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Making the Best of #CiscoLive Barcelona

Making the Best of #CiscoLive Barcelona

Making plans for #CiscoLive Barcelona? Vyopta put together this handy little list of some of the top things to do outside of the conference center in Barcelona. Before you get your fill of Gaudi buildings, make sure you drop by to see Jeff Shiffman, Marc Haimsohn, and...

COVID-19 Impact on UC in 5 Charts

COVID-19 Impact on UC in 5 Charts

It's no surprise that COVID-19 had a huge impact on UC as businesses moved from in the office to having their employees work remote essentially overnight. We've seen many of the eye popping numbers coming out of the UCaaS vendors, and we've all felt the growing pains...

Why On-Prem UC Systems Still Matter, And Always Will

Why On-Prem UC Systems Still Matter, And Always Will

These are difficult days for IT system engineers who have to worry about data security first and foremost. As huge numbers of office workers have moved to working from home as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, usage of cloud-based remote video services like Zoom and...

Learning The Basics To Scale On-Prem and Hybrid UC

Learning The Basics To Scale On-Prem and Hybrid UC

No one would argue that enterprise-level IT engineers and system architects had it easy in the days before the Covid-19 pandemic, but in most cases companies and organizations had a consistent number of users and endpoints with plenty of on-premises unified...

Cisco Live 2020

Cisco Live 2020

Cisco Live 2020 started off with a timely and often emotional keynote from CEO Chuck Robbins. As expected, the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting impact on IT featured heavily in his opening remarks. He spoke about contributions the Cisco team has made, together in the...

What The Data Says In The On-Prem Vs. Cloud Debate

What The Data Says In The On-Prem Vs. Cloud Debate

There have been a laundry list of growing pains for organizations trying to adapt to the changing work environment that’s been caused by the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic beginning in February and March of this year. Along with disrupted supply chains and uncertainty...

Distance Learning: A Working Parent’s Point-of-View

Distance Learning: A Working Parent’s Point-of-View

On March 13, 2020, my elementary school aged children got off the bus for Spring Break, handed me their backpacks, and said rather casually “Our iPads are in there in case the virus comes and we don’t go back to school.” I glanced mutely at my husband. He shrugged at...