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UCStrategies Experts Discuss Recent Industry Consolidation

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.

UCStrategies Reviews the Magic Quadrant for Corporate Telephony

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts discuss the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Corporate Telephony. Marty Parker moderates the conversation with UC Experts Jim Burton, Dave Michels, Michael Finneran, Joseph Williams, Blair Pleasant, Art Rosenberg, Roberta J. Fox, and Kevin Kieller.

Reclaiming the Title “Smartphone”

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.

Next: NEC iEXPO 2013

My last conference for the year will be NEC iEXPO 2013 and the C&C  (computers and communications) User Forum in Tokyo....

UCStrategies Reaction to Microsoft Lync’s Reported Growth

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.

Sonus Evolving the SBC

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...