Digital Transformation

Johna Till Johnson, CEO and Founder of Nemertes Research, became the Content Committee Chair for the Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA®) in January of 2019. After almost two decades of working with the WSTA in various capacities – including during her previous role as Chief...

IT staffs have an incredible responsibility to implement and support enabling technologies to transform their companies. In fact, more than 70% of companies have digital transformation initiatives underway or planned, involving numerous technology deployments to drive business value. Before jumping into a technologically advanced digital transformation...

I’ll forgo the drama momentarily and get to the important part: Yes, you can get a U.S. passport for your business or personal travel in one day (in fact, in a few hours) at one of the 30 U.S. Passport Agencies. So, if it's a nice,...

I attended the Mitel Next conference in Phoenix last week. Though no big announcements came out of the conference, there were some key takeways. Mitel executives conveyed the message to customers and partners that they’re not abandoning on-premises Unified Communications (UC) or contact center customers. Unlike...

[caption id="attachment_4442" align="alignleft" width="300"] Not just a box: Firewall, router, SD-WAN, and WAN optimizer![/caption] AT&T's Universal CPE It’s always fun seeing something you’ve helped with reach fruition. So I was thrilled yesterday at the AT&T Summit to finally see the universal CPE (uCPE) device. AT&T has made...

When is the last time you had a spectacular customer engagement? How about one that involved digital channels, including webchat, screen sharing, or even video conferencing—or any combination of them in the same interaction? We can readily recall incredibly bad customer service, but the rest is...

At Cisco’s Collaboration Summit today in Phoenix, AZ the company announced a revamping of its collaboration product line designed to harmonize its disparate collaboration offerings and deliver new cutting edge capabilities (see the press release for complete details.) Gone is Cisco Spark, which is now...

More than 70% of companies are engaged in digital transformation initiatives, according to a Nemertes Research study. The projects -- ranging from forms automation to enhanced contact center channels -- result in increased revenue, reduced costs, better customer experiences, competitive advantage and more employee loyalty. One...

In January, I was delighted to have the opportunity to moderate a panel session on emerging technologies for the Wall St. Technology Association.  Nemertes does quite a lot of work with the WSTA, which is a networking and educational consortium serving (as you might expect)...

Avaya’s new CEO Jim Chirico delivered an inspiring post-bankruptcy keynote at Avaya Engage today, with a focus on the company's changing culture. In addition to some news (Avaya plans to acquire Spoken Communications; will invest more in R&D, developed a new organizational structure, etc.), Chirico discussed...

Whether huddle spaces or lecture halls, meeting rooms are badly in need of transformation. Who hasn't walked into a meeting room, only to be frustrated by dysfunctional technology, shortage of power outlets, uncomfortable seating, and poor sound quality? Improving the enterprise meeting room experience, with so-called "Meeting...

While popular among consumers, virtual assistant tools are not exactly deployed in enterprises. But IT leaders are showing interest in this emerging business technology. Read more at searchunifiedcommunications.techtarget.com...