Systems Management/Network Design

How Do You Know Your UC Investment Is Paying Off?

Joseph Arena | April 27, 2017 |
Replacing outdated cost-tracking metrics with a return-on-engagement strategy is the first step in optimizing your UC&C investment.

Does Windstream's Broadview Buy Mean 'Narrow UC' Is In?

Tom Nolle | April 27, 2017 |
If network service providers are the new UC/UCC force, they're probably just looking for an easy managed service buck, and nothing more.

Cloud Communications, With a Caveat or Two

Beth Schultz | April 21, 2017 |
Being a cloud believer is OK, but don't get caught up in migration frenzy.

Riverbed's 2nd Act: Xirrus Acquisition

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

Making a Mark at the IETF

Michelle Burbick | April 20, 2017 |
Cisco Fellow Alissa Cooper named organization's first female chair, brings years of standards work and expertise in data privacy to the role.

Next Steps in Your Avaya Chapter 11 Journey

Stephen Leaden | April 20, 2017 |
As Avaya inches toward reorganization, your job as a customer and steward to your organization is to be proactive about contingency planning.

Workplace by Facebook Evolving with Partners

Michelle Burbick | April 19, 2017 |
Facebook announces Workplace milestones, new customers, integrations, partnerships, and more out of the F8 Facebook Developer Conference.

Time to Re-Think Your Cloud Strategy

Matt Brunk | April 14, 2017 |
How much availability can your business afford?

Fortifying the SD-WAN Story

Beth Schultz | April 13, 2017 |
VeloCloud opens APIs to ease integration with premises and cloud components -- initially within the security ecosystem but thinking beyond that, as well.

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.

FCC Report: Voice, Almost There

Matt Brunk | April 07, 2017 |
By 2021, half of the wireline subscribers will be on VoIP, mobile, or both VoIP and mobile subscriptions, not the PSTN.

What This Week's Internet Privacy Action Really Means

Martha Buyer | April 06, 2017 |
Revenue potential defeats consumer privacy.

Got Voice Over Wireless Problems?

Terry Slattery | April 06, 2017 |
With a basic understanding of how wireless networking works and a few tools, it's possible to diagnose simple problems and improve overall system performance.

What 5G Could Mean for Businesses (and When)

Tom Nolle | April 04, 2017 |
If you're looking to provide a 5G advantage to your business, you must be patient -- and somewhat skeptical.

Pay Attention to Your Comms Cable Install

Matt Brunk | March 31, 2017 |
With new power loads of today's communications wiring, the risks of using illegitimate products and shirking installation best practices are increasing.

How You (and Your UC Management Tools) Can Get Smarter

Beth Schultz | March 30, 2017 |
Bots are one way, as shown in the newly introduced VossBot from Voss Solutions.

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.

Cisco Beefs Up Spark Ecosystem

Michelle Burbick | March 28, 2017 |
With four product announcements yesterday, Cisco focuses on helping organizations keep up with the tides of change in enterprise collaboration experiences.

Enterprise Connect 2017: Reflecting Major Industry Transition

Marty Parker | March 28, 2017 |
As can be seen in the keynote lineup and Best of Enterprise Connect finalists, the enterprise communications industry is at an inflection point.

Do I Need an SBC or Firewall?

Matt Brunk | March 24, 2017 |
Make sure you consider this question as part of your SIP deployment plan.


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 BlogGeek.me 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.