October 2018

by Dave Michels

October is gone, but it’s not forgotten. It was a very hectic month. I like to attend as many conferences as I can, and I had to decline 3 invitations in October due to travel. I made it across the Atlantic four times, and took an extended weekend trip with the in-laws. I managed to attend MitelNext and Gitex, and then covered Zoomtopia, Twilio Signal, and Workplace Flow. 

Here’s what’s in the October recap:

UC-Centric News

  • Zoom Raises its Voice
  • Savvy Headsets
  • Worktopia
  • MitelNext 2018
  • Avaya at Gitex
  • More

Workstream-Centric News

  • Workplace Updates
  • 8×8 Team Messaging
  • More

Conferencing-Centric News

  • Zoom updates
  • GlobalMeet
  • Berman gone
  • Joos arrives
  • More

Customer Engagement News

  • Twilio
  • Twilio
  • Twilio
  • CCaaS MQ
  • More

Provider-Centric News

  • Calif and FCC Put the Fight in Neutral
  • More

Emerging Technologies

  • Houseparty
  • Prince


  • Gmail Compose Actions
  • The World Needs Telecommuting
  • More

9 Acquisitions

Financial Quipz

  • Avaya Invests in Cogito
  • Afiniti Raises $130M
  • Talkdesk Raises $100M
  • More

New Devices

21 Goodreads

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