September 3, 2009 – Unified Communications Conference

Speaker: Ari Rabban

Session: Best of Breed Vs. Best of Suite for UC

Unified Communications (UC) is comprised of several capabilities – including Voice, Video, Messaging, Conferencing, Mobility, IM and Presence. Several of these capabilities (such as enterprise voice) have been deployed across businesses for many years; others, such as IM, Web Conferencing and HD Video and Voice, are relatively new and still undergoing initial deployments. All of these may come from different vendors and may have been acquired separately, over time. Several vendors are advocating complete UC suites that they provide end-to-end. In this session we explore the plusses and minuses of businesses adopting a Best-of-Breed or Best-of-Suite strategy for forward going UC deployments.