Messaging/Team Collaboration

By Any Other Name Would We Collaborate as Sweet?

Dave Michels | April 11, 2017 |
Names are important, but the winning category name for "team collaboration/messaging" apps may not emerge for several more years.

Twitter Chat: Top Takeaways from Enterprise Connect 2017

Michelle Burbick | April 10, 2017 |
Join our live Enterprise Connect Twitter chat on Wednesday, April 12, from 4 to 5 p.m. ET, using the #ECchat hashtag.

SMS SOS: How Customer Engagement Is Saving the Telco

Tony Jamous | April 10, 2017 |
Consumers might favor chat apps over SMS these days, but businesses increasingly are relying on SMS for critical customer communications.

No Jitter Roll: This Week in Enterprise Communications

Michelle Burbick | April 07, 2017 |
Today's collection includes bites of news from Twilio, Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Workato, RingCentral, Genesys, and LogMeIn.

Do You Have Meeting Fatigue?

Gary Audin | April 07, 2017 |
A recent West UC survey sheds light on the state of meetings in the enterprise.

Enterprise IT on Team Collaboration: 'More Security, Please!'

Beth Schultz | April 06, 2017 |
How to bring team collaboration into the enterprise was among a variety of topics broached during the Enterprise Summit at Enterprise Connect 2017.

How to Tackle Digital Transformation to Become a High-Performance Company

Sponsored by Mitel | April 05, 2017 |
In this sponsored post, Mitel shares four ways in which high-performance companies stand out in their approaches to digital transformation.

Avaya: Reorg Plan Still in the Hopper

Beth Schultz | April 04, 2017 |
Company misses its March deadline as it continues discussions with creditors.

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.

IoT: Customer Experience Leading the Way

Sheila McGee-Smith | April 03, 2017 |
The Bosch Connected Parking case study shared at Enterprise Connect serves as a perfect example.

Hacking Communications to Solve Real-World Problems

Michelle Burbick | March 31, 2017 |
An interview with TADHack-mini Orlando largest prize winner, Justin Haefner, who leveraged APIs to solve a problem around elder care

5 Takeaways from Enterprise Connect 2017

Zeus Kerravala | March 30, 2017 |
Remembering this year's event for cloud, comms APIs, team collaboration, physical meeting rooms, and the digital experience.

Team Collaboration Shines at EC17

Michelle Burbick | March 29, 2017 |
Team collaboration stories surface across the Enterprise Connect show floor, sessions, keynotes, and main-stage panels.

Cisco Wins Best of Enterprise Connect 2017

Michelle Burbick | March 29, 2017 |
Earns recognition for its newly released Spark Board 55 and the innovative way the touch-based collaboration device is integrated into the Spark platform.

'The Experience' Takes Center Stage at EC17

Michelle Burbick | March 28, 2017 |
Whether for users, customers, or contact center agents, the need to optimize the experience emerged as a common thread during today's keynote addresses.

Cisco Beefs Up Spark Ecosystem

Michelle Burbick | March 28, 2017 |
With four product announcements yesterday, Cisco focuses on helping organizations keep up with the tides of change in enterprise collaboration experiences.

Successful Team Dynamics: Do Team Workspace Tools Help Get Work Done?

Brent Kelly | March 28, 2017 |
We are awash with team workspace solutions from the major vendors and from a plethora of newcomers. But, do these tools help a team's success?

Enterprise Connect 2017: Reflecting Major Industry Transition

Marty Parker | March 28, 2017 |
As can be seen in the keynote lineup and Best of Enterprise Connect finalists, the enterprise communications industry is at an inflection point.

No Time Like Now to Think About Our Communications Future

Beth Schultz | March 27, 2017 |
As enterprise communications continues its rapid evolution, the rise of some technologies will bring about the demise of others.

Microsoft, Partners Extend Skype for Business

Beth Schultz | March 27, 2017 |
Skype for Business Online gets new voice calling, call analytics, and authentication capabilities, and more.


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.