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Catalyst Conference Report: SaaS and Optimization

by Bill Pray  |  August 4, 2011  |  1 Comment

Catalyst Conference in San Diego last week hit high water marks for attendance and participation. I kept busy: 2 workshops, 2 presentations, 3 panels, a roundtable and the MC for the Unified Communications track. Add to that numerous great conversations with a lot of very smart people. Overall, two topics rose to the surface very [...]

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Lotusphere 2011

by Bill Pray  |  February 4, 2011  |  1 Comment

IBM’s theme for Lotusphere 2011 was “Get Social. Do Business.” A few of my observations: The audience had a very international flavor – more so than in years past, it seemed. It was not unusual to stand in the crowd and hear numerous languages. Not knowing the numbers for comparison, one can only speculate. Is [...]

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Marrying E-mail, IM, and Web Conferencing

by Bill Pray  |  September 17, 2010  |  1 Comment

When evaluating or discussing unified communications (UC), one of the first marriages of communications and collaboration technology that resonates with IT and users alike is that of e-mail, instant messaging (IM), and web conferencing. However, there are issues that an enterprise needs to consider when choosing to implement this integration. So, I thought I would [...]

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The Color of Web Conferencing

by Bill Pray  |  September 2, 2010  |  1 Comment

“Green is a color, the perception of which is evoked by light having a spectrum dominated by energy with a wavelength of roughly 520–570 nanometres. In the subtractive color system, it is not a primary color, but is created out of a mixture of yellow and blue, or yellow and cyan; it is considered one [...]

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Unified Communications – The Pitch, The Promise, The Practicality

by Bill Pray  |  August 26, 2010  |  Comments Off

Welcome to the three Ps of unified communications technologies: The Pitch “consistent unified user interface and user experience across multiple devices and media types” “to simplify and integrate all forms of communications in view” Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_communications “provides a seamless flow between the work your employees do and the people they need to connect with [...]

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The CCS Laggard

by Bill Pray  |  May 14, 2010  |  Comments Off

My recent travels to visit with customers has prevented me from getting started on GBN, as my team members from the Collaboration & Content Strategies team – Guy, Craig, Mike, and Larry – have done.  So, I will quit lagging behind and start contributing. I… … am an analyst in the Collaboration & Content Strategies team in Gartner for [...]

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