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For the last hundred years, the desk phone has been a staple of every business. The landline has been a lifeline to customers and colleagues as the primary means of communication - even as email threatened to render the telephone obsolete. For some purposes, like conference calling, there was simply no substitute. That is, until a few years ago. With all due respect and apologies to Mr. Alexander Graham Bell, the desk phone is becoming just one solution, out of many devices, used for the modern business world. The idea of tethered, point-in-time communications has become a major limiting factor to business growth as new technologies have given companies the ability to grow faster than the conventional on-premise PBX infrastructure could accommodate. The Rise of the Mobile Workforce Over the last decade, we've seen a tremendous shift in how and where employees work. ... (more)

Five Tips to Convert Cloud Skeptics By @KiraMakagon | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

There's no denying we're in the midst of a cloud craze - but, behind all the hype, is cloud adoption really imperative? How much of the cloud buzz is fabrications of possible benefits, and how much of it is reality? To decipher what's true and what's false, I've put together a list of five reasons why cloud adoption is important, according to the facts: Freedom from responsibility and costs. Yes, when you move services to a cloud provider, you immediately relinquish some control. However, you instantly free yourself from the cost of hardware and server management, and gain back ... (more)

Why 2015 Will Be the Year of the B2C Cloud By @KiraMakagon | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

The active number of devices connected to the Internet of Things was a considerable 2.5 billion in 2014 - and some analysts project this number will grow three times over, to 9 billion, in only four years. Gartner estimates we'll create an even higher number of connected devices: 26 billion units installed by 2020. You can't deny that the cloud will have to play a role in future infrastructure and storage for data for the massive number of connected devices, but are we ready to store and sift through this much data yet? And will we be ready by 2018? While we've made great stride... (more)