Cloud Communications

8x8 In Play?

Beth Schultz | February 27, 2017 |
Wall Street speculation puts 8x8 on the hunt for a buyer, a scenario that's not unfamiliar to UC&C watchers.

Aspect Charts Course 'Via' CCaaS

Sheila McGee-Smith | February 27, 2017 |
Multitenant contact center-as-a-service offering, deployed in the AWS cloud, expands Aspect portfolio.

No Jitter Roll: This Week in Enterprise Communications

Michelle Burbick | February 24, 2017 |
Today's collection includes news from CafeX, AWS, Cisco, Tata Communications, Fuze, NetFortris, and Fonality.

3 Biggest Public Cloud Providers to Keynote at Enterprise Connect

Beth Schultz | February 23, 2017 |
Google rounds out the agenda, which also features speakers from cloud giants AWS and Microsoft, plus Cisco and Twilio.

Cisco's Umbrella Protects Against Threats Raining Down from the Cloud

Zeus Kerravala | February 22, 2017 |
Cisco Umbrella's ease of deployment combined with openness and analytics should make it appealing to a large number of organizations.

Cisco Meraki Voice: A Simple Cloud-Controlled Voice Offering

Brent Kelly | February 22, 2017 |
Does Cisco need another voice platform? Perhaps… because this cloud-based phone system is as simple to use and manage as it gets.

Amazon Chime: Priority or Experiment?

Dave Michels | February 21, 2017 |
Amazon is known for dabbling in new services, so its move into enterprise communications and collaboration is really no surprise.

No Jitter Roll: This Week in Enterprise Communications

Michelle Burbick | February 17, 2017 |
This week's collection includes news from Avaya, BroadSoft, ShoreTel, Fuze, InfoVista, Masergy, IBM, Ricoh, Voss Solutions, Imagicle, Aryaka, and CoreDial.

What Might AWS UCaaS Play Mean for the Enterprise?

Beth Schultz | February 16, 2017 |
Gene Farrell, AWS VP of enterprise applications, will share his vision from the keynote stage at Enterprise Connect 2017.

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.

The Age of Ecosystem-Based Communications Emerges

Chris Vitek | February 16, 2017 |
Every industry has a unique set of communications requirements -- an ecosystem, if you will.

Avaya Rounds Out Cloud Portfolio

Zeus Kerravala | February 15, 2017 |
Adds enterprise-focused private cloud to 'Powered By' hosted and Zang pure-cloud options.

Risky Times for Enterprise Communications and Consultants

Marty Parker | February 14, 2017 |
In today’s environment, we see the entire enterprise communications ecosystem up for grabs.

Avaya Execs Rally Customers, Partners

Beth Schultz | February 14, 2017 |
From the keynote stage at Avaya Engage, company leaders share why Avaya is worth sticking with through its own, the industry's, and customers' transformations.

AWS Moves Up the Stack to UCaaS

Beth Schultz | February 13, 2017 |
Takes aim of alleviating meeting pain points with new service, Amazon Chime.

Line Between UC, Team Collaboration Blurring

Brian Riggs | February 13, 2017 |
...if not disappearing altogether

No Jitter Roll: This Week in Enterprise Communications

Michelle Burbick | February 10, 2017 |
Today's collection includes news from Xura, Mavenir Systems, Fuze, Twilio, Genband, SAP, Crestron, and Toshiba.

Best of Enterprise Connect: Six Finalists Announced

Beth Schultz | February 09, 2017 |
Judges vetted more than 50 companies with an eye on factors such as technology advantage, scope, and business impact.

Masergy to Offer CCaaS

Sheila McGee-Smith | February 08, 2017 |
Becomes one of the first providers to offer a cloud contact center service based on BroadSoft's CC-One.

Legally & Practically: What Avaya's Chapter 11 Means to Customers

Martha Buyer | February 08, 2017 |
A bankruptcy attorney helps me sort through the ins and outs of a bankruptcy filing.


July 12, 2017

Enterprises have been migrating Unified Communications & Collaboration applications to datacenters - private clouds - for the past few years. With this move comes the opportunity to leverage da

May 31, 2017

In the days of old, people in suits used to meet at a boardroom table to update each other on their work. Including a remote colleague meant setting a conference phone on the table for in-person pa

April 19, 2017

Now more than ever, enterprise contact centers have a unique opportunity to lead the way towards complete, digital transformation. Moving your contact center to the cloud is a starting point, quick

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.