Hello, greetings, and welcome to Conversational Unified
Communications. I’m Brien Posey. For those of you who don’t
know me, I am a long time Conversational Geek author, and
17-time Microsoft MVP. My professional background is in both
IT and in commercial astronautics. It’s an odd combination for
sure. I sometimes find myself setting up virtual machines on
one day, and being strapped into a space capsule the next day
(seriously). Thankfully, Peter, Nick, and the rest of the folks at
Conversational Geek have embraced my unorthodox (dare I say
eccentric) career choices and have allowed me to author books
on subjects ranging from the cloud computing to real life
rocket science. I would like to personally invite you to go to
ConversationalGeek.com and check out some of these other
In this book, I want to talk about unified communications.
Those of you who follow my work may recall that back in 2009 I
wrote another book about unified communications called Brien
Posey’s Guide to Pract
Today, business is conducted in a fast-paced, on-demand, globally dispersed environment. Maintaining a competitive edge requires cohesive real-time collaboration. Mobile workers, partners, vendors, suppliers, and even customers expect to be able to work together seamlessly, both inside and outside the firewall. But delivering tools for high-quality collaboration is often challenging, due to the need for businesses of all sizes to support a wide range of personal and business devices. Mixing disparate devices with complex conferencing solutions often lead to frustrated employees, while businesses face a labor-intensive, costly endeavor without a high ROI. In addition, collaboration is evolving with businesses creating small "huddle" spaces and open workspaces that increase the demand for ubiquitous, effective conferencing.
The Intel Unite ' solution is a fast, simple, cost-efficient way to deliver a more secure, manageable, high-quality collaboration experience. Whether you select the
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Sep 03, 2019
This white paper will examine the security issues introduced by
more data over faster networks, how an architectural approach can
solve those challenges and introduces the GigaSECURE® Security
Delivery Platform, the leading next-generation network packet
broker purpose-built for security tools to work more efficiently
across physical, virtual and cloud environments. In fact, IHS Markit1
has named Gigamon the market leader and the best-known vendor
in the space with #1 market share in multiple industries – 36%
overall and 59% in the government sector.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Sep 03, 2019
Banking institutions worldwide are
expanding their digital capabilities to
meet evolving customer expectations
and keep pace with new digital
banking trends. As financial services
firms increasingly embrace a multicloud strategy to achieve greater
agility and cost savings, pervasive
visibility across data centres and
cloud environments is paramount
to meet evolving security and
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Sep 04, 2019
In this hands-on guide, our AWS Amazing Minds share advice on how to navigate and optimise your cloud journey on AWS, tackling the 9 most common questions around upskilling on AWS, automation, DevSecOps, customised cloud and more.
Our customers were the catalyst for creating the Amazing Minds series. Independent research combined with insights from our day-to-day business interactions, told us unequivocally that they wanted to be part of the journey. We also know that a secure and high-performing cloud journey is at its best when it’s a shared experience.
Download the guide to see how you can achieve how performance outcomes on AWS, and save time and money whilst doing so.
Published By: VeriShip
Published Date: Sep 16, 2019
It happens every year – the General Rate Increase. As carriers increase their shipping rates to keep pace with the economy, shippers try to adjust and factor the annual increase into their business model. But there’s more to GRI than meets the eye. The GRI is just one of many variables in your shipping costs, and misjudging the GRI and other cost increases that might come along with it can be catastrophic to your bottom line if they are not managed properly. With smart planning, however, you can control these costs and protect your profits.
