Ditch Dialogic & Convert to Voice Elements

Ditch Dialogic & Convert to Voice Elements

Voice Mail systems of the 1980’s were built on Dialogic boards.  I bought my first Dialogic D/40 board in 1987.  I had started a company called TekNow and we built a paging and answering service business that delivered full text messages to alphanumeric pagers. ...
Why Twilio SUCKS for Visual Studio / C# / .NET Developers

Why Twilio SUCKS for Visual Studio / C# / .NET Developers

Most developers that want to add SMS or voice (telephone) processing to their applications have come across a publicly traded company called Twilio (TWLO).  The company is impressive with their 2019 revenue approaching 1 billion dollars.  (Don’t they call a $1B...
Premise vs. Cloud Voice Apps

Premise vs. Cloud Voice Apps

Centralization or Decentralization – what is the best business structure? Business consultants make their living evaluating what is most efficient for a company. In computing, the pendulum has swung back and forth since the advent of the computer. Here is where we...
Why VoiceXML Sucks

Why VoiceXML Sucks

VoiceXML promised to create simple, open source voice applications that could run on any hardware platform and easily be moved from vendor to vendor or service to service. Instead we got a mix of additional standards such as CCXML, SSML, SISR, EcmaScript, SCXML, SRGS,...