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Upcoming Cisco #WebexOne

I recorded this video with Webex Vidcast — it seemed like the appropriate app to discuss WebexOne. Cisco Webex offers a broad enterprise communications portfolio. I am looking forward to #WebexOne later this month.   https://www.webexone.com/

How Webex Fixed My Cacophonous Interview

Videos are more complex to make than they appear. I’ve been writing about enterprise comms for close to two decades. It’s an iterative, asynchronous process. The backspace key is the most used key on my keyboard. Producing on-site videos is…

#ISE2023 Show Floor Videos

Here’s the whole set of videos I made on the show floor at ISE2023 in Barcelona. I am still on the road from this event, so haven’t yet put together my compilation video. These videos only represent a small part…

Cullen Improves the TalkingHeadz Standard

TRANSCRIPT Dave Michels 0:12 welcome to Talking Heads today we have with us Colin Jennings, from Cisco. But first, Evan, this is our only episode for December. Happy holidays to you. Evan Kirstel 0:24 Happy Holidays and I’m not sure…

Webex Go Goes

Based on the conversations and questions occurring, I feel a need to explain Webex Go. It’s actually a breakthrough product announcement, but it’s hard to appreciate what’s happening here because some of the benefits sound familiar. From the Cisco blog…

Mike Tessler on UCaaS Heading True North

Transcript Dave Michels 0:12 Hello, and welcome to Talking Heads today Evan and I will be speaking with Michael tesslar, the managing partner at True North advisory. But before that heaven, everyone’s talking about return to the office. Now, I…

TalkingPointz Research: Room Panels

Room Panels By Dave Michels, April 28, 2021 The next big revolution in meeting rooms will take place outside the meeting room.  Room Panels By Dave Michels, April 28, 2021 The next big revolution in meeting rooms will take place…

TalkingHeadz with Chris MacFarland, CEO Masergy

In this podcast we ask Chris some tough questions such as why do I need advanced networking when Starbucks has free Wi-Fi and who has better BBQ: Texas or Illinois? You can follow TalkingHeadz on your favorite podcast app. Interviews…

TalkingHeadz with Javed Khan SVP of Cisco Collaboration

It’s impressive how much Cisco Collaboration changed in 2020. We can attribute some of this to the pandemic, but more of it goes to Javed Khan. He was promoted to unit SVP and GM mid year and immediately took action…

TalkingPointz Research #WebexOne Conference 2020

Cisco WebexOne and the Magic of We [This Research Note is available to TalkingPointz Premium subscribers or separate purchase. It is 12.5 pages long. Section 5, Dave’s Thought’s, has 110 TalkingPointz.] Overview Cisco hosted its first WebexOne global conference, a…

Cisco to Acquire IMImobile

A day before WebexOne, Cisco Collaboration announces its intent to acquire IMImobile.  The purchase price is approximately $730M USD. Analysts were briefed on the upcoming announcements at WebexOne last week, but there were clearly a few gaps in the story…

Gartner MQ for Meetings

Gartner issued its Magic Quadrant for Meetings this month. It included 15 providers, three of which were declared Leaders: Microsoft, Cisco, and Zoom. Each has bragging rights. The three were clustered together well apart from the others.  It was a…

Review: Cisco Desk Pro

At 17 minutes, this is the longest review I have posted. That’s because the Desk Pro is a sophisticated product with numerous use cases. One thing I didn’t mention in the video is Desk Pro admin is all done from…

TalkingHeadz Podcast with Sri Srinivasan, SVP GM Cisco Collaboration

The @CiscoCollab team has gone through some big transitions. Some were caused by acquisitions and some were caused by changes in leadership. The big acquisitions were Selsius (1998), Webex (2007), Tandberg (2009), and BroadSoft (2017). Each of them resulted with…

Cisco Collab Update #CiscoCollabAnalystSummit

Cisco hosted a PACKED 2-3 day Analyst Event in San Jose, California. The emphasis on PACKED is legit. I’m exhausted. The bus left the hotel at 7:30 AM and returned 10:30 PM. The first two days were Webex focused which…

I Would Like to Buy 2 Vowels: AI

Today, two communications companies bought to two NLP voice technology companies. Cisco announced intent to acquire privately-held Voicea. Voicea provides meeting transcription, voice search, and can identify conversational highlights/action items.  It helps teams have more productive and actionable meetings by…

TalkingHeadz with Vasili Triant , VP #CCTR Cisco

Vasili (shown here without his new beard) leads Cisco’s contact center initiatives for premises, hosted, and cloud.

#CCTR at #EC19

EC is next week. I expect it will be, as usual, the busiest week of the year. Not only are there more comms related announcements this week then any other, but there is no bigger gathering of UC/CC professionals under…

Initial Thoughts #CiscoCollabAnalystSummit

As usual, Cisco provided analysts a fire-hose stream of content during their two-day analyst event in San Jose, CA. There are some fantastic things happening at Cisco Collaboration, particularly with meetings, team collaboration, customer engagement, and it what they call…

Top Considerations in Teams vs. Webex

There’s a lot to Microsoft Teams and the Cisco Webex Suite. These solutions are much broader than UC or conferencing. Both have expanded their services to include: Team Chat UCaaS/Calling Audio and Video Conferencing Carrier services Platform Services In the…