John Macario

January 15, 2019 BLog List Date Underline

The Top Trends in Unified Communications

by John Macario

The market for unified communications (UC) is moving at a constantly accelerated pace. Even the most well-equipped enterprises can have trouble figuring out their next moves - there is no unalterable standard that applies across the board.

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January 03, 2019 BLog List Date Underline

How User Interface Can Make or Break Unified Communications Services

by John Macario

“If Amazon or Google sets the standard for ease of use, that is what [people] expect everywhere—in all categories.”—Jerry (Yoram) Wind, Academic Director, The Wharton Fellows Program

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December 18, 2018 BLog List Date Underline

2019: the Upcoming Year in Edge Computing

by John Macario

As we’re on the edge of another year, it’s time to look ahead to the future of edge computing. 2019 Is looking to be a great year in edge computing for one reason in particular – the advent of 5G. Promised for years, the 5G standard (and devices that can use it) will finally be widely available to consumers starting in Q3 of next year.

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November 01, 2018 BLog List Date Underline

Unified Communications (UC): Changing the Workplace, Changing the Workforce

by John Macario

Alvin Toffler, the author of Future Shock (1970) and its sequels, was a futurist that made uncannily accurate predictions about many socio-technological advances in modern society. Some of these examples include the Internet and the increase of telecommuting due to the reduction or elimination of being required to work in the physical office and instead work from home: Toffler wrote that “…homes would one day resemble "electronic cottages" that would allow people greater work-life balance and a richer family life”.

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October 30, 2018 BLog List Date Underline

The Evolution of Video Conferencing

by John Macario

Sometimes, learning the highs and lows of a something’s past makes us appreciate it more, and video conferencing is unique in that its soaked so deeply into humanity’s collective skin. Most can’t even remember a time when it used to cost an arm, a leg and two kidneys to make a video call. Thanks to the Internet, the world is much smaller than it used to be. Video conferencing is an important tool that continues to help friends, families, strangers, coworkers, and visionaries hold valuable, world-changing conversations in real-time- without physically being together.

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October 23, 2018 BLog List Date Underline

Skype Classic is Ending – Here’s What this Might Mean for SfB

by John Macario

On November 1st, a newer and more youth-oriented version of Microsoft's Skype platform will finally replace the older version. Early adopters have had some negative things to say about the updates, but the software giant maintains that it's ironed out the kinks.

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SIP Trunking Survey: Many Don't Have any SBCs