vCom Q1 2020 Newsletter
Q1 2020 Highlights
Keeping up with our changing world:
To quote Gartner, “pandemics aren’t your usual business disruption.” Hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, wildfires, and cyber attacks are the “normal” disruptions we’ve grown used to. But over the last few months, businesses of all sizes around the world have been forced to reckon with a new kind of disaster and examine whether their business can survive a disruption of unknown length to their workforce.
So how can organizations fortify their technology infrastructure in order to be better prepared to handle natural disasters and global health crises?
UCaaS Myths vs. Realities: Here’s What You Need to Know
If you’re a mid-market business, odds are you’re hearing the term UCaaS thrown around a lot…specifically as a result of the current Coronavirus crisis. This staple in the up market enterprise world is becoming increasingly available down market, with 82% of North American technology companies moving or planning to move parts or all of their voice communications to the cloud by the end of 2019.
As usual, when something grows so quickly, misinformation around it follows, so we’re here to debunk some of the most commonly believed myths about UCaaS and what it really means for your businesses.
Why SD-WAN is a Mid-market Salvation
It’s hard to be in the middle. If you’re a mid-size business, you probably relate to the feel of having to provide up-market service at down-market prices. That means you’re always deciding between where to invest to provide the best return possible. This often plays out in your IT strategy, where a variety of solutions and costs can quickly add up and spin out of control if you don’t implement IT options that are business drivers rather than ideas that drive your business into the ground.
Zylo and vCom Solutions Announce New Partnership
“Our partnership with Zylo addresses one of the major pain points our customers experience,” said vCom Vice President of Sales, Paul Connaker. “We constantly hear from organizations that their increasing consumption of and spending on SaaS and other subscription-based software tools has gotten out of control. This so-called ‘Shadow IT’ is running rampant and companies are desperate for visibility. Through our partnership with Zylo, we are now able to effectively support end-to-end SaaS lifecycle and spend management, no matter the acquisition source or type of software.”
Do ‘IT’ Right
We now have all 9-parts of our new series: “Do IT Right” – tackling the basics of success in the most important areas of IT management:
Excerpt: Where executives focus during times of disruption and upheaval will define them as leaders. Leaders at any level can take four specific actions. These actions aren’t the only ones, but some of them might be missed in the rush to create an effective response.
Excerpt: When less must be more, it’s essential to allocate IT resources intelligently and creatively. Here are 7 ways CIOs can meet key goals when challenged by a restricted budget.
Excerpt: In the Time of Corona, Amalgam Insights estimates that the United States workforce working from home has increased from 5% at the end of 2019 to over 30% as of the end of March 2020. In light of this fundamental shift, companies must choose, deploy, and administer conferencing solutions effectively to support remote workers and maintain collaboration-based productivity.