The Truth about UC in the Cloud

In a recent article published by Network World, entitled "UC in the Cloud – Panacea or placebo?," Alan Shen, Unify Square Vice President, Professional Services, explains that UC in the cloud, though a rapidly growing movement, is only a small piece of the puzzle when it comes to achieving an optimal UC end state.

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Skype for Business Adoption: Plan Early with End Users in Mind

There are many things to consider when embarking on a Skype for Business deployment project—infrastructure, network architecture, device management, and IT bandwidth, just to name a few. But something that often gets overlooked until post-deployment is a plan for Skype for Business user adoption. If you deploy it, people will use it, right? Not necessarily. The success or failure of a UC deployment, more than any other IT project, ultimately rests squarely on the shoulders of the end users. If users don’t like the UC technology, they will find another way to communicate, and the project’s ROI could be put in jeopardy.

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Skype for Business ROI – Don't Forget the Soft Costs

The use of unified communications (UC) in the enterprise has grown significantly over the last few years, and is predicted to gain momentum in 2016 with a 10-15% growth rate. Companies are beginning to see the promise that UC transformation can bring to the organization, though the true benefits aren't always apparent. It is easy to quantify a decrease in traditional PBX and conferencing costs, but what about the other areas UC can impact—the "soft cost" savings that you may not necessarily associate with deploying a unified communications initiative?

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Spring Business Snapshot: Our Latest Skype for Business Transformation Successes

Things have been so busy in this new quarter that we've almost forgotten to take time to highlight some of the key wins and successes from the quarter gone by. Not to fear—here's a quick update. We had a great quarter, adding new business with several of our existing Fortune 500 customers and also closing deals with some net new enterprise customers.

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Visit us at UC Expo in London April 19th & 20th

Here at Unify Square we have been busy preparing for UC Expo, Europe's largest Unified Communication and Collaboration event happening April 19-20 at London's Olympia. Pre-register for free and join 5000+ others with access to 100 seminars from speakers at the cutting edge of UC&C technology. While you are there, visit our onsite experts in stand G713 in the Microsoft Partner Zone - we would love to meet you and discuss where you are in your Skype for Business (SfB) journey.


Reality Check: What Microsoft's Skype for Business Management Announcement Means for Unify Square

At Enterprise Connect 2016, Microsoft announced plans to add Skype for Business (SfB) management, reporting, and analytics tools to the Office 365 Admin portal. These tools will enable IT admins to understand Skype for Business usage patterns, analyze call quality and quickly troubleshoot issues. According to Microsoft, the new tools will be available sometime in the second half of the 2016 calendar year and are meant to focus on cloud and hybrid deployments.

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Unify Square Welcomes Two New Members to the Leadership Team

We are excited to announce that we've rounded out our leadership team with two recent additions: Charlie DiBona as Chief Financial Officer, and Chris Vaughn as Chief Information Security Officer! Together they bring an impressive 50 combined years of enterprise experience that will add to our existing financial and security expertise.

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Unify Square’s PowerSuite wins TMC's 2016 UC Product of the Year!

PowerSuite, an integrated Skype for Business operations solutions software suite, was selected as one of the winners of TMC's 2016 Unified Communications Product of the Year! This award honors the best, most innovative UC products and solutions released in the past year, as judged by the editors of TMC's INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine.

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Newest Version of Unify Square's Smart Remote Managed Services Offering Launched Today

Most enterprises lack the bandwidth and expertise to manage Skype for Business (SfB) deployments on their own and are required to invest in additional personnel for full-time monitoring and troubleshooting. Other managed service offerings in the market today don't include automation tools and they rely heavily on outsourcing operations and on-site personnel. This all comes at a price—adding to overhead costs and impacting productivity—which, in turn, fosters a reactive approach to Skype for Business management.

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Unify Square is Gearing Up for Enterprise Connect

Enterprise Connect is happening next week in Orlando, Florida. We are excited to come together with other UC thought leaders to share our experiences and learn from our peers. We'd love to see you there and discuss where you are in your Skype for Business journey! If you'd like to meet up with one of our speakers or on-site representatives, stop by Microsoft's Partner Pavilion in the show's Expo Hall.

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