Monday, October 30, 2006
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Friday, October 27, 2006
I've used bittorrent and it works very well. I have and do use VOIP. I know that the guys at bittorrent have been trying to work a business model for their software. I see these 2 as competing goals. For example, at home I use M0n0Wall firewall and in the firewall I have VOIP traffic setup for priority. I think that you will see more of the Broadband providers implement their EULA when it comes to bittorrent and start slowing those connection down.
It will be interesting, I know that in the past some ISP specifically traditional Teleco's and cable networks have been surpressing or traffic shaping VOIP traffic that is not theirs. I think they should probably be looking more at Bittorrent and more P2P network protocols.
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
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Good article and good run down on the players in the VOIP market.
I think that Cell Phone companies have done more to move the adoption of VOIP ahead than even the VOIP companies. Lets face it, we are use to poor call quality because we use Cell Phones. Dropped calls annoy us, but we continue to pay for cell phone minutes. So, when a VOIP call stinks as far as quailty, does it bother us? Nope. We are use to it.
Cell Phone companies also got us in the habit of thinking of the number of minutes that we use. We only pay for what we think we will use. The Telco's never really wanted to point out the fact that you are paying a premium for as many minutes as you can use. You all know that Cell Phone companies have the same quality problems, so you shop for the cheapest minutes.
I think that VOIP companies need to look at cool hardware. This is pretty much what Cell companies have done to draw users. Offer the newer technology and phones that look cool.
Sunday, October 22, 2006
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Monday, October 16, 2006
A sneaky change in Windows licensing terms by ZDNet's Ed Bott -- Microsoft just released the licensing agreements for Windows Vista, and I read them carefully. Buried in the fine print is a dramatic change in licensing terms from the Windows XP versions. Think you can transfer a retail Windows license to any machine you want? Think again.
Yet again, does this surprise anyone? To be honest with you, I always thought that was the case with Windows. Doesn't mean that I didn't move copies to new machines as I got them. I say "good job" to Microsoft. Keep driving your product into the ground. Just makes me interested to see who is coming next to knock them down.
Friday, October 13, 2006
Thursday, October 12, 2006
The one thing that I thought of at the end of the article was Hayes. Does anyone remember them. Hayes' modems and the Hayes' standard. Think about it. The disappearance of Hayes from the IT landscape is like no one remembering that Band-Aid isn't a thing but a brand.....oh wait. That is what everyone thinks. Is it the nature cycle of business or is the nature cycle of IT business? It makes companies like IBM, General Motors and GE all the more amazing.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
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Monday, October 02, 2006
Didn't Cisco try this or I should say does this along with Juniper and any other big player. The Facebook move is scarey in a way. I mean from what I understand Facebook is a site for school kids. Nothing like moving product with the kids.
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