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Research, analysis, and thought leadership for enterprise communications.

Peter Drucker on UC

If you are not familiar with Peter Drucker, he was an Austrian-born American management consultant, educator, and author, whose writings contributed to the philosophical and practical foundations of modern business….

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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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Telecom in Your Inbox

3rd World Phone Service in the US

Colin here. I really think that America may have cell service that ranks it as a Third World country. Let’s compare it to a real live Third World country such…

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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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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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Latest Podcast

Connecting the Circuit

UCStrategies Experts were in attendance last week at Unify’s 2014 Global Analyst Summit in Scottsdale. In this Industry Buzz podcast, Dave Michels moderates a discussion about the biggest announcements from the event, the renaming and pending availability of “Circuit,” formerly known as Project Ansible, and the introduction of a New Way to Work (#NW2W14). Experts include Steve Leaden, Phil Edholm, Michael Finneran, Marty Parker, J.R. Simmons, Jon Arnold, Don Van Doren, and Art Rosenberg.

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Latest Interview

ErikLagerway

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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