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Technology Review -Part 2 Irrelevancy & Disruption

Who is Irrelevant Now

In the first Episode of 2012 Technology Review we looked back at tech companies and technologies , such as greening that are prospering and some of those companies that are not with us anymore. In Episode 2 we continue talking about technology shifts in the telecom space and the growth of VOIP and Integrated Telecommunications.

Telcos as Content Providers

Coping with the changing landscape some telephone companies are becoming content providers and moving into the media space and are providing multimedia content to their customers on smart phones, desktops as well as in cable and satellite tv. Long distance revenues are falling for established telcos and they are using their wireline and wireless omnipresence to deliver additional services. They are being challenged in their data businesses by new disruptive technologies like Cloud Computing which has an all-new cast of players.In addition Canadian telco providers for additional placement and content Bell and Rogers have moved into the sports business by jointly buying into the Toronto Maple Leafs, The Toronto Raptors and The Toronto FC franchises. Rogers is the owner of the Toronto Blue Jays and Bell owns a minority interest in the Montreal Canadiens

Maple Leafs

Jeff Brodie is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and an AltiGen Platinum Developer Partner and is an expert in business telephone systems and integrated information technology . With over 20 years in information technology Jeff is the C.E.O. of Codefusion Communications Inc. a Toronto based technology firm. Codefusion also is a Microsoft Virtualization Data partner and provides full service telecom and virtualization services

virtualization

Rob Metras has been an executive in a variety of industries and has been involved in the application of technology and telecommunications to business processes. He currently operates a local search marketing and consulting firm in Cambridge,Ontario.

We have changed the format this year on our podcasts to more of a discussion format. We welcome your comments on the change and look forward to providing you interesting tech comments. Listeners can have any relevant topic addressed on this podcast. Please leave their comments below and we will answer them.

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Episode 2- 2012- Technology Review- Part 2

Technology Review-Where Are They Now?

Technology Review New & Old

In our first Episode of 2012 We want to look back to some of the tech companies and technologies , such as greening that are prospering and some of those that are gone and discuss their demises and the growth of the smaller and more mobile computing platforms and their integration into our daily lives.

Jeff Brodie is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and an AltiGen Platinum Developer Partner and is an expert in telephone systems and integrated information technology . With over 20 years in information technology Jeff is the C.E.O. of Codefusion Communications Inc. a Toronto based technology firm.

Rob Metras has been an executive in a variety of industries and has been involved in online casinos the application of technology and telecommunications to business processes. He currently operates a local search marketing and consulting firm in Cambridge,Ontario.

Where Are They Now

Nortel

Oh how the mighty have fallen or diappeared and the tech word has changed with the movement away from the eastern technology areas to the Silicon Valley of California. Household names in the 70"s and 80"s such as Digital Equipment,Tandem Computers and Nortel are no more and their intellectual property made obsolete or patents sold off. Rob and Jeff look at some of these changes from their viewpoint in this first episode in 2012.

We have changed the format this year on our podcasts to more of a discussion format. We welcome your comments on the change and look forward to providing you interesting tech comments. Listeners can have any relevant topic addressed on this podcast. Please leave their comments below and we will answer them.

We want to remind our listeners that besides Itunes and Podcast Alley ,you can now access our podcast through Mediafly which has all sorts of clients for Iphones,Androids and many other mobile devices to listen without ever having to commute and leave your home.

Episode 1- 2012- Technology Review

Business Continuity & Survival

Business Continuity

Business Continuity Management and the very survival of your business is the topic of Episode 32 . Both Rob and Jeff have had experience in the importance of business continuity planning and management as well as in the tactical deployment of the plans.

Jeff Brodie is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and an AltiGen Platinum Developer Partner and is an expert in telephone systems and integrated information technology . Jeff has installed a variety of backup, virtual standby servers and disaster recovery solutions in small, medium, as well as large cross country operations. He outlines the importance of the detailed planning and partnerships that are important to keep you in the game

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Business Continuity Management

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Management is not just all about backups for servers and computers. It is about being able to have your operation ready and able to recover from a major disaster Php Aide rapidly as if it had not happened. Do you have a plan to transfer your live telephone circuits seamlessly to an offsite location or even to the cell phones of affected employees. Have you crafted and loaded Interactive Voice Messages which can be changed and checked remotely into your planning to allow communication with your clients and community.

