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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My sense is that this should be a good time for UCaaS. It looks like the UCaaS market is about 50% of what we were forecasting back in 2010. What happened?
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Previously I've written about Skype Translator and the general technology framework behind the service. Now let's talk about how all this might apply to unified...
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Last month I blogged about Skype Translator. Since then, I had a chance to visit Microsoft in their Building 99 research facility to learn more about the technology...
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Microsoft released a preview version of Skype translator that works for English and Spanish. What does this mean for UC?
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In this Industry Buzz podcast, Dr. Joseph Williams moderates a conversation with the UCStrategies Experts about the emergence of unified communications in telemedicine, and the challenges and...

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Brent Kelly and Marty Parker wrote an excellent piece in UCStrategies this month that included a look at how to model TCO for Lync deployments. One takeaway I hope you...
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When Microsoft first assigned me to lead one of its Lync partner engineering teams, I had to ramp up quickly on the infrastructure architecture needed to support the...
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This month I had lunch with Bill Haskins, UC senior analyst and partner with Wainhouse Research. We spoke about a great many things, but one particularly interesting...
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Last month's WebRTC Conference in Atlanta shows that there is a lot more intellectual horsepower and investment dollars going into WebRTC than before. The Telco...
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What did not come out of the Lync Conference was a lot of clarity about UCaaS and what Microsoft is expecting of that channel. Disappointing, but not unexpected.
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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts were asked how can/should unified communications VARs/resellers differentiate themselves in order to succeed in a UCC world. The moderator...

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