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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 week, 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

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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

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UC&C

Prioritize Teamwork to Deliver Results

We’re in the business of creating tools and technology for collaboration. Everything we do is focused on making it easier for teams to work together and “get stuff done.” But putting the best tools in place isn’t going to create teamwork from thin air. If your organizational culture doesn’t actually reward people for working together, […]

03.16.2017

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IT-as-a-Service

The Advantages—and Challenges—of a Next-Gen IT Consumption Model

The coming rise of cloud services models—Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)—in recent years has been well documented. As an example, Statista, an online market research and statistics company, recently predicted that spending on public cloud IaaS would grow from $38 billion in 2016 to $173B in 2026. Gartner, meanwhile, projects 37 percent SaaS […]

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Security

Ransomware and Things That Go Bump in the Night

In the treacherous world of cyber security—or cyber insecurity—things that go bump in the night are the things that can bring an organization to its knees. Unexpected new breach threats, employee errors, and poor data policies can destroy even the most iron-clad cyber security strategy. Here, we break down three things that keep security professionals […]

03.14.2017

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Announcements

Good to Great: Helping Define Your Path for 2017

It’s hard to believe that 2016 is already in the rearview mirror, particularly when we think back to the defining moments of last year. In addition to us witnessing massive disruption in the IT industry—from an unprecedented number of M&As to a surge in cyber-attacks—we saw great innovation come forward in a number of spaces, […]

03.06.2017

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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

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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