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Mr. Simmons has 30 years’ experience as a full-services independent consultant providing planning, design, analysis, implementation management, troubleshooting, and client education. His current projects include strategic planning, advanced networking designs, work-stream communications and collaboration solutions, multi-media call centers, hosted/cloud communications systems, and expert testimony. He has taught college level telecommunications classes, is a frequent public speaker, and a regular contributor to No Jitter. Mr. Simmons is President and owner of COMgroup, a consulting firm with a staff of 10 experienced professionals, a contributing member of UC Strategies, and the current president of the SCTC (Society of Communications Technology Consultants) Internationa.
J.R. Simmons Seminars
Evolving Best Practices for UC Solution Implementations Tue 19th Apr 12:40 - 13:10
Evolving Best Practices for UC Solution Implementations
The old methodologies for implementing telephony systems do not work well for a UC solution. This session will explore the strategies and options for planning, preparation, budgeting, integration, testing, training, cutover, and project acceptance. A well-known research firm determined that only 43% of all UC system implementations are judged satisfactory by the users – and poor implementation practices account for much of the distress. Learn what is becoming the best practice for quality results and avoid being part of the dissatisfied majority.
Time / Place
Tue 19th Apr 12:40 to 13:10
Communications Network, Analytics & Security
PANEL: Future of Cloud Communications Tue 19th Apr 14:40 - 15:40
PANEL: Future of Cloud Communications
Are cloud-based communications really the way of the future? The Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) market has matured and shown some significant growth recently however for some there are still questions around cost, interoperability and security. This keynote panel session will wrestle with these questions and chart the future direction of cloud communications and its role in our businesses.
Chair: J.R. Simmons, COMgroup,Inc.
Mike Wilkinson, Broadsoft
Vishy Gopalakrishnan, AT&T
Curtis Peterson, RingCentral
Steve Kokinos, Fuze
Time / Place
Tue 19th Apr 14:40 to 15:40
The Cloud Pricing Conundrum Wed 20th Apr 12:40 - 13:10
The Cloud Pricing Conundrum
There is no “rule of thumb” to help estimate hosted / cloud UC solution pricing. Even with quotes in hand, it is hard to compare – every provider has multiple user licensing levels, not counting add-ons for things like call center supervisors, call recording, etc. This session will use marketplace data to draw comparisons between several of the major providers and illustrate how to determine the right user licenses and the appropriate budget. Learn what you need to know to avoid surprises and control costs when considering an investment in a cloud UC solution.
Time / Place
Wed 20th Apr 12:40 to 13:10
Cloud & UCaaS