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Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire ClearAccess

Cisco today announced its intent to acquire privately held ClearAccess, a Vancouver, Wash. based company that provides TR-069-based software to service providers for the provisioning and management of residential and mobile devices. This acquisition includes ClearAccess’ software business and talent. The hardware portion of ClearAccess’ business, Smart RG Gateways, will continue forward as SmartRG, Inc. Cisco and ClearAccess’ combined network management and software capabilities will enable service providers to better deliver, manage and monetize their services, while helping to improve operational efficiencies and customer experiences.

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CUBE’s a Winner at Enterprise Connect

At Enterprise Connect, Miercom presented Cisco with Performance Verified Award confirming Cisco Unified Border Element’s (CUBE) resiliency, high availability and scale in large SIP trunk deployments.  See full blog at http://communities.cisco.com/community/technology/collaboration/collaboration_virtual_experience_2012?view=blog.

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The Power of In-Person

Yesterday I delivered a keynote presentation at Enterprise Connect in Orlando, where touched upon the importance of in-person communications.  I’ve recorded a video where I reflect further on how in-person communications are key to business leaders who are dealing a whole new set of business imperatives for success — solving complex problems quickly, effectively scaling partner interactions, growing customer relationships, enabling agile innovations.   A powerful way of driving innovation and transforming key business processes is by engaging the experience, perspectives and knowledge of colleagues and individuals across your business community via in-person communication and collaboration.

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Social Networks & the Science of Timing

Leveraging social networks for maximum exposure and engagement has become integrally important for marketers. Use the following data to find out the best times to post to Twitter and Facebook. 

Data is from the great work done by Dan Zarrella (@danzarrella) and HubSpot.  View the webinar by Dan Zarrella for  a more indepth look at the science of timing for social networks here. Infographic created by KissMetrics.

Download a PDF of this infographic here

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The last new things in MPI-3

March 28, 2012 at 5:15 am PST

I know we’ve been talking about new MPI-3 things for forever.  But this is the last list of new things.

I promise.

Really.

I can say this with certainly because the Forum’s March meeting was the deadline for all new proposals to make it into the MPI-3 standard.  Anything else will have to be in MPI-<next> (where <next> may be 3.1, or 4, or …11.  Shrug).

Because of the deadline, we had a blizzard of proposals finally get into shape to be presented to the entire Forum.  Let’s talk about some of the more interesting ones…

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