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ShoreTel’s Next Act?

Over the past few years ShoreTel has gone through the largest transformation of all UC companies. Don Joos was named CEO...

UCStrategies Reviews Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications

In this Industry Buzz podcast, Marty Parker moderates a discussion about the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications (2015). UCStrategies Experts participating include Art Rosenberg, Dr. Joseph Williams, Kevin Kieller, Phil Edholm, Michael Finneran, Jon Arnold, Dave Michels, Steve Leaden, Roberta Fox, and J.R. Simmons.

Conversation with Don Joos of ShoreTel

In this Executive Insights podcast, Jim Burton of UCStrategies sits down with Don Joos, CEO of ShoreTel. Discussion topics include the recent rollout of ShoreTel Connect, and a new channel program set to debut October 1.

Experts Discuss UC Security

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts discuss UC security. Dave Michels moderates the discussion, and is joined by Experts Marty Parker, Phil Edholm, Michael Finneran, Blair Pleasant, and Kevin Kieller.

Metaswitch Customers Discuss the Cloud

At the Metaswitch Symposium in Nashville, Tennessee, recently, I had a chance to speak with several of Metaswitch’s customers/partners, including Ray Napoletano of Saddleback Communications/ReInvent Telecom and Chris Alberding, FairPoint Communications.

SIP Trunks to Reduce the Cost of Cellular

Verizon Enterprise Solutions today announced Wireless Connected VoIP. The new service eliminates per-minute usage charges on calls placed over the carrier’s US IP trunks to any of its wireless subscribers. While free cellular calls between subscribers on the same carrier are common, Wireless Connected VoIP extends the “on-net” benefit to enterprise wired connections.

Life in Real-Time

There’s a popular fable about a woman that cuts the ends off the roast before putting it in the oven....

Is There Really a Market for UC in the SMB Space?

In this Industry Buzz podcast, Jon Arnold moderates a discussion with the UCStrategies Experts about new SMB research co-sponsored by Metaswitch Networks and Edgewater Networks, which was also the focus of his recent article, New Research - What SMBs Think About UC. Joining Jon are Experts Marty Parker, Roberta J. Fox, Art Rosenberg, Blair Pleasant, Dave Michels, Phil Edholm, Kevin Kieller, Dr. Joseph Williams, and Steve Leaden.

The Next UC Storm Is Brewing

As UC vendors consider how to achieve competitive advantage while enterprises become increasingly collaborative, watch for market turbulence ahead.