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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 […]

07.10.2018

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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 […]

07.03.2018

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Client Spotlight

A Very IT School Vacation

Unlike some seeking R&R during school vacation week, I didn’t jet down to Florida to visit Mickey Mouse, binge watch Netflix, or tackle the ever-growing list of projects around the house. As district technology coordinator for South Amboy Public Schools, in South Amboy, NJ, I instead spent my break working with the fine folks at […]

04.19.2018

Cloud

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

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

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