Unified Communications & Collaboration

Cisco Strives for Open Ecosystem with HCS

Zeus Kerravala | August 15, 2018 |
The evolution of Cisco HCS provides unprecedented opportunity for technology partners.

Adtran and Oracle Acme Packet: Best SBCs Out of the Gate

John Malone | August 15, 2018 |
A new Eastern Management Group study finds customers love the purchase experience and installation delivered by two classic SBC players.

Meeting Room Trend Fueling Mic Market Growth

Alaa Saayed | August 15, 2018 |
Commercial microphone market buoyed by corporate desire to create great collaboration experiences, Frost & Sullivan finds.

Vertical Industry Communications: Exploring Foundational Services

Marty Parker | August 14, 2018 |
Second in a series of posts aimed at defining evolving business communications applications

Why Vonage's TokBox Buy Is a Big Deal

Phil Edholm | August 14, 2018 |
Points to how critical it is to have a complete cloud-based communications suite

Have You Checked Your LPE Inventory Lately?

Daryl Hunter | August 13, 2018 |
Support for Microsoft Lync Phone Edition hits end of life in October. Here's what it means for you.

Extreme Networks Rides the Wave

Zeus Kerravala | August 13, 2018 |
The company is experiencing short-term pain in its quest for long-term gain.

No Jitter Roll: Five for Friday

Michelle Burbick | August 10, 2018 |
A look at what’s new from Ribbon Communications, Over.ai, Mist, VMware, Workplace by Facebook, Cradlepoint, 128 Technology, and Voxai Solutions.

Why You Should Embrace Zero Trust Networking

Sorell Slaymaker | August 09, 2018 |
Stop malicious traffic before it even gets on the IP network.

Unearthing the Power of Active Workflow Listening

Iain Scholnik | August 09, 2018 |
This practice keeps formal training and mistakes to a minimum, while making sure that employees are operating at their maximum.

Dialogic and Huawei: Best Value in SBCs

John Malone | August 08, 2018 |
Among 14 session border controller vendors, Eastern Management Group finds these two rate highest among customers on value.

Wireless First Responder Net: Monopoly or Competition?

Michael Finneran | August 07, 2018 |
While AT&T won the exclusive right to build FirstNet, the wireless broadband network for first responders, Verizon has its own idea.

Sophisticated Skype: Good MOS Does Not Make a Good Call

Kevin Kieller | August 06, 2018 |
Direct user feedback is really the only way to know if you're truly providing a good quality communication service.

Choosing Collaboration Tools to Empower Your Company

Sponsored by AVI-SPL | August 06, 2018 |
In this sponsored post, AVI-SPL shares how you can ensure your choices lead to desired outcomes.

No Jitter Roll: Five for Friday

Michelle Burbick | August 03, 2018 |
A look at what’s new from WhatsApp, Twilio, MessageBird, Ada, Genesys, Avaya, Facebook, and Cisco.

How to Deliver an Exceptional UCC Experience

Todd Carothers | August 03, 2018 |
Once you find the right solution for your organization, how do you ensure it delivers on expectations?

Managing IT Lifecycles

Gary Audin | August 03, 2018 |
Enterprise IT needs a strategy to embrace new technology while maintaining old systems.

Vonage Walks the Tok

Dave Michels | August 02, 2018 |
Acquires TokBox to move into programmable video -- a smart move when cloud is converging and video is booming.

3 SBC Vendors Get Customer High Fives

John Malone | August 01, 2018 |
Metaswitch, Alcatel-Lucent, and Sangoma most highly recommended SBC vendors, new Eastern Management Group report shows.

AppDev to Benefit from Slack-Atlassian Partnership

Irwin Lazar | July 31, 2018 |
Slack and Atlassian together may not conquer team collaboration, but they will strengthen their ability to support application developers.

