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Research, analysis, and thought leadership for enterprise communications.

Starting A Video Call On-Time

I do prefer video conferencing over audio-only meetings, and I find myself increasingly annoyed with audio-only forums. The audio-only call remains popular, but the excuses are getting weaker, like bad…

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I’m Dave, your personal Telecommunications Contemplator. Most industry professionals gravitate toward the role of Analyst, Consultant or Journalist; I blend all three via commentary, research, and perspective on current enterprise business communications. You’ll find interviews, podcasts, and independent research here.

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Rat Nests and Progress

Colin Here. One of the first things that people notice when they come to Thailand is the wiring running down the street. It’s a rats nest. Literally. It’s simply amazing…

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Split-Up or Shut-Up

In a recent interview, investor superstar Marc Andreessen told Bloomberg’s Emily Chang at the Salesforce Dreamforce Conference on Wednesday.  that if a technology company is more than 20 years old, then “they’ll…

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Safe Wi-Fi-ing

Colin Here. Hopefully you are aware that if you connect to a WiFi hotspot that doesn’t use a password you are basically sharing all of your data with the world….

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Crazy October

It was true last year too – October is a crazy month in the world of UC. This October 2014 is filled with travel, briefings and trials. On the travel…

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Cell Coverage: Perception and Maps

Colin here. Cell coverage is a subject of great office debate over who is best. Invariably a lot of anecdotal evidence will be given to support whatever view is offered….

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WebEx Becomes Persistent

Today Cisco formally announces its latest release of WebEx. It is hard to believe that WebEx dates back to 1996. Cisco acquired the conferencing company back in 2007. It’s also…

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iPhone Users Should Nix 2 Year Verizon Contract

If you enter into a 2-year Verizon contract you are going to get screwed. Here’s the math: When you buy an iPhone in a 2-year contract you get a $450…

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Lync, Skype, and IM

I can’t recall when I started using Skype – probably around 2007. It’s incredibly useful – at least it was. I’ve begun removing contacts from Skype because their presence indication…

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Latest Podcast

UCStrategies Experts Discuss Gartner Magic Quadrant for UCaaS

In this Industry Buzz videocast, the UCStrategies Experts discuss the Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for UCaaS. Dave Michels serves as moderator, and is joined by Experts Jon Arnold, Michael Finneran, Steve Leaden, Don Van Doren, Phil Edholm, Art Rosenberg, Roberta J. Fox, J.R. Simmons, and Dr. Joseph Williams.

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Latest Interview

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Decoding WebRTC with Erik Lagerway

When I have questions about codecs and IETF standards, I turn to Erik Lagerway. I caught him in the midst of packing for his trip to the upcoming IETF 88 meeting….

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