Hello, greetings, and welcome to Conversational Unified
Communications. I’m Brien Posey. For those of you who don’t
know me, I am a long time Conversational Geek author, and
17-time Microsoft MVP. My professional background is in both
IT and in commercial astronautics. It’s an odd combination for
sure. I sometimes find myself setting up virtual machines on
one day, and being strapped into a space capsule the next day
(seriously). Thankfully, Peter, Nick, and the rest of the folks at
Conversational Geek have embraced my unorthodox (dare I say
eccentric) career choices and have allowed me to author books
on subjects ranging from the cloud computing to real life
rocket science. I would like to personally invite you to go to
ConversationalGeek.com and check out some of these other
In this book, I want to talk about unified communications.
Those of you who follow my work may recall that back in 2009 I
wrote another book about unified communications called Brien
Posey’s Guide to Pract
The right fiber Internet provider can significantly improve
the service you provide to employees, partners and clients.
For the best outcome, carefully vet providers based on the
following top three criteria:
Clients are benefiting from a rapidly evolving fiber
Internet landscape and the associated competition
among providers. Choosing the right vendor from
among the many vying for your business requires careful
consideration of how each operates. Take into account,
for example, expertise and experience, breadth of services
and support and investment in infrastructure.
Many businesses attempting to implement digital
strategies are held back by subpar Internet connectivity.
Networks with insufficient bandwidth and inconsistent
performance cause a wide range of problems that prevent
businesses from competing effectively. Such issues can
range from unsatisfying online experiences for customers
to unreliable connectivity for employees to the inability to
run latency-sensitive applications and share large files. In
short, their networks are delivering poor value that affects
nearly all areas of their businesses.
Managing a large, diverse, and geographically dispersed fleet of client systems can be complex and time-consuming. With the increasing prevalence of smart, connected devices that are beginning to appear within the enterprise across industries, technology service organizations will face an explosive demand for a consistent approach to device management and security.
Using Intel AMT, service organizations can take simple and effective steps to enable more manageable client systems. They can streamline operations and create a consistent approach to managing a broad spectrum of devices. Powerful platform capabilities can help service organizations meet user needs, minimize downtime, and safeguard the enterprise. Service organizations can draw upon available solution reference architectures, implementation guides, and readily available tools from Intel and others to successfully activate Intel AMT and begin to realize its major benefits.
The first-ever Global Digital Transformation Benefits Report is here. The report analyzes 230 customer stories and 330 data points to provide concrete evidence on digitization's disruptive potential. It examines how digital transformation has driven CapEx and OpEx savings, sustainability initiatives, equipment uptime, and other key business goals. It also includes stories from 34 of our customers, including how:
• Tata Power, an Indian power company, cut power restoration times from hours to seconds.
• New Belgium Brewing, a US beer company, cut downtime by 50%.
• Vitens, a Dutch water utility, shrank deployment times by 65%.
: Are you among the two thirds of industrial companies who are currently, or planning to, implement industrial transformation? A new report by LNS Research finds that there is quite a wide gap in how the companies perceived as industrial transformation leaders develop their transformation project strategies compared with companies perceived as followers.
Don’t get left behind. Discover the recommendations from LNS Research on how to ensure the success of your digital transformation initiatives.
As water is increasingly being recognized as a high-value commodity, aging assets present a major threat to organizations that treat and deliver it. Improving asset performance is one of the most effective strategies water and wastewater plants and networks can implement to reduce costs and protect quality.
"Malicious cryptomining lets cybercriminals profit at your organization’s expense. No industry is safe from malicious cryptomining - a browser or software-based threat that enables attackers to secretly use an organization's computing power to mine digital currency. This fast-growing threat can lead to degraded system performance, soaring electricity usage, regulatory problems, and vulnerability to future attacks.
View our infographic to find out who they’re targeting and how to protect your network.
Today's energy, environment, and utility companies face an unfamiliar landscape in which they must integrate alternative energies, expand situational awareness across the system, and deepen their relationships with customers-all while continuing to deliver reliable, safe, and affordable electricity, gas and water to everyone.By combining predictive analytics with IoT, cloud and mobile technologies, utilities companies can Lower costs, improve operational efficiency and increase equipment reliability.
Data continues to grow at an astounding pace? As a result, data center space is becoming more scarce, as more arrays are acquired to store all of this data. Along with this data taking up space, it is also utilizing a great deal of power and cooling. In fact, the average data center in the U.S. uses approximately 34,000 kW of electricity each year, costing $180,000 in annual energy costs. As Infinidat set out to revolutionize the storage industry, one of our goals was to help consumers of storage build a more sustainable infrastructure that would be not only better for the environment, but also help them to save money as well. All of our patents come together to form InfiniBox, a storage solution that does just this.
Endesa is a leading energy company in Spain and Portugal with around 10,000 employees, providing services for over 11 million customers. The company is committed to spreading a more sustainable energy culture and strives to be at the forefront of the technological transformation of the energy industry. To meet this goal, Endesa joined the Enel Group in 2009, a multinational energy company and leading integrated operator in the global electricity and gas markets, with a particular focus on European and Latin American markets.
How we fuel our vehicles, heat our homes, and power our industries is undergoing fundamental change. Well-deployed but inefficient technologies, such as internal combustion engine cars and oil/gas boilers are being replaced with electrified and higher-efficiency alternatives. And renewables such as sunlight, wind, thermal, and others, supported by next generation battery storage, are fueling an evergreater share of energy demand.
