In our 40-criteria evaluation of data center hardware platforms for software-defined networking (SDN), we identified the nine most significant players — Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, Arista Networks, Extreme Networks (which recently acquired Brocade Communications System’s data center networking business), Cisco Systems, Cumulus Networks, Dell, Huawei, Juniper Networks, and Pluribus Networks — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps infrastructure and operations professionals (I&O) make the right choice.
Published By: Broadsoft
Published Date: Apr 04, 2017
Enabling greater flexibility and productivity without the need for large capital investment, the benefits of Cloud Communications enable businesses to free themselves from the limitations of traditional, office-based phone systems.
Miercom was engaged to conduct a comparative testing of two high-capacity L2 and L3 network switches: the popular Cisco Catalyst 4500E, and a comparably configured, competitive switch, the FastIron SX 1600, from Brocade Communications Systems.
Published By: ShoreTel
Published Date: Oct 26, 2012
Today's IT investments require bottom-line, quantifiable truths and Unified communications (UC) is no exception. This whitepaper covers best practice tips on building a comprehensive business case for UC systems.
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Nov 10, 2016
For the 5th year in a row, 8x8 is a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service, Worldwide. See what makes us different and why you should consider the cloud to expand or replace aging, inadequate business phone systems, meeting services, & contact center equipment.
The SANS 20 Critical Security Controls for Effective Cyber Defense offers a blueprint of prioritized guidance to reduce risk. New updates to the SANS 20 signify the growing need to secure digital certificates and cryptographic keys to preserve trusted communications for all of your critical systems and your organization’s interactions with customers and partners.
Too often cyberattacks on keys and certificates are successful because basic security controls are not present or not properly configured. Download the Solution Brief to learn how you can effectively build scalable controls and reduce risk:
• Manage the rapid growth in certificates
• Gain visibility into where keys and certificates are located
• Secure your certificates against cyberattacks
• Enforce automation of certificate issuance and renewal
The digital service revolution is well underway. For communications service providers (CSPs), it means going beyond traditional voice and data and upgrading their entire digital communications infrastructure. Research shows enterprise-class organizations are allocating heavy dollars towards communications solutions and prefer a single provider for digital services. This is a massive opportunity for CSPs to expand their services, generate more revenue, grow profit and increase market share. However, the majority of enterprises reported not receiving a consistently excellent experience with their most recent service contract. As a result, many switch to new providers. CSPs are losing credibility and the loyalty of their customers because of legacy and traditional systems that constrain their ability to act quickly. Enterprises are looking for CSPs who understand their complex business and can offer a full portfolio of digital services with quality and creativity to meet their needs.
Published By: Level 3
Published Date: Mar 04, 2016
It's time to debunk the myth that insurmountable obstacles lie between your legacy systems and IP-enabled communications.
Download "The Great Barrier Myth: Why Migrating To SIP Is Easier And More Cost-Efficient Than You've Been Told" to discover why right now is a realistic time to start your SIP migration.
Read this whitepaper now to learn all about 4G. New technologies, benefits and features of 4G will all be discussed in this white paper. Read now if you are considering future 4G deployment and find out how iPass can help!
The right ERP systems contains ease-of-use and value for manufacturers by providing consistent design and security features, reduced burden of manual data entry and simpfiled communications with other systems, partners and devices.
Attacks today incorporate increasingly sophisticated methods of social engineering and client-side software manipulation to exfiltrate data without detection. Some attackers leverage so-called spearphishing to entice employees to give up access information and spread their attacks to other enterprise systems; others use password crackers against compromised applications in order to gain further access rights to the network. The attackers might also set up channels for command and control communications with the compromised systems, as in the case of the Zeus or SpyEye bot infections.
Trend Micro resolved the following issues by purchasing Zoom:
• Overly complex or difficult communications platforms
• Expensive hardware or software systems
• Unreliable or poor service quality
• Using too many different solutions
• Difficulties connecting remote teams or sites
• The need for a more efficient/effective way to reach customers and other external parties
Read more to learn about the benefits of using Zoom and which features are used more frequently by Trend Micro.
The Responsive Process Management (RPM) Suite from Progress Software enables a high level of operational responsiveness for communications service providers. Faced with a need to gain a competitive advantage and create connections with customers, communications service providers require a flexible, integrated management suite that adapts to shifts in consumer interactions and market conditions in real time. Progress RPM based OSS/BSS solutions meet these challenges without the need for a massive overhaul to existing systems and infrastructure. Download this free whitepaper to learn more about how the communications industry can leverage Progress RPM to achieve operational responsiveness.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Jul 30, 2014
Video conferencing is rapidly moving out of the conference room and onto the desktop, smartphone, and tablet. Thanks to inclusion of video as a core UC component, enterprise technology leaders are increasingly deploying video to individuals as part of their unified communications initiatives, while integrating personal video into room systems, and enabling conferencing beyond the enterprise.
