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Where the Cloud Touches Down: Simplifying Data Center Infrastructure Management

Thursday, July 25, 2013
10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ET

In most data centers, DCIM rests on a shaky foundation of manual record keeping and scattered documentation. OpManager replaces data center documentation with a single repository for data, QRCodes for asset tracking, accurate 3D mapping of asset locations, and a configuration management database (CMDB). In this webcast, sponsored by ManageEngine, you will see how a real-world datacenter mapping stored in racktables gets imported into OpManager, which then provides a 3D visualization of where assets actually are. You'll also see how the QR Code generator helps you make the link between real assets and the monitoring world, and how the layered CMDB provides a single point of view for all your configuration data.

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SDN First Steps

Thursday, August 8, 2013
11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET

This webinar will help attendees understand the overall concept of SDN and its benefits, describe the different conceptual approaches to SDN, and examine the various technologies, both proprietary and open source, that are emerging. It will also help users decide whether SDN makes sense in their environment, and outline the first steps IT can take for testing SDN technologies.

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Today's employees have a variety of methods for interacting with coworkers, business partners and customers, including voice, IM, e-mail and video. They can also use a variety of devices, including VoIP phones, laptops with Webcams, and smartphones and tablets. Unified communications aims to integrate all these tools into a comprehensive platform for seamless interactivity. Unified communications are also becoming tied in to collaboration and enterprise social networking systems. Our Unified Communications Tech Center delivers best practices, examines new products, and shares strategies to help you make the most of UC.

 

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Communications Disrupting Your Network? Get a Grip at Enterprise Connect

March 05, 2014 12:07 PM
Posted by Marty Parker

The advent of real-time communications, especially combined with mobile devices and the cloud, can take a toll on your network performance. Learn how to manage it all at the Enterprise Connect conference.

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Tags: Gigabit Ethernet, TDM, enterprise communications, wireless LAN, WAN, Enterprise Connect conference

Channel: Networking & Mgmt, UC & VoIP,

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Cisco Rolls Out New Collaboration Tools

October 31, 2013 01:56 PM
Posted by Lee H. Badman

With a Jabber Guest, Intelligent Proximity and a new teleconferencing endpoint, Cisco aims to meet diverse corporate needs.

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Tags: Read about new Cisco collaboration tools. With a Jabber Guest, Intelligent Proximity and a new teleconferencing endpoint, Cisco aims to meet diverse corporate collaboration needs.

Channel: Wireless, Security, Networking & Mgmt,

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VoIP Planning: 3 Critical Steps

September 05, 2013 03:29 PM
Posted by Amy Arnold

Don't overlook these core considerations when implementing VoIP or you may find yourself in the middle of a disaster. Plan properly to ensure a successful deployment.

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Tags: VoIP, VoIP planning, Voice over IP, Cisco Emergency Responder, VoIP implementation, end user training

Channel: UC & VoIP, Networking & Mgmt

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Advice to New Network Engineers

August 12, 2013 01:31 PM
Posted by Amy Arnold

Here are two key steps that can help make the difference between a short, unhappy stint and a long, successful career in networking.

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Tags: network engineer, networking field, network engineering, networking career, IP phone

Channel: Networking & Mgmt

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Debugging Cisco Voice: How To Streamline The Process

August 01, 2013 11:54 AM
Posted by Amy Arnold

Going through pages of debug output from a Cisco Voice Gateway is tedious and time-consuming, but there's a filtering tool that can make the job easier. Here's how to use it.

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Tags: Cisco Voice, Cisco IOS Voice Gateway, call filter match-list, debugging Cisco, Cisco Voice Gateway

Channel: Networking & Mgmt, Wireless, UC & VoIP

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Vidyo Rethinks Enterprise Video Conferencing

March 18, 2013 03:29 PM
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Vidyo provides enterprises with a software alternative to proprietary, and often expensive, video conferencing systems.

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Tags: Vidyo, video conferencing, telepresence, BYOD, SVC, Skype

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