John Herbert Network Geek and Blogger Atlanta, GA, US
By day I'm a Cisco-focused network geek; I am a 10-year CCIE #6727 in Routing & Switching (which either makes me cool or outdated – you decide). Outside work I blog at lamejournal.com and have been fortunate enough to attend some amazing Tech Field Day networking events.
By night I'm an amateur musician, father of three, husband of one, photographer of everything and master of nothing. I live in sunny Atlanta, GA and I have been known to attempt running once in a while. I even made it to the finish line of at least two 5k races. Eventually.
While my day job focuses on networking, anything I write on this site is my own opinion and should not be taken to have any relationship to my employer or my employer's opinions.
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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.