Posts By Zeus Kerravala

Multivendor Team Collaboration Remains Pipe Dream

Zeus Kerravala | March 16, 2018 |
Enterprise IT needs to push their app providers on this.

Cisco’s Approach to Securing Team Collaboration

Zeus Kerravala | March 14, 2018 |
If you think typical “end-to-end encryption” suffices, think again.

EC18 Day 1: Thinking About Hybrid Clouds

Zeus Kerravala | March 13, 2018 |
Most organizations will view hybrid cloud as the norm for the foreseeable future.

The Cloud! The Cloud!

Zeus Kerravala | March 09, 2018 |
From the conference room to the expo hall, the cloud will be within pointing distance of anywhere you go next week at EC18.

Is Multi-Vendor Team Collaboration Feasible?

Zeus Kerravala | March 08, 2018 |
Team collaboration tools are great, but proliferation is a problem.

802.11ax Race Is On

Zeus Kerravala | February 15, 2018 |
Aerohive has announced the first 802.11ax access points, but is the technology really game-changing?

Intermedia Launches Unite to Deliver UCaaS

Zeus Kerravala | February 13, 2018 |
Focuses on SMBs and channel partners selling to that market

Altocloud & Cisco: A Win-Win-Win

Zeus Kerravala | February 12, 2018 |
Altocloud is now part of Cisco’s SolutionsPlus partner program, a combination delivering value to both companies and their customers.

Avaya Fuels Digital Transformation Plans

Zeus Kerravala | January 30, 2018 |
Acquires cloud contact center provider Spoken for platform on which it can build a differentiated customer experience.

Avaya, NYSE's Bell Rings for Thee

Zeus Kerravala | January 17, 2018 |
Now listed on a major exchange, Avaya will need to make significant noise in the cloud if it's to keep investors happy.

Polycom Acquires Obihai to Bolster Endpoint Business

Zeus Kerravala | January 04, 2018 |
Gains powerful software stack from this VoIP solutions provider, and more.

5 Big UC Events of 2017

Zeus Kerravala | December 14, 2017 |
Chart-topping news from 2017

Polycom Continues Marching to Its New Beat

Zeus Kerravala | December 07, 2017 |
Adds BlueJeans to its short list of traditional competitors that are now its partners; which companies could be next?

Top 5 Reasons to Go Private Cloud

Zeus Kerravala | November 21, 2017 |
Whether its customization, scale, or something else you're after, sometimes public cloud doesn't make sense.

Meetings, Meet AI

Zeus Kerravala | November 16, 2017 |
Cisco survey shows workers are ready for AI-enabled meetings.

Salesforce Expands AI Toolkit

Zeus Kerravala | November 07, 2017 |
Democratizes artificial intelligence services so any customer can easily build AI-powered CRM workflows.

8x8, Aryaka Team on Global SD-WAN, UCaaS

Zeus Kerravala | November 06, 2017 |
Partnership should net global enterprises improved performance of voice and video calling over long distances.

VMware Acquires VeloCloud, Jumps Into SD-WAN Game

Zeus Kerravala | November 03, 2017 |
Move makes good sense for VMware, as brings about needed consolidation in SD-WAN market.

Hey Spark, How Is Cisco Partner Summit?

Zeus Kerravala | November 02, 2017 |
Cisco introduces Spark Assistant and Spark Room 70, and lays out its AI roadmap.

Avaya Unveils AI-Focused Developer Program

Zeus Kerravala | October 31, 2017 |
With a focus on five key business and contact center areas, Avaya launches A.I.Connect with seven initial partners.

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.