Erik Linask Info

Group Editorial Director

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

Sendbird Advanced Moderation Creates Safer, Smarter, Digital Communities - 12/05/2023
Solving the Smart Home IoT Connectivity Puzzle - 10/26/2023
Friend of the Channel Award Winners Exhibit Dedication to Their Programs and Partners - 08/22/2023
Satellite IoT: The Dawn of a New Connectivity Era - 06/29/2023
Mako Networks Moves into CALA Region with Allied Technology Partnership - 06/29/2023
Cisco and Hitachi Vantara: Navigating the Complexities of the Hybrid Cloud - 06/20/2023
Modern Cyber Security: Adding Breach and Attack Simulation to Your Strategy - 06/14/2023
Harnessing the Power of IoT for a Smarter Denver - 06/12/2023
Improving Cyber Response with Continuous Vulnerability Hunting Across the Entire IT Ecosystem - 06/06/2023
Traceable AI Unveils API Security Reference Architecture Founded on Zero Trust - 06/05/2023
The Emerging Focus on SaaS Security - 06/05/2023
The Future of Buildings is Smart - 06/02/2023
Juniper Networks and AIOps: A Revolution in Network Management - 06/02/2023
Network as a Service: A Growth Opportunity for MSPs - 06/01/2023
UniVoIP Brings Teams Voice Integration to the Telarus Supplier Portfolio - 06/01/2023
Tuya Smart's Matter and Alexa Integration Designed to Expand Smart Home Market - 05/31/2023
Samuel Wilson Set to Lead 8x8 into the Future - 05/31/2023
Revolution at the Grid Edge: A Pioneering Approach to Energy Management - 05/26/2023
Leveraging Generative AI for Health Literacy - 05/26/2023
Telco Transformation: Brightspeed and Alianza's UCaaS Partnership - 05/25/2023
The Retail Game Changer: KORE's Retail Fixed Wireless Solution - 05/25/2023
Five9's Bracket Challenge Highlights Shifting Contact Center Priorities - 05/24/2023
Defending the Cloud: Wasabi and Opti9 Tag Team Against Cyber Threats - 05/24/2023
IBM Boosts Cyber Security and AI Skills in Schools: A Step Towards a Safer Digital Future - 05/23/2023
Pegasystems Rides the Generative AI Wave - 05/23/2023
Revolutionizing Data Security for Large Language Models - 05/22/2023
The Marketing Conundrum: Budget Constraints and the Rise of Generative AI - 05/22/2023
Riding the Cybersecurity Wave:The Rise of CSaaS - 05/18/2023
Latch Unlocks its Future with HDW Acquisition and New CEO Jamie Siminoff - 05/17/2023
Stefanini Cyber Defense and Shield-IoT Forge Alliance to Bolster IoT Security - 05/16/2023
Legos Bolsters Customer Trust with Ribbon's STIR/SHAKEN Solution - 05/15/2023
Navigating the Future of UCaaS: Sangoma's New Suite and Channel Partnership - 05/12/2023
Deloitte Canada Unlocking the Future of Generative AI - 04/21/2023
BCM One Not Done Acquiring, Makes Major Global Move Picking Up Pure IP - 04/05/2023
Signs of Success: BCM One's Growth Recognized by Inclusion in Inc. Magazine's Northeast List - 03/02/2023
MSP Expo Sponsor: MSPs Have to Become Communications Providers - 02/13/2023
MSPs Have a Massive Opportunity in Cyber Security - 01/26/2023
MSP Expo Sponsor: MSPs Can Help Stop Cyber Attacks Before They Happen - 01/23/2023
Simplified IT Service Procurement, Management, and Accounting is an Advantage - 12/20/2022
SkySwitch Growth and Innovation Recognized among UCaaS Leaders - 12/13/2022
Let the Geek Speak: Keys to Delivering a Great Tech Presentation - 10/24/2022
