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Six Ways to Reduce Mobility Pain

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Mobility offers businesses unprecedented opportunities to improve performance and gain a competitive edge. With the right mobile capabilities in place, staff can better engage with customers, boost productivity, streamline collaboration and increase revenue.


Top 10 Must-know Video Conferencing Vocabulary Terms

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There are SO many choices when it comes to video conferencing, and with choices come WORDS!  You might ask, “What do all these terms mean and how are they relevant to me?  I just want a video conferencing solution that works for my users and me!”  I’ve been asked so many times about this and thought, “Why not put together a list of 10 must-need-to-know terms in the world of VC.” 


Bluetooth Low Energy – What It Is, Isn’t and How It Enables Location-Aware Applications

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My favorite aspect of being a wireless solution architect is how incredibly dynamic this space remains.  My second favorite part about working in wireless is the direct touch these technologies have with end users.  The only similar technology would be voice, but everyone already takes voice services for granted.  Luckily, for me, we’re not quite there yet for wireless services.

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10 Rugged Computing Advantages

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Technology users today push the limits of their equipment to the edge and beyond to get the job done. Manufacturers go to great lengths to design devices that will rise to the challenge. (See: Panasonic’s “Rube Goldberg Machine” Ultimate Torture Test.) From oil rigs off the coast of Texas to Alaska State Troopers, all across the country we find examples of rugged technology performing far beyond the limits of consumer equipment.


SQL Conversion: One Final Reminder

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You’ve probably noticed a number of SQL-licensing-related blog posts here on the Solutions Blog recently. That’s for good reason. As I mentioned in my last post, the majority of all Enrollment for Application Platform (EAP) contracts are set to expire at the end of this month (March 2015). I went on to discuss a potential “gotcha” in the form of “Deferred L” SKUs. 


Spotlight on Avaya IP Office

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Frictionless multimedia collaboration is extremely important to small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). After all, if a company is trying to be super competitive with a relatively small headcount, everyone in the organization needs to be as productive as possible. Employees need to work together to resolve customer issues, bring innovative ideas to market and avoid the mistakes that happen when people don’t share the right information in a timely manner.


What is Software Defined Networking (SDN) – Part 1

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For a long time data center architects have struggled with the requirement to provide connectivity across racks of servers, across multiple locations, while maintaining isolation for groups of those servers.  For example, the Accounting department might not want their servers accessible to someone working on another department’s server.  The Accounting servers need to be isolated, that is, securely separate from the other servers in the data center.