The Business Case for the Deskphone in a Unified Communications World

by Karl Bateson April 19, 2016 ScanSource Communications
Jabra

A few years back, I wrote an article I called The Phone is Dead! Long Live the Audio Endpoint, in which I detailed the demise of the ubiquitous desk phone. As is often the case with predictions, this one was way off the mark. A recent Frost & Sullivan study has shown that not only […]

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 […]

RCS e-Invigoration Reality

by Jeremy Burton April 13, 2016 Business
Dialogic

By Jim Machi But will the hype this time be justified?  RCS has been slowly building momentum mostly because VoLTE has been slowly building momentum.  VoLTE is IP-based voice/video on an LTE / IMS network, and RCS adds IP-based messaging services that are also an evolution to legacy SMS and MMS messaging.  So it makes […]

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 […]

Tips for Successful Meetings With Remote Workers

by Jessica Duvall April 5, 2016 Business
ShoreTel

Let’s Make Meeting Magic together! Meetings that involve workers participating from remote locations present special challenges. It’s extra difficult to keep everyone on track and engaged when some attendees aren’t physically present in the room with you.

Here’s how the cloud is reshaping UC

by Karl Bateson April 5, 2016 Business
Jabra

Here’s how the cloud is reshaping UC New cloud computing models are reinvigorating the UC market and opening up new opportunities for companies, their employees, and manufacturers of audio devices.

ShoreTel Partners Receive Additional Discounts on HPE Switches and Accessories!

by Jessica Duvall April 5, 2016 Marketing
ShoreTel

For the next few months, ShoreTel partners receive pre-approved pricing on select PoE switches, routers, and accessories! By partnering with HPE Networking, ShoreTel enables its customers to leverage HPE’s innovative, easy-to-deploy/manage, and interoperable networking technology. With HPE Networking, ShoreTel Connect CLOUD solution will deliver the best user experience, and overall low total cost of ownership. […]