Enterprise communications is evolving at an incredible pace. It seems only a few years ago we were all touting the benefits of voice over IP. Today, our industry is about much more than voice and data over the same network. Of course, unified communications is that “much more,” giving us voice, status and presence information, messages in a single inbox, video and Web collaboration tools, social networking capability, and ideally the ability to go mobile with all of these features.
This week our industry’s largest event, Enterprise Connect, kicks off in Orlando with a new name and vision, “Communications Transforming Business.” It’s a fitting tagline for a show that evolved out of voice-centric roots into a much broader array of topics, as UniCom Consulting’s Marty Parker points out this week on NoJitter.com, and one that also aligns with the direction NEC is demonstrating at booth 609.
Today, NEC Corporation unveiled a new Unified Communications & Collaboration architecture, which is being demonstrated in booth 609 at Enterprise Connect. Using Rich Internet Applications (RIA) technology, UC&C fits into today’s secure Web architectures and can be deployed either on-premise, in the cloud or a combination of both. It gives users a unified client across any device – smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC. The client itself is designed to be simple, elegant and intuitive based on the user’s role. It’s definitely worth a look if you are at Enterprise Connect this week.
Also worth a look are our speakers – we have five of them this year in the Enterprise Connect program.
“IP Telephony RFP: Who Delivers the Goods?”
- Monday, February 28, 2:00 – 5:00 PM (Wade Irwin) in Osceola A
“Comparing UC Options: Who’s Offering What?”
- Tuesday, March 1, 2:30 – 5:30 PM (Gary Gordon) in Osceola A
“The Role of Tablets in Enterprise UC”
- Tuesday, March 1, 2:30 – 3:30 PM (Gary Gordon) in Osceola B
“Unified Communications Interoperability: What’s Needed?”
- Wednesday, March 2, 8:00 – 8:45 AM (Todd Landry) in Sun B
“Integrating Mobility and UC RFP”
- Wednesday, March 2, 2:30 – 5:30 PM (Sheryl Teague) in Sun B