COMMfusion LLC is an independent industry analyst and consulting firm, providing in-depth research, analysis, and consulting services to clients in the areas of Unified Communications, Collaboration, Customer Engagement, Contact Center, Social Media, and other business communication applications. Blair Pleasant, President and Principal Analyst, provides strategic consulting services aimed at helping end-user, vendor, and reseller clients both strategically and tactically. COMMfusion provides clients with a variety of services, including strategic development, product assessment, surveys and research, marketing and product positioning, white papers, vendor analysis, partner development, and more.

 

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As the largest health care provider in St. Paul, MN, Health East was struggling with an out-of-date contact center and communication solution. The health care organization is on a mission to enable patients and internal users to use a variety of communication channels, and to more easily access data needed to improve the interactions. As part of a larger strategy around solution delivery to its internal and external customers, Health East turned to Mitel for its communication needs.
In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts discuss "movers and shakers" in the UC industry. Definition: companies, initiatives, and happenings in the industry that may or may not be in the headlines but are worth watching. Dave Michels moderates the conversation, with Experts Phil Edholm, Jon Arnold, Blair Pleasant, Michael Finneran, Dr. Joseph Williams, and Kevin Kieller.
In this Industry Buzz podcast, Blair Pleasant of UCStrategies leads a discussion about how artificial intelligence (AI), bots, machine learning and natural language processing are being used in unified communications and collaboration. The Experts participating this week include Phil Edholm, Marty Parker, Dave Smith, Kevin Kieller, Evan Kirstel, Peter Bernstein, Steve Leaden, Don Van Doren, Dave Michels, Roberta J. Fox, Dr. Joseph Williams and JR Simmons.
In this Industry Buzz podcast, Michael Finneran hosts a conversation about Enterprise Connect 2017, with Experts Jim Burton, Blair Pleasant, Melissa Swartz, Steve Leaden, Don Van Doren, Phil Edholm, JR Simmons, Nicolas De Kouchkovsky, Dave Michels, Kevin Kieller, Roberta J. Fox, Dave Stein, David Smith and Peter Bernstein.
Zendesk is one of Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) partners that is integrating with the new AWS Connect contact center solution. In this video interview, Ryan Nichols, GM of Zendesk Talk, discusses the Zendesk integration and relationship with AWS Connect, the future of phone support, and how this integration benefits Zendesk customers.

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March 17-20, 2014
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