Top 5 Unified Communications Trends for 2018

1. Continued mergers and acquisitions in UC market

We will see a continued growth in the number of mergers and acquisitions – from highly strategic and significant moves like Cisco’s acquisition of Broadsoft, through to smaller “roll up” plays in local markets in Europe, where niche players will start to be acquired by ambitious high growth and privately-funded entities.

2. Growth of video deployment for communications and collaboration

Research: Cloud Workloads at Risk From Security, Management and Compliance Failings

Ontario, Canada – January 9, 2018 – New research from WinMagic released today has found that security, management and compliance challenges are impacting the benefits businesses are receiving from using the cloud as their infrastructures become more complex. 39% reported their infrastructure was more complex since using the cloud, and 53% spend more time on management tasks than they have done previously.

Top Five Cloud Services Predictions 2018

Karl Roe, VP Services & Cloud Solutions at Nuvias, takes a look at what’s in store for organizations using the cloud in 2018:

The Rise of AI


2018 will see Artificial Intelligence (AI) drive a transformational change among organizations and impact on cloud use. 

ICT isn’t getting any simpler, and businesses are being forced to move faster as their customers’ requirements become more demanding. This is driving innovation in areas like AI, but automation of past processes won’t be enough to keep up with the “need for speed” in business agility.

Fifty-Two Posts: Alone Time

My son had a out of town hockey tournament this weekend which resulted in my family leaving me home alone. In the past 48 hours, I've been the only human being in my house. My only duty this weekend was to take care of our dog Jasmine and the two cats, Oreo and Maya. What a wonderful gift I received in this opportunity to be alone and to be just me without interruption.

3 Smart Tactics to Make Your SEO Less Expensive

Most businesses understand that SEO can be long-drawn and ROI realization can be slow. However, because you need to invest quite heavily in the initial periods, you could very well see the ROI becoming negative. For many small businesses with limited resources, this can be immensely stressful. Unfortunately, spending less in the early stages can either leave you stuck with low-quality SEO professionals or simply prolong the agony of a negative ROI. Some suggestions on how you can slash the cost of your SEO campaign without spoiling your strategy.

Batten down the hatches: Semafone predicts new onslaught of cyber-attacks in 2018

Guildford, UK: 4th January 2018 - Semafone, the leading provider of data security and compliance solutions for contact centers, sees trouble ahead for companies which don’t have their cyber security in order – but also predicts that new regulations will have a positive impact on the market. CEO Tim Critchley, global solutions director Ben Rafferty, and head of information security Shane Lewis, share their top five predictions for 2018.

1) Mainstream breakthroughs for futuristic technologies

Fifty-Two Posts: Skip Resolutions, Find Direction Instead

This year, I’m not making any New Year’s resolutions. Every year I promised myself to lose weight, bicycle more, and be happy. Every year, I fail miserably. What good is a resolution if at the end of the year I’m standing exactly where I started? But let’s say I did achieve all my New Year’s resolutions. How much alone do accomplishing these resolutions bring value to a person’s life?