Dreamforce 2014: A Contact Center Perspective

Dreamforce 2014: A Contact Center Perspective

Sheila McGee-Smith | October 21, 2014
Sheila McGee-Smith recounts the recent Dreamforce conference in San Francisco and highlights the contact center companies that participated.
Lync Handsets: Sorting Through Your Many Options

Lync Handsets: Sorting Through Your Many Options

Brian Riggs | September 08, 2014
While Microsoft can certainly point to many Lync customers that are doing away with their desk phones and opting to deploy UC client software only, Microsoft partners can just as easily point to many customers deploying physical handsets to their many Lync users.
Android Desk Phones and Android Desk Phone Apps

Android Desk Phones and Android Desk Phone Apps

Brian Riggs | January 30, 2014
Brian Riggs takes a look at some Android desk phones and apps and examines what potential value these hold for the enterprise moving forward.

Top Contact Center Stories of 2013

Top Contact Center Stories of 2013

Sheila McGee-Smith | December 30, 2013
2013 had big contact center stories from broad-based UC vendors like Avaya, Cisco and Unify, as well as from customer experience-specific companies like Aspect, Interactive Intelligence, inContact, Five9 and more.
Our Top Posts of 2013--And Where They Are Now

Our Top Posts of 2013--And Where They Are Now

Michelle Burbick | December 30, 2013
We checked in with the authors of our top-trafficked posts, and got updates on the topics directly from the authors, as well as added insight into the responses received.
Slideshow: Deskset Docks

Slideshow: Deskset Docks

Brian Riggs | May 21, 2013
A look at past and present attempts to transform smart phones and tablets into office desk phones.

From the EC13 Vault: Vendor Views on WebRTC

From the EC13 Vault: Vendor Views on WebRTC

April 25, 2013
In this excerpt of presentations from our WebRTC conference-within-a-conference, Avaya, Acme Packet, Thrupoint, and Microsoft offer their perspectives on WebRTC.
Slideshow: A Quick Tour Through EC13

Slideshow: A Quick Tour Through EC13

Eric Krapf | April 02, 2013
The sessions, speeches, and booths that caught our eye at Enterprise Connect Orlando 2013.
Telepresence Robots: Invading an Office Near You

Telepresence Robots: Invading an Office Near You

Brian Riggs | December 27, 2012
A look at the state of the art in mobile, remote controlled telepresence units.

July 12, 2017

Enterprises have been migrating Unified Communications & Collaboration applications to datacenters - private clouds - for the past few years. With this move comes the opportunity to leverage da

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

June 28, 2017
Communications expert Tsahi Levent-Levi, author of the popular blog, keeps a running tally and comprehensive overview of communications platform-as-a-service offerings in his "Choosing a W....
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.