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  • A UCaaS/Hybrid RFP: What Can Cloud Providers Deliver?

    Dave Stein  |  Principal, Stein Consulting Group | Speaker
    Dean Manzoori  |  Vice President of Product Management, Masergy | Panelist
    Ramana Gottipati  |  Vice President of Product Management, 8x8 | Panelist
    JP Najar  |  Sr. Systems Architect, NEC | Panelist
    Joseph Martin  |  Director, National Solutions Engineering, Sprint | Panelist
    Jeff Savage  |  VP of Enterprise, Vonage | Panelist
    Location:  Sun D
    Track: Cloud Communications
    Pass Type: Entire Event - Get your pass now!
    Vault Recording: TBD

    This year's Enterprise Connect RFP workshop will be dedicated to Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) offerings, in "pure" form and in a hybrid with premises systems. Workshop leader Dave Stein of Stein Technology Group consulting will once again craft a mock RFP for communications service for a medium-sized enterprise, but this year will seek responses from UCaaS providers, so as to provide a deep dive on the state of the art in UCaaS features, functions, and pricing. Enterprise Connect Orlando 2016 attendees will receive both a detailed view on how to write an RFP for UCaaS services, and will see the responses provided by major players in this space. You'll come away from this workshop with a rich supply of documentation, as well as a detailed description and discussion that will help you understand how mature today's UCaaS services are; how they stack up against each other; to what extent they may transform your communications environment; and how providers can support migration and hybrid strategies.

    KEY QUESTIONS:

    * What elements are important for creating and evaluating responses to an RFP for UCaaS services?

    * What features and functions are available in UCaaS services? Are they equivalent to what's available in CPE?

    * How do you determine the elements of a hybrid UCaaS/premises deployment?

    * What range of costs do we find among UCaaS providers?

    * How can we use these cost estimations to evaluate TCO for UCaaS proposals?