Can you hear me now? Tales from a Cisco voice instructor:

January, 2013

January 31, 2013  7:45 PM

Good News for Samsung – Not so Much for Apple

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

One of the hottest and most contested lawsuits in recent times has been the Apple vs Samsung. These two have been at it for a long time now. First Apple sues Samsung, then Samsung sues Apple. To be honest with you, I am not even sure who is suing who anymore. I could have sworn this thing was...

January 30, 2013  7:27 PM

Another Cisco Acquisition or Two

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

There was a time that it seemed like you couldn’t go a day without hearing about a company that Cisco acquired. While those days seem to be behind us, there seems to have been a recent uptick in this area. Last week Cisco purchased an Israeli mobile upstart called, "Intucell" for a cool $475...

January 29, 2013  7:31 PM

How to Ruin a Great Idea

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

I just posted about the cool new iOS app that allows you to take six seconds videos and post them to Twitter or Facebook. Well, the app was out long before someone came up with the idea to use it for porn. This, of course, has caused a great deal of concern for a large number of people. Concerned...

January 28, 2013  7:31 PM

New Twitter Video App

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

What can you show in six seconds? I think you’d be surprised. There is a new iOS app out call Vine. It allows you to take six second videos and post them to Twitter, Facebook ,or the Vine service itself. When I first heard of this app, I thought that six seconds wasn’t enough time to even...

January 27, 2013  11:43 AM

Unlocking Your Cell Phone is Now Illegal

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

As of last Saturday, if you choose to unlock a newly purchase phone so that you can use it on another carrier, you could be considered a criminal. Can you imagine being in jail for unlocking your phone? I can see it now, I’m sitting in the cell and my cell mate, Bubba, asks me what I am in for. I...

January 24, 2013  7:30 PM

Cisco Launches a New CCNA Certification

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

Cisco recently announced a new CCNA for Video certification. It is believed that video is going to become a high demand technology and Cisco is trying to make sure the people deploying the solutions are qualified to do so. To achieve this certification, an individual must pass two tests. The...

January 23, 2013  7:30 PM

New Cisco Video Courses

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

As I mentioned in my last post, Cisco has announced a new CCNA Video certification and, along with it, a couple new classes. The aim of these two new classes is prepare someone to pass the new test as well as to provide them with the skills they will need to be able to deploy video end-points,...

January 5, 2013  6:43 PM

Project Humor

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

The new year is upon us and it is sure to be filled with many projects. Some will be successful while others, not so much. My favorite (insert sarcasm here) types of project are those that have far more team members than required. It seems that the one thing large teams are never short on are...

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