Sheldon Smith

May 19, 2016

UC Over Public Internet: Making the Right Choice

Unified communications (UC) is on a roll — according to Digital Journal, the market should be worth over $61 billion by 2018. It’s no surprise; as businesses look for ways to connect in-office, remote and mobile workers, advanced UC is a logical fit, since it offers near-limitless scalability combined with the ability to add new lines and services on demand. The evolution of UC technologies, however, raises an important question: How do companies provision these digital services?

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February 16, 2016

Common Cloud Objections: How to Handle the Naysayers

According to a recent survey cited in EnterpriseTech, hybrid cloud computing is now “mainstream,” with 53 percent of respondents saying they use between two and four cloud providers. Despite a booming market and the marked advantages that come with moving off premises, you may experience pushback from executives and IT pros alike. Here are three common objections — and how you can handle the naysayers.

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January 31, 2016

The Big Implications of Big Data

Data generation isn’t slowing down. As noted by CloudTweaks, just 6 percent of data is now stored in physical format; the remaining 94 percent is digital. What’s more, 90 percent of all information created by humans has come into existence over the last two years. These are broad strokes but demand a specific response: Big data.

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January 12, 2016

Top Questions to Ask Before Implementing VoIP

Thinking about a move away from traditional phone lines to a voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) solution? You’re not alone: According to Business Wire, the market is on track to reach almost 350 million subscribers by 2020 and generate $136 billion in revenue. However, before ditching your plain old telephone service (POTS) for VoIP, it’s important to ask a few critical questions.

How Many Users Do You Have?

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August 25, 2015

Moving to VoIP? Four Tips for a Better Transition

While plain old telephone service (POTS) remains a mainstay for many companies, voice over IP (VoIP) systems are quickly gaining market share both alongside and in lieu of more traditional systems. Though moving from public-switched networks to more agile VoIP comes with a number of potential pitfalls — here are four tips for a better transition.

Check Your Network

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January 22, 2015

3 Powerful Ways to Maximize UC Investments

Here are three ways that companies can boost the effectiveness of their UC deployments and make the most of these IT investments.

Unified communications is an integral part of the modern enterprise environment, but decision-makers may find themselves falling short of their ROI goals following the implementation of these solutions.

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January 8, 2015

Send Unified Communications Resources to the Cloud to Maximize Value

The cloud offers a haven of simplicity and power for a converged UC deployment.

Communications tools, whether they be physical, digital or somewhere in between, are core drivers of collaboration and productivity in the enterprise environment today. Regardless of the industry in question, organizations need to deliver intuitive, high-powered communication resources to end users across departments to ensure the smooth and seamless flow of information, ideas and innovations throughout the workforce.

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November 14, 2014

3 Easy Tips To Dissolve Cloud Risk

For organizations still harboring hesitation about off-premises environments, here are three easy ways to mitigate risks commonly tied to the cloud.

While cloud computing got off to a rocky start in its early enterprise iterations, the technology has since been embraced by a wide range of organizations across the economic landscape. However, even as decision-makers warm up to the idea of off-premises provisioning, there remains some hesitation to fully hop on the cloud bandwagon, as many companies keep legacy systems around for good measure and familiarity.

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