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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.



UCStrategies Experts Preview UC Summit 2015

By Jim Burton October 28, 2015

In this Industry Buzz podcast, Jim Burton hosts a preview of sessions to be presented by UCStrategies Experts at UC Summit 2015, November 15-18, in La Jolla, CA. Presenters include Michael Finneran,  Kevin Kieller, J.R. Simmons, Dave Michels, Phil Edholm,  Steve Leaden, Blair PleasantArt Rosenberg, and Evan Kirstel.

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Broadsoft Unveils Project Tempo for UCStrategies

By Michael F. Finneran October 26, 2015

In this Industry Buzz podcast, UCStrategies receives a briefing about BroadSoft's new Project Tempo announcement. Joining the conversation from BroadSoft are Taher Behbehani, Chief Marketing Officer; Karim Sadroudine, Director, Marketing; and Mike Wilkinson, Vice President, Product Offers. Michael Finneran is the moderator, with UCStrategies Experts Art RosenbergJim BurtonDr. Joseph Williams, Phil Edholm, Evan Kirstel, Blair PleasantKevin KiellerSteve Leaden, and Jon Arnold.

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Discussing Intelligent Assistants for Enterprises and Contact Centers

By Blair Pleasant October 16, 2015

In the recent podcast titled "Predictions We Got Wrong," moderated by Blair Pleasant, the Experts included Speech-Enabled Intelligent Assistants in a review of elements of the industry that hadn't met expectations or progressed as quickly as estimated. Dan Miller of Opus Research contacted Blair with a conflicting opinion, so we asked Dan to join this week's podcast to bring the team up-to-date. Blair Pleasant moderates the discussion, which includes Experts Steve LeadenSimon DudleyArt RosenbergMichael Finneran,  and Joseph Williams.

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UCStrategies Reviews Gartner Magic Quadrant for UCaaS 2015

By Marty Parker October 16, 2015

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts review the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service, Worldwide. Marty Parker moderates the discussion, with Dave Michels, Evan KirstelPhil Edholm, Simon DudleySteve Leaden, and Dr. Joseph Williams.

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Related UC Vendors: West, 8x8, Thinking Phone Networks, Orange, Mitel, Microsoft, HP

Predictions We Got Wrong

By Blair Pleasant September 18, 2015

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts address failed predictions. Where did we miss the boat entirely, or when has the rate of adoption not met expectations? Blair Pleasant moderates the discussion with Art Rosenberg, J.R. Simmons, Jon Arnold, Phil Edholm, and Kevin Kieller. Among the topics discussed are enterprise social software, voice recognition, CEBP, WebRTC, Google, personal agents, and federation.

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Related UC Vendors: Esna, Microsoft

Mobile Considerations in Enterprise Communications

By UCStrategies September 4, 2015

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts address mobile UC: working mobile, and mobile clients. Participating are Dave Michels, Michael Finneran, Marty Parker, Phil Edholm, Kevin Kieller, Steve LeadenArt Rosenberg, Dr. Joseph WilliamsBlair Pleasant, and Don Van Doren.

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UCStrategies Reviews Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications

By Marty Parker August 28, 2015

In this Industry Buzz podcast, Marty Parker moderates a discussion about the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications (2015). UCStrategies Experts participating include Art Rosenberg, Dr. Joseph Williams, Kevin Kieller, Phil Edholm, Michael FinneranJon Arnold, Dave MichelsSteve Leaden, Roberta Fox, and J.R. Simmons.

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Related UC Vendors: Microsoft, Cisco, Avaya, Mitel, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, NEC, IBM, ShoreTel, Unify, Huawei, Interactive Intelligence

Experts Discuss UC Security

By Dave Michels August 14, 2015

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts discuss UC security. Dave Michels moderates the discussion, and is joined by Experts Marty Parker, Phil EdholmMichael Finneran, Blair Pleasant, and Kevin Kieller.

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Metaswitch Customers Discuss the Cloud

By Blair Pleasant August 11, 2015

At the Metaswitch Symposium in Nashville, Tennessee, recently, I had a chance to speak with several of Metaswitch’s customers/partners, including Ray Napoletano of Saddleback Communications/ReInvent Telecom and Chris Alberding, FairPoint Communications.

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Is There Really a Market for UC in the SMB Space?

By Jon Arnold August 7, 2015

In this Industry Buzz podcast, Jon Arnold moderates a discussion with the UCStrategies Experts about new SMB research co-sponsored by Metaswitch Networks and Edgewater Networks, which was also the focus of his recent article, New Research - What SMBs Think About UC. Joining Jon are Experts Marty Parker, Roberta J. FoxArt Rosenberg, Blair Pleasant, Dave Michels, Phil Edholm, Kevin Kieller, Dr. Joseph Williams, and Steve Leaden.

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What is Doomed, End of Life, Kaput (or Should Be)?

