Unified Communications

To learn more about UC, this is the place to be! In this section, you will find the general resources you need to develop a strong unified communications strategy and ensure you are proposing UC solutions, platforms and products that meet the business and ROI expectations of the end-user enterprise.

Most Forgotten App Development Best Practice

by Jeremy Burton June 8, 2016 Business
Dialogic ScanSource Communications

By Jim Machi   On April 19, Dialogic’s Alan Percy hosted a web seminar on “Application Development Best Practices.” To listen to the web seminar, please click here. While I was listening to that web seminar, I had my Product Management hat on. In my blogs, I typically write about what’s going on in the […]

A Business Guide to Cloud Communications

by Jessica Duvall June 7, 2016 Business
ScanSource Communications ShoreTel

It’s inevitable that your traditional, trusted phone system will eventually show signs of age or weakness. Perhaps it isn’t flexible enough to keep up with the needs of your business as you add branch offices or move applications to the cloud or is becoming unreliable with more dropped calls and degrading call quality. Is your […]

What’s new in RealPresence Debut 1.1.0?

by Mike Hubble June 7, 2016 Enterprise
Polycom ScanSource Communications

The RealPresence Debut was announced during Polycom’s 25th Anniversary celebration in the fall of 2015. Here on the ScanSource Communications Tech Team, we were able to get our hands on these devices in March of 2016. These video codecs are extremely easy to setup. The Debut includes the traditional H.323 and SIP protocols as well as […]

Cool Apps on Agenda at SpeechTek 2016

by Jeremy Burton May 24, 2016 Business
Dialogic ScanSource Communications

Cool Apps on Agenda at SpeechTek 2016 By Tim Moynihan         I am planning my attendance to SpeechTek 2016 next week. After reviewing the agenda, and having attended the event off and on over many, many years, I’m finding it really interesting to see how much the show has matured consistently with […]

The Growing Importance of VoWiFi

by Jeremy Burton May 24, 2016 Business
Dialogic

By Jim Machi VoWiFi is not new.  Many of us have been using VoIP through the likes of Skype or Lync for many years and VoWiFi through the mobile versions of these VoIP offerings.  In the context of this blog though, VoWiFi is about getting calls on your mobile phone number.  Since VoLTE is IP-based, […]

CRN Recognizes ShoreTel for Best Channel Partner Programs

by Jessica Duvall May 23, 2016 Business
ShoreTel

CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has once again recognized ShoreTel among an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs. For the third consecutive year – and fifth time overall – CRN has awarded ShoreTel a 5-Star rating in its annual Partner Program Guide. The […]

Seeking Cloud Nirvana

by Mike Hickey May 13, 2016 Business

As I was thinking about a title – words like ‘cloud’ and ‘transforming’ bounced in my head. Then, I got hooked on ‘Nirvana’, and every time I said it, I thought Kurt Cobain, “Come As You Are”, etc. Nothing to do with the cloud, but I just wanted to get the music playing in your […]

5G Market Status

by Jeremy Burton May 5, 2016 Business

By Jim Machi Last week, I wrote about the status and projections of LTE subscriptions. So I figured I should do a brief update on 5G this week.  First of all, as I’ve written before, 5G is clearly in its hype phase.  It was all over MWC a couple of months ago.  Although there are no […]

Scaling Applications with Load Balancing – Using the Right Tool for the Job

by Alan Percy May 5, 2016 Business
Dialogic

Have you ever helped a friend with a home improvement or auto repair project and watched as your friend struggled with a screwdriver trying to pry something free? You think to yourself “gee, a crowbar or pry bar would be the right tool for the job, but since the screw driver is all he has, […]

Noise Cancellation in Headsets

by Karl Bateson May 4, 2016 Business
Jabra

If you’ve ever shopped for headsets or headphones, I bet you’ve heard the term “noise cancellation” used once or twice. I can also bet that you weren’t always quite sure what it meant. It’s not your fault: Depending on the context, noise cancellation can mean a number of things, and companies aren’t exactly consistent in […]