Industry Buzz Podcasts

Industry Buzz Podcasts

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Read and hear about the latest and greatest in the UC world. Industry Buzz podcasts feature vendor interviews and exciting industry news that goes beyond the headlines to what the leading vendors are doing in the UC market. Industry Buzz helps you understand the new products, alliances, and technologies that vendors are announcing and introducing.

Did you know Industry Buzz podcasts are also available via iTunes? Search on "UCStrategies" to find them.



UC – Supporting Initiatives in the Public Sector

By Marty Parker July 15, 2014

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts discuss ways unified communications is used by both public and private sector enterprises to pursue social policy. Topics include remote workers, enabling the disabled, and healthcare. Marty Parker is the moderator, and is joined by Dr. Joseph Williams, Roberta J. Fox, Steve Leaden, Don Van Doren, Dave Michels, J.R. Simmons, Art Rosenberg, and Phil Edholm.

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UC Implications of Mary Meeker's “Internet Trends 2014” Presentation

By Dave Michels July 8, 2014

In this Industry Buzz podcast, Dave Michels, moderates a discussion about the UC implications of Mary Meeker's recent presentation at the inaugural Code Conference titled, "Internet Trends 2014." The podcast includes UCStrategies Experts Don Van Doren, Steve Leaden, Dr. Joseph Williams, Jon Arnold, Marty Parker, Art Rosenberg, Phil Edholm, and J.R. Simmons.

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Related UC Vendors: Microsoft, NEC, IBM

Tracking IT Spending Changes

By Marty Parker July 1, 2014

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts discuss spending shifts in the enterprise communications marketplace. Marty Parker is the moderator, and includes Experts Phil Edholm, Jon Arnold, Michael Finneran, Blair Pleasant, Don Van Doren, Art Rosenberg, Roberta J. Fox, and Steve Leaden.

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UCStrategies on Interactions 2014

By Jim Burton June 16, 2014

In this week's Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts review the Interactive Intelligence Global Conference, Interactions 2014. Jim Burton is the moderator, and is joined by Phil Edholm, Don Van Doren, Dave Michels, Jon Arnold, Bill MacKay, Art Rosenberg, Steve Leaden, Melissa Swartz, and Roberta J. Fox.

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Related UC Vendors: Interactive Intelligence

UCStrategies and Ram Menghani, on the NEC Advantage

By Dave Michels June 3, 2014

Several UCStrategies Experts attended the NEC Advantage event in Nashville in May. This week, UCStrategies invited Ram Menghani, Vice President, UC Products and Services, NEC, into the conversation to discuss the event, and other NEC happenings. The conversation is moderated by Dave Michels, and includes Experts Phil Edholm, Michael Finneran, Melissa Swartz, Marty Parker, Jim Burton, Steve Leaden, Blair Pleasant, and Art Rosenberg.

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Related UC Vendors: NEC

Reflections on UC Summit 2014

By Jim Burton May 21, 2014

In this Industry Buzz podcast, Jim Burton and the UCStrategies team reflect on the recently completed UC Summit 2014. The podcast includes experts Michael Finneran, Don Van Doren, Art Rosenberg, Phil Edholm, Roberta J. Fox, Steve Leaden, Dr. Joseph Williams, Jon Arnold.

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UCStrategies Experts Interpret InformationWeek's State of UC Survey Results

By Michael F. Finneran May 20, 2014

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts discuss Michael Finneran's recently published InformationWeek 2014 State of Unified Communications survey. The podcast is moderated by Michael Finneran, and joined by Don Van Doren, Phil Edholm, Steve Leaden, Art Rosenberg, Melissa Swartz, and Bill MacKay.

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Related UC Vendors: Microsoft, Cisco, Polycom

Mobility and the Contact Center

By Michael F. Finneran May 8, 2014

In this Industry Buzz podcast, UCStrategies welcomes two guests from Interactive Intelligence to a conversation about mobility and the contact center. Rachel Wentink, Senior Director, Business Automation Group, and Gina Clarkin, Manager, Market Solutions Team, join the conversation led by Michael Finneran and includes UCStrategies Experts Don Van Doren, Bill MacKay, Marty Parker, Dr. Joseph Williams, and Roberta J. Fox.

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Related UC Vendors: Interactive Intelligence

UC Summit 2014 Keynote Presentations: Key Takeaways

By Blair Pleasant May 6, 2014

At UC Summit 2014, companies offer the key takeaways from their keynote presentations.

