The UCStrategies Experts share their expertise in bylined articles, opinion pieces, blogs, and podcasts, to define unified communications, educate you about unified communications technologies, and help you make informed decisions about unified communications solutions.
UCStrategies.com defines unified communications as “Communications integrated to optimize business processes.” The definition of unified communications narrows significantly when you can read and hear about real-world examples that other companies are implementing right now—and apply them to your situation.
This section offers learning tools to help you plan your unified communications implementation.
This section provides a practical, vendor-independent service to any Enterprise that is seeking the benefits of Unified Communications. How do you pull everything together to implement unified communications? Use the tools in this sequence to define unified communications for your business.
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Professor Henning Schulzrinne, of Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, one of the originators of SIP, joins us again this year to discuss UC, SIP's role in it and other key topics with Jay Brandstadter, Michael Finneran and David Yedwab in a two-part podcast.
The Unified Communications Interoperability Forum (UCIF) is an open alliance of technology leaders working together to fully realize the potential of Unified Communications. In this podcast, the UCStrategies Expert team discusses the UCIF. The expert panel includes Blair Pleasant, Don Van Doren, Michael Finneran, Art Rosenberg, Dave Michels, Lisa Pierce, David Yedwab, Marty Parker, and Steve Leaden.
The Unified Communications Interoperability Forum (UCIF) is an open alliance of technology leaders working together to fully realize the potential of Unified Communications. UCStrategies' Jim Burton emceed the UCIF kickoff dinner in San Francisco on May 18.
In their weekly podcast, the UCStrategies Expert team discusses Microsoft, and the company's effect on the unified communications industry. Jim Burton, Marty Parker, David Yedwab, Blair Pleasant, Michael Finneran, Art Rosenberg, Dave Michels, Jay Brandstadter, Don Van Doren, Samantha Kane, and Stephen Leaden.
Last week Avaya announced its product roadmap and the migration path for Nortel customers to Avaya Aura. In this podcast, the UC experts provide their take on the announcement.
Members of UCStrategies.com’s expert UC panel share their experiences from several recent industry conferences.
The UCStrategies.com expert UC panel discusses UC Summit 2010, to be held April 25-28 at Enstancia Resort in La Jolla, California.
The UCStrategies.com expert UC panel tackles the definition of
collaboration in reaction to Cisco’s recent repositioning from
“everything UC” to “everything Collaboration.”
Jim Burton and Pam Avila of UC Strategies, and Gary Mading of Aastra, discuss key elements that lead to a successful UC migration and how Aastra fits into the UC landscape.
Blair Pleasant, co-founder of UCStrategies.com, interviewed Riordan Maynard of Touchbase, a Cisco partner, about what he's seeing in the market, and how Touchbase is helping customers as they move to applications and collaboration.
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UCStrategies.com's expert UC panel discusses Google Voice and how it may evolve (along with other Google offerings) into an enterprise unified communications solution.
Don Smith gives advice on how evaluate unified communications in these troubled economic times.
Jim Burton caught up with Brandon Weilbacher during Aastra’s analyst event in Frisco Texas.
Brandon explained what very large customers expect from their unified communications vendors.
At the Siemens Enterprise Communications’ Global Analyst Conference in Vienna, Mark Straton discusses Siemens’ open approach to communications, its new product offerings and roadmap, partnerships with IBM and Microsoft, new video capabilities, and more.
Mark Slaga, CTO and CIO of Dimension Data chats with Blair Pleasant about the work the company is doing in UC and how not having a UC plan is like cross stitching in the dark.
Mark Straton, Senior Vice president, Global Marketing, Siemens Enterprise Communications, has a conversation with Jim Burton about Siemens’ recent launch
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Communications Integrated to Optimize Business Processes.
UC integrates real-time and non-real time communications with business processes and requirements.
Uses presence capabilities for coordination, and presents a consistent unified user interface and experience across multiple devices and media types.
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