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It's just Video Conferencing, Nothing to Fear
The benefits of video conferencing technology are many. And while benefits continue to grow, adoption however, is moving at a crawl. With revenue not meeting projections, and adoption far slower than expected, the issue seems to not be with the technology itself but, instead, with work habits and perceptions. Many workers possess a smartphone with the ability to make a video call or have a webcam on their computer but choose not to leverage this productivity tool.
Ensuring the Enterprise Communications Solution is Protected
Ask any CIO about the state of security in today's business environment and you are likely to get a very long sigh before he or she starts spewing the litany of issues they have to deal with every second of the day. Whether it is hackers in Eastern Europe and Russia or alleged government sponsored hackctivity in China, the threats are very real and getting worse by the day.
ShoreTel Shoots Down Mitel
Mitel appears intent on augmenting its presence in the United States. Today, it was announced that earlier in the month Mitel offered ShoreTel $540 million to purchase the fellow IP phone systems and software provider. One would think the two could play nice but some are referring to this as a "hostile takeover." ShoreTel has turned the offer down with minimal explanation.
Making the Move - to All IP
Old and outdated legacy systems are far too rigid, expensive and 'permanent' to meet the needs of a growing business today. With IT's proverbial hands tied by budgetary and staff restraints, the solution appears to be through the use of a common IP infrastructure. By migrating layers of networks, enterprises are offered higher productivity, flexibility and save money in the process.
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