TechNet Webcast: Yankee Group: Analyst Perspectives on Office Communications Server and the Enterprise Network (Level 200)
TechNet Webcast: Yankee Group: Analyst Perspectives on Office Communications Server and the Enterprise Network (Level 200)
Event ID: 1032440895
Language(s): English.
Product(s): Microsoft Lync Server.
Audience(s): IT Decision Maker and IT Implem_IT Generalist.
Join Microsoft for a special webcast presented by two highly respected analysts from the Yankee Group ( as they discuss their perspectives on unified communications (UC), customer deployments of Microsoft Office Communications Server, and the effects of UC on enterprise networks. In this webcast, we look at UC through the lens of a strategic collaboration platform, consider four diverse customer UC deployment case studies, review recommendations and best practices regarding network considerations for implementing UC, and we discuss the costs and benefits of Office Communications Server, including a look at the potential savings. Don't miss this chance for a unique, third-party perspective of Microsoft unified communications offerings and customer deployments.

Presenters: Zeus Kerravala, Senior Vice President, Yankee Group, Phil Hochmuth, Senior Analyst, Yankee Group

Zeus Kerravala, senior vice president, leads Yankee Group's Mobilizing and Capitalizing on the Anywhere Network research group. Zeus's team analyzes the impact of connectivity transformation on the Anywhere Consumer and the Anywhere Enterprise, and it probes the changes to behaviors, motivations, and technologies that result. Zeus manages the research and consulting agenda that enables clients to meet the demands of the global connectivity revolution, and his expertise involves working with customers to solve their business issues through the deployment of infrastructure technology. Before joining Yankee Group, Zeus was a senior engineer and technical project manager for Greenwich Technology Partners, a leading infrastructure consulting firm. Earlier, he was the vice president of IT for Ferris, Baker Watts, a mid-Atlantic brokerage firm, deploying corporate-wide technical solutions to support the firm's business units. Zeus was also an engineer and technical project manager for Alex. Brown & Sons, where he was responsible for the technology related to the equity trading desks. Zeus holds a bachelor's degree in physics and mathematics from the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.

Phil Hochmuth has an expertise in network infrastructure, and he is a senior analyst in Yankee Group's Anywhere Enterprise research group, where he covers enterprise network, mobile security, access control, and enterprise endpoint/client virtualization technologies. Prior to joining Yankee Group, Phil was a senior editor at Network World magazine, covering enterprise routing and switching, wireless LANs, voice over IP (VoIP), and open-source software. Before that, Phil was a systems integrator for a New Hampshire–based value-added reseller, installing networks and prepress systems for clients in the newspaper and publishing industry. Phil holds a bachelor's degree from Northeastern University.

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