Dave is an independent industry analyst and consultant focusing on IP PBX UC strategies and solutions; particularly around emerging trends such as cloud telephony, endpoints, mobility, and channel strategies. Dave has a background in enterprise IT and networks, and a passion for IP Telephony. He is an active blogger on telecom and related topics at www.TalkingPointz.com.

Dave’s background combines years of IT operational experience at Fortune 500 companies such as Coors and GE as well as mid size organizations in travel and manufacturing. He has strong experience with channel development, from manufacturer, distributor, and dealer perspectives. Some of that experience came from forming a dealership focused on IT and telephony; one of several startups.

Dave holds a Master’s degree in Telecommunications from the University of Colorado. He also completed advanced certifications in Information Systems from Harvard. His undergraduate in business is from Humboldt State University in California. Dave tends to take a critical eye to technology and its role, often resulting with unique perspectives. Ha has taught graduate classes in telecommunications at the University of Colorado.

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Peter Drucker was a management consultant, educator, and author. His writings contributed to the philosophical and practical foundations of modern business. Below are...

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Not long ago, meetings were what happened between spurts of productive work. Today, meetings are increasingly where the work gets done. The e-board is one more tool...

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It started informally. Something I did casually for myself and a handful of regular clients. But now, for about a year, I’ve regularly published a monthly,...

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Will AI Replace the Humans in the Contact Center? The short answer is yes.

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It’s the calendar app — not email, not conferencing, not UC, not room systems, not even...

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Meltdown and Spectre — two massive security flaws revealed publicly this month — allow attackers to access “secure” data by compromising privileged processor memory....

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As a communications professional, I take my conferencing gear seriously. When traveling, it boils down to three options: the handset, the smartphone speaker, and a...

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This week, Cisco Spark™ announced several breakthroughs around security, compliance and analytics. This week's Industry Buzz podcast drills down into...
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In this Industry Buzz podcast, UCStrategies' Dave Michels leads the discussion among the UCStrategies Experts about the news that Mitel has acquired...
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In this Industry Buzz podcast, UCStrategies' Dave Michels leads the discussion among the UCStrategies Experts about the news that Mitel has acquired...
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Mitel has a definitive agreement to acquire ShoreTel, and I’m happy for all involved. We can argue all day if this was expected or inevitable, but the question I pose...

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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts address the recent news and rumors about Amazon, and how they may affect the enterprise. Dave...
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