Extending the SAN for SANbox 9000 Core Switches

The enterprise environment continues to evolve and change. Regardless of technology breakthroughs and system designs, storage area networks (SANs) continue to provide IT with severe administrative challenges. But by implementing a cost-effective and robust core-to-core solution, system administrators can reduce the management burdens and provide greater access to network resources.

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One of the most important trends these days in unified communications (UC) is extending these capabilities to the contact center. Generally in the past, UC deployments have been focused on employee communications, but contact center agents utilize many UC features and a strong business case can be made for implementing UC in your contact center. This guide addresses the main considerations to support this business case for companies of all sizes. Read More

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Over the last few years, software as a service (SaaS), or cloud computing, has become a credible delivery model for business applications, eliminating many of the barriers that keep companies from implementing or upgrading their software. And it enables you to focus on your core business operations instead of managing IT. This white paper contains 10 questions to ask when considering a cloud-based ERP solution. Read More

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