Post Archive



October 2009

What to Do About Video

Eric Krapf | October 30, 2009 |
Clearly, a significant number of enterprises want to move videoconferencing from the silo where it resides in many enterprises, and bring it fully under the control of the communications system.

What You'll Hear at my VoiceCon Session

Blair Pleasant | October 30, 2009 |
What are the questions enterprise customers should be asking themselves, what are the suggested ways to get started, and some things they should be doing to ensure success.

Ask the Analyst: Lisa Pierce on SIP Trunking

Eric Krapf | October 30, 2009 |
Pricing elements and rates vary by type of provider--legacy providers vs. newer competitors.

How Grants Can Help ICT in Non Profits

Gary Audin | October 30, 2009 |
Some application examples of ICT that would produce the benefits...

Cell Phone Radiation Mitigation

Matt Brunk | October 30, 2009 |
Energy and environmentalism are going to influence more and more decisions about how technology is deployed and used.

Un-Seasonably Out of Fashion: Proprietary vs. Open Source

Matt Brunk | October 29, 2009 |
IPT manufacturers are snoozing at the switch.

ICT Grants for Non-Profit Organizations

Gary Audin | October 29, 2009 |
Given the challenging economic times, an attractive alternate source of funds besides revenue (taxes, fees, donations...) is from grants.

Getting Presence Right

Don Van Doren | October 28, 2009 |
Charting the correct course will be a key development and implementation challenge.

VoiceCon Keynoter Alan Baratz: Avaya "Reinventing" Voice

Eric Krapf | October 28, 2009 |
Avaya plans for a future dominated by "Voice 2.0." So what exactly does that mean? In a preview of next week's opening keynote, we spoke with one of the top Avaya execs driving that vision.

Mobile UC on Display at VoiceCon

Michael Finneran | October 28, 2009 |
In the end, what is most interesting is whether the vendors are treating mobility as a core capability or simply "window dressing."

Weighing the Value of Hosted vs. On-Premise Communications

Melanie Turek | October 28, 2009 |
The choice is shaped by factors including legacy infrastructure, size and skills of IT staff, relationships with vendors, and the likelihood that a company will grow (or shrink) in the next few years.

What You Don't Know About VoIP Can Hurt You

Gary Audin | October 28, 2009 |
I want the attendees to know the risks, liabilities, costs, and staffing obstacles that they will encounter.

Pin Drop Soup: Extending to the Mobile

Eric Krapf | October 27, 2009 |
Combining the desk set and the mobile docking station.

Sneak Preview: Avaya/Nortel Panel at VoiceCon

Allan Sulkin | October 27, 2009 |
It will be up to Avaya/Nortel to convince customers that traditional telephony requirements should not be comprised and must be evaluated on its own as a best in class basis, not as a single element of many.

A Result By Any Other Name Is Still a Result

Marty Parker | October 27, 2009 |
As to moving past UC, I think we should focus on moving "into UC" to harvest the value, before moving on.

VoiceCon San Francisco Preview: Contact Center Deep Dive

Sheila McGee-Smith | October 27, 2009 |
If your business runs a contact center, and chances are very high that if you're coming to VoiceCon it does, plan to leave the bar a little early Wednesday night and join the discussion.

What Virtualization Brings to the Table

Allan Sulkin | October 27, 2009 |
More virtualization announcements from enterprise communications system suppliers are on the horizon.

Apple iPhone & OS X Server For Enterprise

Matt Brunk | October 27, 2009 |
Whether or not the King Midas touch from Apple will ever reach the voice industry outside of iPhones remains a wait, see and guess venture.

UC News from Gartner Symposium 2009

Marty Parker | October 25, 2009 |
The highlights reinforce our emphasis on the compelling need to create a Unified Communications strategy for your enterprise now.

Time to Move Past UC?

Allan Sulkin | October 25, 2009 |
UC is selling today in bits and pieces, not the whole enchilada.

October 24, 2018

With disparate workplaces and ever-expanding volumes of information to manage, the challenges for collaborating effectively are only intensifying. Many critical applications are not integrated, and

October 10, 2018

Businesses are growing across international borders quicker than ever, but scaling operations to follow suit can be a harder, longer process.

This webinar focuses on scaling your next-generat

September 26, 2018

Join Kevin Kieller, Microsoft UC&C expert, along with Ribbon Communications and Polycom, for an update on Microsoft Ignite, and a focus on critical things you need to know about your voice deployme

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.