The NFV End Game – Part 2

by Jim Machi April 13, 2015 Business
Dialogic

If it’s true that NFV will end the “end-to-end solutions coming from a single vendor” and usher in the “best of breed” approach, then it means significant changes for this industry. Some large players that have end-to-end solutions will need to change if they want to survive. This is easier said than done. First of […]

Defining the Modern Media Gateway

by Matt Hoffman April 10, 2015 Cloud Computing
Dialogic

Media gateways (MGWs) have long been the workhorses of next-generation networks. But as service providers transition to all-IP networks, are media gateways keeping pace with the challenges they’re facing? Over the past four years, Infonetics estimates that service providers have spent more than $2.2 billion on media gateways alone, and they continue to invest (though […]

What is a TADHAck ???

by Jim Machi April 7, 2015 Business

If you have been following our social messaging, you probably noticed that we are going to be participating in TADHack-mini London, which will be focusing on WebRTC. You may have wondered or are wondering, “What is this?” So, I am going to tell you what it is and why you should be participating if you […]

The NFV End Game and Ushering in a New Wave of Players

by Jim Machi April 7, 2015 Business

The clock is ticking and it’s about to strike midnight.  NFV will usher in an era of change for the telecom industry yet again.  The players will change, just like they changed with the ushering in of VoIP.  Nortel is no more, Alcatel and Lucent merged, and Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle, Apple and others emerged as […]

Someone is after your customers

by Amanda Williams April 7, 2015 Marketing

Cold Hard Fact: Someone is out to get your customers. You might be surprised by how many resellers tell me that they don’t need marketing for their business.  Or maybe not, because maybe you are there yourself!  It’s almost always the same story.  A small start-up company, with a highly technical background has been finding […]

Implementing Skype for Business by Microsoft at Quaero – The Business Model Made all the Difference

by Alan Percy April 7, 2015 Business
AudioCodes

The biggest hurdle in deploying Skype for Business is not always technical, as a case study interview with Quaero explains, sometimes the business model makes all the difference in making Skype for Business work. Earlier this year I had the opportunity to talk with Matt Jones, Manager of Infrastructure Services at Quaero, a data management […]

Media Servers: Powering Tomorrow’s Services Today!

by Dean Bubley April 3, 2015 Cloud Computing
Dialogic

When Disruptive Analysis first started writing about “The Future of Voice” about five years ago, the term “media server” only appeared relatively rarely. It mostly arose when talking about traditional telecom networks or enterprise communications, when discussing voicemail, recorded announcements and sometimes transcoding VoIP traffic (usually in the fixed-line world). Now, the situation is very […]

The Era of Hardware-based Media Servers is Over – Scaling Software-based Media Servers

by Jim Machi March 27, 2015 Cloud Computing
Dialogic

As the telecom world moves closer and closer to software- based infrastructure, many questions are being asked about scalability of these software-based infrastructure solutions. After all, when there are hardware cards full of Digital Signal Processors (DSPs) you could simply plug in more boards or add more systems (at greater cost) to get to the […]

What is MSRP?

by Jolene Pierangeli March 26, 2015 Business
Dialogic

What is MSRP? What are the advantages? Message Session Relay Protocol (MSRP) is a protocol for text or multimedia instant messaging (SMS), which exchanges a series of related instant messages across an IP Network in the context of a session. There are many ways to do messaging, but MSRP offers some unique advantages like: Transmission […]

SmartPhoneMan and His Interaction with Media Servers on St. Patrick’s Day

by Jim Machi March 26, 2015 Business
Dialogic

Last week we made it about halfway through SmartPhoneMan’s day. Let’s finish his day. Right now, he’s in a rush to get home for the fantasy baseball draft. Everyone is scattered across the country and uses different methods to call in – people call in from POTS phone, though not as many as the year […]