Dave Michels

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Dave Michels is the founder of Buffalo Communications which provides research, analysis and consultative services in enterprise communications. Dave is active in the industry and attends, participates, and presents at numerous industry events year-round. His unique perspective comes from a career involving telecom and IT, including leadership positions in Fortune 500 companies as well as start-ups.

Dave is a resident of Boulder, Colo., and holds an M.S. in Telecommunications. He maintains a blog at TalkingPointz.com.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Dave Michels and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Cisco makes videoconference technology invisible

Can Amazon be stopped?

Can Amazon be stopped?

Amazon’s success in ecommerce could be repeating in enterprise communications.

6 reasons why Slack is the next Netscape

6 reasons why Slack is the next Netscape

Tech darlings come and go, and it won't be long until collaboration vendor Slack becomes a memory—like what happened to Netscape.

4 possible outcomes for Avaya

4 possible outcomes for Avaya

As Avaya continues its Chapter 11 process, Dave Michels speculates on four possible outcomes for the company.

Digital fingerprints: The truth is out there

Digital fingerprints: The truth is out there

All of the connected devices and apps leave digital fingerprints, making it possible to track our every move and creating the ultimate lie detector.

AI as advisor, not magician

AI as advisor, not magician

Often we look to AI-like tools, such as Google's Smart Reply, to perform tasks they just can't do. But AI will improve a lot of situations if we reset our expectations.

Unified communications for reals

Unified communications for reals

Workstream communications, a new form of enterprise communications and collaboration, delivers what unified communications promised.

5 things to know about Cisco and AppDynamics

5 things to know about Cisco and AppDynamics

A closer look into Cisco's recent acquisition of AppDynamics

IoT is all business

IoT is all business

The Internet of Things (IoT) will radically transform the enterprise more than the government or consumer markets.

Clouds may not reign supreme

Clouds may not reign supreme

Most of yesterday’s applications are moving toward the cloud. But the swing back to a distributed model is inevitable.

The sky is streaming

The sky is streaming

What’s wireless and cloud-friendly? Internet service delivered from the sky. Next-generation internet access will reach millions of new users via balloons, drones and satellites.

Using artificial intelligence to teach computers to see

Using artificial intelligence to teach computers to see

While artificial intelligence is getting the attention, computer vision is the enabling big breakthrough. Teaching computers to see will unlock a new world of computer-assisted possibilities.

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