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    • The Business Benefits of Unified Communications
      The Business Benefits of Unified Communications Christopher Barrow, Unified Communications Solutions Director for Avaya Recorded: Feb 5 2009 2:00 pm UTC 46 mins
    • Christopher Barrow is a Unified Communications Solutions Director for Avaya Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), focusing on the company’s Unified Communications solutions and products.

      Chris works with customers across Europe to show how Avaya’s products fit within the business infrastructure. Prior to this role, Barrow was manager of analyst relations, Avaya EMEA.

      Chris started his career as a customer support engineer for Lucent Technologies, and worked closely on the campaign to ensure all Lucent customers were Year 2000 compliant. After that, he spearheaded the creation of the Avaya executive briefing centre, which has evolved into a showcase for Avaya solutions and is one of the busiest centres for Avaya worldwide.

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    • Unified Communications in the Mobile World: Business Benefits
      Unified Communications in the Mobile World: Business Benefits John Scarborough, SVP Marketing & Product Management, MegaPath; Todd Carothers, EVP Marketing & Products, CounterPath Recorded: Mar 5 2015 6:00 pm UTC 39 mins
    • Every year, businesses are making the decision to adopt a Unified Communications platform. Why? The reason is simple – Unified Communications capabilities save companies time and money, and increases productivity.

      Today’s mobile and resource-challenged workers require more freedom and flexibility in how they communicate with their colleagues, teams, partners and customers. Instant Messaging, Presence, Voice and Video Calling, SMS Texting, and Screen Sharing features enable employees to easily connect with their colleagues, partners and customers. Each of these tools have an associated cost, which can add up quickly per user. By removing the a la carte price tags and contracts and rolling all of the tools into one unified platform, both the business and its employees reap the benefits.

      In this webinar, we will cover the following:

      - Typical per-user spend on Screen Share, Video Conferencing, Presence, and IM tools

      - Why businesses are moving to Unified Communications

      - Features of a Unified Communications system

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    • Unified Content Strategy: How To Make Product Content Work For You
      Unified Content Strategy: How To Make Product Content Work For You Regina Lynn Preciado, Content Strategy Consultant Upcoming: Mar 7 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    • If you want your product content to work for you (rather than the other way around), you need a content strategy. In fact, you probably need a Unified Content Strategy -- a three-pronged approach that empowers you to do just about anything with your product content.

      Join me, Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, for a free, one-hour webinar with content strategy maven, Regina Lynn Preciado. Regina will discuss the need for a flexible, forward-looking content strategy. You'll learn what a Unified Content Strategy is, why it’s important, and five things you can do to start working toward a more strategic approach to product content.


      Regina Lynn Preciado is a content strategy consultant who helps companies transform how they organize, manage, and leverage content. From the dot-com boom of the ‘90s to today’s demand for intelligent, global, mobile-friendly content, Regina has helped dozens of organizations make content work for people (instead of the other way around).

      “I’ve worked with projects of all sizes, from sole proprietors to large international enterprises, and have found that a unified content strategy is scalable for any size organization -- the principles and the purpose remain the same,” – Regina Lynn Preciado

      Regina is a senior consultant with Content Rules, Inc., the only licensed provider of The Rockley Method™ unified content strategy.

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    • The State of Unified Communications & What to Expect in 2017
      The State of Unified Communications & What to Expect in 2017 Katey Ferenzi: Senior Content Manager, Vyopta Recorded: Dec 15 2016 5:00 pm UTC 59 mins
    • Join us as our expert panel from large companies including Vistaprint and SolarWinds candidly discuss the current state and future of Unified Communications (UC). This session will be a lively one as we pose questions and review survey results provided by 450+ UC professionals. You’re welcome to sit back and listen to the banter, or participant live to help add fuel to the discussion

      Here are just a few questions and survey responses we’ll be discussing:

      - How has UC evolved over the past 3-5 years? How has this impacted enterprise companies and UC professionals?
      - What were the biggest industry trends of 2016 that could influence next year?
      - How did video fit into UC in 2016 and what can we expect in 2017?
      - Who is really responsible when things break? AV? Network Engineers? Both?
      - Do network and AV teams struggle to work together to manage video? Why or why not?
      - What are the biggest predictions for 2017?
      - How can professionals, tasked with UC, better cope with their job responsibilities in 2017?


