There has been much discussion of late regarding a possible downside to the Google Android operating system for mobile devices. The concerns are that the planned open applications environment will either fragment into a balkanized collection of insignificant entities or that the carriers will each develop their own unique implementations of Android and use them to promote for their own networks. In either case, the result would be that Android does not deliver the type of open mobile environment Google had promised with the Open Handset Alliance. Read the rest of this article on UCStrategies.com.
By Jon Arnold
Last week saw the launch of yet another UC offering, and with that, the underlying value proposition continues to shift. This one caught my eye for a few reasons, and I'll touch on those here. Let's start with the name - my consulting focus is mostly about marketing and strategy, so this plays to what's closest to home for me.
The company is called eZuce - and if you're not sure how to pronounce it - or even spell it - you're not alone. Without even knowing what they do, the company has your attention already - nothing wrong with that. Read the rest of this article on UCStrategies.com.
My partner, Marty Parker, provided an overview of the successful methodology our firm, UniComm Consulting, has been using to find opportunities for unified communications and to plan self-funding deployments. Here are some additional suggestions for planning your migration to UC-based communications. Read the rest of this article on UCStrategies.com.
By Dave Michels
A recurring theme I keep finding between manufacturers and their channel partners is mutual frustration. The dealers are being squeezed by a poor economy, Internet competition, and a changing business model, and they are looking to their vendor partners for air support. The vendors are not seeing the channel partners invest in the tools and skills needed for broader unified communication offerings. Both sides blame the other and are questioning their partnerships. Read the rest of this article on UCStrategies.com.
By Marty Parker
The seventh annual Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications (UCMQ) was published on July 28, 2010, continuing this exciting story of disruptive evolution (almost a revolution) in the communications industry. Read the rest of this article on UCStrategies.com.
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
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
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