Casey Ward, Partner Development Manager

Casey has been in the telecom industry for five years and is a self-professed cloud enthusiast.
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Cloud communications are the future - for those that understand it

Posted by Casey Ward, Partner Development Manager

January 21, 2015; 11:19 AM

If there's one thing to remember about modern business communications, it's that they must be in the cloud to be of the most use. This is something that everyone needs to keep in mind, whether you're a provider of these connections or a user of these business tools. There are powerful new ways for professionals to connect and, more importantly, collaborate from remote locations and organizations need to make sure that they are investing in the right tools for the job.

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Topics: Cloud Communication

Cloud communication on the rise in small businesses

Posted by Casey Ward, Partner Development Manager

January 5, 2015; 10:22 AM

Cloud_-_the_next_big_thingAs communications continue to evolve, businesses are increasingly falling into two categories - those with cloud communications and those without. For established companies, it might make the most sense to upgrade existing systems if possible. There's no reason to abandon legacy circuits if they're still in perfect working order and can be assisted by processes like SIP trunking in order to meet the needs of modern employees. Generally, the biggest focus in this area is trying to eliminate the cords and wires that keep workers bound to their desks.

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Topics: Cloud Communication

2015 expected to see SMBs embrace cloud

Posted by Casey Ward, Partner Development Manager

December 18, 2014; 10:41 AM

The cloud is doing some incredible things for small businesses. Larger organizations have historically had more advantage over their SMB competitors, but the cloud is helping to change all of that. The cloud is more available and affordable to deploy than ever - regardless of how you choose to implement it. There is a wide variety of ways in which the cloud can be leveraged, including in the form of cloud communications.

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Topics: Cloud Communication

Cloud communications enable business continuity

Posted by Casey Ward, Partner Development Manager

December 3, 2014; 9:31 AM

It's impossible to predict everything that could possibly happen to a business. Disasters caused by everything from the weather to human error have been known to force enterprises into countless amounts of downtime - or worse, total closure. Downtime is expensive, and every second that a company is unable to operate at full strength increased the likelihood of total shutdown. 

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Topics: Cloud Communication

Have no fear, the cloud is here!

Posted by Casey Ward, Partner Development Manager

November 17, 2014; 12:08 PM

Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's the cloud!

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Topics: Cloud Communication, Unified Communications (UC)

Cloud VoIP haunted by poor understanding

Posted by Casey Ward, Partner Development Manager

October 27, 2014; 10:21 AM

One of the biggest talking points in the cloud conversation is security. Some people believe that reported cloud-related problems are enough to write the technology off as dangerous for business use. While things like toll fraud can scare many people into thinking that the cloud should be avoided for communications, there is something to remember - the cloud is only as strong as the protections put in front of it. Just like every other technology, the cloud fail if it is not deployed or managed correctly. 

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Topics: Cloud Communication

Don't get spooked by cloud horror stories

Posted by Casey Ward, Partner Development Manager

October 22, 2014; 9:10 AM

October is well upon us, and Halloween is drawing closer. This is the time of year when scary stories are told around the campfire and kids get spooked by tales of ghosts and goblins. But year-round, there is another kind of horror story woven in the business world - one surrounding the cloud and it's perceived weaknesses.

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Topics: Cloud Communication

Anyway you want Cloud, that's the way you need it!

Posted by Casey Ward, Partner Development Manager

October 9, 2014; 11:16 AM

When it comes to the flexibility of cloud technology and the workplace, Steve Perry of Journey sang it best: Anyway you want it, that's the way you need it. One of the biggest advantages to cloud unified communications is how much money it can save in different and interesting ways. With the rise in mobility and the consumerization of IT assets, people are now more easily able to set their own schedules and work outside of the office.

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Topics: Cloud Communication

Hey, you! Get into the Cloud!

Posted by Casey Ward, Partner Development Manager

October 2, 2014; 10:59 AM

Historically, advanced enterprise tech resources have only been available to large organizations, whereas for smaller businesses, the issue of funding holds them back. For years, these big companies were able to afford top-shelf items and services while their smaller competitors worked with what they had. But modern technology is changing and becoming more accessible.

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DON'T PANIC! Cloud security concerns are unfounded

Posted by Casey Ward, Partner Development Manager

September 23, 2014; 9:33 AM

The cloud has suffered from a lot of unfair stigmatization. While there seem to be countless horror stories of clouds being breached or hacked into, what's rarely mentioned is that many of these issues are related to weak security practices on the user-end of the situation - or companies that simply don't understand what they're dealing with. The problem isn't with the cloud itself, but how it ends up being used.

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Topics: Cloud Communication