Unified Comms

The unified communications puzzle has come together via video conferencing and various messaging technologies.

  • Case Studies // Mar 2009

    AAA New York Shifts Membership Services Into High Gear With Avaya Services

    AAA New York had grown dramatically during the past years to 12 offices throughout New York. Each office was served by a separate communications system, and all systems came from a variety of vendors. Managing and maintaining these disparate systems was costly and time-consuming. Services for its members were also...

    Provided By Avaya

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    10 Things to Look for in a Communications System Support Provider

    Increasing market velocity, heightened competitive pressures and a tightened economy are driving organizations to rely on their communications systems more than ever to conduct business, stay in touch with customers and constituents, and achieve their strategic objectives. The urgency to maintain uninterrupted communications, coupled with the growing complexity of today's...

    Provided By Avaya

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Avaya Unified Communications Integration Roadmap

    Avaya has released the Unified Communications Integration Roadmap, as committed, within the first thirty days following the combination of Avaya and Nortel Enterprise Solutions into a single enterprise communications market leader. The roadmap shows how one is combining the considerable strengths and expertise of both companies to better serve the...

    Provided By Avaya

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Alcatel-Lucent End-to-End IMS Solution

    Traditional telecom service providers now face competition from Internet players who have developed conversational services, such as VoIP and IM, based on the Internet and Web 2.0 applications. Alcatel-Lucent offers IMS-based solutions that can be configured to address the unique needs of each service provider as they deal with the...

    Provided By Alcatel-Lucent

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Transforming Voice - IMS for PSTN Modernization in ETSI Markets

    For many service providers, the PSTN network is aging and operational costs continue to increase. This triggers the need to make strategic choices for voice network evolution. Even if some service providers still see legacy voice growth, they must make architectural choices that enable new revenue generating services in the...

    Provided By Alcatel-Lucent

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Avaya Trend Advisor: The Top 4 Midmarket Challenges

    After a rough few years, midsize businesses are ready to increase capital spending and invest in new technology. Explore the latest midmarket trends and see how unified communications and collaboration can help you tackle the challenges associated with business growth.

    Provided By Avaya

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Top 10 Things to Consider For Mobile Video Collaboration

    Collaboration Success: There's no substitute for face-to-face communication. Explore our top tips and see how simple it can be to unite increasingly fractured groups of employees, partners and clients with a customised mobile video collaboration solution.

    Provided By Avaya

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Next Steps with Ethernet WAN Communications at Substations

    Changes at substations are driving new WAN communications requirements. Deployment of eSCADA, VoIP, smart-metering traffic aggregation and video surveillance is resulting in increasing IP or packet traffic for communications among sites. These new requirements apply to networks that are typically SONET- and PDH-based. This paper describes the key WAN-technology options...

    Provided By Alcatel-Lucent

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Sagem-Interstar - Enabling IP Faxing in a VoIP Environment

    Sagem-Interstar, a Gold-level member in the Avaya DevConnect Program, provides the future-ready XMediusFAX boardless T.38 IP fax server for organizations that have deployed, or plan to deploy, Avaya IP Telephony. With the XMediusFAX T.38 Fax over IP (FoIP) fax server, IP faxing becomes as simple as emailing - helping organizations...

    Provided By Avaya

  • Product Specs // Aug 2010

    Avaya 1000 Series Video Conferencing Systems

    Avaya 1000 Series Video Conferencing systems is a suite of low cost, low bandwidth, high definition video endpoints - for point-to-point or between-system video, addressing the needs of small workgroups and mid-to-large conference room users. Choice of single LCD or dual displays, fixed focus or motorized cameras, and the option...

    Provided By Avaya

  • Product Specs // Sep 2010

    Avaya Aura Collaboration Server

    Today's businesses must be one step ahead of the competition. Productivity-enhancing communications solutions are a key element of an overall strategy. However, trialing new applications can be time consuming, complex and costly? especially when infrastructure needs to be updated for end-user trials. The Avaya Aura Collaboration Server provides the core...

    Provided By Avaya

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Synthesis of Network Delays for Voice Packets in Service Overlay Networks

    Toll quality Voice-over-IP (VoIP) provision over Service Overlay Networks (SONs) is still a big challenge for the current best-effort Internet. The end to end network delay, as one of the most important performance concerns, is the focus in this paper. In the paper, network delay characteristics, e.g. probability distribution and...

    Provided By Association for Computing Machinery

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    SAS Data Integration Studio: Tips and Techniques for Implementing ELT

    Is one looking to improve performance of the data integration processes? One best practice is to stage data inside the database and direct SAS to do its data integration work inside the database. Extract, Load, and Transform (ELT) is an increasingly popular way to minimize data movement and gain efficiencies...

