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The Unified Communications Essentials Series: Creating Seamless Access - Anywhere, Anytime

By Cindy Boyer,

Windstream provides a rundown of the most important factors you need to consider when choosing a UC provider. What does unified communications mean for your business? When deployed and used successfully, a UC solution fosters a culture of collaboration among employees within an organization, and it establishes a consistent business identity, unifying your company.

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Managed Services: Perfect for the Tasks at Hand

By Rob Carter,

Because of massive pressures on IT departments, businesses of all sizes are rethinking their IT strategies, infrastructure, and operations and are looking to flexible Managed Services solutions to leverage new technologies quickly and easily. Enterprises are finding managed services to be the perfect solution for improving network performance, reducing costs and minimizing risks, but before you jump into a managed service solution, here are some key points to consider that may affect the provider you choose. 

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Live from Enterprise Connect: UC: What Are the Real-World Costs?

Robin Gareiss discusses the real-world costs associated with the implementation and operation of unified communications. According to Gareiss, unified communications is about more than capital costs and monthly cloud service costs. Companies must begin with a broad view and then capture the most micro-level costs. This approach is essential to accurately reflect the total cost of ownership.

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Live from Enterprise Connect: The Future of Unified Communications

John Stone, a solutions architect here at Windstream, gives a session on “The Future of Unified Communications,” outlining the main drivers—and challenges—that shape an organization’s unified communication priorities. Stone believes that each organization must implement a UC solution that is customized to meet its specific business needs.

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Live from Enterprise Connect: Is There a New Model for Enterprise Communications & Collaboration?

Live from the roundtable discussion, Is There a New Model for Enterprise Communications & Collaboration?” at Enterprise Connect, our Windstream blogger reports the walls that once confined enterprise communications and collaboration are breaking down. Moving toward a more mobile enterprise, industry experts believe challenges are far outweighed by the benefits—such as improved productivity and higher profitability.

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COMPTEL PLUS Keynote Address by Jeff Gardner

By Tanja Jameson,

This year, COMPTEL PLUS is even more thrilling than usual for us - our president and CEO, Jeff Gardner, was invited to deliver the keynote address – and wow, did he deliver. Along with COMPTEL CEO Chip Pickering, Jeff spoke this morning about market trends impacting the industry, the state of competition, legislative and regulatory reform efforts now underway and the technology transition of the public switched telephone network.

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Live from COMPTEL: Software Defined Networking: How Carriers Can Gain Maximum Advantage

By Tanja Jameson,

Reporting live from Comptel PLUS, Windstream blogger shares how Software Defined Networking (SDN) can be viewed as a software control, implemented to solve business challenges, whether they’re operational, functional, cost-based, etc. and how market demands bring service opportunities using four primary technologies in the “Software Defined Networking: How Carriers Can Gain Maximum Advantage” session.

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Live from COMPTEL PLUS: The Sky is the Limit: Capturing Opportunities in the Cloud

By Tanja Jameson,

Reporting live from the Comptel PLUS, our Windstream blogger shares strategies for outsourcing voice services to the cloud, ultimately reducing the total cost of ownership, but also addressing how service providers can leverage key elements to  “benefit from a “connected cloud system” in “The Sky is the Limit: Capturing Opportunities in the Cloud.” conference session. 

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Windstream CEO Jeff Gardner to Share Industry Insights in COMPTEL PLUS Keynote Address

By Tanja Jameson,

Windstream CEO, Jeff Gardner will deliver the keynote address at COMPTEL PLUS 2014 Spring Convention and EXPO. Joined by COMPTEL CEO Chip Pickering, they’ll be discussing market trends impacting the industry, the state of competition, legislative and regulatory reform efforts now underway and the technology transition of the public switched telephone network.

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Why Hosted VoIP is Right on the Money

Hosted VoIP is universally recognized for the many ways the technology saves money and Windstream is a recognized, award-winning provider of VoIP services. In addition to significant cost savings, Windstream also shares other important reasons why a Hosted VoIP solution is right on the money for so many businesses. 

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Windstream's New Super-Fast, High-Capacity Solution Increases Network Capacity by a Factor of 10!

By Randy Nicklas,

Windstream is deploying a new, super-fast, high-capacity network solution across our long-haul network to meet increasing bandwidth demands. With the DTN-X platform, Windstream can offer reliable, low-latency services for mission-critical applications with network capacity increased by a factor of 10.

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Live from Channel Partners: Session Overview—Engaging Front-Office and Back-Office Decision Makers

By Tanja Jameson,

Reporting live from the 2014 Channel Partners Conference, Windstream blogger shares some of  Sales Enabled president Rebecca Rosen’s top methods for how sales teams can best engage with the variety of decision makers, and successfully bridge the gap between front and back offices to achieve results.

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