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1/18/2017 4:06:44 PM
Call center management is tasked with finding news ways to deliver better care to customers. In 2017, that means being present and active on social media channels.
1/18/2017 3:58:46 PM
Internet of Things (IoT) company Echelon Corporation has announced its collaboration with IBM Watson IoT to bring cognitive intelligence to its adaptive streetlight control platform, helping municipalities transform into smarter, safer and more sustainable cities.
1/18/2017 3:51:26 PM
Digi International, a global provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services, has revealed its Digi XBee Cellular connectivity solution.
1/18/2017 3:44:11 PM
A major power outage left businesses in Durango without power for almost two hours on Tuesday. Only the few with UPS systems in place were able to keep operations going during that time.
1/18/2017 3:43:47 PM
CalAmp has announced it will leverage LoJack to enter the cold chain and supply chain visibility markets with CalAmp Supply Chain Integrity (SCI), an enterprise visibility solution for multinational firms to secure goods in transit, improve supply chain performance and help meet regulatory compliance.
1/18/2017 3:40:23 PM
The Holmes Report has named JMRConnect a 2017 North American Innovation & Insights SABRE Awards finalist in four categories: Best Agency Disruption; Corporate/B2B; Employee Engagement; and Marketing Technology.
1/18/2017 2:55:43 PM
It's another year of increased spending in IT, says a Gartner report, but the pace may be slowing.
1/18/2017 2:12:28 PM
The Nokia 6 may only be available in China, but that's not stopping some very big numbers from getting behind this next generation communications powerhouse.
1/18/2017 2:07:26 PM
Today, Fusion announced a new contract as a result of the acquisition of a resource optimization and business process software company. It is able to leverage the Apptix team and infrastructure to implement its integrated cloud computing solutions for the software firm - from the data center to desk tops.
1/18/2017 1:59:32 PM
Verizon has given us some predictions for 2017, providing some insights into the future of technologies like IoT, AI, VR, Connected Transportation and Smart Cities.
1/18/2017 12:55:51 PM
Sierra Monitor Corporation, a provider of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions that connect and protect infrastructure assets, has announced that its FieldServer IIoT gateways are now ThingWorx Ready certified and available on PTC's ThingWorx Marketplace.
1/18/2017 12:31:13 PM
A recent announcement from Level 3 Communications outlines its plan for a series of DDoS scrubbing centers designed to give multinational companies located in the Asia-Pacific region access to DDoS mitigation solutions.
1/18/2017 12:21:40 PM
With a substantial investment package behind it, Barefoot Networks sets up new partnerships to drive open networking capability forward.
1/18/2017 12:12:32 PM
NICE is integrating the analytics solution from Nexidia for a comprehensive suite of products that will reinvent customer service and workforce optimization.
1/18/2017 12:11:50 PM
According to a recent announcement, Honeywell and Intel are teaming up to develop new Internet of Things solutions for the retail industry that will enhance logistics, improve inventory visibility and make supply chains more efficient.
1/18/2017 12:09:01 PM
Yorktel has achieved Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification, and designation for TelePresence as a Service (TPaaS) Specialization.
1/18/2017 12:06:20 PM
Organizations need to carefully evaluate how their service providers and carriers handle E911 services to ensure they are receiving the best level of service and the most value.
1/18/2017 11:38:14 AM
1/18/2017 11:20:01 AM
Today, unless a business buys a dedicated or managed SIP service, the voice packets are traversing the internet where quality of service is non-existent. Buying a managed service is more expensive, and it is one more network to manage. The whole movement to a converged network was for ease of management and cost savings.
1/18/2017 11:00:56 AM
While there are plenty of providers of SD-WAN solutions out there today, some suppliers have positioned themselves to provide complementary or alternative solutions.
1/18/2017 11:00:03 AM
Several years after announcing plans to sunset its 2G network, AT&T took that cellular network offline on Jan. 1. That will save the carrier money and free up spectrum, but has left some 2G customers in the lurch.
1/18/2017 10:48:15 AM
With the rise of the cloud, ever-larger bandwidth, and SaaS-based business models, communications and networking continue to move forward at an unprecedented pace. But one area that hasn't changed much in the last couple decades is the enterprise wide area network.
1/18/2017 10:45:28 AM
Airfi prides itself on the technological feat of simplifying the development of connected devices. The announcement of its collaboration with AT&T in the form of a reseller agreement isn't a surprise.
1/18/2017 10:39:52 AM
With the presidential inauguration at hand, T-Mobile prepares for the influx of traffic with a major LTE upgrade in Washington, DC.
1/18/2017 10:27:40 AM
Change is inevitable. Many resist, but in the end, change is always a constant. Especially in today's networking world. Traditional WAN architectures will provide dedicated resources and availability, but leave an organization with a static, complex and costly solution in place. Step in Software-Defined and Hybrid WAN, and enter improved network performance and that word again, change.
1/18/2017 10:27:26 AM
While many enterprises, service providers, and suppliers in the communications space are behind SD-WAN, not everybody believes this architecture is the best way to go.
1/18/2017 10:26:43 AM
When thinking about IT transformation, the logical decision is to amplify your WAN bandwidth, increase service availability and improve agility. However, your WAN links may end up blocking the success of your digital transformation if they are overwhelmed. So, how do you fix this? That's where InfoVista's Ipanema comes in.
