December 2016 Partner Blog Roundup
At Mitel, we’re fortunate to work with an incredible partner community full of deep, diverse expertise. So, each month, we’re going to share some of that expertise by highlighting partner blog posts about the business communications topics relevant to modern IT pros.
Is Your Network Ready for Digital Transformation?
By Electric Lightwave
The enterprise is on the precipice of disruptive change as corporate executives across all industries are making digital transformation a critical imperative. One major report identified the biggest disruptive technologies as: cloud, mobility and collaboration, data, digitalization, software defined apps/infrastructure and the Internet of Things. All of these technologies are network-centric, relying on connectivity and network infrastructure to enable them.
Next Gen WAN Services Empower Customers
Mike Kozlowski, Windstream’s Vice President of Product Management, joins Michael Wood of VeloCloud to discuss SD WAN advantages for businesses, including the ability to enrich hybrid solutions to create high-performing networks. Erin Dunne, Director of Research at Vertical Systems also shares insight into the ways carriers are doing to take advantage of the SD WAN opportunity, and her outlook on the future of the technology.
4.2 Million Workers Eligible for Overtime Pay Next Month—Here’s How to Prepare
by Frontier Business Edge
Starting December 1, 2016, businesses of all sizes will be required to uphold the new federal overtime regulations as outlined by the final rule announced on May 18, 2016. These changes will bring overtime pay protection to an estimated 4.2 million workers nationwide. As the leader of your business, it’s your responsibility to stay abreast of the latest federal regulations—the growth and success of your company depends on it. Here’s what you need to know.
Simple Passwords Still Leaving Too Many Phone Systems Exposed
By Chesapeake Telephone Systems
Phone system hacking can leave you with a huge long distance bill and provide criminals with access to other systems on your network. As one of our clients found out recently, the use of an easy-to-guess password can wreak havoc. Here are a few tips on devising effective passwords.