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There are a handful of topics in enterprise video communications that will always raise sensitivity and opinions.  One example is Interoperability – how one firm’s systems and platforms work with another firm’s systems and platforms. We’ve been arguing about that…

TalkingPointz Research: Digital Events

I attend a lot of meetings and events. Over the past decade or so, meetings have changed a lot. Events, not so much, but are about to in a big way.  Up in the Air came out in 2009. It’s…

DogWalkUpdate #Zoomtopia

I am very intrigued by Zoom Docs.

HP | Poly First to Offer a ‘Single-Vendor’ Zoom Intelligent Director Solution #Zoomtopia

One of the challenges with Zoom Rooms and Microsoft Teams Rooms is that neither vendor makes hardware. Hardware vendors like HP-Poly, Neat, Jabra, and Logi solve this with appliances. The first ones were simple Android-based bars, but room systems continue…

It’s the Data, Stupid 

2023 is the year of AI. It’s really the year of generative AI, but generative AI stands on the shoulders of great AI, and great AI stands on the shoulders of great data. [This is the Insider Lite, the free…

Zoom and Workvivo: It’s a Matter of Time and Place

Last week we learned that Zoom intends to acquire Workvivo. I approve of this acquisition.  First, we need to understand that it’s not often I get to write “Zoom acquired” in a sentence.  Zoom is acquisition reticent. It has only…

#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…

Perspectives on Zoom Perspectives 22

I have to admit that I am getting burned out on remote analyst events. I know I should prefer them. Online events are less expensive and more efficient, but we just haven’t nailed them yet. While in-person events are slowly…

The Deal is Off: Five9 and Zoom

The headline is that Five9 and Zoom mutually agreed to terminate their merger. I suspect the Five9 shareholders rejecting the deal had a lot to do with it. In this post I expected Zoom to sweeten the deal, but figured…

Final Countdown: 5, 9, Zoom

A decision is about to be made. The Five9 shareholders are about to vote or more specifically approve or reject the acquisition by Zoom. Zoom’s acquisition of Five9 is a great concept with a flawed execution. There’s a lot of…

TalkingPointz Research: Zoom and Five9

Overview Zoom and Five9 have enjoyed a partnership for several years. On July 18, 2021 the companies agreed to merge. Both BoDs approved the deal.  Zoom’s vision is best-in-class video and customer engagement from a single provider.  Rowan Trollope, CEO…

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 Podcast with OJ and Simen of Neat

Follow TalkingHeadz on your favorite podcast app. Transcript Evan Kirstel 0:12 So Dave, we have a couple of great guests coming up in the video conferencing space. But before that all the excitement seems to be around social audio. And…

Everyone Get Back to the Office

Today was a busy news day. Kind of makes sense because last week everything came to a halt so we can watch the election. Without doubt, the biggest news day was from Pfizer. This story is from Yahoo!, but it’s…

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…

Zoom and #Zoomtopia 2020 – TalkingPointz Research

Here is everything you need to know about Zoom and Zoomtopia 2020. 1. Introduction Zoomtopia 2020 was a 2-day virtual event in October. During the event, the company also announced its Q2 results.  It’s been a phenomenal year for Zoom….

A Look at the Facebook Portal

I continue down my pandemic-inspired path of reviewing video solutions, this time with the Facebook Portal. I previously took a look at the Poly Eagle Eye webcam and the Cisco Desk Pro, there’s more to come. The Facebook Portal is one…

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…