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Saturday, September 09, 2006

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August 31, 2006

Big Move for “Zippy” Grigonis

By Art Rosenberg, The Unified-View

VON Magazine started out three years ago under the auspices of Jeff Pulver, focused on VoIP and IP communications. From the very first issue, the excellent content was supported by the contributions of a bevy of objective, seasoned contributing experts from around the world, but, most significantly by the Editor-in-Chief, Richard “Zippy” Grigonis. Zippy, a seasoned technical writer from Harry Newton days of Computer Telephony magazine, not only wrote several comprehensive articles for each issue, he even wrote pieces that didn’t have his byline on it. Bottom line, his personal writing contributions were the mainstay of VON magazine’s success.

All that has changed with the announcement that Zippy has departed from VON magazine and taken over the helm of TMC’s Internet Telephony magazine. Knowing Zippy, I expect that publication to get more pumped up with the realities of where IP telephony is going as a key component of “unified communications” (UC). Maybe TMC will even change the magazine’s name to reflect the fact that multimodal messaging is now considered as important as telephony in business communications and the two are converging to provide seamless user interoperability and interfaces between real-time and asynchronous forms of personal contact.

In any event, congratulations to both Zippy and TMC on this propitious announcement that heralds better awareness and understanding for both the communications industry players and the enterprise markets to keep pace with the evolutionary, but dramatic, changes taking place in business communications.

Welcome aboard, Zippy!