Cloud Computing

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Top 10 Best Practices for Communications Application Developers – Tales from the Trenches

by Jeremy Burton April 28, 2016 Business
Dialogic

By Alan Percy You’ve been tasked with turning a great idea for a new communications application into a working product.  Seeming at first to be an insurmountable mountain of effort, there is panic as you realize the magnitude of the project and struggle getting your mind around the thousands of decisions and preparations that need […]

If You’re Not Offering Hosted, You’re Missing The Boat!

by Andrew Runion April 28, 2016 Cloud Computing

Here are some statistics from a recent Economist Intelligence Unit study: Global Spending on Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) is expected to reach $16.5B this year. A 32.8% increase from last year. Cloud applications will account for 90% of the worldwide mobile data traffic by 2019 compared to 81% at the end of last year. The global SaaS […]

Paying Your Sales Team in Recurring Revenue Model

by Bryan Gaines April 22, 2016 Business

Over the last few years the number one reason why partners have told me they aren’t ready to move their business into managed services and cloud-based offerings has been due to compensation models for sales. So I thought I would do a quick and easy blog on a few basics, and for those of you […]

From Zero to Hello World – The TADHack London Story

by Jeremy Burton April 19, 2016 Business
Dialogic

By Vince Puglia Imagine 5p.m. on a Friday, your boss asks you to write an application that can record WebRTC conversations and analyze the speech to identify specific keywords. Oh, and you don’t really have experience using real-time communications and your boss wants to see a demo by Monday… Besides wondering what ‘big-brother’ could do […]

Unified Communication Just Got More Powerful with Polycom and Microsoft

by Lauren Eckstein April 19, 2016 Business
Polycom

For more than 12 years, Polycom and Microsoft Corporation have been working to unify communication with the highest level of solution offerings for their customers.  As of March 2016, Polycom and Microsoft have announced their plans to expand the reach of Skype for Business in the form of three, world-class video collaboration developments.

Channel Partners 2016

by Monica Fish April 18, 2016 Cloud Computing
Polycom

Wow, what a fantastic show! Las Vegas never seems to get old when you are around massive amounts of IT people! Having the opportunity to engage with others in our industry from all over the US makes a statement in itself. One of the main focuses we can’t help but be mesmerized with – the […]

Hello, Video. Where are you? I am here with WebRTC!

by Jeremy Burton April 13, 2016 Business Management Series
Dialogic

By Elhum Vahdat Video in real-time communications has been coming for a long time. Unfortunately, its hype came way before it should have.  Service Providers knew it had potential, but were never sure how to “sell” it (price, market, etc.).  Also, let’s not forget the discussions around the bandwidth requirements of video.  So what has […]

7 Ideas for Restructuring your Compensation Models

by Jennifer Clark April 13, 2016 Cloud Computing

In the early days, it was easier for technology companies to compensate their sales teams with total sales-based commissions. With hardware going out, money came in, and sales employees were compensated based on the company’s commission structure. Now, however, technology is offering more cloud-based services that generate monthly recurring revenue and not one large influx […]

Skype for Business Cloud PBX = A Win for Your Enterprise

by LaVonda Huskey April 6, 2016 Cloud Computing
Microsoft Sonus

Want to cut costs and achieve greater productivity in the workplace? You’re not alone. Cutting costs is key for growth among enterprises, many of which are finding their current on-premises communications systems too costly to manage and maintain. “Cloud” is becoming a more commonplace term in my conversations with enterprises. A growing number of them […]

Innovation is “Hot” Again with Communications APIs

by Jeremy Burton March 28, 2016 Business
Dialogic

By Alan Percy One of my first jobs as a software developer in telecommunications was writing an automated hotel wake-up application based on TDM voice boards using an ancient API.  Who knew that nearly 30 years later, applications and APIs would still be a huge catalyst of innovation?   If the last few months can be […]