Standardizing on communications platforms across the enterprise starts with getting employee feedback on the tools they use and prefer.By Erika Van Noort Director Consulting, North America, Softchoice, 5 comments | Read | Post a Comment
As cost per bit keeps dropping, and commoditization continues, we might find ourselves in a precarious position on bandwidth.By Tom Nolle President & Founder, CIMI Corporation, 1 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
Today's businesses need open communications platforms that deliver mobile integration, best-in-class voice and video, and rapid service innovation.By Brendan Ziolo Head of Large Enterprise Strategy, Alcatel-Lucent, 3 comments | Read | Post a Comment
With the launch of Skype for Business, Microsoft allows businesses to expand their communications while maintaining enterprise-class controls. Find out how the platform has improved over Lync.By Network Computing Editors , 1 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
Cisco certifications are some of the most prestigious in technology, encompassing far more than routing and switching. Find out which options can improve your resume and skill set.By Network Computing Editors , 9 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Software-defined architecture aims to give enterprises a secure, reliable, and cost-effective way to build hybrid WANs.By Beth Schultz Managing Editor, No Jitter., Post a comment | Read | Post a Comment
With the rise of outsourcing, enterprise teams must be able to effectively communicate and collaborate. Unified communications tools can help.
By Joseph Harsch Senior Director, Market Offers, BroadSoft, 1 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
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.By Irwin Lazar, Vice President and Service Director, Nemertes Research , 7 comments | Read | Post a Comment
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.By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing, 14 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Cost savings may not occur with cloud UC, but there are other hidden benefits, research shows.By Robin Gareiss, Executive VP/Senior Founding Partner of Nemertes Research , 2 comments | Read | Post a Comment
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.
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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.By Tim Root Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of New Business Development, Revolabs, 9 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Today's mobile workers have unique technology requirements that enterprises must consider in their unified communications deployments.By Joseph Harsch Senior Director, Market Offers, BroadSoft, 4 comments | Read | Post a Comment
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.By Erika Van Noort Director Consulting, North America, Softchoice, 6 comments | Read | Post a Comment
2014 State of Unified CommunicationsIf you thought consumerization killed UC, think again: 70% of our 488 respondents have or plan to put systems in place. Of those, 34% will roll UC out to 76% or more of their user base. And there’s some good news for UCaaS providers.
6 UC Trends to WatchInformationWeek’s 2014 Unified Communications Survey shows a revitalized market; 77% of 488 respondents have deployed UC or plan to within 24 months. Among those deploying or with plans, internal IT owns this tech: 40% will keep UC completely on premises vs. 3% going all cloud. For hybrid setups, 24% are primarily on premises vs. 17% mostly cloud.