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Erik Linask is Group Editorial Director of TMC. During his tenure at TMC, he has supported the production and development of its print publications and, most recently, managed the day-to-day operations of the industry’s leading Web site, TMCnet, which currently serves nearly 3 million unique monthly visitors. Currently, he oversees TMC’s four print publications as well as TMCnet, and covers a wide range of topics in the IP Communications and Information Technology arenas, including his blog, Convergence Corner, on TMCnet.

Prior to joining TMC, Erik was Managing Editor at Global Custodian, an international securities services publication, where he also managed the magazine’s survey research. Erik began his professional career at management consulting firm Leadership Research Institute.

Latest Articles

Contact Center Update: Catching Up With Noble Systems, Part 1 - 12/05/2018
As Holiday Shopping Kicks into High Gear, Shopping Mall Shuts Downs Due to Power Outage - 11/26/2018
2018 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Winners Represent 13 Years of VoIP Evolution - 11/20/2018
2018 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Winners Represent 13 Years of VoIP Evolution - 11/20/2018
2018 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Winners Represent 13 Years of VoIP Evolution - 11/20/2018
16,000 Customers Lose Power in New Zealand Tourist Region - 11/19/2018
First Winter Storm of 2018 Hits Northeast and Midwest with a Fury - 11/16/2018
Separate Incidents Spark Rush Hour Power Outages in Ohio Counties - 11/09/2018
Blockchain-based Trade Financing Plotform Goes Live in Hong Kong - 11/06/2018
Blockchain-based Trade Financing Platform Goes Live in Hong Kong - 11/06/2018
Polling Locations at Risk During Power Outages - 11/05/2018
Friend of the Channel Award Winners Represent Evolving Channel Models - 11/02/2018
Blown Transformer Causes Power Outage for 13,000 New Orleans Utility Customers - 11/02/2018
Power Outage Leaves Kansas Town in the Dark - 11/01/2018
Hosted VoIP Winners Represent Innovation in Modern Business Communications - 10/29/2018
Hosted VoIP Winners Represent Innovation in Modern Business Communications - 10/29/2018
Power Surge at Denver International Airport Causes Flight Delays - 10/25/2018
MoneyMatch, Ripple, Santander Leveraging Blockchain to Compete with SWIFT - 10/23/2018
Denver Hit with Second Massive Power Outage this Month - 10/19/2018
Hurricane Michael Leaves Nearly All of Tallahassee without Power - 10/12/2018
Ask Me Anything: Digium, Sangoma Leaders Discuss the Brands' Future - 10/10/2018
11,000 Downtown Denver and Coors Field Area Customers Lose Power - 10/08/2018
Mylar Balloons an Increasing Cause of Power Outages - 10/05/2018
North Little Rock Hit With Daily Power Outages - 10/01/2018
Italian Serie A Defending Champion Juventus Launching Blockchain-based Fan Token - 09/24/2018
Powerful Tornadoes Rip Through Ottawa Causing Massive Outages - 09/24/2018
Blockchain Momentum Driving New Programs at Universities - 09/21/2018
New Orleans Power Outage Results from Unusual Cause - 09/21/2018
Busch Gardens Rides Evacuated During Power Outage - 09/21/2018
IBM and Hacera Introduce Blockchain Yellow Pages - 09/14/2018
Hurricane Florence Power Outage Could Top 3 Million Customers - 09/14/2018
Massive Earthquake Causes Power Outage for 5 Million in Japan - 09/11/2018
Enterprise Blockchain Hype Continues to Become Reality - 09/11/2018
Cleveland Businesses Blame Utility for Lack of Preparedness and Outages - 09/06/2018
Pennsylvania Mall Near Williamsport Without Power for Two Days - 09/02/2018
New York's Flatiron District Without Power on Hot August Day - 08/31/2018
Polycom Adds 4 New VVX Series SIP Phones to Its Unified Communications Portfolio - 08/31/2018
End of Life for Cisco CUCDM Signals Opportunity for HCS Partners - 08/31/2018
End of Life for Cisco CUCDM Signals Opportunity for HSC Partners - 08/31/2018
Dodger Stadium Loses Power for Second Time in a Month - 08/30/2018
