EXPERT ANALYSIS

LATEST CONTENT TAGGED WITH UNIFIED COMMUNICATIONS



NEC Putting Its UC and SDN Technologies Together
News  |  8/18/2015  | 
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It turns out that the SDN model of higher-level controllers driving lower-level infrastructure elements fits nicely with the unified communications model....

Software-Defined UC: Way Overdue
Commentary  |  8/07/2015  | 
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With unified communications environments getting exponentially more complex, management needs to get far more automated....

UC Platforms: Setting Standards
Commentary  |  7/24/2015  | 
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Standardizing on communications platforms across the enterprise starts with getting employee feedback on the tools they use and prefer....

Commoditization: Sometimes Less Really Is Less
Commentary  |  7/23/2015  | 
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As cost per bit keeps dropping, and commoditization continues, we might find ourselves in a precarious position on bandwidth....

3 Steps To Open Communications & Collaboration
Commentary  |  7/17/2015  | 
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Today's businesses need open communications platforms that deliver mobile integration, best-in-class voice and video, and rapid service innovation....

Silver Peak Delivers SD WAN Overlay
News  |  6/15/2015  | 
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Software-defined architecture aims to give enterprises a secure, reliable, and cost-effective way to build hybrid WANs....

Is The Internet The Model For 'Everynet?'
Commentary  |  5/27/2015  | 
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Perhaps it's time to set aside the Internet model and instead look to a model of networking based on SDN and NFV....

How UC Supports Workforce Collaboration
Commentary  |  5/18/2015  | 
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With the rise of outsourcing, enterprise teams must be able to effectively communicate and collaborate. Unified communications tools can help....

Skype For Business Finds Its Voice, At Least For Some
Commentary  |  5/12/2015  | 
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A No Jitter reader survey on Lync/Skype for Business gives rise to some interesting questions on voice strategy....

Exploring The State Of SDN & UC Integration
Commentary  |  5/08/2015  | 
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Early progress in SDN and UC interoperability has been good, but we need to keep up the pace of innovation....

Will 802.11ac Kill Wired Ethernet?
Commentary  |  5/06/2015  | 
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The evidence is all around us that wireless networks are rapidly replacing wired as the connectivity option of choice, and not just for mobile phones and tablets....

SDN & UC Integration: A Work In Progress
News  |  4/27/2015  | 
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Microsoft has led the way in applying software-defined networking to unified communications with its Lync SDN API, but a networking expert says more work is required to make communications and SDN a truly powerful combination....

Evaluating Cloud UC Costs
Commentary  |  4/21/2015  | 
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Cost savings may not occur with cloud UC, but there are other hidden benefits, research shows....

Peeling Back the Layers of Wiring Infrastructure
Commentary  |  4/17/2015  | 
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Cleaning up communications infrastructure may not be on your list of most exciting projects, but best practices dictate that you not ignore the chore, either....

Collaboration: The Audio Aspect
Commentary  |  3/24/2015  | 
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This quick tutorial on how audio travels in space will help you determine if the audio specifications of UC speakerphones or UC audio pickup devices are reasonable....

Tailoring UC To The Elusive Mobile Worker
Commentary  |  3/05/2015  | 
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Today's mobile workers have unique technology requirements that enterprises must consider in their unified communications deployments....

Crafting Effective UC Training
Commentary  |  1/26/2015  | 
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Getting the most out of your UC investment requires a usage and adoption program that teaches employees not only how to use the communication tools, but also the benefits....

Cisco IOS Voice Troubleshooting: 9 Key Commands
Commentary  |  1/21/2015  | 
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It's easy to get lost in unfamiliar territory when debugging a voice gateway problem. These common commands can help....

4 Ways UC Services Gather Dust
Commentary  |  12/29/2014  | 
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UC tools often go unused by employees. Here are four mistakes to avoid in your UC deployment....

WebRTC: Not Ready For The Enterprise
Commentary  |  12/10/2014  | 
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The open source web-based technology promises real-time communication across a multitude of applications, but must overcome challenges before it makes inroads into the enterprise market....

Unified Communications: Words Matter
Commentary  |  11/10/2014  | 
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When it comes to UC, one word can make a huge difference. Calling your UC investment an initiative instead of a project increases your chances of success....

Unify's Circuit Enables a New Way of Working
Commentary  |  10/29/2014  | 
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Circuit, the new UC platform from the company formerly known as Siemens, is certainly different and could bring a shift to the way people work....

ALU Enterprise Spinoff: Where They're Starting From
Commentary  |  10/03/2014  | 
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The new Alcatel Lucent Enterprise may (or may not) get a new name, and promises more investment in growth by the new owner....

Cloud Apps Management: The Power Of The Crowd
Commentary  |  9/02/2014  | 
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Maintaining application service levels for shared services is tough. Look to crowd sourcing, real-time collaboration, and big data analytics for help....

SDN, WiFi & The Microsoft Lync Connection
Commentary  |  8/18/2014  | 
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WiFi vendors like Aruba Networks are using the Lync SDN API as a launch pad for their foray into software-defined networking....