Cradlepoint, a Global Leader in Cloud-Based Network Solutions to Keynote at IoT Evolution Expo

Cradlepoint CEO George Mulhern is a key note speaker for IoT Evolution Conference and Expo scheduled Jan. 22 – 25, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. He will discuss the need for an Elastic EdgeSM and network solutions to address this need for elasticity in IoT in the age of digital transformation

Trumbull, CT – December 2017 – TMC and Crossfire Media today announced George Mulhern, CEO at Cradlepoint will present a keynote at IoT Evolution Conference and Expo being held January 22-25, 2018 at Disney’s Contemporary Hotel in Orlando, Florida. IoT Evolution Expo is the leading educational and networking forum for the enterprise looking to understand how to develop and implement IoT solutions that drive measurable results and business transformation. The event will feature a robust exhibit floor, powerful keynotes, case studies, live demos, unique sessions, special events, networking opportunities and much more. Mulhern will deliver his keynote on Tuesday, January 23rd at 11:00AM.

“Cradlepoint serves thousands of enterprise and government organizations from around the world giving the company a unique prospective the future of networking,” said Carl Ford, CEO, Crossfire Media, executive director of content, IoT Evolution. “We are thrilled to welcome CEO, George Mulhern back as a keynote speaker and look forward to the invaluable insight he will share with attendees.”

“The benefits of IoT are already quite compelling, and those benefits will increase exponentially as we provide greater interoperability, security and simplicity in incorporating the islands of IoT in to the mainstream enterprise edge network, said George Mulhern, CEO of Cradlepoint. “There are things that we can do now to make that vision a reality.”

Mulhern will be a speaking about the need for an Elastic EdgeSM and network solutions to address this need for elasticity in IoT in the age of digital transformation.

Cradlepoint is the global leader in cloud-managed 4G LTE networking solutions. With Cradlepoint, customers leverage the speed and economics of combining wired and wireless Internet broadband for branch, mobile, and IoT networks while maintaining end-to-end visibility, security and control. More than 17,000 enterprise and government organizations around the world — including 75 percent of the world’s top retailers, 50 percent of the Fortune 100, and 25 of the largest U.S. cities — rely on Cradlepoint to keep critical sites, workforces, vehicles, and devices always connected and protected.

To view the full IoT Evolution Expo agenda, click here. Speakers, sessions and events are updated daily.

Cradlepoint is a Diamond sponsor at IoT Evolution Expo which is also supported by platinum sponsors Verizon, Numerex, Gold Sponsors IBM, Ingenu, KORE, ServiceMax and SIMCom and Corporate sponsor Tellient.

Registration for IoT Evolution Expo is now open. For more information, contact Scott Kargman. For media registration, contact Jessica Seabrook. Companies interested in exhibiting, sponsorship or advertising packages should contact Dave Rodriguez at 203.852.6800 ext. 146 or Maureen Gambino 203-852-6800 x 109.

For the latest IoT Evolution Expo news, updates and information, follow the event on Twitter at @IoTEvolution.

ITEXPO is Where We Learn How to Win with SD-WAN

An SD-WAN is a software-defined wide-area network. It is a specific application of software-defined networking (SDN) technology that is used for WAN (wide-area network) connections. They connect enterprise networks such as branch offices and data centers around the world.

An SD-WAN has the ability to drive segmentation. Many say it is more secure than MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching Protocol) because MPLS does not encrypt traffic. SD-WAN automatically encrypts traffic.

Join our DIDX.net team at ITEXPO’s SD-WAN collocated conference and expo in Fort Lauderdale, FL Feb. 14 – 16, 2018 to learn more about SD-WAN, to develop business around the technology and share what your company can do in the area of wide area networks, security and encryption.

