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Barbara Grothe

Barbara A. Grothe, CTP, is a Sr. Consultant with The BAZ Group based in Toledo, OH. She received her CTP (Certified Telecommunications Professional) certification from St. Mary's College in Minnesota.Barbara has been a featured speaker for national industry conferences including the World Conference on Incoming Call Center Management (ICCM), Building Industry Consulting Services International (BICSI), the Banking Administration Institute, Administrative Management Society and the Society of Telecommunications Consultants. Prior to founding her firm, she was a Sr. Consultant with Olive & Co. CPA's, now BKD, LLP. She also served as Telecom Manager for Farm Bureau Insurance Company for 13 years.

She is Co-Author of The Handbook of Telecommunications, published by Business Communications Review in Chicago. Her articles have appeared nationally in Investors Business Daily, Entrepreneurial Woman, and Computer Consultant magazines. Barbara is listed in the Who's Who in the Midwest and the Who's Who of Emerging Leaders of America for her accomplishments.

In 2007, Barbara received the distinguished International Fellow of the Year Award. This award was given by the Director of CICS (Center for Information and Communication Sciences) at Ball State University in Muncie, IN. Barbara is Past Executive VP of the Society of Communications and Technology Consultants, International (SCTC) based in California.

 
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April 5, 2017

Its no secret that the cloud offers significant benefits to enterprises - including cost reduction, scalability, higher efficiency, and more flexibility. If your phone system and contact center are

March 22, 2017

As today's competitive business environments push workforces into overdrive, many enterprises are seeking ways of streamlining workflows while optimizing productivity, business agility, and speed.

March 8, 2017

Enterprise IT's ability to innovate is critical to the success of the business -- 80% of CIOs agree. But the CIO role has never been more challenging than it is today, with rising operational respo

March 23, 2017
Tim Banting, of Current Analysis, gives us a peek into what the next three years will bring in advance of his Enterprise Connect session exploring the question: Will there be a new model for enterpris....
March 15, 2017
Andrew Prokop, communications evangelist with Arrow Systems Integration, discusses the evolving role of the all-important session border controller.
March 9, 2017
Organizer Alan Quayle gives us the lowdown on programmable communications and all you need to know about participating in this pre-Enterprise Connect hackathon.
March 3, 2017
From protecting against new vulnerabilities to keeping security assessments up to date, security consultant Mark Collier shares tips on how best to protect your UC systems.
February 24, 2017
UC analyst Blair Pleasant sorts through the myriad cloud architectural models underlying UCaaS and CCaaS offerings, and explains why knowing the differences matter.
February 17, 2017
From the most basics of basics to the hidden gotchas, UC consultant Melissa Swartz helps demystify the complex world of SIP trunking.
February 7, 2017
UC&C consultant Kevin Kieller, a partner at enableUC, shares pointers for making the right architectural choices for your Skype for Business deployment.
February 1, 2017
Elka Popova, a Frost & Sullivan program director, shares a status report on the UCaaS market today and offers her perspective on what large enterprises need before committing to UC in the cloud.
January 26, 2017
Andrew Davis, co-founder of Wainhouse Research and chair of the Video track at Enterprise Connect 2017, sorts through the myriad cloud video service options and shares how to tell if your choice is en....
January 23, 2017
Sheila McGee-Smith, Contact Center/Customer Experience track chair for Enterprise Connect 2017, tells us what we need to know about the role cloud software is playing in contact centers today.