Communications service providers are looking for alternative deployment models that will help them support fast-growing network demand. Moving to a virtualized EPC (vEPC) solution can help service providers achieve more cost-e?ective scaling by using standard high-volume servers in place of purpose-built systems. System integrators, software vendors, and platform providers rely on Intel® technologies to deliver the performance and scalability required for vEPC solutions. Intel is also participating in the development of open standards, contributing to the open source community, developing reference architectures, engaging with industry participants, and collaborating on trials that can help facilitate the evolution to vEPC solutions and accelerate network transformation by use of network functions virtualization.
Published By: ShoreTel
Published Date: Aug 12, 2013
A simple unified communications solution can address communication challenges organizations face on a daily basis and enhance overall operations. Because of this, convincing a CEO to adopt a UC solution should not be difficult.
There are key points to consider when looking for a videoconferencing system. As independent Telecommunications and IT consultants, part of what we do is to evaluate various products and systems regularly for mid-to-large enterprise clients, from 500 to over 30,000 employees. At a high level evaluation elements include costs, technology and features, and service.
Published By: 8x8, Inc.
Published Date: Apr 26, 2013
What if you could transform your communications system to rival the rich functionality and flexibility of bigger competitors with dedicated IT staff?
This new white paper compares the costs and functionality of using a hosted unified communications (UC) system "in the cloud" versus investing in an on-site "premises-based" system. The findings might surprise you.
Download this new white paper now to:
•Understand the tradeoffs between owning vs. hosted UC systems
•Review a dollars-to-dollars comparison in a full total cost of ownership (TCO) study
•Learn the pitfalls to avoid when evaluating different UC systems
Download Aspect’s newsletter, “Serving and Engaging the Digital Consumer - from Self-Service to Agent-Assisted” for insights on how the cloud, omni-channel communications and mobility are revitalizing customer self-service. Included is a complete copy of the latest Gartner Marketscope for IVR Systems and Enterprise Voice Portals, which provides insights on the state of the market and top vendors.
Download to learn more!
Published By: Black Box
Published Date: Nov 24, 2015
Black Box can help you get the most out of your technology investment. We partner with customers to identify the right solutions for strategic IT needs that add value to your business. Our portfolios of Wired/Wireless, UCC, and IT Service solutions, and our depth of expertise, deliver positive business outcomes for evolving IT business scenarios.
Black Box takes a vendor-independent approach to deliver the right solution, on the right network. Our long-term, established relationships with best-in-class IT technology providers allow us to offer objective, vendor-neutral solutions designed to meet a broad range of IT requirements.
With more than 4,000 team members & 200 offices in 150 countries, we offer global capabilities with local expertise, and are committed to driving business success through IT excellence. Our passion to IT communications is unsurpassed, and we will work with you to find the ideal solution for today’s challenge while helping to anticipate tomorrow’s needs.
Marketers have been limited to bland options for sending communications to consumers on their mobile phones. With the introduction of Apple's iPhone and operating systems like Google's Android and Palm's Pre/Pixi, now offering similarly rich user experiences, you have the opportunity to reach your customers, anywhere, any time, on their mobile devices.
Mobile printing provides a series of quality improvements and timesaving benefits that are often overlooked in route automation, but can have a significant impact on the bottom line. This white paper will: • Describe uses for mobile printing in route accounting applications;
•Provide return on investment calculation tools to measure the financial impact mobile printing can have; • Demonstrate how mobile printing processes can improve billing, distribution, and customer service operations; • Detail how on-demand thermal printing can reduce forms expenses; • Provide an overview of mobile printer and wireless communications options for route accounting systems. Read on to see how your route delivery and sales staff can make more stops and fewer errors each day by using mobile printing to support their work.
The digitization of data has empowered both healthcare providers and patients to improve how, when and where healthcare is administered, giving patients greater control over their personal health and well-being.
The key to success lies in the ability to get the right information to the right people at the right time. And a crucial enabler of improved communications is the ability to transfer data across like and disparate systems through mobile technology. This was the topic at a recent focus group Comcast Business held at HIMSS14 that included healthcare IT professionals from six leading healthcare providers. The participants shared the following insights on how advancements in data mobility can engage the entire healthcare ecosystem and help improve patient outcomes. Download this white paper to learn more.
Published By: OpenText
Published Date: Nov 08, 2013
Once voice systems have migrated to Voice over IP, (VoIP) fax communications are the next logical addition to an IP-based environment. This white paper discusses how fax servers and new Fax over IP (FoIP) investments fit into your organizations unified communication strategy. It also calls attention to issues and challenges organizations should consider when determining how best to take advantage of traditional telephone-based systems, FoIP, or a mix of both.
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