Messaging/Team Collaboration

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

Avaya: Positioning its Portfolio for the Future

Phil Edholm | February 28, 2017 |
For the large enterprise going forward, Avaya is all about Equinox, Oceana, and Zang.

What Happens After the Meeting?

Michael Hughes | February 28, 2017 |
Finding easy ways to smooth out the follow-up process after the call will not only keep you moving in the right direction, but will help you get there faster.

Taking 'Unified Communications' Beyond Unification

Tom Nolle | February 23, 2017 |
If we want to explore what UC/UCC evolves to be, we have to focus on multiparty connections -- collaboration -- alone.

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.

Twitter Chat: What's What in Team Collaboration Apps

Michelle Burbick | February 15, 2017 |
Join our live Enterprise Connect Twitter chat on Thursday, Feb. 16, from 2 to 3 p.m. ET, using the #ECchat hashtag.

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

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.

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.


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 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.