Post Archive



February 2010

A Cry for Turnkey Contact Center Solutions

Jason Alley | March 03, 2010 |
Suppliers and enterprise customers alike took their eye off the ball. Enterprise customers, re-focus your resources and decisions; suppliers, heed the cry of your customers.

PSTN Closure, the End of POTS, the Challenges

Gary Audin | March 03, 2010 |
The migration will take many years, possibly a decade or more to accomplish. There will be many problems that will tax the ILECs and cause financial distress.

Presence: Challenges in Realizing the Promise

Don Van Doren | March 03, 2010 |
Without inter-vendor agreement and cooperation, presence will not be able to fully support the increasingly sophisticated--and valuable--UC applications that could be available.

Progress on Unified Communications? CDW Survey Says So

Eric Krapf | March 02, 2010 |
But bad news may be lurking for the traditional voice vendors.

The Business Cost of Poor Voice Quality

Sorell Slaymaker | March 01, 2010 |
How something is said is as important as what is said. Voice quality contributes to the how and should be taken seriously.

Cisco Says Goodbye to Device License Units, Sort of...

Douglas Carolus | March 01, 2010 |
Cisco has taken a positive step to make their voice and UC licensing simpler and easier to understand.

McHugh Heads for Brocade

Eric Krapf | March 01, 2010 |
The driving force behind HP ProCurve's success won't be staying with the newly Avaya-owned Nortel data group.

Mitel Virtual Ice Cream

Matt Brunk | March 01, 2010 |
The next time you venture out for your significant other to buy ice cream, I want you to think of Mitel.

Time To Virtualize!

Irwin Lazar | February 26, 2010 |
With virtualization all the rage in the data center, why are do so many telecom managers complain about the growing number of servers they need to support IP telephony and UC?

Lights, Camera-Phone, Action!

Dave Michels | February 25, 2010 |
The pieces are coming together, the technology is real as is the value. Interoperable desktop video is the next UC game changer.

Assessing the (Real) Market for Unified Communications

Melanie Turek | February 25, 2010 |
The universal message was, "Uptake on UC is very slow, indeed."

Marketing is Becoming a Big Challenge for IT

Robin Gareiss | February 24, 2010 |
In a growing number of companies, IT is failing to market these cool, new IT applications and capabilities to their internal customers--the employees of the company.

The Changing Voice of Voice Mail

Blair Pleasant | February 24, 2010 |
In the past few years, voice mail has become a commodity, a feature of other applications such as telephony, with little if any price premium for basic functionality.

VoiceCon Slidecast: UC Architectures

Array | February 23, 2010 |
VoiceCon Orlando 2010 Slideshare 1: UC ArchitecturesView more presentations from ekrapf.

Important Stuff About VoiceCon Orlando 2010

Eric Krapf | February 23, 2010 |
The early registration discount expires this Friday; and we have our first Slidecast posted.

Skype SIP Trunks for the Enterprise

Sorell Slaymaker | February 23, 2010 |
Skype does not pose an immediate threat to the traditional telcos who also offer SIP trunking, but it does offer some value that organizations can start realizing immediately.

SIP Trunking Breeds New Edge Devices: OpenScape Branch

Sheila McGee-Smith | February 23, 2010 |
Where customers want to go directly to SIP carriers from the branch, the built-in SIP trunking will be very attractive.

Can Wireless Replace the PSTN?

Gary Audin | February 23, 2010 |
"Wireless as a carrier of last resort? That's like buying Tequila shots for the designated driver!!!"

Skype in My Pocket? Mobile VoIP Crosses The Chasm, Part 1

Larry Lisser | February 22, 2010 |
Mobile VoIP begins the transition from minute stealing, to business critical.

Gartner Tips for Wireless Cost Containment

Eric Krapf | February 22, 2010 |
The research house says 80% of Fortune 1000 enterprises have gone corporate-liable on their cellular plans.

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.