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The Future of Communications (Futurist Thomas Frey)

[Originally appeared on NoJitter on May 15, 2012. Related: See this UCStrategies Podcast where UC Experts discuss Frey’s observations]   The future is really hard to predict. Normally I rely on my Magic Eight Ball, but recently I had the…

Cisco’s Quadragenarian

[Appeared Originally on NoJitter.com on Jan 29, 2011] Murali Sitaram was named the VP/GM of Cisco’s Collaboration Software Group responsible for Cisco WebEx, Cisco Jabber, and Cisco Quad last April. He is working to take a company that’s been associated…

IBM’s Charlie Hill on Social Business

[Originally appeared on NoJitter.com December 11, 2011] As communications technologies and uses are changing, IBM is making some big bets on social collaboration technologies. Behind some of these technologies is Charlie Hill, IBM’s CTO for Social Business. Charlie is an IBM Distinguished…

Real-Time with David Gurlé

[Originally appeared on NoJitter on October 4 2011] David Gurlé, most recently of Skype Enterprise, is having a great time in Palo Alto, California. He left Skype last June soon after the Microsoft acquisition was announced, and he is currently…

Skype’n with Dave Gurle

I recently posted on NoJitter an interview with David Gurlé – formerly of Skype. David and I tried an interview while he was at Skype, but due to the quiet period associated with Skype’s upcoming IPO, we had a lot of…

Interview: Avaya’s Alan Baratz on UC

Originally posted on NoJitter.com,  Sep 5, 2011 Doing interviews for No Jitter is an incredible opportunity, as I get the opportunity to meet with the movers and shakers of the industry. This time, Dr. Alan Baratz of Avaya. Dr. Baratz…

The State of Hosted UC

Originally posted on NoJitter.com,  May 16, 2011 Hosted VoIP has been around for about eight years. A fairly simple concept–Centrex meets VoIP. Centrex, though, was largely geographically limited, and VoIP is not, thus most VoIP service providers offer a national…

Craig’s Wild adVentures

Originally posted on NoJitter.com,  Dec 12, 2010 Until recently, Craig Walker was the product manager of Google Voice, the current consumer service that offers its users a single telephone number for all their phones. He landed that position by selling…

UCIF Chairman Aboba Opens Up

Originally posted on NoJitter.com,  Nov 9, 2010 Last April, a group of communications vendors organized a new effort toward interoperability, creating the Unified Communications Interoperability Forum, or UCIF. Interoperability, standards, and openness had become a top concern, a suspected culprit…

Conversation avec Laurent de Cisco

Originally posted on NoJitter.com, Oct 19, 2010 Laurent Philonenko is the Vice President and General Manager of the Unified Communications Business Unit at Cisco. He is also Cisco’s Interim CTO for Unified Communications. He is involved in several company cross…

A Dialogue with Digium’s Danny

Originally posted on NoJitter.com, Aug 25, 2010 Digium was created just over ten years ago with a Linux support mission. When the company needed its first phone system, its founder Mark Spencer opted to write one instead of buying a…

The Talented Mr. Rodman

Originally posted on NoJitter.com,  Jul 22, 2010 Polycom has been in the news quite a bit this year. Earlier, rumors swirled that the company was in play–likely to be acquired by Siemens Enterprise Communications. In May, Andrew Miller was promoted…

SEN’s Got A CMO?

Originally posted on NoJitter.com,  Jun 28, 2010 When you think of Siemens, what comes to mind? For most people, it isn’t unified communications. Siemens conjures images of Appliances, medical equipment, even power plants. The firm is a European diversified giant.What…

UC Summit Podcasts

At the recent UC Summit, I recorded 5 podcasts. At Enterprise Connect, I brought with me my kid’s MP3 recorder he uses with music. I used as an aid to note taking and assured each one I met with that…

My Chat with Craig

At NoJitter, I posted Craig’s Wild adVentures. The sixth of my interviews with VoIP (Very onusual and Interesting People). Craig was quite the coup because until recently, all conversations have been unquotable. He even once shared that he didn’t like…

Dialogue with Danny

My conversation with Danny Windham, Digium’s CEO, ran this week on NoJitter: :A Dialogue with Digium’s Danny. It was a pleasure to speak with Danny, he sets folks at ease and responds in a very friendly yet direct way. One…

Rodman Speaks

I had the opportunity to discuss UC products and trends with Jeff Rodman – Co-Founder and CTO of Polycom. The interview is posted at NoJitter.com (The Talented Mr. Rodman). Jeff is really easy to talk to and the interview could…