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Three Ways Apple Accidently Changed Business Communications

Bloggers and journalists far and wide have been recounting their first experience with the device that would change everything. What is not being talked about as much, however, is the impact that smart devices have had on our daily work lives.
Categories Tags There has been a lot of coverage about the major milestone in personal communications: the tenth anniversary of the first shipments of the original iPhone. Blo… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/three-ways-apple-accidently-changed-business-communications/

Stitching Together Better Enterprise Communications with CPaaS

The rise of communications platforms as a service (CPaaS) offerings is one of the hottest topics in the enterprise communications industry right now. Based on our research, the Frost & Sullivan Connected Work team believes that much of the hype and excite…
Categories Tags The rise of communications platforms as a service (CPaaS) offerings is one of the hottest topics in the enterprise communications industry right now. Based on … http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/stitching-together-better-enterprise-communications-cpaas/

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise and the Rainbow Connection

I have previously written about the post-PBX apocalypse. In its short form, my message to the UC market has been: Differentiate and evolve to survive. After recently spending a few days with the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise (ALE) team, I am very pleased to s…
Categories Tags #ALEConnex Rainbow is NOT - yet another messaging tool - a new WhatsApp - a new cloud UC offer only - competitor to other ALE products — Michael Brandenbu… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/alcatel-lucent-enterprise-and-rainbow-connection/

Two Things this UC Analyst is Thankful For

It’s that time of the year again when we all take a moment to reflect on the things we are thankful for. On a personal level, it is usually good health, friends, family, and at least for me, the smart and cool people I get to work with. As an industry ana…
Categories Tags It’s that time of the year again when we all take a moment to reflect on the things we are thankful for. On a personal level, it is usually good health, friend… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/two-things-uc-analyst-thankful/

Understanding How Users and Lines are Provisioned in Hosted PBX Deployments

While simplicity of pricing structure has been among the key selling points for cloud communications, certain details about how these services are priced are not always clear business buyers and decision makers. One question that I often get is about how …
Categories Tags Understanding How Users and Lines are Provisioned in Hosted PBX Deployments Cloud communications are gaining popularity and businesses are increasingly eval… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/understanding-how-users-and-lines-are-provisioned-hosted-pbx-deployments/

Takeaways from Huawei Global Analyst Summit 2016

Summary of Huawei Global Analyst Summit 2016 - by ICT Industry Principal Alaa Saayed.
Categories Tags Earlier this month, I had the pleasure to attend Huawei’s global analyst summit which was held in the modern metropolis of Shenzhen, in Southeast China. Th… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/takeaways-huawei-global-analyst-summit-2016/

The Age of Reason

As we fast approach 2016, we are all looking into the crystal ball trying to predict the future. I believe 2016 and the next few years will go down in history as the age of reason. It may be just wishful thinking and I may be a few years too early with th…
Categories Tags Gotcha! If you thought this article would have anything to do with Jean-Paul Sartre’s famous novel, you thought wrong.  I recently read Mr. Sartre’ book,  but … http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/age-reason/

UC-enabled Headsets Continue to Grow in the Skype for Business Endpoint Ecosystem

The traction of UC headsets in Microsoft Lync/Skype for Business environments
Categories   For many years, Frost & Sullivan has closely tracked the markets of enterprise endpoints, including TDM phones, IP phones, UC clients, wireless devices, and enter… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/uc-enabled-headsets-continue-grow-skype-business-endpoint-ecosystem/

IP Phones Are Dying – Not Really

IP Phones Status - 2015
Categories Tags As most of you must have heard by now, there has been a continued campaign to kill the IP desktop phones over the years, driven by vendor interest to boost… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/ip-phones-are-dying-not-really/

Circuit by Unify: A Little Less Star Trek, A Lot More to Come

Unify's Project Ansible becomes Circuit, and shows the challenges of truly unifying enterprise communications along the way.
Categories Tags It has been a little over a year since the world got their first look at Project Ansible. Ansible was ultimately the Unify team’s way of going all in. It was m… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/circuit-unify-little-less-star-trek-lot-more-come/

Interactive Intelligence and ShoreTel Boast Impressive Performance in 2013

Both ShoreTel and Interactive Intelligence reported their CY Q4 results this week and both have a lot to brag about, especially compared to some of the larger vendors in the enterprise communications space.
Categories Both ShoreTel and Interactive Intelligence reported their CY Q4 results this week and both have a lot to brag about, especially compared to some of the larger vendors… http://digitaltransformation.frost.com/expert-insights/viewpoints/interactive-intelligence-and-shoretel-boast-impressive-performance-2013/