Messaging/Team Collaboration

TADHack-mini Orlando 2017: The Hacks Are In

Michelle Burbick | March 27, 2017 |
Following a rigorous weekend of hacking and coding, winners have been named and they're ready to present their applications at Enterprise Connect.

Digital Transformation, UC&C, & Doing What's Right by Your Company

Beth Schultz | March 23, 2017 |
How a company collaborates, especially with customers, is critically important for digital transformation, as we'll discover from leading thinkers at Enterprise Connect.

Facebook Enhances Work Chat

Michelle Burbick | March 23, 2017 |
With the addition of Message Reactions and Mentions, enterprise users can rock their business group conversations with emojis and better notifications.

RingCentral Simplifies Collaborative Communications

Dave Michels | March 23, 2017 |
RingCentral advances its collaborative communications vision, announcing updates to Office, market expansion, and improved analytics solutions.

Team Collaboration Apps Diverging: Are You Headed Down Right Path?

Brian Riggs | March 22, 2017 |
Concerned they face an unstoppable force, Slack rivals are carving out various paths forward. Before picking one, enterprise IT must carefully assess user needs.

Setting the Stage for Enterprise Connect

Eric Krapf | March 21, 2017 |
As the transition from hardware to software reshapes IT as a whole, we'll be exploring the changes it will bring to IP-based communications.

UCC YTD: 4 Eye-Opening Developments

Dave Michels | March 21, 2017 |
From Amazon Chime to Cisco Spark Board, 2017 is shaping up to be a transformative year for enterprise communications.

Rich Comunications Services Breathes New Life into Mobile Messaging

Greg Collins | March 16, 2017 |
Many organizations use messaging apps as a key interface for customer service inquiries, deploying automated chatbots and maintaining customer contact.

Microsoft Teams 'Feels a Lot Like a Bicycle'

Beth Schultz | March 14, 2017 |
Microsoft shares the latest features and functionalities of its team chat app as well as user stories, including from the folks at Trek Bicycles.

Amazon Chime – Did AWS Buy the Wrong Company?

Jon Arnold | March 14, 2017 |
Questioning the difference between disruption and innovation in video collaboration

Email Killers 2017: A Look at 14 Cloud-Based Team Collaboration Apps

Brian Riggs | March 13, 2017 |
My quasi-annual dive into the ever-changing world of team collaboration

No Jitter Roll: This Week in Enterprise Communications

Michelle Burbick | March 10, 2017 |
This week's collection includes news from Microsoft, Cisco, LifeSize, Unify, and Modality Systems.

Google Enters Team Collaboration Fray

Beth Schultz | March 09, 2017 |
Maturing enterprise strategy leads to development of two new services for video meetings and persistent team messaging.

Cloud Communications Begets 'Communications Cloud'

Beth Schultz | March 09, 2017 |
8x8 is heralding the arrival of a unified cloud-based interoperability and integration platform for UC, contact center, team collaboration, and analytics.

8x8 Bridges Messaging Islands

Dave Michels | March 08, 2017 |
As part of an 'open cloud' initiative, 8x8 picks up Sameroom.io for its ability to provide interoperability among disparate team messaging services.

Innovation Showcase: 6 IoT Companies on Tap

Dave Michels | March 06, 2017 |
These newcomers to the Enterprise Connect Expo Hall combine IoT connectivity with communications and collaboration capabilities.

No Jitter Roll: This Week in Enterprise Communications

Michelle Burbick | March 03, 2017 |
This week's collection includes news from Enterprise Connect, Google, AWS, Twilio, VeloCloud, West, and Dolby.

Four Conferences and a Funeral

Blair Pleasant | March 01, 2017 |
Last month saw ALE, Avaya, NEC, and CafeX share their latest on enterprise communications... and beyond.

Analyzing the Avaya Path Through Bankruptcy

Phil Edholm | February 28, 2017 |
As much as Avaya intends to emerge as a stronger competitor, a thorough examination of the issues and challenges leads me to other potential outcomes.

Avaya: Turning the Page on Chapter 11

John Sullivan | February 28, 2017 |
A letter from John Sullivan, Avaya VP and corporate treasurer


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.