Virtualization & Automation

UC&C

The Case for Automation: Alleviating MAC Attacks in Large Enterprises

A few decades ago, the most powerful tool in PBX administration was the punch-down tool. Most moves, adds, or changes (MACs) required a technician to move wires and re-punch them with a punch-down tool. Today, software does all this. Instead of punching wires, administrators punch keys on a keyboard. While some IT administration processes have […]

09.13.2019

Cloud

Northern Vermont University Creates Dynamic Online Learning Environment with Carousel and Cisco

Universities around the world are looking to provide their uber-connected student bodies the best learning opportunities possible. Northern Vermont University is no different, but faced an additional challenge: Connecting two distinct physical campuses 40 miles apart to create new learning opportunities for students, professors and researchers that go beyond traditional online learning environments. Northern Vermont […]

08.25.2019

UC&C

Omni-Digital Customer Engagement: The New Standard of Customer Service

The old saying that “ You can’t be everything to everybody ”—is a lie. Or at least it is when it comes to contact centers. Long gone are the days when a customers only choice was to wait on hold until the inevitable heat death of the universe. Today, customers expect to communicate using the […]

08.07.2019

Video Call Chatting on Facetime

UC&C

Ease of Use, Analytics Top Wish List for Video Conferencing Solutions

Breakthroughs in technology and the changing face of the global workforce have combined to create the perfect storm for video conferencing in the workplace. Organizations—driven by end user demands from a remote or disparate workforce, an increased need for team collaboration, and a desire for a more personal virtualized experience—are adopting video conferencing solutions at […]

08.02.2019

UC&C

Conferencing a Top IT Priority Going into 2020, Technologists Say

In today’s increasingly global workplace, enterprises of all sizes and across all industries are placing significant focus on helping end users work more efficiently, increasing their productivity, and of course, making it easier and more seamless to work effectively across teams—wherever those teams are located. So it’s no surprise that integrating and updating conference room […]

07.31.2019

UC&C

Training Considerations When Adding New Technology

One of the biggest technology challenges companies face when implementing and deploying new tools is adoption. Ensure employees are properly trained and are consistently reinforced to use the technology so your company can truly maximize the results of its new collaboration tool. Tony McQueen, Senior Director of Collaboration, weighs in on a TechDecisions article about […]

06.21.2019

UC&C

Four Essentials for Winning with Customer Experience

What comes to mind when you think of the ideal customer experience? I guarantee it differs from person-to-person, which is why a personalized customer experience is more important now than ever. In today’s ever-changing digital environment, the most successful companies have perfected the customer experience and understand that customer knowledge is the most important asset. […]

05.14.2019

UC&C

A People-Based Approach to Driving User Adoption of UCaaS

Today’s workplace is the most dynamic it has ever been. With Millennials now the making up the highest percentage of the workforce, they’re put a high value on work-life balance, according to a recent survey, and are willing to change employers frequently to achieve it. Part of that is a change in both culture and […]

04.23.2019

UC&C

Change Management Drives the Successful Adoption of UCaaS

Today’s workforce is different from that of 10 years ago, or even five, for that matter. As Millennials gradually become a larger percentage of the workforce, they bring with them new ideals of what work-life balance and loyalty to their employer means. In a recent survey, only 16% of Millennial respondents surveyed saw themselves as […]

04.09.2019

Client Spotlight

Client Success in Action: Carousel Helps Town of Babylon Migrate to Cloud

Another state and local government organization has turned to Carousel to help it modernize its aging communications system in the name of improved capability, reliability, ease of use, and lower costs. The town of Babylon, NY (Long Island) has partnered with Carousel to replace its 15-year-old legacy, copper-based phone system to a fiber-optic, cloud-based system […]

04.02.2019