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Companies have plenty of reasons why they may want to carry Voice-over-IP (VoIP) traffic over a virtual private network (VPN), with security often being a one. While many VPNs can handle the traffic, at least on occasion, not all of them are well suited to the task. Additionally, there are other considerations that come into play, especially if performance is a concern.   If you want to...

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When most people imagine the motives behind a cyber attack, they picture an organization that is specifically targeted by the attackers. However, the vast majority of such hacks are actually attacks of opportunity, with the cyber criminals selecting companies because they spot a vulnerability, not because of who they are or the kind of business they do.   In this way, attackers are incredibly predatory and...

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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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How people communicate seemingly changes on a daily basis. Not long ago, a standard telephone (and handy POTS line) was “the” way to reach a business. Now, even PBXs are on the way out thanks to VoIP, smartphones, and UC / UCaaS platforms.   Today, companies are increasingly expecting more from communication services. As a result, Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) is becoming the preferred approach. It’s flexible, scalable,...

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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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The landscape of business communication is continuing to shift. Instead of being a separate service, companies are continuing to view communication mechanisms as features; something that can be embedded and integrated into other solutions to increase efficiency. Embedded video is one of the most sought-after options, particularly for businesses that embrace modern unified communications (UC) strategies.   Embedded Video and Interpersonal Communications in Modern UC   Video communications of...

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