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5 Inevitable Trends That Could Cripple Your Network
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
In a recent report, Verizon and Forrester Research identified five technologies that will mean big changes for your network infrastructure. Consider yourself warned.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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Supporting the Hyperconnected Workforce
Curtis Peterson, Vice President of Operations, RingCentralCommentary
Here are five ways businesses can provide communication and collaboration tools to support today's connected, mobile workers.
By Curtis Peterson Vice President of Operations, RingCentral,
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Today's IT Department Is Also The AV Department
Tim Root, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of New Business Development, RevolabsCommentary
As audio visual tools have converged with unified communications, they've become a responsibility of the IT team.
By Tim Root Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of New Business Development, Revolabs,
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Managing Collaboration In The Extended Enterprise
John Newton, CTO, founder and chairman, AlfrescoCommentary
Organizations need to develop a balanced strategy to meet the demands of today's highly mobile workforce where collaboration extends beyond the office walls.
By John Newton CTO, founder and chairman, Alfresco,
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Network Change: Evolutions and Revolutions
Tom Nolle, President & Founder, CIMI CorporationCommentary
The missing piece in both networking's revolutionary and evolutionary stories is the thing that started it all -- the Internet.
By Tom Nolle President & Founder, CIMI Corporation,
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NEC Putting Its UC and SDN Technologies Together
Eric Krapf, Editor, No JitterNews
It turns out that the SDN model of higher-level controllers driving lower-level infrastructure elements fits nicely with the unified communications model.
By Eric Krapf Editor, No Jitter,
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Software-Defined UC: Way Overdue
Zeus Kerravala, Founder & Principal Analyst, ZK ResearchCommentary
With unified communications environments getting exponentially more complex, management needs to get far more automated.
By Zeus Kerravala Founder & Principal Analyst, ZK Research,
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6 Must-Have Enterprise Productivity Tools
Network Computing Editors,
Productivity is the name of the game for today's enterprises to work faster and smarter. We outline the key tools you should leverage to help your employees collaborate and your business compete.
By Network Computing Editors ,
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UC Platforms: Setting Standards
Erika Van Noort, Director Consulting, North America, SoftchoiceCommentary
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,
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Commoditization: Sometimes Less Really Is Less
Tom Nolle, President & Founder, CIMI CorporationCommentary
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,
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3 Steps To Open Communications & Collaboration
Brendan Ziolo, Head of Large Enterprise Strategy, Alcatel-LucentCommentary
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,
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Skype For Business: 8 Ways It's Better Than Lync
Network Computing Editors,
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 ,
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Cisco Certifications To Kickstart Your Career
Network Computing Editors,
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 ,
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Silver Peak Delivers SD WAN Overlay
Beth Schultz, Managing Editor, No Jitter.News
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.,
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Is The Internet The Model For 'Everynet?'
Tom Nolle, President & Founder, CIMI CorporationCommentary
Perhaps it's time to set aside the Internet model and instead look to a model of networking based on SDN and NFV.
By Tom Nolle President & Founder, CIMI Corporation,
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Interop In Action
Network Computing, CommentaryVideo
Interop Las Vegas heats up this week with presentations, products and camaraderie on the show floor.
By Network Computing ,
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How UC Supports Workforce Collaboration
Joseph Harsch,  Senior Director, Market Offers, BroadSoftCommentary
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,
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Skype For Business Finds Its Voice, At Least For Some
Eric Krapf, Editor, No JitterCommentary
A No Jitter reader survey on Lync/Skype for Business gives rise to some interesting questions on voice strategy.
By Eric Krapf Editor, No Jitter,
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Exploring The State Of SDN & UC Integration
Network Computing Editors, Commentary
Early progress in SDN and UC interoperability has been good, but we need to keep up the pace of innovation.
By Terry Slattery, Senior Network Engineer, NetCraftsmen ,
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Will 802.11ac Kill Wired Ethernet?
Network Computing Editors, Commentary
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 ,
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