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February, 2010


February 28, 2010  9:32 AM

Define “Unified Communications”

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

It can be very frustrating for IT managers and C-level executives to continuously see unified communications in the headlines, and apparently driving business communications and strategy, yet nobody seems to know what it even means. How do you adopt and implement such a thing? A

February 28, 2010  9:25 AM

12 Smart Ways to Save Time and Effort with Enterprise VoIP Software – Part 4 of 4

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

Part 1: 12 Smart Ways to Save Time and Effort with Enterprise VoIP Software


February 28, 2010  9:09 AM

What to Do if Your UC Vendor is Acquired

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

There are a number of advantages to embracing new technologies early. By the time competitors catch on and jump on the bandwagon, your organization already has the pieces in place and maturing business practices built around the new tools. Early adoption has some roadbumps as well, though. For...


February 28, 2010  9:01 AM

Why UC ROI Might Be OR (Overrated)

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

Everything about technology projects seems to revolve around ROI--return on investment. The C-level executives want to know how long it will take to recoup the initial investment before giving a project the stamp of approval. Blair Pleasant questioned the logic and practicality of that approach...


February 28, 2010  8:49 AM

Polycom Adopts Unique Strategy to Compete

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

You've heard the phrase "fight fire with fire". Faced with an industry quickly converging to deliver video conferencing solutions--Cisco/Tandberg, Logitech/Lifesize,...


February 28, 2010  8:35 AM

Virtualizing VoIP

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

Two of the hottest technologies over the past few years have been virtualization, and VoIP (three technologies if you throw in unified communications). Companies have been racing to jump on the bandwagon of virtualizing servers to save reduce hardware, power, and cooling expenses, and embracing...


February 28, 2010  8:27 AM

The Case for UC Consultants

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

Why should you need a consultant to deploy unified communications. The core of UC is voice communications and email which you already have--check! You just need to install a softphone / instant messaging client and configure the voicemail to be delivered to the email, and voila! A little duct tape...


February 28, 2010  8:19 AM

Cart Driving the Horse for UC Innovation

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

Unified communications and collaboration is obviously meant for business. No consumer technology would adopt such a complex collection of syllables as its name. Regardless of where the concept for UC, or for UCC began, though, there is evidence that its the consumer market, rather than the...


February 23, 2010  8:36 PM

Unified Communications Meets Social Networking

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

The email client is generally the focal point for unified communications. Emails go there. Voicemails can be trasncribed into emails, or sent as attachments or links in an email. Instant messaging sessions and phone calls can be initiated. And now, with the addition of Google Buzz and Outlook...


February 12, 2010  8:39 AM

12 Smart Ways to Save Time and Effort with Enterprise VoIP Software – Part 3 of 4

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

Part 1: 12 Smart Ways to Save Time and Effort with Enterprise VoIP Software


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