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2022 Will Be Better| Insider Lite | TalkingPointz

December 2021 feels very familiar. Wasn’t just a year ago that we were more or less in the same place? By that I mean at home. Other than three shots, not much has changed.
Remember the Truman Show? Truman/Jim Carey really wants to leave Seahaven, but he’s blocked at every attempt. I’ve got a NYE family gathering just a short flight away, but there’s Delta, Omicron, extreme weather, and hundreds of flight cancellations.

I think we are all feeling like Truman. Ready to take on the most powerful forces to escape this. If 2020 was about adaptation, 2021 was about perseverance - at least for those that did.
It’s been a tough year. The Great Resignation isn’t much of a mystery considering how frustrated everyone is. Unruly passengers on airlines hit an all time high. My local supermarket was completely shot up.
Perseverance also applies to enterprise comms – at least those that made it. We saw record M&A this year. The leaders are getting further from the pack. More of this in my upcoming Annual Report on TalkingPointz.
Enjoy the final days of this write-off a year – at least in terms of dreams and aspirations. 2022 will be better, it has to be! Next week I will be posting the December Insider Report. Also, coming up I’ll be doing an SCTC Fireside Chat.
From No Jitter and Other Sites
The Top 10 Enterprise Communications Acquisitions in 2021 | No Jitter
EC 2022 Innovation Showcase: Taking CX to the Next Level | No Jitter
4 Communications Providers That Might Go Public in 2022 | No Jitter
Evaluating Cisco, Microsoft, Zoom on UCaaS Security | No Jitter
From the Last Insider Report
The December Insider Report will publish the first week in Jan. The November Insider Report was published here ($). Here’s an excerpt:
Crypto Messaging: Secretum is a new messaging app built on the Ethereum and Solana blockchains. Secretum’s angle is clever; it enables secure communications between wallets, not users. This means no centralized data storage, complete anonymity, and no moderation. It allows anonymous users to exchange messages, files, and assets. It seems logical that secure messaging and crypto will eventually intersect. I’ve seen a few attempts, but this one looks a little more interesting.  
From TalkingPointz.com
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NEC Holds No.1 Position for 7 Years in a Row as Worldwide Leader in SMB Business Phone Systems: Rich Portfolio, Continuous Innovation and Commitment to Market and Business Partners Pay Off

TOKYO & DALLAS & HILVERSUM, Netherlands – December 20, 2021 –… https://t.co/NXcgFofQzQ https://t.co/xACX47F7wb
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You can now take Zoom calls from your Amazon television: Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge

Amazon launched its own branded Fire TV television sets last month with attractively low price tags for a large, if underwhelming, 4K screen — and today, they’re… https://t.co/kf4NYo6eMv https://t.co/DpqwPR4URf
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Day 5/10: 🇺🇸"You're on mute, Mr. President!" Joe Biden posts a photo of himself on Facebook discussing his Build Back Better agenda via our 65-inch Neat Board. See what an eventful year it's been at Neat: https://t.co/UNaRxDTUNs #yearinreview https://t.co/LwGjBtUIH6
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2021 was a game-changing year for trees: Giant sequoias in Sequoia National Park, California. | Marji Lang/LightRocket via Getty Images

Could this be the decade we stop cutting down forests?

It’s not every year that firefighters wrap the world’s… https://t.co/b2S2hdWAKr https://t.co/z8c7ZPbDKD
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Log4j is patched, but the exploits are just getting started: Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

Peter Membrey, chief architect of ExpressVPN, remembers vividly seeing the news of the Log4j vulnerability break online.

“As soon as I saw how… https://t.co/TYVZoR1KFn https://t.co/1mAtVBethR
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