Articles in Executive Thought Leadership

7 Secret Coca-Cola Formulas to Successful Content Marketing

  • Luke Stangel
  • August 9, 2013 | Estimated reading time: 6 minutes to read
  • Here at Avaya, we're focused on helping you be more successful today than you were yesterday. To that end, we're constantly searching for insights to…

Q&A: Pierre-Paul Allard, Avaya's New Head of Sales

  • Luke Stangel
  • July 10, 2013 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes to read
  • Pierre-Paul Allard has been Avaya's Senior Vice President of Corporate Development & Strategy and Marketing since joining a year ago. As of Wednesday July 10,…

iPhone Color: Apple's Gladiator in the Global Smartphone Arena?

  • Luke Stangel
  • July 9, 2013 | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes to read
  • Not long after Apple's World-Wide Developers Conference, rumors began swirling about the next generation of iPhone. With iOS7, Apple Nation had been given a software…

No, Google is not Making us Stupid

  • Carl Knerr
  • June 11, 2013 | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes to read
  • I finally read Nicholas Carr's "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" in The Atlantic this week. I applaud Mr. Carr's relatively balanced take on the topic.…

I Would (and did) Walk 500 Miles

  • Carl Knerr
  • June 4, 2013 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes to read
  • How and why I upgraded to a treadmill desk, creating a much healthier work/life balance, losing weight, all the while not adding any time to…

Avaya's Most Innovative Customers of 2013

  • Luke Stangel
  • June 4, 2013 | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes to read
  • There's no shortage of enterprises using Avaya technology in fresh, exciting ways. So it is always difficult to choose the six winners of the annual…

Friday Afternoon Funnies: Tech That Never Took Off

  • Luke Stangel
  • May 24, 2013 | Estimated reading time: 1 minute to read
  • Driving home late last night, I came across this little stroke of genius from the comedy crew at the Irrelevant Show on the CBC -…

Looking Back at Enterprise Connect

  • Pierre-Paul Allard
  • April 10, 2013 | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes to read
  • Last month's Enterprise Connect, the communication and collaboration industry's leading conference, is a beast - in the greatest sense. Between show floor activities, keynotes and…

Time to Step Out from Behind the Scenes

  • Luke Stangel
  • April 10, 2013 | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes to read
  • After years spent developing, building, implementing and maintaining the technology that allows a business to communicate, CIO and IT professionals need to get ready for…

Who is Foursquare's Biggest Mayor? Hint: He's at Avaya Evolutions New York

  • Luke Stangel
  • April 8, 2013 | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes to read
  • In the 1970s, Coca-Cola wanted to teach the world how to sing (in perfect harmony). Today, Foursquare wants to teach the world how to check-in…

How can I trust you? CIOs are turning to this answer

  • Luke Stangel
  • March 29, 2013 | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes to read
  • Last week I had the opportunity to meet over 25 CIOs and key IT decision makers to discuss collaboration and mobility in the enterprise. It…

Enterprise Connect 2013: What Was Hot, What Was Not

  • Luke Stangel
  • March 21, 2013 | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes to read
  • Cloud. Mobile. Video. WebRTC. Unified Communications. Those were the biggest trends at Enterprise Connect 2013, according to analysts convening at the final session of the the…

Enterprise Connect: Winning at the Game Of CIOs

  • Luke Stangel
  • March 20, 2013 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes to read
  • I've probably been to 50 tech conferences in my career. So things have to be pretty....different in order to surprise me. So the failed keynote…

Kennedy at Enterprise Connect: Avaya is Taking Control of the Middle

  • Luke Stangel
  • March 19, 2013 | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes to read
  • In games as varied as football and chess, to actual warfare, controlling the middle of the field is not only vital - it begets a…

Is Proliferation Federation?

  • David Chavez
  • March 19, 2013 | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes to read
  • Yesterday at Enterprise Connect, I participated in a panel on the topic of Federation that was moderated by longtime advocate, Russell Bennett. Russell is a…