Post Archive



June 2013

BYOD and Collaboration Don't Have to be Next National Security Threat

Laurent Philonenko | July 01, 2013 |
The network plays a unique role in addressing the BYOD challenges around security

Reshaping Work by Video

Matt Brunk | July 01, 2013 |
A survey reveals that video conferencing is spilling outside the normal work day. That's both bad and good.

Good May Have a Game-Changer with Secure Mobility Solution

Zeus Kerravala | July 01, 2013 |
By "thinking mobile first," the company has come up with a way for developers to improve work flows for mobile app users.

James Martin Dead at 79

Michael Finneran | June 28, 2013 |
We don't have that many people in our field who have been as original and prolific as James Martin, and have influenced so many people in our field.

CiscoLive 2013: Tomorrow Starts Here

Sheila McGee-Smith | June 27, 2013 |
The company's cloud collaboration business seems to be headed toward a reset; CEO John Chambers says, "We have to get our collaboration act together."

Avoid Getting Locked In To Your Wireless Carrier

Imix Shish | June 27, 2013 |
Maintaining an enterprise's flexibility to move lines between and among carriers is increasingly difficult.

Analyze M2M Data in Real Time

Bob Emmerson | June 27, 2013 |
New systems offer easy-to-configure interfaces to M2M and Big Data. The result should be better decisions by end users.

There is No Hype Around WebRTC

Tsahi Levent -Levi | June 26, 2013 |
Just think about it--how many VoIP developers are there, compared with Web developers?

A Little More on 802.11ac

Michael Finneran | June 25, 2013 |
The key factor defining the capabilities these products will have when they hit the market is the chip sets that are at the heart of each vendor's access point.

Cisco Expands ONE to the Branch and Campus

Zeus Kerravala | June 25, 2013 |
Since the WAN and access edge are the typical bottlenecks that hamper performance of applications like video, SDN outside the data center might actually provide faster ROI.

Unified Communications Grows Optimized Communications

Blair Pleasant | June 25, 2013 |
It's about using the most desirable or satisfactory tools in order to have the best user experience while achieving the desired goals.

WebRTC: Who Really Cares?

Dave Stein | June 24, 2013 |
A panacea? More like an incremental improvement.

Fluke Networks OptiView XG: A Hummer On the Network

Matt Brunk | June 24, 2013 |
There's no doubt that powerful network assessment tools can help you optimize your deployment and create a model for other sites to follow.

Patent Changes Pending

Dave Michels | June 24, 2013 |
Patent reform will go slowly, but it is necessary.

IBM Pulls Up a Seat For Itself at the Contact Center Table

Brian Riggs | June 23, 2013 |
The company's Watson supercomputer is on the case--but it's unclear when something will come to market.

Listen! The Network Is Talking To You

Terry Slattery | June 23, 2013 |
Your network can tell you a lot about what it is experiencing.

One Small Step for IT, One Giant Step for Cisco-kind

Zeus Kerravala | June 23, 2013 |
The acquisition of Composite Software furthers Cisco's stated goal of becoming the leading IT vendor.

Siemens Enterprise Begins Revving its Engine

Sheila McGee-Smith | June 20, 2013 |
SEN will finally roll out its new branding in the fall, as it also debuts its new UC&C platform.

Siemens Bets Big on Project Ansible

Blair Pleasant | June 20, 2013 |
Siemens leverages WebRTC for its new UC&C platform, but the key to adoption will be tying into the users' business processes.

The End to Networking as We Know It?

Tom Nolle | June 20, 2013 |
Software routing, combined with software/virtual-function hosting, could transform the whole industry by converging networking and IT in a way most never considered.

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January 24, 2018

Communications, collaboration, and contact center systems are all being delivered from the cloud, to more enterprises each year. With the cloud growing in strategic importance, the question is what

December 13, 2017

The two major vendors in the Unified Communications space, Cisco and Microsoft, are both strongly promoting their cloud UC deployments. If cloud UC is on your enterprises roadmap, but you dont want

November 29, 2017

As video conferencing use rises in the enterprise, businesses are looking for ways to bring this technology out of traditional conference room and make it more broadly accessible. That's made the h

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.