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Going Green with Unified Communications – Environmental, Public Relations, and P&L Impacts are Positive

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Unified Communications is one of those critical IT initiatives that provide efficiency, flexibility and scalability – but have you stopped to consider how unified communications can be considered a green initiative? Corporate responsibility associated with green initiatives is a core strategy in most global enterprise companies and this requirement has extended to the IT department.  […]

Don’t allow a lack of resources hinder your IT organization

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In a recent survey conducted by ZK Research included in the whitepaper titled Top 10 Drivers of Hosted Communications, 38% of the respondents suggested that the #1 reason why organizations have not yet deployed hosted Unified Communications (UC) is the lack of a trained IT staff.  Wow.  That’s a sobering statistic, isn’t it?  But seriously, […]

Is Recreational Traffic affecting your network performance?

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Chances are that right now, somewhere between 30 to 90 percent of your organization’s WAN capacity is being consumed by recreational traffic.  That means that a significant portion of every dollar spent on your network resources is being wasted.  More than that, business application performance can be severely impacted as well.  So whether it’s the […]

Just the Fax

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I admit it.  I’m not much of a fax person.  I think the last time I had to fax something was for a personal real estate transaction that required a signed form.  So you can understand my surprise when I found out there are 46.3 million fax machines in the world and almost 17 billion […]

Shadow IT – What is it and should I fear it?

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Over the last couple of years we’ve seen the rise of something we call Shadow IT. Shadow IT is the “gray market” of hardware and software being used by employees that is not supported by a company’s central IT department. This includes mobile devices such as tablets, smartphones and USB drives, but can also include […]

West IP Communications + Cisco = Success

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My name is Marcus Schmidt, and I am the Director of Product Management for West IP Communications. My task is to help keep our products on the forefront of technology and develop go-to-market strategies. That is why it gives me great pride to announce several awards we have recently won from Cisco that reflect our […]