Business continuity planning life cycle

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Listeners can have any relevant topic addressed on this podcast. Please leave their comments below and we will answer them.

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Take this opportunity with the 2BigTelecomGuys to make sure you have all your bases covered and your business continuity planning is complete and up to date.

Episode32BusinessContinuity Services

Call Centers in Your Business

Call Centers in Your SMB

Call Centers and first line customer service in your small and medium sized business is the topic of Episode31 of The 2 Big Telecom Guys. Not the kind of call centers you see with hundreds of agents answering inbound calls or making outbound telemarketing calls. Rather than being afraid of the concept Jeff talks about how you can improve your first line contact by using a small business telephone system with the latest technology to integrate into your existing computer system.

Jeff Brodie is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and an AltiGen Platinum Developer Partner and is an expert in telephone systems and integrated information technology . Jeff has installed call center technology in small, medium, as well as large cross country operations. He outlines how you can lower costs by eliminating extra charges from the phone company. All sorts of opportunities exist for voicemail,call following, and call recording.

Call Centers Can Work For You

One of the best ways to maximize resources,using a small business telephone system, which delivers calls to integrated mobile phones , is call routing to deliver leads to a representative sequentially or pick the person automatically who is next in line to receive a call. Other features include call analysis tools that can give you performance measurement regarding call wait delays.busy lines or agents, or call time . These can be excellent tools to use in staffing and manpower planning. Listen in as the call center concept is discussed and find out what you can do with very little added cost if you are employing the right solution.

Listeners can have any relevant topic addressed on this podcast. Please leave their comments below and we will answer them.

We want to remind our listeners that you can now access our podcast through Mediafly which has all sorts of clients for Iphones,Androids and many other mobile devices to listen without ever having to commute and leave your home.

Episode31 Call Centers

Going Green

Going Green in Telecom

Going Green is the topic of Episode30 of The 2 Big Telecom Guys. With apologies to our buddy Kermit ,Jeff Brodie and Rob Metras discuss tips on how to go green in your business.

Jeff Brodie is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and an AltiGen Platinum Developer Partner and is an expert in telephone systems and integrated information technology . He has given ideas to go green to a variety of his clients. These tips  on greening include saving money on energy costs both in reduction of heat emissions by office equipment and using Energy Star products as well as by developing novel telecommuting tools to improve productivity and the environment.

Going Green

Its Easy to be Green

Going Green by Telecommuting

One of the best ways to Go Green is by having a telecommuting environment, which reduces pollution on the highways, but casino online uses telecom to allow people to work at home gaining hours and productivity by avoiding the grind of getting to the office. This tip is an easy way to benefit the environment..

Answering the question of what going green means is simple when you think of knowledge work in the office environment that could be enhanced while providing a few hours of wasted time back to the worker.

Jeff and Rob give you some thoughts to consider about going green for your business..

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We want to remind our listeners that you can now access our podcast through Mediafly which has all sorts of clients for Iphones,Androids and many other mobile devices tolisten without ever having to commute and leave your home.

Episode30 Going Green Podcast

Privacy and Security on Mobile

Privacy in the Electronic World

On Episode 29 of The 2 Big Telecom Guys, Jeff Brodie and Rob Metras discuss privacy matters and ways to ensure that your data is not as mobile as your users.

Jeff Brodie is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and an AltiGen Platinum Developer Partner and is an expert in local telephone servers and network protection. He has brought a variety of secure unified communications products to the market using Microsoft® and AltiGen® systems online casino and has integrated IVR (Interactive Voice Response),call center boards and CRM packages together such as SalesForce.com, NetSuite, SalesNet, Microsoft Dynamics , LexisNexis,and others under the CT Fusion banner as we discussed in our last episode on Microsoft Telecommunication Servers.

privacy

Jeff and Rob give you some suggestions on how to protect your data and address privacy concerns that are part of this mobile landscape.

Listeners can have any relevant topic addressed on this podcast. Please leave their comments below and we will answer them.

We want to remind our listeners that you can now access our podcast through Mediafly which has all sorts of clients for Iphones,Androids and many other mobile devices.

