Research, analysis, and thought leadership for enterprise communications.

SCOOP! Touching the Real iPhone 6

Colin here. I can confirm that the iPhone 6 is real, and it looks like the photos you may have seen leaked on the internet. You see, I have now…

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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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The New Bell is Comcast

I grew up in the days of the old Bell System. It was a monolithic monopoly that was completely non-customer focused. It was an extraordinarily efficient company, but customer satisfaction…

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Google and Cloud Security

There is this impression that premises-based solutions are more secure than cloud-based solutions. While this certainly CAN be true, it is a far cry from being true. The vast majority of organizations…

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Challenge Your Stereotypes

One of the most difficult mindsets to overcome is “stuck in a rut thinking.” That is, being so set in your ways that you cannot think clearly or make quality…

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Mitel a UC Leader

Companies always refer to themselves as leaders especially in press releases. It’s generally a meaningless term unless of course its Gartner calling the company a Leader in the context of…

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Call Recording Rules

Federal law requires notification of call recording to at least one party. That is supposed to keep away unauthorized wiretaps (yeah right). If you are aware of the recording of…

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The Clean Office Debate

For decades there has been a lot of debate over whether offices should be clean or messy. There is certainly no definitive answer on this. I’ve had top employees that…

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California Bolsters BYOD

This week a California appeals court ruled that employers must cover the costs of employee cell phone usage that are related to work. Courts don’t make rules, they interpret them and…

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Every premises-based vendor eventually needs to make a decision on its cloud strategy. Enable others to become UCaaS providers, become a UCaaS provider, or both. 1) Enable Providers: This is the popular and…

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Latest Podcast

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications – UCStrategies Views

In this Industry Buzz podcast, Marty Parker leads a discussion about the recently released Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communication. Marty is joined by UCStrategies Experts Dave Michels, Dr. Joseph Williams, Steve Leaden, Melissa Swartz, Phil Edholm, Don Van Doren, Bill MacKay, Art Rosenberg, J.R. Simmons, and Roberta Fox.

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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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