Posts By Irwin Lazar

5 Tips for Building a Successful Team Collaboration Strategy

Irwin Lazar | December 05, 2017 |
The key to successfully adopting team collaboration apps is having a proactive strategy.

Cisco Buys BroadSoft, Now What?

Irwin Lazar | October 24, 2017 |
BroadSoft acquisition accelerates Cisco’s cloud strategy, creating intriguing possibilities but also raising some long-term questions.

Team Chat Is Dead, Long Live Team Collaboration!

Irwin Lazar | September 21, 2017 |
No longer just about messaging, team chat is now the basis for most collaboration vendors' collaboration and digital workplace offerings.

Cisco's Intent-Based Networking: Good News for Real-Time Collaboration

Irwin Lazar | June 29, 2017 |
Cisco's (and competitor's) intent-based networking should reduce network cost and complexity for supporting ever-increasing real-time applications.

5 Watch Points for Collaboration

Irwin Lazar | June 20, 2017 |
InfoComm reinforced key collaboration market trends, including emergence of digital whiteboards, cloud, team apps, and the need to provide demonstrative business value of collaboration investments.

Can You Finally See Me Now?

Irwin Lazar | May 30, 2017 |
Videoconferencing use is accelerating, thanks to growing demand, falling prices, and availability of cloud-based meet-me and interoperability services.

5 Trends Fundamentally Reshaping UC&C

Irwin Lazar | April 24, 2017 |
Unified communications and collaboration is rapidly transforming; IT leaders need to get out ahead of these changes to stay relevant.

5 Game Changers Emerge at Enterprise Connect

Irwin Lazar | April 03, 2017 |
Signs of change and disruption were all around us at last week's conference and expo.

Where Does Avaya Go From Here?

Irwin Lazar | February 16, 2017 |
Avaya is delivering new products and capabilities like never before, but all under the cloud of its recent Chapter 11 filing.

Slack Goes Enterprise: What IT Execs Need to Know

Irwin Lazar | February 01, 2017 |
Slack's launch of Enterprise Grid puts Slack clearly into competition with Cisco, Microsoft, and others in the enterprise communications and collaboration market.

Cisco Pushes Into Immersive Group Collaboration

Irwin Lazar | January 24, 2017 |
Cisco Spark Board further validates the immersive group collaboration market, and provides an opportunity for Cisco customers to improve distributed and virtual team collaboration.

2017 UC Outlook: The Platform Trend Continues

Irwin Lazar | December 21, 2016 |
UC leaders that proactively plan for growing use of APIs and cPaaS in 2017 will also find themselves better positioned to support digital transformation plans.

An Accelerating Rise to the Cloud

Irwin Lazar | September 28, 2016 |
Announcements from leading technology companies underscore the idea that for most businesses, it's no longer a matter of "if" but "when" applications will shift to the cloud.

The White Board: Last Relic of Bad Meetings

Irwin Lazar | September 08, 2016 |
"Immersive group collaboration" brings interactive team meetings into the digital age.

Cisco Gets its Digital Transformation On

Irwin Lazar | July 14, 2016 |
Cisco focused this week's annual customer and analyst gatherings not on products, but on digital transformation.

Give Us All Your Email: Why Team Chat Will Rule

Irwin Lazar | June 28, 2016 |
Chalk me down as a believer. After nearly six months of using a team chat app, I'm hooked, and I never want to go back to email.

Why DevOps, UC&C Need Each Other

Irwin Lazar | June 02, 2016 |
UC&C can both benefit from, and support, DevOps initiatives, improving likelihood of success.

Consider the Cloud as Conundrum

Irwin Lazar | May 03, 2016 |
To listen to the hype, it is only a matter of time before everyone moves all IT to the cloud, but the reality is a bit more complicated.

WebRTC Post-Mortem: Looking at the Good & the Bad

Irwin Lazar | April 07, 2016 |
This year's Enterprise Connect WebRTC Conference-Within-a-Conference highlighted tangible use cases, as well as the continued browser constraints.