    Provided By SAS Institute

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Blistering ETL Performance Using the Intelligent, Dynamic and Parallel Capabilities of SAS

    ETL from billion-record+ databases is a non-trivial task. By using the unique capabilities of SAS to analyze the database in advance and then dynamically generating parallel SAS jobs based on this interrogation, SAS can effectively performance-tune itself each run for maximum benefit. Get in, get out, get the results. The...

    Provided By SAS Institute

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Managing Clinical Data Standards: An Introduction to SAS Clinical Data Integration

    As the adoption of industry data standards grows, organizations must consider how to effectively implement and manage data standards across a large - often global - user base. SAS Clinical Data Integration is built upon a centralized metadata repository that is ideal for centrally deploying and managing data standards. Built...

    Provided By SAS Institute

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Improving Audio Quality in VoIP Conferencing Services

    Audio conferencing services based on circuit switched networks and audio bridging equipment have provided hosted conferencing users with a benchmark for pricing and quality in voice communications. While next generation networks based on Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology introduce economic benefits with new feature capabilities for Conferencing Service Providers...

    Provided By RadiSys

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    SAS Application Messaging: How to Integrate Disparate Processes in Your Service-Oriented Architecture

    SAS messaging interfaces can help one meet the challenges of integrating the processes in one's Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). Messaging is a key component of SOA, and SAS application messaging allows one to leverage the power of SAS across the enterprise and beyond. SAS messaging works with various third-party Message-Oriented Middleware...

    Provided By SAS Institute

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    The Power of User Defined SAS Code in SAS Data Integration Studio

    Extensive use of standard SAS Data Integration Studio Transformations is often made when designing data warehouses, thereby reducing maintenance requirements and the need for user defined code. This paper instead advocates using the SAS Data Integration Studio API against user defined code. Thus using the full power of SAS to...

    Provided By SAS Institute

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Securing Internet Telephony: Encrypting Voice With VoIP-Over-VPN

    Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) offers tremendous cost-savings for the enterprise by means of reduced or eliminated telephony charges, consolidated network architectures, and reduced network operations and maintenance overhead. As with any new technology, however, there can be a down-side. Most VoIP gateways compromise communication security by transporting VoIP and...

    Provided By Patton Electronics

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    IDC: Mobile Video Collaboration - The New Business Reality

    The powerful combination of mobility and real-time video communications is further enhanced by the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend in mobility. This consumerization of IT brings to bear a number of new concerns about liability, privacy, and security. As a result, enterprise IT stakeholders are rapidly building a strategy for BYOD through...

    Provided By Polycom

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    The Art of Teleworking

    There is a new class of workers out there - working from their homes nearly autonomously. Some call them teleworkers, some telecommuters. Armed with remote access to their corporate network, with toll-free numbers, VPNs and mobile phones, they escape traffic jams, bad weather, and high fuel prices, and are able...

    Provided By Polycom

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Creating a collaboration culture throughout the enterprise: An adoption methodology

    The enterprise imperative: successful adoption. This paper introduces an adoption methodology developed by Polycom and built on proven best practices and years of experience. The methodology is designed to ensure an enduser experience that is reliable and intuitive, and that makes collaboration central to how organizations meet their day-today business...

    Provided By Polycom

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Frost & Sullivan Market Insight: How Unified Collaboration Transforms Education

    Read about the key trends to make the most of your enterprise video & unified communications initiatives. Education institutions are one of the top growing adopters of rich media collaboration and video solutions. The use of a video conferencing solution can enhance collaboration in the education network and extend e-learning...

    Provided By Polycom

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Video Collaboration in Education: Building a Foundation for the Digital Age

    Video communication is becoming more common in education at all levels around the world, as the walls between classrooms disappear. This Center for Digital Education white paper shows how video collaboration is an essential part of the education environment that enables cost savings, engages students and creates a more productive...

    Provided By Polycom

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Music Performance and Instruction over High-Speed Networks

    High-speed IP networks are creating opportunities for new kinds of real-time applications that connect artists and audiences across the world. A new generation of audio-visual technology is required to deliver the exceptionally high quality required to enjoy remote performances. This paper describes how the Manhattan School of Music (MSM) uses...

    Provided By Polycom

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Frost & Sullivan Market Insight: How Business Video Transforms Tele-Health

    Key trends in Tele-Health to make the most of your enterprise video initiative. Tele-health ensures delivery of proper medical advice at the appropriate place and time. It is of immense help to a vast majority of population with inequitable distribution of resources. This is especially important, considering about 60 percent...

    Provided By Polycom

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    New Healthcare Vision: Collaborative video solutions improving care and reducing cost

    Telemedicine. You know the term. You have heard the buzz, you have marveled at its potential, and now you marvel at how it brings you the stroke services of a neurologist that is 100 miles away. A unique confluence of events, timing and technologies are making the successful implementation of...

