In this podcast, the UCStrategies Expert team discusses the Unified Communications Interoperability Forum (UCIF).

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In this podcast, the UCStrategies Expert team discusses Microsoft, and the company's effect on the unified communications industry, and in particul

Summing up the UC Summit

At the UCStrategies UC Summit held recently in beautiful La Jolla, CA, resellers and system integrators (now known as "Solution Integrators"), end-user consultants, and a handful of vendors had a chance to learn from each other about how to succeed in Unified Communications. I had a chance to be on the locknote panel to discuss what I thought were the highlights of the conference. Here are my key takeaways, in no particular order:

Genesys and ALU Enterprise Come Together

Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a Beatles fan(atic), so of course I had to use the Come Together line to describe the newly-transformed Genesys and Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) Enterprise Group. At the beautiful Rosewood Sand Hill Resort in Menlo Park, CA, a group of analysts got to hear from Genesys/Alcatel-Lucent about the transformation taking place in the organization, and how these groups have come together. (And I'd be remiss if I didn't thank and give kudos to Rob Hilsen, David Radoff, and Joe Heinen for putting on one of the better analyst events).

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