First, wearing my smart grid hat, I'm quite involved with the Energy Thought Summit, running end of March in Austin. I've been active in this space for some time, and one of my roles is to create thought leadership leading up to the summit. Last month, two posts in a four part series of mine ran - see below.
Second, if you just read one thing from this digest of posts, go to the very last one, which wasn't even written by me. Rather, it's by long-time Forbes writer David F. Carr, who wrote a great review of a panel I moderated on collaboration that he was a speaker on. I don't get cited in the mainstream business press very often, so this was very nice to see - and totally unexpected.
Otherwise, here's what else I was writing about last month to give you a sense of what I'm seeing in the communications market.
Ideal Scenarios for Cloud-Based UC, Feb. 25, Toolbox.com
What Employees Will Not Like About VoIP, Feb. 23, Toolbox.com
Vertical Communications - Can They Succeed Selling Direct?, Feb. 22, UCStrategies
Considering Unified Communications as a Service?, Feb. 18, TechTarget PRO+ Premium Content
Three Things Employees Will Love About VoIP, Feb. 15, Toolbox.com
VoIP Deployment Mistakes to Watch For, Feb. 9, Toolbox.com
Convergence - The Road Ahead When Transportation and Energy Merge, Feb. 9, ETS16 portal
Three Factors That Impact Audio Quality for Conferencing, Feb. 8, Toolbox.com
Top Six Tips for Shaping the Customer Experience in 2016, Feb. 4, Enterprise Management 360
UC Analytics Must Mature Before Benefits can be Seen, Feb. 4, TechTarget
Emergence - New Players and Technologies Bring Utilities to the Innovation Game, Feb. 3, ETS16 portal
Honorable mention - I moderated a panel about collaboration in late January at ITExpo, and one of my speakers, who spoke on behalf of a vendor, is also a regular contributor for Forbes. He wrote an article about the session, with generous citations for me and the other panelists.
Are You Communicating or Collaborating?, February 2, Forbes, by David F. Carr