Is SD-WAN a Better Bet for Unified Communications?

Information Week

As momentum continues to build for managed services with SD-WAN, providers try to make the case to migrate communications to these networks

The Realities of Rural 5G Deployment in the US

Forrester IT

Early last week, Ajit Pai, the Chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced his approval of the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint.

Can you anticipate VoIP network issues?

IT Toolbox

As more businesses migrate and make the transition to VoIP, the pressing issues of network performance and reliability continue to rear their sometimes not-so-pretty heads. For example, as a business expands, will its unified communications network, in which VoIP often plays a key role, be able to hold up? One answer to is to introduce active monitoring of the network in order

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CRM connectivity to digital phone networks to improve

IT Toolbox

The overlap between CRM systems and unified communications networks is about to get a major upgrade via a new partnership. Shift8 Networks, which belongs to Digerati Technologies, the cloud communications services specialist, is teaming up with phone intelligence platform Tenfold to connect customers with over 25 CRM systems and help desk applications.

How Is UC Connecting to the IoT?

IT Toolbox

Advances in the Internet of Things (IoT) are beginning to connect to unified communications (UC). The IoT is a constantly growing network of connected devices, assets, products, and more. The main drivers of this connection will be the manufacturing, health care, and transportation industries. Among the more recent companies to move forward with IoT innovation are Avaya and Volvo. Avaya is working

Yamaha subsidiary makes play for UC conference room market

IT Toolbox

Yamaha and Revolabs are launching a suite of unified communications products this month, particularly the CS-700 Video Sound Collaboration System, designed for huddle rooms. The new system is a networked AVB audio station with wired and wireless microphoneThis represents the first joint effort in the partnership between Revolabs and its corporate parent, Yamaha.

Will cognitive networks enable better conversations in the future?

Spearline Testing

The increasing complexity of networking environments. Network managers face the challenge of managing increasingly complex networking environments. In the past, network operations were managed reactively with the support team called into action when an issue was reported.

IDG Contributor Network: Why the best work tools play nicely together

ComputerWorld Consumerization IT

The idea of “unified communications” sounds good in theory. I mean, who wouldn't want to have only one vendor to worry about for email, phone, instant messaging, calendar, contacts, office software and storage. However, in practice the suite-style solution doesn't really pan out as planned because it’s difficult for a vendor to be the best solution in all of those areas. This is increasingly the case as we’ve seen innovation in enterprise technology accelerate over the last decade.

IDG Contributor Network: Why the best work tools play nicely together

ComputerWorld Consumerization IT

The idea of “unified communications” sounds good in theory. I mean, who wouldn't want to have only one vendor to worry about for email, phone, instant messaging, calendar, contacts, office software and storage. However, in practice the suite-style solution doesn't really pan out as planned because it’s difficult for a vendor to be the best solution in all of those areas. This is increasingly the case as we’ve seen innovation in enterprise technology accelerate over the last decade.

IDG Contributor Network: Implementing secure WANs in the cloud age

Network World

Over the past few years most organizations have significantly increased their reliance on the Internet, primarily due to the outsourcing of utility applications like email, unified communications, ERP, CRM, etc. to SaaS providers. Cloud-based applications provide IT organizations with an agile and cost effective means for expanding the range of services they provide and delivering new productivity tools requested by teams, departments or lines of business.

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Cisco issues 7 “high priority” security advisories; Firepower, IOS and ASA issues among them

Network World

First up this week Cisco said a vulnerability in the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) UDP throttling process of Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Cisco Unified CM) software could let an unauthenticated, remote attacker cause a denial of service (DoS) attack. More on Network World: Cisco certifications target business professionals eyeing software roles + To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Why State & Local Governments Should be Prepared for Cloud

Cloud Musings

This educational webinar is brought to you by RISC Networks , and will be hosted on BrightTalk.com at 12:00 pm on March 26, 2014. The webinar will present Moving to the Cloud: Expert Insights by Special Guest, GovCloud Network Founder (@GovCloud) Mr.Kevin Jackson.

Facilitators Announced For NGA Agile Cloud Brainstorming Event

Cloud Musings

With support from its 600 members, TIA enhances the business environment for companies involved in telecommunications, broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite, unified communications, emergency communications and the greening of technology.

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Cisco, competitors infiltrate Avaya customer doubts

Network World

It is not surprising that Cisco, Mitel and others are targeting Avaya’s customers as the networking company goes through Chapter 11 bankruptcy but sometimes it is a bit startling in its boldness. You have to figure out who you trust with your unified communications and customer care solutions.

Proactively generate more revenue by answering your customer's needs

Spearline Testing

Whether it could be similar interests, hobbies, or goals, it always boils down to having strong communication. Communication is key to a successful business, especially when it comes to customers. Spearline is the leading network intelligence company in the telecommunications industry.

New country added to mobile testing, “Dobryj den” Ukraine!

Spearline Testing

For unified communications. For unified communications. Mobile testing allows you to replicate your customers’ experience regardless of whether they are dialling through a PSTN or mobile network. Unified Communications. Spearline. Show menu.

Hyper-segmentation – How to Avoid Cyber Disasters

CTOvision

While people often think of security as just the tools used to protect the network, it’s not about that any more. Network Segmentation. The idea is that if someone gains access to your network, segmentation creates a dead end. Open Network Adapter (ONA). Nathaniel Crocker.

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68 countries and counting…. Welcome Nigeria to Spearline Fixed Line Testing!

Spearline Testing

A wholly-owned subsidiary of the Vodacom Group, Vodacom Nigeria is a major provider of connectivity, hosted services, unified communications and IoT solutions. Spearline is the leading network intelligence company in the telecommunications industry. Hello Nigeria!

Smart Manufacturing Is Cloud Computing

Cloud Musings

Digital Thread is a communication framework that connects traditionally siloed elements in manufacturing processes in order to provide an integrated view of an asset throughout the manufacturing lifecycle.

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Thriving in a Cloud, Big Data, Mobility and Security World

Cloud Musings

Software-defined networking, storage, data centers and security are maturing. Rules, models and code that can dynamically assemble and configure all of the elements needed from the network through the application are needed.

Never receive a false notification with Spearline alerts

Spearline Testing

" Arnold Chencinski, Senior Voice Network Engineer, Zoom Video Communications. Spearline alerts are usually sent as an email, but we can leave you an automated voice message or send you an SNMP (simple network management protocol) message - the choice is yours.

Skype for Business Server 2019 Preview

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Unified messaging services: Cloud Voicemail. This is the alternative to Unified Messaging which was previously provided through Exchange. That said, Exchange 2019 will not be offering Exchange Unified Messaging, however for organizations leveraging Skype for Business Server 2019 with Exchange 2013 or Exchange 2016 you will still have the ability to leverage Exchange Unified Messaging. Unified messaging services: Cloud Auto Attendant.

Escaping The Channel Partner Vise - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Organizations routinely buy a *lot* of IT stuff: servers, storage, networks, desktops, laptops, software, etc. Ditto for unified communications, big data analytics, next generation security, etc. Chucks Blog.