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Exploring #MDEP with Microsoft’s Ilya Bukshteyn #MicrosoftTeams

Recently, we had the opportunity to meet with Ilya Bukshteyn, Vice President for Teams Calling, Devices, Events, and Teams Premium at Microsoft, to delve into the Microsoft Device Ecosystem Platform (MDEP). This conversation provided valuable insights into the evolution, purpose,…

A Closer Look At The BENQ VS10 Screen Sharing Device

Wireless screen sharing has been around in enterprise meeting rooms for some time, so when the team at BenQ wanted to show us their VS10 we were eager to see if it was a useful alternative to the more popular…

Apple AI

Generative AI And Apple’s Calculated Foray Into It

Apple’s entry into the generative AI arena, branded as Apple Intelligence, is a masterclass in strategic restraint. Unlike other tech giants that have plunged headfirst into the AI pool, Apple is dipping its toes, carefully observing the ripples before diving…

The Future Of Work – Who’s Holding The Cards?

In the high-stakes poker game of the modern workplace, where hybrid models and return-to-office debates are as hot as the latest internet fad, let’s meet the players holding the cards in the game of remote, return, or hybrid. Will your…

Avaya Transformation: Are We There Yet?

Big Avaya news: Alan Masarek, President and CEO for its transformation, retires. Patrick Dennis, current Chairman of the Board, takes over.

CX Doesn’t Matter

Many companies are not really asking themselves how to improve their customer service. Rather, they’re engaging in active experiments to figure out how much they can get away with.

Three AIs Walked into a Bar…

Generative AI has captured the attention of businesses of all sizes across many industries. Pre-Gen AI types of AI have proven reliability and offer significant value. The smart play? Leverage both while waiting for the next AI solution.

A Closer Look At The Crestron Videobar 70

A Giant In The Collaboration Space From A Giant In the AV Space Next up on the TalkingPointz Tech Bench is the new Crestron Videobar 70. The Videobar 70 comes in a box that is about 48” long.  I assumed…

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…

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.

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…