Hello, greetings, and welcome to Conversational Unified
Communications. I’m Brien Posey. For those of you who don’t
know me, I am a long time Conversational Geek author, and
17-time Microsoft MVP. My professional background is in both
IT and in commercial astronautics. It’s an odd combination for
sure. I sometimes find myself setting up virtual machines on
one day, and being strapped into a space capsule the next day
(seriously). Thankfully, Peter, Nick, and the rest of the folks at
Conversational Geek have embraced my unorthodox (dare I say
eccentric) career choices and have allowed me to author books
on subjects ranging from the cloud computing to real life
rocket science. I would like to personally invite you to go to
ConversationalGeek.com and check out some of these other
In this book, I want to talk about unified communications.
Those of you who follow my work may recall that back in 2009 I
wrote another book about unified communications called Brien
Posey’s Guide to Pract
Sales transformation processes make your sales team more efficient. If you want to streamline your sales processes and sell more, you are in the right place. The Ultimate Guide to IT Sales Growth is your ticket to success. It spells out how to improve your entire sales experience in 5 simple steps. Those who have followed the advice in this guide have reduced their sales cycles by as much as 25%. What would a shorter sales cycle do for your business? It’s time to find out.
The benefits—or lack—of a solid RMM will significantly impact your Technology Teams and your customers. During the selection process, it’s important to compare options and determine which product best meets your company’s needs. When searching for the right RMM solution, make sure you consider your clients’ needs as well as your own. You want a solution you can trust, that’s also a leader in the industry. Don’t settle on an RMM until you analyze the following 10 aspects of the solution.
Published By: Tricentis
Published Date: Aug 19, 2019
Let’s face it. Businesses don’t want—or need—perfect software. They want to deliver new, businessdifferentiating
software as soon as possible. To enable this, we (Development and Testing teams) need fast
feedback on whether the latest innovations will work as expected or crash and burn in production. We also
need to know if these changes somehow broke the core functionality that the customer base—and thus the
This is where Continuous Testing comes in.
Continuous Testing is the process of executing automated tests as part of the software delivery pipeline in
order to obtain feedback on the business risks associated with a software release candidate as rapidly as
Years ago, there were proprietary networking solutions like IBM Token Ring. Every new PO had to go to the same vendor if customers wanted to ensure connectivity.
Then came Ethernet which promised to be an open interoperable standard. However, vendors recreated lock-in by implementing proprietary VLAN extensions such as private VLANs.
Unternehmen, die sich einer digitalen Transformation (DX) unterziehen, wechseln zu neuen Geschäftsmodellen, die Daten als wichtigen strategischen Vermögenswert für Anwendungen und Geschäftsentscheidungen erkennen. Hierfür müssen die von den Unternehmen gesammelten und verwalteten Daten in eine wertvolle Kapitalressource umgewandelt werden, die als „Datenkapital“ bezeichnet wird. Herkömmliche IT-Infrastrukturen und -Workloads sind nicht darauf ausgelegt, die Generierung von Datenkapital zu fördern. Die Menge an Daten, die erfasst, gespeichert, geschützt und zur Verwendung bereitgestellt werden müssen, sowie die Anforderungen der Next-Gen-Applications (NGAs), die IT-Abteilungen zur Förderung der Datenkapitalgenerierung entwickeln, gehen über die Möglichkeiten herkömmlicher Infrastrukturen in den Bereichen Leistung, Skalierbarkeit, Verfügbarkeit, Flexibilität und Verwaltbarkeit hinaus. Um diese strengeren Anforderungen zu erfüllen, führen die meisten Unternehmen während des DX-Prozesses e
The digital era is changing the way that organizations think about, protect, and monetize data. Now more than ever they are pushing to be digitally-driven, and to achieve this they must be data-driven.
Data powers everything in modern organizations; analytics, digital experiences, IoT, and artificial intelligence are notable examples. All are essential to organizations that want to succeed in a digitally transformed world, but they simply cannot function without data. This is driving the shift from data as a static digital asset to data as a strategic business asset.
Damit die für eine Business-Transformation erforderliche Flexibilität erreicht werden kann, muss die Modernisierung des Rechenzentrums als Kernkompetenz wahrgenommen werden. Voraussetzung hierfür ist eine hochmoderne IT-Infrastruktur, die das Ausmaß und die Komplexität einer sich wandelnden Technologielandschaft unterstützen kann. Unternehmen müssen diese Notwendigkeit erfüllen, indem sie die SDDC-Prinzipien (Software-Defined-Datacenter) übernehmen, auf Modernisierung setzen und ihre IT-Managementprozesse automatisieren. Alle, die dies beherzigen, können mit schneller, sicherer und zuverlässiger Unternehmenstechnologie geschäftliche Innovationen voranbringen und überragende Kundenerfahrungen bieten.
Im Dezember 2018 beauftragte Dell Technologies Forrester Consulting mit der Bewertung des geschäftlichen Nutzens einer modernen Infrastruktur in den Rechenzentren von Unternehmen. Forrester führte eine Onlineumfrage unter 508 für die IT-Infrastrukturtechnologie zuständigen Entscheidungsträg
The client, under a managed services contract for infrastructure services, was dissatisfied with the existing service provider due to stagnant quality of support, lack of innovation and inferior/ deteriorating end user. They wanted reduced downtime and optimal operational metric, and enhanced end-user experience. LTI helped in executing a series of interventions as part of the “Amplified Outcomes” support model.
a. 30% reduction in TCO
b. 65% reduction in alerts
c. 70% reduction in P1 tickets
Why do so many companies turn to a Content Delivery Network (CDN) to deliver their online videos, websites, and downloads?
