Posts By Zeus Kerravala

Why Cisco's Intent-Based Networking Matters

Zeus Kerravala | June 23, 2017 |
There's a lot to like in automated network that delivers insights for UC and other enterprise decision makers -- and lifts Cisco out of the switching doldrums.

What 'ExtrAvaCade' Means to Enterprises

Zeus Kerravala | June 22, 2017 |
Management appears committed to minimizing disruption and delivering a long-term roadmap that leverages the strengths of the Extreme, Avaya, and Brocade portfolios.

NTT Com Goes Big with Global SD-WAN

Zeus Kerravala | June 20, 2017 |
Turnkey service masks complexity for global organizations.

Avaya Wants to Help Navigate Digital Journey

Zeus Kerravala | June 15, 2017 |
In executive center briefings, company showcases the roles Breeze, Equinox, and Oceana can play within a digital organization.

Cisco-Apple: Extending Life in the Fast Lane

Zeus Kerravala | June 07, 2017 |
Cisco expands the benefits of the Apple device fast lane to macOS devices and developers.

Aruba Announces Asset Tracking Solution Integrated into Wireless LAN

Zeus Kerravala | June 06, 2017 |
Administrators just need to attach the tags, log into the application, and configure the assets to start enjoying the benefits immediately.

Cisco Flexes IoT Muscle

Zeus Kerravala | May 25, 2017 |
Releases new IoT Operations Platform and partners with Microsoft with aim of simplifying deployments.

Mitel Wheels and Deals, Picks Up Toshiba's UC Assets

Zeus Kerravala | May 12, 2017 |
Toshiba will be one more step in the journey of the transformation of Mitel.

Cisco Adds AI in MindMeld Buy

Zeus Kerravala | May 11, 2017 |
Fast-forwards efforts to add artificial intelligence to collaborative environments

Zendesk Uses Machine Learning to Improve Customer Service

Zeus Kerravala | May 04, 2017 |
Aiming for the "wow" factor, CRM company rolls out next-generation knowledge solution for improved customer experience.

Debunking Amazon Connect's Competitive Threat

Zeus Kerravala | April 25, 2017 |
Given the massive size and scale of AWS, its contact center service certainly has some potential -- over the long haul.

Riverbed's 2nd Act: Xirrus Acquisition

Zeus Kerravala | April 20, 2017 |
Riverbed adds an important piece to its march towards its own transformation.

Cisco's Dead-Simple Design Approach

Zeus Kerravala | April 12, 2017 |
Cisco's Red Dot award roll underscores the company's attention to detail and validates their approach to providing a delightfully simple user experience.

5 Takeaways from Enterprise Connect 2017

Zeus Kerravala | March 30, 2017 |
Remembering this year's event for cloud, comms APIs, team collaboration, physical meeting rooms, and the digital experience.

SD-WAN Value: More Than Cost Savings

Zeus Kerravala | March 29, 2017 |
It's the network architecture that can match the speed and agility of the cloud.

Understanding the Barriers to the Cloud 2020 Vision

Zeus Kerravala | March 28, 2017 |
Don't look for a hockey stick-shaped adoption curve just quite yet.

Thinking About the Cloud 2020

Zeus Kerravala | March 20, 2017 |
We're about to enter the third phase of the cloud, one that will fundamentally change the way we live.

SD-WAN: Right for the Cloud Era?

Zeus Kerravala | March 14, 2017 |
As compelling as this network option might be, some questions need further exploration.

Message to Avaya Customers, Channel: Don't Panic!

Zeus Kerravala | March 08, 2017 |
When thinking about the ramifications of Avaya selling off its networking business, take the long view and relax.

Cisco's Umbrella Protects Against Threats Raining Down from the Cloud

Zeus Kerravala | February 22, 2017 |
Cisco Umbrella's ease of deployment combined with openness and analytics should make it appealing to a large number of organizations.
 

May 31, 2017

In the days of old, people in suits used to meet at a boardroom table to update each other on their work. Including a remote colleague meant setting a conference phone on the table for in-person pa

April 19, 2017

Now more than ever, enterprise contact centers have a unique opportunity to lead the way towards complete, digital transformation. Moving your contact center to the cloud is a starting point, quick

April 5, 2017

Its no secret that the cloud offers significant benefits to enterprises - including cost reduction, scalability, higher efficiency, and more flexibility. If your phone system and contact center are

June 9, 2017
If you think telecom expense management applies to nothing more than business phone lines, think again. Hyoun Park, founder and principal investigator with technology advisory Amalgam Insights, tells ....
June 2, 2017
Enterprises strategizing on mobility today, including for internal collaboration, don't have the luxury of learning as they go. Tony Rizzo, enterprise mobility specialist with Blue Hill Research, expl....
May 24, 2017
Mark Winther, head of IDC's global telecom consulting practice, gives us his take on how CPaaS providers evolve beyond the basic building blocks and address maturing enterprise needs.
May 18, 2017
Diane Myers, senior research director at IHS Markit, walks us through her 2017 UC-as-a-service report... and shares what might be to come in 2018.
April 28, 2017
Change isn't easy, but it is necessary. Tune in for advice and perspective from Zeus Kerravala, co-author of a "Digital Transformation for Dummies" special edition.
April 20, 2017
Robin Gareiss, president of Nemertes Research, shares insight gleaned from the firm's 12th annual UCC Total Cost of Operations study.
March 23, 2017
Tim Banting, of Current Analysis, gives us a peek into what the next three years will bring in advance of his Enterprise Connect session exploring the question: Will there be a new model for enterpris....
March 15, 2017
Andrew Prokop, communications evangelist with Arrow Systems Integration, discusses the evolving role of the all-important session border controller.
March 9, 2017
Organizer Alan Quayle gives us the lowdown on programmable communications and all you need to know about participating in this pre-Enterprise Connect hackathon.
March 3, 2017
From protecting against new vulnerabilities to keeping security assessments up to date, security consultant Mark Collier shares tips on how best to protect your UC systems.
February 24, 2017
UC analyst Blair Pleasant sorts through the myriad cloud architectural models underlying UCaaS and CCaaS offerings, and explains why knowing the differences matter.
February 17, 2017
From the most basics of basics to the hidden gotchas, UC consultant Melissa Swartz helps demystify the complex world of SIP trunking.
February 7, 2017
UC&C consultant Kevin Kieller, a partner at enableUC, shares pointers for making the right architectural choices for your Skype for Business deployment.
February 1, 2017
Elka Popova, a Frost & Sullivan program director, shares a status report on the UCaaS market today and offers her perspective on what large enterprises need before committing to UC in the cloud.
January 26, 2017
Andrew Davis, co-founder of Wainhouse Research and chair of the Video track at Enterprise Connect 2017, sorts through the myriad cloud video service options and shares how to tell if your choice is en....
January 23, 2017
Sheila McGee-Smith, Contact Center/Customer Experience track chair for Enterprise Connect 2017, tells us what we need to know about the role cloud software is playing in contact centers today.