In our 40-criteria evaluation of data center hardware platforms for software-defined networking (SDN), we identified the nine most significant players — Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, Arista Networks, Extreme Networks (which recently acquired Brocade Communications System’s data center networking business), Cisco Systems, Cumulus Networks, Dell, Huawei, Juniper Networks, and Pluribus Networks — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps infrastructure and operations professionals (I&O) make the right choice.
Published By: Broadsoft
Published Date: Apr 04, 2017
Enabling greater flexibility and productivity without the need for large capital investment, the benefits of Cloud Communications enable businesses to free themselves from the limitations of traditional, office-based phone systems.
Miercom was engaged to conduct a comparative testing of two high-capacity L2 and L3 network switches: the popular Cisco Catalyst 4500E, and a comparably configured, competitive switch, the FastIron SX 1600, from Brocade Communications Systems.
Published By: ShoreTel
Published Date: Oct 26, 2012
Today's IT investments require bottom-line, quantifiable truths and Unified communications (UC) is no exception. This whitepaper covers best practice tips on building a comprehensive business case for UC systems.
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Nov 10, 2016
For the 5th year in a row, 8x8 is a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service, Worldwide. See what makes us different and why you should consider the cloud to expand or replace aging, inadequate business phone systems, meeting services, & contact center equipment.
The SANS 20 Critical Security Controls for Effective Cyber Defense offers a blueprint of prioritized guidance to reduce risk. New updates to the SANS 20 signify the growing need to secure digital certificates and cryptographic keys to preserve trusted communications for all of your critical systems and your organization’s interactions with customers and partners.
Too often cyberattacks on keys and certificates are successful because basic security controls are not present or not properly configured. Download the Solution Brief to learn how you can effectively build scalable controls and reduce risk:
• Manage the rapid growth in certificates
• Gain visibility into where keys and certificates are located
• Secure your certificates against cyberattacks
• Enforce automation of certificate issuance and renewal
The digital service revolution is well underway. For communications service providers (CSPs), it means going beyond traditional voice and data and upgrading their entire digital communications infrastructure. Research shows enterprise-class organizations are allocating heavy dollars towards communications solutions and prefer a single provider for digital services. This is a massive opportunity for CSPs to expand their services, generate more revenue, grow profit and increase market share. However, the majority of enterprises reported not receiving a consistently excellent experience with their most recent service contract. As a result, many switch to new providers. CSPs are losing credibility and the loyalty of their customers because of legacy and traditional systems that constrain their ability to act quickly. Enterprises are looking for CSPs who understand their complex business and can offer a full portfolio of digital services with quality and creativity to meet their needs.
Le consommateur d'aujourd'hui est en constante évolution. Toujours plus mobile, imprévisible et exigeant, ce nouveau consommateur a le monde à portée de main. De plus, devenu mobile, il crée et contrôle le contenu d'Internet. Avec le poids que donnent les plateformes sociales à tout consommateur, les premières impressions n'ont jamais été aussi importantes. La commodité et la flexibilité sont essentielles, au point que la meilleure expérience client est souvent celle qui comporte le moinsde contact avec le client.
Travailler dans le secteur des technologies de l’information n’a jamais été aussi excitant, vu la façon dont la technologie améliore nos modes de travail et de communication au quotidien. Qu’il s’agisse des terminaux mobiles, des analyses en temps réel ou du cloud, les technologies actuelles s’adaptent parfaitement aux objectifs de l’entreprise et lui permettent d’augmenter sa productivité, de réduire ses coûts et d’améliorer le service à sa clientèle. L’ère du numérique redéfinit nos rôles en tant que dirigeants d’entreprise.
De nos jours, il est indispensable de développer une plate-forme robuste proposant des solutions de communication et de collaboration simples et fluides.
Pour offrir une expérience client plus personnalisée, les entreprises pourront compter sur l’allié insoupçonné que sont les machines. Des plus petits capteurs aux centres de contact utilisant l’intelligence artificielle, les technologies basées sur les machines peuvent aider les entreprises à mieux comprendre, servir et contacter leurs clients. Une récente enquête menée dans six pays et auprès de 2 500 décideurs informatiques révèle que les entreprises considèrent quasi universellement que les technologies basées sur les machines apportent une valeur ajoutée substantielle dans le cadre d’une expérience client plus personnalisée.
Vous envisagez d’adopter un cloud privé pour vos communications professionnelles? Sachez que vous n’êtes pas un cas isolé! En réalité, de plus en plus d’entreprises se tournent vers les communications dans le cloud (ou « communications hébergées »), comme en témoigne la croissance extraordinaire de ce marché, d’environ 25 % chaque année.
Pourquoi choisir un cloud privé pour vos communications? Que faut-il savoir à ce sujet? Et comment fautil procéder? Avant de vous lancer, vous devez être capable de répondre à ces questions essentielles. C’est pourquoi nous avons conçu ce guide pratique, qui vous présentera les bases des communications dans un cloud privé, ainsi que tout ce que vous devez savoir avant de commencer.
Published By: Level 3
Published Date: Mar 04, 2016
It's time to debunk the myth that insurmountable obstacles lie between your legacy systems and IP-enabled communications.
Download "The Great Barrier Myth: Why Migrating To SIP Is Easier And More Cost-Efficient Than You've Been Told" to discover why right now is a realistic time to start your SIP migration.
