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Unified Communications: Let’s Get On the Same Page

By | April 13, 2015 | Unified Communications | [ 0 ]
By Chris Ancell Are you currently deploying a unified communications strategy to power your business? Unified communications (UC) is used by nearly 50 percent of businesses, but a 2014 survey showed that many IT professionals are not familiar with the term. And that is a problem. So let’s start with the basics and define UC. According to Gartner, “unified communications (UC) products (equipment, software and services) as those that facilitate the interactive use of multiple enterprise communications methods. This can…

Let shadow IT guide infrastructure development

By | February 12, 2015 | Cloud, Shadow IT | [ 0 ]
By John Grady  With a flexible attitude toward application adoption and infrastructure development, this generation’s leaders can harness the momentum of shadow IT. Perceived as bringing security and performance risk to the enterprise environment, employee-driven…

Small businesses must confront shadow IT head on

By | February 10, 2015 | Cloud, Shadow IT | [ 0 ]
By John Grady Will SMBs fall victim to a cyber-crisis or find a way to snuff out the shadows for a stronger, more cohesive IT strategy? Shadow IT is a controversial phenomenon sweeping the enterprise…

Connecting to the Cloud: Stop Fighting the Shadows

By | February 5, 2015 | Cloud, Shadow IT | [ 0 ]
By John Grady Decision-makers can shift gears into a new era of cooperative shadow IT by embracing services such as AWS Direct Connect. While cloud computing has empowered a new generation of enterprise end users…

Network Enabled Cloud solution coordinates multi-cloud environments

By | February 3, 2015 | Cloud, Hybrid Cloud | [ 0 ]
By John Hanton  The value of the hybrid cloud is undeniable when coupled with the corporate WAN and dedicated bandwidth. In today’s enterprise IT, it’s not uncommon to see a diverse array of both in-house…

Hybrid cloud security demands total network unity

By | January 27, 2015 | Cloud Computing, Hybrid Cloud | [ 0 ]
By Sam Koetter  While more business leaders are accepting hybrid cloud deployments as the optimal choice in data center provisioning, the security challenges that accompany these strategies are still a issue for IT administrators everywhere.…

3 Powerful ways to maximize UC investments

By Sheldon Smith 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…