Minimize Mobility Providers

When it comes to devices and services, centralize procurement. Although this is easier said than done, organizations will see both cost savings and better alignment with an overall mobility strategy. Nemertes recommends companies...

Own the Phone!

When it comes to mobile equipping your workers, its best practice for companies to explicitly "own" and retain all rights to the phone numbers they allocate to employees. This is to minimize relationship breakage in the event that...

Mobility Budgets on the Move

Mobility represents one of the fastest-growing line items on most IT budgets today, as a rising number of employees request and receive an increasing range of mobile services. Companies must consciously define a mobility strategy and...

Teen Mobility: How it Will Change Corporate Hiring, Networking

My nephew recently asked a girl to an eighth-grade dance via text message, despite persistent advice from his cousin (my daughter) to ask the big question in person. She insisted texting was lame, until I reminded her that she broke...

Cloud = Borderless Network

The ultimate borderless network is the cloud: Private, hybrid or public. Currently, security and compliance concerns are holding back adoption of cloud computing (Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service) to less than...

Simplifying Endpoint Environments

A borderless network knows no endpoint bounds—all endpoints must be supported in a seamless manner. Along these lines Microsoft announced Office 2011 for the Apple Mac, scheduled to ship in 4Q-2010. Core to Microsoft’s new Mac...

Expanding the Network Often Requires Help from Third Parties

The never-ending IT debate is what to insource and what to outsource. The pendulum has swung back and forth from the 1980s through the early 2000s. But the majority of companies have selected a strategy that seems to be standing the...

Policies Vs. Freedom: Which Should be Paramount?

We’re deep into our next round of research, which means we get the opportunity to talk to hundreds of IT leaders, one-on-one, to discuss their latest challenges, plans, and opportunities, among many other things.In recent...

UC and Open Source: Finding the Magic LAMP

What is the LAMP stack of UC? The coalescence of LAMP—Linux, Apache, MySql, and PHP—revolutionized the use of open source for enterprise Web servers and applications. Combining these 4 separate open source projects into a...

BC/DR Benefits of Virtualization Apply to Borderless

The virtualization of unified communications applications highlights virtual infrastructure's critical role in improving service availability to borderless networks. Virtualization facilitates more than 10% of organizations...

Virtualization: Ready for VOIP

Back in October 2009, VOIP vendors jumped on the virtualization bandwagon by introducing virtualized versions of their products. They are joining a trend that has plenty of momentum: Enterprise data centers are moving to...

Link Between E-Discovery, DLP Teams

There are benefits for people responsible for e-discovery team to work with people responsible for data leak prevention (DLP). Many people don’t consider the direct relationship between the two: Both require a complete inventory of...

MSPs a Solution for Video Conferencing

High definition video conferencing is an expensive proposition. For this reason, nearly one-third of organizations turn to a managed service provider to provide their video conferencing, Nemertes' research shows. Should video...

UC and e-Discovery

If you’re an IT practitioner seeking to roll out unified communications, you probably have a lot on your mind. You’ll need to think about which functions you want to roll out first; which vendors and products you’ll consider...

Extending the Desktop Into the Cloud

In parallel with movement to a borderless network is adoption of virtualization and cloud computing; for servers and desktops. Virtualization breaks down traditional desktop/server/application relationships, facilitating a more...

IT Building Role in Business

IT leaders recognize their future depends on shining a spotlight on IT’s role in business. They must lead on solving key business issues, rather than avoid them. That means IT staffs must embrace the most pressing problems. For...

The Borderless Evangelist

Creating an environment of truly borderless networks—a world in which each company has electronic connections to the relevant enterprise and communications applications of its business partners—has a broad appeal.But who within the...

Masking Software Highlights Opportunity for Compliance in the Cloud

Regional healthcare provider Molina Healthcare is using masking software from privately held Dataguise to meet Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance. Dataguise dgmasker and dgdiscover software...

BT Conferencing Highlights Desire for ROI Tools

BT Conferencing recently unveiled an add-on module to its Engage Meeting Manager (BT’s online scheduling and call launch tool) that calculates employee travel costs avoided through the use of video conferencing, as well as carbon...

From Voice to Texting to Video, Network Demands are Intensifying

As I reviewed my family’s most recent mobile phone bill, aghast at the number of text messages my kids use (OK, I’m not much better), it brought back an interesting memory.More than 10 years ago, I was at Telecom ’99 in Geneva,...

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