EXPERT ANALYSIS

LATEST CONTENT TAGGED WITH UNIFIED COMMUNICATIONS



Moving UC Into The Cloud
Commentary  |  11/16/2015  | 
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Before adopting a cloud-based unified communications system, organizations need to consider five things including security....

Managing Collaboration Tools For Millennials
Commentary  |  11/12/2015  | 
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The first generation to grow up in a connected world requires a different approach to collaboration....

IT Teams Of The Future: Roles & Responsibilities
Commentary  |  11/10/2015  | 
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IT jobs are changing fast. Future success will require skills in areas such as data security, data management, and communication...

Software-Defined Network Management: What We Need
Commentary  |  11/06/2015  | 
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Does software-defined networking need software-defined network management?...

Shining a Spotlight on SD-WAN Interoperability
Commentary  |  11/05/2015  | 
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This hot WAN technology holds great promise, but isn't without its issues....

Meet The IT Experts Behind Interop
Commentary  |  10/26/2015  | 
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Interop welcomes some of the most respected and brightest minds in the IT industry as Track Chairs for its educational program....

Technology Drives The 21st Century Office
Commentary  |  10/09/2015  | 
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Cloud-based solutions, smarter mobile devices, UC platforms and ubiquitous wireless access are changing the workplace dramatically....

Supporting the Hyperconnected Workforce
Commentary  |  9/30/2015  | 
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Here are five ways businesses can provide communication and collaboration tools to support today's connected, mobile workers....

Today's IT Department Is Also The AV Department
Commentary  |  9/25/2015  | 
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As audio visual tools have converged with unified communications, they've become a responsibility of the IT team....

Managing Collaboration In The Extended Enterprise
Commentary  |  8/28/2015  | 
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Organizations need to develop a balanced strategy to meet the demands of today's highly mobile workforce where collaboration extends beyond the office walls....

Network Change: Evolutions and Revolutions
Commentary  |  8/27/2015  | 
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The missing piece in both networking's revolutionary and evolutionary stories is the thing that started it all -- the Internet....

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....