UC Industry Events

Upcoming Events

Enterprise Connect 2018

March 12-15, 2018 at the Gaylord Palms Convention Center, Orlando, Florida

Enterprise Connect is the industry’s premier event focusing on systems, software, services, and applications for enterprise communications and collaboration. The conference presents the leading market and thought leaders, comprehensive analysis, in-depth technical sessions and the largest and broadest exhibition of communications products and services. Everything at the event is focused on one over-riding goal: to help you optimize your investments in communications and collaboration systems, services, apps and networks.

On Tuesday, March 13, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., Marty will present the session “How Cost Factors Affect Your Cloud Migration.”   The description for this session follows:

Moving to the cloud will likely change the cost structures around many aspects of your enterprise’s communications environment. Find out how to plan for and deal with these changes.

Your move to the cloud can have some major costs due to planning, infrastructure integrations, identity management, security reviews, procedure revisions, new devices and phones, system testing, rollout, and taxes. The good news is that there are ways to minimize these upfront costs, reduce your risks, and to shorten the time to a successful rollout. This session will lay out the approaches that many UC as a Service (UCaaS) vendors are proposing and then suggest ways to reduce the costs, time and risks for the steps in those processes.

* What are the steps most likely required for a move of UC to a UCaaS cloud service?
* What are the major costs, risks and delays associated with each of these steps?
* What can we do internally to prepare for and then to manage these steps?
* How can we manage the UCaaS vendor(s) to minimize our costs, risks, and time?
* How will this affect our IT operations and staffing, both during and after the move to UCaaS?


Marty will also be on the panel for the Locknote / Town Hall on Thursday, March 15.  

Recent Events

BC Summit 2017

October 3-5, 2017 at La Quinta Resort and Club, Palm Springs, California

Covering unified communications and collaboration applications, technologies, trends, and challenges, the BC Summit offers attendees the opportunity to learn actionable best practices, strategies, and tactics from leading vendors, UCC pioneers, and thought leaders. Keynotes, workshops, private focus sessions, panel and roundtable discussions offer attendees countless options to learn, with plenty of networking opportunities. A key goal is to accelerate the adoption of UCC and related business communication solutions.

At the Summit, Marty Parker gave a presentation titled: “Planning Network Workloads for Business Communications: How to Avoid Wasting Money on Networks That No Longer Match User Work Styles.”