Posts written by Matt Bynum
Date: 09 October 2018

Author: Matt Bynum

Why Cloud-Based Collaboration is a Post-M&A Requirement - Part 2

How Cisco Spark enables collaboration without compromise

(cont. from Part 1 here)

After evaluating several solutions, Cisco Spark emerged as the clear winner. Cisco Spark is a cloud-based offering that integrates with WebEx and other Cisco products such as Cisco Spark Board, a touch-based, three-in-one collaboration device for wireless presentation, whiteboarding and videoconferencing. One of Cisco Spark’s key differentiators is that it’s delivered entirely from the Cisco cloud, which reduces..

Date: 06 August 2018

Author: Matt Bynum

You both said “I do.” Now what? Why Cloud-Based Collaboration is a Post-M&A Must Have.

 

2017 was a big year for mergers and acquisitions (M&As) with $3.7 trillion in deals, making it the third highest since the 2007 financial crisis. Economists are projecting 2018 to yield a higher number of M&A deals due to factors such as economic strength across the globe, U.S. corporate tax cuts and the repatriation of offshore profits, just to name a few. 

When two companies merge, one of the signs of their future success depends on how well they can work together in a truly collaborative..

Date: 29 June 2017

Author: Matt Bynum

Accelerating IT with LEAN: Getting the Most From What You Already Own

Our modern society is pretty darn amazing.

It's not perfect, of course. Improvements to gadgets, gizmos, and just plain ol’ tribal knowledge will forever be just around the next corner. For me, that unending pursuit of perfection is what leaves me so enamored by the state of our world. We're so use to technological and societal advances being announced sometimes daily, we are completely accustomed to finding that proverbial better way to do things.

Want to know something amazing? We are all..

Date: 10 January 2017

Author: Matt Bynum

SPARKING OUR COLLABORATION

On December 29, 2016, Bedroc lit up (brace yourself, the puns will be many) Cisco’s latest collaboration solution, called Spark.  As an experienced Cisco voice engineer, I was shocked to have the smoothest voice cutover of my career while using such a relatively new product...and one that lives entirely in “the cloud”.

When we began evaluating our internal collaboration strategy, we solicited feedback from all of our Bedroc colleagues to capture their perspectives on how our current..

Date: 07 December 2016

Author: Matt Bynum

It’s like Alexa, but with a little less HAL 9000

Shocker, I’m a Nerd

I grew up LOVING Star Trek: The Next Generation.  One of the key elements of this show was the ship’s computer, LCARS, which could control and interact with various other systems and sensors of the ship on behalf of the crew.  If I had to pinpoint anything in my life that drove me to IT, I think it would have to be how much I enjoyed the idea of the helpful computer in ST:TNG that made people’s lives easier.

You can imagine the waves of childish joy that fell over me upon..

Date: 16 November 2016

Author: Matt Bynum

The Times, They are a Automatin'

 

In Remembrance of the “Good Old Days”

Do you remember how much less complicated IT used to be?  Don’t get me wrong, being in IT has always been challenging.  There’s always been enormous pressure on IT from the business, mostly because there has been this pervasive struggle to leverage IT to create an advantage against competition. Therefore, in lieu of strategic value, IT has sometimes been relegated to the category of “cost center”.  Some of you may even be in IT departments that report up..

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