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

UC&C

Contact Centers: Reaping the Benefits of New Communication Methods

If we could summarize today’s landscape of contact center communications in six words or less, it would be more devices, more channels, more collaboration. We naturally know that we need to meet customers on the channel of their choice at the time of their choosing, but it goes beyond that – the conversations have to […]

03.01.2018

Client Spotlight

Taking it to the Cloud: Moving an Aging Phone System

Mark Barham, Director of Information Technology, City of Williamsburg was faced with an aging phone system—one that was nearly three decades old. The current phone system worked, but the City was unable to find reliable replacement parts when they needed them and the systems lacked modern features and functionality to best serve the City. After […]

02.13.2018

Events

Full Speed Ahead at Avaya’s 2018 ENGAGE

Drawing more than 3,000 Avaya users, speakers and leadership, Avaya ENGAGE 2018 was held last week in the birthplace of jazz—beautiful New Orleans. The event is comprised of content and speakers from the Avaya user community to learn, network and engage with some of the most prolific minds in the Avaya space about hot topics […]

02.08.2018

Partner

Resilience Begins with Flexibility

With the pace of disruption and change going on in today’s digital marketplace—from the continued growth of cloud to the increasingly strategic importance of IT and the risks posed by security breaches—companies must be resilient if they want to stay competitive. The way to maintain resilience as collaboration needs evolve is by relying on technology […]

01.04.2018

Events

Tips for Attending Cisco Live!

It’s been dubbed “Geek Summer Camp”, and many make the annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas to attend Cisco Live (CLUS). Whether this is your first time or one of many, we’ve compiled this list of resources to keep handy as you make your way to an event that draws nearly 20,000 attendees. Transform your business […]

06.22.2017

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Partner

Enabling the Modern Workforce

Common problems of today’s workforce and IT teams allude to dreams of having all communications on a single platform while meeting budget and avoiding the logistical nightmare of tracking who is using what for which purpose. Unbreaking News: The Workplace has Changed One factor influencing the rise of a new communications paradigm: five generations will […]

05.11.2017

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Partner

In Good Hands: Lorien Health Systems

“We’re a nursing home company that doesn’t like nursing homes,” says Lou Grimmel, CEO of Lorien Health Systems. A pretty powerful statement for a CEO of one Maryland’s top healthcare systems comprised of nine nursing homes, five assisted living homes and a rehab facility. With a sterling reputation and nearly 40 years in business, Grimmel […]

04.06.2017

Cloud computing

Cloud

Tales From IT: Our Migration to Office 365

Serving in the IT department of Carousel means we are Carousel’s #1 customer.  Because of this, we have the best talent and resources across the IT spectrum at our fingertips.  As an IT department, we naturally advocate for implementing technology to increase business agility, maximize our financial investments, and strengthen our IT security platform, so […]

03.22.2017

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UC&C

Prioritize Teamwork to Deliver Results

We’re in the business of creating tools and technology for collaboration. Everything we do is focused on making it easier for teams to work together and “get stuff done.” But putting the best tools in place isn’t going to create teamwork from thin air. If your organizational culture doesn’t actually reward people for working together, […]

03.16.2017