      - Chris Bottger: Cheif Technology Officer, IVCi
      - Patrick Hubbard: Technical Product Marketing Director, SolarWinds
      - Matt Stevenson: Unified Communications and Collaboration Consultant, (formerly Vistaprint and Videonor)
      - Robert Hock: Director of Product Management, Vyopta (formerly SolarWinds)


      We’ll share top-rated blogs, communities, conferences, events and certifications as provided our UC survey participants and expert panelists.

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    • The Failed Promises of Unified Communications
      The Failed Promises of Unified Communications Doug Tolley, VP of Sales, VXSuite Recorded: Nov 18 2014 8:00 pm UTC 34 mins
    • About 15 years ago we were promised that IP-based Unified Communication systems would be simple to deploy (they just ride on the network right?), just as robust as the old copper systems, feature-rich, and less expensive. While the features are amazing, the rest of the promises have not come to pass. IP-based technologies are difficult to deploy, expensive to deploy and maintain, and are not as robust as the PBX systems of the past. Which of all the IP-based technologies are coming closest to fulfilling the promises of UC and should we change the definition of success when it comes to IP phone systems?

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    • Optimizing Unified Communications to Transform Business
      Optimizing Unified Communications to Transform Business Joyce Chutchian, Editor, Network World Recorded: Sep 4 2014 3:05 am UTC 20 mins
    • View this webinar to learn more about the reasons and benefits of using Unified Communications. Network World editor Joyce Chutchian offers an overview of why more organizations across all industries are now using IP-based communications solutions.

      In addition, Big Brothers and Big Sisters explain how ShoreTel has helped them lower costs and improve agency efficiency to help more children by:

      - Reducing office space needs by 46%
      - Reducing adult/child match wait time by 42%
      - Reducing service costs per child by 8%
      - Increasing the average number of interviews by 400%
      - Finally, learn about the advantages of ShoreTel’s unique switch-based architecture, and hear why the ShoreTel UC system offers the lowest total cost of ownership in the industry.

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    • Close intelligence gaps with unified data analytics
      Close intelligence gaps with unified data analytics Fernando Lucini, HPE Big Data Recorded: Jun 28 2016 5:00 pm UTC 36 mins
    • Government agencies all over the world are faced with increasing pressure to make better decisions faster to address rapidly changing operational environments and emerging risks of various nature. While there is an abundance of data for completing the information puzzle, it is a significant challenge to address massive volumes of disparate data from diverse sources such as surveillance cameras, broadcast media, sensors, social media, transactions, etc., and to effectively automate analytics processes to accelerate the delivery of comprehensive and relevant insights that matter.

      Join our webinar to see how HPE IDOL, a unified analytics platform for text and rich media data, can help you break down data silos, monitor real-time data feeds, uncover coveted trends/patterns/relationships, and streamlines workflows. Discover how IDOL powers real-life applications in defense, transportation security and law enforcement.

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    • Lag. Crackle. Pause. Keeping Your Unified Communications in Check.
      Lag. Crackle. Pause. Keeping Your Unified Communications in Check. Jeff Graham, CEO of LayerX & Alex Lamont, Product Manager at Zenoss Recorded: Apr 7 2016 4:00 pm UTC 46 mins
    • Unified Communications enables multiple communications options (instant messaging, email, voice and video conferencing) to share a common network, and provides users with a richly integrated ecosystem where contact and content are seamlessly shared. UC is often the center of an IT infrastructure making it essential to have a unified IT monitoring solution in place to reduce outages and predict overloads.

      When problems arise — instant messaging outages, video or desktop sharing freezes, VOIP calls affected by jitter, etc. — organizations often grind to a halt as IT teams seek to restore capabilities.

      UC Insight with Log Analytics provides end-to-end IT monitoring across not only heterogeneous Unified Communications applications and systems, but infrastructure as well, delivering detailed call path analysis and Quality of Service readouts for all UC devices and tools.

      This webinar will dive into unified and progressive techniques for monitoring, streamlining and enhancing the output of your Unified Communications applications and systems.

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    • Deliver Unified Communications ROI
      Deliver Unified Communications ROI Eric Bauer - Global Product Director UC Recorded: Jun 15 2015 5:20 am UTC 28 mins
    • Unified Communications, when implemented correctly, is one of the best ways to create and drive competitive advantage.

