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.
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At Dreamforce in San Francisco, Monica Girolami, Head of Marketing, North America, introduces us to NewVoiceMedia, a cloud-based contact center provider that recently entered the North America market.
Prompted by the recently announced planned merger of Mitel and Aastra, the UCStrategies Experts discuss industry consolidation among UC vendors and channels, and the drivers behind the trends seen in the UC marketplace. Dave Michels moderates this week's discussion, and is joined by Roberta Fox, Marty Parker, Clark Richter, Dr. Joseph Williams, Art Rosenberg, Jon Arnold, and Michael Finneran.
At the WebRTC Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, CA, Bistri demonstrated how simple it is to use their solution to make video calls across various devices, share information and images, and more.
At the Avaya Executive Partner Forum, Barat Dickman, Avaya's Senior Director, Global Channel Programs and Go-To-Market Strategy, talks about changes to the Avaya Connect program and the focus for Avaya's channel program in 2014.
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.
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.
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 Finneran, Joseph Williams, Blair Pleasant, Art Rosenberg, Roberta J. Fox, and Kevin Kieller.
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 Michels, Jim Burton, Phil Edholm, Steve Leaden, Art Rosenberg, Michael Finneran, Kevin Kieller, and Roberta J. Fox.
Ryan Hollenbeck and Nancy Treaster of Verint discuss its acquisition of Victrio, a provider of fraud prevention and identity authentication solutions.
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.
At the Cisco Collaboration Summit, Cisco's Ross Daniels discusses the recent momentum for Cisco Customer Collaboration and the challenges moving forward.
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.
In this Industry Buzz podcast, Dave Michels moderates a discussion with the UCStrategies Experts about mobile UC. Also included are Michael Finneran, Blair Pleasant, Roberta J. Fox, Dr. Joseph Williams, and Clark Richter.
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 Parker, Art Rosenberg, Roberta Fox, Jon Arnold, Steve Leaden, Dr. Joseph Williams, and Clark Richter.
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.
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 Edholm, Marty Parker, Dr. Joseph Williams, Jon Arnold, and Steve Leaden.
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 Williams, Phil Edholm, Steve Leaden, and Marty Parker.
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 Arnold, Marty Parker, Michael Finneran, Dr. Joseph Williams, Clark Richter, Art Rosenberg, Tsahi Levent-Levi, Steve Leaden, and Roberta J. Fox.
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.
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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