9 posts • joined Wednesday 2nd February 2011 17:44 GMT
I'm not sure I get what cisco are worried about
So here's a thing.. Skype right now is pretty much aimed at the consumer market. Cisco dont play in this area so much. Any idiot can tell you that MSFT bought Skype to enhance the Lync and Lync online capabilities to provide hosted PBX, PSTN breakout in the cloud type services. In order to do this they will need to build a SIP gateway to connect to the Lync platform. Job done. This suggests to me that Cisco are crapping themselves that they are majorly worried about some heavy competition in the UC market. I would be too. It's where they make a major part of their revenue.. but come on, Cisco bleating on about open standards.. hmm pot, kettle....
is this why its one of the fastest selling gedgets of all time.. was everone so very wrong?
@ The Cube
Did you even bother to read the article? RIM will be adding a hosted BES service for Office365 customers. Customers can continue to host BES on premises as they currently do. Many customer looking to have a hosted Exchaneg service will probably want to maintiain their Blackberry devices in a hosted environment also.. Stop jumping on the predictable bandwagon and understand more you idiot.
eat your own dogfood
I think the origin is some dogfood manufacturer exec who was so confident in his product he ate a can in a shareholder meeting. Alternatives inlcude drinking your own champagne, a little more arrogant if you ask me. A term Cisco uses internally.
I think cloud based telephony could be the biggest win here
Personally I think Microsoft have made a wise move here. A comment I am sure to get shot down in flames for. With their SAAS based cloud offerings now becoming a major part of their strategy (am I the only one who has seen the ads???) it's clear that real time communications as a cloud based strategy is an absolute requirement. Currently MSN or Live messenger cannot break to PSTN, nor can any of their hosted enterprise offerings. An area mined with all sorts of complexity, regulatory requirements, billing etc etc.. Skype are already there..This therefore provides the vital link to a hosted PBX to millions of their customers both in consumer and enterprise world wide. Worth $8billion?? THat is eye watering, we'll have to wait and see ...Flames so I am prepared.. :)
Only a Hybrid will work
To suggest that we will all go 100% is foolish. People will demand local and cloud based apps and services moving forward. Data location can be a regulatory nightmare. This makes sense in lots of areas. Lots of apps are now commoditized so why not provide them like a utility in a multi-tenant environment. Makes sense of energy use and predictable loading. Coming from a networking background I remember leased lines giving way to shared Frame-Relay/MPLS links which are a shared service. Heck we've been using cloud for consumer for yonks now. 500Million using MSN.. Similar numbers for Gmail. Skype etc... Energy wise it makes a lot of sense also.
To those who point at unreliable internet links. Mine is rarely down and if it is I could only work locally anyway regardless of what apps I have. Most of them are collaborative in nature anyway. We used to have the same arguments on VOIP and IP telephony. You know what happened, networks became much more reliable to meet the challenge.
WP7 really shit?
Evidently not based upon the generally good reviews it's generally recieved. El Reg rated as 80% generally whereas iPhone was 75%. similarly The Times rated it above all other smart phones. I could go on arguing the case. I would suggest that most folk who find it easy to slate WP7 operating system do so without having seen or used it.
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