Com-Strat welcomes aboard Jim Liska

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July 27, 2017

Communication Strategies is excited to announce that Jim Liska has joined the Com-Strat team. Jim will expand the business development team after a decade of success at Adapt Technologies, a premier provider of contact center technologies focusing on the Financial Services market. Jim is a consulting industry professional, working previously for FTI Consulting, BearingPoint (formerly…

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Communication Strategies rings the cash register for its retail client

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May 15, 2017
Communication Strategies rings the cash register for its retail client

Sr. Consultant JP Merlaud was asked to step in and review services and annual billing for a large retail client with over 320 sites headquartered in the southeastern United States. Over the course of 6 months, JP reviewed their co-location contracts, telco design, phone bill usage and trunking services in play with a wide range…

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The current state of Internet of things (IoT) and its challenges

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April 15, 2017
The current state of Internet of things (IoT) and its challenges

The vision of IoT is the intelligent connectivity, sensing, control, and management of a wide range of physical and “smart” devices, vehicles, and energy and power management in buildings. By 2020, industry experts estimate that the IoT will consist of over 30 billion objects; per the CEO of Cisco, the commercial opportunity for “connected products…

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What color is your Microsoft Azure?

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March 15, 2017
What color is your Microsoft Azure?

Confused about Azure, Azure Pack or Azure Stack? Azure, announced in 2008 and formally released in 2010, was originally designed to address the software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) markets, supporting a wide range of disparate programming languages, tools and frameworks, including Microsoft-specific as well…

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Considering the “Cloud” for Unified Communications?

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March 5, 2017
Considering the “Cloud” for Unified Communications?

What is the implication for real-time services such as VoIP and Contact Center? UC (Unified Communications) is typically defined as offering at least some of the six communication elements below to a community of end users. Voice Conferencing – Audio, video and/or web collaboration. Messaging – voice mail messages embedded within an email format Presence…

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Avaya Files for Chapter 11 Protection

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January 19, 2017
Avaya Files for Chapter 11 Protection

Avaya Inc. and some of its domestic subsidiaries today announced that it has commenced a formal proceeding to restructure its balance sheet to better position itself for the future.  To facilitate this restructuring, the Company filed voluntary petitions under chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern…

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Is your WAN in danger of becoming an expensive dinosaur?

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January 10, 2017
Is your WAN in danger of becoming an expensive dinosaur?

Are you re-negotiating an MPLS or Internet contract? If you are re-negotiating an MPLS or Internet contract and not looking at SD-WAN (Software Defined Wide Area Network) technologies you might miss out on the most exciting technology since MPLS replaced Frame Relay, or Metro Ethernet replaced OPT-E-MAN. Simply put an SD-WAN strategy can provide: Increased…

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Lock in Com-Strat services for next year’s projects with our CSPs

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December 1, 2016
Lock in Com-Strat services for next year’s projects with our CSPs

Do you have end-of-year budget money to spend? Did you benefit from Com-Strat’s assistance on your last project? Lock in Com-Strat services for next year’s projects and initiatives today, with our Consulting Support Plans. For over 29 years Communication Strategies’ clients have worked with our consultants as trusted advisors assisting with both short and long term…

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