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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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#CarouselCrew: Meet Ed Wadbrook, VP, Cloud Solutions Enablement

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 NC-based (RI-bred!) Ed Wadbrook, VP, Cloud Solutions Enablement. I chatted with Ed about his top life highlights and he shared […]

10.12.2017

High Speed Train in Tokyo

Carrier Services

The Value of Working with a Telecom Agent

There are many reasons organizations don’t partner with an agent for their technology services. Some aren’t sure how the relationship works. Others assume the service costs are higher than buying direct from a carrier. Some companies are simply reluctant to deviate from the status quo. No matter the logic, the lack of outside support means […]

10.11.2017

Networking

Innovating During a Time of Need: How Technology Assists Those Impacted by Major Storms

As major hurricanes—Harvey, Irma, Jose, Maria—swept across the south, devastating residents and affecting communities around the nation, experts in IT and education reimagined an app to help homeowners back on their feet called Hope4Homes. The original concept of an AVR-based trade school was created by Jack Werner, a master home inspector for the National Association […]

10.06.2017

#CarouselCrew

#CarouselCrew: Meet Rob Acerra, National Account Manager

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 New Jersey-based Rob Acerra, National Account Manager. We sat down with him to get the scoop on his favorite technology […]

10.05.2017

Security

Four Steps to Staying Secure

On Thursday, October 19, Carousel will be hosting its third annual AlwaysOn Technology Symposium (AOTS), a one-day event that helps IT leaders better educate and teach their business about existing and imminent trends so the business can hear about them from IT first. Throughout the event, speakers dive deep into mega trends that are impacting […]

10.03.2017

#CarouselCrew

#CarouselCrew: Meet Marianne Kelly

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 NYC-based Marianne Kelly, Sr. Dir., Avaya UC Collaboration, who has been with Carousel for 14 years. With a common last […]

09.28.2017

Managed Services

Consumption Model Trends Drive Managed Services

One of the things our clients ask us all the time is, “What do you see out in the marketplace in terms of what’s driving IT spending, especially around managed services?” And one of the obvious things is that lines of business are very important in terms of how technology dollars are distributed. It’s not […]

09.26.2017

Announcements

Announcement: Rebuild Texas Telethon

Carousel is pleased to be part of a community of organizations that lend their resources, time, and people to support humanitarian efforts around the globe. On Friday, September 22, our Avaya cloud-based UC platform, will be used to support a telethon hosted by TEGNA affiliate stations in Texas as part of Harvey Can’t Mess With […]

09.22.2017