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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.



Avaya's View of the UC Market

By Blair Pleasant November 20, 2013

Interviewed at the Avaya Executive Partner Forum, Troy Trenchard, Avaya’s Vice President and General Manager, UC Applications, answers the question, “Is UC Dead?” and talks about Avaya’s view of the UC market. 

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Related UC Vendors: Avaya

Avaya Cloud Strategy

By Blair Pleasant November 20, 2013

At the Avaya Executive Partner Forum, Richard Steranka, Vice President, Worldwide Channels at Avaya, describes Avaya's various cloud and hosted options for customers and partners.

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Related UC Vendors: Avaya

UCStrategies Reviews the Magic Quadrant for Corporate Telephony

By Marty Parker November 12, 2013

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts discuss the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Corporate Telephony. Marty Parker moderates the conversation with UC Experts Jim Burton, Dave Michels, Michael FinneranJoseph WilliamsBlair PleasantArt RosenbergRoberta J. Fox, and Kevin Kieller.

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Related UC Vendors: Cisco, Avaya, Unify, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, Mitel, NEC, ShoreTel, Aastra, Microsoft, Toshiba

UCStrategies Reaction to Microsoft Lync's Reported Growth

By Blair Pleasant November 6, 2013

In this Industry Buzz podcast, Blair Pleasant moderates a discussion among the UCStrategies Experts about the reported growth of Microsoft Lync deployments in enterprise voice and the impact that Microsoft Lync is having on the UC market. Also included are Marty Parker, Dave MichelsJim BurtonPhil Edholm, Steve Leaden, Art RosenbergMichael FinneranKevin Kieller, and Roberta J. Fox.

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Related UC Vendors: Microsoft, ShoreTel, IBM, Cisco, Sonus, AudioCodes, HP, snom, Aastra

Verint Acquisition of Victrio

By Blair Pleasant November 1, 2013

 Ryan Hollenbeck and Nancy Treaster of Verint discuss its acquisition of Victrio, a provider of fraud prevention and identity authentication solutions.

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Related UC Vendors: Verint

Cisco Collaboration and the Mid-Market

By Blair Pleasant October 29, 2013

At the Cisco Collaboration Summit, David Tucker of Cisco discusses Cisco Collaboration and the mid-market and what Cisco is doing to target mid-market customers. David talks about the Cisco Business Edition 6000, and the role of channel partners in the mid-market.

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Related UC Vendors: Cisco

Customer Collaboration Update from Cisco

By Blair Pleasant October 29, 2013

At the Cisco Collaboration Summit, Cisco's Ross Daniels discusses the recent momentum for Cisco Customer Collaboration and the challenges moving forward. 

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Related UC Vendors: Cisco

UCStrategies on SBCs

By Stephen Leaden October 24, 2013

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies team discusses session border controllers and gateways. Steve Leaden is the moderator, and is joined by Phil Edholm, Bill MacKay, Jon Arnold, and Dr. Joseph Williams.

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Related UC Vendors: Acme Packet, Avaya, Sonus, Cisco, Microsoft, GENBAND

UC on the Go

By UCStrategies October 15, 2013

In this Industry Buzz podcast, Dave Michels moderates a discussion with the UCStrategies Experts about mobile UC. Also included are Michael FinneranBlair Pleasant, Roberta J. Fox, Dr. Joseph Williams, and Clark Richter.

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UCStrategies Discussions: PBX Augmentation or Replacement, and Premise vs. Cloud (or Hybrid)

By Phil Edholm October 9, 2013

In this Industry Buzz podcast, Phil Edholm moderates two discussions: PBX augmentation vs. replacement, and considerations for premise vs. cloud or hybrid deployments (which begins at the 16:01 mark of the recording). Also contributing are UC Experts Marty ParkerArt RosenbergRoberta Fox, Jon ArnoldSteve Leaden, Dr. Joseph Williams, and Clark Richter.

