not bad for a Manager.
Om has a rather interesting post on what life is going to be like after the merger of Lucent and Alcatel.
How will Alcatel's proposed megadeal reshape the telecom landscape? Cisco might merge with Motorola, and a host of smaller companies will get snapped up.
I'm not sure if I could see Cisco and Motorola getting hitched, but that's an interesting prospect, you'd get some pretty thin VoIP phones out of it.
Smartphone thoughts has a post about Windows Mobile 5 (WM5) being updated to include a SIP client. This would enable the devices to provide VoIP. Nokia has already launched dual GSM and Wi-Fi phones, so I guess Microsoft sees this as the next big battle in the mobile voice space in which to flex their muscle. [via]
Another reason for the shift is IBM. … He drew a contrast between that approach and IBM’s, saying the company is increasingly focused on services and consulting
I’ve never seen Microsoft as a competitor; they never appear on our charts. But nonetheless it’s an interesting development. [via]