Unified Communication drives collaboration anywhere, anytime

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VoIPIt takes a village. We have heard that for many years regarding child rearing. The parents among us know how true the adage can be. It takes a collaborative network of parents, grandparents, teachers and other caregivers to raise kids. The concept is useful in our professional lives too.

In a globally interconnected world, it takes a village to get anything done in business or government services. Whether it’s classic teamwork or just trying to make things happen for a customer, business today has many moving parts. Collaboration happens in big and small ways at every step in a value chain. No one goes it alone anymore.

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The Digital Transformation is Now: Let DevOps Lead the Way

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Steve Jobs once said, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” Companies can only progress so far without thinking about the future — how to grow, leverage new trends, and drive profits. Leaders identify trends before they happen, and understand how to incorporate them into the business. That’s why all eyes are focused on the next-generation digital transformation and the power of DevOps.

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Six Ways Business Continuity Can Cost You: Because Failure is not an Option

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small for blog_MicroGraphic-Twitter-DowntimeWhat happens when your business goes down? Can you quantify the result of any downtime? Do you lose business? Do you lose productivity or customers? And if you do, how badly will your business’s reputation be damaged? Business continuity seeks to mitigate the impacts on a business when critical business functions are interrupted. These include disruptions like natural disasters, physical break in, hardware failures or security breaches. Organizations that don’t have a business continuity plan in place that reflect resilience, recovery and contingency measures are at an enormous risk of failure. Read more…

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The Art of Listening in IT and Why It’s Key for Innovation

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In his 2011 TED Talk, communication expert Julian Treasure pointed out that “we are losing our listening.”  In a cacophonous world filled with stimuli, he points out how hard it’s become to actually listen to one another.

There is no doubt that in the 21st century humans face challenges when it comes to listening – especially in today’s wired world of work. Organizational listening is an art and can be especially challenging for technology-centric teams when it’s critical to listen to customers and stakeholders.

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Time to Confront Your Fears: Customer-centric IT is Mandatory

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Big Data…Cloud…IoT.  The terms are enough to keep any tech-savvy CIO up at night.  The flood of digital information, coupled with these game-changing trends, are putting pressure on IT to quickly incorporate – or be left behind.  As IT transforms into a profit-center, significant cost and efficiency savings can be realized if incorporated correctly.  Adding to this demand, the bar for great customer service in this new digital age is being set even higher.

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Capture the Digital Revolution: DevOps Gets You There

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cloud_platform_seminar506x253_efIn 1790, the world was in the midst of the first industrial revolution.  The evolution from hand production to machines had an impact on every industry – from transportation to mining.  For those who recognized the trend, it meant faster production, greater profits, and better quality.  While we’ve advanced significantly since those days, companies are again on the verge of a new revolution having a similar impact. Read more…

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Changing your Business Culture to a Big Data Culture

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Big Data:  The term is enough to strike fear into the hearts of CIOs.  And while industry pundits are quick to stress the importance of Big Data, far too few can show you how.

Most IT managers understand the value of Big Data, but many have little insight on how to use it effectively.  Rapidly becoming the best source for discovery and analysis of data collected from every traditional and digital source, IDC believes the Big Data market will reach $125 billion this year.

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Four Ways Compliance Can Cost Your Business

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You’ve got gaps? You’ve got issues.

small_shutterstock_206712406It’s a hypothesis rife with irony: In our digital age we demand ubiquitous access to information. However, even access has its limits, which is why the government stepped in with regulations it developed to ensure most, if not all consumer sensitive information remained private. Most companies subject to these regulations know it — but what they often don’t realize is that their current compliance plan might not cut it.

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