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Surviving the IT Talent Deficit: Build a Bridge to Success

This article originally appeared in ON Magazine. It’s long been documented that attracting, retaining, and nourishing IT talent is the biggest barrier to a CIO’s success. In fact, according to Gartner’s 2017 CIO report, CIOs across the board identify lack of skills and other human resources as their No. 1 barrier to success. “The IT […]

08.15.2017

#CarouselCrew

#CarouselCrew: Meet Erik Weissenberger, Product Operations Manager

Get to know us! At Carousel, we’re more than 1,300 #CarouselCrew members strong, spanning 27 locations across the country. Each week, we’re excited to share a glimpse of our talented team members. This week, meet Erik Weissenberger, product operations manager. We sat down with Erik to learn more about him and his impressive feat to […]

08.10.2017

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Data Center

Capitalizing on Internet Economics and Building a More Agile WAN

As applications shift toward the cloud and internet connectivity continues to drop in price and improve in reliability, clients have flocked toward hybrid WAN solutions. Historically, IT leaders chose to leverage internet for backup relying on routing protocols for fail-over. In all practicality, these hybrid options are managed as two disparate networks and provide redundancy, […]

02.28.2017

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Events

GAME ON at Avaya Engage, 2017

Experience was everything at last week’s Avaya ENGAGE 2017, which draws more than 2,000 Avaya users, speakers and leadership together each year. Held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, 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 […]

02.27.2017

Cloud computing

Cloud

Head in the Clouds: 2017 Trends

With cloud adoption on the rise, and with so many cloud technologies and consumption models now available, the question for all size businesses is how to best leverage cloud solutions to accomplish business objectives. And, many will be asking questions like: How can we deploy cloud applications rapidly and cost-effectively? Is a private, public or […]

02.24.2017

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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

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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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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