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Update on Mitel Next

Mitel reached out to analysts and consultants in NYC at an event dubbed Mitel Next. The company believes that it is uqnieuly positioned for the ongoing convergence of  the enterprise, cloud, and mobile spaces.  This 2Pager attempts to summarize a…

Microsoft Misses on Movie Rentals

I’ve been using Windows and PCs for most of my life. It’s worked well for me… no regrets, but it’s been sad to watch Microsoft try to keep up with Apple in some regards. Apple nailed it with the iTunes….

Penny For Your Thoughts

I like to think that when I buy internet service from my provider I am left alone to quietly and privately enjoy it. This is not the case with Verizon. They are apparently watching and analyzing each and every website…

2016 Innovation Showcase: Seeking Enterprise Mobility

The Enterprise Connect 2016 Innovation Showcase will highlight new, compelling solutions for enabling enterprise mobility.

Cisco Acquires Acano

Yes it’s true – for only $700 million Cisco intends to acquire Acano. This is slightly less than it appears due to exchange rates and tax policies. The side story is one man’s journey back to Cisco: OJ Winge went…

Cisco Acquires Acano 2Pager

On Nov 20, Cisco announced its intent to acquire Acano. These two companies have a long history, longer than Acano exists because a decent portion of its talent came from Cisco and Tandberg prior to that.  It’s a very aggressive…

How Autonomous Cars Will Eliminate 10M Jobs

I thought this post about Autonomous cars was very good. I met Zack at an event hosted by another local Futurist Thomas Frey. I agree with most of Zack’s conclusions, especially regarding how people are underestimating the impact and rate of impending change…

Numonix RECITE 3.0, Beyond Voice

Numonix, a call recording and quality management software developer based in Boca Raton, Florida, releases a new version of its flagship RECITE recording solution. The latest RECITE version 3.0 introduces multi-media recording, specifically the monitoring and recording of chat, video…

Lightening Cable is Dead

The Lightning cable by Apple was and continues to be a dud as far as I am concerned. I have never used it for any purpose that a straight-out USB cabe wouldn’t have worked for. That is: power and USB…

Cisco’s Rowan Trollope Makes ‘Spark’ Fly

Cisco’s Collaboration head shares his perspective on bringing “delightful, magical” experiences to workplace collaboration.

Mandating Shared Towers Is Not A New Idea

In a previous article I wrote about how we should mandate that any customer be allowed to roam onto any carrier’s tower. The priority would be on quality service. Tower operators would be rewarded for handling traffic. This isn’t a…

NEC Announces UNIVERGE Blue

In the first keynote session at the UC Summit, Jay Krauser of NEC announced the immediate availability of UNIVERGE Blue, a new UCaaS service from NEC.

The PBX Is Back

Who needs “UC” when you can get a PBX that is software-based, ready to integrate, multimodal, and available as a product or a service?

6 Reasons Why Amazon Prime is a Bad Deal

A lot of people tell me how much they love Amazon Prime. They pay a fixed annual price, and receive two day shipping on most items plus a handful of other “free” services. Considering two day shipping is at least…

My Paperless Office

My office is paperless. I mean, we just don’t do paper. If paper comes in we scan the original and shred it. Then, we archive or handle the scanned copy. We’ve been paperless for about four years now. It was…

Putting the CIO Back in Control of Their UC Strategy. A Discussion with Anthony Bartolo of Tata Communications

In this Executive Insights podcast, UCStrategies’ Jim Burton is joined by Anthony Bartolo, President of Collaboration and Mobility Services at Tata Communications. Anthony is a keynote speaker on Sunday afternoon at the UC Summit, held November 15-18, in La Jolla, CA. The title of his presentation is “Taking a Holistic Approach to Global Collaboration.”

Putting the CIO Back in Control of Their UC Strategy. A Discussion with Anthony Bartolo of Tata Communications

In this Executive Insights podcast, UCStrategies’ Jim Burton is joined by Anthony Bartolo, President of Collaboration and Mobility Services at Tata Communications. Anthony is a keynote speaker on Sunday afternoon at the UC Summit, held November 15-18, in La Jolla,…

Allworx Connect, a 3rd Generation

Allworx recently released its third generation of IP phone systems, the Connect series for small and mid-sized businesses. Connect systems incorporate a faster processor, and in combination with the company’s latest System Software 8.0, deliver functionality over and above earlier…

UCStrategies Reacts to Atos Acquisition of Unify

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts react to the news that The Gores Group and Siemens have reached an agreement for Atos to acquire Unify. Dave Michels, moderates the podcast, with UC Experts Art Rosenberg, Marty Parker, Don Van Doren, Jon Arnold, Dr. Joseph Williams, and Steve Leaden.

Avaya Engages with MidMarket Select Packages

This week Avaya announced its new Midmarket Select Program for its Connect Channel Partners. The program is both an obvious and difficult thing to do. Before I explain that, let me first highlight Avaya’s recurring themes of midmarket and IP Office. If you…

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