Going all-in can mean many things, and the fact that Avaya’s Engage event was held in Phoenix rather than Las Vegas suggests that Avaya is not gambling with their future. Coming out of Chapter 11 and then going public again, the company has had its share of nine lives, and it’s fair to say they really need to get it right now – and right now.
Nothing in that title likely makes sense to BCStrategies readers, but now that I have your attention, let me explain. Aside from being an independent analyst, I’m an unconventional analyst, and my perspectives are not drawn exclusively from the usual suspects in the collaboration space. Of course, that cast of characters grows larger as the cloud and AI players get a beachhead on territory dominated by the incumbent telecom vendors.
In this Executive Insights videocast, BCStrategies’ Jim Burton is joined by Poly CEO Joe Burton for more announcements from the new company.
In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts address failed predictions.
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 behind the product. Next month I will talk more about its commercial potential.
Depending on your age, you'll think I'm like, totally being clever with this title, or that I actually talk this way all the time. Well, I don't speak as if every statement was a question, and I only say like or awesome if I really mean it. The Grand Canyon is awesome - showing up for work on time is, well, being on time - not being awesome.
I recently had the opportunity to speak with Farzin Shahidi, the Founder and CEO of NextPlane, about "business-to-business collaboration." This is the term that NextPlane uses to describe what others in the industry often call "federation."
There is no shortage of competitive battles in UC. But there are also looming battles on the periphery. In this case, if you like to watch a good fight, get a good seat for the upcoming Google and Microsoft battle over office productivity suites.
I was an early champion of Google Voice, how early? I was using Grand Central before Google bought them. I felt the concept really had legs. I wrote several posts soon after Google launched Google Voice bullish in nature on how Internet disruption finally came to voice.