Acme Packet is not the easiest technology company to write about. If you’re not careful, you end up bogging down in things like SIP trunking, IMS deployments, session delivery solutions, and other Internet Protocol networking lingo.
Fortunately, Acme Packet’s co-founder and CEO, Andy Ory, makes things easy. Ory has led the Bedford, MA-based company (NASDAQ: APKT) from the beginning, and he’s seen a lot of things over his 12 years there—and at his previous company, Priority Call Management, which he sold in 1999. As he explains, his company’s big opportunity has to do with providing secure and efficient communications and data networking in the Internet cloud. This impacts everyone from big companies to telecom operators to social Web firms, but it also affects consumers, who are using all sorts of different devices and networks to communicate in their daily lives.