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Five9 Removing Barriers to Useful AI

Five9 made several AI announcements this week geared at improving and expanding contact center AI implementations.

Epic App Store Fight

Apple’s App Store monopoly is being attacked again! This time by Epic, last time by Basecamp, and previous times by Netflix, Match, Spotify, and I’m sure others. It’s a complex battle with sound arguments on both sides. So, in this…

UC Has Become Meaningless: Here’s Why

The distinctions between unified and integrated communications have become blurry.

UC Has Become Meaningless: Here’s Why

The distinctions between unified and integrated communications have become blurry.

Review: Poly EagleEye Cube USB Webcam

2020 is the year of staying home and doing video meetings – and actually, that’s ok with me. I’ve got several reviews coming with various video devices. Let’s start things up with an extraordinary, Borg-like, USB webcam for rooms: The…

6 Reasons Why Zoom is Winning the Video Race

Catering to both consumer and enterprise customers and providing a simple to use video solution are just a couple of reasons why Zoom has pulled ahead.

DialPad Nabs Highfive

Dialpad doubles down on video as it tries to catch up to major UCaaS providers.

UCaaS: Rough Road Ahead

UCaaS: Rough Road Ahead By Dave Michels, August 27, 2020 1. Overview The unified communications as a service (UCaaS) industry is about two decades old, and it’s had a glorious run.  The industry has consistently experienced +20% annual growth as…

This Post Will Self Destruct in 5 Seconds

Privacy concerns don’t just happen in the consumer world and can be a major threat to enterprises.

Don’t Be Confused by Multifaceted Approaches to Multicloud

Multicloud means different things to different providers; enterprises are advised to evaluate claims carefully.

TikTok, WeChat, Trump, and an Upcoming War

A friend of mine asked me about the TikTok/WeChat situation between the US and China because I spend so much time in Asia and do so much business with the Chinese. My answer was: “It’s complicated”. POTUS Trump has signed…

The Heard – a new collaboration with @Zkerravala

Zeus and I are now producing what is intended to be a weekly short chat about recent industry news. We are calling the series The Heard. At least for now, we are aiming for 10 minute episodes,. That’s a challenge…

ALE, RingCentral Collaborate on UCaaS

Instead of going it alone, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise (ALE) has decided to leverage RingCentral’s global reach in its UCaaS pursuit.

Video: So Much to See

New video innovations improve how we appear on camera, make eye contact more natural, address security concerns, and much more.

3 Apps to Enhance Customer, Partner Collaborations

ScreenMeet, ScheduleOnce, and DocuSign are a few apps that can help teams collaborate with customers and partners beyond the walls of their enterprise.

EC20 Innovation Showcase: Securing Communications

Shining a light on real-time policy enforcement, zero-trust identity management, AI-based compliance, and end-to-end encryption for UC and collaboration

Unify-Atos Connects with RingCentral

Earlier this year, Atos expanded its portfolio with RingCentral. It seemed odd at first as Atos had acquired Unify along with its UC portfolio back in 2016. However, Unify had very limited UCaaS services, and SI Atos needed UCaaS in…

Microsoft Teams: In The Room Where it Happens, Virtually

Microsoft introduced 14 new features for Teams last week — mostly related to meetings. As usual, the news has received strong coverage. The star new feature is Together Mode. It’s a simple approach to virtual reality that requires no glasses. …

5 Trends Poised to Change the Contact Center

The shift from product to service is opening up new opportunities to improve and deliver customer engagement.

It’s Time to Fix Email

Find out what developments happened this month that could curtail our use of this historical messaging system.