Minority Report is Here: IKIN's Cubara Bridges the Gap Between Real and Virtual - 10/17/2022
Growing White-label UCaaS Provider RingLogix Raises $3M in Investment Round - 10/13/2022
UCaaS Provider Cuts New Customer Onboarding from Two Days to Two Minutes - 08/02/2022
Data is the Key to Asset Lifecycle Management - 06/17/2022
Increased Security Spend: Not If, but How Much? - 06/16/2022
Vijilan Taking a Modern Approach to Cyber Security - 06/16/2022
TMC Labs Review: Yeastar P-Series PBX System (Cloud Edition) - 06/16/2022
Corel, Parallels Focusing on MSP Partners to Support SMB Customers - 06/16/2022
Future of Work Speaker Talks Success in Today's New Work Environment - 06/01/2022
The Promise of IoT: Unlimited Actionable Data - 05/25/2022
Extreme Networks Partners with Verizon Business for Stadium Connectivity and Fan Experiences - 05/05/2022
Digital Communications Value: The Backbone of the Future of Work - 04/21/2022
Datto's Future Unfolds: Kaseya Buys Connecticut MSP Vendor for $6.2 Billion - 04/11/2022
Stardust, Tilting Point Partner to Enable Immersive Blockchain Gaming in the Metaverse - 03/17/2022
6 False Narratives About the Metaverse and NFTs that Need Correcting - 03/16/2022
Nynja Technologies Joins Growing List of Tech Firms Supporting Ukraine in War with Russia - 03/03/2022
INTERNET TELEPHONY's Friend of the Channel Award Winners Highlight Partner-Centricity - 02/07/2022
INTERNET TELEHONY's Friend of the Channel Award Winners Highlight Partner-Centricity - 02/07/2022
Ericsson Extends Its Wireless Enterprise Strategy with Vonage Acquisition - 11/22/2021
BCM One Goes All-in On UCaaS with CoreDial Acquisition - 11/17/2021
The Future of Work: A Skills-based Flex Economy - 10/20/2021
From Driver's Licenses Proof of Vaccination to Fishing Licenses, the World is Going All-Digital - 09/13/2021
If Your Customers Can't Reach Your Agents, They Won't Be Customers For Long - 09/01/2021
Westelcom Leverages Billing and Customer Management Platform to Support Growth - 08/13/2021
ScanSource and Intelisys Make Leadership Changes to Drive Channel Excellence and Strategic Growth - 08/12/2021
Evolving Workforce Models Shine Spotlight on Collaboration Tools and Voice Quality - 08/05/2021
State of Connecticut Enacts Law to Protect Customer Data and PII from Cyberattacks - 08/03/2021
BCM One Continues Its Run of Acquisitions with WCS Deal - 07/21/2021
NovaBACKUP: A Cloud Backup Pioneer's Transformation - 07/12/2021
WalkMe's IPO Confirms the Appetite for Guided CX Technology - 07/01/2021
IKIN Brings Hands-on Holographic Content Development Experience to Developers at ITEXPO - 06/10/2021
CoreDial Strengthens its Channel in Competitive Landscape with New CoreNexa 7.0 Platform - 05/27/2021
Why Businesses Should Be Investing in File Transfer Solutions - 05/17/2021
Why White Label UCaaS Makes Sense - 05/17/2021
A More Seamless Customer Experience with Guided CX - 04/27/2021
Speech Technologies and the Impact on CX - 04/23/2021
The Evolution and Acceptance of Speech Technologies - 04/23/2021
Connecting Data and Communications for Maximum Workflow Efficiency - 03/12/2021
Environmental Monitoring: The Key to Business Continuity - 02/23/2021
The Data Deluge Means MRR for MSPs - 02/02/2021
Toll-Free Calling Finally Enters the IP Era with TFX and Allstream Partnership - 02/01/2021
Wireless Office: The Next Frontier - 01/25/2021