      Most organisations will face the old syndrome of "one foot on land (CPE, PSTN) and the other in the canoe (SIP, cloud, services, WebRTC)."

      Understanding the nature of today’s – and tomorrow’s – unified communications environment to better grasp the challenges in ensuring delivery of excellent availability and user experience.

      During this 30-minute webinar we will share:
      - Today’s Unified Communication Environment
      - Multi-Vendor Management Challenges
      - Managing the Challenges
      - Tech Focus: Prognosis + Avaya IP Office

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    • Unified communications - 5 pitfalls and how to avoid them
      Unified communications - 5 pitfalls and how to avoid them Stuart Sumner & John Leonard, Computing; Judith Hogen, Plantronics UK&I; Clive Longbottom, Quocirca Recorded: Feb 9 2016 2:55 pm UTC 47 mins
    • The goal of unified communications is to break down the barriers between different methods of communication so that people can communicate easily and seamlessly with each other no matter what device or medium they choose. As more businesses appreciate the cost and productivity advantages that implementing a unified communications strategy can bring to their organisation, demand for UC services is forecasted to sky-rocket, with the market predicted to be worth $88 billion worldwide by 2018 according to research firm Infonetics.

      But a UC implementation can be fraught with pitfalls – there was, for example, an Ovum study last year which showed that the UC aspirations of organisations did not match those of their employees and that businesses were putting the success of their investment at risk by not assessing their employees’ requirements.

      This web seminar aims to examine the pressures that businesses face when they implement unified communications services and to uncover the associated problems and pitfalls that businesses may fail properly to address. Such problems may be as straightforward as disappointment with call quality or video conferencing quality because underlying bandwidth issues have not been properly thought through, a lack of training and staff education of the benefits of UC, or that the business fails to anticipate user requirements: while they may be straightforward and avoidable, such problems can be critical to success or otherwise of its UC investment.

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    • Unified Communications as a Service: Market Tips and Trends
      Unified Communications as a Service: Market Tips and Trends Blair Pleasant, Co-Founder, UCStrategies.com; President & Principal Analyst, COMMfusion LLC Recorded: Mar 19 2014 7:00 pm UTC 36 mins
    • Today’s small and midsized businesses (SMBs) are all about efficiency; shaving costs while improving productivity. The cloud has historically been a key stepping stone to reach those goals via technology often reserved for enterprises. With the advent of unified communications as a service (UCaaS), SMB-accessible benefits are spreading even further – to link disparate workers for anytime, anywhere communication and collaboration. Businesses are sitting up and taking notice. But many IT professionals are wondering whether the concept of UCaaS might be too good to be true.

      • How does UC in the cloud differ from its premise-based counterparts?
      • What are the UCaaS benefits, drivers, and trends?
      • What are the current adoption trends and where is UCaaS headed?
      • How to determine if UCaaS is right for you?
      • What questions do you need to ask and what to look for in a solution?

      This expert session will address those questions and more to provide you with a comprehensive view of what UCaaS is, what it means for the future of IT, and how your peers are harnessing it for business benefits.

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    • Virtualizing Cisco Unified Communications to Decrease Costs
      Virtualizing Cisco Unified Communications to Decrease Costs Jason Burns - Solutions & Perf Eng + Paul Updike - Sr.Mgr, Solutions & Perf Eng + Ray Hassan, Solutions & Perf Eng (NUTANIX) Recorded: Dec 15 2015 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    • Join us to learn more about Cisco Unified Communications on the Nutanix Xtreme Computing Platform. See how hyperconverged infrastructure can save time and money in your UC deployment while adding features and flexibility. Leverage web-scale technology to build a scalable infrastructure for UC, taking up a fraction of the space and power required by traditional designs.

      This one hour webinar will provide an overview of Nutanix, and illustrate how our architecture fits into the Cisco UC "Specs- based" server model. Nutanix can eliminate the silos and hardware duplication associated with traditional UC deployments by providing the same revolutionary-converged compute and storage approach that companies such as Google, Amazon, and Facebook use to power the datacenters of the future.

      Webinar Highlights:

       Learn how Nutanix web-scale architecture and hyperconverged infrastructure work.

       See the benefits of a Nutanix-powered Cisco UC deployment.

       Reduce management overhead to spend more time delivering collaboration features and less time configuring infrastructure.

       Protect your critical UC applications with enterprise storage features
      UC applications.

       Scale your UC deployment on demand.

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