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Will Subscriptions Free Us From Software Licensing Hell? No, But There Is Hope

This article originally appeared on Channel Partners Online. There are a lot of reasons that, by 2020, more than 80 percent of software vendors will change their business models from traditional license and maintenance to subscription, according to Gartner. For ISVs, usage-based subscription models provide flexible options for software monetization, such as pay-as-you-go and concurrent […]

04.17.2018

Cloud

Your Boss Wants to Move Your Phone System to the Cloud—Now What?

The 2018 cloud market is expected to see a significant shift, with larger enterprises moving their unified communications (UC) and contact center (CC) services to various cloud models.  Your manager may have latched onto this growing trend and asked you to set the ball in motion. Before jumping in with both feet, it’s important to […]

04.12.2018

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Cloud

Your Boss Wants to Move Your Phone System to the Cloud—Now What?

The 2018 cloud market is expected to see a significant shift, with larger enterprises moving their unified communications (UC) and contact center (CC) services to various cloud models.  Your manager may have latched onto this growing trend and asked you to set the ball in motion. Before jumping in with both feet, it’s important to […]

Networking

SD-WAN: What’s the Best Model for My Business?

Most organizations struggle with managing their carriers, bandwidth, and adding new applications to their WAN. The complexity, cost, and time of managing these networks has a real impact on their ability to respond quickly and that, in turn, has real business impact. Enter SD-WAN, which allows companies to vastly simplify their network, making it more […]

04.10.2018

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Power of 3

Power of 3: Moving to a UCaaS Model

Power of 3 is a quick snapshot of tech knowledge delivered in three bullets that can be read in three minutes or less. Gartner predicts the UC market will grow to $42.4 billion by 2019, showing the plethora of options when it comes to platforms and the networks that support them. The cloud has made […]

04.05.2018

Managed Services

Why IT Transformation Should Be Your Mission

Be honest: How many projects have come through your IT group that had great promise, but never saw the light of day? Or maybe some were partially installed, but didn’t quite reach the finish line. Sound familiar? For too long, IT’s goals have been relegated to doing cutovers, but that isn’t what moves the needle. […]

04.03.2018

#CarouselCrew

#CarouselCrew: Meet Kelly Shatzer, AutoCAD Drafter

Get to know us! At Carousel, we’re more than 1,300 #CarouselCrew members strong, spanning 27 locations across the country. Each month, we’re excited to share a glimpse of our talented team members. This week, meet Kelly Shatzer, AutoCAD drafter for nearly two years. He primarily works from his home office in the tiny town of […]

03.29.2018

UC&C

3 Key Elements to Mitigating UC&C Platform Migration Issues

As their business needs mature, many companies are forced to take a close look at their current communications systems. Most come to a common conclusion: Their existing platforms cannot support the demands of an increasingly remote workforce along with increased pressure to provide seamless connectivity anywhere, anytime. Their unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) systems may […]

03.20.2018

Partner

Cisco’s Cloud Security Strategy is Driving Innovation and Growth

It’s no surprise that organizations are increasingly investing in the cloud for its key capabilities—ease of use, scalability, and cost savings. When we asked 3600 security professionals why they host networks in the cloud, our Cisco 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report revealed that 57 percent did so because of better data security; 48 percent because of […]

03.15.2018

Carrier Services

5 More Reasons to Choose a Carrier Services Agent

When it comes to choosing telecom solutions for your business, the options can be daunting. It’s likely you’ll go through a few dozen meetings before selecting your carrier partner, and even more as your company’s needs grow. An independent telecom services agent works with you, doing the legwork, and helping you select the best option […]

03.13.2018