Mergers and Acquisitions – M&A … An Exciting Business Model for UCaaS, FinTech and VoIP

The communications and financial industries, especially UCaaS (unified communications as a service), FinTech (financial technology) and VoIP (voice over Internet) evolve so quickly that it requires highly effective marketing and manpower as well as investment just to halfway compete. Eunified communications and collaborationntrepreneurs who begin by bootstrapping a new product, service or idea cannot keep going unless they can attract a powerhouse to invest in them, acquire them or merge with them. The big guys have enough clout, connections, presence and money to fine tune the new but highly practical and attractive product, service or idea. Some entrepreneurs and small companies operate with this as part of their business plan: mergers and acquisitions. Those in the UCaaS, FinTech and VoIP industry are prime to attract such a windfall.

Recent examples of these type of acquisitions in communications and financial industries include:

 

nexVortex acquisition of Northwest Vox

Due to multiple acquisitions, Vonage now is second in hosted IP telephony revenue.

Cisco acquisition of BroadSoft

Magna5 Acquires NetServe365Fourth

There are many types of mergers and acquisitions.

Congeneric mergers: Two businesses serve the same market and customer-base but in unique ways. An example is a wholesale DID marketplace and hosted PBX who both provide these different services for entities that offer or use a lot of IP communications services and products.

Conglomeration: Two businesses have practically zero intersections of business products or services. For example, one business may purchase another business for no other reason than for the tax break. On the other hand, a new business can be formed. Then they merge, again, resulting in a tax break.

Horizontal merger: Two businesses are absolute competitors. They provide the same products, services and markets. They merge in order to tap into the best of each.

Market-extension merger: Two businesses that sell the same products or services in uniques markets. An example of two businesses that sell the same but to different markets may include Technology Marketing Company who serve mostly the Americas and ConnecTechAsia who serve mostly Asia.

Product-extension merger: Two businesses that sell unique products that have something to do with each other for the same market. An example might be VoIP Supply who provide communications equipment and Nextiva who provide hosted PBX solutions.

Vertical merger: A vendor of a business and the business OR a customer of a business and the business.  An example is an MVNO and DIDX or a VoIP company or international contact center and DIDX.

Some mergers and most acquisitions involve one business buying another business with cash, stock or both, or one business all the other company’s assets. The company whose assets are bought may then go out of business or start a new set of service and/or product provision. There is also the reverse merger (similar in style to a reverse mortgage). A private business has a chance to quickly go public. The private business buys a publicly-listed inactive business. This inactive business is literally not conducting business, and it has no limited assets. By doing this, the private business can become a new publicly listed business with shares that it can trade.

This is by no means a completely comprehensive list of types of mergers and acquisitions. Our goal in sharing this article is to inspire our DIDX customers, vendors and industry friends to understand mergers and acquisitions and perhaps include M & A in its business plan as a method of success.

One of the best ways to meet M&A-bound entities is at US and international conferences and exhibitions. These events offer meeting tables, booth meetups, receptions and many other extracurricular business opportunities. Channel Online keeps a list of communications events available including TelcoDays Las Vegas scheduled Jan. 7 – 8, 2018 and ITEXPO Fort Lauderdale Feb. 14 – 16, 2018 and FinTech Weekly keeps a list of fintech events where those interested in mergers and acquisitions in these industries can meet in person and finalize the deal! For the first time, ITEXPO offers a new collocated event The BlockChain Event. Reach to us at DIDX by contacting sales @ didx.net to meet you at industry events to discuss your wholesale direct inward dialing phone number needs and exciting trends of now and future.

 

DID Phone Number – Best Life Hack Ever

Dad says you don’t call enough. You shouldn’t disappoint him.

Why do you choose to make your own path in life, son?

Cranberry Wildnerness? Why would you build a house there? It is the most remote area of West Virginia. Hardly any good signal even.

DIDX is that quiet powerhouse behind much of daily communications among family, friends and business.

Thao, a valedictorian-destined student at a US university, explains to Mom and Dad they can dial a local South Vietnam phone number anytime to talk with her. Now, they feel closer than ever. Dad is happy.

Li Jie, much to his parents’ dismay, has chosen the path of disruptive, life hack startup. He uses a local China direct inward dialing phone number for his current and potential clients in China to conveniently call. It rings wherever he has it set to ring: to his Canadian business partner, to his Skype, to his cell phone or to a web conference no matter where he travels. Mom is proud.

