Articles By Dave Webb

Moving your phone system to the cloud

In the 1970s, the minicomputer had just taken over from the mainframe as ruler of the roost. The mid-80s explosion of the microcomputer (what we commonly call a PC) began to displace the

Published on: June 25th, 2015 Dave Webb

Turning to the cloud when disaster strikes

I still remember clearly, and I’m pretty sure you do too, the Eastern Seaboard blackout of 2003. Friends of mine suffered fates as varied as being stuck in an elevator for hours, having

Published on: June 10th, 2015 Dave Webb

What cloud is in your forecast?

The Weather Company bases its forecasts on input from a network of more than a billion sensors –  some of them weather stations owned by the company, some of them owned by the

Published on: June 4th, 2015 Dave Webb

The power of presence to your unified communications platform

Last post, we talked about session initiation protocol (SIP), the application level protocol that allows IP-based endpoints to find each other and connect. Its companions in the application level of the networking stack

Published on: May 13th, 2015 Dave Webb

SIP 101: The Lily Tomlin of modern unified communications

Anybody remember Lily Tomlin’s telephone operator shtick, or am I just betraying my age? The Enterprise Connectivity Series Future-proofing your business The bit, which began on the 1960s sketch comedy Laugh-In and was

Published on: May 8th, 2015 Dave Webb

The case for BYOD

It can be hard for the IT department or business units to articulate the value of a bring your own device (BYOD) strategy to upper management. A BYOD strategy enables the use of

Published on: April 17th, 2015 Dave Webb

BYOD is here. Have a strategy

The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) revolution isn’t coming soon. It has already swept through the enterprise and is firmly entrenched. Users want to work on a device that has a user interface that suits them,

Published on: April 17th, 2015 Dave Webb

Four things your business can do with LTE

I don’t want to betray my age, but I remember a time when the list of cellular phone capabilities was: 1) Make mobile phone calls; and 2) Receive mobile phone calls. The Enterprise

Published on: April 2nd, 2015 Dave Webb

Quri offers Impact on retail promotions

Retail intelligence company Quri Inc. on Wednesday announced the availability of Impact aimed at measuring the performance of in-store promotions for consumer packaged goods (CPG) retailers. Impact performs real-time analysis of store conditions data

Published on: October 3rd, 2014 Dave Webb

Big decisions are gut decisions, despite big data

Despite the fact that executives have access to more data and analytical power than ever before, they're still going on gut feelings for strategic decisions, according to a recent survey by the Economist Intelligence

Published on: October 3rd, 2014 Dave Webb

FreshBooks adds payment processing to services

Cloud-based accounting service FreshBooks has added payment processing functionality to its solution, addressing what it calls the No. 1 problem facing small- and mid-sized services businesses: cash flow. FreshBooks integrates the WePay payment

Published on: October 2nd, 2014 Dave Webb

McAfee adds to legal chorus: Bieber is dangerous

Add this to accusations of vandalism, impaired and dangerous driving, for Stratford, Ont.-born mega pop star Justin Bieber's jacket: He's the Canadian most likely to lead web surfers to a malicious site, according

Published on: October 1st, 2014 Dave Webb

HP launches Stream notebooks, tablets

There are only 12 weeks until Christmas, and Hewlett-Packard Co. is determined to remind us with a launch of a new series of tablets and laptops available just in time for the holidays.

Published on: October 1st, 2014 Dave Webb

Iterable updates e-mail marketing campaign builder

Eighteen-month-old San Francisco startup Iterable launched its Workflows feature on Wednesday, adding new functionality to its e-mail campaign-building platform. While Iterable's existing platform was capable of A/B testing for e-mail campaigns, comparing response rates

Published on: October 1st, 2014 Dave Webb

Microsoft unveils tech preview of Windows 10

Microsoft Corp. announced a technical preview of its upcoming operating system on Tuesday, Windows 10, saying it will work with the developer community to create an OS with upgraded business functionality. The Windows

Published on: September 30th, 2014 Dave Webb