Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise expands its cloud vision
Through 2013 Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise (ALU-E) will roll out a set of solutions on which its partners can offer a range of hosted unified communications (UC) services. The company’s strategy is different to those of its competitors in that it will deliver separate solutions for enterprises and SMBs, as well as a set of application services.
Sizing up collaboration: how to measure ROI on your Unified Communications
Dust off the bunting and hang the flags out: global IT spending is forecast to increase by 4.1% in 2013 according to Gartner’s latest worldwide IT spending forecast published in March. This is great news, but when considered within the still-quaking economy it also comes with a caution: it’s more important than ever to make carefully-planned IT investments which add value to a business and create a Return on Investment in a defined time period.
Avaya’s cloud UC strategy continues to evolve
At Enterprise Connect in March 2013 Avaya introduced a set of platforms on which its partners – which include operators, systems integrators, and resellers – can build to offer fully hosted communications services. The move is a marked departure for the company, whose revenues are derived mainly from selling communications software and solutions that enterprises deploy on-premise.
The New Wave in Unified Communications
Senior Solutions Architect Ralph Kindred discusses key concepts around Unified Communications and what to expect in the future.
Mobile Devices in a Cloud World
The thinking is that sensitive corporate data will be centrally stored and not held on mobiledevices. And with the proliferation of 3G and 4G networking, access should be available from almost anywhere. However, this doesn’t mean that we no longer need to worry about security of the endpoint device.
Gartner Releases Hype Cycle for Networking and Communications, 2011
It is ironic that a framework meant to define the relative level of hype associated with new technologies adds in seven new ones, an increase of 20% within just a year. Are all those technologies really significant enough to be included in a framework whose purpose is to cut through hype? With less than 1% adoption throughout enterprises for over 50% of these technologies, it may be time for a more rigorous screening process.
NEBS Compliance: Top 3 Misconceptions of NEBS Standards
Network Equipment-Building System (NEBS) provides a set of technical requirements with the goal of making network telecom equipment completely fail-safe. Telecom carriers purchasing NEBS compliant equipment can have confidence their telecom platform deployment meets standards for...
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