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TalkingPointz provides coverage, insights, and analysis of enterprise communications including UC/UCaaS, team messaging, meetings, customer engagement, CPaaS, and hardware.

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About Dave

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TalkingPointz Research on RingCentral

This research note is 9 pages long and contains TalkingPointz organizations into 7 sections (General, Momentum, The RingCentral Portfolio, Customer Engagement, RingCentral GTM, Targeting Legacy, and 64 pointz under Dave’s Thoughts). Available to Premium Subscribers. The report offers a snapshot…

Covid-19 Kills The Video Star

During the Dolby Labs Q4 2020 Earnings Call, President and CEO Kevin Yeaman announced that Dolby is exiting conference hardware: “Going forward into Q1, we’re winding down and exiting conferencing hardware sales, as we will now be fully focused on…

The Need for Speed in UCaaS

Automated testing is a critical step toward rapid innovation.

TalkingHeadz with Cory Doctorow

This was a big deal for Dave – I’m a major fan of Mr. Doctorow. I really appreciate how he makes complex topics so accessible. I thoroughly enjoyed the first two Little Brother books (just started the third), and have…

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