Making Sense of the Wireless WAN Hype

"Wild West" is a metaphor often used to describe the wireless wide area network (WAN) business. But it s worse than that. In the Old West, everyone had a gun. In this business, customers are defenseless. What s going on? Well, for one, vendors are playing fast and loose with terminology that should mean something. Wireless is compelling, but how do you decide what s right for you—and who do you trust?

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Whether your company has recently migrated from legacy telephony to VoIP or whether it has been on the VoIP path for some time, consideration of unified communications UC makes sense. While some businesses will be perfectly happy moving over to VoIP, others will want the richer set of benefits that come with UC. Once the decision to go with UC has been made, businesses have to choose between retaining their premise-based environment for communications applications and adopting cloud-based UC.... Read More

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Making Sense of Unified Communications: Five Decision-making Strategies

If you are considering unified communications (UC) now, chances are you are already using voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), and presumably that has been meeting your expectations. Whereas VoIP is a singular mode of communication, UC covers multiple modes and will accommodate new ones as they come along.

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