JSR Micro to Build Private Microgrid to Cope with Frequent Power Outages - 08/23/2018
Washington's Reagan Airport in the Dark Due to Power Outage - 08/17/2018
Good Conference Calls Need Efficient Scheduling - 08/17/2018
Power Outage hits Cleveland... Again - 08/17/2018
13 Tips to Make People Want to Join Your Conference Calls - 08/10/2018
Power Outage Puts San Luis Obispo Businesses in Panic Mode - 08/10/2018
TradeLens, the IBM and Maersk Blockchain Supply Chain Platform is Gaining Traction Quickly - 08/09/2018
Upgrades to Transmission Infrastructure Reduce Equipment-Related Power Outages - 08/08/2018
MSP Consolidation: NexusTek Adds Three More IT Services Firms - 08/07/2018
Venezuelan Capital Plunged into Darkness During Business Day Power Outage - 08/03/2018
Fire, Power Outage, Manny Machado Highlight Monday at Dodger Stadium - 08/02/2018
Intelisys Adds Messaging Enabled Business Communications with MessagePro - 07/31/2018
Intelsys Adds Messaging Enabled Business Communications with MessagePro - 07/31/2018
Mount Sinai Opens Center to Study Blockchain in Healthcare - 07/27/2018
Are Your Prepared For the Next Power Outage? - 07/27/2018
Thousands in the Dark Again in Fairbanks, Alaska - 07/26/2018
Blockchain Momentum Continues, Will Reach $12 Billion in 2020 - 07/24/2018
Blockchain Meets StubHub with Eticket's P2P Ticket Platform - 07/22/2018
Animals Cause Multiple Power Outages in Oregon Town - 07/21/2018
Lightning Strikes, Power Outages Put Business Systems at Risk - 07/20/2018
Unified Experience Call for More than Just Contact Center Agents - 07/20/2018
Unified Communications Market Growing, Driven By Digital Transformation Strategies - 07/19/2018
Five Reasons the Financial Sector Wants Blockchain - 07/14/2018
Planned Power Outages a Great Opportunity for Testing Power Protection Systems - 07/14/2018
18,000 Hudson River Valley Customers Lose Power Due to Equipment Malfunction - 07/13/2018
Driving Revenue Growth with Customer Success 2.0 - 07/09/2018
Power Outage Strands Rides on New Jersey Roller Coaster - 07/05/2018
Repeated Power Outages Mean Lost Business - 07/03/2018
Power Outage in Michigan Town Takes City Hall's Communications System Offline - 06/21/2018
Crow's Nest in Power System Shuts Systems in Colorado - 06/20/2018
Power Outage Really Means What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas - 06/15/2018
Squirrel Causes Power Outage Taking Businesses Offline in Pennsylvania Town - 06/14/2018
Understanding Digital Transformation Before Someone Else Disrupts Your Business - 06/11/2018
MasterCard Files Patent to Put Credit Cards on Blockchain - 06/08/2018
Can a Balloon Shut Down Your Business? - 06/07/2018
Outer Banks Power Outage Settlement Bringing $10.3M in Damages to Businesses, Vacationers - 06/01/2018
Outer Banks Power Outage Settlement Bringing $10.3 in Damages to Businesses, Vacationers - 06/01/2018
Gold Line Adds Enghouse Interactive's CCSP Platform to Service Portfolio - 06/01/2018
Become a Digital Transformation Top Gun with the Right Perspectives - 05/22/2018
Making the Jump to Recurring Revenue: Monetizing Your XaaS Model - 05/19/2018
Blackhawk Helicopter Drops Ammo Case through School Roof - 05/18/2018
How Can Businesses Avoid Loss Due to Power Outages? - 05/11/2018
Goldman Sachs Leads Major Investment Banking into Bitcoin Market - 05/07/2018
Global First: BBVA Completes Corporate Loan on Using Blockchain - 05/04/2018
Derailing Productivity with Poor Audio Conferencing Experiences - 05/02/2018
Power Outage at Schiphol Airport Causes Massive Flight Delays - 04/30/2018
CoreDial Reaches New User Milestone as UCaaS Market Continues to Grow - 04/30/2018
Car Knocks Businesses Offline for Morning Rush - 04/27/2018
Mitel Going Private, Managed Services Giant with Rackspace on the Horizon? - 04/26/2018
Mitel Going Private, Managed Services Giant with Rackspace on the Horizon? - 04/26/2018
Power Failure Shuts Mall, Businesses in Rapid City, South Dakota - 04/23/2018
Los Angeles Power Outage Leaves Westfield Mall Businesses in the Dark - 04/21/2018
Customer Loyalty Has Changed, Has Your Contact Center? - 04/21/2018
