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8 Feb 2012 | Jeffrey Hall | 2 Comments | 2,240 views | Categories: Cisco, CUCM, Technology, Unified Communications, Virtualization
Staying Connected with the Cisco UCS

While the Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) is at the heart of Cisco’s UC design, there are many additional components that greatly increase the organization’s capabilities to stay connected.

For example, a few of these additional server-based resources include:

1 Feb 2012 | Jeffrey Hall | No Comments | 2,836 views | Categories: Cisco, CUCM, Data Center, Technology, Unified Communications, Virtualization
What is the Cisco UCS Manager?

The Cisco UCS is truly a “unified” architecture that integrates three major datacenter technologies into a single, coherent system:

Computing
Network
Storage

Instead of being simply the next generation of blade servers, the Cisco UCS is an innova­tive architecture designed from scratch to be highly scalable, efficient, and powerful with one-third less infrastructure than traditional blade servers.

Cisco’s Vision: Five Future Technology Trends

Cisco CEO John Chambers and CTO Padmasree Warrior say the role of the network is transforming to a point that enables the connections of people, devices, and information. Some of the top trends that they see in the coming years are:

Five Must-Have Technologies for 2012

Is your network ready for the New Year? In order to be fully prepared, your business may need these technologies to move forward:

29 Nov 2011 | Jeffrey Hall | No Comments | 1,714 views | Categories: Cisco, Communication, CUCM, Technology, Unified Communications, Virtualization
So What’s the Big Deal with Unified Communications?

So, now that we’ve discussed who the major players are, let’s take a closer look at why it’s really such a big deal that we can now deploy our Unified Communications products as part of our virtual infrastructure, using the Cisco UCS.

15 Nov 2011 | Jeffrey Hall | No Comments | 1,939 views | Categories: Cisco, Communication, CUCM, Technology, Unified Communications
Cisco Unified Communications Primer

Modern business communication capabilities have evolved tremendously from the days of analog and digital telephony. Back then, we relied on Private Branch Exchanges (PBXs) located physically at each site to control the analog and digital signaling for local phones and other devices, such as fax machines and overhead paging solutions. Likewise, the PBX also defined and controlled the signaling of external trunks to the telephony carrier’s central office (CO).

3 Nov 2011 | Jeffrey Hall | No Comments | 1,476 views | Categories: Cisco, Communication, CUCM, Technology, Unified Communications
The Unified Computing System

The Cisco UCS is truly a “unified” architecture that integrates three major datacenter tech­nologies into a single, coherent system:

Computing
Network
Storage

Instead of being simply the next generation of blade servers, the Cisco UCS is an innova­tive architecture designed from scratch to be highly scalable, efficient, and powerful with one-third less infrastructure than traditional blade servers. The net effect of this is dramat­ically reduced power and cooling costs and easier, centralized management.

20 Jan 2011 | Robert Long | No Comments | 1,387 views | Categories: Cisco, CUCM, Technology, Unified Communications

If you look at the two-way radio systems public safety agencies, utilities, and other intense users use, it’s not at all uncommon to see circuits between a radio console at a dispatch center and remote tower site. These could be landline circuits like E&M, voice-grade leased lines, or even T1s. If the radio system operator is concerned about the wireline infrastructure availability, they might use a microwave radio as a backup path or replacement for wireline service where it’s unreliable, not available, or simply too expensive.

17 Jan 2011 | Guest Authors | No Comments | 3,558 views | Categories: Avaya, Technology, Unified Communications

Avaya’s CallPilot solution fulfills the needs of unified messaging for enterprises by providing advanced messaging features without sacrificing traditional voicemail features. CallPilot does this while being intuitive to use, simple to administer, and easy to install and maintain. With CallPilot Unified Messaging, Avaya delivers a solid application that will improve productivity and allow your enterprise […]

14 Jan 2011 | Randy Muller | One Comment | 9,994 views | Categories: Avaya, Cloud Computing, Programming, Technology, Unified Communications, Virtualization
Top 11 IT Skills for 2011

During the economic downturn, many American companies saw months of staff reductions through layoffs and delays in hiring replacement workers for those who have retired or left the company. Many companies held off performing upgrades to their current systems or delayed implementing new systems altogether. The good news is that the IT economic doldrums seems […]