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Related UC Vendors: Microsoft, IBM, 8x8, RingCentral

A Giant ShoreTel Fan

By Blair Pleasant October 4, 2013

Bill Schlough, CIO, San Francisco Giants, isn't just a baseball fan, he's a technology fan. And he's a huge fan of ShoreTel, which is used to help keep communications flowing at AT&T Park.

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Related UC Vendors: ShoreTel

UCStrategies on Telework

By Roberta J. Fox October 3, 2013

In this Industry Buzz podcast moderated by Roberta J. Fox, the UCStrategies Experts discuss telework: definitions, lessons learned, and industry recommendations. Also participating are Art Rosenberg, Bill MacKay, Phil EdholmMarty Parker, Dr. Joseph WilliamsJon Arnold, and Steve Leaden.

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Software-Defined Networking and UC

By Dave Michels September 30, 2013

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies team welcomes Manfred Arndt, distinguished technologist from HP's Advanced Technology Group focused on UC and mobility, to discuss Software-Defined Networking at HP. The conversation is moderated by Dave Michels, who is joined by Blair Pleasant, Dr. Joseph WilliamsPhil EdholmSteve Leaden, and Marty Parker.

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Related UC Vendors: HP

A Look at UC Trends and Recent News

By Phil Edholm September 17, 2013

How do recent acquisitions relate to the overall trends happening in unified communications? The UCStrategies Experts take a look in this Industry Buzz podcast moderated by Phil Edholm. He is joined by Jon ArnoldMarty ParkerMichael FinneranDr. Joseph Williams, Clark Richter, Art Rosenberg, Tsahi Levent-LeviSteve Leaden, and Roberta J. Fox.

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Related UC Vendors: Cisco, Microsoft

Innovation at ITExpo - Patton

By Clark Richter September 11, 2013

At ITExpo in Las Vegas, Clark Richter of UCStrategies is joined by Ramon Felder, President and CEO of Patton. Ramon announced a new product, the SNBX (Smart Node Branch Exchange), a plug-and-play appliance which comes preloaded with an IP PBX designed for small to medium businesses.

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Related UC Vendors: Patton

Discussion on Conferencing and Video Interoperability with Scott Wharton of Vidtel

By Marty Parker September 10, 2013

The UCStrategies Experts welcome Scott Wharton, CEO of Vidtel, to this Industry Buzz podcast to discuss the state of conferencing and video interoperability in unified communications. The podcast is moderated by Marty Parker, and includes Dave Michels, Don Van Doren, Phil Edholm, Tsahi Levent-Levi, Bill MacKay, and Michael Finneran.

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Innovation at ITExpo - Five9

By Blair Pleasant September 9, 2013

At ITExpo in Las Vegas, Blair Pleasant of UCStrategies is joined by Tom Rocca, Strategic BPO Solutions Exec at Five9, a cloud-based contact center company.       

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Innovation at ITExpo - Polkast

By Blair Pleasant September 6, 2013

At ITExpo in Las Vegas, Blair Pleasant of UCStrategies is joined by Hong Bui, COE and Founder of Polkast. Polkast is a personal cloud service where a user's own devices become the cloud. Polkast connects mobile devices and computers directly, providing secure access to a user's files.

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Innovation at ITExpo - Fonality

By Blair Pleasant September 5, 2013

At ITExpo in Las Vegas, Blair Pleasant of UCStrategies is joined by Jeff Valentine, Executive Vice President, Products and Corporate Development, of Fonality. Jeff contends that many SMBs have contact centers but don't know it, and discusses how Fonality can help SMBs by providing many of the features and functionality found in fully staffed contact centers on a small scale to businesses.

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Related UC Vendors: Fonality

Innovation at ITExpo - Bolder Thinking

By Blair Pleasant September 4, 2013

At ITExpo, Steven Jackson of Bolder Thinking introduces webRTC Connect, the company's new widget which allows website visitors or social users to "click to connect" without a software install.

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