Read this whitepaper now to learn all about 4G. New technologies, benefits and features of 4G will all be discussed in this white paper. Read now if you are considering future 4G deployment and find out how iPass can help!
The right ERP systems contains ease-of-use and value for manufacturers by providing consistent design and security features, reduced burden of manual data entry and simpfiled communications with other systems, partners and devices.
Attacks today incorporate increasingly sophisticated methods of social engineering and client-side software manipulation to exfiltrate data without detection. Some attackers leverage so-called spearphishing to entice employees to give up access information and spread their attacks to other enterprise systems; others use password crackers against compromised applications in order to gain further access rights to the network. The attackers might also set up channels for command and control communications with the compromised systems, as in the case of the Zeus or SpyEye bot infections.
Trend Micro resolved the following issues by purchasing Zoom:
• Overly complex or difficult communications platforms
• Expensive hardware or software systems
• Unreliable or poor service quality
• Using too many different solutions
• Difficulties connecting remote teams or sites
• The need for a more efficient/effective way to reach customers and other external parties
Read more to learn about the benefits of using Zoom and which features are used more frequently by Trend Micro.
It’s time to find a new communications solution for your company.
Before you start your search, consider this: No two company’s operations are quite the same and
different organizations benefit from different types of phone systems. Understanding the factors that are
driving many businesses to move their communications to the cloud will help you determine if a cloud
communications solution is right for you.
Here are seven operational trends propelling today’s move to Unified Communications as a Service
Check off each statement that rings true for your company. The more checks, the more your company
will excel in the cloud.
This is a time of rapid and dramatic progress in the cloud communications landscape. New technological innovations help companies incorporate location-independent systems, allowing workers to collaborate and communicate wherever they may be. And all signs indicate this is only the beginning, with the industry poised for unprecedented growth.
In fact, as enterprise software moves to the cloud, the traditional unified communications space is having its own dramatic shift. The consumer experiences from Snapchat to Instagram to Facebook among other consumer technologies—are changing the expectations for communications. New models for collaboration and engagement, supported by big data and the cloud, provide a whole new world of opportunities.
The Responsive Process Management (RPM) Suite from Progress Software enables a high level of operational responsiveness for communications service providers. Faced with a need to gain a competitive advantage and create connections with customers, communications service providers require a flexible, integrated management suite that adapts to shifts in consumer interactions and market conditions in real time. Progress RPM based OSS/BSS solutions meet these challenges without the need for a massive overhaul to existing systems and infrastructure. Download this free whitepaper to learn more about how the communications industry can leverage Progress RPM to achieve operational responsiveness.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Jul 30, 2014
Video conferencing is rapidly moving out of the conference room and onto the desktop, smartphone, and tablet. Thanks to inclusion of video as a core UC component, enterprise technology leaders are increasingly deploying video to individuals as part of their unified communications initiatives, while integrating personal video into room systems, and enabling conferencing beyond the enterprise.
Communications service providers are looking for alternative deployment models that will help them support fast-growing network demand. Moving to a virtualized EPC (vEPC) solution can help service providers achieve more cost-e?ective scaling by using standard high-volume servers in place of purpose-built systems. System integrators, software vendors, and platform providers rely on Intel® technologies to deliver the performance and scalability required for vEPC solutions. Intel is also participating in the development of open standards, contributing to the open source community, developing reference architectures, engaging with industry participants, and collaborating on trials that can help facilitate the evolution to vEPC solutions and accelerate network transformation by use of network functions virtualization.
Published By: ShoreTel
Published Date: Aug 12, 2013
A simple unified communications solution can address communication challenges organizations face on a daily basis and enhance overall operations. Because of this, convincing a CEO to adopt a UC solution should not be difficult.
There are key points to consider when looking for a videoconferencing system. As independent Telecommunications and IT consultants, part of what we do is to evaluate various products and systems regularly for mid-to-large enterprise clients, from 500 to over 30,000 employees. At a high level evaluation elements include costs, technology and features, and service.
Published By: 8x8, Inc.
Published Date: Apr 26, 2013
What if you could transform your communications system to rival the rich functionality and flexibility of bigger competitors with dedicated IT staff?
This new white paper compares the costs and functionality of using a hosted unified communications (UC) system "in the cloud" versus investing in an on-site "premises-based" system. The findings might surprise you.
Download this new white paper now to:
•Understand the tradeoffs between owning vs. hosted UC systems
•Review a dollars-to-dollars comparison in a full total cost of ownership (TCO) study
•Learn the pitfalls to avoid when evaluating different UC systems
Published By: Tripp Lite
Published Date: May 15, 2018
A Practical Guide to IDF/MDF Infrastructure Implementation
Once relegated to early adopters and casual home users, VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) has matured. An essential element of any unified communications (UC) system, it is now the standard method of voice communication in business, education, government and healthcare. If your organization has not already migrated to VoIP, the question is not so much if it will, but when. Cost is the primary driver, since the data network performs double duty by carrying voice traffic as well. VoIP also offers capabilities that far exceed traditional phone systems, with unified communication platforms promising to integrate messaging, mobility, collaboration, relationship management, zoned security, intelligent call routing, disaster recovery, video, teleconferencing, status updates and other advanced features.
The transition to VoIP presents a number of challenges, including
assessing the ability of your network to handle not only additio