It's All About the Apps, 'Bout the Apps, No Telephones

Irwin Lazar | March 02, 2016 |
Growing availability of APIs means that communications-enabled business processes (aka “workflows”) are finally a reality.
 

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December 13, 2017

The two major vendors in the Unified Communications space, Cisco and Microsoft, are both strongly promoting their cloud UC deployments. If cloud UC is on your enterprises roadmap, but you dont want

November 29, 2017

As video conferencing use rises in the enterprise, businesses are looking for ways to bring this technology out of traditional conference room and make it more broadly accessible. That's made the h

November 1, 2017

Your customers (internal and external) demand that you offer them the ability to connect by any means. With the adoption of cloud communications tools you now have access to an expanded portfolio o

November 30, 2017
With a ruling on the FCC's proposed order to dismantle the Open Internet Order expected this month, communications technology attorney Martha Buyer walks us through what's at stake.
October 23, 2017
Wondering which Office 365 collaboration tool to use when? Get quick pointers from CBT Nuggets instructor Simona Millham.
September 22, 2017
In this podcast, we explore the future of work with Robert Brown, AVP of the Cognizant Center for the Future of Work, who helps us answer the question, "What do we do when machines do everything?"
September 8, 2017
Greg Collins, a technology analyst and strategist with Exact Ventures, delivers a status report on 5G implementation plans and tells enterprises why they shouldn't wait to move ahead on potential use ....
August 25, 2017
Find out what business considerations are driving the SIP trunking market today, and learn a bit about how satisfied enterprises are with their providers. We talk with John Malone, president of The Ea....
August 16, 2017
World Vision U.S. is finding lots of goodness in RingCentral's cloud communications service, but as Randy Boyd, infrastructure architect at the global humanitarian nonprofit, tells us, he and his team....
August 11, 2017
Alicia Gee, director of unified communications at Sutter Physician Services, oversees the technical team supporting a 1,000-agent contact center running on Genesys PureConnect. She catches us up on th....
August 4, 2017
Andrew Prokop, communications evangelist with Arrow Systems Integration, has lately been working on integrating enterprise communications into Internet of Things ecosystems. He shares examples and off....
July 27, 2017
Industry watcher Elka Popova, a Frost & Sullivan program director, shares her perspective on this acquisition, discussing Mitel's market positioning, why the move makes sense, and more.
July 14, 2017
Lantre Barr, founder and CEO of Blacc Spot Media, urges any enterprise that's been on the fence about integrating real-time communications into business workflows to jump off and get started. Tune and....
June 28, 2017
Communications expert Tsahi Levent-Levi, author of the popular BlogGeek.me blog, keeps a running tally and comprehensive overview of communications platform-as-a-service offerings in his "Choosing a W....
June 9, 2017
If you think telecom expense management applies to nothing more than business phone lines, think again. Hyoun Park, founder and principal investigator with technology advisory Amalgam Insights, tells ....
June 2, 2017
Enterprises strategizing on mobility today, including for internal collaboration, don't have the luxury of learning as they go. Tony Rizzo, enterprise mobility specialist with Blue Hill Research, expl....
May 24, 2017
Mark Winther, head of IDC's global telecom consulting practice, gives us his take on how CPaaS providers evolve beyond the basic building blocks and address maturing enterprise needs.
May 18, 2017
Diane Myers, senior research director at IHS Markit, walks us through her 2017 UC-as-a-service report... and shares what might be to come in 2018.
April 28, 2017
Change isn't easy, but it is necessary. Tune in for advice and perspective from Zeus Kerravala, co-author of a "Digital Transformation for Dummies" special edition.
April 20, 2017
Robin Gareiss, president of Nemertes Research, shares insight gleaned from the firm's 12th annual UCC Total Cost of Operations study.
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.