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VoIP Innovations has slashed its toll-free monthly DID fees to 25 cents for new and existing wholesale customers.
3/8/2017 4:02:06 PM
Honeywell has announced that it's been contracted by the United States Air Force for an $11 million modernization project at the U.S. Air Force base in Los Angeles, California.
3/8/2017 3:56:14 PM
According to a recent announcement, New York City's Chief Digital Officer Sree Sreenivasan, CTO Miguel Gamino, and stakeholders from the city's urbantech ecosystem got together recently in Greenpoint, Brooklyn to welcome the URBAN-X technology startup accelerator to its new home.
3/8/2017 3:48:20 PM
Increasingly, speech analytics can help with workforce management by determining which agents are the best choices to handle certain calls.
3/8/2017 3:11:02 PM
In a recent announcement, SmartDrive Systems, a driving performance solutions provider that seeks to reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency, said it has appointed Ray Ghanbari as Chief Technology Officer.
3/8/2017 3:07:20 PM
In a recent announcement, GENBAND, a provider of real time communications solutions, has announced that it has joined Canada's CENGN, (Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks), an independent interoperability center that enables companies to test and validate new and emerging SDN, NFV and IoT technologies before moving them to production.
3/8/2017 3:04:21 PM
Wipro Limited, an information technology, consulting and business process services company, has announced that it has become a member of the LoRa Alliance.
3/8/2017 2:59:52 PM
Zebra Technologies Corporation, a provider of solutions and services designed to give enterprises real-time visibility into operations, has announced a new agreement with Jingdong Group and Digital China to develop a joint laboratory to conduct research and development in the Internet of Things (IOT) and e-commerce logistics.
3/8/2017 2:53:52 PM
Orange Egypt is using the OSA 5421 for synchronization in its nationwide network, which employs LTE and LTE-Advanced technologies, the company announced this week. This timing solution is provided by Oscilloquartz, an ADVA Optical Networking company.
3/8/2017 2:51:06 PM
GE Power and Caithness Energy have announced an exclusive agreement with the intent to pursue development of multiple new HA combined-cycle power plants in the United States.
3/8/2017 2:48:19 PM
Businesses are now adopting unique tactics by realizing that the way things are happening today, is not indicative of how they could actually be. In light of it, business success largely depends on the corporate mantra of constraints force creativity. When it comes to constraints, it is not actually the cash flow, but the restrictions and boundaries, which confine a business to its own customary views and processes.
3/8/2017 2:44:12 PM
At first glance, return on investment (ROI) might seem like a simple enough calculation. It breaks down the cost that goes into marketing for and running an online store versus the amount that comes back as a result of that investment. It's a widely accepted tenet of business that tracking ROI is a good starting benchmark for measuring financial health, and for good reason. The generally accepted formula is (Dollars in Revenue)/(Dollars Spent) - 1.
3/8/2017 2:43:15 PM
3/8/2017 2:36:00 PM
OK, we already know there is no one size fits all when it comes to the Project Management Office (PMO). But does your PMO attempt to do too little or too much? Or are they hemmed in by your organization's oversight or lack of PPM maturity?
3/8/2017 2:35:15 PM
In AV over IP technology, encoders and decoders are all connected to multi-gigabit Ethernet switches. Using this approach, classrooms would (in theory) no longer be limited to a finite number of inputs and outputs.
3/8/2017 2:26:35 PM
In this digital era, the financial market is filled with many technical words like bitcoins, digital wallets, Internet banking and robo-advisers, to name a few. All thanks to the computer technologies that are penetrating the financial industry with a great pace. These latest technologies make financial services not only simple but also efficient.
3/8/2017 2:26:16 PM
ADTRAN is working on a new development in network infrastructure, the SD-Access system, which will help pave the way for 5G access.
3/8/2017 2:17:09 PM
According to a recent announcement from Qualcomm and Microsoft, the two companies will work together with the goal of accelerating next generation cloud services on the 10 nanometer Qualcomm Centriq 2400 platform.
3/8/2017 2:11:59 PM
Most people love to travel, but it's a lot less fun when it's for business purposes. Instead of checking out the sights and relaxing by the pool, your time is spent trying to locate office buildings and solve problems. But if you do it enough, you'll learn how to simplify the process and eliminate unnecessary stress.
3/8/2017 2:08:54 PM
Financial services companies can use social media as more than just a way to broadcast messages to their customers and potential clientele. They can leverage it to attract top talent, create new businesses, fill their sales pipelines, and position themselves as industry thought leaders.
3/8/2017 2:04:02 PM
The National Science Foundation, US Ignite, Northeastern University, and more than 25 wireless companies have announced a new partnership on a $100 million effort to create new advances in wireless innovation and guide the next generation of smart cities.
3/8/2017 2:01:02 PM
Application bottlenecks can lead an otherwise functional computer or server to slow down to a crawl. The term bottleneck refers to both an overloaded network and the state of a computing device in which one component is unable to keep pace with the rest of the system, thus slowing overall performance.
3/8/2017 1:56:25 PM
Communications activity records contain valuable data that, when analyzed and managed, can help improve patient care, streamline operations and reduce costs for healthcare organizations.
3/8/2017 1:46:00 PM
Businesses need to ensure they're gleaning the most value out of existing social media channels before branching out into new areas of omni-channel engagement.
3/8/2017 1:41:11 PM
Organizations should view digital transformation not as a challenge, but as an opportunity for them to manage information with greater efficiency, facilitate better sharing and collaboration, reduce costs, boost productivity and improve the bottom line. Here are a few tips for accelerating digital transformation.
