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Logitech has a new WebCam

Video is more pervasive than ever before, yet webcam leader Logitech hasn’t introduced a new webcam since 2012. That changes today with the new Loigtech C922 Pro Stream Webcam. Like the C920 before it, The new camera is also a USB HD…

Books Sep 2016 Abundance + 2

These are the books completed in September – a good month. Still Foolin’ ‘Em by Billy Crystal: There are not much television shows I remember from high school, but Soap is one of them. What no one could know back…

Contact Center Industry Consolidation, Disruption, and the Future

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts discuss the recent disruption in the Contact Center industry. The Experts welcome guest Chris Vitek of WebRTC Strategies, author of this recent article on No Jitter, Communications-as-a-Feature: How Salesforce Will Replace Your ACD. Topics also…

The Explosion After Ignite

This week was Microsoft Ignite – its now annual conference for IT Pros. I will be posting more about Ignite soon, including a new 2Pager next week. The week’s biggest Skype4B news wasn’t really at Ignite. News is spreading now that both…

Logitech Materializes Project Rigel

Microsoft continues to improve the Skype for Business video experience. Recent updates include the launch of the Surface Hub, broadcast and translation services, international POPs for conferencing, the upcoming ability for multinational organizations to keep meetings regionalized, and now a new…

Apple Asleep

When Apple announced the iPod, no other company was capable of producing such a device. It wasn’t just that no other company could make one for as cheap as Apple. It was that no other company was able to make…

Optimistic About UCC&V

Yes you read that title right – Dave is optimistic. I get called a lot of things, but being described as an “optimist” is not something I hear. Actually, I’m more like the guy that ordered the Cheeseburger. What can I…

The Network is Ripe For Disruption

The network is ripe for disruption. It’s the only piece of the IT solution that hasn’t seen significant price/performance gains. There are several indicators that the disruption has begun. Here are seven shifts to watch:

New Travel Book

I’m a desktop boy. I like the large monitors, a full size keyboard, a big (Blue Yeti) mic, and speakers with a subwoofer. Of course, this is very impractical for travel. In the old days of commutes, floppies, and CDs…

Hopes and Aspirations for 2016

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts address their “hopes and aspirations” for UC for the rest of 2016, and welcome new Expert Dave Smith group. Moderator Dave Michels is joined by Experts Marty Parker, Roberta J. Fox, Dave Smith, Dave Stein, Phil…

Sangoma Taps into Cloud UC

Sangoma enters the hosted/cloud telephony and unified communications market with the new PBXact UCC (Unified Cloud Communications) service for small and mid-sized businesses and small enterprises (up to 200 users). The new service, hosted in Sangoma data centers and sold…

Confused About WebRTC?

Many people think that I am opposed to WebRTC. That’s ridiculous. What’s there to be opposed to? A free and open standard that facilitates rich visual communications in clients and browsers. I’m opposed to this, not. The reason I get…

Cisco Spark, Slack ignite fledgling team messaging market

One topic I regularly get asked about is Cisco Spark. Specifically, is anyone using Cisco Spark? In a recent Network World interview, Rowan Trollope, Cisco’s head of collaboration, finally provided a clue. He said the messaging application has more than…

Fall Conference Season

I enjoyed my summer in Boulder – especially with my new e-Bike. But after a very hot summer, my travel respite is coming to a close. It’s time to seal the deal with Southwest regarding A-List status for 2017 – and it won’t…

Verizon One Talk: UC Mobility Without an App

Verizon One Talk: UC Mobility Without an App Verizon One Talk is a new service that utilizes a single, native phone number across mobile and fixed and devices. Verizon One Talk is a new service that utilizes a single, native…

The iPhone Lineup

On September 7 Apple announced its new iPhone. Except for the “7” it looks very familiar. I have never been less excited about a new Apple announcement cycle. Tim Cook has done what most operations people do when put in charge…

What Happened to Skype?

Everyone uses Skype. That’s why MS bought it. But something is terribly wrong.  I use Skype on multiple devices, and it’s no longer in-sync.  My laptop is marking lots of conversations as unread, even though I read them – even…

Social Media in the Executive Suite

In this Executive Insights podcast, UCStrategies’ Jim Burton is joined by UCStrategies Expert Evan Kirstel to discuss accelerating the social presence of CEO’s. Evan consults on this topic and works with executives to expand their presence across social platforms. Evan is reachable here: Kirstel@gmail.com, on Twitter @evankirstel,…

“IoT” is Just a Fad

There’s a lot of hype about IoT. The sales projections for this sector are huuuge, and it’s incredible how many vendors and carriers have IoT initiatives. Enjoy it while it lasts because IoT, at least the term, will disappear. It’s…

Veep Matters

No matter who we choose for president, the odds are that they will die in office. So you should spend a lot of time on which vice president you like, since they will likely accent to the presidency. If elected,…