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Miguel Lopes

Miguel Lopes is the Vice President of Product Line Management for Applications, responsible for bringing Dialogic’s application products to the cloud and offering them “as a service”. He is also responsible to build the strategy and go-to market requirements for a successful cloud offer. He contributes to several publications regarding smart cities, IoT, wireless technologies and is invited to speak in several events about how applications leveraging Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are changing the world.
 

Recent Posts

Hearing and Seeing the Difference in UC Platforms

by Miguel Lopes

Nov 7, 2019 9:15:00 AM

I've lost count on how many Unified Communications (UC) platforms are out there. It seems every week there is an announcement on a new vendor launching its own. It does not surprise me, as per most analysts, UC is a growing market with a market cap that is expanding by multiple billions of dollars year over year. Everyone wants a piece of that!

As in most market segments, in the UC market there are those vendors that took a risk and now are market leaders and others that came later, but by flexing their financial muscle were able to buy market share (you know who they are…). There are also the niche vendors that identified an interesting gap and are capitalizing on it. Independent of the type of vendor, in UC, there are base factors that can contribute to success or failure. One of these factors is audio and video quality. It is quite hard to collaborate when you have a poor experience on audio and video calls and conferences. A UC vendor could have the most advanced APIs or integrate with a multitude of applications, but if audio or video quality is not there and adaptable to different network conditions, then it is destined for failure.

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Topics: Unified Communications and Collaboration, Voice and Video

Microservices Architecture – What is it, and why should I care?

by Miguel Lopes

Oct 31, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Nerd alert! For a while I’ve postponed my chance to geek out about one of the latest buzz words in the telecom industry. Over the last few years, the telecom industry has been rampant with technical terms such as virtualization, network functions virtualization (NFV), orchestration, and lately containerization. Salespeople throw terms around like there is no tomorrow in hopes of getting prospects engaged and excited about their products. One term that is trending now is microservices architecture (MSA). Now, I did say I was going to geek out, but I promise not to get too technical, so hopefully, you will make it to the end of this blog.

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Topics: Unified Communications and Collaboration, Development Methodologies

Addressing the Pains of Collaborating with External Parties

by Miguel Lopes

Feb 26, 2019 8:00:00 AM

I am sure many of you have been or are currently involved in a project with one or more partners or vendors that demand frequent update calls. Typically, you would set up a conference bridge, exchange files via emails and, if required, send an instant message (IM) via SMS or some other OTT application. Does this scenario sound familiar? As time goes by,

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Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Unified Communications and Collaboration

How far can you go alone?

by Miguel Lopes

Jan 23, 2019 9:00:00 AM

“Effectively, change is almost impossible without industry-wide collaboration, cooperation, and consensus." – Simon Mainwaring

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Topics: Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Unified Communications and Collaboration

Small Enterprises Dominate But are Unified Communications Solutions Meeting Their Needs?

by Miguel Lopes

Nov 30, 2017 7:58:40 AM

In the past, and some would say in the present, the better-known IP-PBX and Unified Communications (UC) vendors focused on large enterprises. The real profit was in obtaining the most significant number of subscribers per business.

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Topics: Unified Communications and Collaboration

The New Enterprise Hub

by Miguel Lopes

Sep 12, 2017 4:17:56 PM

The evolution from on-premise PBX to a Unified Communications cloud application is taking some interesting turns - and the latest one is changing how we define productivity in the enterprise world. If we think about it, most of our daily tasks involve a mix of real time communications, either using text, voice or video, and our software tools that enable us to complete our tasks. Quite often, both of them combine and we find ourselves using both simultaneously to achieve what we need, but that does not mean they interop seamlessly and save us precious time in this hyperactive and hyper-connected world.

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Topics: Unified Communications and Collaboration

Voice Hacking - No Victim Is Too Small

by Miguel Lopes

Apr 28, 2017 9:48:23 AM

Everywhere in the world, small and big enterprises spend a considerable part of their budget on Antiviruses, Firewalls, and other appliances to protect their network and data. The typical network hacker usually targets the larger enterprises which are potentially a better mark with deeper pockets and lucrative secrets to keep. The PBX hacker though does not care about your enterprise size, because you can be as lucrative as any other company one hundred times bigger than you. When telephony shifted to IP, it brought many advantages, but it also exposed the voice to the same threats as the network.

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Topics: Fax, VoLTE/VoWifi & IMS

Actionable Data VS Big Data – Knowing the Difference for Smarter Decision Making

by Miguel Lopes

Mar 31, 2017 11:07:08 AM

The cloud brought us the age of Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT). We solved the compute and storage problems (became cheap) and managed to scale resources at a snap of a finger or with a couple lines of code. We can now store unmeasurable quantities of information and make educated decisions based on that…or can we?

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Topics: NFV/SDN & Cloud, Internet of Things, Communications Application Development

Unified Experience in a Unified Communications World

by Miguel Lopes

Mar 15, 2017 9:50:21 AM

Unified Communications (UC), more than a buzz word, has become such a loose term that everyone uses it without thinking twice when referring to any sort of enterprise voice and video services.

 

But what is the true meaning of UC and, more importantly, what are the implications to achieve true UC? Conversations focus so much on the technology that participants tend to lose track of what is the ultimate goal. The goal is to simplify the way enterprises communicate through different channels and to not add additional complexity.

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Topics: WebRTC, VoLTE/VoWifi & IMS, IPX, Communications Application Development