UCStrategies Spotlight – November 17, 2010

Updated: November 17, 2010

A Definition of 'Unified Communications'

By Russell Bennett

There has recently been a lot of debate among the Unified Communications (UC) community on the topic of how to define UC. The contention is that UC vendors define UC as being whatever it is that they are currently selling. UC vendors have moved into the UC space from a range of disparate technologies so, as a consequence, their definitions do not align. I think we can all agree on that. Read the rest of this article on UCStrategies.com.

The Next Big Thing: Asterisk SCF

By Dave Michels

Digium, the custodian of Asterisk, announced this week at its annual Astricon conference a new initiative called the Asterisk Scalable Communications Framework. Asterisk SCF is not a replacement for the company's venerable Asterisk open source telephony product, but rather a companion product intended to take open source communications to the next level. Read the rest of this article on UCStrategies.com.

InterOp NY - UC Doesn't Register on the Mobility Track

By Michael Finneran

InterOp New York just wrapped up and as usual the bulk of my time was spent in the Wireless and Mobility sessions (the exception being a stop at Marty Parker's session on Interoperability in UC). Given its legacy as a data infrastructure show, there was lots of discussion of Wi-Fi, though that conversation has now devolved to arcane issues of architecture that left me with the feeling I had been watching so many angels dancing on the heads of so many pins. Read the rest of this article on UCStrategies.com.

Avaya's web.alive - Another Approach for Unified Communications?

By Jon Arnold

Earlier this month, Avaya held a new type of customer event in Toronto, called Evolutions. They have been looking for better ways to bring customers together, so aside from their global event, they've put together Evolutions, which has a regional focus. The first one was recently held in Mexico to great success, and my understanding is that Canada was the next trial event, and that's what I attended in downtown Toronto. Read the rest of this article on UCStrategies.com.

Featured Research
  • Video Conferencing Best Practices

    Video conferencing is quickly becoming one of the most important communication channels for both small and big businesses. As more businesses turn to this technology, expectations about the experience are also rising. It’s not enough to just offer video conferencing as a communication method. You also need to meet minimum audio and visual standards, and there’s even proper etiquette to consider. more

  • Go Mobile and Increase Employee Productivity

    The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) tech trends now allow people to work whenever, wherever, and however they want—mobility makes it happen. more

  • [Infographic] How to Select a Phone System in 10 Steps

    Choosing the perfect phone system for your business is no small task …. Depending on the size of your company, the industry in which you work, and the specific needs your phone system will be required to meet, any number of solutions could get the job done. more

  • 2017 Business VoIP Cost Guide

    Reducing expenses is one of the main reasons that businesses switch from traditional office phone systems to VoIP technology. But many people rush this decision and end up spending more than they need to. The costs of implementing a new VoIP system can increase quickly, especially if you don’t strategically plan for it ahead of time. more

  • How to Improve Call Quality

    Business success is heavily dependent upon its employees’ ability to communicate. Luckily, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology gives companies a communicative advantage. more