Unified Communications offers a host of benefits to SMBs and large enterprises alike. But every organization needs to determine whether a premises-based UC solution or a cloud-based hosted service is the best fit for its own situation. This decision guide takes you through a list of important considerations to help you do just that.
Enterprise communications is at a critical juncture. Employees require the very best mobility and collaboration tools while IT struggles with tight budgets and lean staffing. Read this paper to learn about these looming challenges and how hosted PBX with Unified Communications can help you address these issues, paving the way for better enterprise communications.
When voice moves into the cloud, enterprise communications rapidly becomes a strategic function that drives revenue. A reliable, business-grade solution that integrates Voice over IP with hosted Unified Communications can help you lower total cost of ownership,enable self-management,improve productivity,streamline business continuity and free up IT resources to focus on more important requirements. Read how Hosted PBX with Unified Communications can help your enterprise integrate complex voice and IT environments, centralize voice applications, and take advantage of the productivity and cost savings of hosted communications.
Hosted VoIP may appeal to companies that don't want to invest scarce resources in operating their own internal telephony system. However, given the primary role of voice communications for business, companies have to ensure that a provider's service wil meet day-to-day needs and provide excellent reliability. Download this complimentary eBook to discover the six questions that companies must ask and answer before they migrate to a hosted VoIP provider. It also provides insight into how to calculate the cost of a hosted service and whether potential customers will want to add collaboration capabilities to the voice service.
Explore the optimization tools that give you the ability to see and control the performance and security of your WAN traffic, a vital component to your cloud success. Among other things, these tools help you counteract the effects of latency introduced by geographical WAN distances and allow you to alleviate network congestion that might results from sending a lot large files and retransmitting dropped packets.
Use this step-by-step guide from enterprise technology expert David Linthicum to help improve your network to handle services delivered from multiple clouds. With the right network infrastructure, it is much easier to connect, secure and speed up delivery of all of the cloud applications and services consumed by your organized. No matter where you are in your cloud implementations, learn best practices and strategies in this eBook series focused on Building the Network that Empowers Digital Business. Part 2 of the series, this guide focuses on best practices and creating a master implementation plan. Interested in crafting your strategy and business case for using multiple clouds, watch for Part 1 in the series "The Evolution from Network to Multi-Clouds."
Application performance management (APM) tools allow enterprises to proactively manage their investments in bandwidth and the business-critical applications used every day. An application performance management solution is recognized as an essential component of WAN optimization-techniques that help businesses get the best possible performance from existing networks.
However, building a business case for an application performance management solution requires more than a belief in its benefits. It requires some data to quantify the value of a bottom-line result.
This white paper reviews ten business scenarios in which application performance management solutions are used to monitor applications across the WAN deliver a quantifiable Return on Investment (ROI). Example cases and calculations are provided for each scenario, describing how companies have quantified the value of an APM solution in that area.
One of the leading ways that today’s organizations are providing secure, reliable and scalable answers for their networking needs is through MPLS IP-VPN network usage. However, businesses are also looking to create Intelligent WAN that integrates security, application performance management, and cloud services in order to create more intelligent wide area networks. This paper examines how to use the attributes of MPLS-based VPNs to enable enterprises to create a truly intelligent WAN, discussing key planning, implementation and management considerations to pave the way for a more intelligent and cloud-enabled WAN.
Download this white paper to learn 7 reasons why you should centralize your communications.
- Lower fixed costs
- Less "stranded" bandwith
- Free site-to-site calling
- Simplified business continuity planning
- Reduced staffing requirements
- Consistent feature set across sites
- Centralized management
Download this white paper to learn six reasons why XO UCaaS is the right hosted solution for your business:
- Lower your 'total cost of ownership'
- Business continuity assurance
- Eliminates obsolescence
- Always the right size
- Focus your IT team on business performance
- Empower a fully distributed and mobile workforce
Gannett views its private cloud and WAN capability as a strategic core competency and was looking for a strategic partner to support its growth and cloud initiatives. XO embraced this partnership and earned the trust of the media giant by providing superior technical expertise, smooth implementations, and responsive customer support.
Download this white paper to learn how XO MPLS IP-VPN helps Wine.com prevent traffic bottlenecks at order processing centers, especially during high-volume periods, so orders get processed and packages don't get lost.
In this video, you’ll see how the hosted PBX solution enabled WestStar Mortgage to:
• Reduce total cost of ownership (TCO)
• Switch from variable capital expenses (CAPEX) to predictable monthly operating expenses (OPEX)
• Reallocate IT staff to focus on WestStar’s core business
• Increase productivity across loan offices with the XO WorkTime BYOD solution
• Quickly add new office locations and fuel growth
This list of questions will give you examples of what a reputable provider may ask as they begin designing and provisioning your service. You will learn what’s essential for determining cloud readiness for a successful Hosted PBX implementation.
There are many points of frustration, inefficiencies and exorbitant costs involved with the old school PBX phone hardware. The Cloud offers software based solutions for everything from music to CRM and RingCentral has created a cloud-based communications solution. Explore 7 of the key virtues of this modernized solution to collaboration, which includes multiple location unity across your company, flexibility with your growth, simplified infrastructure and management, easily connecting mobile workforces and remote employees and more.
The cloud has gone mainstream, 75% of businesses are using or plan to use cloud based services. More Enterprises are adopting multi-cloud environments, 50% of IT leaders plan on using four or more cloud-based services.
Application performance management tools are a requirement for today’s complex networks. They allow businesses to proactively manage their investments in bandwidth and the business-critical applications used every day, across the enterprise.
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