It’s simple: The core benefits of a CDN directly improve customer experiences. End-users get the content they want quickly and
reliably with better quality, wherever they are located. More satisfied customers help the organization increase revenue and
Published By: Applico
Published Date: Aug 12, 2019
In this report you’ll find unique, in-depth analysis of where Amazon Business is
already growing quickly and what markets it’s just beginning to enter. If you want
to understand how Amazon Business is going to impact your distribution business –
and more importantly, how you can fight back – you will want to read on
"Malicious cryptomining is a browser or software-based threat that enables attackers to secretly use an organization's computing power to mine digital currency. Why should you care? Cryptomining is the fastest-growing threat today, and cryptomining in your environment means you are vulnerable to other attacks. Malicious cryptomining also leads to hidden costs to your organization from stolen computing resources.
Learn more about this fast-growing threat and how Cisco Umbrella can help.
Published By: SAP Concur
Published Date: Aug 07, 2019
"No organization wants to maintain the status quo, but many lack a plan for managing expansion. Planning for growth is essential to keeping everyone focused on the ultimate goal — be it expanding into new markets, introducing new products or broadening the customer base.
The role of the CFO is to ensure that the company manages cash flow and expenses to position the company for intelligent expansion.
To effectively plan for the future, the finance team needs modern tools and strategies to control costs and efficiently manage AP processes and T&E policies as they add headcount and crosses borders in search of opportunities."
Published By: SAP Concur
Published Date: Aug 07, 2019
"Companies need to provide a seamless experience for their road warriors who are traversing the globe in search of new clients, attending conferences, exploring new business opportunities and checking on projects.
The goal of automating the T&E function isn’t just to save the company time and money, although that is a significant consideration. With policies in place, companies can ensure that business travelers are adhering to allowances for meals, hotels and other travel-related expenses. Companies that establish clear policies for how employees can book and pay for travel — and which vendors to use — can negotiate discounts and rewards with hotels, rental car agencies and airlines.
In addition to the financial benefits of an expense management policy, employee satisfaction is also at stake. Creating a realistic travel policy that is clear, simple and easily accessible makes employees happy. A quick and hassle-free travel expense management process reduces traveler stress, enabling
Published By: SAP Concur
Published Date: Aug 07, 2019
"Decided you want - or need - an automated AP solution?
AP automation lets you improve the way you manage and pay your vendor invoices. But full disclosure: we know it can be challenging for many people to drive accounts payable change within their business - especially when you're bogged down in your day-to-day tasks.
That's why we built this guide. It'll help you lay the groundwork to plan, write, and present a business case that you can sell into your business leaders. This includes:
Tips, data, templates, and worksheets for calculating ROI
What information to collect and present
Real-life “horror stories”
How to corral your business case committee"
Today, more than 100-plus million users rely on Windows 7. For these users, a new technology age is coming on January 14, 2020 when Microsoft officially ends extended support for Windows 7.
With a change required, this is the ideal time for organizations to determine if they want to migrate to Windows 10 or look to modernize their workplace by following the growing trend of enterprises that have introduced employee choice programs and Mac to their environment.
This e-book examines the options organizations have and how they can make the most beneficial and economical decision.
Published By: Riskified
Published Date: Aug 06, 2019
By partnering with an end-to-end solution, merchants can increase approval rates and eliminate costly chargebacks and manual reviews. Those have been Riskified’s traditional benefits since we first struck out to change the eCommerce world in 2013. But in 2019, that’s simply not enough anymore.
As eCommerce merchants continue to innovate, the expectations of American consumers have also risen. They expect a multitude of fulfillment options, and they demand that merchants provide them securely. For a business to stand out, offering an excellent product or service is not enough — it’s also about limiting confusion, limiting friction, providing reassurance, and creating the smoothest possible purchase journey every single time. It’s hard to do that alone. That’s what we’re here for.
Drift and Demandbase are joining forces to
revolutionize the way businesses do accountbased marketing (ABM).
Want to join us?
In this guide, we explore how adopting a
conversational approach to ABM can help you
amplify your existing strategy and help you be
more targeted, proactive, and consistent with
your outreach. When you’re finished reading,
you’ll come away with a step-by-step set of
instructions for implementing a conversational
ABM game plan for your business.
VMware named a Leader, positioned furthest for its Completeness of Vision. Read this complimentary copy of the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure to find out more.
*Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including and warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
SD-WAN is designed for modern business. With it, you can apply software-defined principles to automate, optimize, and accelerate application performance over the WAN to meet business outcomes. Quite simply, SD-WAN is one of the smartest ways to modernize connectivity to the branch office and bring end-to-end simplicity across the network.
Read this e-book now to discover 6 ways SD-WAN redefines branch office networking.
Cybercrime has rapidly evolved, and not for the better. What began in the 1990s as innocent pranks designed to uncover holes in Windows servers and other platforms soon led to hacker Kevin Mitnick causing millions of dollars in malicious damages, landing him in prison for half a decade and raising the awareness of cybersecurity enough to jump-start a multimillion-dollar antivirus industry. Then came the script kiddies, unskilled hackers who used malicious code written by others to wreak havoc, often just for bragging rights. If only that were still the case.
When considering data center security, you will need to decide which security functions need to be deployed and where you want to deploy them. These functions are expected to be implemented wherever a firewall is used.
Read our eGuide to find out which security functions to deploy, and where to deploy them, including:
• Next-generation firewalls
• Intrusion prevention systems
• Centralized security management