Dealing with Common Objections to Cloud Communications

While the cloud model is gaining popularity as a business communications solution, there remain a number of key objections that can postpone or disrupt cloud migration. Some of the common objections revolve around uncertainties related to cost, time and the scope of implementing a cloud-based solution. When making the decision to upgrade, it’s helpful to weed out some of the misconceptions floating around. So here are a few of the big ones. 1)  Migrating to [...]

By | 2017-09-19T13:35:11+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Collaboration Technology, Unified Communications|0 Comments

Is it Time to Upgrade Your Business Communications Solution?

Outdated Technology May Be Limiting Performance Changes in business technology are so fast paced and constant that staying current can seem futile if not impossible. As a result, it’s tempting to conclude that when something’s not broken there’s no need to fix it. Why commit scarce resources to upgrade or replace a phone system that appears to be functioning? The answer is really quite obvious – you don’t want your company to lose its competitive [...]

By | 2017-09-19T13:35:55+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Collaboration Technology, Unified Communications|0 Comments

Benefits of Collaboration in Today’s Business Environment

The definition of collaboration can vary depending on who you talk to, how critical it is to their organization, and other considerations.  I propose a broad by simple definition: Collaboration is the act of people working together to reach a common goal. The common denominator is that people are at the center. To support this idea, organizations have deployed a long list of collaboration technologies over the last 15 or so years, usually focusing on migrating from [...]

By | 2017-09-19T13:36:00+00:00 September 3rd, 2016|Collaboration Technology|0 Comments

Now You Can Shop NWN Online with NStore

NWN is excited to announce the launch of NStore! NStore is a customized online commerce platform for NWN customers that provides 24 X 7 product information, improves internal purchasing processes, and maintains historical purchasing records. You now have three ways to interact with NWN: face-to-face with your account executive, on the phone with your Telesales Inside Account Executive and on the web with NStore. Where is the NStore? You’ll find NStore in the global navigation [...]

By | 2017-09-19T13:37:28+00:00 September 15th, 2014|Collaboration Technology, Mobility|0 Comments

Collaboration in Today’s Business Environment

The definition of Collaboration can vary depending on who you talk to, how critical it is to their organization, and other considerations. I propose a broad but simple definition: Collaboration is the act of people working together to reach a common goal. The common denominator is that people are at the center. To support this idea, organizations have deployed a long list of collaboration tools over the last 15 or so years, usually focusing on migrating from [...]

By | 2017-09-19T13:37:28+00:00 September 3rd, 2014|Collaboration Technology|0 Comments

5 Benefits of Collaboration Technology in Schools

When school funding is so limited, a lot of people wonder why it’s important to spend money on deploying collaboration technology (like video messaging, phone systems, and instant messaging) in schools. Here are just five benefits that collaboration technology offers to schools that everyone can understand. Savings with better, newer technology Technology is accelerating at an exponential rate and implementing newer technologies could mean exponential savings. Staff productivity Collaboration tools help keep staff more connected [...]

By | 2017-09-19T13:37:28+00:00 August 18th, 2014|Collaboration Technology, Education|0 Comments

BYOD Weighing You Down? Think Wireless First

As a solutions architect focused on LAN/WLAN solutions, I’ve worked with hundreds of customers in the higher education and K-12 space. Many of these conversations have been focused heavily on mobility and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) initiatives. In fact, 76% of colleges struggle to meet bandwidth demands. The BYOD trend has changed how we need to design networks. I’ll call this methodology “Wireless First.” Wireless First is an approach to LAN access layer design [...]

By | 2017-09-19T13:37:29+00:00 May 29th, 2014|Collaboration Technology|0 Comments