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VLCM IT Industry News

HP to Acquire Aruba Networks

Posted by Priscilla Silva on Mar 9, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Acquisition Creates an Industry Leader in Mobile Connectivity

VLCM Stays One Step Ahead, Already Partnering with Both Leaders

On March 2, 2015, HP announced a definitive agreement to acquire Aruba Networks. The deal combines Aruba’s leadership in wireless mobility solutions with HP’s strength in wired switching. As a result, VLCM utilizes both established partnerships to accelerate our customers’ transition to a converged network – helping to reap the benefits of the cloud more quickly.

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Don't Be Too Quick To Click!

Posted by Joseph Warner on Feb 11, 2015 9:00:00 AM

In this day and age of being always_connected to the Internet it's relatively easy to use popular search engines like Google or Microsoft's Bing to instantly find information.  The same search engines can also be used to search for download links for free software, especially when you can't remember the web address of the true web site that provides download links to legitimate copies of the software you are looking for.  This can be a risky endeavor because these days many search results that appear in popular search engines point to fake sites that contain links to downloads of free software that will quickly fill your computer with all kinds of spyware, adware and even crippling viruses.

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The Theory Behind HP Management

Posted by Jared Quan on Feb 9, 2015 1:00:00 PM

The IT world is filled with conflict, incompatibility, overly-complicated principles and practices, sometimes equal to string theory and quantum mathematics. Lucky for IT professionals everywhere, HP figured out how to bring things into order. Not quite as prolific as Stephen Hawking’s research and discoveries on black holes, HP figured out how to stun the IT world with their revolutionary management tools- OneView and the Intelligent Management Center (IMC). The two tools create a calm to the storm that is the everyday life of IT pros, by offering a single pane of glass that IT professionals can use to understand and manage their data center environments.

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5 Easy Ways to Get More Out of Your ShoreTel Phone System

Posted by Priscilla Silva on Feb 3, 2015 6:00:00 PM

Customers want exceptional service—every time. Employees want to work anytime, anywhere and from any device. Fortunately, meeting these high expectations is easier than you think. Take your business communications to the next level by adding even more functionality to your ShoreTel phone system. Adding new features can increase worker productivity, customer service and drive sales. It’s brilliantly simple.  

Here are five ways to get more out of your ShoreTel phone system:

1. Make your team self-reliant and productive with collaboration tools. Take the hassle out of bringing teams together with easy-to-use conferencing, chat and desktop sharing.

2. Improve customer service and capture lost revenue. Deliver outstanding customer service and drive sales with a flexible customer contact center. 

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Excessive Sitting can Kill

Posted by Priscilla Silva on Jan 30, 2015 4:58:00 PM

The American Medical Association and doctors agree:

Sitting for extended periods of time can be harmful to our health. Excessive sitting increases risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. So much sitting is associated with a sedentary lifestyle which is a key risk factor in 4 of the 7 leading causes of death. USA Today reports even exercise won't prevent the risk excessive sitting causes.


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Why Businesses Choose ShoreTel for their Phone System

Posted by Priscilla Silva on Jan 15, 2015 7:00:00 PM

Some of the biggest questions IT administrators and business owners are asking right now are in regard to their communications solution. The choices may be overwhelming for decision makers who don't ask the right questions. The following points are important to consider as you decide what phone system is best for your company. Download our Q&A below for answers to these questions:

  1. What phone system should I buy?
  2. Who should I buy my phone system from?
  3. What can I expect as I implement a new VoIP phone system?
  4. What are the most important considerations for a phone system?

VLCM has installed over 150 IP telephony systems with over 9,000 handsets deployed across multiple states. As one of the top Rocky Mountain ShoreTel parnters that supplies VoIP phone systems, VLCM can help businesses answer these questions.

ShoreTel's Unified Communications capabilities leverage the power of VoIP to integrate communications tasks. Built brilliantly simple, ShoreTel brings together VoIP telephony, instant messaging and video conferencing, mobility, and collaboration capabilites for a seamless business environment.

ShoreTel: Best VoIP System

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Make Sound Flash Storage Decisions

Posted by Priscilla Silva on Jan 8, 2015 7:00:00 PM

The new style of IT requires business outcomes like supporting growth without complexity, responding quickly to unpredictable demand, and reducing and managing business risk at xSP costs. These new requirements have demanded solutions designed for an evolving data center. In 2014, flash storage became increasingly popular among all-sized businesses and HP leads the pack in all-flash innovations.

Why is flash storage going mainstream? Along with the fact that SSD prices have dropped by over 100% in the last year, SSD has also increased its capacity 38x over the last 5 years, while HDDs have only doubled in the same time. In 2016, a single SSD drive will have 8x more capacity than HDD with at least 30x more performance. Is your organization flash-ready? Download our whitepaper and FAQ below to help you make sound flash storage decisions and optimize your infrastructure for flash.

HP 3PAR StoreServ All-Flash 

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Microsoft Office 365 Case Study

Posted by Priscilla Silva on Dec 19, 2014 3:01:00 PM

Why Deploy Microsoft Office 365?

Did you know that 1 in 7 people in the world use Microsoft Office? One in four enterprises utilize Office 365 for the same trusted communications and collaboration software that many users depend on, today. Microsoft Office 365 delivers this powerful platform through the cloud, providing productivity for all business sizes and saving organizations time, money, and resources. The evolving cloud-based business is designed to meet IT needs for today’s security concerns with 24/7 reliability and user protection. Businesses in your community have already realized benefits like:

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Budget Planning with Strategic Security Goals in Mind

Posted by Brien M. Posey on Dec 16, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Many of the organizations that I have been involved with perform either an annual or a biannual security audit. The stated purpose of these audits is usually to look for security vulnerabilities. In actuality however, the audits are often times performed as a matter of tradition or of dealing with some sort of mandate. That being the case, there is sometimes a failure on the part of the organization to follow through on making use of the audit results.

A security audit can be a very effective tool for determining an organization’s security strengths and weaknesses. However, if an organization is going to undergo the effort and expense of a comprehensive security audit than they need to have a plan in place for dealing with the audit’s findings.

In my opinion, the best time to do a security audit is at the end of the year or near the end of the organization’s fiscal year. That way, any deficiencies that are detected as a result of the security audit can be addressed at the same time that the budget is being created for the following year.

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Save on Costly Downtime with Smart-UPS

Posted by Priscilla Silva on Dec 10, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Can your organization afford to pay millions in downtime every year? Industries from banking to retail pay over $5 million per hour in employee, hardware and network downtime. Wake up your network! APC by Schneider ElectricTM Smart-UPSTM battery backup protects switches and routers via an uninterruptible power supply, which also helps you:

  • Avoid costly power problems.
  • Reduce costs with patented green operating mode.
  • Save time with remote accessibility.
  • Achieve smarter productivity by tailoring settings.
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