Joseph Williams

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Joseph Williams is an analyst and consultant in the UC industry, with specialties in the channel and in the cloud (UCaaS). A former Business School dean, Joseph recently was the Managing Director for SaaS in Microsoft's Hosting Service Providers channel partner organization and he had run the Hosted Lync channel business. Prior to that he was a Senior Director in Microsoft's Lync product group’s Partner Engineering team and was responsible for integration engineering of Microsoft’s O365 cloud with service providers as well as for the development and delivery of all Lync Hosted and cloud solutions. 

Other roles within Microsoft included being the Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft’s $20 billion enterprise sales organization, being the CTO for Microsoft’s Global Accounts organization, and running a Microsoft Consulting Services team of solution architects. Dr. Williams also worked at Sun Microsystems, JD Edwards, and was a co-founder and CTO of COSS Technology Group. In a distant past Dr. Williams was a professor in the College of Business at Colorado State University teaching and doing research on how enterprises use technology for strategic business advantage.

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I worry that UC has retreated into BCG’s “cash cow” quadrant in terms of UC’s growth share matrix, which suggests we aren’t going to see much more direct investment in...
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Marty Parker
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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, Nicolas De Kouchkovsky, Evan Kirstel, Dr. Joseph...

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Blair Pleasant
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The announcement of Cisco's acquisition of BroadSoft is the topic of this week's Industry Buzz podcast. Blair Pleasant moderates the conversation which includes BCStrategies Experts Jon Arnold, ...
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Blair Pleasant
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In this Industry Buzz podcast, Blair Pleasant moderates a conversation with the Experts about the recent BC Summit. Experts on the call include Dave Stein, Phil Edholm, Jon Arnold, Nicolas De...

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Blair Pleasant
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In this Industry Buzz podcast,  the UCStrategies Experts discuss Avaya's recent announcement as it moves forward to emerge from Chapter 11....

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Dave Michels
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The UCStrategies experts discuss teleworking, where it does and doesn't fit, and why some companies are changing their policies for at-home workers. UCStrategies' ...

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Blair Pleasant
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The topic of this Industry Buzz podcast is Mitel, in the wake of the company's Mitel Elite Experience event held last week in San Antonio. UCStrategies' ...

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Dave Michels
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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts discuss "movers and shakers" in the UC industry. Definition: companies, initiatives, and happenings in the industry that may or may not be...

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Blair Pleasant
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In this Industry Buzz podcast, Blair Pleasant of UCStrategies leads a...

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Joseph Williams
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UC products in the era of IP telephony have been around for more than a decade. The exciting promise of integrating the key tools for collaboration to increase overall...
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Joseph Williams
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The impact of artificial intelligence on contact center operations will be significant. Chatbots are the first step, but automated bots that naturally interact with...
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Amazon Web Services announced the release of its fully managed communications service that it branded as Amazon Chime. About a year ago CaféX announced its Chime product...
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