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Peter Drucker on UC

If you are not familiar with Peter Drucker, he was an Austrian-born American management consultant, educator, and author, whose writings contributed to the philosophical and practical foundations of modern business. He was also a leader in the development of management…

Connecting the Circuit

UCStrategies Experts were in attendance last week at Unify’s 2014 Global Analyst Summit in Scottsdale. In this Industry Buzz podcast, Dave Michels moderates a discussion about the biggest announcements from the event, the renaming and pending availability of “Circuit,” formerly known as Project Ansible, and the introduction of a New Way to Work (#NW2W14). Experts include Steve Leaden, Phil Edholm, Michael Finneran, Marty Parker, J.R. Simmons, Jon Arnold, Don Van Doren, and Art Rosenberg.

3rd World Phone Service in the US

Colin here. I really think that America may have cell service that ranks it as a Third World country. Let’s compare it to a real live Third World country such as Thailand. I consistently get 10 to 30 Mb speeds…

Starting A Video Call On-Time

I do prefer video conferencing over audio-only meetings, and I find myself increasingly annoyed with audio-only forums. The audio-only call remains popular, but the excuses are getting weaker, like bad hair day. However there is one frequent complaint that actually…

VaaS-ing with LifeSize Cloud

Many hardware companies are shifting to software and services, so its no surprise that LifeSize has a new video conferencing service. The new LifeSize Cloud is the company’s second video as a service (VaaS) offer. The first service was known as LifeSize Connections a few years back. LifeSize Cloud is an entirely new, purpose-built service that became generally available last Spring. I’ve been using it heavily for the past few weeks and I like it – a lot.

Rat Nests and Progress

Colin Here. One of the first things that people notice when they come to Thailand is the wiring running down the street. It’s a rats nest. Literally. It’s simply amazing to look at. It’s not uncommon for the wires to…

Collaborating with Google – Part Two: Email, Mobile & the Rest

This second in a two-part series explores the differences between Google and Microsoft approaches to email, voice, video, mobile, real-time communications, and other applications.

Split-Up or Shut-Up

In a recent interview, investor superstar Marc Andreessen told Bloomberg’s Emily Chang at the Salesforce Dreamforce Conference on Wednesday.  that if a technology company is more than 20 years old, then “they’ll probably benefit from being broken up, and many of them…

Safe Wi-Fi-ing

Colin Here. Hopefully you are aware that if you connect to a WiFi hotspot that doesn’t use a password you are basically sharing all of your data with the world. It is super trivial to grab all of your passwords…

Crazy October

It was true last year too – October is a crazy month in the world of UC. This October 2014 is filled with travel, briefings and trials. On the travel side, I’m doing a 4 city road show with AVST,…

Cell Coverage: Perception and Maps

Colin here. Cell coverage is a subject of great office debate over who is best. Invariably a lot of anecdotal evidence will be given to support whatever view is offered. Rarely does this sort of discussion accomplish anything. One thing…

WebEx Becomes Persistent

Today Cisco formally announces its latest release of WebEx. It is hard to believe that WebEx dates back to 1996. Cisco acquired the conferencing company back in 2007. It’s also hard to believe that it has taken this long for…

Collaborating with Google – Part One

I regularly use productivity applications from both Google and Microsoft. Which is better?

UCStrategies Experts Discuss Gartner Magic Quadrant for UCaaS

In this Industry Buzz videocast, the UCStrategies Experts discuss the Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for UCaaS. Dave Michels serves as moderator, and is joined by Experts Jon Arnold, Michael Finneran, Steve Leaden, Don Van Doren, Phil Edholm, Art Rosenberg, Roberta J. Fox, J.R. Simmons, and Dr. Joseph Williams.