3/8/2017 1:36:13 PM
Nextiva has announced an upgrade to its VoIP calling platform with the release of NextOS 3.0 beta, featuring a number of enhancements and bug fixes.
3/8/2017 1:27:50 PM
5G, IoT, network functions virtualization, network slicing, open ecosystems, software-defined networking, and video were key points of discussion and demonstration at Mobile World Congress.
3/8/2017 1:27:01 PM
The enterprise communications industry continues to evolve as businesses across the globe adjust to changes in workplace culture and new requirements arise for strengthening collaboration among internal teams, partners and customers. With countless new players in the enterprise collaboration space, users have more choices than ever when it comes to selecting the best tools for their organization.
3/8/2017 12:15:22 PM
It's time again for the unveiling of the Cloud Computing Excellence Award winners. This time around we're highlighting the companies and products that made their mark in the cloud communications and cloud computing arenas over the past year.
3/8/2017 12:03:41 PM
There is no doubt that public cloud adoption hit a serious inflection point in 2016. We've seen Amazon Web Services report an annual revenue run rate of more than $13 billion, growing at an incredible rate of 55 percent. And Microsoft's aim to be the first cloud provider to hit $20 billion started looking more like a possibility as it began wooing leading cloud adopters like Adobe to the Microsoft Azure platform.
3/8/2017 12:00:21 PM
Virtualization in the data center helped businesses collapse their primary workloads for better efficiency. Now companies like Cohesity are working to help companies collapse their secondary workloads.
3/8/2017 11:57:43 AM
A recent patent battle over VoIP, virtual PBX tools gives Sprint an extra $140 million courtesy of Time Warner.
3/8/2017 11:57:41 AM
Cloud-based network performance monitoring solutions have been in the news a lot lately, as Juniper Networks recently moved to purchase AppFormix, and that company and others emphasize that the cloud calls for a new approach to NPM.
3/8/2017 11:56:41 AM
Encryption is understandably necessary in today's world and it's very important for our collective privacy. But it also presents a major challenge for broadband network operators when it comes to traffic visibility and identification.
3/8/2017 11:55:07 AM
Facebook has come out with an open DWDM transport solution called Voyager that is shaking up the optical networking arena.
3/8/2017 11:52:27 AM
Identity and access management governance technology use has increased throughout the last several years as the solutions are now standard for organizational security and access. Manual processes previously used to manage user accounts and passwords no longer fit the bill like the automated IAM solutions that automate the entire user account lifecycle.
3/8/2017 11:47:46 AM
The technology industry of the 21st century needs to heed the environmental lessons learned from the Industrial Revolution. If it does not, we are on a path to jeopardize the environment on our quest for a digitally enhanced social and corporate experience.
3/8/2017 11:38:15 AM
Revolabs has just hired Michael Fitch as its new vice president of sales for the Americas. In his new role, Fitch will focus on expanding the company's reach and presence in the UC market.
3/8/2017 11:33:38 AM
Facebook has launched Advanced Measurement, allowing marketers to track the success of their Facebook campaigns.
3/8/2017 11:33:36 AM
8x8 Inc. has purchased team collaboration outfit Sameroom and integrated it into a new offering called Communications Cloud. Communications Cloud brings together contact center capabilities, integrations, open APIs, real-time analytics, team collaboration, and unified communications into a single platform.
3/8/2017 11:29:25 AM
In the wake of Zayo's recent acquisition of Electric Lightwave, Zayo will eliminate 200 of the 1,100 jobs at Electric Lightwave. Zayo, however, says it's hiring more than 400 people at nearby locations.
3/8/2017 11:16:07 AM
Serenova and Teleopti are leveraging the cloud to provide workforce optimization for contact centers.
3/8/2017 11:11:32 AM
Trumbull, CT - March 8, 2017 - TMC today announced the call for papers has opened for ITEXPO, held February 14-16, 2018 at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward Country Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
3/8/2017 11:00:00 AM
DCOI stands for data center optimization initiative. It is part of a U.S. government mandate that requires all federal data centers to implement efficiency, energy, and cost saving measures.
3/8/2017 10:54:14 AM
Improving customer experience may be as simple as improving WAN offerings.
3/8/2017 10:35:33 AM
A new combined effort between Nokia and Ooredoo Qatar offers new next generation communications capability with ramped-up bandwidth.
3/8/2017 10:12:40 AM
The explosion of connected devices, and the increasing number of businesses embracing them for mainstream operations, has meant that analysts are now estimating that over 20 billion things could be circulating by 2020. But, how will it transform business as we know it?
3/8/2017 9:58:03 AM
IT professionals have been claiming that the future of IT architecture is the hybrid cloud. While it offers significant benefits, there are also significant challenges to overcome when building and supporting hybrid cloud infrastructures - the combination of public and private cloud application delivery environments.
3/8/2017 9:26:40 AM
It would take 30 minutes just to explain any one of these services - DraaS, cybersecurity, data protection, and backup. To list them all is a waste of time, but it is what the vendors do. Puke it all out as if they get points for mentioning as much as they can. It is an ineffective way to present, but then most presenters don't care about the audience. They are there for themselves alone. This is why cloud isn't gaining traction in the channel.
3/8/2017 9:24:46 AM
Welcome to 2017. It's a new year. We have a new president. So let's take a look at what some folks are saying about what happened in 2016 and what to expect in the year ahead.
3/8/2017 9:22:42 AM
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