Episode29 Privacy

Microsoft Telephone Servers Are Calling You

Microsoft Telephone Servers & Systems

On Episode 28 of The 2 Big Telecom Guys, Jeff Brodie and Rob Metras discuss the different telephone systems products and telephone servers that are available using Microsoft Software as well as other platforms such as AltiGen, .

Jeff Brodie is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and an AltiGen Platinum Developer Partner and is an expert in local telephone servers. He has brought a variety of unified communications products to the market using Microsoft® and AltiGen® systems and has integrated IVR (Interactive Voice Response),call center boards and CRM packages together such as SalesForce.com, NetSuite, SalesNet, Microsoft Dynamics , LexisNexis,and others under the CT Fusion banner as we discussed in our last episode on Unified Communications.

Local Telephone Server

Microsoft Lync Server Launch 2010

Jeff and Rob engage in an active discussion on the variety of Microsoft solutions and servers available and give examples of their implementation in various ways with the Microsoft Communications Servers and sets made by Cisco, Mitel,Avaya,Plantronics and Polycom.

microsoft telephone server

Plantronics Handset Optimized for Lync Server

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Episode28 Microsoft Telephone Servers

Understanding Unified Communications

What is Unified Communications ?

On this episode of The 2 Big Telecom Guys, Jeff Brodie and Rob Metras discuss the whats and whys of Unified Communications and what it can do for your business.

Unified Communications is tying together your computers, data communications,telephones and a unified messaging fax server. It has been a feature of Microsoft Outlook clients, Exchange Servers as well as the new generation of Microsoft Communications Servers. Jeff Brodie is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and an AltiGen Platinum Developer Partner and is an expert in the field. He has brought a variety of unified communications products to the market using Microsoft® and AltiGen® systems and has integrated IVR (Interactive Voice Response),call center boards and casino jameshallison CRM packages together such as SalesForce.com, NetSuite, SalesNet, Microsoft Dynamics , LexisNexis,and others under the CT Fusion banner.

Unified Communications

Microsoft Unified Communications



Jeff and Rob engage in an active discussion on the gains that Unified Communications can bring and give examples of their implementation.

Unified Communications

Listeners can have any relevant topic addressed on this podcast. Please leave their comments below and we will answer them.

We want to remind our listeners that you can now access our podcast through Mediafly which has all sorts of clients for Iphones,Androids and other mobile devices.

Episode27 Understanding Unified Communications

Mobile Computing Security & the Mobile Landscape

Mobile Computing Security & the Mobile Landscape

On this episode of The 2 Big Telecom Guys, Jeff Brodie and Rob Metras discuss the the new Mobile Landscape and what it means for all sizes of enterprises.

Mobile communication is becoming so widespread in business that the lack of its use would create serious productivity losses from the current gains it is delivering. With this usage there has to be a reasoned approach with mobile devices in security and network access to protect an organization's digital assets and intellectual property.

mobile landscape

Jeff and Rob go over why you should harden and secure your network and anything inside your  enterprise firewall to prevent data hijacking and misuse of intellectual property resources.

We remind our listeners if they want any topic addressed on the podcast to leave their comments below and we will answer them.

We want to remind our listeners that you can now access our podcast through Mediafly which has all sorts of clients for Iphones,Androids and other mobile devices.

Episode26 Securing the Mobile Landscape

Hosted PBX's: The Good ,the Bad, the Ugly

The Good the Bad and the Ugly of Hosted PBX"s

On this episode of The 2 Big Telecom Guys, Jeff Brodie and Rob Metras discuss the Hosted PBX or Private Branch Exchange in the Cloud.

Hosted PBX system vendors are springing up on a regular basis offering a wide variety of communication opportunities that were only available to larger businesses by the wireline telephone companies and CLEC"s (Competitive Local Exchange Carriers). The systems are based on the application of VOIP technology.

2BigTelecomGuysHostedPBX

Hosted PBX Environment

Jeff and Rob go over many of the items you should have in mind when considering off-site or virtual hosted pbx applications for your information.

We remind our listeners if they want any topic addressed on the podcast to leave their comments below and we will answer them.

Episode25 Hosted PBX Systems


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