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SD-WAN Meets Cloud UC

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Software-defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) has been making big headlines lately as the next frontier for enterprise networking and a better approach to handling the high-bandwidth requirements of the modern workplace, including the increasing adoption of cloud-based applications for information...

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MS a UC SP?

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Every premises-based vendor eventually needs to make a decision on its cloud strategy. Enable others to become UCaaS providers, become a UCaaS provider, or both. 1) Enable Providers: This is the popular and easiest option. Cisco, Avaya, ALU, and Unify all pursue this strategy....

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Cisco Intercloud

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The week after Enterprise Connect, at Cisco’s worldwide Partner Summit conference, Cisco announced Intercloud. Cisco will invest $1 B in the next two years to build its expanded cloud business, and we expect the incremental capabilities and investments from our partners to expand...

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Mitel To Buy Telepo

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Acquisitive Aastra managed to make another acquisition before being acquired itself by Mitel. Aastra announced today that is acquired Telepo, while just last week it announced its own shareholders approved its sale to Mitel. By law of transitive property, Mitel...

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The New SP

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In my last post, The Emerging Cloud Order, I covered the new ecosystem emerging around hosted communications. In terms of quantity, it is the service provider that is really taking off. Seems everyone and their brother is a service provider...

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The Emerging Cloud Order

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My trip to BroadSoft’s Connections conference  got me thinking more about the cloud and hosted UCaaS. The space is growing, energetic, and optimistic. Infonetics recently reported the number of seats for hosted business voice-over IP and unified communication services is...

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NEC’s Advantage

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This week is the NEC Advantage conference in Florida. NEC actually hosts two back-to-back conferences – the first one is for consultants and dealers, and then comes one for customers. It’s sound logic as they put a significant effort into...

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Cloud in a Box

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Panasonic wants to sell SMBs hosted voice – and intends to do so via retail outlets with its new “Panasonic Cloud Business Phone System.” Available now at Amazon, Best Buy, Office Depot, and Staples. The vast majority of hosted voice...

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A Cloud a Risin’

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Is the Cloud OS going to replace traditional server operating systems? Are the days of server based Windows, Linux, Solaris, AIX, UX, etc. over? Last week: Citrix acquires Cloud.com VMware announces vSphere V In terms of enterprise voice, we are...

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Capitalizing on the Cloud

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It is easy to look at technology from a technical perspective. Unfortunately, technology decisions are rarely based on technology alone. There are three perspectives that commonly determine how an organization makes its technology decisions: technical, financial, and strategic. Technical perspectives...

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No Moore’s Law

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Moore’s Law has provided the IT and telecom industries a good run for over 50 years. Moore’s Law states that the number of transistors that can be placed inexpensively on an integrated circuit roughly doubles every two years. This has...

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