Ideacom Conference Offers Unmatched Opportunity for Reseller and Service Provider Community - 04/04/2018
Tech and Power Outages Don't Mix - 03/26/2018
ZaiLab Putting the Cloud into Cloud Contact Center - 03/26/2018
Martha's Vineyard Ferry Power Outage Strands Passengers in Sound - 03/23/2018
Line Failure Causes Massive Power Outage Across Brazil - 03/23/2018
Unified Communications for Deskless Workers - 03/23/2018
BlueJeans Reinventing the Business Video Conference Experience - 03/23/2018
XMedius and AVST: The Whole is Bigger than the Sum of its Parts - 03/20/2018
Contact Center Market Primed for Managed Services Model - 03/19/2018
Contact Center Market for Managed Services Model - 03/19/2018
Business Power Protection Lessons Learned from Residential System Outages - 03/16/2018
Mighty Quinn Deals Second Devastating Blow to Northeast, Unprepared Businesses Likely Suffered Significant IT Losses - 03/09/2018
Making Cloud Software Jive with FedRAMP Requirements - 03/07/2018
Which Power Protection System is Right for Your Business? - 03/05/2018
Rebuilding Businesses Must Have a Power Protection Plan - 03/03/2018
Nor'Easter Riley Causing Massive Power Outages for Businesses Without Power Protection Sytems - 03/02/2018
What Businesses Can Learn from the Death of Google and Exploding Appliances - 02/26/2018
Damaged Utility Company Equipment: How Business Can Protect Themselves - 02/22/2018
How to Make Sure Power Outages Don't Cost Your Business - 02/20/2018
ITEXPO Day 1 All About Making Communications Better - 02/14/2018
Sever Cold Spell Overloads Transformers, Causes Power Outages in Florida - 01/19/2018
Employee Advocacy. Does It Work? - 01/19/2018
Power Outage in North Carolina Remains a Mystery - 01/19/2018
Mitel Slides Into Second - 12/15/2017
What is the New Age of Telecom? - 12/15/2017
TMC Labs Reviews the Htek UC926 IP Phone and UC46 Expansion Module - 12/15/2017
Product Review: Htek UC926 IP Phone and UC46 Expansion Module - 12/15/2017
Plane Crash Causes Power Outage Near Denver - 12/08/2017
Wind, Weather Cause Costly Power Outages - 12/01/2017
Gunman Fires at Equipment, Causes Power Outage in Canada - 12/01/2017
Microsoft's Skype VoIP App Banned in China - 11/22/2017
911 Call Center Power Protection Failure Causes Equipment Damage, System Shutdown - 11/22/2017
Gas Leak Shuts Down Power in Downtown Ohio Town - 11/18/2017
School Systems' IT Investments at Risk During Power Outages - 11/15/2017
Power Outage Causes Untreated Waste to Be Dumped into Massachusetts River - 11/06/2017
Hundreds of Thousands without Power in Ireland after Hurricane Ophelia - 10/19/2017
Don't Let a Power Outage Smoke Out Your Business - 10/17/2017
Dialpad Brings Its Cloud Communications Service to Canada, Makes Long-Distance Fees Obsolete - 10/02/2017
Power Outage Hits Parts of University of Richmond Campus - 09/22/2017
Employee Advocacy: Does it Work? - 09/21/2017
Web-scale Networking Week in Review: 5G, Cloudian, Skymind, Cyber Terrorism, Jeff Pulver - 09/03/2017
VoIP Solutions Week in Review: Sennheiser, Htek, Epygi, Ecosmob, Hammer, Go Long - 09/03/2017
Call Recording Week in Review: Hurricane Harvey, Dubber and BroadSoft, CallMiner and Voxbone - 09/02/2017
Fraud and Identity Week in Review: Gmail, Biometrics, BlackBerry - 09/02/2017
Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Week in Review: Comcast, Aquantia, PacketFabric, Telehouse - 09/02/2017
Cloud Communications Offers Continuity Options for Hurricane Harvey Impacted Businesses - 09/01/2017
Hurricane Harvey a Perfect Scenario for Call Center Scheduling for Unexpected Demand - 09/01/2017
Call Recordings Can Be Customer Service Tools - 09/01/2017
NCAA Investigation into Ole Miss Underscores Call Accounting Requirements - 09/01/2017
Lightning Knocks Out Power in Colton, California Putting Essential Technology at Risk - 09/01/2017
What's Driving, Enabling the Move to Software? - 08/31/2017
Hurricane Harvey Will Test Power Protection Systems - 08/25/2017
Employee Advocacy: Becoming the Amazon of Your Industry - 08/25/2017
