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Generative AI: Not the Droids You Are Looking For

Generative AI is a new tool and it’s still early. So far, it hasn’t done much, and we need to adjust our expectations that it might indeed be a while until it does.

Recalling the Dead Past

Copilot+ PCs with the Recall feature are available now: Happy goldfish bowl to everyone.

Certified Confusing

There are a handful of topics in enterprise video communications that will always raise sensitivity and opinions.  One example is Interoperability – how one firm’s systems and platforms work with another firm’s systems and platforms. We’ve been arguing about that…

Insider Report May 2024

Curated Enterprise Communications News and Insights from May 2024 Curated Enterprise Communications News and Insights from May 2024 Feature The New iPads: Apple has confused the world with its new iPad, introduced in May, not to mention angered many with…

TP Chatz: 2 Things I Learned | CEO Turnover

The two Daves discussed CEO turnover in enterprise communications. I had no idea that CEO turnover was up. Of course, I heard about CEOs leaving, but I hadn’t really noticed an increase. So, yes, the first thing I learned was…

Meet the Poly Studio G62 system – Modular, Green, Easy to Set Up

Days before InfoComm, HP|Poly unveiled its newest video conferencing solutions.

TalkingPointz Research: Digital Events

I attend a lot of meetings and events. Over the past decade or so, meetings have changed a lot. Events, not so much, but are about to in a big way.  Up in the Air came out in 2009. It’s…

To Communicate What Enterprise Communications Is, Start With the Name

IT and enterprise communications needs to do better with names. Here’s a shortlist of suggestions to make our brands more durable and more comprehensible to their intended customers.

A Closer Look At The Barco Click Share Bar

A lot of stuff packed into one package Next up on the TalkingPointz Tech Bench is the new Barco ClickShare Bar Pro. This is a bigger device than most USB only videobars, but it packs a lot into one package….

The Future of Work – No, Really

The facts around the state of the modern workplace – and the people who comprise it — are clear. So are the best practices forward-thinking managers should adopt.

TalkingPointz Chatz: Exec Turnover

In this episode of Talking Points Chatz, Dave Michels and Dave Danto discuss the high turnover rates among C-suite executives in various industries, particularly in the tech sector. They note that numerous high-profile leaders, including the CEOs of Nice, AWS,…

The End of an Era

I just realized that it has now been 40 years since the Bell System ceased to exist. What’s significant about that is that it means that nobody that worked in the Bell System is employed. Even the youngest employees in…

Camera Arrays

In 2015 I wrote a series of blogs titled “the past and future of the videoconference room” imagining future solutions. I detailed what I felt would reinvent room cameras, turning them into what I called “Camera Arrays.” I picked that…

Maximizing Innovation With Minimal Disruption. 

I attended the Cognigy Experience Summit in Dusseldorf, Germany, earlier this year. The event featured customers, partners, and innovators sharing their thoughts on conversational AI. It was the most forward looking conversational AI event I have attended, and the best…

Insider Lite May 2024

Avaya Acquires Edify Today, Avaya announced the acquisition of the strategic assets of Edify.CX. Edify did not come up at the Avaya analyst conference last month (see Avaya Musings video). It is rare that acquisitions get discussed before completion, even…

A Closer Look at the HP Poly R30 Plus Bundle

HP/Poly has recently released a new version of its small room system, USB only videobar – the R30.  This newer release is known as the “R30 Plus.  The “plus” is the addition of an in-room docking device (HP’s USB-C Dock…

One Million Meeting Rooms

Microsoft announced it was what we beleive to be the first Meetings provider to reach one million connected meeting rooms. Just for fun, it also dropped that it has 20 million PSTN users! HUGE. The two Daves discuss the accomplishment,…

Nokia and Infobip Align to Empower Developers

There’s something happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear.

Insider Report April 2024

Curated Enterprise Communications News and Insights from April 2024 Curated Enterprise Communications News and Insights from April 2024 Feature AI Winter? April was a relatively quiet month after most of the enterprise comms sector unloaded its news pipeline at Enterprise…

NEC Exits Premises-based UC

Though it exits UC, NEC’s UCaaS strategic alliance with Intermedia, which created UNIVERGE BLUE, continues.