Author: Nathan Weatherford

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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Even though cloud solutions have been around for some time now, there is still some confusion regarding where protection responsibilities lie. Cloud providers generally offer robust security features to their clients, which is part of what makes these systems so attractive to companies across the world. However, the vendor isn’t the only party on the hook for security. Here’s what you need to know.   You Both...

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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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