Marty is focused on helping enterprises improve their business results through Unified Communications. To achieve this goal, Marty recently co-founded UniComm Consulting, the industry's premier Unified Communications consulting firm.

UniComm Consulting has a suite of proven methods for identifying and capitalizing on areas of high ROI business process optimization through UC, including strategic analysis, UC planning workshops, design assistance, and support for acquisition and deployment of UC solutions. 

To assist customers in buying the right UC solutions and technology, Marty has now created a complete set of UC RFP Tools that are available through UCStrategies.com. 

Marty is well-known as a UC Panel moderator at VoiceCon Orlando and San Francisco and has published articles, white papers, and blogs on the top Unified Communications Applications, Unified Communications ROI, and trends in Unified Communications pricing. 

Prior to 2005, Marty has been a leader in Voice Messaging, Unified Messaging and Unified Communication solutions. In 2001-2003, Marty headed the creation and launch of the award-winning Avaya Unified Communication Center, the first to market with fully integrated speech, web and wireless access to calling, conferencing, voice mail, e-mail, calendar, contacts and tasks.

His range of experience includes sales, marketing and industry strategic planning for IBM; marketing and GM roles in a leading communications VAR; and founder and CEO roles at two venture-funded startups in voice mail and unified messaging. He received his BS degree from the Haas Business School of the University of California, Berkeley and is a past president of the Cal Business Alumni.

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The topic of this Industry Buzz podcast is the forecast for 2018 in the business communications space. Participants include Experts Jim Burton,...
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In this Industry Buzz podcast, UCStrategies' Marty Par ker moderates a conversation about the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications...
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We all know the modern workplace is changing: more open plan offices, more collaborative team spaces, more online and mobile communications. Audio experience is...

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Gartner published the 2017 UCaaS MQ on September 6, 2017. The themes and trends are very similar to the 2016 UCaaS MQ. However, the 2017 UCaaS MQ seems to concentrate...

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In this Industry Buzz podcast the UCStrategies Experts discuss the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications 2017. Led by Marty Parker , the...
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The 14th annual Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications (UCMQ) was published on July 19, 2017. The essence of this 2017 UCMQ is that Microsoft and Cisco...

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This year, 11 BCStrategies Experts will be presenters or panelists for 25 of the Enterprise Connect 2017 sessions. ...

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In this Industry Buzz podcast, UCStrategies' Marty Parker moderates a discussion about the notable and impactful from 2016. Among the topics covered...
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Over the next six weeks and leading up to a presentation at the BC Summit in early November, UniComm Consulting will publish a series of nine articles on UCStrategies...

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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts review the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for UC. The conversation is led by moderator Marty...
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UCStrategies' Marty Parker was not able to attend Enterprise Connect this year, so he interviewed the UCStrategies Experts to find out what he missed...
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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts review the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service, Worldwide. Marty...
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PBX-based and desk phone-based voice telephony is fading out - being replaced by voice functions that are part of software-based applications running on computers and...

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In this Industry Buzz podcast, Marty Parker moderates a discussion about the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications (2015). UCStrategies...
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In this Industry Buzz podcast, Marty Parker leads a discussion with the UCStrategies Experts about Microsoft . Joining the call today are Phil Edholm...
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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts discuss Avaya in the wake of their recent analyst consultant conference held in conjunction...
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Avaya, the IP PBX product and services company, acquired Esna, a successful innovator of integration of Unified Communications with "business applications." So, what'...

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Many organizations that subscribe to Office 365 want Lync Enterprise Voice functionality, in addition to user-to-user voice and video, in order to enable calling to...

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In this Industry Buzz podcast, UCStrategies' Marty Parker moderates a discussion about 2015. The question posed: what is going to happen in the...
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Several UCStrategies Experts attended the recent Cisco Collaboration Summit in Los Angeles. We decided it would be great to do a podcast recapping...
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Cloud is the hot topic, for sure. Only a small percentage of the enterprises are using UCaaS in the cloud from a UCaaS service provider, but everybody is talking...

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In this Industry Buzz podcast, Marty Parker leads a discussion about the recently released Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communication. Marty is...
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Dimension Data believes that organizations have three major challenges with designing and managing UCC environments. Dimension Data's Managed Services for UCC (MSUCC...

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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts discuss ways unified communications is used by both public and private sector enterprises to...
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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts discuss spending shifts in the enterprise communications marketplace. Marty Parker is the...
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For centuries, commerce happened on "Main Street," where the foot traffic and horse traffic passed the retail vendors' stalls, shops or storefronts. Then new forms of...

