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May 24, 2017  3:50 PM

Will Microsoft Teams replace Skype for Business?

Luke O'Neill Luke O'Neill Profile: Luke O'Neill
cloud, Collaboration, Messaging, Microsoft, Office 365, Unified Communications

Microsoft's collaboration story is pretty muddled. The unified communications vendor has several applications with overlapping features: Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, Yammer, Office 365 Groups and even Outlook all handle varying degrees of collaboration. Of all these products,

February 28, 2017  12:20 PM

How messaging platforms disrupted the UC market

Luke O'Neill Luke O'Neill Profile: Luke O'Neill
Collaboration, Collaboration tools, Enterprise messaging, Messaging platforms, Slack, Unified Communications

These days, disruption and innovation entwine like a hashtag. As an example, Slack and other messaging platforms have ruffled the unified communications market with a new way of working and collaborating. Several factors have sparked the success of messaging platforms and


February 28, 2017  10:30 AM

Communication APIs mark uncharted waters for UC security

Katherine Finnell Katherine Finnell Profile: Katherine Finnell
APIs, Security, Unified Communications

Unified communications security is venturing into unknown territory with the growing trend of embedding communications into business applications. New security...

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February 3, 2017  2:39 PM

New software and cloud trends support enterprise collaboration evolution

Katherine Finnell Katherine Finnell Profile: Katherine Finnell
cloud, Collaboration, Collaboration software, Digital transformation, Unified Communications

Digital transformation plans are becoming popular; and for some organizations, enterprise collaboration is at the heart of it all. The days of collaborating only in the office with a set number of tools are long gone. Now, collaboration occurs between internal and external users, and employees...


November 9, 2016  3:28 PM

Are team chat apps here to stay?

Katherine Finnell Katherine Finnell Profile: Katherine Finnell
Collaboration, Slack, Unified Communications

Team chat is the latest trend in unified communications as business-based messaging has capitalized on the popularity and ubiquity of consumer-based texting. Team...


October 25, 2016  8:04 AM

The five organizational stages of adopting UCC technology

Katherine Finnell Katherine Finnell Profile: Katherine Finnell
Collaboration, UCC, Unified Communications

End users are embracing collaboration in new ways as they use multiple devices to complete their tasks, but they expect communication to flow seamlessly through all their devices as they work. These employee expectations reinforce the need for organizations to deploy unified communications and...


September 21, 2016  11:13 AM

Digital transformation initiatives reap business value

Katherine Finnell Katherine Finnell Profile: Katherine Finnell
cloud, Digital transformation, Unified Communications

Organizations that want to move on from a legacy communications infrastructure and break down application silos are turning to digital transformation strategies. According to a survey from Nemertes Research, nearly 70% of the 368 IT leaders surveyed have a digital transformation initiative even...


July 5, 2016  8:14 AM

Prioritize UCC tools to support a virtual workforce

Katherine Finnell Katherine Finnell Profile: Katherine Finnell
Collaboration, UC, UCC, Unified Communications

When planning a rollout of new unified communications and collaboration tools, organizations must view their entire workforce as virtual even if it may not necessarily be the case. More than half of knowledge workers...


April 5, 2016  8:59 AM

Skype for Business users struggle to manage voice quality

Katherine Finnell Katherine Finnell Profile: Katherine Finnell
Performance management, QoS, Quality of Service, Unified Communications

Once an organization deploys Skype for Business, the next hurdle is managing


November 24, 2015  11:41 AM

UC is dead, long live UC?

Katherine Finnell Katherine Finnell Profile: Katherine Finnell
Collaboration, Consolidation, Unified Communications

Unified communications will soon reach its "use by" date, and the next evolution of enterprise communications is around the corner, analysts say. But what exactly is coming next? UC has reached...


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