless Technology, But The Ip Phone Offerings Have Not Excited Me. Dect Offers Reasonable Range And Excellent Clarity. The Portable Phone In Pbx Environments Makes A Lot Of Sense, But Multip...

Mitel Becomes A Mobile Carrier | Talkingpointz
Enterprise Unified Communications Homeservicesresearchappearancesinterviewspodcastsaboutask Davepindropsoup Mitel Becomes A Mobile Carrierby Dave Michels On January 19, 2010 In Tech Mitel Now Offers Wireless Voice And Data Services Nationwide. This One Caught Me Off-guard At First, But It Is Beginning To Grow On Me. The Fact Is, Overall Telecom Spend Is Shifting From Product To Solution And From Capital To Expense. Not To Mention Everyone Loves Mobile. So In That Context, It Makes TodayR...