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NEC’s Path to the Cloud

Jay Krauser, Director, Business Development Cloud Services for NEC, speaks with UCStrategies’ Jim Burton about NEC’s move into cloud communications and the value of stability.

Clark Peterson of Vonage Business on UCaaS

In this Executive Insights podcast, UCStrategies’ Jim Burton is joined by Clark Peterson, President, Business Solutions Group, Vonage Business. The discussion is about Unified Communications as a Service: its history, where we are today, and what Vonage has done to position itself in its future.

B2B Social Media and Social Selling: A Complex Landscape

In this Executive Insights podcast, UCStrategies' Jim Burton hosts a conversation with UC Expert Evan Kirstel about social media in business. Evan consults with organizations on this topic, and discusses how to get started, the resources available, and the kind of ROI to expect.

Bimodal IT & Collaboration: The Perfect Storm for the CIO

The topic of this Executive Insights podcast is the changing role of IT in enterprises today, as described in two new white papers from Dimension Data. Joining UCStrategies' Jim Burton are the two authors of the white papers, Ian Heard, Group Communications Principal Director: Collaboration, and David Danto, Principal Consultant for Collaboration, and Ian Heard, Group Communications Principal Director: Collaboration.

Conversation with Don Joos of ShoreTel

In this Executive Insights podcast, Jim Burton of UCStrategies sits down with Don Joos, CEO of ShoreTel. Discussion topics include the recent rollout of ShoreTel Connect, and a new channel program set to debut October 1.

Catching Up With Mitel

In this Executive Insights podcast, Jim Burton of UCStrategies is joined by Jon Brinton, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Cloud Division for Mitel.

Discussion About “Why Can’t We All Just Get Along; Unifying Communications”

In this Executive Insights podcast, Jim Burton of UCStrategies hosts a discussion about a recently published article published on UCStrategies.com from Dimension Data, “Why Can’t We All Just Get Along; Unifying Communications?” Joining him are David Danto, Principal Consultant in the Americas covering collaboration for Dimension Data and the author of the piece, and Doron Youngerwood, Global Marketing Manager for Collaboration, Dimension Data.

ThinkingPhones: A View of the Future of Enterprise Cloud Communications

In this Executive Insights podcast, UCStrategies welcomes ThinkingPhones to the call to discuss the company's mobile initiative. Moderator Michael Finneran, Jim Burton, and Evan Kirstel of UCStrategies are joined by Steve Kokinos, ThinkingPhones Founder & CEO, David Laubner, Vice President of Marketing, and Alex DiNunzio of Product Management.

Next-gen WLAN and Hybrid SDN for Lync is NOW

In this Executive Insights Podcast, UCStrategies' Jim Burton continues the conversation about HP’s Software Defined Networking (SDN) innovation with Manfred Arndt, Chief Technologist for UC&C and Mobility at HP. Almost a year later, HP brings into discussion new SDN content: Lync QoS optimization for next-gen WLANs, and “how to” information for those interested in leveraging this SDN innovation in their existing networks.

ESI: “We Make it Easy to Communicate”

In this Executive Insights podcast, UCStrategies' Jim Burton is joined by George Platt, CEO and President of ESI. The company started out 28 years ago as an OEM provider of voice messaging, and today develops business communications products targeted to businesses of all sizes.

Tim Passios on Interactive’s Customer Service Experience Study

Jim Burton of UCStrategies caught up with Tim Passios, Vice President of Solutions Marketing at Interactive Intelligence, in this Executive Insights podcast. The topic is the recently completed Customer Service Experience Study (Wave II). The second annual international survey involved about 1,500 consumers, and 500 IT professionals and customer care leaders.

OVCC: Addressing Barriers to B2B Video Adoption

In this Executive Insights podcast, UCStrategies' Jim Burton is joined by Christine Howley of Verizon, Marketing Committee chair of the Open Visual Communications Consortium (OVCC). Founded in October 2011, the OVCC’s mission is to enable an environment with simple, anywhere, anytime, any party video communications.

Catching up with Joe Staples of Interactive Intelligence

UCStrategies' Jim Burton is joined by Joe Staples, CMO of Interactive Intelligence, in this Executive Insights podcast. Discussion topics include the rise of the Interactive Intelligence brand, the Cloud and hosted provider services, how the company has connected with its customers, and its third party relationships.

Microsoft Partners With Nectar on UC SDN

In this Executive Insights videocast, Dave Michels of UCStrategies is joined by Pascal Menezes, Principal Program Manager Skype and Lync Strategic Relations Solutions (SRS) for Microsoft, and David Giangano, CEO of Nectar Services Corp. The topic is UC...

HP In Context Analytics

In this Executive Insights videocast, Jim Burton of UCStrategies is joined by Kieran McCorry, Strategist, New Service Development, Enterprise Services CTO Office, Hewlett-Packard.

UCI Forum: Unified Communications and SDN (UC SDN)

In this Executive Insights podcast, UCStrategies' Jim Burton is joined by Pascal Menezes, Principal Program Manager Skype and Lync Strategic Relations Solutions (SRS) for Microsoft. The topic is the UCI Forum, and UC SDN (software defined networking).