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What is unified communications UC

Unified communications, UC, “bridging the gap,” communications and collaboration, integrated communications … it’s being talked about everywhere – magazine articles, news snippets, tradeshows, software manufacturers and hardware manufacturers, among others. If you are in the phone, e-mail, chat, mobile or any other communications-related business, you’re being barraged by the term “unified communications.”
There is a wide disparity in perceptions in the marketplace as to what unified communications (UC) really is. The big picture is that UC is bringing in voice, video, workflow applications, social networking, etc. – all different forms of communications – to mediate one solution or interface. This is not an easy task, as it takes a lot of time, and companies need to chip away at each of these, working to get each one under their wings.
Unified communications will change the way you communicate, making you and your employees more productive and efficient in your day-to-day business activities. Easily start a video conference call with a co-worker and have a question asked and answered in seconds rather than minutes by not having to walk over to their desk or another floor, exchange the usual hellos and short talk and then get to the task at hand. By using these robust communications all of that fluff is no longer needed and it creates more efficiency in how people work. Get it done quickly and see the savings in quality of communications – things that would’ve been more difficult to explain over the phone are much easier to share face-to-face with video conferencing, sharing boards, etc. UC offers efficient use of employee time and less distractions outside of the traditional business requirements. It’s amazing how people don’t realize how inefficient they can be when they are relying on just voice alone.

Is Azure or AWS good for your company?

Azure is very good for some companies but it could be costly. It also needs to be managed by someone. There are many third parties that manage Azure but add a premium to that service. Not all verticals or companies should go to Azure and they should opt opt for a private cloud.
This is the opinion of a CIO at a 600+ CPA firm. He appreciates the service received from one of our vendors where the host his telecom as well as servers.

The IT dept is now more able to think strategically because of the time savings

several of our partners offer managed services This is good info for partners, managers, and CIO’s. www.acginfo.biz 877 208 0021

Managed Services
Eliminate the Stop Gap Cycle With Proactive IT Management
June 12, 2019
Business IT is undergoing a transformation. Not only is technology evolving within business, technology is helping the business itself evolve. This technological infiltration into every aspect of business has naturally created an evolution of IT management.
Information Technology, even in a small company, is a complex, ever changing environment. IT managers, business owners, administrators are tasked with maintaining a secure, productive network but are constantly worrying about downtime, the threat of a data breach, data loss, revenue loss, and a compliance nightmare. Beyond security risks and downtime, IT is under intense pressure to make costs more manageable and predictable.
The problem for most organizations is that they react to problems instead of working to prevent them. Reaction time is slow and problems linger due to a lack of accountability, and IT is forced to apply Band-Aids instead of diagnosing and fixing the actual problem. This is why IT tends to be in a never-ending firefighting mode. Large enterprises have the budget to throw money at the problem. Hire more people and implement more sophisticated tools.
But for many small to medium sized organizations staffing an IT department isn’t within the budget. It is most likely the case that an individual IT manager, administrator or owner assumes responsibility for successfully pro-curing and integrating new technologies into an existing IT infrastructure. This results in an impossible agenda of priorities to manage and the inability for IT to keep pace with technology change. The continual demand for newer, modern technologies like unified communications, security and cloud computing becomes daunting and time consuming for the lone IT manager. So how do they have time to both manage an existing infrastructure while developing strategy to implement newer technology?
To make that possible, organizations will need to outsource many of the day-to-day tasks that currently prevent IT managers from operating more strategically so they aren’t always getting lost in the tactical weeds. This is where Ancero expertise can help. We know how critical business services are to your daily operations. This is why we spend so much time aligning technology to support your initiatives. The IT Manager must be sure their systems are reliable and flexible enough to handle increasing demand and technological advances.
By using Ancero Managed IT we can prevent many network failures from ever happening. Combining regular and comprehensive preventative maintenance and robust real-time monitoring of your critical network and desktop devices, we ensure the reliability and stability of your IT assets. Building a program that relies on 24x7x365 network monitoring coupled with an aggressive preventative maintenance component ensures optimum uptime for your business. Ancero Managed Services offers different levels of service to deliver the support you need at the price you want.
To be clear, a proactive program doesn’t make problems disappear. No such magic wand exists. What it does mean is that downtime caused by equipment failures, data breaches and other incidents will be far less frequent. Issues will be resolved faster so the impact on your business won’t be nearly as severe as it would have been if you simply reacted to things that went wrong. Your organization automatically becomes more resilient and accountable.
Financially, IT spending will be focused on avoiding problems. After all, it’s a lot less expensive to prevent problems and optimize services than it is to fix problems after the fact. Also, the odds of dealing with a costly recovery from a data breach will be much smaller. Proactive IT support takes the complexity out of technology by providing comprehensive support at one flat-rate price — no surprises.
Lastly, don’t underestimate the impact of a proactive program on the end-user. Your employees will enjoy a more secure, reliable network, with more predictable performance and service delivery. They’ll be able to collaborate with new technologies and without service disruption. In a nutshell, they’ll be able to do their jobs better and get more value from your technology investments.
Outsourced, proactive network support is designed to work with your business model. Do you have an IT administrator? Managed Services will assume responsibility for the day-to-day network monitoring and maintenance thus freeing up your internal IT staff to focus on projects and upgrades that add value to your productivity. Or Ancero Managed IT will become your IT department, giving you peace of mind and the freedom to run your business.
When you partner with Ancero for a comprehensive proactive program, you’ll gain access to our Network Operations Center (NOC) engineers, who provide enterprise-level expertise to help you optimize your IT infrastructure and services. In addition to remote monitoring and proactive maintenance, we offer regular reports on your network health, IT assets and warranties so you know exactly what’s happening in your IT environment. As well as data protection with an award winning Backup and Disaster recovery solution.

WHAT IS A MEME maybe I am old but I just did not get it so here is the answer

What Is a Meme?
You might be surprised to know that the word meme didn’t originate online. In fact, author Richard Dawkins first used the word in his 1976 work The Selfish Gene. The book looked at evolution and used meme to describe an idea or behavior that spreads across people in a culture.
When someone says meme nowadays, they’re probably referring to an internet meme. This is the common usage we’ll discuss here and builds on Dawkins’s use of the term.
For a basic meme definition, we’ll use the following:
A piece of media, often humorous, that spreads rapidly through the internet.
With the instant communication that services like Twitter, Reddit, and similar allow us to perform online, it’s no wonder that memes spread so quickly.

A 120 second video thst has saved our clients 100’s of thousands dollars

Here are two videos that succinctly explain what we do for our clients. I hope you find them helpful.
First video on auditing
– https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7S2PmT_Wo7fU3g2b25ybjdTMWc/view?usp=sharing
Second video on cloud services/IT
– https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7S2PmT_Wo7fcTJHeEVHUTBVekk/view?usp=sharing
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