Unified Communications & Collaboration

Keep It Simple: How to Move Your Communications Systems to the Cloud

Sponsored by BroadSoft | April 04, 2017 |
In this sponsored post, BroadSoft shares tips for transitioning to the cloud, plus a checklist of must-haves for use in evaluating potential providers.

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.

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

How You (and Your UC Management Tools) Can Get Smarter

Beth Schultz | March 30, 2017 |
Bots are one way, as shown in the newly introduced VossBot from Voss Solutions.

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.

SD-WAN Value: More Than Cost Savings

Zeus Kerravala | March 29, 2017 |
It's the network architecture that can match the speed and agility of the cloud.

'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.

Understanding the Barriers to the Cloud 2020 Vision

Zeus Kerravala | March 28, 2017 |
Don't look for a hockey stick-shaped adoption curve just quite yet.

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.

Do I Need an SBC or Firewall?

Matt Brunk | March 24, 2017 |
Make sure you consider this question as part of your SIP deployment plan.

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.

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.

IVR Innovations: What Cloud-Based Platforms Can Do for You

Callan Schebella | March 23, 2017 |
Here are four new and powerful IVR applications to consider integrating into your cloud telephony strategy.

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.

6 Questions to Ask Before Selecting a CPaaS Provider

Sponsored by Bandwidth | March 21, 2017 |
In this sponsored post, Bandwidth provides a handful of all-important questions to ask any potential communications API provider.


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

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.