Author: Nathan Weatherford

Multi-cloud deployments have been touted as an ideal solution for many businesses. You can select providers that best meet individual needs while creating an environment that provides a mix of separation and integration.   However, multi-cloud deployments also come with challenges, particularly in the areas of migrating workloads and ensuring access to critical resources. This means each cloud needs to communicate effectively with the others. Otherwise, your...

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Over the past few years, companies have embraced the as-a-service model for a variety of IT services, shifting the burden away from their in-house operations. While each business has their own reasons, there are some common elements that have allowed the approach to rise in popularity.   If you are wondering if the as-a-service model is right for your company, here’s what you need to know.   Automatic Maintenance   When...

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In the end, your customers are the lifeblood of your business. That is why some many companies strive to provide them with the best experience possible. While the kind of phone system you chose to run doesn’t seem like it can have a significant impact on the quality of your customer service, it actually can.   With that in mind, here are a few ways that VoIP...

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Cloud computing technology has given companies the opportunity to transform their business operations, but doing so effectively requires a stiff departure from the standard approaches of days past. The cloud is a legitimate disruptor, but much of its power comes from letting go of legacy systems that don’t support development in the new paradigm.   If you have yet to embrace the cloud, you risk being left...

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2018 is poised to be the year where 50 percent of enterprises across the globe use at least one public cloud-based solution, showing just how prevalent the technology has become in today’s business world. But, when planning for a cloud deployment, not every organization approaches it from a perspective that will help their solution stand the test of time.   If you are just beginning to enter...

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As hardware developers create robust technologies designed to fit into smaller and smaller devices, and the availability of wireless internet continues to expand into the far reaches of the country, the internet of things (IoT) has become a booming subsector in tech. Connected devices have become more prevalent in workplaces and in people’s personal lives as the benefits of the continuous nature of the connection,...

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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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As of 2015, 82 percent of enterprises had a hybrid cloud strategy in place. Many businesses see the advantages the cloud can provide, both in terms of potential cost savings as well as increased efficiency and productivity, but not every system can be easily migrated. With that in mind, companies often consider adopting hybrid cloud models, allowing them to shift over certain operations without committing...

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