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February, 2009


February 25, 2009  3:01 PM

Enabling and Evangelyze Forge Partnership



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Enabling Technologies, Evangelyze Communications, Microsoft, partnership, pilot program, SmartChat, SmartSIP, SmartVoIP, strategic alliance, UC, Unified Communications

Enabling Technologies and Evangelyze Communications have announced a comprehensive sales, marketing, and consulting agreement. The partnership...

February 25, 2009  2:32 PM

Cost Savings Drives UC Adoption by SMB’s



Posted by: Tony Bradley
cost savings, ROI, SMB, UC, Unified Communications

ROI is generally at or near the top of the checklist when trying to determine if a given project should be approved. Of course, the project may make workers more efficient, it may improve logistics or increase the speed at which products or services can be delivered to customers, or it may just be...


February 22, 2009  10:04 PM

Defining ROI with UC-B



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Evangelyze Communications, OCS 2007, OCS 2007 R2, Office Communications Server, ROI, SmartChat, SmartSIP, SmartVoIP, Unified Communications

UC-B is apparently a term coined by Blair Pleasant (and others at UCStrategies.com), President and Principal Analyst for COMMfusion Unified Communications. In


February 19, 2009  2:19 AM

Jabra Unveils USB Plug-n-Play Handset for Office Communicator



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Jabra DIAL 520 OC, Office Communications Server, Office Communicator, Polycom CX700, Tanjay

It looks pretty cool. I guess it will all depend on the retail price- which I haven't been able to find yet. Since I can buy an actual


February 17, 2009  3:58 AM

Building a Successful UC Strategy



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Aspect, deployment, Jamie Ryan, planning, UC, Unified Communications

I recently wrote an article about taking a step-by-step, "eat the elephant one bite at a time" approach to unified communications. Unified communications is a hot concept with almost 'Holy...


February 17, 2009  3:23 AM

Microsoft and Cisco Make Nice…Again



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Cisco, IP PBX, Microsoft, OCS 2007, Office Communications Server, PBX, UC, Unified Communications

It is no secret that Microsoft holds a dominant position in the server and desktop OS market as well as the office applications market. However, Microsoft products need networking equipment in order to interconnect and communicate and Cisco has a dominant place in the networking and routing...


February 14, 2009  3:52 AM

OCS 2007 R2 Not Yet a PBX-Killer…Or Is It?



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Evangelyze Communications, Microsoft, Mike Stacy, OCS 2007 R2, Office Communications Server, PBX, SIP trunking, SmartSIP

At least that is the verdict of this SearchVoIP article by Michael Morisy. I do agree that the recent R2 release of Microsoft Office Communications Server is not...


February 6, 2009  2:23 PM

Finding Tools in OCS 2007 R2



Posted by: Tony Bradley
64-bit, admin tools, Evangelyze Communications, Mike Stacy, OCS, OCS 2007 R2, Office Communications Server, Windows Server 2008

Earlier this week Microsoft launched Office Communications Server 2007 R2. OCS 2007 R2 brings a plethora of new features and capabilities to the powerful OCS 2007 unified communications platform, but also...


February 5, 2009  7:13 PM

Nortel Wins $300 Million VoIP Project for Social Security Administration



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Nortel, Social Security Administration, VoIP

Nortel recently filed for bankruptcy protection, but bankruptcy does not mean that the company is going to disappear. On the contrary, if done right bankruptcy should enable to company to shed dead weight, restructure to operate more efficiently, and emerge stronger than they were before filing...


February 4, 2009  4:35 PM

Eye on the Unified Communications Market



Posted by: Tony Bradley
desktop, instant messaging, IP PBX, Microsoft, software-based, UC, Unified Communications, vendors

TechTarget's SearchUnifiedCommunications site has launched a new feature called Eye on the Unified Communications Market. This monthly feature will take an in-depth look at a specific...


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