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IT support teams are keeping up with cloud

IT Support Technology and Teams Get More Advanced
August 2, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

“Help, I need somebody!” That refrain from one of the songs that powered the Beatles to long-ago pop music success is the perpetual lament of anyone who’s ever run into a brick wall at work with computer or hardware, WiFi access, or a host of other potentially challenging activities. For years, the IT support help
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Unified communications bring new challenges for IT

Why Unified Communications Can Be Hard for IT to Support
July 6, 2017 by

Performance Monitoring

It’s taken more than a decade, but we’ve finally reached the point where VoIP lines are the primary means of communication for enterprises. Business leaders love it because VoIP, videoconferencing and other elements of unified communications (UC) can significantly improve employee productivity. Using unified communications can also help businesses have more flexibility and options, such
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Call center technology matters.

Customers Already Dislike Call Centers—Don’t Make It Worse
June 19, 2017 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

There are two sides to the modern call center argument. You’re either lamenting the decline of phone calls as a means of communication or you’re excited that chat and other types of messaging are taking hold. But regardless where you stand in the conversation, there’s one thing both sides can agree on: It’s best to
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VoIP call centers are growing, but there are performance fears

Afraid of VoIP in Your Call Center? Lean on Performance Monitoring
January 10, 2017 by

Networking Technology

Even though mass-market VoIP technology has been available since 2004, adoption rates have proved underwhelming for the last decade. VoIP adoption rates have picked up in recent years, but business-critical use cases such as the call center still seem to lag behind cloud services adoption in other parts of the enterprise. As the era of
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An Introduction to Jitter for Unified Communications
March 28, 2014 by

Networking Technology, Performance Monitoring

Jitter is a term used to describe variation in the arrival times of packets over a network. In packet switched networks, it is sometimes referred to as packet delay variation. Generally caused by congestion in the IP network, jitter can be a serious issue for interactive real-time traffic, e.g. VoIP. This article discusses how jitter
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What You Need to Know Before Deploying VoIP
April 2, 2012 by

Performance Monitoring

Companies are increasingly adopting VoIP as their standard voice system. VoIP reduces costs and increases business efficiency. Yet, many organizations don’t realize that deploying VoIP can have unexpected complications when it comes to its impact on network performance and other existing applications. For IT teams, the task of transitioning physically separate voice and data networks
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It’s not my WAN, I have an OC3
March 23, 2012 by

Performance Monitoring

If I had a nickel for every time I heard “We have enough bandwidth,” I would have enough money to buy the new iPad.  While this has not gotten me the iPad, it has given me some great insight into how important knowing your available and utilized bandwidth is to assuring network performance and delivering
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An Application Performance Breakthrough – See Across Your Sites, Apps and End Users!
March 13, 2012 by

Performance Monitoring

With highly distributed network and the expansive transition to cloud services, network and application performance monitoring is becoming more and more challenging. With the increase in IP-based applications like VoIP, Video Conferencing, hosted CRMs, VDI and cloud services offering simpler and easier ways to communicate and operate within an organization. Each application comes with unique
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Hey, How Much Bandwidth!? I’m Paying For Twice the Bandwidth I’m Getting!
March 3, 2012 by

Performance Monitoring

As a network engineer for a global financial services organization, I know I am not alone in my daily concerns about network connection speed and performance.  Our concerns are all underscored by questions such as: ‘How much bandwidth are we getting?’ ‘What are we paying our ISP monthly again?’ ‘How are my end users using
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Unified communications monitoring is challenging.

6 Best Practices for Successful Unified Communications
January 10, 2012 by

Industry Insights

Unified communications, such as VoIP and video conferencing, can be a huge asset to an organization, as it can enhance employee and business productivity. Most modern unified communications systems are at least partially software-based, with more and more businesses depending entirely on SaaS and cloud applications to run video and voice systems. Often times, deploying
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