By Dave Michels July 30, 2015

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts are posed the question, "What is Doomed, End of Life, Kaput (or Should Be)?" Topics could include technologies, vendors, practices, or "anything else." Dave Michels moderates the discussion, and is joined by Art Rosenberg, Kevin KiellerDon Van Doren, Michael Finneran, Blair PleasantMarty Parker, Steve Leaden, J.R. Simmons, Jon Arnold, and Simon Dudley.

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Microsoft: Continuing to Change UC

By Marty Parker July 24, 2015

In this Industry Buzz podcast, Marty Parker leads a discussion with the UCStrategies Experts about Microsoft. Joining the call today are Phil Edholm, Simon Dudley, Dr. Joseph Williams, Jim BurtonKevin KiellerMichael Finneran, Roberta J. Fox, Dave Michels, Art Rosenberg, and Jon Arnold.

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Related UC Vendors: Microsoft, HP, Dimension Data

Is UCaaS a Blip or a Trend?

By Dave Michels July 9, 2015

In this Industry Buzz podcast, UCStrategies' Dave Michels poses questions about UC-as-a-Service (UCaaS) to the UC Experts. Participating this week are Kevin Kieller, Evan Kirstel, Dr. Joseph Williams, Phil Edholm, Roberta J. FoxJon Arnold, Blair PleasantSteve LeadenDon Van Doren, J.R. SimmonsMarty Parker, and Art Rosenberg

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Related UC Vendors: RingCentral, 8x8, Dimension Data, Interactive Intelligence, ShoreTel, NEC, Mitel, Thinking Phone Networks, Microsoft, HP, Cisco, Fonality, Star2Star

UC Experts Engage on Avaya

By Marty Parker July 3, 2015

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts discuss Avaya in the wake of their recent analyst consultant conference held in conjunction with IAUG in Denver. Marty Parker moderates the conversation, which includes Experts Roberta J. Fox, Dave MichelsPhil Edholm, J.R. Simmons, and Art Rosenberg.  

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Related UC Vendors: Avaya

Reflecting on Interactions

By Blair Pleasant June 19, 2015

In this Industry Buzz podcast, Blair Pleasant discusses Interactive Intelligence Interactions with UCStrategies Experts who attended the event last week in Indianapolis. Also included are Don Van Doren, Jon Arnold, Marty Parker, Roberta Fox and Steve Leaden.

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Related UC Vendors: Interactive Intelligence

Jeff Platón of Interactive Intelligence Discusses C3 – Collaboration, Communication, Customer Engagement

By Blair Pleasant June 17, 2015

Interactive Intelligence’s CMO, Jeff Platón, shares his vision of C3 – Collaboration, communication, customer engagement, and the ways that unified communications, collaboration, and the contact center are coming together to help provide better business outcomes for organizations. 

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Related UC Vendors: Interactive Intelligence

Messaging-First Conferencing Solutions

By Dave Michels June 4, 2015

In this Industry Buzz podcast, Dave Michels moderates a spirited discussion with the UCStrategies Experts about what he calls "messaging-first conferencing solutions," such as those provided by Acano, Biba, Slack, and Unify Circuit, Cisco Spark, and Interactive Intelligence Collaborate. Also participating are UC Experts Dave Stein, Michael Finneran, Phil Edholm, Evan KirstelJon Arnold, Kevin Kieller, and Steve Leaden.

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Related UC Vendors: Unify, Cisco, Interactive Intelligence

UCStrategies Reflects on NEC Advantage 2015

By Jim Burton June 2, 2015

UCStrategies was well represented at the recent NEC Advantage Conference in Chandler, AZ. In this Industry Buzz podcast, Jim Burton moderates a discussion about the event. Also participating are Steve Leaden, Phil Edholm, Melissa Swartz, Dave Michels, J.R. Simmons, and Roberta J. Fox.

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Related UC Vendors: NEC

UCStrategies on Microsoft Ignite

By Jim Burton May 21, 2015

In this Industry Buzz podcast, Jim Burton moderates a conversation about Microsoft Ignite, with UC Experts Blair PleasantMichael FinneranMarty ParkerSteve LeadenDon Van DorenPhil EdholmDave Michels, and Kevin Kieller.

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Related UC Vendors: Microsoft, Genesys, ShoreTel

UCStrategies Reviews Gartner Magic Quadrant for Midsize Enterprises

By Dave Michels May 15, 2015

Gartner released its first Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications for Midsize Enterprises, North America. In this Industry Buzz podcast, Dave Michels moderates a discussion about the report, with UCStrategies Experts Kevin Kieller, Roberta J. Fox, Steve Leaden, and Dave Stein.

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Related UC Vendors: Mitel, Cisco, Microsoft, Avaya, NEC, Unify, Digium, Interactive Intelligence, Toshiba

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