Summary of the State of the Phone Industry

Brett Harney Communication, Hosted Phone

CONFUSION!  That is the word to start this blog.  The world of premise-based phone technology is in a state of absolute confusion. During the last three months, the playing field has drastically condensed with quite a few mergers and acquisitions. In the midst of this M&A free for all, Mitel is staging itself to “buy” the competition.  And one of their bigger plays (Avaya) …

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How to Assess the Staying Power of Your Phone System Vendor

Brett Harney Communication, Hosted Phone

AT&T is on track to acquire Time Warner. Avaya files for bankruptcy. Verizon acquires AOL. Windstream acquires Earthlink. These communications giants are facing tricky times while demand for wireless service and connection speed increases in tandem with increased price competition. There is certainly a wind of change that is bringing with it plenty of mergers and acquisitions. With all the …

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What Makes SD-WAN So Revolutionary?

Brett Harney Bandwidth management, Communication, Network Performance

SD-WAN (Software-Defined WAN) is the trending buzzword in the network communications world. At its core, SD-WAN utilizes centralized controlling to direct traffic via the strongest and fastest path. It combines the major benefits of SDN, cost efficiency and flexibility, and reproduces them using a WAN, allowing users to take advantage of all possible pathways, including public internet, to get the most value …

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CTG Hosts Tech Summit to Engage with Cloud Thought Leaders

Brett Harney Cloud, Communication, Managed Network Services, news, Unified Communications, VoIP

This week Corporate Technologies Group hosted a Technology Summit designed exclusively for CIO/IT leaders who want to enhance their knowledge around IT innovation and cloud transformation. The Summit was led by Michael Sterl, Chief Strategy Officer for Carve Digital and IT Thought Leader. The days’ speakers included representatives from CTG and several of their partner cloud solution providers, most of …