The workplace is changing. Day by day, technology is shaping the way people communicate and collaborate by voice, video, instant message, and group collaboration. Welcome to the exciting sector of Unified Communications (UC)—one of the most affected by technology. The growth of UC, fueled by the expansion of the cloud is making for some trends that keep the fires burning.
Controlling network communications costs has become increasingly difficult in the face of sophisticated technologies, vendor support problems, and a lack of resources and tools. With the surge of laptops, tablets, phones, apps, and software in the enterprise, there are more communication services and devices to manage within the network. Additionally, handling the multitude of changes occurring within the network of communication services is difficult. While the typical focus of a Telecom Audit is cost savings—a critical benefit for performing an audit—there are other equally important benefits that your organization will gain. Utilizing Audit and Optimization services can realize cost savings of as much as 35% plus a lot more.
The Telecom Expense Management Industry Association (TEMIA), the authority on telecom management and solutions providers, will host its semi-annual meeting in Orlando March 21-23, 2016. ISI’s Director of TEM, Michelle Forney, who serves on TEMIA’s Executive Board and is a member of the Ethics and Membership committees, respectively, will be attending.
ISI has chosen another charity to assist for our spring charitable giving and this time around we look toward Feed My Starving Children (fmsc.org) charities with which to associate. FMSC has the mission to feed God's starving children hungry in body and spirit. Like all volunteers, ISI employees will hand-pack meals for malnourished children to be sent by FMSC to partners around the world. FMSC partners with orphanages, schools, clinics, and feeding programs worldwide to end poverty. Over 70 countries have benefitted from FMSC’s charitable donations. Initiated by ISI’s TEM Director and Charitable Giving Committee member, Michelle Forney, worked with the charity and ISI employees to organize two days of volunteering which are both to take place in March 2016. ISI is happy to volunteer our manpower to support FMSC with their noble mission to end poverty and provide food to the world’s starving children. For more information, visit https://www.fmsc.org.
Verba’s Ethical Wall is a powerful application that proactively supports compliance with a comprehensive package of policy adherants that works on both Cisco® and Skype™ for Business frameworks. Ethical Wall works with Unified Communications platforms to provide control mechanisms for blocking sessions and presence, for filtering content, and attaching disclaimers.