Why Employee Advocacy Should Be Part of Corporate Marketing Strategy - 08/24/2017
Full Solar Eclipse Reminds Businesses About Power Protection - 08/21/2017
Employee Advocates - Your Untapped Marketing Resource - 08/18/2017
Local Governments Can't Be Guilty of Ignoring Power Protection Needs - 08/18/2017
Why Businesses Should Pay Attention to Planned Power Outages - 08/18/2017
Never Underestimate the Potential for Power Outages or Their Damage to Your Business - 08/11/2017
Classical Guitar Concert Canceled in Oregon Due to Power Outage - 08/11/2017
Kevin Kennedy Stepping Down, Will New Leadership Help Guide Avaya Back into Prominence? - 08/07/2017
Gogo Making Air Travel More Productive - 08/04/2017
Snakes Becoming Frequent Cause of Power Outages and Business Disruption - 08/04/2017
Texas A&M Researchers Develop Model for Predicting Outages - 08/04/2017
Massive Outer Banks Power Outage Causes Mandatory Evacuation - 07/28/2017
Mitel Finally Gets ShoreTel, Puts UCaaS Market on Notice - 07/28/2017
Using Email for Shaping Influence - 07/28/2017
Critters Finding Ways to Cause Power Outages, Disrupt Business - 07/28/2017
What is the New Age of Telecom? - 07/25/2017
It's Snake Week for Power Outages and Business Disruption - 07/21/2017
To Record or Not to Record: Brexit Causing Confusion Around Call Recording Regulation - 07/18/2017
Power Surge Knocks Out Network at Courthouse in Arkansas - 07/17/2017
Fraud and Identity Battle Moves to the Biometrics Stage - 07/14/2017
Bobcat Climbs Utility Pole, Knocks Out Power In Kansas - 07/13/2017
Data Striim-ing for Real-time Actionable Business Intelligence - 07/11/2017
Power Outage Cancels Screening of War for the Planet of the Apes - 07/07/2017
Why Businesses Have to Protect Equipment from Wildlife - 07/07/2017
Function as a Service Style of Microservices Depolyment for Real-time Business Intelligence - 07/06/2017
Are We Finally Looking at Beginning of the PSTN Sunset? - 07/06/2017
Artificial Intelligence Marks the Genesys of Knowledge Entrepreneurs - 07/06/2017
Artificial Intelligence Marks the Genesys of Knowledge Entrepreneurs - 06/27/2017
Data Striim-ing for Real-time Actionable Business Intelligence - 06/26/2017
Transforming Your Business Infrastructure for the Digital Economy - 06/23/2017
Digital Transformation: Ensuring Smooth Service Rollouts for CSPs, MSPs and ISPs - 06/05/2017
Power Outage Stalls Interop Temporarily at MGM Grand Las Vegas - 05/17/2017
Team Collaboration Brings a New Wave of Truly Unified Communications - 05/05/2017
Team Collaboration Brings a New Wave of Truly Unified Communications - 04/03/2017
NetFortris Strengthens Managed Services Portfolio with Fonality UCaaS Acquisition - 03/08/2017
Social Media is More Than Making Bird Noises - 03/06/2017
NetFortris Strengthens Managed Services Portfolio with Fonality UCaaS Acquisition - 02/21/2017
JMRConnect CEI Wins Best Marketing Technology for Its Effectiveness in Shaping Influence - 02/17/2017
Social Media is More Than Making Bird Noises - 02/16/2017
ITEXPO 2017: An Amazing Week in Review - 02/13/2017
Reports of the Death of the Deskphone are Premature; Allworx Says We're on the Verge of a Deskphone Revolution - 01/19/2017
Communications 2017: What are the Experts Saying? - 01/16/2017
2017: The Year of More Cloud Confusion - 12/07/2016
Looking at the World of Collaboration through a Prysm - 10/29/2016
APIs Making Customer Engagement Easier than Ever - 10/21/2016
Why Verizon Failed Despite Hiring Customer-Friendly Agents - 10/20/2016
Curing the Cloud Hangover: Cloud Usage Finding a Balance - 10/20/2016
VoLTE and Virtualization: What Mobile Operators Need to Know - 09/26/2016
RCS: The Next Major Step for Mobile Operators Competing with OTT - 09/13/2016
How to Make Sure Your App Drives Loyalty, not Attrition - 09/08/2016
How the San Diego Padres Scored Big with Cloud Communications - 09/08/2016
ITEXPO 2017: That Which is Old is New Again - 09/06/2016
WebRTC Road Show: Communications App Development Made Easy - 08/31/2016
APIs: Making Customer Engagement Easier than Ever - 08/25/2016

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