To most people, the obvious benefit of having money is that it covers day-to-day living, and for those with savings, a limited buffer against the idiosyncrasies of the future. For ‘the relatively wealthy,’ money offers additional benefits like comfortable travel,…
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After receiving a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from MIT, Stephen Dorsey’s career as a technology entrepreneur includes the founding and leadership of numerous technologically innovative enterprises. In 1967 Dorsey founded AES, and developed advanced remote control and monitoring systems and a unique communication protection System adopted by Hydro Quebec and power utilities worldwide. In 1973 AES developed the world’s first microprocessor, the engine for its programmable screen based word-processor also a world first. Annual revenues reached $200 million. From 1977 to 1984, Dorsey served as founder and CEO of Micom, an office automation company in partnership with Philips NV, which he directed to $200M+ revenue and 1,100 employees. In 1986-1988 Dorsey developed a Voice Mail product and subsequently founded Voice & Data Systems (VDS). In 1994 VDS introduced FaxPAD, the world’s first real-time fax over IP platform. VDS introduced the ePAD platform for unified messaging in 1999 and is currently providing managed messaging services and products worldwide to Fortune 500 companies and telephone companies. Dorsey has received many awards including a French government scholarship to do solid-state research in Paris, the first annual CATA award ‘for technical innovation and corporate leadership’ and the Quebec Government’s Prix de Communications. Dorsey served three years on the board of NSERC and three years as president of St. Georges School.
When hosted PBX services began hitting the market, they were primarily targeted toward small businesses, especially those with 10 or fewer employees who typically find it difficult to handle the management of an on-site PBX.
12 February 2014 by: Steve Dorsey
Chris Anderson, the editor of Wired Magazine, is well known for having popularized the idea of the Long Tail and the Zero Dollar Economy. But there are complexities inherent to giving things away for free that Anderson did not exactly…