Tag Archives: Avaya

Engage 2019

Every once in a blue moon, someone is as actually interested in what I have to say.  This happened earlier this week when I was asked about my thoughts on Engage 2019.  If you too are interested, you will find them here: Avaya Engage 2019 — Communications (and Businesses) are Evolving Advertisements

Digital Transformation — Avaya Breeze and Beyond

“The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.” – Arthur C. Clarke In technology, some ideas take a long time to catch on.  Consider Microsoft’s journey to Skype for Business.  For better or worse, I was there from the beginning — from Microsoft’s first foray into telephony […]

IBM and Avaya and Cisco, Oh My!

On a recent episode of the public radio program, Marketplace, the host, Kai Ryssdal, asked his guest to describe her job in five words or less.  I can’t remember what her response was, but it made me think about what mine might be.  My first reaction was something akin to “Waiting until retirement day,” but […]

SIP Certificates for Avaya Endpoints

As busy as I am these days, I have a hard time saying “no” when asked to write something for what I deem to be a worthy publication.  Case in point is the article on SIP Certificates that I wrote for IAUG Insights.  “Flip” to page 22 to find me. IAUG Insights  

Cisco, Meet Avaya. Avaya, Meet Cisco

Come together, right now over me Lennon and McCartney   If you are as old as I am, you have almost certainly been asked this question at least once in your life: “Beatles or Stones?” While that is an easy answer for some folks, I happen to really like both bands.  No single Beatle had […]

Avaya CPaaS – A Communications Platform for Today and Tomorrow

I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now… Joni Mitchell It wasn’t that long ago that ownership was everything.   I bought CDs for music and DVDs for movies.  I went to bookstores for the hottest summer reading.  I filled a filing cabinet drawer with disks to install TurboTax, Photoshop, Windows and Mac operating systems, and […]

The Internet of Things Comes to Legoland

Avaya has been very busy creating Breeze workflows with my IoT software and the most engaging uses of my work can be found in their Lego Smart City.   It’s impressive how little blocks of plastic can be so successful at presenting IoT in ways that everyone can relate to. Here are two videos that demonstrate […]

Visualizing The Internet of Things

It’s important to know one’s limitations.  For example, I consider myself a pretty good computer programmer.  I love problem solving and turning abstract concepts into lines of code.  Over the years, I have written everything from SIP-based communication services to hard disk interrupt processors. However, I am not good at writing software that people can […]

Building SMS Text Bots is a Breeze

As a nerdy guy, I love movies about other nerdy guys.  Give me movies like “A Beautiful Mind,” “The Theory of Everything,” or “Einstein and Eddington” (two nerdy scientists for the price of one), and I am in geek heaven.  Recently, I was thrilled by “The Imitation Game” — the story of Alan Turing and […]

Dragging and Dropping Your Way to IoT Greatness

Do you have a great idea for an IoT application, but don’t know the first thing about programming and have no interest in learning a programming language?  The Avaya Breeze and Zang drag-and-drop workflow designer tools allow you to visualize your idea and with a few mouse clicks, go from concept to a powerful, enterprise-grade […]