Published By: LogMeIn
Published Date: Mar 01, 2012
Traditional remote access and meeting tools were not designed as remote support tools for helpdesks and IT professionals. LogMeIn consults daily with helpdesk and operations managers and here's what we've learned are the top five hidden costs of using legacy tools to provide remote support.
The all-encompassing data center is a thing of the past. Modern data environments are distributed and include remote and branch offices, mobile devices, and
the Internet of Things (IoT) as well as cloud solutions such as infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and software as a service (SaaS).
There’s more critical data to back up than ever before. Plus, data silos and fragmented management mean poor visibility, which can make it difficult to comply
with regional data residency and security rules as well as service-level agreements (SLAs).
On-premises data protection has not kept pace. According to a survey by Fujitsu, 45% of IT managers said they had lost data or productivity related to data
protection inefficiency within the last year.1
Often, this is because on-premises backups are cumbersome and do not always happen on time.
Teleworking has grown 115% in the past
decade, according to the Society for Human
Resources. However, in 2017, a number of large
employers made headlines by abandoning their
telework initiatives, citing the desire to improve
communication, collaboration and teamwork. This
move was surprising to many for two reasons:
• Nearly three-quarters of millennials express
a desire to have more opportunities to work
• Employers can save $11,000 per half-time
Do employees who work remotely feel less
recognized, exhibit lower engagement levels or
experience less attention from their manager? To
find out, we conducted a regression analysis on
our 2018 survey of 5,000 employees nationwide.
The results presented on the following pages may
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Feb 13, 2017
The migration of contact centers from on-premises to the cloud is well underway and dramatically changing how companies deliver customer experience. That’s the conclusion of this 2016 survey by 8x8 and the Contact Center Network Group (CCNG) of 154 contact center professionals in the U.S. and UK. The November 2016 survey results uncover a range of trends and opportunities that highlight the importance of analytics, the increase in remote working, and the integration of more non-voice channels into the contact center.
Download this complimentary report to learn:
Major business drivers that are leading contact centers to cloud
Surprising top method for measuring and improving agent performance
Concerns and obstacles around moving to the cloud
Increased prevalence of remote working and key challenges reported
The most popular non-voice channels contact center managers would like to incorporate
Data protection and recovery can be a complicated problem in remote offices. But there are options. This white paper explores a range of possibilities, and shows how an adaptive data protection solution can protect remotely stored data for enterprises of all sizes.
This new white paper examines key challenges facing customer support organizations and explores the many advantages of collaborative remote support, including ad hoc training, faster first-contact resolution and an improved customer experience.
Alfred Ashley Group helps small businesses overcome the daunting prospect of buying, installing, and managing computer and telephone system solutions. Building in best-in-class and cost-effective security is vital for meeting customer expectations and achieving the company's revenue and profit goals.
Hosted, or "in-the-cloud", messaging security capabilities are becoming increasingly
popular with organizations of all sizes. Some have already adopted hosted services, while
others are becoming more receptive to the notion of using third party services to manage
their security infrastructure than they were just a year ago. Particularly driven by the
current economic recession, decision makers are realizing that hosted email security can
provide a cost-effective solution while actually improving security.
This comprehensive hosted service blocks email threats before they can touch the network, integrating powerful anti-spam and anti-phishing with award-winning antivirus and anti-spyware. Security leader Trend Micro updates and tunes the solution to keep the customer's network secure while saving valuable IT resources.
Just about anybody with an email address knows about spam and spam filters-or at least they think they do. However, it is a complex subject, with far more to it than meets the eye.
This Ferris Research white paper looks at spam: what it is, how it is sent, and how it is filtered. It unravels the complexities and gives an accessible, factual overview into the scourge of spam.
Businesses are experiencing a dramatic increase in spam and email-based attacks. These assaults not only hurt employee productivity, they consume valuable IT staff time and infrastructure resources. These threats can also expose organizations to data leaks, compliance issues and legal risks.
Trend Micro's SaaS email security solution blocks spam, viruses, phishing, and other email threats before they touch your network, helping you reclaim IT staff time, end-user productivity, bandwidth, mail server storage and cpu capacity. Optional content filtering enforces compliance and helps prevent data leaks.
Mobile and remote workers of all types need high-quality connections to the Internet and to their corporate networks. They need connections from branch offices, homes, airports, hotels and other locations around the world. This truly becomes a security challenge as network managers scramble to meet these needs.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Sep 18, 2008
Businesses of all sizes have to manage an increasing diversity of remote users and devices. The task ranges from simply keeping systems running to ensuring security, compliance and the achievement of environmental goals. Under this sort of pressure, IT managers and managed service providers, to which the task is often outsourced, must have flexible access to powerful tools and an ability to share the data those tools rely on.
One of the greatest challenges to any advanced wireless operation is the maintenance of continuous and economical service. Today’s networks have evolved into business-critical services that organizations rely upon every day. However, unplanned remote site downtime due to equipment and power failure, and adverse environmental conditions can severely impair network service.
Today’s service providers face more pressure than ever to keep remote equipment up and running as customers continue to demand higher levels of reliable service while keeping costs competitive. Thus, there is a growing need for remote site management solutions that can help service providers monitor, access and control telecom equipment located at customer sites.
SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) is an industry standard network management protocol for managing wide area and local area networks. It is easy to use, cost-effective, and is built into most networking devices. One of SNMP’s best assets is its use of in-band management, yet, this is also its biggest weakness.
The proliferation of remote and unmanned facilities is exposing many enterprises to devastating events. The need is to not only detect a threatening condition, but to also get a precise message to the person who is prepared to do something about it.
More than ever before, IT managers need to secure equipment and facilities against a variety of intrusive conditions that could cripple critical operations, resulting in system malfunctions, loss of data or intellectual property, damage to mission critical hardware or even theft of valuable physical assets. Such conditions often include environmental events, failure of air conditioning systems, power outages, and untoward human actions.
Telecom operations typically have sophisticated network and systems management (NSM) software in place to monitor their servers, workstations and routers. Such systems often utilize Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) as a means of transmitting and receiving network monitoring information. Great - if you run only modern equipment.
The use of pollable remote access units enable integration of phone systems with telecommunications management, plus system-wide access, monitoring and alarm notification that includes unmanned remote sites. Few telephone networks connect a user base that is involved in such a multitude of vital services as local government.
As a provider of cable television, telephone, and high-speed Internet for the City of Burlington, Vermont, Burlington Telecom (BT) offers communication services to more than 16,000 homes. By the end of 2008, BT’s communications infrastructure will allow every home and business in the city to have access to its fiber optic network.
As an equipment provider for worldwide, national and regional radio and television facilities, Transcom Corporation, headquartered in Huntingdon Valley, Pa., has been meeting the broadcasting capability needs of stations worldwide since 1978. Transcom specializes in distributing new TV transmitters, antenna, cable, Studio Transmitter Link (STL) and audio equipment that enable television and radio stations to transmit sound and video from the studio to the antenna.
In the high-stakes battle of Internet providers, WiMAX represents the latest up-and-comer to challenge DSL and cable technologies. This new wireless technology is gaining attention for its ability to provide high-speed, high-throughput broadband connections over distances of up to 30 miles instead of a few hundred feet. Exhibiting a surprising amount of utility, WiMAX can be used for a number of different applications.
Budgets are tight in today's business environment. You may be asked to do more with less. Take a look through your equipment room. You may have several devices that work just fine, but they are not visible via your network management system (NMS).