Published By: Tricentis
Published Date: Aug 19, 2019
Think back just 5 years ago. In 2014…
• The seminal DevOps book—Gene Kim’s The Phoenix Project—was one year old
• Gartner predicted that 25% of Global 2000 enterprises would adopt DevOps to some extent by 20161
• "Continuous Testing” just started appearing in industry publications and conferences2
• Many of today’s popular test frameworks were brand new—or not yet released
• The term “microservices” was just entering our lexicon
• QC/UFT and ALM were still sold by HP (not even HPE yet)
• Only 30% of enterprise software testing was performed fully “in house”3
• There was no GDPR restricting the use of production data for software testing
• Packaged apps were typically updated on an annual or semi-annual basis and modern platforms like
SAP S/4HANA and Salesforce Lightning hadn’t even been announced
Times have changed—a lot. If the way that you’re testing hasn’t already transformed dramatically, it will soon.
And the pace and scope of disruption will continue to escalate throughout the fo
Virtualization is the standard in enterprise IT environments for consolidating servers, enhancing businstrators that reduces their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and helps speed the application development process. However, as improvements have been made with server technology, storage technoless continuity, and improving business agility. VMware provides an architecture for server adminiogy has become the bottleneck. Legacy storage solutions can’t keep pace with thousands of virtual machines demanding maximum IOPS along with high bandwidth at the lowest latency. Infinidat’s InfiniBox removes the storage bottleneck for VMware environments. The InfiniBox enterprise storage array delivers faster-than-all-flash performance, high availability, and capacity density at petabyte scale. This Infinidat white paper is written for VMware and storage administrators to introduce them to the integration capabilities of the InfiniBox for VMware.
Data continues to grow at an astounding pace? As a result, data center space is becoming more scarce, as more arrays are acquired to store all of this data. Along with this data taking up space, it is also utilizing a great deal of power and cooling. In fact, the average data center in the U.S. uses approximately 34,000 kW of electricity each year, costing $180,000 in annual energy costs. As Infinidat set out to revolutionize the storage industry, one of our goals was to help consumers of storage build a more sustainable infrastructure that would be not only better for the environment, but also help them to save money as well. All of our patents come together to form InfiniBox, a storage solution that does just this.
Data is the DNA of modern healthcare. As healthcare technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, and patient data management and security evolve, emerging approaches for disease treatment and prevention—like precision medicine and healthcare content management—are becoming more necessary. Precision medicine is about moving from generic to more precise, population-focused diagnostics and treatment by factoring in data from patients’ genes, environment, lifestyle factors and family history, into clinical decision-making for earlier, more accurate diagnoses, and more effective treatment and prevention. Data is at the heart of enabling doctors and scientists to execute on this mission. Additionally, rapidly changing regulations throughout the world are affecting the management of all healthcare data. Infinidat removes data management barriers from this level of data interaction by removing isolated islands of storage and allowing much more data to reside on a single, high-performance, h
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Aug 01, 2019
IT Transformation is a concept that is not synonymous with digital transformation, but the two concepts are fundamentally linked. A business that transforms its IT infrastructure no longer has to rely on rigid, manual, siloed legacy technologies. Updating IT often yields a boost in IT operational speed, efficiency, scale, and cost effectiveness ? tasks become automated, processes streamlined, and resources freed up. These IT-level improvements fuel a larger-scale digital transformation enabling businesses to out-innovate, out-think, and out-pace its competitors in today’s digital economy. To learn more, download this report from Dell and Intel®.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Aug 01, 2019
Companies face a challenging decision in this digital era ? use technology to purposefully disrupt their organization and unlock new opportunities or wait and risk being disrupted by others. To keep pace in an ever-accelerating digital environment, companies need to transform their entire organization through technology.
Download this eBook from Dell EMC and Intel® to learn how to modernize your business and become a digital innovator.
Over the last decade, the enterprise analytics landscape has dramatically
transformed. Vendors have come and gone, and platforms have
continually expanded their offerings to include new functionality and
keep pace with the demands of the businesses they serve. Originally
envisioned as an IT-centric tool for enterprise reporting, analytics today
has evolved into a business solution—empowering a range of users
across every line of business, including front-line employees, field
personnel, and executives.
