Author: Nathan Weatherford

Throughout 2018, cloud computing established itself as a business essential, supporting innovation, expansion, and more. However, even as cloud computing solutions become more robust, there is still progress to be made.   In 2019, could cloud computing turn into part of business-as-usual activities? Here are a few cloud computing trends to watch in 2019 that provide insight into where the technology is heading.   Portability as a Priority   As more...

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As companies continue to embrace the cloud, IT departments have to fundamentally change to support the new technology. Even if in-house solutions remain, adapting the organization’s IT architecture to make integrating cloud-based solutions is a must, and neglecting to address certain core issues along the way can introduce various challenges.   In order to make a cloud migration successful, even in hybrid-cloud environments, being prepared for the...

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Before you bring VoIP into your workplace, determining whether you have the technology available to support your implementation is a necessity. Ensuring that your network architecture and infrastructure have the required capacity is a critical step. Similarly, addressing PTSN access needs to be part of the equation.   Prepping the LAN For a VoIP implementation, ensuring enough end-to-end throughput is provided while jitter and latency are lowered needs...

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When it comes to your workplace, cyber threats pose a risk to more than your data. One of the most common attacks, the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, has the ability to cripple operations, even if no data is actually harmed or stolen.   VoIP solutions can be a weak point in company networks, creating an ideal target for a DDoS attack. However, new technologies may...

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The telecommunications landscape is becoming increasingly digital. Copper lines are becoming less prevalent as companies embrace alternatives that can provide better service, additional features, and improved call clarity. However, many organizations have yet to make the leap to VoIP telephony, allowing the PSTN vs. VoIP debate to linger on.   Deciding whether it’s best to shift to VoIP or maintain PSTN isn’t always easy, especially since a...

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VoIP telephony has become increasingly popular with business, predominately for the technology’s low cost, rich feature set, and increased level of portability. However, the internet-based nature of the technology can leave it susceptible to hacking and fraud, both of which can be detrimental to your operations, reputation, and bottom line.   Premium route fraud, inbound toll-free abuse, black and grey routes, caller ID spoofing, and voicemail hacking...

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One of the reasons many companies choose to implement VoIP systems is the broad selection of features that come with these advanced systems. However, not every organization realizes that some of the included options create a unique opportunity: the ability to turn your VoIP solutions into a custom brand ambassador.   Audio branding can be incredibly powerful, giving you the ability to reinforce your brand through everything...

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Any major change to a company’s functional infrastructure is challenging. During a multi-cloud migration, certain missteps are common, and can significantly harm the implementation or deployment process.   Luckily, specific actions can help you prevent these everyday mishaps. To help you ensure that your multi-cloud migration goes smoothly, here are some common missteps companies make and what you can do to avoid them.   Incomplete Planning   When you make a...

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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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