Unified Communications & Collaboration

Cloud Communications, With a Caveat or Two

Beth Schultz | April 21, 2017 |
Being a cloud believer is OK, but don't get caught up in migration frenzy.

Telecom Still the Place to Be

Matt Brunk | April 21, 2017 |
Opportunities abound for providers that dig in to improve processes and revise their offerings to better align with customer needs.

Making a Mark at the IETF

Michelle Burbick | April 20, 2017 |
Cisco Fellow Alissa Cooper named organization's first female chair, brings years of standards work and expertise in data privacy to the role.

Next Steps in Your Avaya Chapter 11 Journey

Stephen Leaden | April 20, 2017 |
As Avaya inches toward reorganization, your job as a customer and steward to your organization is to be proactive about contingency planning.

Avaya Takes a Step, Not a Leap

Phil Edholm | April 19, 2017 |
The company's proposed plan of reorganization shows forward progress, but this is still a waiting game.

Opening Up About APIs

Blair Pleasant | April 18, 2017 |
Whether APIs accompany CPaaS or not, they're hot commodities, as a slew of vendor briefings at Enterprise Connect made clear.

The State of 9-1-1

Martha Buyer | April 17, 2017 |
A review of current federal and state initiatives around issues relating to emergency services

Collaborating in the Flexible, Digital Workplace

Gary Audin | April 14, 2017 |
Offering flexible work schedules can help businesses attract the kind of workers they want and help retain the employees they already have.

Fortifying the SD-WAN Story

Beth Schultz | April 13, 2017 |
VeloCloud opens APIs to ease integration with premises and cloud components -- initially within the security ecosystem but thinking beyond that, as well.

Voice Analytics: Enterprise Value Rising

Michelle Burbick | April 13, 2017 |
VoiceBase voice analytics technology extends from the contact center to the enterprise, powering call tracking, compliance, agent monitoring, and sales coaching.

The New New Things at Enterprise Connect

Eric Krapf | April 13, 2017 |
Enterprise Connect 2017 saw plenty of new players and technologies make their mark.

Cisco's Dead-Simple Design Approach

Zeus Kerravala | April 12, 2017 |
Cisco's Red Dot award roll underscores the company's attention to detail and validates their approach to providing a delightfully simple user experience.

5 Steps to Making UC Great Again

Todd Carothers | April 12, 2017 |
Is it time to say 'CU' to UC? And what will take its place?

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.

Cloud UCC Cost-Savings Fallacy: What You Need to Know

Robin Gareiss | April 10, 2017 |
Nemertes's latest UCC TCO study reveal agility and the ability to refocus IT on strategic initiatives beat cost savings as cloud drivers.

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.

Enterprise Connect 2017 Leaves Us on Cloud Nine

Andrew Davis | April 05, 2017 |
Lots of cloud-speak centered on UC, but video has all of the same advantages, and more.

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.


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

March 22, 2017

As today's competitive business environments push workforces into overdrive, many enterprises are seeking ways of streamlining workflows while optimizing productivity, business agility, and speed.

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.