UCStrategies Experts Discuss Recent Industry Consolidation

UCStrategies Experts Discuss Recent Industry Consolidation

By Dave Michels November 27, 2013 2 Comments
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UCStrategies Experts Discuss Recent Industry Consolidation by Dave Michels

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 RosenbergJon Arnold, and Michael Finneran.

Refer to the time codes below for each speaker.

  • Dave Michels
  • Roberta Fox (1:10)
  • Marty Parker (2:41)
  • Clark Richter (11:34)
  • Dr. Joseph Williams (15:44)
  • Art Rosenberg (21:38)
  • Jon Arnold (22:58)
  • Michael Finneran (28:14)
  • Marty Parker (33:21)
  • Roberta Fox (35:42)
  • Closing (36:46)

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2 Responses to "UCStrategies Experts Discuss Recent Industry Consolidation" - Add Yours

Art Rosenberg 11/28/2013 1:07:16 AM

I think a key point that was highlighted in this discussion is the "virtualization" of mobile applications. Years ago, I wrote about how data security should be controlled by applications that can authenticate the users before delivering any kind of information. In addition, any information exchanged can be protected by encryption. At that time, we didn't have "virtualization" services, so I didn't know what to call it.

Today, as Michael Finneran pointed out, it is getting pretty obvious that mobile devices can benefit by virtualization of "mobile apps," keeping only authentication data "sandboxed" on the mobile device. In effect, this makes those devices "dumb," with no applications or application data stored on them. That is the way the first interactive use of mainframe computers was done in the pioneering days of computer time-sharing, until IBM introduced the desktop PC.

So, it really is "back to the future" with mobile and desktop devices sharing access to applications and data through networked "cloud" services. So, the question is who will be controlling network access to those applications and the data they deal with?
Francisco Morales 11/29/2013 6:33:35 AM

Thanks to all UCStrategies Experts for this great discussion.

You may want to share with readers a study published early in 2013 predicting industry consolidation from PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC):


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