August 29, 2018

Moving your voice services to the cloud introduces new challenges for 9-1-1 services. These include the need to serve multiple locations, and the increased mobility that comes with having a phone t

August 8, 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming a reality for your contact center. But to turn the promise of AI into practical reality, there are a couple of prerequisites: Moving to the cloud and integr

June 20, 2018

Your enterprise may have adopted SIP Trunks, but are you up to date on how the latest technology is driving evolution in approaches?

In this webinar, youll learn how the new generation of SI

March 12, 2018
An effective E-911 implementation doesn't just happen; it takes a solid strategy. Tune in for tips from IT expert Irwin Lazar, of Nemertes Research.
March 9, 2018
IT consultant Steve Leaden lays out the whys and how-tos of getting the green light for your convergence strategy.
March 7, 2018
In advance of his speech tech tutorial at EC18, communications analyst Jon Arnold explores what voice means in a post-PBX world.
February 28, 2018
Voice engagement isn't about a simple phone call any longer, but rather a conversational experience that crosses from one channel to the next, as Daniel Hong, a VP and research director with Forrester....
February 16, 2018
What trends and technologies should you be up on for your contact center? Sheila McGee-Smith, Contact Center & Customer Experience track chair for Enterprise Connect 2018, gives us the lowdown.
February 9, 2018
Melanie Turek, VP of connected work research at Frost & Sullivan, walks us through key components -- and sticking points -- of customer-oriented digital transformation projects.
February 2, 2018
UC consultant Marty Parker has crunched lots of numbers evaluating UC options; tune in for what he's learned and tips for your own analysis.
January 26, 2018
Don't miss out on the fun! Organizer Alan Quayle shares details of his pre-Enterprise Connect hackathon, TADHack-mini '18, showcasing programmable communications.
December 20, 2017
Kevin Kieller, partner with enableUC, provides advice on how to move forward with your Skype for Business and Teams deployments.
December 20, 2017
Zeus Kerravala, principal analyst with ZK Research, shares his perspective on artificial intelligence and the future of team collaboration.
December 20, 2017
Delanda Coleman, Microsoft senior marketing manager, explains the Teams vision and shares use case examples.
November 30, 2017
With a ruling on the FCC's proposed order to dismantle the Open Internet Order expected this month, communications technology attorney Martha Buyer walks us through what's at stake.
October 23, 2017
Wondering which Office 365 collaboration tool to use when? Get quick pointers from CBT Nuggets instructor Simona Millham.
September 22, 2017
In this podcast, we explore the future of work with Robert Brown, AVP of the Cognizant Center for the Future of Work, who helps us answer the question, "What do we do when machines do everything?"
September 8, 2017
Greg Collins, a technology analyst and strategist with Exact Ventures, delivers a status report on 5G implementation plans and tells enterprises why they shouldn't wait to move ahead on potential use ....
August 25, 2017
Find out what business considerations are driving the SIP trunking market today, and learn a bit about how satisfied enterprises are with their providers. We talk with John Malone, president of The Ea....
August 16, 2017
World Vision U.S. is finding lots of goodness in RingCentral's cloud communications service, but as Randy Boyd, infrastructure architect at the global humanitarian nonprofit, tells us, he and his team....
August 11, 2017
Alicia Gee, director of unified communications at Sutter Physician Services, oversees the technical team supporting a 1,000-agent contact center running on Genesys PureConnect. She catches us up on th....
August 4, 2017
Andrew Prokop, communications evangelist with Arrow Systems Integration, has lately been working on integrating enterprise communications into Internet of Things ecosystems. He shares examples and off....
July 27, 2017
Industry watcher Elka Popova, a Frost & Sullivan program director, shares her perspective on this acquisition, discussing Mitel's market positioning, why the move makes sense, and more.
July 14, 2017
Lantre Barr, founder and CEO of Blacc Spot Media, urges any enterprise that's been on the fence about integrating real-time communications into business workflows to jump off and get started. Tune and....
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.