Enter the Matrix

A Blog by Telapprise

Defining Software-Defined Networking

  We’ve long heard about the benefits of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) for cloud service providers and in data center architectures.  Today, however, the SDN architecture model is expanding rapidly in the enterprise market, as well as to companies looking for a network framework that allows for greater automated provisioning, network virtualization, and network programmability. Essentially, … Continued

Why Cloud Contact Centers?

  The demands placed on customer service teams and contact centers today are higher than ever before. Organizations want contact centers that can scale quickly to meet customer demand, and they want agents that deliver highly personalized customer support. Doing that means giving reps the ability to access multiple applications like customer service and CRM … Continued

Defining 4G/LTE

We see the number/letter combination in the corner of our smartphones so often, it has almost become invisible: 4G/LTE. Not only that, ‘4G’ is also touted so repeatedly (and loudly) in Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T commercials, most of us hit the mute button without even realizing it anymore. We know 4G/LTE has something to do … Continued

SD-WAN Market and Growth

While Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) technology was once reserved for smaller-scale operations, it is now seen as a proven, and more mature, network architecture. Today, it is trusted by many distributed enterprises, including those in financial services, healthcare and retail. The exponential growth rate in the SD-WAN market has been spurred by several factors, including the … Continued

The Rise of Mobility and Its Effect on Business

By 2020, mobile devices will be so pervasive that the number of devices in the U.S. market will outnumber the population of the United States by 4 to 1. While that ratio seems to be almost real, the reality is that today most of the United States population uses at least one mobile device on … Continued

Thinking About a Hybrid Cloud? Download This Checklist

Just what is a hybrid cloud environment, and what does it mean for your business? We hear about the hybrid cloud transformation all the time, but it is sometimes hard to recognize the truth from the hype. The reality is most enterprises and mid-size organizations are probably already using some type of public/private cloud infrastructure … Continued

What is your UC Plan Missing?

The term Unified Communications (UC) encompasses a large scope of solutions. From instant messaging platforms, video conferencing, and file sharing programs, to mobile applications. The common denominator of UC solutions for the enterprise is the platform’s ability to increase productivity, flexibility, and collaboration in the workplace. Increased collaboration includes internal team collaboration− between marketing and … Continued

Is Security as a service right for your business?

With the growing complexity of IT environments and increased security threats, it’s no surprise that corporate spending on information security products and services continues to rise. In fact, Gartner predicts that worldwide spending on information security products and services will reach $81.6 billion in 2016. That is an increase of 7.9 percent over 2015 numbers. … Continued

The Future of Hybrid Cloud: Greater Flexibility and Unified Management

If you are skeptical about the hybrid cloud revolution and wondering if it’s here to stay, it’s time to look at new partnerships grabbing news headlines. Dell and EMC’s shareholders recently approved the proposed $67-billion-dollar merger; this is no doubt one example of hybrid cloud moving more and more into the mainstream (Source: ZDNet). It’s … Continued

Things to Consider Before Switching to SD-WAN

The expectation of anytime anywhere access to bandwidth-intensive enterprise applications, including the growth of cloud services, has put a tremendous strain on traditional WAN infrastructures. Not only that, as remote offices have become the norm and mobile devices, video and real-time applications continue to increase, many believe legacy enterprise WAN has reached its breaking point. … Continued