• Revolutionising UC, one gesture at a time

    A few weeks ago I blogged about how the rise of social media services is a prime candidate for UC integration in the future. This week I'll stay on that futuristic track about take a different angle and consider the inevitable change in how people use technology to communicate.

  • Applications pave way to UC innovation

    This week, let's hone in on the application potential and discuss how it can help CIOs exploit the holy I word - innovation.

  • UC showdown: When Microsoft muscles in on an emerging market

    This is year is shaping up to be one of the most significant turning points in the history of modern unified communications.

  • UC interoperability in a more heterogeneous world

    In today's diverse world of connected devices, the old saying 'the nice thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from' only has too deep a meaning. So how do CIOs tackle the perennial problem of making disparate systems work together? This week let's take a look at what options there are for good UC interoperability.

  • Gearing up for the NBN

    Australia's largest infrastructure project has the potential to radically change the way we communicate, but the challenge for CIOs will be how to best leverage high-speed broadband for UC projects.

  • CIOs eye Cloud move over a decade, but will it happen?

    The great thing about CIO Summit events is they provide a chance to network with IT leaders and discuss their real-world concerns in a informal manner. One such concern is, unsurprisingly, Cloud computing and how has the potential to radically transform the IT asset landscape. While CIOs want to move their server infrastructure to the Cloud over the next decade, it is interesting to consider what the roadblocks to such a massive shift might be.

  • Bedding down UC acceptance

    So far throughout this blog series I've covered a number of aspects of unified communications that CIOs need to be wary of - from security to social networking. But all the technology in the world can't force people to adopt change and leverage it to for business advantage. Here are some ideas CIOs can consider to help staff get the most out of a UC deployment.

  • Sizing up UC security

    A few weeks ago I wrote about the pros and cons that need to be considered before any UC project began. One reader replied to me and said security is just as important as all of those put together. Given the recent global hacking scandals it is definitely timely to take a closer looks at how UC can your organisation's security risk profile.

  • Hands up for smarter UC

    In a previous post I wrote about the emergence of touch screen tablets and how CIOs can integrated them into an overall UC strategy. Sure, tablets are all the rage, but let's not forget the other rapidly developing technology – smartphones.

  • Plan for UC greatness

    At the heart of any successful technology implementation is a good project plan, but when it comes to UC the risk and rewards can seem very distant. How can CIOs be confident their UC efforts will rise to greatness and not waver like an infamous enterprise software project?

Rodney Gedda

Rodney Gedda is the former deputy editor of CIO and former editor of Techworld.
  • Choice Is Open

    Information management has changed significantly over the last decade - both internally and externally. Think cloud, SaaS, PaaA, IaaS, open source, data integration, development ... the choice is open.

  • Comms Blog sponsored by Avaya

    This unified communications blog is written by Rodney Gedda and sponsored by Avaya. The opinions reflected in this piece are solely those of Rodney Gedda and may not reflect those of Avaya management.