Lisa, a popular author, lives in a remote area of West Virginia. It has poor wireless and cellular connectivity. She is an avid user of webRTC to stay in touch with her customers and social media followers. When she and anyone wishing to join her cannot log in, she has it set where they can dial in, always a local phone number available. Her friends see her now as a trendsetter.

Such exciting and save-the-day kind of hacks are possible because Thao, Li Jie and Lisa’s cloud communications and mobile phone providers offer her and resourceful, goal-oriented and cutting-edge people like her direct inward dialing phone numbers of 140 nations from DIDX.

Businesses, IP communications service providers, global contact centers, carriers and mobile operators and anyone with the need to provide local phone numbers to these type of tech-savvy clients, sign up to get started today at didx.net. Best life hack ever – DIDX.

DIDX Drives Huge Vertical Market for Telecom, VoIP and Mobile Business via Direct Inward Dialing

DIDX Drives Huge Vertical Market for Telecom, VoIP and Mobile Business via Direct Inward Dialing from Muntwo Productions on Vimeo.

 

DIDX creates a huge and new vertical market for CLECs, ILECs, MVNOs and local regional telecoms and voip companies to sell their DID on the wholesale level. Normally, DID (phone numbers) are idle (not sold, like wasted inventory). DIDX helps “sellers” make them available to be sold anywhere on Earth, with the blessing of the Internet, creating a a new revenue stream for the hundreds of “sellers” and also for the thousands of wholesale “buyers” who buy and resell.

DIDX shares a new and lucrative Vertical Market. Even a small CLEC from Iowa can sell numbers to a small ITSP from New Zealand, for example. Both benefit greatly in revenue and market expansion. In addition, the DIDX sellers make money not just from the DID rental but also from the APC charges that the other CLEC pays to complete calls. APC is Access Promotion Contribution. LDI operators pay these fees on all incoming international calls.

DIDX empowers “sellers” to sell their DID numbers and “buyers” to buy DID numbers and resell to their end-users with the DIDX billing and control platform. DIDX provides the necessary billing software where we invoice the wholesale “buyer” customer on DIDX. In addition, the “sellers” and “buyers” see the same CDRs so there is no question on billing.

Wholesale level buyers in 170 countries use DIDX to select and buy the DID numbers from 125+ nations of a large pool of DID “sellers.” DIDX simplifies the buy/sell process to be a success for all. Plus DIDX offers free publicity and marketing tools to its members that include podcasts, press releases, product reviews, customer testimonials, videos, and more for publication about each of their companies. Visit didx.net today, sign up and take advantage.

DIDX Explainer Video

DIDx Explanatory Video | DIDx.net from Muntwo Productions on Vimeo.

How does DIDX help people and organizations reach their business, financial, personal and/or social goals? It is an online platform that enables organizations to sell phone numbers or buy and resell phone numbers. Once the seller sells phone numbers, that organization has more income and the customer service that DIDX team provides to the DIDX buyer thereafter is free!

The DIDX buyer, who is typically a communications service provider such as offering IoT, VoIP and/or cellular services, has purchased the phone numbers through the DIDX API and resells them to its customers who may be startups, contact centers, families, government organizations and such. Now, these service providers have a positive way to retain their customers because not enough of their competitive offer international phone numbers to buy, use and own!

didx be local to your loved ones and your customers with direct inward dialing phone numbers

Those end-users of the DIDX buyers who live and travel only in certain areas can be a local phone call away from practically any city in the world. Those end-users now have the opportunity to gain more sales from incoming calls, feel closer to their friends and family abroad, and keep the Internet of Things and People better and more regularly informed! Watch the video to understand more fully and visit http://www.didx.net today.

