Lisa Stapleton

Lisa Stapleton

Lisa Stapleton is a marketing manager at 8x8. She holds an MBA from Santa Clara University, an MA in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a bachelor's degree in applied math and physics from UC Berkeley.

Articles by: Lisa Stapleton

Disaster Reliability—What Old PBXs and Phone Systems Can’t Give You

Tropical storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic. Wildfires setting destruction records in the Western US. Tsunamis in the Pacific. Responding to these disasters—and trying to do business in the aftermath—usually overwhelms local phone service and on-premises PBXs, just when everyone needs reliable communications the most. That’s when CIOs say that cloud communications really shine—often making […]

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E Pluribus Unum: Out of Many, One Company

To take a lesson from early American history, one thing is clear: It can be challenging to meet individual needs and bring everyone together to channel their collective power.  One of the hardest things for the young United States to get right was how to bring together many distinct states into one unified whole. It’s the […]

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Bad Meetings Go Back Further than You Think: 4 Tips to Improve Them

The longer I work in Silicon Valley—home of what seems like constant change at a blinding pace—the more I realize how little things have changed. Take, for example, bad meetings. Ancient documents like the Bible tried to warn us about them—along with war, pestilence, plagues and big guys named Goliath. We just weren’t smart enough […]

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Infonetics on the #1 Communications Feature Businesses Want

What’s the #1 feature that businesses want in their cloud communications systems—which include phones, videoconferencing and contact center solutions? What’s most important is not more bells and whistles, not the lowest price, but something you might not think of specifically asking for. It’s security, says Infonetics Principal Analyst Diane Myers. “Last year and this year, […]

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Fast Talking for Fast-Trackers and Entrepreneurs: A Primer

What’s the one thing people fear even more than public speaking? Before the answer, a little background: A commonly cited statistic holds that when surveyed, more people say they fear public speaking than say they fear death. So, the saying goes, next time you’re at a funeral, look around. There are probably more people afraid […]

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