The VoIP Report Weekly Roundup – July 21, 2017
Missed something on The VoIP Report? If so, check out the weekly roundup July 21 and see what happened in the world of VoIP this week.
This week on The VoIP Report we discuss why business should consider going all in on IoT. We then share information on “as a Service” platforms and what they are really about. Finally, we lay out all the benefits SD-WAN has for your business.
If you missed any of our articles or any of this week’s industry news check it out below.
Going All in on the Internet of Things
The government wants to make American manufacturing great again. It’s competing against businesses manufacturing or sourcing from low-cost production areas. To get back on terms, quality is vital and productivity, efficiency, and responsiveness must improve.
That’s where IoT – the Internet of Things – can make a difference. IoT provides the framework for gathering, managing and sharing vast amounts of information from the marketplace, the production line and the field. That sounds great, but the data volumes and the perceived complexity mean that many businesses are hesitating and not taking advantage.
The Business Benefits of SD-WAN
Software-defined networking is a technology that allows network administrators to virtualize their network resources and use software to improve control, flexibility, security, and costs.
The technology can improve the performance of many different types of network, including the Wide Area Network (WAN). WANs are important to businesses with branch locations and multiple data centers in the cloud or on their premises.
SD-WAN, as it is known, can make it easier to provide central communications and IT services to branches, as well as simplifying access to cloud services.
What’s the Deal With as a Service?
Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, IT as a Service, Unified Communications as a Service, X as a Service. You get the pattern. If you want it, most likely it’s available as a service. Is that good news for your business, or just another difficult decision?
Start by going backward. You want software. Maybe you can still buy the CD from a retailer or download from the Internet. You want IT. You’ve got it on your premises – the infrastructure, the networks and the team to run it. You want communications. The PBX is there in the cupboard and you’ve got the network to distribute calls. So, what’s the problem?
In the News
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