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Author: Nathan Weatherford

While many companies likely have a cloud adoption strategy for their data storage and application needs, when you’re considering transitioning your unified communications (UC) solution to the cloud, there are some extra points that need to be reviewed.   Traditionally, your UC system is a primary communications platform in your business, so experiencing issues with latency or stability are often harder to tolerate than they may be...

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Many businesses make the switch from traditional telephony to VoIP to gain access to advanced features that aren’t available on analog devices and experience substantial cost savings. But the new capabilities also bring on specific security risks that need to be addressed within your system.   Now, these threats shouldn’t be seen as a deterrent as they can largely be remedied with basic tools, some of which...

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Now that the use of cloud systems is effectively becoming a standard in IT strategy, most companies are fully aware of what these solutions have to offer. But, a new trend is putting a twist on the standard way of thinking, leading many businesses to turn to multi-cloud strategies instead of selecting a single provider.   Why are they taking this route? Because it offers benefits that...

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Most companies have heard of the benefits of switching to the cloud. Not only can these solutions increase productivity, but they also tend to result in notable cost savings. But switching to the cloud isn’t always as simple as it sounds. There can be some serious challenges that must be planned for in advance to ensure the transition runs smoothly. To help you prepare for...

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The process of choosing communication and collaboration solutions is fundamentally changing. Now, instead of reviewing requirements and picking singular solutions in areas like messaging or video conferencing, businesses are seeing offerings in unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) designed to bring everything together. Additionally, these solutions are positioned to work seamlessly with other applications and operating systems, increasing efficiency while lowering costs.   To help you see what...

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As of today, there are no hard and fast rules regarding how companies need to book costs associated with the setup of cloud services. That leads some to spread the cost over time, similar to a software license. Others treat it as a single expense, having a major impact on their financial statements.   The confusion led the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) to consider whether standardization...

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Whether you embrace Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) with trepidation or enthusiasm, it is nearly impossible to ignore the potential it has to offer. IaaS continues to grow and change, and letting it gain a foothold in practically every major industry.   In 2017, expect to see IaaS involving into an even stronger solution. So, whether you haven’t taken the leap into choosing an IaaS provider or were an early...

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The New Year is upon us, and businesses all over the world are reevaluating their needs. Many organizations are preparing to make significant investments in the area of cloud services while scaling back on internal resource maintenance and spending. And while that means that cloud providers can expect growth during 2017, the implications go beyond simple storage and cloud computing processes.   Cloud Computing, the Internet of...

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The need for advanced analytics and data management has changed how many businesses see their infrastructure needs. And those needs are expected to be a driving force for the wider adoption of cloud-based services. As reported by Forbes, U.S-based adoption of cloud models has risen and can be seen as the new normal for enterprise applications.   The increased demand also means that more cloud service providers...

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  On the morning of October 21 st , many smartphones were quieter than usual. Instead of lighting up with notifications from sites like Twitter, or streaming music via Spotify, a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) took them down throughout the East Coast.   How were so many sites hit simultaneously? It’s simple. A single attack on Dyn, one of the largest internet management businesses in the United States, brought...

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