Tag Archives: cloud communications

What is a CPaaS? TalkingHeadz with Dave Michels and Evan Kirstel

I was fortunate to be invited to take part in a conversation with Dave Michels and Evan Kirstel, TalkingHeadz. The focus was: what is a CPaaS (Communications Platform as a Service)? I consider the term CPaaS to be as dumbass as Cloud Communications. They were both created when referring to cloud was ‘essential marketing cool’. And […]

The Enterprise Telecoms Revolution. A Potted History of Programmable Telecoms.

Before we start, do not worry about all the acronyms in this potted history of Programmable Telecoms, there is an irreverent acronym list at the end of this weblog to help you through them. And yes, this is a long weblog, at 4k words it should take about 20 minutes to read, but its easy […]

What is it that you do?

I’m asked this question surprisingly often, “Alan, what is it that you do?” My stock answer is, “I wander the world helping people.” Which generally results in a wry smile from those who know me; else a questioning or annoyed look from someone who was expecting a straightforward answer to a straightforward question. When I […]

Review of IIT RTC Conference and TADHack Chicago

This week the center of the RTC (Real Time Communications) World was the IIT (Illinois Institute of Technology) in Chicago as people from around the world gathered at IIT RTC to discuss: IPTComm (devoted to academic and industrial research in IP-enabled communications and services); Mobile Networks, Platforms and Applications; WebRTC and Cloud Communications; Next Generation […]

BLI Messaging, BeQuick Software and Meet.fm All Run on Telecom APIs

Continuing the the series of weblogs highlighting businesses running on Telecom APIs, we review BLI Messaging, BeQuick Software and Meet.fm’s experiences of running on Telecom APIs.  They are all customers of Aculab, a provider of Telecom APIs like Tropo, Twilio, Plivo, APIdaze and Bandwidth.com recently reviewed in this weblog. Aculab provides telephony resources on cloud, […]

No Jitter Article: Integrating Collaboration and Document Management with the Cloud

Here is a link to an article I wrote for No Jitter on the dawn of true information communication technology (ICT) services, in which IT and Communication services are enabled and integrated by cloud computing and APIs. Cloud-based document management services are growing rapidly, e.g. DropBox, Box.net, Mozy, KnowledgeTree, SpringCM, WebEx and recently Google Docs.  […]

African Service Provider IT (AspIT) Conference and Exhibition. 12-15 March 2012, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

I will not be involved in this conference for the reasons set out in this weblog article. I’ve been asked to chair the African Service Provider IT (AspIT) Conference and Exhibition in March of 2012.  Its looks like its going to be a unique and interesting conference.  Its definitely reflecting the frustrations and issues I’m […]