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TalkingPointz Insider Report – May 2021

The Most Important Enterprise Communications News from May 2021 Teams Is the New Windows: Most people consider Microsoft Teams to be a communications and collaboration application. It is. Teams effectively replaced Skype for Business, which was also a communications and…

Top Secret

It turns out that some people actually have secrets. I don’t. I regularly share every thought via videos, tweets, and posts. Or do? We all have secrets. Some are more interesting than others. If our emails and chats became public,…

TalkingHeadz with Evan MacMillan, CEO of Gridspace

Gridspace is an amazing company. That’s not even a new conclusion, because I felt the same way in 2018, and I can prove it. In 2018 we (myself, Joseph Williams, and Dan Miller) selected Gridspace (and Evan) for inclusion in…

TalkingHeadz with Five9 CEO Rowan Trollope

I do enjoy Rowan. We met back in 2018 when he arrived at Cisco, and over the years I’ve had several opportunities to interview him. Despite is successes, he’s largely remained the same guy: accessible, sincere, and articulate. He’s a…

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