Partner Spotlight on Adam Edwards

I first met Adam Edwards, co-founder of Telarus, when we shared the same hallways in the Centennial Plaza. Our VXSuite offices were located on the same floor as Telarus and he always gave a smile and friendly greeting when we passed. Since we were all in the same building it was easy to mention, in passing, our VXMadness event and introduce him to the idea of attending and sponsoring. We would update him on new registrations and other sponsors. He loved the idea and has attended VXMadness both years. He is such a fan, in fact, that he and co-founder
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Strategic Partnerships – Grow your Sandbox

Strategic partnerships are just as important in real life as they are in business. Lets’s face it, our lives are busy, and getting busier, right? Getting more done every day comes down to time and energy. When juggling work life and ‘life life’, as more and more things pop up on our calendar we have to find ways to be more efficient with our time. This first time I realized this was when a bank popped up in my grocery store. Mind you, it wasn’t MY bank, but since I was already at the grocery store every week, I switched
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5 Reasons to attend VXMadness 2.0

At VXMadness 1.0 we listed the five reasons to attend as Learn, Collaborate, Network, Build and Celebrate. This year we have five new reasons to attend:   1.  This is the only conference where you don’t have to walk through an exhibit hall and waste your time with vendors trying to vie for your attention. While you can win prizes at our Wednesday night Casino Event, they won’t be those silly trade show tchotchkes—aka “trinkets and trash”—from the typical trade show. We’re talking Jabra accessories, binoculars, gift cards, and more. 2.  We listened to your suggestions in our post-conference survey
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VXSuite Accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Last week our very own Kurt Karshick, Channel Manager for the East and Central time zones, challenged the entire VXSuite team to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. After I got done cursing his name, I accepted. And what fun it was! ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Across the US Kurt is in Rochester New York and challenged us from his driveway (where they are not having a drought). Ron is in Wenatchee, Washington and accepted from his lovely grass back yard as did Michael, Toni and Roger, all in the Salt Lake City, Utah area. I am in Southern
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Platte River Technology Showcase – Baseball, Cloud Technology and a Cold One!

Set in the heart of downtown Denver, Coors Field is a fantastic spot to host a technology forum. And to my luck, Platte River Networks held their annual Platte River Technology Showcase at the Coors Field Rooftop last week. It’s the newest hot spot at Coors Field – a perfect mix of seating area and concourse with just enough room to house the booths of the vendors participating in the technology showcase. The goal? Support our partner, meet every person and company, assess their needs, offer a solution, and make new friends. Plus we get to enjoy a great game of
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Telarus Partner Summit 2014 Keynote Highlights

Recently I attended the Telarus Partner Summit 2014. It was a great opportunity to learn more about what is going on in the carrier world and network with some terrific partners in the bandwidth channel. Telarus put on an amazing event. There were two amazing keynote speakers: David Arvin and Dale Murphy. One of the highlights was a keynote presentation by David Arvin. He has written a book called “It’s Not Who You Know, It’s Who Knows You” where he gives advice on how to build your business by building your brand in the social media age. His keynote was
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Five BIG Reasons for Call Accounting

Today our blog was submitted by Andy Wolf, Telecom Manger at Linfield College in McMinnville, OR. Phone calls and long distance have become so inexpensive these days, I often hear people say “Why use call accounting?” and “we can’t justify the expense of call accounting when the call cost is so cheap!”  From my perspective, there are five BIG reasons. And I mean a Big-Five-Fingered-Open-Handed-Slap-to-the-forehead, “why didn’t I think of that”; number of reasons.  Let’s have look:  OVERALL ACCOUNTABILITY – If you don’t track usage, there will be no red flags for abuse.  While the overall cost of phone calls
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Trade show Follow Up – I Just Had A Hot Bath, Now What?

