Discover Your Inner UC
The tools for unified communications already exist in many companies, waiting to be unearthed and put to good use by enterprising IT leaders.
10 Nerdy Things To Do In Las Vegas
At the end of March, IT engineers and architects will descend upon Las Vegas for Interop, the biggest independent IT conference of the year. The show will be packed with the latest technology, including everything from OpenFlow to 802.11ac and SSDs to DIMMs. But even the biggest technophile needs have a little fun at the end of the day, and Las Vegas is certainly the place to find it. If you want to get away from the glitzy shows and casinos, check out these places where nerds can let loose.
SDN-Enabling The WLAN
Wireless networks must truly embrace open standards for enterprises to reap the performance benefits of software-defined networking.
All You Need Is Lync
Microsoft applications pervade the business environment, while traditional telephones fade away. Perhaps that makes Lync the de facto communication standard.
Behind The Scenes Building The InteropNet
Network engineers are busy preparing the network infrastructure for the multi-vendor InteropNet that will support the upcoming Interop conference. Preview the action in our video.
Are You Soft Enough For IT?
IT pros must keep current with technology. But, perhaps more importantly, they need flexibility and adaptability to succeed in an industry faced with constant change.
9 Advantages Of WebRTC
WebRTC brings many benefits to the user, integrator, and developer that have been less available in past communications and collaboration platforms.
Can BlackBerry Be Fixed?
The smartphone maker's quarterly results were abysmal, with a loss of $4.4 billion on shipments of only 1.9 million smartphones, mostly older models.
The Real Reason IT Security Fails
Humans are the weak link in security, but blaming them for clicking on links or opening phishing emails overlooks basic human nature.
The UC Infrastructure Trap
Don’t let a subpar network tank your unified communications program: 25% of InformationWeek 2013 State of Unified Communications Survey respondents deploying or planning to deploy UC fear that an aging infrastructure could sink their projects; 19% worry about WAN bandwidth. Is low UC uptake a result of strained networks delivering poor performance?
Gen WiFi Demands A+ Educational Networks
The WiFi network on a college campus has grown from a convenience to a must-have, with IT struggling to control and maintain pervasive coverage at high capacity.
Call Center Lessons Learned
Successful call center operations can make or break your business. Getting your processes and integration standards right are critical to keeping it all running smoothly.
Evaluate UC Requirements In 3 Steps
Unified communications could streamline your business communications and customer service processes. But to implement UC well, you must ask the right questions up front.
How To Increase Value Of Video
Video has become a big part of enterprise strategy, but it can be difficult to store, manage, share, and find. Here's how to make video act more like a text document.
Conquering Distance With Technology
For those of us in the corporate realm, it’s easy to take for granted the changes in communication technology in recent years. A conversation with a friend reminded me of how far we’ve come.
Cisco Certification: 5 Tips For Success
Earning a Cisco certification can boost your IT career, but requires careful planning and training. Here are five tips to help guide your certification strategy.
10 Free Network Analysis Tools
Network management can be a tall task without the right statistics and data about traffic flows, device configurations and user activities. The following utilities offer visibility into various aspects of network activity without breaking the bank. Utilizing these free tools gives network managers a better foothold for improving performance, spotting potential problems and nipping security incidents in the bud.
10 Ways Apple iOS 7 Targets Businesses
Apple has made great strides to appease not just business users, but also the IT administrators and security managers responsible for protecting and managing the infrastructure that supports mobile device use. The release of iOS 7 had many pundits lauding Apple's leadership for listening to the business contingent and releasing a raft of new management and security features that show progress for making iPhones and iPads more than consumer gadgets.