Cisco Spark Board: Excellent Packaging, No Wires, A Few Strings

The Cisco Spark Launch event in San Francisco and online on January 24 was a top-notch production. The day-long event went from the always-excellent stagecraft of Rowan Trollope to the great hands-on demonstrations spaces to the small group sessions with Cisco's Spark leaders on both technical and business topics. Thanks, Cisco, for the invitation. It was a pleasure and a privilege to be there.

Avaya Chapter 11 - Issues and Impact on the Telecom Sector and Avaya Customers

Introduction by FOX GROUP Chairman and Chief Innovation Officer, Roberta J. Fox

As experienced technology analysts and consultants we spend a great deal of time tracking and analyzing a broad range of telecom, network and IT players. We also work with many end user government and enterprise organizations in a broad range of industry sectors. This enables us to look at things from both the industry and customer side of things.

Connecting Geographies for a Global Business Presence in 2017

Companies headquartered in the United States and abroad are identifying regions beyond their borders as the greatest potential growth areas for their businesses. According to the latest Wells Fargo International Business Indicator, a majority of U.S. companies expect an increase in non-U.S. revenue over the next 12 months as they continue to pursue business opportunities in international markets. The report also notes the ongoing value in doing business globally, with 47 percent of U.S.

Vidyo Announces CPaaS 2.0 Cloud Embedded Video

Today Vidyo announced a new cloud delivery solution for embedded video, Vidyo.io. The solution is based on all the core capabilities of the routed Vidyo core for delivering high quality video over the inconsistent networking in the internet. Vidyo based the new solution on the work the company has been doing in enabling premise-based embedded video solutions extended to a Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) delivery model.

Aryaka Secures $45 Million in Series D Funding from Third Point Ventures and Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners

First investment from a major telecommunications company into global SD-WAN technology

Aryaka announced that it has completed a $45 million Series D round of financing. The investment, led by Third Point Ventures, adding new investor Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners (DTCP), and with participation from existing investors, represents a powerful validation of Aryaka's global SD-WAN platform and marks the first investment in global SD-WAN technology by a major telecommunications company. The new funding round will help Aryaka aggressively expand its global reach.

What Is Collaboration? Forrester Wave Report Offers Answers

In 2017, we are very likely to hear many, many claims for leadership in "collaboration." However, as is often the case, the leadership claims will be based on definitions of collaboration that are shaped to match a vendor's product offerings, rather than on the actual needs of the users and of the enterprises who employ the users to deliver the enterprise's products and services.

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts react to the news that Avaya filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Avaya Bankruptcy - A New Dawn or the Beginning of the End

This morning, January 19th, the day before the presidential inauguration, Avaya filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. What happens now and how the company moves forward are key concerns for Avaya customers, employees, and the market in general. Having been through a somewhat similar event with Nortel in 2009, there are a few things that we probably can predict as well as some key questions.