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UCStrategies Experts Discuss Recent Industry Consolidation

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Prompted by the recently announced planned merger of Mitel and Aastra, the UCStrategies Experts discuss industry consolidation among UC vendors and channels, and the drivers behind the trends seen in the UC marketplace. Dave Michels moderates this week's discussion, and is joined by Roberta Fox, Marty Parker, Clark Richter, Dr. Joseph Williams, Art Rosenberg, Jon Arnold, and Michael Finneran.

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The Demise of Telecom Part2

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Colin Here. I complain that the basic problem in telecom is an utter lack of creative problem solving. I don’t know if this is because people in telecom aren’t all that creative or if it is because organizations have become...

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Reclaiming the Title “Smartphone”

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For several years of hard phone v softphone debates, I’ve maintained that the correct answer is a reinvented hardphone. Cisco provides the model with its DX650 video endpoint. I wrote about it when it was launched, and it’s grown on me because it represents a new expectation for desktop UC.

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The Demise of Telecom Part1

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Colin here. I’m pretty convinced that the telecommunications industry is dead, or that it will be about as dead as Blockbuster Video. I met this week with a telecom guy that I have known for years. He could take a...

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UCStrategies Reaction to Microsoft Lync’s Reported Growth

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In this Industry Buzz podcast, Blair Pleasant moderates a discussion among the UCStrategies Experts about the reported growth of Microsoft Lync deployments in enterprise voice and the impact that Microsoft Lync is having on the UC market. Also included are Marty Parker, Dave Michels, Jim Burton, Phil Edholm, Steve Leaden, Art Rosenberg, Michael Finneran, Kevin Kieller, and Roberta J. Fox.

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Sonus Evolving the SBC

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Today Sonus Networks updated its SBC 5000 series to facilitate broader UC streams. SBCs have always been tightly associated with SIP, and since SIP is increasingly used for all kinds of UC traffic, this evolution makes a lot of sense. These new service...

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