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Related UC Vendors: HP, NEC, Unify, ShoreTel, Mitel, SMART Technologies

8x8's CEO on Cloud Adoption

By Blair Pleasant April 17, 2014

In this videocast with UCStrategies' Blair Pleasant, Vik Verma, CEO of 8x8, discusses some of the trends in adoption of cloud, why companies are moving to the cloud, and how 8x8 helps to ensure security for users.

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Related UC Vendors: 8x8

UC Summit 2014 Preview: “Bigger and Better Than Ever”

By Jim Burton April 15, 2014

In this Industry Buzz podcast, UCStrategies' Jim Burton moderates a preview of the upcoming UC Summit, the annual learning and networking event bringing together unified communications vendors, consultants, and solutions integrators. The 2014 event is April 27 30 at Estancia La Jolla Hotel &

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Genesys CMO on the Customer Experience

By Blair Pleasant April 10, 2014

In this videocast with UCStrategies' Blair Pleasant, Reed Henry, CMO of Genesys, discusses some of the biggest changes at Genesys, and explains how Genesys views customer experience and the customer journey.

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Related UC Vendors: Genesys Telecommunications

UCStrategies Views: The Cloud

By Blair Pleasant April 8, 2014

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts take a look at "The Cloud," including definitions, hybrid, private, hosted, managed, hype vs. reality, unified communication as a service (UCaaS), and its impact on the channel. Blair Pleasant moderates the discussion, and is joined by Phil Edholm, Dr. Joseph Williams, Dave Michels, Don Van Doren, Steve Leaden, Roberta J. Fox, Clark Richter and Art Rosenberg.

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Bruce Marler Demonstrates CafeX and the Power of WebRTC

By Blair Pleasant April 7, 2014

In this UCStrategies videocast with Blair Pleasant, Bruce Marler of CafeX demonstrates the power of WebRTC. CaféX Fusion Live Assist provides real-time dynamic customer engagement.

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Discussing the Cloud Ecosystem with Interactive Intelligence

By Jon Arnold April 3, 2014

In this week’s Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts welcome guest Zach Hinkle, Solutions Program Manager for Interactive Intelligence in their CaaS (Communications as a Service) group. The topic is how the cloud ecosystem is making it easy for the customers to pull together the apps and services they need. Jon Arnold moderates the discussion, and is joined by Experts Blair Pleasant, Dave Michels, Don Van Doren, Roberta J. Fox, Phil Edholm, and Art Rosenberg.

 

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Related UC Vendors: Interactive Intelligence

Bill Hurley Provides an Update on Unify

By Blair Pleasant April 2, 2014

In this UCStrategies videocast with Blair Pleasant, Unify's CMO, Bill Hurley, gives an update on Project Ansible, Unify's initiative to equip organizations for the new world of work.

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Related UC Vendors: Unify

Enterprise Connect 2014 - UCStrategies Views

By Michael F. Finneran March 31, 2014

UCStrategies Experts were involved in 25 sessions at Enterprise Connect 2014, and in this Industry Buzz podcast they give their impressions of the show. The discussion is moderated by Michael Finneran, who is joined by Marty Parker, Jim Burton, Phil Edholm, Dave Michels, Blair Pleasant, Dr. Joseph Williams, Steve Leaden, Kevin Kieller, and Roberta Fox.

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Related UC Vendors: Unify, Microsoft, Cisco, NEC, Mitel, IBM

Cisco's Vishakha Radia on the Internet of Everything

By Blair Pleasant March 31, 2014

In this vidoecast with Blair Pleasant of UCStrategies, Vishakha Radia of Cisco Consulting Services discusses the Internet of Everything and how it transforms industries, and how IoE impacts the way we collaborate using video and mobile devices.

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Related UC Vendors: Cisco

A Lync Consultant’s View - Alex Lewis on Microsoft Lync

By Blair Pleasant March 21, 2014

Alex Lewis, Vice President at Modality Systems, shares his views on Microsoft Lync and the growth he’s seeing in Lync deployments. He provides insights on the role of contact center products and SBCs with Lync, and how companies are doing large Lync deployments.

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Related UC Vendors: Microsoft

Unify2 at the Microsoft Lync Conference

By Blair Pleasant March 21, 2014

In this UCStrategies Industry Buzz videocast with Blair Pleasant, Alan Shen of Unify2 discusses how they help companies deploy and manage Microsoft Lync deployments, and the role of user adoption.

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Related UC Vendors: Microsoft