The Economics of Cloud-Based Unified Communications

Here’s one for the bean counters: Are cloud-based unified communications (UC) solutions more cost-efficient than traditional on-premises systems? As with most complex questions, the answer is, “It depends.” There are a number of factors that go into the analysis, many … Read More

SIP Trunking Is Valuable, but Careful Planning Is Required

SIP trunking has become increasingly popular among organizations migrating from dedicated physical voice connections such as Primary Rate Interface (PRI) and Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN). In a growing number of areas, it’s not even possible to provision those kinds … Read More

How 5G Will Benefit UC, the IoT and Your Business

Fifth generation (5G) wireless technology is coming, and it promises to change the way we access and use unified communications (UC) services. While 4G/LTE offers theoretical download speeds of up to 1Gbps, 5G promises to deliver speeds of 10Gbps to … Read More

Is Your Call Recorder PCI Compliant?

In last week’s post, we discussed how software-defined wide-area networks (SD-WANs) can boost compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). However, it is important to note that these regulations aren’t limited to data network security. Any … Read More

SD-WANs Can Boost PCI DSS Compliance

Flexible connectivity options, improved traffic optimization and increased automation are some of the reasons organizations become interested in software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) technologies. Improved security and regulatory compliance are also increasingly important selling points. SD-WANs offer important security benefits, including … Read More

Simplified Management of Hybrid UC Environments

A hybrid unified communications (UC) environment offers enticing business benefits.  It allows you to deploy new services and applications in the cloud without undermining your onsite technology investments. It also allows you to select different procurement models for different functional … Read More

Integrated Communication Key to IoT Success

According to a variety of estimates, the Internet of Things (IoT) will soon comprise more than 50 billion connected devices that continuously collect data on everything from drilling rigs to defibrillators. However, all that data is of limited value unless … Read More