Yesterday we talked about the hot bath effect. You know, when you take that nice relaxing bath, maybe with a glass of wine and bubbles and you feel awesome? It feels great while you are in it, but then you have to get up, dry off, and figure out what’s next. Sometimes people attend a trade show, conference, or networking event and have that same exact problem – they get home and then have no idea what to do next or what they should expect. We were talking last week to some of our friends who happen to be end
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Educational classes don’t have to be Death by PowerPoint

Educational classes don’t have to be Death by PowerPoint Industry conferences, by their very nature, are boring – especially in the IT world where bits and bytes are thrown around with acronyms like PSTN, QoS, VoIP, QoE, MOS, just to name a few. Starting Sunday we’ll be exhibiting and presenting at Avaya’s @IAUG #CONNECT2014 in Dallas, TX (Info). We were selected to present one of the five topics we submitted. Now the way I see it, either the people on the selection committee don’t have much of a sense of humor, or they like death by PowerPoint. Here are the
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Spin Sucks – Meet Gini Dietrich at VXMadness

Consider this: The public relations industry might have begun in 1800 BC. Back then, the Babylonians used stone tablets to educate farmers on how to sow and harvest crops. In Egypt, scribes documented the deeds of the pharaohs; in Rome, leaders, such as Julius Caesar, wrote biographies to persuade the public to support their political aspirations. There are numerous examples of persuasive speaking, the art of rhetoric, reputation building, and mediating between rulers and subjects. Among the most famous was the use of public relations to promote Roman Catholicism during Europe’s Counter-Reformation. Pope Gregory XV coined the term “propaganda” when
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Flight Delays and the Glamour of Travel

Travel is inevitable in my line of work. I am a Channel Manager and Director of Content for LVM, Inc – the software company that manufactures VXSuite, a suite of cloud-based analytic software that helps Telecom and IT Managers monitor and manager the phone system and the network it runs on. I go to a lot of trade shows, partner meetings and speaking engagements. Today I am headed to Wisconsin for one of my favorite trade shows, and wound up delayed on the plane for 90 minutes while they tried to fix the radio. They said the radio is necessary
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VXSuite exited to present 4 sessions at IAUG, Booth 400

Sunday starts the Annual IAUG CONVERGE2013 (Avaya) conference in Orlando and VXSuite is both speaking and exhibiting. Come see us in booth 400 in the Solutions Expo. VXSuite Hosted Sessions: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Communication Managers Session 904 Presenter: Doug Tolley Date: Monday, June 3rd Time: 4:45-5:45 PM Room: Naples 1 & 2 VXSuite – Quality of End-user Experience (QoE) Management Overcoming the Barriers to Funding Session 405 Presenters: Amy Bailey & Roger Blohm Date: Tuesday, June 4th Time: 1:00-2:00 PM Room: Sun 1 & 2 Effective Use of Telecom & IT Tools Increases Your Value Session 909
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7 Biggest Headaches in IT and how to Solve Them

The variables in the IT landscape grow every day and while it’s great to have a plan for what this will look like in 5 years, we need a plan for today. At the Texas Technology Summit, VXSuite presented the 7 Biggest Headaches in IT and how to solve them.   BYOD – What are the pitfalls? Is more bandwidth the only answer? Transition from TDM to VoIP 911 or threatening call alert searches Who’s to blame for bad call quality? Carrier, IT, Telecom? Delivering the right information to managers to make critical business decisions Can IT be a strategic asset
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Join us for Avaya BYOD, UC Ecosystem Management and Lunch with SCTNA in Irvine, CA!

Thursday June 21st, 8:30 AM – 1 PM Come hear how the power of VXSuite will help you manage your unified communications ecosystem. Learn how Avaya BYOD and Flair can help your business and about the latest Avaya promos, specials and upgrades. 8:30 – 9:00 Breakfast & Registration 9:00 – 9:50 Business Meeting and Open Discussion 9:50 – 10:00 Break 10:00 – 10:15 Introduction to Black Box (Nicole Lau, Blackbox) 10:15 – 10:45 Presentation 1 – VXSuite (Presented by Amy Bailey, VXSuite) 10:45 – 11:30 Presentation 2 – Avaya BYOD Enterprise and Flair Demo (Presented by Avaya & Lisa Ward,
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VXSuite makes debut at IAUG in 2012 in Boston

  The VXSuite team would like to thank all of our longtime friends that we were able to catch up with at IAUG Global Connect in Boston   and welcome the new ones we made this year!  IAUG Global Connect is always a great time with lots of information and exciting new business opportunities.   We appreciate the attention and time everyone gave us learning how we can help you  achieve the promise of unified communications in your companies.  Can't wait to see you next year!         www.shinto-worldmate.jp
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