IPv4-to-IPv6 Transition Strategies

Organizations with existing Internet protocol version 4 (IPv4) networks seeking to implement IPv6 face challenges in identifying impacts, planning the transition, and executing the migration. Given the common organizational reliance on external communications for partner links, home-based employees, and Internet access, an overall plan should be compiled addressing the current environment, users, and the controlled steps to IPv6 deployment.

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Future Tech: Where Will Telephony Be in Two Years?

Right now, there are two clear trends that will continue to shape business telephony into the next two years: Internet protocol (IP)-based communications and mobility. Download this concise executive brief to get an expert's take on voice over IP (VoIP), IPv6, converged networks, and more. Read More

From VAR to Solution Provider: Five Strategies for Business Transformation

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The traditional value-added reseller (VAR) business—comprised of companies that add features or services to an existing product and then resell it as an integrated product or complete solution—has become more challenging, with declining product margins, increasing competition, and lower-cost alternatives to proprietary products. The pressures are causing many VARs to grow their businesses from simply selling products to offering more comprehensive solutions built on a richer set of services and... Read More

2014 Guide to Severance and Workforce Transition

The current pace at which the business world is changing is unprecedented—a pace that results in constant reassessment of organizational goals and focus. As the economy continues to fluctuate, and the economic future remains uncertain, eliminating positions remains commonplace.

Commonness, however, does not make the elimination of positions any easier on the worker whose job is disappearing. Therefore, many organizations offer severance packages to ease the transition between roles, temper... Read More

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