    Provided By Polycom

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Collaborative Video: Delivering Better Care Coordination, Medical Education and Avoiding Unnecessary Re-hospitalizations

    From programs that support case management, dental hygiene, to smoking cessation programs and others such as those that support mental and emotional well-being, communication is key. Enabling the patient and the healthcare team to freely communicate through live collaborative video whenever needed is vital in keeping the community connected and...

    Provided By Polycom

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Telestroke Solutions

    Telestroke is a form of telemedicine that enables emergency department physicians practicing in rural or remote areas to access and communicate with neurological stroke care experts. Stroke care experts can use video conferencing to visually assess the ability of a patient in performing specific tasks based on the NIH Stroke...

    Provided By Polycom

  • Downloads // May 2009

    Learn how you can cut costs, save time and minimize carbon emissions with Polycom's ROI calculator

    Polycom's innovative solutions give an almost immediate return on investment. In uncertain times and with pressure on travel budgets, companies are saving thousands by cutting down on travel for face-to-face meetings. Find out how much your organization could save now with the Polycom ROI calculator.

    Provided By Polycom

  • Case Studies // Nov 2009

    SafeNet Case Study: Electronics Manufacturing

    Recently, a leading electronics manufacturing customer changed its security policies to include secure identification and authentication for its devices. Rigorous security controls used to issue digital identities and authenticate individuals needed to be translated to the manufacturing process that issues digital credentials to electronic devices. In this example the devices...

    Provided By SafeNet

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Scalable Infrastructure for Distributed Video

    Of late, video has become a standard communication tool and is used for this purpose on a daily basis. This has necessitated the need to enhance the scalability requirements of the visual communication system. This is so because unlike earlier when visual communication system had to support only several dozen...

    Provided By Polycom

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Polycom UC Intelligent Core: Scalable Infrastructure for Distributed Video

    Video is leaving the dedicated video conference room and becoming a standard communication tool and part of the individual's daily workflow. The days of video conferencing as a nice-to-have substitute for the corporate jet are long gone. For thought leading organizations, video has transitioned away from its historic limitations to...

    Provided By Polycom

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    H.264 High Profile: Polycom's Latest Breakthrough in Video Technology

    With the introduction of the first and only H.264 High Profile implementation for real-time video, Polycom continues the tradition of bringing leading-edge video technology to the visual communication market. While H.264 is a well-established and widely implemented standard for video compression, the much simpler and less efficient H.264 Baseline Profile...

    Provided By Polycom

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    H.264 High Profile: The Next Big Thing in Visual Communication

    With the introduction of the first and only H.264 High Profile implementation for real-time video, Polycom continues the tradition of bringing leading-edge video technology to the visual communication market. While H.264 is a well-established and widely implemented standard for video compression, the much simpler and less efficient Baseline Profile is...

    Provided By Polycom

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Top 5 Benefits of Video Conferencing

    In today's globalized economy, travel is often a prerequisite for leveraging new market opportunities. Journeying to distant locales to engage in face-to-face interactions with customers, partners, and colleagues is a timehonored business ritual, and nothing will ever replace the immediacy and impact of live interactions. But a large percentage of...

    Provided By Polycom

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Converged Customer Management Leveraging Customer Data To Achieve High Performance

    Convergence, understood as the coming together of communications, software and content technologies, is rapidly becoming an accurate characterization of the current business environment. Companies seeking competitive advantage are beginning to look deeper, to the customer-centric capabilities that are enabled by convergence, and to the types of customer experiences that must...

    Provided By Accenture

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    SIP Trunking With Microsoft Office Communication Server 2007 R2

    The Voice over IP solution is not only limited to corporate LAN infrastructure but has also extended to the World Wide Web This expansion is facilitated by VoIP carriers or SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) Trunk service providers, which allow corporate VoIP environments to communicate over the Internet and connect to...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Maintaining High Availability for Enterprise Voice in Microsoft Office Communication Server 2007

    The Enteprise Voice feature is dependent on various components of Office Communication Server 2007 and telephony infrastructure. High availability for each of these components can be ensured via various methods as outlined above. Choice of implementation may depend on various factors such as cost, complexity, and availability levels achieved Business...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Oracle Warehouse Builder 11gR2: OWB ETL Using ODI Knowledge Modules

    This paper discusses how knowledge module technology from Oracle Data Integrator is used in Oracle Warehouse Builder Enterprise ETL 11gR2 (OWB-EE) code template mappings to add fast, flexible, heterogeneous data integration and changed data capture capabilities. OWB-EE 11gR2 adds ODI-based data integration infrastructure to the most widely used data warehousing...

    Provided By Oracle