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March 16, 2009  6:07 PM

Microsoft OCS 2010 Will Eliminate PBX

Posted by: Tony Bradley
OCS, OCS 2007, ocs 2010, Office Communications Server, PBX, UC, Unified Communications, VoIP

If you have been following unified communications and the evolution of Microsoft's Office Communications Server, it is probably not a surprise to you to learn that Microsoft intends for the next major release of Office Communications Server to entirely eliminate the need for an enterprise to have a...

March 15, 2009  6:03 PM

The Culture of Unified Communications

Posted by: Tony Bradley
business process, end-user training, UC, Unified Communications, unified communications culture

Unified communications is more than the sum of the technology components that make it up. Unified communication is about shifting the focus and being able to implement or develop innovative communications techniques that support and enhance business processes. Unified communications is about...

March 15, 2009  2:25 PM

Want Stimulus? Get Unified Communications

Posted by: Tony Bradley
cost savings, economy, stimulus package, travel, UC, Unified Communications, Video conferencing

Pssst. Over here. Keep this just between us, ok? The global economy is trashed. Shhhh. If you haven't heard, the United States and the rest of the world are in a recession bordering on depression. In the United States unemployment is the highest its been in decades. The stock market is the...

March 15, 2009  1:05 PM

Reality Check: Can You Have UC Without VoIP?

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Elaine Hom, podcast, Reality Check, SearchUnifiedCommunications, UC, Unified Communications, VoIP

Unified communications is a hot concept that seems to be growing despite the economic woes being experienced around the globe. Even with UC being everywhere you look though, there is still confusion by some organizations exploring the idea about what UC even is. Voice is obviously a huge...

March 12, 2009  4:57 AM

Making a Case for VoIP

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Evangelyze Communications, Microsoft, SmartChat, SmartSIP, SmartVoIP, UC, Unified Communications, VoIP

As a consumer I have used VoIP for almost 5 years. I have been with Vonage in three different houses in two different states separated by 1300 plus miles. While I didn't take advantage of it when moving from Michigan to Texas (seemed like people might get confused by a '248' area code in Houston),...

March 7, 2009  4:13 PM

UC Myths and Realities

Posted by: Tony Bradley
misconceptions, myths, realities, UC, Unified Communications

Unified communications is a hot technology. In this abysmal economy unified communications is one area that seems to be defying the downward trend and continues to grow. Even enterprises with limited and declining budgets can see the upside value in investing in unified communications and its...

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 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...

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