Posts By Zeus Kerravala

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.

Avaya Rounds Out Cloud Portfolio

Zeus Kerravala | February 15, 2017 |
Adds enterprise-focused private cloud to 'Powered By' hosted and Zang pure-cloud options.

Cisco Spark Board Shows Value of Spark Cloud

Zeus Kerravala | January 30, 2017 |
It’s the combination of the cloud, hardware and software that makes Spark unique.

Avaya's Six Billion Dollar Plan

Zeus Kerravala | January 20, 2017 |
Crippled Avaya needs to become better, stronger, faster -- just like TV's iconic bionic man.

The Curious Case of Zang Office

Zeus Kerravala | January 19, 2017 |
The ability to resell a pure cloud solution managed by Zang is something that has been largely missing from Avaya partners' toolkits.

Physical Spaces: Next Cisco vs. Microsoft Battlefront?

Zeus Kerravala | January 05, 2017 |
Despite the hype around virtual working, people still do meet in physical spaces to get stuff done.

Top 10 UC Events of 2016

Zeus Kerravala | December 29, 2016 |
We saw it all this year, from cool product developments to surprise corporate moves.

Cisco Kills Off Intercloud

Zeus Kerravala | December 22, 2016 |
With Cisco planning to shutter Intercloud, what does the future hold for the company's other cloud platforms, HCS and Spark?

Okay, Mitel -- Now What's Your Next Move?

Zeus Kerravala | December 19, 2016 |
Mitel's divestiture of its mobile business, announced today, puts the company in a better position to make other acquisitions in the future.

Mitel You're Up -- What's Your Next Move?

Zeus Kerravala | November 22, 2016 |
Following a one on one with CEO Rich McBee, I have some ideas on what sorts of companies Mitel would and wouldn't be interested in acquiring.

For Cisco Partners, There's Gold in Them Hills

Zeus Kerravala | November 14, 2016 |
As long as partners are able to evolve to meet the demands of customers' digitization initiatives

Aerohive Extends SD-LAN to IoT

Zeus Kerravala | November 03, 2016 |
Provides a way to assign individual passwords and unique identifiers to Internet of Things devices, affording better protection for the corporate network.

Polycom the Private: What to Expect When You're Expecting

Zeus Kerravala | October 25, 2016 |
With a new owner and new CEO, change is in the air at Polycom. Here are three moves I see on the horizon.

Cisco Works to Perfect Meetings

Zeus Kerravala | October 17, 2016 |
Cisco acquires Worklife, aims to automate and improve some of the more manual and boring tasks associated with meetings.

The Good and Bad of Microsoft's Cloud Strategy

Zeus Kerravala | September 28, 2016 |
Microsoft is well positioned to give Amazon a run for its money in the cloud market, but it needs to break away from its Microsoft-centric approach.

Cisco, Salesforce Form Strategic Alliance

Zeus Kerravala | September 22, 2016 |
Partnership includes joint development and marketing across a number of areas, including collaboration, Internet of Things, and the contact center.

London Calling and It's Probably Using Twilio

Zeus Kerravala | September 20, 2016 |
Twilio acquires WebRTC technologies, and unveils Voice Insights at its London conference for developers.
 

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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

March 22, 2017

As today's competitive business environments push workforces into overdrive, many enterprises are seeking ways of streamlining workflows while optimizing productivity, business agility, and speed.

March 8, 2017

Enterprise IT's ability to innovate is critical to the success of the business -- 80% of CIOs agree. But the CIO role has never been more challenging than it is today, with rising operational respo

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.