La manera en que ponemos en marcha nuestros vehículos, calentamos nuestros hogares e impulsamos nuestras industrias está cambiando de manera radical. Las tecnologías que se han implementado a gran escala pero que resultan ser ineficientes, como los automóviles que utilizan motores de combustión interna, están siendo reemplazadas con alternativas electrificadas y más efectivas. Y las energías renovables como la solar, la eólica y la térmica, entre otras, apoyadas por el almacenamiento en baterías de próxima generación, están atendiendo un porcentaje cada vez mayor de la demanda de energía.
Este reporte aborda cómo el proveedor líder de infraestructura de tecnologías de la información, TIBCO, está impulsando la transformación digital al permitir tomar mejores decisiones y realizar acciones más veloces e inteligentes a través de TIBCO® Connected Intelligence Cloud. Los siguientes ejemplos muestran cómo la tecnología de TIBCO está ayudando a las empresas de la industria energética:
Endesa es una compañía de energía líder en España y Portugal con alrededor de 10,000 empleados, que provee servicios a más de 11 millones de clientes. La empresa tiene el compromiso de promover una cultura energética más sustentable y busca estar a la vanguardia en la transformación tecnológica de la industria energética. Para cumplir con este objetivo, Endesa se unió al Enel Group en 2009, una firma energética multinacional y el operador líder en los mercados globales de electricidad y gas, con un enfoque particular en los mercados europeos y latinoamericanos.
“¿Cómo utilizaremos todos los datos de la red inteligente?”
Los productores, distribuidores y consumidores de electricidad de casi todos los países desarrollados se están haciendo esa pregunta. Los datos producidos por los medidores inteligentes, los dispositivos conectados, los generadores de energía, las presas hidroeléctricas, las granjas solares y los consumidores más sofisticados, tiene el potencial de mejorar considerablemente la confiabilidad de la generación, gestión, almacenamiento y distribución de electricidad.
La analítica avanzada puede ayudar a alcanzar todo ese potencial. Pero, ¿cómo? Tiene un papel de gran relevancia en las empresas de servicios que buscan convertir los datos en dinero mediante el análisis de la información acumulada para mejorar la gestión en el lado de la demanda, la asignación de recursos y de personal, pronosticar la demanda y el mantenimiento preventivo. De hecho, la analítica está impulsando esta transformación de la industria.
Por años, los fabricantes han estado tratando de optimizar sus procesos y cadenas de suministro asociadas creando mercados, intercambios estandarizados, y sistemas monolíticos. En muchos casos, estas soluciones no logran su objetivo, lo que da origen a procesos fragmentados y frágiles, y en los que compartir datos es complicado.
Blockchain, la tecnología que está detrás de Bitcoin y otras criptomonedas, puede resolver estos problemas. Compartir información mediante una red distribuida confiable con una lógica de negocio integrada ofrece muchos beneficios al sector manufacturero, especialmente cuando se combina con las comunidades de IoT y de IA.
Vea este webinar titulado Blockchain y Manufactura: Una Manera Inteligente de Elevar la Eficiencia en las Cadenas de Suministro de Semiconductores y Electrónica, conducido por Nelson Petracek, director de Tecnología de TIBCO Software. Entre los temas que se abordan se incluye:
• Blockchains empresariales
• Casos de uso en el sector manufactur
Published By: Panasonic
Published Date: Apr 23, 2019
Mobility is critical to government productivity, but mobile data and devices present attractive targets to cybercriminals seeking to exploit vulnerabilities across
the spectrum. Federal agencies are no strangers to cybersecurity attacks, and several recent high-profile breaches involving mobile devices demonstrate ongoing vulnerabilities in government’s expanding network of endpoints. This issue brief describes what can be done to protect devices, data and networks, including multi-factor authentication to authorization controls and user education.
Published By: FICO EMEA
Published Date: Aug 30, 2019
Telecommunications companies lost more than $29 billion to consumer fraud in 2017 globally (1.27% of their revenues). The largest and most advanced communications service providers (CSPs) have sophisticated fraud detection systems and processes in place, but those organizations are now questioning their fraud readiness. Are they doing enough? Fraudsters may be individuals or increasingly sophisticated criminal networks. They constantly develop new methods and target new lines of business
Read this interview where Anat Hoida, Head of the FICO’s Telecom Practice in Europe, Middle East, and Africa, discusses the impacts of the evolving spectrum of fraud risks on the growth and competitiveness of CSPs globally.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Jun 27, 2019
As the leading CRM system, Salesforce can accelerate and increase sales, enhance customer loyalty, and grow marketing capabilities. But how can businesses extend Salesforce to streamline business processes and maximize services and solutions?
Effective and efficient integration of Salesforce with adjacent enterprise systems — such as databases, ERP and CRM systems, and custom applications — is critical to enabling sales teams, increasing revenue, and better serving customers. Across the broad spectrum of Salesforce integration needs, patterns emerge for how to best address integration challenges. Integration patterns are the most logical sequence of steps to solving a specific type of integration problem.
Learn how to synchronize CRM systems, migrate from legacy CRM systems, broadcast ERP data into your CRM system, and more. Download the whitepaper now.
Since Adobe debuted the PDF file format in the early 1990s, it has become the defacto standard for electronic documents in many markets. While engineers, publishers, and printers push the format to its technical limits with rich media and 3-D content, the general office worker comprises the PDF-using majority.