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Network Function Virtualization is Steadily Approaching

The second panel that I moderated during IT Expo was “How Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is Reshaping Managed Services in the 21st Century“. The panel members from Versa Networks, mTusker and Oracle, not surprisingly, were quite expert in their understanding of NFV. its current state as a product, industry participants, launch timing and potential adoption rates. While [...]

Selling Hosted Communications and UC in 2017

Hosted Communications with Unified Communications (UC) has been around for a number of years and, in most circles, it is considered an acceptable and useful solution. However, last week I listen to some continue to express difficulties that they had positioning and installing hosted communications and UC solutions. I certainly want to think the IT Expo [...]

Seismic shift in the 2017 UC Landscape

Wow, We  had the privilege of experiencing a seismic shift in the UC market this week.  Amazon has announced Chime, their Cloud communication service. Just by the nature of Amazon's marketing muscle (and market segment domination expertise), will cause major disruption in the marketplace. I have been using the Chime service for a few days and [...]

By | 2017-02-19T10:10:17+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Categories: Amazon Chime, Avaya, Broadsoft, Cloud, Death of the PSTN, Unified Communications, Voice|0 Comments

The Evolution of Communications

As we look at the Evolution of Communications here in the final days of the PSTN, it is important to look out to the horizon and where things are headed. The large telcos are shutting down traditional communications, POTS (Plain Old Telecommunications Service) lines and PRI. There is a big push underway to move business customers [...]

NFV, SDN, SON, VFN, SD WAN… Networking Cloud Alphabet Soup

NFV, SDN, SON, VFN, SDN; these things are confusingly complicated but point to one common and very simple future. A future leveraging the power of the cloud. A future where the user receives the benefit of new features and applications at a much faster rate, much cheaper, and with some level of customization so that every [...]

By | 2017-02-06T14:48:12+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Go To Market Strategy

We have lots of talented people here at OTG Consulting. Most have "been there and done that" when it comes to attacking this Telecom marketplace. We are doing lots of work helping Enterprise Executives  make the transition off the "Old PSTN" to the New World of communications. We also have many Service Providers we work with [...]

By | 2017-02-05T16:56:19+00:00 February 5th, 2017|Categories: Death of the PSTN, Go To Market|Tags: , , , |0 Comments