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Reality Check podcasts

Our Reality Check podcast series delivers an honest look at unified communications technology without hype or buzz.

Our Reality Check series provides an in-depth, no-nonsense look at important technology related to unified communications (UC). Every month, we bring you a new podcast on a different technology, whether it be on IP PBXs or SIP trunking. Our podcasts avoid the hype of the technology and the latest buzz -- rather, we give you a reality check on the technology and provide an honest opinion from one of our many UC experts. Have an idea for a future Reality Check? Email us at editor@searchunifiedcommunications.com.

Click on the links below to download these podcasts to your PC or mp3 player, or play them directly from our site.

Reality Check: Can you have UC without VoIP/IP PBX?
UC expert Tony Bradley discusses the definition of UC and whether or not VoIP/IP PBX is required. He examines the recent release of Microsoft's Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and the effect it will have on the PBX. Tony also discusses best practices for UC implementation from the company's standpoint, such as why he prefers a phased process to deployment of the entire UC system at once.

Listen on your PC or download to your favorite mobile device.
Download "Can you have UC without VoIP/IP PBX?" here.


Reality Check: Should you invest in IP PBX now, later, or not at all?
UC expert Tony Bradley discusses the investment an IP PBX can require, as well as the future of PBXs. Tony compares different vendors' future plans for VoIP and how those plans are linked with IP PBXs and to an overall UC strategy. He also discusses best practices for an IP PBX deployment.

Listen on your PC or download to your favorite mobile device.
Download "Should you invest in IP PBX now, later, or not at all?" here.


Reality Check: Five things you should know about SIP
Telecom analyst and expert Jon Arnold discusses the five things you should know about SIP. Learn about SIP trunking, presence, mobile SIP and more.

Listen on your PC or download to your favorite mobile device.
Download "Five things you should know about SIP" here.


Reality Check: Top Twitter tips and the best Twitter tools
SearchCompliance.com editor and frequent Twitter user Alex Howard offers Twitter tips and information on the latest and greatest Twitter tools.

Listen on your PC or download to your favorite mobile device.
Download "Top Twitter tips and the best Twitter tools" here.


Reality Check: Enterprise IM security and social networking security
UC expert Tony Bradley discusses major enterprise IM security issues and common social networking security problems, as well as offering some advice on how to keep security breaches to a minimum.

Listen on your PC or download to your favorite mobile device.
Download "Enterprise IM security and social networking security" here.


Reality Check: What the Avaya-Nortel news means for voice customers
News writer Michael Morisy discusses the Avaya-Nortel deal and what it might mean for voice customers and their purchasing cycles.

Listen on your PC or download to your favorite mobile device.
Download "What the Avaya-Nortel news means for voice customers" here.

This was last published in August 2009

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