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UCaaS + Google Apps

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Perhaps the biggest mystery in the world is why Google doesn’t add enterprise-class voice solutions to its UC portfolio. I don’t have that answer, but solutions are appearing from partners. Last week Vonage acquired gUnify which offers a very strong...

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Google and Cloud Security

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There is this impression that premises-based solutions are more secure than cloud-based solutions. While this certainly CAN be true, it is a far cry from being true. The vast majority of organizations will find cloud-based services to deliver improved availability and security....

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Federating BroadSoft

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It is a very busy Fall. My Twitter followers know it was ShoreTel, STC, a dealer customer event, and BroadSoft Connections. This week is the Cisco Collaboration Summit, and soon after that is finale in Japan – NEC User Forum and iExpo. Generally,...

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The Googrilla Grows

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I recently published the Googrilla in the Midst which posits that the influence and impact of Google Apps is largely underappreciated and untapped by the UC community. We are reasonably confident that the cloud in general, and Google Apps specifically,...

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Time Flies

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Relatively speaking, time flies. I’ve worked in big Fortune 100 companies, my own company, and now just me – and I am amazed at how relative time can be. I am currently involved with a large school district that has...

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Flip, Kin, Wave

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Did the SmartPhone kill the Flip? Horseshit. Cisco killed the Flip. Evidently murdered just before its newest version was to ship. Pogue reported that the company was set to release a new feature to enable live streaming – but the...

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Google’s Gag on Voice

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Google’s enigmatic voice service known as Google Voice once again surfaces to headlines. It’s becoming a silly ritual, Google unveils something trivial like number portability and the blogs light up with praise rather than condemnation that it’s been missing for...

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