August 23, 2018 BLog List Date Underline

When Building a Recipe for Digital Business Success -- Don't Forget the Key Ingredient

by Chris Kolstad

In every cuisine there tends to be that one key ingredient that makes a dish shine. It’s not always the star player, but rather a hint of flavor in the background that highlights the other complimentary notes in the dish. When it comes to Thai food, you probably wouldn’t want it without Thai basil and a pinch of sugar to strike a balance between sweet, salty, hot, and sour. It’s what makes food authentic, powerful, and ensures it doesn’t fall flat.

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May 08, 2018 BLog List Date Underline

The Far Frontier of UCaaS: Quantum VoIP?

by Brian Gregory

Ordinary encryption methods, such as SSL, have always been breakable. Attackers can usually rely on unskilled or unlucky operators to make a mistake, or they can exploit flaws in the encryption methods themselves. Failing that, adversaries can even decrypt messages using brute force – assuming that they possess an NSA-sized data center.

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February 13, 2018 BLog List Date Underline

What Happens When You Combine UCaaS with SD-WAN?

by Chris Kolstad

SD-WAN is evolving past its original use-case. While it was originally envisioned as a standalone product, 80% of companies that already have MPLS have chosen to retain that technology after SD-WAN implementation. With this combination, users can quickly extend service to new branch offices, and then backfill with MPLS as needed – thus optimizing their networks for both speed and stability.

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January 30, 2018 BLog List Date Underline

Yes, Businesses Still Need Unified Communications

by John Macario

The phone in your pocket is a flat slab of black glass that also happens to contain a supercomputer. Meanwhile, the phone on your desk probably hasn’t changed its basic form factor in the last 10 or 20 years. Therefore, we couldn’t blame you for thinking that business telephony is obsolete, and that offering any kind of business telephone service as an MSP is a waste of time.

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January 18, 2018 BLog List Date Underline

How SDN can help IoT - Using Software Defined Networks with IoT

by Rumus Sakya

Many businesses have embraced IoT as a way to gather more data, improve their services and better understand their customers. McKinsey highlights this by showing how the IoT market, which was $900M in 2015, will grow to $3.7B in 2020. However, this growth comes at a cost - more efficient and faster networks will be needed to deal with the increase in network traffic caused by IoT devices.

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SIP Trunking Survey: Many Don't Have any SBCs