My Latest White Paper - Leveraging Cloud Communications for SMBs

I write my fair share of white papers, and when combined with a webinar, they can be effective demand generation tools for vendors and providers. My latest one here is with 8x8, where I prepared a white paper focused on how cloud can really help SMBs take advantage of today’s UC offerings.

I did a well-attended webinar with them about this topic in December, and the white paper has now been published. They produce a lot of these, so you might want to review more than just mine. For now, though, my message is to say that my white paper is posted now, and here’s the link to download it from their site.

No doubt, 8x8 would love to hear from you if you’re considering cloud communications, and I’m always here if you want learn more about how I help companies get to market faster.

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Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Connex19 Conference Review - Mapping Out the Next 100 Years

Last week was a bit of a blur, but I really was in Monaco for Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise’s Connex19 analyst event. It was actually the tail-end of their week-long sales conference, and being their centenary, all of this was done in fine style. I was very happy to be invited, and it was my first ALE event. Overall, my impressions were good, but I definitely have some concerns about their roadmap and how much CPaaS can really drive sales growth.

That’s my pitch, and to learn more, I invite you to read my takeaways - somewhere over the rainbow - posted now on BCStrategies, where I’m a regular contributor. As always, comments and sharing are welcome.

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Next Stop - Cisco and San Jose

Heading into week three of consecutive travel, with Cisco being next up. This is for their Collaboration Analyst Summit, held at their San Jose campus.

Not much I can say in advance, other than this will be our first opportunity to meet Amy Chang, who recently came onboard to take Rowan Trollope’s spot when he depared to Five9. Lots of musical chairs lately at Cisco, so it will be very interesting to what the current team has in store for this business unit for 2019.

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January Writing Roundup

Just back from back-to-back events, so a few things have fallen aside til now. Writing continued at a good pace last month, and here’s a digest for what I was seeing and writing about as 2019 gets underway.

So, if you like what you see, and want more, I’d encourage you to sign up for my newsletter - it just takes a moment!

What to say when your CEO asks “why don’t we have AI?”, Jan. 30, BCStrategies

Thinking Horizontally About Collaboration, Jan. 30,

Spotlight on Small can be Beautiful for Hosted UC - but it’s Big Too, Jan. 21, my blog

Thinking Strategically About DIgital Transformation, Jan. 15, No Jitter

Generation Z is Here - Two Things You Need to Know, Jan. 14,

How do you build a business case for speech technology applications?, Jan. 14, TechTarget

How the Future of Work Will Change Everything, Jan. 3, TMCnet, Rich Tehrani’s Technology Blog

Collaboration in 2019: Three Things to Watch For, Jan. 1,

Next Webinar - Tomorrow: 3 Collaboration Trends for 2019

One more shout-out for my next Ziff Davis webinar - it’s tomorrow, Thursday, Feb 7 at 2 ET. The theme will be 3 collaboration trends to watch for 2019, and I hope you can join us. Registration details are here, and if you can’t make it, a replay will be available soon after.