Dan Lynch Video Message To ONUG IT Business Leaders

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February 15th, 2013

Dan_Lynch_ONUGDan Lynch, founder of Interop, shared an empowering message via video with the IT executives at the first Open Networking User Group or ONUG to control their own destiny and let their wallets dictate to vendors their mandate for open networking solutions to lower operational cost, increase IT delivery flexibility and prevent vendor lock-in.

Lippis Report 147: What I Learned At Interop

May 3rd, 2010

nicklippis.jpgThis past Interop in Las Vegas was one of the best I have attended, since even before the economy took a noise dive in 2008. The tone and level of excitement of the industry’s growth potential was refreshingly up beat from the hundreds of IT and vendor executives I talked with. While the size of Interop is a small fraction of what it was in the late 1990s, (70k attendees with over 600 exhibitors to ~ 15K attendees with ~ 200 exhibitors) it still provides a pulse of the networking industry. In fact, Interop has come full circle, back to being a networking event even though it has added other topics. You have to give Dan Lynch credit for creating such a long lasting venue for our industry. Congratulations to Cisco, Arista Networks, HP/3Com, Mallonx for winning best of show in their respective categories and for Arista for winning Best of Interop. In this Lippis Report Research Note I provide the key industry themes that were evident at Interop this year.

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Lippis Report 146: Industry Wide Interoperability Testing Needed For Unified Communications Market To Grow

April 19th, 2010

nicklippis.jpgDuring a podcast with Zeus Kerravala of the Yankee Group, we came to the conclusion that the unified communications market is in a funk and the only way out is for suppliers to adhere to industry standards that allow interoperability. To demonstrate this achievement, UC providers would be well advised to participate in industry wide interoperability testing. In this Lippis Report, we discuss the issues that are holding back UC and video conferencing adoption.

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