Communications APIs/Integration

'A' is for Architecture -- Enterprise Communications Architecture, That Is

Marty Parker | January 03, 2017 |
Time may be at hand for a rethink of your enterprise communications architecture -- and here's why.

Top 10 UC Events of 2016

Zeus Kerravala | December 29, 2016 |
We saw it all this year, from cool product developments to surprise corporate moves.

3 Holiday Wishes for UCC

Elka Popova | December 28, 2016 |
Here's what I'm hoping the year ahead will bring to end users, IT, and vendors in communications and collaboration.

Avaya Engage Dubai Delights with Innovation

Blair Pleasant | December 21, 2016 |
We’re starting to see a new Avaya as it evolves from technology-centric to a user experience focus.

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.

Build or Buy: The Great Contact Center Debate

Michelle Burbick | December 20, 2016 |
New options on the market are giving legacy out-of-the-box contact center solution dealers a run for their money.

No Jitter Roll: This Week in Enterprise Communications

Michelle Burbick | December 16, 2016 |
Today's collection of what's hot and happening includes snippets of news from Slack, Videxio, Vonage, RingCentral, ALE, Verizon, and Dialpad.

No Jitter Roll: This Week in Enterprise Communications

Michelle Burbick | December 09, 2016 |
Today's collection of what's hot and happening includes bites of news from Microsoft, RingCentral, Lifesize, BlueJeans, BroadSoft, and ReadyTalk.

Team Collaboration Battle Intensifies over App Integration

Michelle Burbick | December 08, 2016 |
Workplace by Facebook makes a platform play, Microsoft Teams offers integration options, and Slack readies itself for the enterprise.

Coming for Comms in 2017: Year of the Developer

Blair Pleasant | December 06, 2016 |
In this age of disruption, and with the rise of CPaaS and APIs, developers are taking on increased responsibilities and importance in the enterprise.

Don't Expect Chat Bots to Get Anywhere Anytime Soon

Tsahi Levent -Levi | December 01, 2016 |
Despite the blind rush, we still have lots more research to do before we start developing really useful chat bots.

The Hotel That Has Everything...

Dave Michels | November 29, 2016 |
... but don't expect to find a standard old guest room phone on your night table.

Taking the Boredom Out of SIP Trunks

Andrew Prokop | November 28, 2016 |
If you want me to take notice of your SIP offer, tell me what you do that no one else is doing.

BroadSoft Plots a New Path to Mobile UC

Michael Finneran | November 21, 2016 |
Today we are looking at a new set of capabilities, from which a new set of enterprise mobile UC services can be crafted.

Can Foresight be 2020?

Eric Krapf | November 16, 2016 |
Enterprises need to start thinking beyond the immediate horizon, and we'll guide the way in a one-day conference-within-a-conference at Enterprise Connect 2017.

Twilio's Jeff Lawson: Building an API Empire

Dave Michels | November 14, 2016 |
Early to recognize the power of communications API model, Twilio's founder is busy making sure his company doesn't lose its first-mover advantage.

Priming Your Web Services Knowledge

Andrew Prokop | November 07, 2016 |
It's not just SIP and RTP that goes into unified communications. Let's talk SOAP and REST and everything Web services.

No Jitter Roll: This Week in Enterprise Communications

Michelle Burbick | November 04, 2016 |
In today's collection of news, a team collaboration battlefront emerges, multiple acquisitions announced, & developers and APIs come into focus.

Avoiding Extinction: Don't Be a Network Dinosaur

Terry Slattery | November 03, 2016 |
Hardware and software aren’t the only things in a network that can become extinct. How do you avoid being a network dinosaur?

Cisco Simplifies Spark Decision, Buying Process

Michelle Burbick | November 01, 2016 |
Cisco Collaboration makes moves to get Spark into more hands -- and fast.


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

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

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.