Cloud Communications

Cloud Voice Quality: Skype for Business Partners Got You Covered

Beth Schultz | September 29, 2016 |
Get help from the Skype for Business partner ecosystem to assure your enterprise users have great end-to-end calling experiences.

Broad Momentum for BroadSoft

Brent Kelly | September 29, 2016 |
Will BroadSoft be a 'Top 3' communications company?

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.

An Accelerating Rise to the Cloud

Irwin Lazar | September 28, 2016 |
Announcements from leading technology companies underscore the idea that for most businesses, it's no longer a matter of "if" but "when" applications will shift to the cloud.

Showtime for Skype for Business Online

Beth Schultz | September 27, 2016 |
With its latest series of advancements for Skype for Business Online, Microsoft execs want to make sure you know its cloud communications story is "very real."

Cloud Communications Right to Your Doorstep

Beth Schultz | September 26, 2016 |
Eliminating the vagaries of the public Internet could help more enterprises move to cloud communications services.

No Jitter Roll: This Week in Enterprise Communications

Michelle Burbick | September 23, 2016 |
Today's collection of what's hot and happening touches on snippets of news around cloud, video, SIP, mobility, and changes in leadership.

Microsoft Ignite: Skype for Business Cloud PBX Solutions a Key Focus

Sheila McGee-Smith | September 23, 2016 |
Since the Office 365 E5 release, Microsoft has focused on identifying remaining gaps that need to be filled by partner solutions to provide a robust Cloud PBX solution.

Thinking Cloud Analytics

Gary Audin | September 23, 2016 |
Analytics providing insight into applications moved to the cloud, the user experience, and usage patterns can be used to inform business decisions.

RingCentral Adds Direct-to-Cloud Access Ramp

Beth Schultz | September 21, 2016 |
Targets direct interconnections at midmarket, enterprise companies with more than 250 users per location.

No Jitter Roll: This Week in Enterprise Communications

Michelle Burbick | September 16, 2016 |
Today's collection of what's hot and happening includes tidbits on Google enterprise security, partnerships benefiting developers, automated testing tools, and more acquisitions.

Vonage Amps Up With Next-Gen Nexmo Voice API

Beth Schultz | September 14, 2016 |
Combining ease of programmability with industrial-strength global backbone serves to differentiate this UCaaS provider as it moves into the CPaaS realm.

Choosing UCaaS: What Works for You?

Melissa Swartz | September 14, 2016 |
If you're thinking of using a cloud UC provider, be sure you understand the differences among solution types before making a decision.

A Vertical Hybrid

Dave Michels | September 12, 2016 |
Vertical Communications adds cloud overlay services to complement its on-prem communications systems and provide customers a path forward.

UCaaS Is Hot, But You Can't Forget About On-Premises UC

Zeus Kerravala | September 07, 2016 |
Sometimes keeping your communications gear onsite is simply the better option.

How to Keep Up, Stay on Budget as Communication Needs Evolve

Sponsored by Nokia | August 31, 2016 |
In this sponsored post, Nokia explains how an enterprise can replace a PBX with an open, cloud-based platform while staying on budget.

Know Your Avaya IP Office Hybrid Options

Brian Riggs | August 30, 2016 |
Assuming Avaya's midmarket business weathers whatever tempest potential divestitures raise, hosted IP Office services could prove attractive UCaaS options.

Avaya Releases R10 for IP Office

Dave Michels | August 30, 2016 |
Enhancements are important for premises deployments, but scream "cloud" as well.

Communications Assets: All Sweated Out or All Shook Up?

Eric Krapf | August 30, 2016 |
Now more than ever, enterprise communications decision-makers need to stay current on technology trends even as they craft near-term strategies.

No Jitter Roll: This Week in Enterprise Communications

Beth Schultz | August 26, 2016 |
Today's collection of what's hot and happening focuses on UC, video, and SD-WAN integration initiatives from RingCentral, Vidyo, and Talari Networks.


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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

February 22, 2017

Sick of video call technology that make participants look like they're in the witness protection program? Turns out youre not alone. Poor-quality video solutions can give users an unprofessional ap

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.