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Forbes is Sensational

I frequently come across misleading headlines. Usually, these are from the shadier click-bait sites that are more concerned about total views than retaining an audience. I thought Forbes was better, but I came across two posts recently that were deceptive….

Virtual Analyst Events

Last week I attended the Zoom Analyst event (#Zoom20). This was my first virtual analyst event as it was for many others — including Zoom. I attend a lot of events, and conclude each year that I should attend less….

Zoomtopia19

I thought Zoomtopia was a great event this year. A nice mix of announcements, entertainment, and education (good food too). The main take-away is cloud-speed. Zoom grabbed a space theme this year, but it’s not in orbit — it’s at…

Poly Analyst Day and Studio X Appliances (video)

Poly hosted its first analyst day. Well, first as a Poly, the result of the merger between Polycom and Plantronics. At this event, they introduced a new appliance – two actually – called the Studio X Series. Here’s my update…

TalkingHeadz Podcast with Eric Yuan, CEO of Zoom

It’s been such an amazing show to watch Eric start Zoom and built it into one of the most valuable companies in enterprise communications — in about 10 years. The company is focused on customer and employee happiness through communications….

Winners and Losers of 2018

2018 is a 12 month slice of time. In the world of enterprise communications, not much changes in 12 months. Each company has a few releases and a handful of major announcements. While market share remains largely unchanged in 12…

Do E-Boards Foster or Hinder Collaboration?

“I believe whiteboards are an evil presence in meetings … Simply going to the board and picking up a pen changes the whole dynamic of meeting ownership, agenda, control and creates a power-dynamic that is pretty hostile to collaboration.” These…

Zooming into Video

I forgot that I made a stupid New Year’s resolution about being more positive, so let me do that in this post. First, let me talk about Polycom. Last week Polycom unveiled the “Workplace of the Future.” Some felt I…

Selected Video Announcements at EC13

The show that used to be called VoiceCon has rapidly turned into a show about video. Below are selected excerpts from some selected video related announcements at Enterprise Connect. Emphasis added. Vidyo Goes Virtual Enterprise Connect, Orlando, FL – March…