VoiceCon 2010 roundup: Enterprise Connect, SIP trunking, interoperability and more

With keynotes from top unified communication vendors, and technical sessions on SIP trunking, interoperability, mobility, video conferencing and more, VoiceCon 2010 (now Enterprise Connect) was a hit. Here's our VoiceCon coverage.

By Dan Devine, Associate Editor

Along with keynotes from top unified communication vendors and technical sessions on SIP trunking, interoperability, mobility, video conferencing and more, VoiceCon 2010 featured the announcement of a major change in the 20-year-old trade show's name, from VoiceCon to Enterprise Connect -- a tacit admission of a key shift in its focus.

SearchUnifiedCommunications.com Site Editor Leigha Cardwell and News Editor Shamus McGillicuddy traveled to sunny Orlando to take in the festivities, and they were plenty busy. Check out their coverage of VoiceCon 2010, including news stories and blog entries from throughout the week.


News from VoiceCon 2010

SIP compliance doesn't mean unified communications interoperability -- If VoiceCon 2010 taught unified communications managers one thing, it's that interoperability between vendors still isn't easy.

The real unified communications decision makers -- How do IT decision makers define unified communications, and who are the real UC decision makers within enterprise organizations? Get the answers from some VoiceCon 2010 attendees: "Who cares?" and "You may be surprised."

VoiceCon 2010 case studies demonstrate SIP trunking benefits -- SIP trunking was a hot topic at VoiceCon this year as companies look for ways to reduce the costs and data center footprint of their voice infrastructure.

Microsoft announces Communications Server "14" for UC and telephony -- At VoiceCon 2010 in Orlando, Microsoft unveiled Communications Server "14." Communications Server "14" is a holistic telephony solution and extensible, interoperable unified communications platform.

Look inside the new features of Microsoft's Communications Server "14" -- While there's nothing revolutionary about Microsoft's Communications Server "14," unveiled at VoiceCon 2010 in Orlando, the new unified communications product does have some compelling features.


Blogs from VoiceCon 2010

Siemens-Polycom-Enterasys? Interesting possible merger -- News Editor Shamus McGillicuddy breaks down the technological pros and strategic cons of the reported possible merger of Siemens-Enterasys and enterprise video vendor Polycom.

VoiceCon 2010: Is the market ready for Enterprise Connect? -- The impending change of VoiceCon's name to Enterprise Connect makes it clear that the trade show is now about more than just enterprise voice. But, asks News Editor Shamus McGillicuddy, will the conference be defined by vendors pushing the envelope or by tech pros attending to learn?

VoiceCon 2010: Reorganizing IT for unified communications -- The organizational impact of UC on the enterprise has interested our news editor ever since he learned that network and telecom pros don't always see eye to eye. At VoiceCon 2010, he checked in on how UC managers are trying to bridge the gap.

End of VoiceCon? -- On the 20th anniversary of VoiceCon, the conference's general manager announced that the show will now be named Enterprise Connect. Site Editor Leigha Cardwell shares her take on the name change.

VoiceCon 2010: What I'll be checking out -- Aside from taking in keynotes, meeting with vendors and chatting up attendees, News Editor Shamus McGillicuddy has picked out a handful of sessions at VoiceCon 2010 that he thinks relate to key trends in the industry.

This was first published in April 2010

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