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on Unified Communications & Collaboration

 

In what will most likely be one of the biggest moves in the conferencing & collaboration industry in 2018, Plantronics announced its intention to acquire privately-held Polycom in a deal that they value at $2 billion. Alan and Andy take a look at this deal from two perspectives: product fit and organizational considerations.
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28 Mar 2018
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Most organizations today deploy incompatible solutions from multiple vendors to address their streaming needs, fostering additional confusion in the implementation of enterprise streaming. Steve takes on this issue in a short video.
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23 Mar 2018
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Alan's favorite SXSWEdu session this year was on what he calls guerrilla streaming: using streaming video in an educational context outside the classroom. It calls for random but strategic acts of pushing the envelope, using tools like Periscope or Facebook LIve or YouTube. Alan reports on a SXSWEdu panel with Carnegie Mellon, Dartmouth, and Virginia Commonwealth U.
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23 Mar 2018
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Earlier this week, Workday and Slack announced a partnership that will allow employees not only to access Workday data but also to complete HR tasks from within Slack. Recognizing that the lines are blurring between talent management and collaboration, Charles explains why he believes this is a big step forward.

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