Infrastructure Challenges of Unified Communications
Michael F. Finneran
dBrn Associates, Inc
Michael F. Finneran
Michael F. Finneran, President of dBrn Associates, Inc. is a consultant and industry analyst specializing in mobility, unified communications, and fixed-mobile convergence. With over 30 years in networking and wide range of experience, he is a widely recognized expert in the field. Michael has appeared at hundreds of trade shows and industry conferences including Enterprise Connect, INTEROP, and Mobile Business Expo; he also helps plan the Wireless and Mobility track at Enterprise Connect In the consulting area, he has provided assistance to carriers, equipment vendors, end users, and investment firms in the US and overseas. He has published hundreds of articles and blogs along with a number of white papers and market reports including the InformationWeek State of Unified Communications. Michael holds an MBA degree from the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
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