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Carrier Services

Five Reasons to Explore End-to-End Mobile Device Management

The explosion of mobile devices—tablets, smartphones and other wireless devices—is enough to stress any IT team to the max. Between security issues and upgrades to international travel, managing pooling plans, shutting off decommissioned devices and pricing that seems to change quarterly as the carriers fight for your business, most businesses lack the tools, manpower or expertise to […]

03.28.2017

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Thought Leadership

Is Your Personal Brand In Trouble? 3 Ways to Strengthen It

When I lead workshops on the importance of developing your personal brand, I often ask individuals to consider this powerful quote from Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos in a 2012 TED talk: “Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room.” Consider that for a moment. What are the key […]

03.23.2017

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Carrier Services

Telecom Considerations for Designing IT Solutions

It’s critically important for organizations to consider connectivity and bandwidth requirements when they are planning to move applications to the cloud. But it is also a microcosm of a larger point, which is that telecom considerations should be taken into account for any solution design. Let’s take Unified Communications (UC) as an example. Oftentimes when […]

02.20.2017

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Carrier Services

Bandwidth for Cloud Applications: Easy to Overlook, Crucial to Address

Two months into 2017, IT finds itself in a challenging yet invigorating time. IT leaders have never had such a wide range of solutions at their disposal, which can be a bit overwhelming but also exciting, as new technologies offer opportunities for IT to help transform the way their colleagues work and gain influence across […]

02.19.2017

Telecom

Carrier Services

2017 Telecom Carrier Trends

We are halfway through the first quarter of 2017—how have some of the biggest industry and telecom trends shaped your plans for the remainder of the year? I spoke with members of our carrier services team to talk top trends for this year. Here is what they said: Theresa Vernon—Senior Account Manager “There are several […]

02.16.2017

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Managed Services

3 Ways to Leverage Managed Services for Security

According to the Cybersecurity Market Report, worldwide spend on cybersecurity products and services is expected to top $1 trillion between 2017 and 2021. With a large variety of products on the market, along with the need for around-the-clock threat defense, maintaining and upgrading products can be difficult and time-consuming. Simultaneously, modern IT leaders are tasked […]

02.15.2017

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UC&C

Simple Ways to Increase Adoption of UC Tools – Part 2

This is part two in a two-part series. To read the first part, please click here. You secured the budget, you worked tirelessly to install the collaboration tools and now, crickets from employees. Collaboration itself isn’t new for staff; instead, it’s the wide array of tools that enable businesses to collaborate more effectively, both internally […]

02.14.2017

Cloud computing

Announcements

Partner News: RingCentral, Carousel Strategic Partnership to Bring Enterprises into the Cloud

This post is authored by RingCentral and originally appeared on their blog. 2017 has kicked off to be a busy year! We’re seeing more and more enterprise clients driving demand for cloud communications, which means the opportunity for channel partners is HUGE. Increasingly, I hear customers say that going forward they will be “cloud first” […]

02.09.2017

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Cloud

Security, UC&C, Cloud: Think of the Influence You Can Make This Year

“We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next 10. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction.” – Bill Gates  As an IT leader, you most likely can recall a moment—or moments—in time in which you have lost influence. Perhaps it […]

02.08.2017

Cybersecurity

Security

Why Reading This Will Not Raise Your Security Game

I absolutely love the fact that information assurance and security is such a hot topic. It makes me ecstatic to know that an area so critical to organizations in nearly every sector is becoming a more top-of-mind conversation. People are consuming content, going to conferences and getting inspired to take action. But the truth is, […]

02.07.2017