About this blog
First of all, welcome to my blog! And many thanks for taking some time to browse through these pages. It’s my first website also and so I’m learning as I go building it and adding content. Please feel absolutely free to leave a comment or even contact me with any feedback, comments, suggestions or a simple “Hey”. I’ll be glad to connect to you on Twitter or LinkedIN or Google+.
“THE INTERNET HOSE” huh?
Yes, that’s the name of the site. Have you ever felt that there is so much information out there on the internet that trying to consume some of it is like drinking from a fire hose? Me too. The internet is a great thing; sure you find everything you can think of in there; but it can also be a tremendous time waster. The trick, as with many other massive things, is to learn what’s interesting for you and where you can find it. Oh, and always keep in mind why you opened that new window in your browser…
What’s this site about?
It’s about communication and unified communications. And no, I’m not trying to make it confusing. Those two terms are similar but have a different flavor as well, especially when it comes to implementing solutions that allow people to better communicate. Let me explain:
Communication is the act of interacting with other people to exchange information (by the way, this is my own definition, I swear I haven’t checked Wikipedia or the likes). From that point of view, I’m interested in how we perform that interaction today and what we use to communicate to one or many individuals. Because of my background, I can’t help focusing on the technological and most recent aspect of it: internet. And precisely because I consider myself well-versed in some of the products, solutions and ways to use internet to communicate, some posts and content will be about
Unified Communications. Ok, here is where we get techie now. This is a term that encompasses different communication tools and services with a focus on how they integrate together to provide a unified environment where users (mainly in enterprises and with a business goal in mind) interact with each other. Think of the program/service you use for instant messaging, then the program you use to read your email and finally how you call a potential customer of yours. Wouldn’t it be great if you could do all those things from a single interface and not via the launch of several separate tools? And how about if you could streamline some processes in your company because connecting the right people in real time would eliminate few steps in that process? Those are some issues Unified Communications tries to solve
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