It turns out that the SDN model of higher-level controllers driving lower-level infrastructure elements fits nicely with the unified communications model.Post a Comment
Profile of Eric KrapfEditor, No Jitter
Blog Posts: 60
A No Jitter reader survey on Lync/Skype for Business gives rise to some interesting questions on voice strategy.Post a Comment
The new Alcatel Lucent Enterprise may (or may not) get a new name, and promises more investment in growth by the new owner.Post a Comment
The vendor will open-source its H.264 implementation, hoping for consensus and backward-compatibility in WebRTC video.Post a Comment
Avaya-Nortel: The Pushback
Any big combination, whether it's a merger or an acquisition, is tough to pull off--tough, but not impossible.Post a Comment
Halfway Through A Bad Year
Allan Sulkin is out with his mid-year numbers for enterprise communications shipments, and as he previewed in a No Jitter blog a week or so back, the second quarter was a pleasant surprise, as revenues rose from 1Q09. However, the full report shows that we're a longPost a Comment
UC for Free
Enterprise communications is always going to be a complex system--not a mere application or even a mere collection of applications.Post a Comment
Will You Change Vendors?
Vendor relationships, and enterprise buyers' approach to them, are probably more uncertain than they've ever been.Post a Comment
How Big Will Avaya Go?
Could Nortel just be an appetizer for Avaya?Post a Comment
How Secure Are SIP Trunks?
The basic issue seems to be that a SIP trunk is an IP connection, and any IP connection can be sniffed pretty easily.Post a Comment
Another Way To Kill The Desk Phone
How do Cisco and Avaya not surrender the IP phone as a high-margin sale?Post a Comment
UC Market Looks Wide Open
Synergy's market share numbers indicate that, on a global basis, this is still pretty much anybody's ballgame.Post a Comment
Whose Fault Is The IP Phone?
An enterprise manager has to ask whether a straight TDM-for-IP phone replacement is worth the cost.Post a Comment
The Mystery Of SIP Trunking
If SIP trunks can deliver service that's equivalent to PRIs at lower cost, they're a winner. But that's a big "if."Post a Comment
Some Highlights Next Week
The industry really has changed significantly just in the last two months.Post a Comment
Ask Not What IPT Can Do For You...
Cost savings don't happen on ROI worksheets; they have to happen on the ground, within the enterprise.Post a Comment
Future Of The Phone, Again
We're in uncertain times now, and vendors have to try multiple approaches to find the right product mix going forward.Post a Comment
UC Integration, ROI, And Direction
You've got to position yourself to capture the ROI that you say you're going to deliver with UC.Post a Comment
As presence grows in importance, this is a problem that needs fixing.Post a Comment
UC: All About Predictability
I had a chance to chat recently with Henry Dewing of Forrester Research about Forrester's latest UC report, and the conversation quickly turned to ROI.Post a Comment
So What Is The Value Of Video?
As enterprises look for ways to save on travel and to do business internationally in a more effective and cost-efficient manner, video is poised to take off.Post a Comment
The Mobile UC Endpoint
Will the smartphone become your only computer, and if so, what are the implications for the enterprise-in terms of cost and security, among other issues?Post a Comment
Real cost justifications around IP telephony and Unified Communications center around international calling, travel avoidance and the like.Post a Comment
The IBM Desktop
At the opening of this week's Lotusphere, a lot of the talk was about LotusLive, which is IBM Lotus' new offering in the cloud/software-as-a-service (SaaS) market, and Bob Picciano, general manager of IBM Lotus software, talked this solution up as an extranet service -- i.e., one that could connect an enterprise's CPE-based Lotus systems with cloud-based systems used by partners.Post a Comment
The Cisco Desktop
Cisco isn't ceding an inch to Microsoft in the Unified Communications market.Post a Comment
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