May the Disruptive Startup Force Be with You

It is no secret that cloud communications companies attract investors and acquisition-hungry entities. Recent examples include the acquisitions of Broadsoft by Cisco, XO Communications by Verizon, Clearlogin by Evolve IP, CenturyLink of Level 3, Ideamine Technologies by Chicago-based Netrix LLC, Xavient Information Systems by TELUS International and Sydney-based Cisco partner VPN Solutions by Over the Wire. Cloud communications and direct inward dialing help to increase revenue, customer retention and likelihood of investment and acquisition. In each of these acquisitions, at least one company provides cloud communications and direct inward dialing services. Both help to achieve a larger customer base that stays with you while meeting the most important requirements of present-day business.

Startup friendly –

A startup may have an awesome service or method of providing that service, but veteran powerhouses with tons of investment and market may have the industry faithful in their corner. Innovative newcomer businesses often need to bootstrap and have little investment. They need to keep cost down while not sacrificing quality. They stand a big choice of going out of business within three years because they do not have a highly effective but affordable voice, video and data service. Cloud communications services such as DIDX.net’s direct inward dialing marketplace and other companies’ hosted PBX and total CRM system can save the day. Every incoming sale inquiry and customer service request can more quickly, more reliably and more effectively be handled than on in-house setup. Cloud communications offer, normally expensive features in traditionally offered systems, features such as data analysis, process changes and recordings less expensively. Customers get what they need when they need it which equals more customer sales and satisfaction, loyalty and revenue.

Cloud communications and direct inward dialing – Bottom line saving

A traditional PBX needs costly continual, local maintenance and upgrades. Traditional phone numbering purchases demand huge NRC and MRC quotas where one actually has that high of a requirement or not. With cloud-based communications servers and wholesale DID marketplaces like DIDX, customers pay only for the services and DIDs as needed. Both are super cost-effective. Cloud-based service providers like Grasshopper, DIDX, Amazon, Message Bird, Callision, Telinta and Enswitch are new or veteran successes that show a pattern of incurring minimal cost while expanding global market and top efficiency.

Dependability –

Cloud providers and direct inward dialing marketplace service level agreements can more easily offer a guarantee 24/7 support around the clock at a fraction of the cost of hiring in-house analysts and trouble shooters. Customer of IP communications companies can more efficiently scale up and down as is needed to keep operations running smoothly. Now, the money and manpower cost can be transferred to more necessary processes and more focus on sales and customer happiness.

Flexible work life –

Human resources can make agreements with the businesses that employ them to be available flexibly anytime anywhere. They always have access to get the information needed to handle any project or issue because the data is available anytime and anywhere. There is an increased ability for businesses to enable their employees to spend the quality time they need on other parts of their lives and to be available as needed and agreed.

Increased uptime

Thank goodness that the clunky, non-scalable, on the premises hardware of the past will no longer hamper business from maximum uptime and from business continuity. Cloud communications can easily be backed up in other locations also.

Simple-to-manage, flexible, scalable processes are a few taps away on a keyboard or even speech to text no matter where the customer and the employees are. The price of precious resources is decreased. No up front investment is necessary. No onsite upkeep. Competition is not so much the strong woman now.

May your startup take advantage of cloud-based communications and direct inward dialing marketplaces such as DIDX.net and be the next star business acquisition of the minute soon!

When are We Required to Dial a Phone Number?

The following is a list of just some of the situations in which our DIDX.net team was required to dial a phone number in the last 24 hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. To verify we really did intend to transfer payment to a vendor via Xoom payment service.
  2. To find out why Rich Tehrani wasn’t at a Zoom video conference yet. It was the quickest way to reach him while already overwhelming the network with the video call.
  3. To show at least 10 potential customers we really are the DIDX.net team, here to help them buy and/or sell DID phone numbers.
  4. To get assistance from Fedex. Phone calls are faster than emails for assistance.
  5. To call our mothers or fathers who do not use Internet all the time.
  6. To settle more complicated technical and business situations with current and potential customers. They prefer a call to their phone number.
  7. To make quarterly follow up calls to current DIDX.net members to find out their latest needs and to share new features that may have them with those needs. We give a choice to each DIDX.net buyer and seller member of how they prefer to receive calls. 85 % prefer us to call their phone number, not their SIP client, Skype, Google Hangout, Whatsapp or Facebook.