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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts preview Enterprise Connect 2014. Marty Parker moderates the discussion, and is joined by...
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Again this year, our UC Strategies team will be leading the conversation on Unified Communications at Enterprise Connect 2014. From Monday, March 17 through Thursday...

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The UCStrategies Experts look ahead to 2014 in this Industry Buzz podcast, with trends and predictions. Marty Parker is the moderator, and is joined...
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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts discuss the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Corporate Telephony. Marty Parker moderates the...
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The UCStrategies Experts welcome Scott Wharton, CEO of Vidtel, to this Industry Buzz podcast to discuss the state of conferencing and video...
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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts hear from HP about the company's new UC Reference Architectures. Alan MacLeod, HP's director...
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The UCStrategies Experts review the Gartner Magic Quadrant for UC (2013), in this Industry Buzz podcast moderated by Marty Parker . The conversation...
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Last week it was a privilege to be invited to the Avaya Analyst Summit concurrent with the annual meeting of the...

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Joining the UCStrategies Experts in a discussion of conferencing is David Frankel, CEO of ZipDX . Marty Parker moderates the podcast which includes...
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This growth market for video introduces a major challenge - a confusing diversity of user experiences. It seems to me that all of us in the UC&C industry should...

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The era of a standalone voice communications system is over. It happened at about 9:33 AM Eastern time on March 19, 2013. In the opening General Session Fred Knight,...

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IBM has always been known for their strategic thinking and for employing that thinking in their business initiatives. We are watching another example of that right...

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This week, thousands of IT professionals from around the globe convened here in Orlando, Florida, at IBM Connect 2013 to share and learn, both from each other and...

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Since 2006 the UCStrategies team has been the initiating team and the leading contributor to the Unified Communications (UC) sessions at Enterprise Connect and this...

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This week, AudioCodes made a significant move to streamline and simplify acquisition and deployment of Microsoft Lync when they announced AudioCodes One Voice for...

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UCStrategies' Marty Parker and Russell Bennett presented a session entitled "UC Interoperability" at Interop New York earlier this month. In this...
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In discussing messaging communications, Gartner notes that email "has become an indispensable business tool" (page 2). Despite that importance, only two of the 14...

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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies UC Experts discuss Gartner's new Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications. The podcast is moderated...
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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the discussion focusses on market reports - in particular the reports produced by UCStrategies Experts. Marty Parker...
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In a world where most communications first moved to PC-based and mobile e-mail and have now moved on to texting and instant messaging with presence and peer-to-peer...

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Isn't it time for some innovation in communication system maintenance? Don't you think that UC solutions might actually bring some new options for maintenance and...

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Marty Parker moderates this UCStrategies Industry Buzz podcast, the topic of which is the announcement of the Microsoft Surface tablet. The podcast...
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The UCStrategies Experts discuss the upcoming UC Summit 2012 , presented by UCStrategies. The annual event brings together unified communications...
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It's been interesting to watch the term "cloud" evolve from the usual "bubble" on a whiteboard representing the public switched telephone network (PSTN) to the...

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Finally, the marketing departments are going off the rails. Almost everybody is saying their Unified Communications and Collaboration products are "people-centric" as...

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Enterprise Connect 2012 is March 26-29 in Orlando. The UCStrategies team has 10 UCStrategies Experts presenting or moderating 25 different sessions...
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Google may be less than a year away from marketing eyeglasses, or spectacles, which will let the wearer see dynamic information without looking at a screen -...

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The UCStrategies Experts look ahead to 2012 in this Industry Buzz podcast. Marty Parker moderates the conversation, and is joined by Dave Michels,...
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Generally, the lessons of Moneyball are worth considering in any situation.

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The topic of this week's Industry Buzz podcast is the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Corporate Telephony. The discussion is moderated by Marty Parker,...
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The UCStrategies team examines Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications for 2011. The discussion is moderated by Marty Parker , and the UC...
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In this Industy Buzz podcast, moderator Marty Parker leads the UCStrategies experts in a conversation about where to invest in UC the rest of this...
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In this Industry Buzz Podcast hosted by UCStrategies' Marty Parker , the UCStrategies experts discuss UC clients. The UC Expert panel includes Dave...
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In this Industry Buzz podcast hosted by Marty Parker , the unified communications experts of UCStrategies discuss Microsoft's announcement regarding...
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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts discuss interoperation and interoperability in unified communications. This was the topic at...
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Video of "Choosing a Vendor and Implementing Unified Communications" now available.

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As unified communications moves past "definitional arguments" to actual adoption and implementation, in this podcast the UCStrategies Expert team...
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NEC believes that real value can be created by enabling businesses "to fully integrate employee roles with automated business processes, resulting in a unified...

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