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.

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 […]

ShoreTel Connect CLOUD Unified Communications Save Time and Money

by Jessica Duvall May 3, 2016 Business
ShoreTel

As more professionals and executives harness the power of constant connectivity by conducting business on smartphones, tablets, and laptops, ShoreTel Connect CLOUD helps businesses adapt to business in a technological age by keeping up with developments that allow instant communication. Just some of the ways ShoreTel Connect CLOUD unified communications benefit business include: Multi-device collaboration […]

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 […]