A New Mobility Management Solution for the New Normal - 01/14/2021
5 Reasons This Was the Perfect Time for BCM One to Acquire UCaaS Platform SkySwitch - 01/07/2021
Reducing IT Risk, Maximizing Productivity with Remote Workers - 12/15/2020
Data Protection: The MSP Opportunity in a Data-centric World - 12/14/2020
Why Native Teams Integration Enhances the Communications and Collaboration Experience - 12/10/2020
Overcoming the Challenges of Remote Working to Maximize Collaboration - 12/10/2020
ION Networks Enables MSPs to Securely Manage Customer Systems with New Privileged Remote Access Solution - 12/10/2020
Salesforce to Acquire Slack in Biggest Benioff Acquisition to Date - 12/01/2020
Virtualized Firewalls Helping MSPs Protect Corporate Networks in a Remote World - 11/30/2020
Maximizing Productivity in a Remote World with Cloud Communications - 11/20/2020
Ensuring a Smooth Cloud Migration for your SAP Applications - 10/19/2020
NICE inContact Meets Contact Center Agility and Intelligence Needs Head On with Latest Release - 10/16/2020
With New Enhancements Zoom Moves Deeper into Complete Enterprise Communications Market - 10/15/2020
Firewall as a Service Automation Gives MSPs Ability to Quickly Deliver Virtualized Security - 10/13/2020
Comings and Goings: Spectrotel Shows Commitment to Channel with New Key Hires - 10/09/2020
Cisco Takes Distracting Background Noise Out of WebEx Meetings with BabbleLabs Technology - 10/08/2020
Avaya, Spearline Team to Ensure Call Quality for OneCloud Users - 10/07/2020
Ingram Micro Delivers Microsoft Teams Direct Routing with SIPPIO Partnership - 10/07/2020
Does Your Communications and Collaboration Platform Provide Wire to Wire Security? - 10/06/2020
Securing Home WiFi Access to Corporate Networks for Teleworkers - 09/24/2020
5G is Coming, But How Quickly? - 09/22/2020
New Telehealth Possibilities: Home Ultrasound Device for Soon-to-be Moms - 08/10/2020
Why Adaptiv Networks' Acquisition of Elfiq Makes Sense - 07/30/2020
Turning Data into Stories with Natural Language Generation - 07/29/2020
Why the Telecom Industry Needs Open Ecosystems - 07/16/2020
CoreDial Makes Contact Center Management Easier with New WFM Capabilities - 07/08/2020
As eCommerce Thrives, Digital Innovation is a CX Must - 07/07/2020
Voipfuture Teams with Rohde & Schwartz on Voice Quality Solution for Air Traffic Management - 07/01/2020
Telinta Adds Auto-provisioning Profiles for New Grandstream and Yealink Phones - 06/29/2020
Cloud Technology Keeps Small Businesses Alive During COVID-19 - 06/18/2020
Aruba Defines the Future of Work in a COVID-19 World - 06/04/2020
SkySwitch Goes into Try Before You Buy Mode with Grandstream Phones - 06/02/2020
How Can Providers Capitalize on the Demand for UCaaS During COVID-19? - 06/02/2020
Quanergy Teams with Milexia for AI-driven LiDAR Solutions in EU Markets - 06/01/2020
Vonage Contact Center Lets Onecom Rapidly Adapt to COVID-19 Teleworking - 05/28/2020
COVID-19 Creating a Strong Argument for the Future of Telehealth - 05/27/2020
CallCabinet Intros Microsoft Teams Integration for Atmos Call Recording - 05/19/2020
Armor Adds MSP Program to Support Growing Cyber Security Opportunity - 05/19/2020
COVID-19 Health Screening App Can Help Businesses Re-Open Safely - 05/18/2020
Fusion Connect Names New CEO to Lead Company Post-Bankruptcy - 05/18/2020
