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 pace of innovation for collaboration and unified communications (UC) technologies has been nothing short of incredible during the past few years. IT teams are now able to deliver consistent, simple and high-
quality experiences with voice, video, messaging and chat from any smartphone, tablet, laptop or conference room system. Users can move seamlessly and securely from one device to the next, escalate from one
communication mode to another and share content—all while retaining the context of the meeting or discussion.
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.
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.
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
Published By: Black Box
Published Date: Nov 24, 2015
Black Box can help you get the most out of your technology investment. We partner with customers to identify the right solutions for strategic IT needs that add value to your business. Our portfolios of Wired/Wireless, UCC, and IT Service solutions, and our depth of expertise, deliver positive business outcomes for evolving IT business scenarios.
Black Box takes a vendor-independent approach to deliver the right solution, on the right network. Our long-term, established relationships with best-in-class IT technology providers allow us to offer objective, vendor-neutral solutions designed to meet a broad range of IT requirements.
With more than 4,000 team members & 200 offices in 150 countries, we offer global capabilities with local expertise, and are committed to driving business success through IT excellence. Our passion to IT communications is unsurpassed, and we will work with you to find the ideal solution for today’s challenge while helping to anticipate tomorrow’s needs.
This white paper is focused on the design and architecture of an OCS 2007 environment in an HP BladeSystem infrastructure. The document outlines a building block approach to deploying OCS on the HP BladeSystem and focuses on how the design decisions around levels of availability, scalability, and the OCS 2007 feature set impact the hardware that is deployed and the version of OCS that is used. The white paper also covers a brief overview of the Microsoft Unified Communications framework including Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Office Communications Server 2007 and an overview of the HP BladeSystem architecture and how the HP BladeSystem can help lower the total cost of ownership (TCO).
Small business VoIP, or voice over Internet Protocol, is getting a lot of attention these days. In essence, small business VoIP combines voice and data together on a single, secure network foundation. The following is a guide to why you might want to consider a small business VoIP system.
Fresh Direct Produce workforce is more mobile, responsive with Cisco Unified Communications. To give its employees the immediate, direct communications that the business required, Fresh Direct replaced its phone system with the Cisco® Unified Communications System. The Cisco solution supports all of the company's voice, data, and wireless communications on one secure network.
Emerging technologies empower, but they can also confuse. Workers in the new mobile landscape struggle to manage communications with mobile phones, landlines, VoIP calls and different voicemail boxes, email, IM, text messages and social networking applications. Unified Communications is the answer. It’s the bridge between all these communication systems helping manage communications with one interface.
Whether you're already an Avaya UC solutions customer or you're using a competing solution, the time's never been better for you to begin your migration to the cloud. From more flexible pricing to better security and system redundancy, the benefits of the cloud unmistakable - and making the switch is easier than ever.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Sep 24, 2014
Unified communications (UC) has been a market in the making for well over a decade, as companies look to improve corporate collaboration. UC, the concept of streamlining phone, email, chat, video and content collaboration, has become a corporate objective for reducing the cost and complexity of communications and increasing employee productivity. What began 10 years ago as a hardware-driven effort to combine PBX systems, computer servers and video infrastructure, is now evolving to include software-enabled processes and functionality.
Whether you're already an Avaya UC solutions customer or you're using a competing solution, the time's never been better for you to begin your migration to the cloud. From more flexible pricing to better security and system redundancy, the benefits of the cloud are unmistakable - and making the switch is easier than ever.
Gartner Inc., the world’s leading information technology research and advisory firm, has positioned RingCentral in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2015 report, Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), Worldwide,* as a result of its ability to execute and the completeness of vision.
Unified communications and collaboration strategies can help organizations deliver a user experience that brings together communications and collaboration silos across and beyond traditional business boundaries. This paper reviews how by providing users with a single, integrated experience across both business applications and communications and collaboration tools, organizations can cultivate more dynamic and flexible business systems.