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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A supplier of objective information on unified communications, UCStrategies is supported by an alliance of leading communication industry advisors, analysts, and consultants who have worked in the various segments of unified communications since its inception.
UCStrategies Experts represent the Who’s Who of the UC world, providing key insights and analysis to help you better understand UC technologies, products, and trends. Their blogs, articles, podcasts, and reports are available to help you understand the UC world and what you as decision makers need to know during this time of rapid change. UCStrategies Experts are seasoned professionals and luminaries in their fields, with extensive experience and knowledge in their various areas of expertise.
Jim Burton is Founder and CEO of CT Link, LLC. Burton founded the consulting firm in 1989 to help clients in the converging voice, data and networking industries with strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and distribution issues.
Blair Pleasant provides consulting and market research analysis on voice/data convergence markets and technologies, aimed at helping end-user and vendor clients both strategically and tactically.
Marty Parker brings perspectives from both the Communications and Computing industries to his consulting practice in Unified Communications.
Michael Finneran is an independent consultant, industry analyst, and writer specializing in wireless technologies. He covers the full range of wireless technologies (Wi-Fi, Cellular, WiMAX, and RFID), as well as mobile UC and fixed-mobile convergence.
Dave is an independent industry analyst and consultant focusing on IP PBX UC strategies and solutions; particularly around emerging trends such as cloud telephony, endpoints, mobility, and channel strategies. Dave has a background in enterprise IT and networks, and a passion for IP Telephony. He is an active blogger on telecom and related topics at www.pindropsoup.com.
Art Rosenberg has been involved with on-line, interactive computer and telecommunications technologies since starting his computer career with the RAND Corporation.
Jon Arnold is Principal of J Arnold & Associates, an independent telecom analyst and marketing consultancy based in Toronto, Ontario. JAA’s primary focus is on IP communications and disruptive technologies, such as VoIP, mobile broadband, IPTV, telepresence, unified communications, peer-to-peer, social media and Web 2.0.
Don Van Doren is a principal of UniComm Consulting, an independent consulting firm that helps clients understand the potential for UC in their business, develop strategies and plans, identify applications and ROI, help find supplier partners, and assist with implementation. Don is also president of Vanguard Communications, an independent contact center consulting firm.
Stephen Leaden is President of Leaden Associates, Inc., an independent Telecommunications and IT consulting firm in business 19 years, providing specialized support in telecommunications technologies and ROI strategies.
Kevin Kieller focuses on helping organizations document and prioritize their business requirements and then analyze the pros and cons of the various communications alternatives so that they can choose the optimal path forward, maximize return on investment and best leverage existing investments. He most often is engaged to assist in sorting out the complexities associated with desktop communications integration, cloud/hybrid alternatives, and extending communication services to mobile and tablet devices.
Jay has over forty-five years in information technology and telecommunications in industry and Government. His telecommunications consulting firm primarily emphasizes network convergence, VoIP, Unified Communications and related markets and channels.
Orrin R. Broberg is a recognized leader in sales, marketing, business development, and entrepreneurship. His extensive business success stems from his ability to analyze market realities, refine target markets, and create and execute strategies that enhance market penetration and provide consistent revenue pipeline. For more than two decades, Orrin has directed successful organizations in the delivery of award-winning products that have directly addressed unmet market needs. Orrin is a charismatic, entrepreneurial leader, who consistently seizes the initiative to grow business through innovative approaches.
Phil Edholm is the President and Founder of PKE Consulting. PKE consults to end users and vendors in the communications and networking markets. PKE works with our clients to deliver the value of the integration of information and interaction. Whether with Unified Communications or integration of communications and business processes, PKE has the experience and knowledge to transform your organization.
Tsahi Levent-Levi has almost 15 years of experience in the telecommunications, VoIP and 3G industry: as an engineer, manager, marketer and CTO. In addition to his work at Amdocs, he has an MSc in Computer Science, and an MBA degree with specializing in Entrepreneurship and Strategy. Tsahi has been granted two patents related to 3G-324M call optimizations, and acts as the chairman of various activity groups within the IMTC, an organization focusing on interoperability of multimedia communications.
Roberta J. Fox is one of Canada's top communications technology consultant, analyst, thought-leaders and CIO/CTO level professionals. She is able to explain, educate and inform Canadian and U.S. businesses on the benefits and challenges of next generation technology solutions. She also leverages her extensive industry experience and relationships to ensure that the right technologies are selected, deployed and managed to ensure successful business results for the FOX GROUP clients and their vendors.
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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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