Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Nov 10, 2016
For the 5th year in a row, 8x8 is a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service, Worldwide. See what makes us different and why you should consider the cloud to expand or replace aging, inadequate business phone systems, meeting services, & contact center equipment.
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Feb 24, 2017
Before moving to 8x8, MOBI had a premises-based telephone and contact center system. “We had a lot of points of failure inside of our building. And because our help desk and contact center is so critical we absolutely had to do something about it.”
Mobi wanted one system to handle all interactions with their customers, primarily phone calls and instant messaging.
According to Mobi, “What stood out about 8x8 was that everything was managed under one roof.” Mobi has been able to achieve this with 8x8’s integrated Virtual Office and Virtual Contact Center solutions.
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Jun 16, 2017
Do attitudes to IT adoption vary depending on your seniority within a business? And could this be holding back adoption of technology? These are key questions explored in this paper, which compares the views of mid-level ‘hands on’ IT managers with those of senior directors within British companies.
Across both groups, there is a sense that UK business in general is too wary of implementing new technology.
But there is a significant divergence of opinion when it comes to a range of factors, such as the extent to which companies invest in new technology, stay on top of the latest tech, and understand its importance to the success of the business.
A pattern emerges, whereby the senior leaders within companies are far happier than middle managers with the status quo around technology adoption. And IT managers even suggest that this might be driven by self preservation on the part of senior leaders.
Published By: 8x8, Inc.
Published Date: Jan 22, 2013
Traditional phone systems present two main problems for businesses: limited features and high costs. As a result, small businesses are migrating to Internet phone systems that deliver advanced communication over broadband connections.
With more than 1 billion smartphones in consumers' pockets at the beginning of 2013, mobile is driving a second Internet revolution that's even more profound than the first one. Mobile creates new value for consumers and businesses, alters cost structures, and disrupts ecosystems. That's why marketers must move away from tactical mobile efforts to more transformative mobile marketing strategies in 2013. This fourth annual mobile trends report revisits our 2013 mobile trends, elaborates on how they will continue to evolve in 2013, and highlights new mobile trends that we expect to see this year. New to this year's report is a list of the over-hyped topics that we believe will fail to provide real business value in the short term.
Today, most healthcare professionals carry mobile phones. These phones are capable of sending and receiving text messages; immediately, non-intrusively and cost effectively. Text messaging has opened up a revolutionary way for healthcare organizations to interact with their health care staff. This document will help the reader to understand the costs associated with current staffing organizations' communications and identify a cost effective alternative.
This paper examines the key performance aspects of low bit rate audio codecs for the next generation of bandwidth-efficient digital wireless microphone systems that meet the future needs of live events.
The use of pollable remote access units enable integration of phone systems with telecommunications management, plus system-wide access, monitoring and alarm notification that includes unmanned remote sites. Few telephone networks connect a user base that is involved in such a multitude of vital services as local government.
In order to maintain their commitment to customer service, Girard Toyota looked to upgrade their outdated phone system. The antiquated system they were using was not only costly to maintain, but also inhibited their efficiency — inbound calls were not answered in a timely fashion, and when they were, the hold times were much too long.
Calls were not being transferred to the correct representatives, causing frustration for both new and existing customers. The entire customer experience was negatively impacted, threatening to cost the company revenue and its prized reputation for superior customer service.
Published By: Black Box
Published Date: Nov 24, 2015
Black Box can help you get the most out of your technology investment. We partner with customers to identify the right solutions for strategic IT needs that add value to your business. Our portfolios of Wired/Wireless, UCC, and IT Service solutions, and our depth of expertise, deliver positive business outcomes for evolving IT business scenarios.
Black Box takes a vendor-independent approach to deliver the right solution, on the right network. Our long-term, established relationships with best-in-class IT technology providers allow us to offer objective, vendor-neutral solutions designed to meet a broad range of IT requirements.
With more than 4,000 team members & 200 offices in 150 countries, we offer global capabilities with local expertise, and are committed to driving business success through IT excellence. Our passion to IT communications is unsurpassed, and we will work with you to find the ideal solution for today’s challenge while helping to anticipate tomorrow’s needs.
Published By: BlueHornet
Published Date: Apr 12, 2010
Over the next few years, more and more people are expected to check their email on their smartphones, rather than their PCs. In this free whitepaper, you'll learn how the most common mobile operating systems render your HTML emails, and more importantly, what you can do now to optimize your email creative to keep your messages looking great, no matter where they're opened.
Desktop management at any scale is a tedious job. Imaging, reimaging, and troubleshooting desktop systems consume valuable IT resources, and keep employees from being productive. Securing the information generated on desktops, tablets, and smartphones is no simple job either.
Many organizations are deploying virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI) for these reasons. But for deployment to be successful, computing and storage infrastructures must deliver high-quality, predictable, and productive user experiences.
Often, the best way to accomplish this is through flash-based storage solutions due to its low latency/high IOPS nature. Unfortunately many IT professionals aren't sure what type of flash array is best for their needs or how to ensure that all elements of their VDI work seamlessly.
Download now and learn how to validate a provide VDI configuration across NexGen N5 Hybrid Flash Array, VMWare Horizon View, Cisco Unified Computing System™(UCS), and Cisco Nexus Switches.
Published By: Broadsoft
Published Date: Apr 04, 2017
Enabling greater flexibility and productivity without the need for large capital investment, the benefits of Cloud Communications enable businesses to free themselves from the limitations of traditional, office-based phone systems.
Published By: Broadsoft
Published Date: Jun 14, 2017
Many premises-based phone system (PBX) manufacturers claim that the five year costs of their systems are lower than an equivalent cloud alternative. What the premises guys don’t tell you about is all the extra little hidden costs that come as a result of the limitations of the hardware and software in their systems. This guide will provide you with useful questions to ask your PBX manufacturer to ensure that you're getting the full picture on the cost of their system.
Questions to Ask During an Evaluation:
• Have you sized this system for my peak demand?
• Have you factored in the cost of site redundancy?
• How many hours of call recording are included?
• How is mobility supported? Do calls route in an out of the PBX for call treatment?
• What are the annual maintenance costs of the hardware and software in this system?
• Which third party systems have you integrated this PBX with?
Small business telephone systems are available in a variety of configurations, offering an ever-growing range of features and benefits. The most advanced small business telephone systems today run on Internet Protocol (IP) networks—the same network many small businesses use to connect employees, devices and information resources.
Fresh Direct Produce workforce is more mobile, responsive with Cisco Unified Communications. To give its employees the immediate, direct communications that the business required, Fresh Direct replaced its phone system with the Cisco® Unified Communications System. The Cisco solution supports all of the company's voice, data, and wireless communications on one secure network.
The pace of innovation for collaboration and unified communications (UC) technologies has been nothing short of incredible during the past few years. IT teams are now able to deliver consistent, simple and high-
quality experiences with voice, video, messaging and chat from any smartphone, tablet, laptop or conference room system. Users can move seamlessly and securely from one device to the next, escalate from one
communication mode to another and share content—all while retaining the context of the meeting or discussion.