Can Blockchain Help Researchers Develop a COVID-19 Vaccine Faster? - 05/15/2020
SkySwitch Launches Loyalty Program to Foster Partner Relationships - 05/12/2020
Where HR and IT Intersect: Managing Workforces During a Crisis - 05/08/2020
Contact Center Agents Get Personal Assistants with Speakeasy AI Agent Assist - 05/08/2020
What MSPs Need to Know to Protect Revenue Streams During a Crisis - 05/04/2020
CoreDial Adds Text Messaging to CoreNexa UCaaS Platform - 05/04/2020
What it Takes to Ensure Business Continuity Through a Crisis - 04/30/2020
How MSPs Can Succeed During the COVID-19 Pandemic - 04/30/2020
How Customer Service Organizations Can Successfully Implement Teleworking - 04/29/2020
Altitude Software Says Video is the Rising Star in Customer Experience - 04/28/2020
Navisite, Off Their Plate, Goo Goo Dolls' Johnny Rzeznik Unite to Support Healthcare and Restaurant Workers - 04/24/2020
Navisite, Off Their Plate, Goo Goo Dolls' Johnny Rzeznik Unite Support Healthcare and Restaurant Workers - 04/24/2020 and Launch New Communications Service for Teleworkers - 04/23/2020
IKIN Signs Benchmark Electronics to Bring Holographic Technology to Life - 04/21/2020
How Robotic Process Automation Can Help Businesses Success During a Crisis - 04/21/2020
MobileIron, Adeya Bring Security to Enterprise Communications with Strategic Partnership - 04/20/2020
CoreDial Adds John Carr to Leadership Team to Bolster UCaaS Platform Management - 04/20/2020
Verizon Supporting COVID-19 Response Nationwide - 04/17/2020
TextUs Offering SMS Platform to Essential Businesses During COVID-19 Pandemic - 04/16/2020
Solutions Granted: How a Master MSSP Was Born - 04/16/2020
Verizon Buys Zoom Competitor BlueJeans as Video Usage Grows Amid COVID-19 Pandemic - 04/16/2020
Why Ooma Says It Brings a Unique Value Proposition to the UCaaS Market for MSPs - 04/15/2020
OxyStrap Shifting Production from Fitness Trackers to N95 Equivalent Masks - 04/14/2020
Supporting Mobile Business Applications and Remote Workers with Secure WWAN - 04/14/2020
Why Background Noise Reduces Unified Communications and Customer Experience ROI - 04/13/2020
Five9 Helping Ensure Customer Service Continuity During COVID-19 Teleworking Mandates - 04/09/2020
Telinta Enables ITSPs and MSPs to Easily Transition Customers to Teleworking - 04/08/2020
Airship Enabling High-Impact Customer Engagement During COVID-19 Pandemic - 04/07/2020
VCU Health Adopts Telehealth to Evaluate COVID-19 Patients - 04/07/2020
CoreDial CEO Alan Rihm Joins Cloud Communications Alliance Board - 04/06/2020
Grandstream Updates IPVideoTalk Plans to Help Businesses Adjust to Teleworking - 04/06/2020
Sitel Migrates to Teleworking, Hiring 10,000 New Associates - 04/02/2020
netsapiens Releases Update to Unified Communications Platform to Enable Teleworking in a Snap - 04/02/2020
8x8 Video Meetings Enables Telehealth for Mental Health Treatment - 04/01/2020
ClouDhiti Brings SMBs into Future of Work with Cloud-based Artificial Intelligence Apps - 04/01/2020
Edify Says Artificial Intelligence is the Key to Superior Customer Experience - 03/31/2020
CCaaS Consultant Cloudlinx Joins Edify Channel to Drive Future of Work Initiatives - 03/31/2020
Edify Says Artificial Intellgence is the Key to Superior Customer Experience - 03/31/2020
