Unified Communications & Collaboration

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.

Avaya Keeps Crown Jewel, Contact Center

Sheila McGee-Smith | January 20, 2017 |
With a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing comes the end of company's gambit to sell off its contact center business for much needed cash.

Avaya Ends Speculation, Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Beth Schultz | January 19, 2017 |
Looks to Chapter 11 restructuring as the way to position all businesses for future success, CEO says.

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.

4 Key Trends Set to Unify Enterprise Communications

Vik Verma | January 19, 2017 |
Cloud capabilities, combined with an open platform that connects the enterprise and drives deeper intelligence, will make for an exciting 2017.

States Continue Down Convergence Path

Howard Feingold | January 18, 2017 |
Aim to deliver lower costs, improved collaboration, and business alignment via unified statewide networks

UCC Status Report: Expectations Versus Reality

Blair Pleasant | January 17, 2017 |
Keeping myself honest on the hopes and predictions I laid out a year ago

More UC Consolidation: PGi to Acquire ReadyTalk

Beth Schultz | January 13, 2017 |
SaaS experience, development strength, and carrier relationships among deal drivers, PGi CEO says.

Will Microsoft Finally Be a Player in Smartphones?

Jim Burton | January 10, 2017 |
As technologies evolve the game is changing, and these changes may create a shift in smartphone market share.

Top 5 Picks in a Year of Communications Richness

Andrew Prokop | January 09, 2017 |
Whether the rise of comms APIs or the slow demise of Avaya, 2016 didn't disappointment with technologies to watch and developments to track.

Why Real-Time Comms Needs a 'Third Network'

Gary Audin | January 06, 2017 |
Following the cloud model, network services need to evolve so they can support rapid service allocation and activation.

'Alexa, When Will Voice Interfaces Be Enterprise-Ready?'

Beth Schultz | January 05, 2017 |
While 2017 promises to be the year of the voice interface in the consumer market, enterprise usefulness lags.

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.

UCaaS Outlook for 2017: Consolidation to Continue

Derek Yoo | January 05, 2017 |
Improved user experience, simplified management, and lower TCO will continue spurring integration around a single cloud platform.

UCaaS Feature Parity Not a Guarantee

Melissa Swartz | January 04, 2017 |
UCaaS solutions may not be weighed down by millions of lines of legacy code, but they don't have the benefit of years' worth of user-prompted development, either.

UC Forecast: 7 Trends that Will Drive the Market in 2017

Darc Rasmussen | January 04, 2017 |
With so many changes afoot, this year is sure to be an exciting one in unified communications.

'A' is for Architecture -- Enterprise Communications Architecture, That Is

Marty Parker | January 03, 2017 |
Time may be at hand for a rethink of your enterprise communications architecture -- and here's why.

The Ghosts in Our Icons

Dave Michels | December 29, 2016 |
The icons of our modern world sometimes make sense.

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.

3 Holiday Wishes for UCC

Elka Popova | December 28, 2016 |
Here's what I'm hoping the year ahead will bring to end users, IT, and vendors in communications and collaboration.


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

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.

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.