Posts By Tom Nolle

We Never Talk Anymore

Tom Nolle | March 20, 2018 |
Is this change purely about social behavior, or is it a redefinition of the kind of behavior on which we've founded an industry?

Could and Should We Model Collaboration?

Tom Nolle | February 26, 2018 |
Modeling could help us organize complex team collaboration, as well harmonize automated and manual processes.

Want a New Buzzword? Try 'Reactive Programming'

Tom Nolle | February 01, 2018 |
Reactive programming is a model of development that visualizes an application as a series of micro-elements that run in response to specific events.

What Will Our Machines Talk About?

Tom Nolle | December 28, 2017 |
Closed-loop systems will form the future of collaboration. Here's why.

My Machine Will Call Your Machine?

Tom Nolle | November 27, 2017 |
Exploring how the Internet of Things will displace human communications with machine collaboration

Virtualization in the WAN: Where It's Headed, and Why

Tom Nolle | November 09, 2017 |
No matter the starting point, one day we'll arrive at a true virtual network.

The Virtual Data Center Put in Perspective

Tom Nolle | October 03, 2017 |
Virtualization and its cousin, cloud computing, will eventually change applications themselves.

6 Questions to Ask Your SD-WAN Vendor

Tom Nolle | August 22, 2017 |
The potentially transformative nature of this technology will lead to lots of hype. Before you start, figure out what you really need for your environment.

What Would Open Networking Look Like?

Tom Nolle | July 26, 2017 |
The future of openness is the future of describing software models that separate function from implementation.

Will New Neutrality Order Change Anything?

Tom Nolle | June 29, 2017 |
Answering questions on what the FCC's proposed rulemaking notice does and doesn't do

Is There Life After Open Source?

Tom Nolle | May 23, 2017 |
Nobody is going to adopt anything, open source included, if they can't be sure it will meet business needs or they can't understand how to make it work.

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.

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.

Taking 'Unified Communications' Beyond Unification

Tom Nolle | February 23, 2017 |
If we want to explore what UC/UCC evolves to be, we have to focus on multiparty connections -- collaboration -- alone.

What the 'Cloud Model' Means for Enterprise Tech

Tom Nolle | January 18, 2017 |
As cloud providers evolve toward 'premises cloud' hosting, the old model of networking isn't just irrelevant, it's impossible.

Is NaaS the End of Networking, or the Beginning?

Tom Nolle | December 27, 2016 |
With the right technology choices and likely neutrality changes, enterprise network teams should soon be able to focus on building connection services, not networks.

Why Networking Doesn't Get Respect Anymore

Tom Nolle | November 29, 2016 |
My CIO surveys point to three primary factors, and even to a possible solution.

5 Reasons Why We May See the End of the Private Network

Tom Nolle | October 26, 2016 |
Predicting the demise of private networking makes me uncomfortable, but I'm a realist, too.

The Shape of Productivity to Come

Tom Nolle | September 14, 2016 |
This final piece in a three-part series charts two courses for productivity evolution.

Productivity Enhancement: Where Are We Now?

Tom Nolle | August 25, 2016 |
This second in a three-part series on productivity takes a look at why collaborative enhancements and mobile empowerment still fall short despite their benefits.

March 7, 2018

Video collaboration is experiencing significant change and innovation-how can your enterprise take advantage? In this webinar, leading industry analyst Ira Weinstein will present detailed analysis

February 21, 2018

Business agility has become the strongest driver for enterprises to begin migrating their communications to the cloud-and its a benefit that enterprises are already realizing. To gain this benefit

February 7, 2018

Enterprises are starting to grasp the critical importance of security and compliance in their team collaboration deployments. And once the risks are mitigated, your enterprise can integrate these n

March 12, 2018
An effective E-911 implementation doesn't just happen; it takes a solid strategy. Tune in for tips from IT expert Irwin Lazar, of Nemertes Research.
March 9, 2018
IT consultant Steve Leaden lays out the whys and how-tos of getting the green light for your convergence strategy.
March 7, 2018
In advance of his speech tech tutorial at EC18, communications analyst Jon Arnold explores what voice means in a post-PBX world.
February 28, 2018
Voice engagement isn't about a simple phone call any longer, but rather a conversational experience that crosses from one channel to the next, as Daniel Hong, a VP and research director with Forrester....
February 16, 2018
What trends and technologies should you be up on for your contact center? Sheila McGee-Smith, Contact Center & Customer Experience track chair for Enterprise Connect 2018, gives us the lowdown.
February 9, 2018
Melanie Turek, VP of connected work research at Frost & Sullivan, walks us through key components -- and sticking points -- of customer-oriented digital transformation projects.
February 2, 2018
UC consultant Marty Parker has crunched lots of numbers evaluating UC options; tune in for what he's learned and tips for your own analysis.
January 26, 2018
Don't miss out on the fun! Organizer Alan Quayle shares details of his pre-Enterprise Connect hackathon, TADHack-mini '18, showcasing programmable communications.
December 20, 2017
Kevin Kieller, partner with enableUC, provides advice on how to move forward with your Skype for Business and Teams deployments.
December 20, 2017
Zeus Kerravala, principal analyst with ZK Research, shares his perspective on artificial intelligence and the future of team collaboration.
December 20, 2017
Delanda Coleman, Microsoft senior marketing manager, explains the Teams vision and shares use case examples.
November 30, 2017
With a ruling on the FCC's proposed order to dismantle the Open Internet Order expected this month, communications technology attorney Martha Buyer walks us through what's at stake.
October 23, 2017
Wondering which Office 365 collaboration tool to use when? Get quick pointers from CBT Nuggets instructor Simona Millham.
September 22, 2017
In this podcast, we explore the future of work with Robert Brown, AVP of the Cognizant Center for the Future of Work, who helps us answer the question, "What do we do when machines do everything?"
September 8, 2017
Greg Collins, a technology analyst and strategist with Exact Ventures, delivers a status report on 5G implementation plans and tells enterprises why they shouldn't wait to move ahead on potential use ....
August 25, 2017
Find out what business considerations are driving the SIP trunking market today, and learn a bit about how satisfied enterprises are with their providers. We talk with John Malone, president of The Ea....
August 16, 2017
World Vision U.S. is finding lots of goodness in RingCentral's cloud communications service, but as Randy Boyd, infrastructure architect at the global humanitarian nonprofit, tells us, he and his team....
August 11, 2017
Alicia Gee, director of unified communications at Sutter Physician Services, oversees the technical team supporting a 1,000-agent contact center running on Genesys PureConnect. She catches us up on th....
August 4, 2017
Andrew Prokop, communications evangelist with Arrow Systems Integration, has lately been working on integrating enterprise communications into Internet of Things ecosystems. He shares examples and off....
July 27, 2017
Industry watcher Elka Popova, a Frost & Sullivan program director, shares her perspective on this acquisition, discussing Mitel's market positioning, why the move makes sense, and more.
July 14, 2017
Lantre Barr, founder and CEO of Blacc Spot Media, urges any enterprise that's been on the fence about integrating real-time communications into business workflows to jump off and get started. Tune and....
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.