1/18/2017 10:23:18 AM
Life in the digital era is a far cry from just a few years ago. With growing massive adoption of the cloud and the sheer volume of enterprise applications coupled with performance requirements the network is tasked with more than ever - forget about the upcoming onslaught the Internet of Things (IoT) will offer. Having said that, the WAN of yesteryear is not up to the task at hand, and as a result a popular solution is the Hybrid WAN.
1/18/2017 10:19:54 AM
The field of SD-WAN companies is a crowded one. What's more, many of these entities speak of similar capabilities in describing their offerings. That can make it difficult for organizations looking to purchase SD-WAN solutions to select a supplier.
1/18/2017 10:19:52 AM
2016 was a very good year for SD-WAN, and this year is expected to be even better. That's because 2017 is the year in which SD-WAN is likely to reach the tipping point. At least according to some sources.
1/18/2017 10:16:13 AM
SD-WAN is an opportunity not just for suppliers but also for communications service providers, many of which now offer this software-defined wide area network service along with their existing connectivity services. While this can be a nice new revenue stream for them, it also could work to cannibalize their existing MPLS services - a point some CSPs are clearly trying to downplay.
1/18/2017 10:13:48 AM
Electronic signatures (e-signatures) have been around for a couple of decades, but significant barriers are just now being torn down in many industries and regions of the country. Most recently, a monumental barrier in the state of California was overtaken, thanks in large part to a bill signed by Governor Jerry Brown.
1/18/2017 10:11:55 AM
Asterisk became an open source sensation about a decade ago, and as a Digium board member, Danny Windham had a front-row seat to the show. Soon after, Windham was tapped as Digium's CEO, and he and his team have been working to translate the success of Asterisk into a growing business.
1/18/2017 9:55:47 AM
The Federal Trade Commission yesterday filed a complaint against Qualcomm, charging the company with anticompetitive business practices related to its broadband chip manufacturing business. Apple is among Qualcomm's victims, according to the complaint.
1/18/2017 9:52:59 AM
UnitedCloud, Canada's leader in cloud communications, announced today that it will be showcasing Bandwidth Enhancement technology, along with its White Label & Agent Partner Programs, at ITEXPO, held February 8-10, 2017 at Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
1/18/2017 9:47:55 AM
TMC, a global, integrated media company helping clients build communities in person, in print and online, announced today the winners of the 2016 NFV Product of the Year Awards, presented by TMC's INTERNET TELEPHONY Magazine.
1/18/2017 9:17:27 AM
As contact center solutions, chat bots can serve a lot of functions. They can easily answer simple questions: What are your hours? Can I check my balance online? Where can I troubleshoot problems?
1/18/2017 8:55:48 AM
The Internet is a big place, and digital marketers have had to work on narrowing their target audiences and their goals with a lot more skill. Enter influencer marketing. Last year, Google Trends found that influencer marketing surpassed print marketing for the first time.
1/18/2017 8:46:45 AM
Dialogic is given the 2016 Real Time Web Solutions Excellence Award by TMC for its PowerMedia XMS 3.2 solution and the communications applications it delivers on premises and in the cloud.
1/18/2017 8:33:09 AM
Aviatrix, a company that addresses the network part of hybrid cloud, today revealed it has raised $15 million in a Series B funding round. New investor CRV led the round, in which existing investors Formation 8 and Ignition Partners also participated.
1/18/2017 8:25:51 AM
TMC, a global, integrated media company helping clients build communities in person, in print and online, announced today the winners of the 2016 SDN Product of the Year Awards, presented by TMC's INTERNET TELEPHONY Magazine.
1/18/2017 7:58:31 AM
The SVA's new open caching specification and architecture is being trialed by a variety of network operators and has the potential to transform video services by distributing popular content closer to end users.
1/18/2017 7:00:00 AM
The top of the heap in UCaaS market share, according to IHS Markit, is BroadSoft.
1/18/2017 7:00:00 AM
Megaport Inc. will employ EdgeConneX's SDN-based interconnection services in its data centers in Europe and North America. That will allow large businesses to have direct, private, and scalable connections to popular cloud service providers including Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.
1/18/2017 7:00:00 AM
TMC, a global, integrated media company helping clients build communities in print, in person and online, announced today that the Hybrid WAN Channel, sponsored by InfoVista, has been launched as the newest addition to the TMC Online Community program.
1/18/2017 7:00:00 AM
Aviatrix, a company that addresses the network part of hybrid cloud, today revealed it has raised $15 million in a Series B funding round. New investor CRV led the round, in which existing investors Formation 8 and Ignition Partners also participated.
1/18/2017 6:00:00 AM
PGi has announced that it will be acquiring ReadyTalk because of its extensive portfolio of UC solutions and good reputation.
1/17/2017 6:40:22 PM
SnapCap has implemented DialogTech's contact center solution to optimize agent performance and discover which marketing tactics result in the most leads.
1/17/2017 6:37:15 PM
CafeX and ITOCHU have entered into an exclusive agreement that will allow ITOCHU to market, distribute and license all CafeX WebRTC products.
1/17/2017 6:32:59 PM
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