The phone number, the DID, direct inward dialing is very healthy in the midst of so many methods of communication available. We, like you, prefer to call our very important people organizations by the method they prefer. Visit http://www.didx.net/did to see how you can help your phone service customers be a local call for their very important people via direct inward dialing phone numbers of up to 140 nations and 10s of 1000s of cities.

Voice Isn’t Dead Because No One Killed It

Mongotel, David Duffet, Rich Tehrani and Suzanne Bowen discuss voice in an AI, IOT, chatbots world.Click to watch and hear TMCnet and ITEXPO.com‘s CEO Rich Tehrani, MongoTel’s CEO Moshe BT and Telespeak and Asterisk Community’s David Duffet discuss the place of voice business in a world of AI, IoT, beacons, chatbots, cyber security, CRM and billing services and products; disaster preparedness; and cloud communications events to learn more and to develop business at such as:

TelcoDays Las Vegas, Jan. 7-8, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV.

ITEXPO, Feb. 14 – 16, 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

OpenSIPs Summit, May 1-4, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands

CommunicAsia, June 26 – 28, 2018 in Singapore

Cluecon, August , 2018, Chicago, IL

See more at http://www.didx.net/events.

Vanity Numbers, Unforgettable, That’s What they Are

Get DID phone numbers of 95 nations. Be local no matter where you are.

Get DID phone numbers of 95 nations. Be local no matter where you are.

No extra charge for vanity numbers on DIDX.net, with a coverage area of 140 nations!

Log in to your DIDX.net wholesale direct inward dialing phone number dashboard, click BUY DID and click Advanced Search and type in letters, numerals and asterisks (* for “fill in the blank with any character) for vanity numbers of any of 140 nations to really and truly please your customers. Can’t guarantee everything is available, but many are.

Vanity numbers are easy to remember, can make a business social updates go viral and just make customers and other VIP feel great. Think about memorable vanity numbers like 8675309 (number sold for $186K, reportedly to an ’80s-themed fitness chain called Retrofitness), 1800FLOWERS, 123-456-7890, a number with lots of lucky 7s, or any number that matches associated letters on an analog phone.

About one minute and 15 seconds into this video, watch a short demo of Advanced Search of DID phone numbers on DIDX. A better quality video will be available soon, but for now DIDX wants to see how easy it is to search for vanity direct inward dialing phone numbers.


One business or person will view a set of digits as a vanity phone number and another one…just as exactly that, a meaningless set of digits. Certain USA area codes such as 786 Miami, 408 San Jose, 415 San Francisco, or 212 Manhattan are original area codes, not ones added recently, and they are associated with prestigious cities. An innovative startup in D’Iberville, Mississippi can buy a big city area code from wholesale ITSP and MVNO members of DIDX and come across much more savvy and respected as a result.

Numbers can spell words. Patterns of digits are sought. They are not a waste of marketing money. They are unforgettable, that’s what they are.

Billboard signs that say, “Call 1-800-4LuvNow,” will stick as opposed to “Call 1-800-458-8669. Find a date tonight.”

Businesses and individuals can attract the kind of customers and such that they have goals set for by marketing via their phone number. Vanity phone numbers make it easy for people to call right now or if they have to wait, call later and they won’t forget the order of digits.

So, log in to your DIDX.net account now and click to buy and immediately provision from millions of vanity phone numbers. DIDX is a marketplace for wholesale communications businesses who provide IP communications services to others. There is a small set up (NR) fee and a monthly fee. In many cases, additional sessions (channels) are available for purchase so that more than one person can call the number at one time.

Vanity phone numbers and other more standard phone numbers available on DIDX are immediately activated, with now wait. Remember, one person’s set of digits in what appears to that person as a standard phone number could be another one of your customer’s vanity number with a potential of increasing sales and revenue and incoming calls exponentially beyond his or her dreams and yours…and you retain that customer!

*Jenny’s vanity number has quite a history. And..it’s just a set of digits that became a vanity number by association to something important.