Category Archive: Unified Communications

Jan
29

A Flexible Approach to Wi-Fi for E-rate

The meteoric rise of smartphones and tablets combined with the transition from desktop computers to laptops are putting substantial strain on Wi-Fi networks at today’s school districts. Not only are more devices connecting to these networks but students and faculty expect to remain always on and are increasingly streaming media and other high bandwidth applications …

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Jan
08

ADTRAN Case Study – Transitioning from Products to Managed Services

Welcome to 2015, and I look forward to helping you keep on the pulse of Unified Communications. In keeping with a new year, it’s time to change things up with a different focus. For the next couple of posts, I’m going to feature a case study about an ADTRAN customer, Valley Business Solutions. I recently …

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Dec
30

Will UC be about Process or Outcomes in 2015?

In my last post, I talked about whether UC is disruptive or being disrupted. Both are going on, but these days it seems more like the latter. UC can certainly be disruptive – in a good way – by integrating many widely-used applications into a common interface. That’s the UC that most of us understand …

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Dec
17

Is Today’s UC Space being Disruptive, Disrupted, or Both?

I’m asking this question for a good reason, and if you’ve been following UC over the past few months, you’ll know why. Having worked closely with the vendor community, I have seen UC evolve on a company-specific basis as well as overall for the broader ecosystem. This space has gone through some distinct phases, and …

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Dec
10

Managing UC when all your Employees are Tech-Savvy

I’m continuing the thread from my last post which set the stage for this analysis. As noted there, my focus is on scenarios where most all your employees are quite tech-savvy, perhaps more so than IT. That poses challenges for both groups, and I’ve already addressed the former. Now it’s time to review what this …

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