Post Archive



April 2016

IR Dabbles with UC Visualization

Beth Schultz | April 29, 2016 |
New Live Canvas module enables custom views of UC and contact center environments, annotated with live performance data.

Diving into Cyber Threat Intelligence

Matt Brunk | April 29, 2016 |
A recent McAfee Labs report sheds light on cyber security trends and best practices.

What 'Low Power, Wide Area' Means for IoT

Gary Audin | April 29, 2016 |
This cellular technology will prove economically beneficial to enterprises needing to connect a massive number of IoT devices.

WebRTC: 'Yooge' in the Enterprise

Phil Edholm | April 29, 2016 |
WebRTC hype may be dying down, but implementation is going strong.

RingCentral Brings UCaaS to Zapier

Beth Schultz | April 28, 2016 |
Users of this popular Web app automation service can now embed RingCentral Office voice and messaging capabilities into hundreds of SaaS applications.

The Cloudy State of UC

Matt Christopher | April 28, 2016 |
It’s clear that customers are looking to migrate to the cloud for enterprise voice.

Google's Curious Approach to UC

Brian Riggs | April 28, 2016 |
Odd as it is, company's strategy of mining consumer business for solutions it can position for the enterprise does seem to be working -- at least for now.

Recognizing the Need for More Bandwidth

Terry Slattery | April 27, 2016 |
Do you know when a network link needs more bandwidth?

Look to the Skies for Disaster Recovery

Art Yonemoto | April 27, 2016 |
Satellite phones may seem unnecessary for most businesses, but having one on hand isn't really so out of this world.

UC&C Marketing: Focusing on the 'Little Picture'

Michael Finneran | April 26, 2016 |
Securing an enterprise future might take getting the UC&C message in front of consumers.

How CafeX 'Makes Music' with Chime

Brent Kelly | April 25, 2016 |
CafeX enables browsers of any flavor to 'chime-in' using voice and video.

Enhancing the RFP with APIs

Andrew Prokop | April 25, 2016 |
In today’s world of multimodal communications, the openness of a system is as important as the features it provides.

So You Want to be a Security Specialist

Gary Audin | April 22, 2016 |
A look at opportunities and career considerations for information security specialists.

Getting to the Point of WebRTC

Beth Schultz | April 21, 2016 |
Let's talk use cases, not technology ins and outs.

SD-WAN in the Contact Center: A Mission-Critical Application

Andy Gottlieb | April 21, 2016 |
With an SD-WAN solution focused on providing reliability, contact center operators benefit from higher quality calls and reduced spend.

Infographic: SIP Trunking vs. PRI

Orla Forrest | April 21, 2016 |
Which voice and data delivery mechanism is right for your business?

Communications Evolve

Dave Stein | April 20, 2016 |
Industry changes observed at EC16's UC RFP session were more evolutionary than revolutionary.

LOLing at IM

Dave Michels | April 20, 2016 |
If you want to IM with colleagues outside of your organization, chances are your UC system won’t help.

Art Rosenberg -- A True Visionary

Blair Pleasant | April 19, 2016 |
While Art had vision and foresight, it was his passion and energy that most of us remember.

What a Virtual Network Looks Like: Management

Tom Nolle | April 19, 2016 |
The challenge of virtual network management is you have real stuff that has to be managed and can’t be shown to the user, and stuff the user manages that isn’t real.

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

August 29, 2018

Moving your voice services to the cloud introduces new challenges for 9-1-1 services. These include the need to serve multiple locations, and the increased mobility that comes with having a phone t

August 8, 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming a reality for your contact center. But to turn the promise of AI into practical reality, there are a couple of prerequisites: Moving to the cloud and integr

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.