Sytel Enables Fully Functioning Contact Center for Teleworkers over the Weekend - 03/30/2020
Thrio, TELUS Launch AI-Driven CC360 Customer Engagement Platform - 03/30/2020
Governments and Health Orgs Get Social Tools from and Facebook to Combat Coronavirus - 03/27/2020
Video Conferencing Use Grows During Coronavirus Pandemic, 8x8 Explains Why - 03/27/2020
Vibes Offers Free SMS Notification to Essential Businesses During Coronavirus Outbreak - 03/26/2020
Ecosmob Offers One-Hour Installation of Conferencing Platform During Coronavirus Pandemic - 03/26/2020
Stellar Cyber Gets Additional Funding to Grow Its Security Business - 03/25/2020
SkySwitch Adds Microsoft Teams Integration with TeamMate Technology Solution - 03/25/2020
SkySwitch Adds Microsoft Teams Integration with TeamMate Technologies Solution - 03/25/2020
AVANT Chooses 8x8 to Support its Unified Communications Needs - 03/25/2020
Taking the Noise out of Your Voice Engagements to Deliver Consistent Voice Experience - 03/24/2020
Avaya Spaces Cloud Communications Platform Available to Schools to Help Manage Coronavirus Crisis - 03/20/2020
Italian Schools Using WeSchool Platform Based on 8x8's Jitsi for Distance Learning - 03/20/2020
Vonage Offering Free Cloud Communications Services During COVID-19 Pandemic - 03/18/2020
Granite Telecom Helping Businesses Quickly Implement Remote Working During COVID-19 Crisis - 03/18/2020
Ribbon's SBC 5400 Passes JITC Certification, Approved for Department of Defense Deployment - 03/17/2020
RPA Needs Cognitive Learning to Truly Succeed - 03/17/2020
Microsoft Teams Suffers Outage During COVID-19 Outbreak - 03/16/2020
Telinta Launches Special Promo for New ISPs and WISPs Looking to Add VoIP Services - 03/16/2020
Serenova, Lifesize Merge, More to Come? - 03/11/2020
Will Robocalls Kill Smaller Carriers? - 03/04/2020
Pax8 Adds to MSP Cyber Security Portfolio with Bitdefender Partnership - 03/02/2020
Poor Security Is Simply Not Worth the Risk - 03/02/2020
Getting the Most out of the Coming 5G Revolution with SD-WAN - 02/28/2020
Why Unified Communications Needs to Include Contact Centers - 02/28/2020
UCaaS provider to MSPs Cytracom Gets Major Investment to Drive Growth - 02/28/2020
InMoment Acquires MaritzCX to Create Future of Work and CX Powerhouse - 02/27/2020
Arria NLG Adds Automated Data Narratives to Maistering AI Applications - 02/25/2020
Future of Work Speaker: The Problem with AI Assistants is They're Not Human Enough - 02/12/2020
Intelisys Cyber Security Expert: AI is Growing, but Beware, Hackers Use It Too - 02/12/2020
Google Keynoter at ITEXPO Says Digital Whiteboards Have Changed Collaboration - 02/12/2020
At ITEXPO, Cisco Exec Says Digital Transformation is About Culture as Much as Technology - 02/12/2020
ITEXPO Speaker IKIN Talks Future of Holographs and 5G - 02/11/2020
ITEXPO Speaker Fonative Talks Trends That Are Defining the Communications Space in 2020 - 02/11/2020
ITEXPO Speaker Thrio: Customers Comparing CX Across Markets, Changing the Competitive Dynamic - 02/11/2020
ITEXPO Exhibitor Viirtue Talks Automation,Microsoft Teams, Cybersecurity, and more Topics from TechSuperShow - 02/10/2020
MSP Expo Speaker & Exhibitor High Wire Networks On Managed Security Opportunities - 02/07/2020
Managing Contingent and Blended IT Labor - 01/06/2020
Solving the Blended IT Workforce Management Challenge - 01/06/2020