Post Archive



May 2016

What a Virtual Network Looks Like: Services

Tom Nolle | May 31, 2016 |
A service future that could change infrastructure and everything else in IT and networking could be closer than we think.

Aspect Reimagining CX 'Via' the Cloud

Sheila McGee-Smith | May 31, 2016 |
Like other legacy vendors, company is evolving a series of stand-alone contact center solutions into a single cloud platform for customer engagement.

A Memorial Day Remembrance: From Army Radios to SIP

Andrew Prokop | May 30, 2016 |
A son remembers his father for what he gave to his county and to him.

New Study Shows Possible Cellphone-Cancer Link

Michael Finneran | May 27, 2016 |
National Toxicology Program releases partial results of a study that has found possible link between cellphone exposure and two types of cancer in rats.

Into the Future with Chief Digital Officers

Gary Audin | May 27, 2016 |
Designating a C-level executive to lead the digital transformation may help make the difference between success and failure.

Twilio Pursues IPO

Beth Schultz | May 27, 2016 |
Files with the SEC, pushes communications APIs into the limelight.

Panasonic Integrates Cameras, UC

Matt Brunk | May 27, 2016 |
Simplicity, quality, and affordability are three key benefits.

VoiceBase Proclaims 'Open Season' on Call Recordings

Beth Schultz | May 26, 2016 |
With dual-channel recording now available via a Twilio API, this speech analytics API provider says the time has come to start attaching spoken-data transcripts to big data to create a 'big voice' opportunity.

Alexa Why?

Dave Michels | May 26, 2016 |
The future holds potential for an enterprise, speech-enabled virtual assistant platform like Amazon's Alexa, but the technology needs lots of maturing.

Orchestrating Notifications with Twilio

Michelle Burbick | May 25, 2016 |
As the messaging landscape gets more complex, Twilio Notify provides a way to manage all the chaos.

You Say You Want an Integration...

Blair Pleasant | May 25, 2016 |
From APIs and SDKs to CPaaS, communications integration is the name of the game.

Startup Tempered Networks Takes Aim at IoT Security

Zeus Kerravala | May 25, 2016 |
New products give IT a way to create a zero-trust model of security -- that is, trust nothing and build the trust relationships as needed.

Utilizing APIs to Advance Telecom, Business Growth, Customer Experience

Dan Nordale | May 25, 2016 |
Organizations that don't embrace communications APIs will struggle to keep pace with needs of modern consumers.

Twilio Dives into IoT, Signals the Future of Comms

Michelle Burbick | May 24, 2016 |
Partners with T-Mobile to open up cellular network for developers to build on, opening the door to Internet of Things in communications.

Lifesize Adds Cloud Video SLA

Beth Schultz | May 24, 2016 |
Will issue credits, should unplanned service downtime fall below 99.9% availability in any given month.

New Digital Workplace Must Embrace Future of Work

Sponsored by Barco X2O | May 24, 2016 |
In this sponsored post, Barco X2O explains how organizations can create the best communications environment to increase productivity and drive growth.

Calculating Bandwidth for SIP Trunks Made Easy

Andrew Prokop | May 23, 2016 |
Take the guesswork out your SIP bandwidth requirements with these tips.

Avaya Considers Asset Sale

Dave Michels | May 23, 2016 |
The newly formed Zang communications platform-as-a-service subsidiary would be easy to parcel out.

Google Ups Its Messaging Game

Beth Schultz | May 20, 2016 |
In a trio of new apps, Google makes its mark on mobile messaging for consumers.

The State of SIP Trunking

Gary Audin | May 20, 2016 |
A look at some of the problems that still exist with SIP trunking, from an objective integration expert.

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.