Tag: Unified Communications

How can you accommodate everyone’s mobile productivity needs?

As more and more employees in your organization use mobile devices for work, you’ll need to support a larger variety of user and enterprise requirements. Your sales team members might need only email, calendar, contacts and the occasional use of a browser from smartphones. Meanwhile, your marketing group might require a full desktop environment with a number of enterprise applications running on laptops.

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UC&C Depends on Network Infrastructure – No Jitter

For a UC&C system to be useful, it must be reliable. Why must this point be made? Isn’t it obvious? Of course, the UC&C system hardware itself must be properly configured and functioning. However, the complexity of the infrastructure that is used by the UC&C system often makes it difficult to determine the cause of a problem or to make sure that there aren’t problems lurking within the infrastructure.

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How do I plan, deploy, and roll out Lync UC most effectively?

I was asked to jump on a call today with a customer who was struggling with migrating branch sites from their legacy PBX platform to a new Lync Enterprise Voice platform.  We had helped the Customer Architect and Implement a Highly Available and Site Resiliant (Disaster Recovery) Lync Solution across multiple data centers and conducted a successful Voice Pilot.  Sounds like a successful project, what’s the issue, right?

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Best Practices for Optimizing Your Network for Video – Audio Visual News Network

“Video for streaming, for real-time communication, for unified communications, or even just for playback, usually has a fairly consistent, sustained bandwidth requirement,” said Tom Barnett, director of product marketing at Crestron Electronics Inc.

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Unified Communications as a Service: Market Trends and Business Benefits

We’re experiencing a workplace transformation! The very nature of work as we once knew it has fundamentally changed. Work is no longer a location, it is an activity. Work is not a place you go, it’s a thing you do. There is increasingly a very dynamic rhythm to the nature of work, which involves teams that form and evolve over time. Team members are often geographically dispersed, and work can and often does happen around the clock.

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The Virtualized Reality of Unified Communications

A growing number of businesses are considering a virtualized unified communications environment.

By virtualizing UC applications, businesses can increase server utilization while reducing hardware, operating and administration costs. However, while many UC vendors support virtualization, few of these vendors offer a solution that maximizes the benefits of a virtualized environment.

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Unified Communications in Healthcare – the future for digital access

Polycom has a long history of providing cutting-edge solutions to the healthcare industry. For over 20 years everything from audio through to telepresence solutions, has been helping to improve patient care. Now, every single clinic or hospital in the UK has some form of Polycom tool within it, whether in a clinical, surgical or administrative setting. The solutions available today have evolved considerably and are continuing to develop across a range of medical disciplines.

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Thinking of Adding Video to your Lync Environment? Here are Some Tips

The continuing advancements of today’s collaboration technology make it possible to transform virtually any place in the world into an ‘office.’  These days, my ‘office’ is much more mobile, since I’m usually working on wireless from my laptop, tablet or phone rather than a traditional desktop computer. I’ve nearly forgotten what it’s like to feel tethered to a desk.

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ShoreTel Mobility Pro Tips: 5 Things to Make Mobility Work Better for You

The hint is in my title: Manager of Advanced Applications. In simple terms it means that here in Europe I’m responsible for leading the sales team for Enterprise Contact Center (ECC) and Mobility. In more complex terms, it means I’m often looked to for tips and information on how these solutions work in the day-to-day lives of our customers.

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GigaOm Structure conference focuses on cloud and security

Yesterday and today ShoreTel has been hanging out at the GigaOm Structure Conference in San Francisco.

Alas, there is no technology to enhance the commute endured for attendance

This is GigaOm’s largest conference to date and billed as conversations around the annual state of the cloud.

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