Cisco WebexOne – Innovation on Display

Cisco WebexOne event

Cisco held its WebexOne customer event in Anaheim, CA, and also provided analysts with a day and a half of deep dives to some of the announcements, in addition to Q&A time with the Cisco execs. During WebexOne, the company made a number of announcements that demonstrate its commitment to the overall communications and collaboration space – and of course, AI innovations.

Jeetu Patel, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Security and Collaboration, kicked off the event and set the stage by discussing three key customer challenges:

During September, BCStrategies' Jon Arnold and Chris Pine both attended industry events in New York City, so they have lots to talk about in this p

In this Industry Buzz podcast hosted by Jim Burton, the BCStrategies Experts discuss 2019.

Introducing the New Vonage

Vonage new branding

At Vonage’s analyst conference in San Francisco last month, a group of analysts got to preview the newly branded Vonage which was introduced at the company’s inaugural user and developer conference, Vonage Campus. All of the brands are now simply Vonage – say goodbye to Nexmo and NewVoiceMedia, or separate business and consumer brands. As part of the rebranding, Vonage introduced a nice new logo and beautiful gradient color scheme and design for its website, dashboards, and more.


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Who Should Have Bought ShoreTel?

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 here is why weren’t there other bidders?

A quick look at the numbers shows an all cash deal of $530 million. That’s a lot of dough, but Mitel expects to realize $60 million in cost synergies within two years (mostly within one). That lowers to price down to $470 million. What’s Mitel get for that?