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By Peter Bernstein, Senior Editor
One of the real values of coming to TMC's ITEXPO Miami is capturing the insights of industry experts and visionaries in real-time. The truth is you never know when someone or several of them are going to capture the essence of what is going on in our industry, and do so in a way that really get the juices flowing and social media humming. Such was the case for the featured panel of Day One's afternoon session, Battle for the Cloud: The Future of Cloud Computing.

By Peter Bernstein, Senior Editor
There is nothing more personal than the data we all as customers give to our various service providers. And, how that data, our identity, is stored, secured, accessed, managed and shared by those who keep it is emerging as a critical component of e-commerce. It speaks to the trust customers have with service providers that they will have a safe and secure experience when interacting, and it speaks to the business aspects of monetization of those experiences and data that go with them when, if, how and under what conditions it is "shared" with other parties.

By Rich Steeves, TMCnet Web Editor
When looking at the biggest trends in the technology and communications space today, it's hard to ignore the mobility trend. There are lots of benefits to the rising mobility tide, but there are also plenty of challenges. But savvy businesses can take note of these challenges and find a way to turn those challenges into opportunities. Experts from Gartner, Appcore, Cisco and Partnerpedia discussed this very topic during a panel at ITEXPO Miami 2013.

By Paula Bernier, Executive Editor, TMC
Some CIOs may see the cloud as more of a headache than a godsend, but Telefonica's Tim Marsden in his ITEXPO Miami keynote today said the cloud is here to stay and that its benefits far outweigh the challenges.

By Rich Steeves, TMCnet Web Editor
They say that two heads are better than one and that three is a lucky number. It stands to reason, then, that a coalition of three dynamic communications technology companies can serve to bring dynamic services to customers. The first keynote address at ITEXPO Miami 2013 highlighted a federation created by three companies well positioned in the IP communications space: Taqua, BroadSoft and IntelePeer.

By Amanda Ciccatelli, TMCnet Web Editor
Today, cloud computing and mobility are taking IT and communications by storm, causing change and growth in the industry. But, it doesn't take one organization to create the best of breed cloud solutions that customers are embracing to drive value in the market.

By Doug Mohney, Contributing Editor
Today, there are lots of HD voice "islands" among service providers and large enterprises, with calls moving around within the boundaries of entities. Moving SIP outside of those boundaries nearly always forces calls over to the PSTN due to security considerations, with IPX (IP Exchange) and federation efforts just starting to gain more traction over the past year.

By Stefanie Mosca, TMCnet Managing Editor
For small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with limited resources, moving their current systems and communication platforms to the cloud can be intimidating.

By Jamie Epstein, TMCnet Web Editor
The impact of smart devices and mobile OS continues to change both enterprise and consumer communications, and in turn, the network planning conducted by Nokia Siemens Networks, a specialist in mobile broadband, is enabling end users to gain access to capabilities they never had imagined.

By Rachel Ramsey, TMCnet Web Editor
Enterprise solutions sessions are under way at ITEXPO Miami, kicking off with a panel discussion about enterprise session border controllers (ESBC). Jeff Dworkin, director of marketing at Sangoma, Alan Percy, senior director of Strategic Marketing for AudioCodes, Rob Popovic, director of Enterprise Marketing at Acme Packet, David Tipping, vice president and general manager of Sonus Networks and Dave Martin, vice president marketing at Edgewater Networks, joined together for the session titled, "Why Your Enterprise Network Needs an SBC" to discuss the pros, cons, challenges, deployment options and differentiators between SBCs in the enterprise market.

By Amanda Ciccatelli, TMCnet Web Editor
Did you know that sales of IP Communication are expected to grow significantly over the next few years? In fact, according to Gartner, 1/3 of North American enterprises use SIP trunking today, and that number is expected to grow to 40 percent by 2014.

By Michael Guta, TMCnet Contributing Writer
While the rest of the world is caught up in an economic crisis, the Middle East and some parts of Africa and Asia are still experiencing considerable growth. During this growth, these countries are investing a substantial amount of capital in the infrastructure of their respective countries.

By Rory Lidstone, TMCnet Contributing Writer
IP fax company Sagemcom will be showcasing its solutions - XMediusFAX 7.0 and XMediusFAX Cloud - at ITEXPO Miami 2013 this week starting today, through Friday, February 1 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Florida. Attendees of the event can visit booth #706 to learn more about these products, as well as Sagemcom's strategy for on-premises and cloud faxing.

By Amanda Ciccatelli, TMCnet Web Editor
Cloud-based services and software help companies manage connected products and implement innovative M2M applications. It is widely known that the cloud reduces risks, speeds up time to market, brings down cost, and provides better security for virtually any business needs.

By Amanda Ciccatelli, TMCnet Web Editor
What is Machine-to-Machine (M2M) exactly? According to James Brehm, senior strategist & consultant, Compass Intelligence, it's not a market; it's a "market of markets." M2M is all about what the customer needs to accomplish in order to be connected.

By Jamie Epstein, TMCnet Web Editor
Are you desperately in need of some fun in the sun but can't bear to leave your love for technology at on the sand while you navigate through the ocean blue? Don't worry now you can both, just pack your bags and head to ITEXPO Miami 2013, happening right now to February 1, where it was just revealed the one and only Dave Martin, vice president of Marketing, Edgewater Networks will be presenting at both ITEXPO and Asterisk World 2013 in Miami, Fla.

By Allison Boccamazzo, TMCnet Web Editor
At this week's ITEXPO Miami 2013, companies are metaphorically sunbathing in the light of eager and interested attendees who are scouring the showroom for the latest and greatest technologies. One exhibitor and Gold Sponsor of the show, snom, impressed lucky show participants today with its newly expanded portfolio of desktop phones qualified for Microsoft Lync.

By Allison Boccamazzo, TMCnet Web Editor
ITEXPO Miami 2013 has only just kicked off, and yet there have already been tons of new releases, reveals and surprises. One which encompasses all of the above is Grandstream's new outdoor, weatherproof HD IP video cameras - the GXV3672_FHD, the GXV3672_HD and the GXV3662_FHD (full HD) - which were unveiled today at the not-to-miss bi-annual ITEXPO show.

By Rich Steeves, TMCnet Web Editor
It seemed like hyperbole when representatives from Genesys said those words to me here at ITEXPO Miami 2013. But after a quick and complete demonstration, I'm convinced. Genesys Connect really does allow you to set up a cloud call center quickly, and the interface is so simple even a child could handle it.

By Peter Bernstein, Senior Editor
One of the great things about being at TMC's ITEXPO Miami is that even the water cooler conversations are scintillating. I had the opportunity of talking industry trends and market realities with Steven Johnson, president of VoIP infrastructure provider, Ingate Systems, and was delighted to have a lively and incredibly insightful back and forth about a range of topics including the state of the SIP and SIP trunking markets, unified communications (UC), session border controllers (SBCs), WebRTC and Microsoft Lync.

By Steve Anderson, Contributing TMCnet Writer
With ITEXPO currently underway in sunny Miami, plenty of news is emerging, with one of the biggest today being the new BlackBerry 10. BlackBerry's newest operating system is said to put Research In Motion's beleaguered smartphone product on par with the iOS and Android offerings.

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