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PBX Migration – Avoiding the Headaches

June 24, 2009 at 12:00 pm PST

Times certainly have changed. The TDM based PBX is no longer considered the best way to do things and EVERY vendor that makes a phone system is pursuing the IP Telephony market. Trouble is, many of these vendors are struggling in various ways and this is causing unique issues to consider especially when it comes to your time lines. As the old PBX nears ‘End of Usefulness’, or you are expanding your business, or perhaps you are concerned that the service contracts you pay dearly for may not be delivering for you like they did in the past -- you may be ready to make a change. But how? These are big projects and there are many way to approach them. The migration from a TDM based system to an IP based one is the entire focus of our episode tomorrow. We are very excited to welcome our new UC Expert on the team, Tina Shakour, to walk us through it. Tina has a wealth of knowledge and experience for this topic (not to mention the passion) and she is ready to share. Have you registered to watch this? Even if you are reading this note AFTER the air date of June 25, this same link will allow you to watch the replay almost instantly! (what a great time we live in, eh!)Show NotesDid you catch all of Tina’s ‘Must Have List’? image Read More »

Award Winning Corporate Video

June 23, 2009 at 12:00 pm PST

imageGreat news. We just learned that two of our shows have won ‘Telly Awards’!TechWiseTV Episode 36 “Energy Efficiency in the Data Center” featuring one of our favorite repeat guests, Rob Aldrich, won in the informercial category. BizWiseTV Episode 20: “Collaboration. Bridging the Productivity Gap” won in the information category. These are of course a few of the lesser known ‘corporate’ video awards that are announced each year. We have gotten a few others in the past TechWiseTV 29: Defining the Data Center Class Switch (Bronze Telly: Infomercial Category)TechWiseTV 31: “Applying Web 2.0 to your Business Challenges” (2 Bronze Telly’s: Information and Direct Marketing Categories)We also had two shows win ‘Awards of Distinction’ (sounds a little hokey?) at the ‘Communicator Awards’ in the category of online social media:SalesWiseTV 4 (Unified Communications) (internal Cisco show)TechWise 24 (Stopping Email Threats) Our first show with the IronPort Gang!Thanks for watching! What was your favorite show? (see the whole list…)

What Cetifications Have the Most Value?

June 23, 2009 at 12:00 pm PST

Channel Insider just released some interesting info ranking what vendor certifications held the most value with end-users. I want to share a bit of the list and get your opinion. We are shooting content for one of our next shows while at CiscoLive! next week and one of the primary questions we are diving into is which ones ‘within Cisco’ are the most valuable. Who ranked the highest? Read More »

Get the Scoop on CiscoLive and CiscoLive Virtual

June 12, 2009 at 12:00 pm PST

Who is going to CiscoLive!? Hands down this is easily my favorite event of the year -- although we look at it as an annual homecoming with all our friends there are obviously going to be many people who just can’t afford the travel time or perhaps the budget this year for any number of reasons…but don’t fret! The show can come to you! In fact, there are FOUR options to take advantage of: Read More »

Creativity and Collaboration – What an Awesome Video

June 12, 2009 at 12:00 pm PST

I way late in posting this -- what a great video from our friends at Camp Creative (this is the group we work with to produce TechWIseTV). Our friend Mark Laber worked with some others at Cisco to create this overview of Technology in Action. I am blown away at the creativity here. Mark was tasked with telling an interesting story while weaving in a ton of Cisco technology references. This is not just challenging from a creative standpoint (how to do it without sucking) but how to get multiple marketers at Cisco to agree on the finished product. This really is good stuff and should be spread far and wide….nice job Mark!