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2016 Unified Communications Highlights: A Year in Review from the Fuze Blog

December 20, 2016 by Fuze

‘Tis the season to be jolly…and for annual retrospectives of course. Without further ado, we’ve assembled a round up of our best and brightest blogs from 2016. From business communications and unified communication adoption to workplace collaboration and user experience, we ran the gamut this year and hope we were able to inspire some creative thinking along the way.

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading just as much as we’ve enjoyed writing. So settle in with a cup of hot coffee and get ready to ring in 2017 with a bang. Here you have it, the best of the best from 2016:

On UCaaS adoption (tips for the modern CIO): What questions are today’s CIOs asking when it comes to UCaaS adoption? Find out why CIOs are considering cloud for enterprise communications – or have already made the move.

On the importance of a seamless UX: What is missing in unified communications right now? Fuze’s Eric Hanson shares industry reflections following this year’s UC Expo, sharing how companies can bring UX to the forefront for employees to benefit.

On what business communications in the cloud should deliver: We believe good things come in trios: simplicity, productivity, and security should be the key tenets of unified communications. CMO Brian Kardon highlights our promise following Fuze’s rebrand this past February.

On the future of PaaS: PaaS is the new IaaS this season. As an additional layer of services, most should expect to outsource platform services associated with cloud computing as infrastructure becomes more complex. Resident expert Derek Yoo provides a much-needed analysis on why PaaS will become even more mainstream.

On engaging remote employees: How can companies support a distributed workforce? Nell Thayer Heisner knows a thing or two about what it takes to keep workers happy and connected, and weighs in for our readers.

On getting smarter about IT cost savings – a note to the CFO: We spend a lot of time sharing tips for the modern CIO to be successful; but this one’s for you, forward-thinking CFO. From energy savings to reduced capex from cloud investments, this blog has its eye on the bottom line.

On making meetings work for work: Scheduling a meeting shouldn’t make people run for the hills. If “meeting” is a forbidden word at your organization, it’s time to reimagine what they mean – and make them more effective. Michael Affronti shares more in this recent post.

On generational communication differences in the workforce: Move over, Baby Boomers. Millennials are taking over as the greatest percentage of the workforce. What does this means for cross-generational communications, and what’s in store as the App Gen enters in the years to come? Derek Yoo has lots to say on this topic, and this post is a great introduction.

On just another day in the life: Understanding the realities of the modern workforce is one of the most important things we can do as technology innovators. What is it like for the average person with today’s expectations and demands? The first in a four-part series helps paint the picture so that IT can better understand how communications can meet their needs.

On Fuze’s vision (and toasting to a great year): Our round up focuses on informative blogs, but we couldn’t resist throwing in a humble brag as we close out 2016 and reflect on what a great year it has been for Fuze. From the rebranding and funding news to numerous awards and the rollout of an entirely reimagined application UX, our leadership position in the 2016 Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service, Worldwide report capped a truly memorable year.

We know 2017 has big shoes to fill. All we can say is, challenge accepted. Thanks for a bright year and check back in soon. We’ve got lots in store to keep you up-to-date on all things UCaaS.

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