The rise of self-service analytics over the past decade has played a key role in promoting a data-driven mindset
within every business function. However, this practice is limited to a skilled few. The vast majority of business
professionals lack the time, analytical skills, or inclination to conduct their own analyses, and fail to effectively use
analytics on a day-to-day basis. The result? Despite decades of investments, BI adoption at most organizations
remains at 30%.
The failure of e
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Sep 10, 2019
A few years ago, the slow, spreadsheet-driven mode of sales and operations planning (S&OP) may have sufficed, but today, it’s utterly inadequate. A disconnected process can’t keep pace with a dynamic market.
Enter the next-generation of S&OP: dynamic, connected, and powered by cloud-based technology. When planners from across the business are able to work in unison, executives can make better-informed decisions that positively impact the bottom line.
Download this paper to learn:
Six essential phases of S&OP
An in-depth exploration of each phase
How to make next-generation S&OP a reality with cloud-based technology
The Spice House has a long history of pioneering how spices are
sold. Since 1957, its flagship brick-and-mortar location has been a
go-to hub for grabbing a cup of coffee and taking in the full spice
experience—smelling, grinding, tasting, touching, and talkin’ spices
and their backstories with the owners.
Today, The Spice House sells more than 400 spices, blends, rubs, and
extracts across several retail locations and the ecommerce store. See
how Drip ecommerce CRM helps The Spice House bring a great instore
experience to their online space.
As online fraud detection grows in complexity and demand, what qualities should security and risk management leaders look out for in a solution? Get key recommendations for navigating the online fraud detection market from Gartner Research.
READ THIS GUIDE TO FIND OUT:
Where the online fraud detection market is heading
A list of vendors in the online fraud detection space, and their capabilities
Recommendation for how to incorporate AI and machine learning into your fraud prevention approach
Cyberspace is extremely difficult to secure. The basic
approach to security is proving to be inadequate to the demands of the aggressive nature of the environment. A paradigm shift is necessary and soon.
In this whitepaper, discover a possible change from a selective model to one that is pervasive. A significant modification in the basic structure of computing that is easy to implement and removes all barriers to full scale encryption.
Published By: SAP Concur
Published Date: Aug 07, 2019
"In today's fast-paced business world accounts payable (AP) is so much more than just paying vendor invoices. Accounts payable can be a strategic arm of the business that helps you manage cash flow, save money, and even take advantage of business opportunities.
Gaining visibility and automating your accounts payable processes puts you in control of those expenses. Don't know where to start? Our 10-step guide will walk you through step-by-step so you can stop paying invoices and start leveraging accounts payable."
Ensuring the reliability and efficiency of your data center operations requires a strategic partner that is qualified to minimize energy usage, reduce costs, and optimize space utilization, helping you meet critical business initiatives.
Companies across the globe are all facing the same economic headwinds: business change in the form of competitive threats and new opportunities is coming at an unprecedented pace. The watchword for meeting these challenges is innovation – both in terms of business processes as well as the underlying technology that enables those processes.
The sum of the experiences discussed in this report showcase how SAP S/4HANA, running on-premise or in the cloud, can form the basis for a broad-based business transformation that does not require a big bang implementation to succeed.
Going with a single-vendor collaboration platform is an easy call, right?
Employees can communicate and share more easily, and your IT team only has to deal with implementation from one vendor, not dozens.
But, in case you’re still pondering, here are five reasons a collaboration suite makes sense:
Saved time and increased productivity
Lower costs and less complexity
End-to-end security compliance
Scaling at your pace
Control over the back end
Download the Better Together eBook for complete details.
Champion innovation through collaboration
Win or lose? Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric, said, "If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, then the end is near." To win in today’s fast-paced market, you need to innovate. This eBook shows you how to transform your team and organization into one that is more agile and better equipped to innovate using a modern collaboration platform. A collaborative culture helps you:
Widen the ideation pipeline
Accelerate time to market
Deliver higher quality products and new customer experiences
Fill out the form to download the eBook to learn more about how to innovate with connected collaboration.