Editorial Programme

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May 2019

MSP Series – Cloud transitions
In the second part of the MSP series we will be looking at the business journey for those moving to cloud and what that means for their MSP. Cloud trends move fast and pinning down what is best for customers can be right or wrong depending on which way the wind is blowing.

In this feature we will look to ask vendors, suppliers and MSPs the following:

  • What does a business journey to the cloud look like in reality?
  • Who is making the purchasing decisions when it comes to moving towards the cloud?
  • What are the major challenges of moving a business/ or parts of a business to the cloud?
  • Multi-cloud is getting a lot of traction right now, is this trend a challenge for MSPs to address?
  • What can we expect out of the market over the next 12 months?

Submit to: david@commsbusiness.co.uk
Deadline: 1st April 2019

Vertical Horizon: Channel in… Healthcare
In this series of features we will be looking at industry verticals the Channel is currently serving with a view to determining opportunities, challenges and market movements which are impacting those partners selling into that particular vertical.

With the UK Government set to increase spending on the NHS, the largest part of the sector, additional funds may well be available for a sectors that, despite austerity cuts, has remained a huge investor in IT and communications equipment.

Comments are sought from: Vendors, distributors and partners that operate in this space. They will sell a range of technologies and products across the sector, some of which will be industry specific, others will be horizontal solutions that sit across many verticals.

To include:

  • Where is the disruption coming from? Digital Disruption is all around… how is it impacting this particular vertical and how can the Channel react?
  • Which products and services are selling well?
  • Are there new products on the horizon?
  • How is the purchasing behaviour of this vertical changing?
  • What are the major considerations for partners wanting to enter and succeed in this vertical?
  • Can you be a generalist or is it essential to specialise in this vertical… why?

Submit to: ian@commsbusiness.co.uk
Deadline: 1st April 2019

SIP Trunks & Phones
SIP trunks should be ‘flying off the shelves’ with the shutdown of ISDN support a mere handful of years away and with the forecast increase in hosted/cloud telephony uptake by Research and Markets between now and 2023, IP and SIP phones should be seeling well too.

We’ll be asking all the major UK suppliers what is so special about their range of phones and getting a take on the SIP trunk market from key suppliers.

Comms Business Magazine will focus on:

  • Is this a price, feature or quality led market?
  • Are SIP/IP Phones still tied in some ‘proprietary’ way to host phone systems and platforms?
  • Who has got the best IP phone integration to a hosted telephony platform and why?
  • How important is interoperability testing?

Submit to: ian@commsbusiness.co.uk
Deadline: 1st April 2019

2019 Monthly Features

Market Report 1 Market Report 2 Market Report 3 Live Stream
Jan Voice, Data & Mobile Distribution MSP Series (1) – A model journey? Building smart offices MSP Distie Panel
Feb Call Recording (including Mobile recording) SD-WAN – who are the true providers? Vertical Horizon: Channel in… Public Sector Public Sec SD-WAN
Feb Channel Profiles Supplement
Mar Vertical Horizon: Channel in… Retail Trends in Conferencing Data security – prevention or mitigation? Retail Cyber Sec
Apr Channel Hyperscalers (Public Cloud) UC for the SME The latest from Mobile World Congress Brexit UC
Apr IP Telephony Guide Supplement
May Vertical Horizon: Channel in… Healthcare SIP Trunks & Phones MSP Series (2) – cloud transition Health Cloud
May Digital Britain (Connectivity) Supplement
Jun Making Big Data Work for SMEs (Call Management) MSP Series (3) – The horse’s mouth Vertical Horizon: Channel in… Education Data Education
Jul Hosted & Cloud based Telephony Blockchain – hot or not? Digital Channels – your online presence Hosted Online Pres
Aug Vertical Horizon: Channel in… Finance and Banking Purchasing behaviour explained Cloud storage vendors – all born equal? Purchasing
Sep  Selling Team Collaboration MSP Series (4) – Delivering the Desktop (DaaS) Connectivity – What does Digital Britain mean for Channel? Digital Britain
Oct Smart Channels (IoT) Billing Services for Business Brexit – opportunities for Channel? IoT
Nov Call and Contact Centres – AI and delivering Customer Experience Vertical Horizon: Manufacturing / Construction Dealing with SaaS Disruptors AI and CC Collab
Dec Preview of 2020 Provisioning Portals – AI and Bot Takeover? Vertical Horizon: Channel in… Transportation / Automotive Finance 2021 Prev