James F. Booth

For more than 25 years, James Booth has provided consulting and legal services to telecommunications carriers and to enterprise companies that manage their own telecommunications networks. Since June of 2009 he has also served as General Counsel of Spread Networks, LLC, which is the industry leader in the construction and operation of low latency high speed networks. Before joining Spread he was General Counsel for OnFiber Communications, a competitive telecommunications provider, and was the sole attorney for Qwest Communications International in support of its construction of an 18,800 mile fiber optic network spanning the United States. Earlier he was lead counsel for U S WEST in its wireless and cable television ventures in the United States, Europe and Hong Kong.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Meet 'Good,' the new BlackBerry killer on Wall Street

Earlier this year, Morgan Stanley executives met for a regularly scheduled meeting that broached a controversial topic: Whether the bank should ditch its old BlackBerry devices in favor of new-issue Apple and Android devices. The bank decided migrating the entire workforce off of BlackBerry—and onto new phones— would be too expensive, people briefed on the meeting said, so instead they agreed to install a friendlier "BYOD"—or "Bring Your Own Device" policy. Now, e-mails from employees at Morgan Stanley (and other banks like Bank of America, Credit Suisse and JPMorgan Chase, for that matter) carry a familiar tagline: Sent by Good.