The Carousel Newsletter is a monthly resource for industry news, trends and the latest offerings from NWN Carousel and our Technology Partners.
This month’s focus is on Transformation.

How the World Wide Web Has Revolutionized Key Industries While Creating a Land of Opportunity for Adversaries

On August 1, 1991, Tim Berners-Lee’s idea for a global information web was released. Since then, it’s evident that the web has become a foundational technology for today’s innovations across industries, but it’s also created a land of opportunity for adversaries, driving the need for comprehensive, integrated security solutions.

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Contributor: Fortinet

Degrees of Digital Transformation

There’s a perception that digital transformation is a have or have-not thing, that companies either are or are not digitally transformed; and since it is promised by most current technologies, it should be just a few more years until every company has it under its belt.

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Contributor: Starfish Associates

Transform Modern Communication

The trend towards All-IP and the transition to voice modernized networks may sound daunting.  But it doesn’t have to be when you have a trusted adviser like AudioCodes to support your journey.  AudioCodes Universal Communications Architecture (UCA) solution addresses the process of All-IP migration that enterprises confront in the transformation process.  UCA enables large enterprises with disparate multi-vendor communications systems to modernize their voice networks efficiently and cost-effectively. The UCA solution employs Session Border Controllers (SBCs), global end-to-end call routing and policy management, and VoIPerfect voice technology to have a universal network that offers high voice quality, without a fork-lift replacement of existing platforms. The result is a future-proof voice infrastructure that is easy to manage, maintains corporate security, and delivers significant capital and operational cost savings. Embrace voice modernization with the UCA solution to stay agile, adaptable and ready for next IT transformation.

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Contributor: AudioCodes


Changing lives in time of crisis through rapid deployment

As the devastation of Hurricane Harvey lingers, it is comforting to know that during these difficult times, technology can assist first responders and connect those in need to loved ones. Cisco TacOps has been instrumental in facilitating connectivity during emergencies like these, quickly deploying Meraki solutions at Syrian refugee camps across the globe.

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Contributor: Cisco Meraki

Transform your business, stay ahead of the competition

78% of businesses surveyed said that achieving digital transformation will become critical to their organizations within the next two years. Find out what your infrastructure needs and how Cisco is at the forefront of the solutions and technologies that make digital transformation possible.

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Contributor: Cisco

Millennials: The Mobile Collaboration Generation

Within the next decade, millennials will make up as much as 75 percent of the workforce, according to the Brookings Institution. Roughly defined as the generation of adults now ages 18 to 34, these early-career professionals are known for being ambitious and idealistic, with a global outlook on life.

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Contributor: Plantronics

Make the call: is it time your business switched to VoIP?

Our world is increasingly interconnected. We have more ways of communicating than ever before: emails, texts, voicemails, even emoticons. But sometimes a phone call is still the fastest way to get your point across, especially in a business setting. It’s quick, it’s direct, and it captures those subtle emotional cues that are sometimes lost in other forms of communication. You don’t have to guess if your client is feeling frustrated or delighted; you can hear it in their voice.

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Contributor: Verizon

Transformation of Society with Digital Technology

Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella discusses how solutions like AI, infrastructure, and business applications act as ingredients to the digital transformation outcomes that create more opportunity for every type of industry.

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Contributor: Microsoft

Extend visibility and control to your private cloud and software-defined data centers

Increasing numbers of organizations are embracing virtualization for its fast build-to-run and scale architecture. While this dynamic aspect of virtualization provides speed and agility, it also creates inherent challenges for the security teams. Achieve your critical security goals with ForeScout and VMware vSphere.

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Contributor: ForeScout

Business Transformation: More than Skin Deep

There’s little doubt that to succeed in today’s marketplace, network operators must be agile and responsive to changes in technology, competition, and, most important, the demands of their customers. Basic connectivity has become a commodity that provides little ability for network operators to differentiate themselves from the competition – except on price – which can impact profitability in the race for customers.

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Contributor: Ciena

RingCentral: Leading the transformation of UCaaS

Memes, gifs, Glips: communications are changing. Get insight into the rapid transformation from on-prem to UCaaS, how RingCentral has become the UCaaS market leader, and the company’s innovative product roadmap in this one-of-a-kind interview with RingCentral CEO and founder Vlad Shmunis.

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Contributor: RingCentral

Stay Ahead of Digital Transformation

Enabling digital transformation requires agile, efficient, secure services. According to IDC, 91% of enterprises currently use or plan to shift to hybrid WAN within 19 months. Find out how your customers can evolve their networks by checking out our infographic.

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Contributor: Level3

Transformation of Remote Collaboration

For any business, transformation of products and services over time is an important factor to remaining relevant and staying competitive. Without the constant innovation that allows this to happen, a business will quickly fall behind its competitors and become less useful to its customers.

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Contributor: Sonexis

Agent Transformation in the Contact Center

As we march further into the age of digital transformation, agents are handling all manner of inquiries- from screen chat, to video Chat, SMS (text) and Social Media, in addition to a heavy call volume. Just as customers expect to reach the enterprise from any channel, the agent is expected to deliver a consistent, on-brand experience for customers and prospects.

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Contributor: InContact

Not Sure How to Make the Transformation to IP-Based UC?

For many enterprises, the thought of implementing, managing and securing real-time communications over IP seems overwhelming. Not sure where to start?

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Contributor: Sonus

Enabling Transformation through a Hybrid Approach

Looking to transform your business communications but not ready to move all-in to the cloud? Hybrid deployments are a popular option for many businesses because you can keep your existing equipment while introducing new cloud functionality over time. Here are some reasons why it may be the right solution for you.

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Contributor: Intelepeer

Transform Your Business Communication with IPTV

It’s amazing how something like IPTV can transform the communication and culture of a business. It’s easy to implement, it’s a key factor in keeping employees informed, and it brings teams together. Click here to read about the 7 things you might not have known about IPTV and how it can transform your company culture!

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Contributor: Haivision

Digital Transformation (DX) —Powering New Experiences for Employees and Customers

The analyst firm IDC calls the change Digital Transformation (DX) and defines it as “an approach that enables organizations to drive changes in their business models and ecosystems by leveraging digital competencies.”

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Contributor: Avaya

Large Corporate Client Safety Services

Is your organization in the midst of a voice infrastructure transformation? If you’re preparing for an upgrade or a change to your communications platform, now is the perfect time to evaluate your current E9-1-1 status. Learn how a corporation implementing Microsoft’s Skype for Business was able to ensure that outgoing 9-1-1 calls would route to the correct Public Safety Answering Point and include accurate location information.

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Contributor: West

On The Cusp: The Intersection of SDN and Gigabit Speeds

Pivotal moments in networking date back to the beginning of the internet, but it’s not every day that you get to participate in the next generational moment, but you do now with the advent of software-defined networking.

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Contributor: Comcast Business

Paging Systems Become Transformed

For communicating time-sensitive critical information, many organizations are choosing to transform their existing paging systems to accommodate requirements for emergency mass notification.

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Contributor: Valcom