Blog

It will stay cloudy forever

Use of the cloud is now well established. So much so that, according to the latest research by the Cloud Industry Forum (1), the overall cloud adoption rate in the UK stands at 84 percent. That’s an impressive figure. What is even more impressive is…

Read More

API days

API World musings Attending API World in Santa Clara, CA., last week and communicating, for various reasons, with people in Europe and Australia, it struck me as strange to be wishing one person good morning while I wished another good night, in the middle of…

Read More

A new cosmic dawn

Intel has seen the light. I’m not talking light at the end of the tunnel here, because it can’t be said of Intel that it’s scrambling its way forward. It’s more like the light of revelation. What it saw were the myriads of power-on LEDs,…

Read More

The best better way

Lately, I’ve been reading about what some people are calling ‘no stack’ start-ups. What on earth is that, you might ask. Interestingly, the label seems to mean that instead of an emerging company trying to build everything it needs from the ground up, it should…

Read More

Rampant cloud communications

Since my blog post triggered by the announcement of the acquisition of Tropo by Cisco (completed in May), comes a fresh endorsement of the legitimacy of cloud-based telecommunications platforms. I came across a study by IDC1, a premier global provider of market intelligence and advisory…

Read More

Media servers have had their day

Media servers have played an important role in enabling many of the real-time – and non-real-time – telecommunications applications with which we are all familiar. Those interactive applications include many things we take for granted. They include network announcements (e.g., the ‘speaking clock’), voicemail, IVR,…

Read More

And it’s good night from Beattie

A couple of months ago, I wrote this blog about the demise of the PSTN. I wrote that people have been forecasting such an event for many years now; well over a decade. That post was prompted by lots of pertinent news activity in Europe over…

Read More

Cloud API platforms get seal of approval

Whatever else you might think about Cisco’s announcement (note 1) of its intent to acquire Tropo, one thing is clear. And it is that suddenly, real-time communications cloud APIs have been given a seal of approval. Up to now, despite the altruistic marketing efforts of Twilio,…

Read More

Toll free number capability in 40 countries

Did you know that Aculab Cloud has the ability to support toll free numbers in forty countries worldwide? That’s pretty extensive for a cloud telecom API platform, some of which only support a handful of countries. So if you have an application that would benefit…

Read More

It’s comms, Jim, but not as we know it

People have been forecasting the demise of the PSTN for many years now; well over a decade. Of course, the trouble most product managers have in making such predictions is inaccuracy. It’s almost ten years since shipments of IP lines overtook TDM lines and it’s…

Read More