A lifelong technophile, Jason Lackey runs Social, Digital and Corporate Marketing at Pluribus Networks. A fan of networks and computers since the days of the original Adventure (xyzzy - Nothing Happens, maze of twisty passages etc.), Lackey has worked at a variety of tech companies including Cisco, Riverstone Networks, Extreme Networks and InnoPath Software. With a fondness for fast motorcycles, social media, powerlifting and cats, he lives in San Jose and speaks Japanese at home. Yes, the cats speak Japanese as well.
Jeremy Schulman, founder of Schprockits, a network automation startup operating in stealth mode, joins us to explore whether networking professionals all need to learn programming in order to remain employed.
2014 State of Unified CommunicationsIf you thought consumerization killed UC, think again: 70% of our 488 respondents have or plan to put systems in place. Of those, 34% will roll UC out to 76% or more of their user base. And there’s some good news for UCaaS providers.
6 UC Trends to WatchInformationWeek’s 2014 Unified Communications Survey shows a revitalized market; 77% of 488 respondents have deployed UC or plan to within 24 months. Among those deploying or with plans, internal IT owns this tech: 40% will keep UC completely on premises vs. 3% going all cloud. For hybrid setups, 24% are primarily on premises vs. 17% mostly cloud.