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ShoreTel One

There is a lot of talk about how radical things are changing. Many UC vendors insist that they can facilitate...

Microsoft Surface Hub

Download this TalkingPointz 2Pager for additional information on the new Microsoft Surface Hub, expected to be released in the 2nd...

Introducing Cisco Spark

At the Enterprise Connect conference in March 2015, Cisco’s Rowan Trollope introduced Cisco Spark. The solution was previously previewed as Project...

TalkingPointz on Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise (ALUE)

In a post-Snowden era, Chinese ownership could significantly hinder ALUE’s success in the west as was the case with Huawei which has exited the US market. ALUE downplays this risk and points to the Committee of Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS) approving the sale to Huaxin. CFIUS is the inter-agency committee that reviews, investigates, and potentially blocks foreign investments that are deemed to raise national security concerns. It is very likely that perception and competitive FUD will thwart ALUE’s expansion in the US and parts of Europe.