The 2014 unified communications (UC) market is less about new products and more about giving users the UC feature interoperability they've asked for. Work-life balance is becoming a non-issue as consumer and enterprise UC tools and platforms intermingle, for better or worse. The UC market is setting aside its traditional focus on hardware and responding to user needs with mobile applications and software-based solutions that can be deployed on flexible endpoints like tablets and smartphones.
From the ground at Enterprise Connect 2014, we explore what's on the minds of enterprise UC users, IT pros, vendors and analysts. We'll bring you the UC trends and technologies that are the talk of the show, from the leading edge to the tried-and-true.
Trends from Enterprise Connect 2014
Our editors explore trends in the unified communication and collaboration industry at Enterprise Connect.
SecureLogix CTO Mark Collier discusses at Enterprise Connect the UC network security issues enterprises are facing. Continue Reading
Enterprise users and consultants share their hosted VoIP and cloud UC deployment stories at Enterprise Connect. Continue Reading
The Enterprise Connect 2014 UC conference is showcasing many of the same technologies, but with the advancements enterprises are looking for. Continue Reading
At Enterprise Connect, attendees and speakers argued about whether to give Millennial employees the tools they want. Continue Reading
ORLANDO – With the use of mobile devices and BYOD growing in the enterprise, will desk phones go the way of the rotary phone, or can they be reinvented for the future? Continue Reading
Imagine using your headset not just for calls, but to adjust the temperature of your conference room or pull up documents you need for your meeting. With the advancement of next-generation wearable technology, those capabilities may not be so far off. Continue Reading
News from Enterprise Connect 2014
News from the Enterprise Connect conference
Vendors at Enterprise Connect debated UC federation and Microsoft declared Session Initiation Protocol to be dead. Continue Reading
The IT director of Carlo's Bakery, or TLC's 'Cake Boss,' describes the company's deployment of Avaya video conferencing and IP Office integration. Continue Reading
The Cisco video-conferencing portfolio has been renewed, offering new systems for small rooms and making video easier to deploy for all organizations. Continue Reading
ORLANDO — ShoreTel announced today at Enterprise Connect 2014 that it is now shipping its 400 series IP phones for ShoreTel Sky, a series of three new deskphone options for cloud customers. Continue Reading
Companies share their experiences with integrating the WebRTC standard into their technology and workflows at Enterprise Connect 2014. Continue Reading
At Enterprise Connect 2014, a panel discussed how the combination of social and UC can help remove enterprise fears around 'social' tools. Continue Reading
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Leo Minervini, IT director for Carlo's Bakery of TLC's Cake Boss, discusses the bakery's plans for deploying video conferencing.
Unified communications industry expert Irwin Lazar explains what the announcements and demos at Enterprise Connect mean for the UC industry.
This year's Enterprise Connect conference featured innovations that allow enterprises to increase productivity and better connect with customers.