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Reviewing the Latest (and Greatest) BC Summit

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts review the recently concluded BC Summit 2016, held November 1-3 in Palm Springs, California. Discussion topics include overall impressions and takeaways, trends seen in this year’s agenda, the new venue (La Quinta…

Peter Quinlan of Tata Communications

Peter Quinlan, VP of UCC at Tata Communications, talks about global UC and what customers need when rolling out a global deployment, and how the right partner can help them with their UCC deployment.

Vonage’s Jeff Savage Discusses Migrating to the Cloud

Jeff Savage, Vice President of Enterprise, Vonage Business, talks about what customers are looking for when moving to the cloud, the need for mobility, application integration, and more.

Zane Long – RingCentral’s VP of Channel Sales

UCStrategies’ Blair Pleasant sat down with RingCentral’s VP of Channel Sales, Zane Long, to discuss his views on how the channel is evolving, some of the challenges the channel is facing, and how RingCentral is helping partners be more successful.

Speaking of Disruption…Introducing Workplace by Facebook

In this Industry Buzz podcast, Dave Michels, moderates a conversation with the UCStrategies Experts about Workplace by Facebook (formerly “Facebook at Work”). Joining Dave is Phil Edholm, Michael Finneran, Marty Parker, Jon Arnold and Dr. Joseph Williams.

Disruption: It’s not Just an election thing!

In the last two disruption cycles, Cisco used its market muscle from the adjacency in the IP data network to become a market leader in VoIP-based PBXs, and Microsoft used a similar dominant position in Personal Productivity software (Office) to…

What Tools & Technologies Do WE Use?

Unified Communications analysts and consultants get a lot of stuff to try out. In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts discuss the phone, messaging, and UC apps they use in their every day business and personal lives. Blair Pleasant moderates…

Rich Shaw of AT&T Discusses Strategy for Delivering Differentiated Solutions in the Market

In this Executive Insights podcast, UCStrategies’ Jim Burton is joined by Rich Shaw, VP of Voice and Collaboration Services at AT&T. Topics include an update on AT&T’s cloud products and services, including AT&T Collaborate, AT&T conferencing with Cisco WebEx, IP…

Interview with Microsoft IT, Project Atrium and ODL Executive on UC SDN at Open Daylight (ODL) Summit 2016

I was at the ODL Summit in Seattle September 11th and 12th   and got to listen to the keynote from Microsoft IT and Project Atrium on UC SDN. Right after the session I had the great opportunity to interview the…

Contact Center Industry Consolidation, Disruption, and the Future

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts discuss the recent disruption in the Contact Center industry. The Experts welcome guest Chris Vitek of WebRTC Strategies, author of this recent article on No Jitter, Communications-as-a-Feature: How Salesforce Will Replace Your ACD. Topics also…

Can We Solve the Tower of Babel That is Text?

In this UCStrategies Industry Buzz podcast, Michael Finneran contends that text is the single most important and widely used medium of communications to have emerged in the past 20 years, but that it is about the farthest thing from an “integrated network” that has ever…

NEC’s IT Advantage

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts discuss the recently held NEC Advantage conference, at which several members of the team were in attendance. Dave Michels moderates, and is joined by Jon Arnold, JR Simmons, Steve Leaden, Michael Finneran, Dr. Joseph Williams and Phil…

NEC’s IT Advantage

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts discuss the recently held NEC Advantage conference, at which several members of the team were in attendance. Dave Michels moderates, and is joined by Jon Arnold, JR Simmons, Steve Leaden, Michael Finneran, Dr. Joseph Williams and Phil Edholm.

The New Role of APIs, Integrations, and CPaaS For Business Communications

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts discuss APIs and integrations and the importance integrating with apps for the next stage of UCC. Blair Pleasant moderates the conversation, which includes Experts Jon Arnold, Marty Parker, Phil Edholm, Simon Dudley, Steve Leaden, Roberta…

The New Role of APIs, Integrations, and CPaaS For Business Communications

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts discuss APIs and integrations and the importance integrating with apps for the next stage of UCC. Blair Pleasant moderates the conversation, which includes Experts Jon Arnold, Marty Parker, Phil Edholm, Simon Dudley, Steve Leaden, Roberta J. Fox, and Dave Michels.

Workstream Messaging and UC

In this Industry Buzz podcast, moderator Dave Michels and the UCStrategies team take on the topic of workstream messaging and its impact on communications and collaboration, and discuss some of the new players making inroads in the enterprise. Partipating in the roundtable…

Workstream Messaging and UC

In this Industry Buzz podcast, moderator Dave Michels and the UCStrategies team take on the topic of workstream messaging and its impact on communications and collaboration, and discuss some of the new players making inroads in the enterprise. Partipating in the roundtable are Experts Blair Pleasant, Kevin Kieller, Dr. Joseph Williams, and Simon Dudley.

BCOM – An Update on Succeeding in UC from Enterprise Connect

In this Industry Buzz Podcast, UCStrategies welcomes two guests to the conversation to discuss BCOM ((Business Communications Operations Management). Edouard de Fonclare, CEO of Kurmi Software and Derek Smith, Product Marketing Manager of VOSS Solutions, join UCStrategies Experts Phil Edholm, Dr. Joseph Williams, Steve Leaden, Michael Finneran, Blair Pleasant and Roberta J. Fox.

Mitel’s Acquisition of Polycom: UCStrategies’ Reaction

In this week’s Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts debate the Mitel acquisition of Polycom. Blair Pleasant moderates the conversation, and is joined by Marty Parker, Phil Edholm, Roberta Fox, Jon Arnold, Dr. Joseph Williams, Dave Michels, Michael Finneran, and Steve Leaden.

Mitel’s Acquisition of Polycom: UCStrategies’ Reaction

In this week’s Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts debate the Mitel acquisition of Polycom. Blair Pleasant moderates the conversation, and is joined by Marty Parker, Phil Edholm, Roberta Fox, Jon Arnold, Dr. Joseph Williams, Dave Michels, Michael Finneran, and Steve Leaden.

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