While holding the promise of HD quality, enriched services, and the benefits of a common packet switched access infrastructure, the adoption of infrastructure-based voice over LTE (VoLTE), along with rich communications such as video and real-time messaging, has stalled over the last few years with concerns around quality, security, and cost. During that time, the value of the phone number as a globally significant user ID and key services such as SMS and MMS have been relegated by phone manufacturers, over the top (OTT) services, and even the subscribers themselves as “technologies of last resort.” Finally, the proliferation of 4G, together with the emergence of network functions virtualization (NFV), powered by Intel®, Hewlett Packard Enterprise* (HPE), and Metaswitch*, is allowing network operators to take charge of the consumer’s communications experience, once more.
Using the IP Multimedia System (IMS) architecture, Communications Service Providers (CSPs) can offer session-based services. Any Internet Protocol/Session Internet Protocol (IP/SIP) device can establish a session with the control servers’ Call Session Control Function (CSCF) and then establish connections with other IP/ SIP devices to deliver voice, video, and data sessions between the two end-clients.
5G will be a transformative force, offering enhanced mobile broadband and enabling a huge volume of machine to machine communications, based on its ultra-reliable, and low latency network. For comms service providers it puts them in a strong position to offer new services, including in the Internet of Things (IoT), visual computing, analytics, and enhanced mobility.
Communications service providers are looking for alternative deployment models that will help them support fast-growing network demand. Moving to a virtualized EPC (vEPC) solution can help service providers achieve more cost-e?ective scaling by using standard high-volume servers in place of purpose-built systems. System integrators, software vendors, and platform providers rely on Intel® technologies to deliver the performance and scalability required for vEPC solutions. Intel is also participating in the development of open standards, contributing to the open source community, developing reference architectures, engaging with industry participants, and collaborating on trials that can help facilitate the evolution to vEPC solutions and accelerate network transformation by use of network functions virtualization.
Virtualizing the IMS will bolster competitiveness for communications service providers. This Intel solution brief details how vIMS and NFV provides operators the ability to rapidly and inexpensively deploy, configure, launch, and upgrade services and provide a competitive advantage and accelerating new revenue generation.
In order for brand promotion activated at retail by POP materials to succeed, it must drive sales. However, retail activation materials aligning with and supporting your national brand are just as important. Many marketers fail at this due to a lack of reliability, effectiveness and value.
In this white paper you’ll learn about:
• Reinforcement of your brand
• Faster speed-to-market
• Improved quality & consistency
• Cost savings
More sales. Cost efficiency. Higher profits. – Every marketer wants these, but over-emphasizing unit cost of POP materials over the total cost of production makes them miss out on chances to achieve them.
Taking a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) approach to supply chain management for brand activations enables marketers to grow their business more quickly and profitably. It entails, however, embracing new ways of thinking that can involve “unlearning” the status quo. This piece looks at factors comprising the three main categories contributing to Total Cost of Ownership: Direct Costs, Indirect Costs, and Post-Purchase Costs.
This Deep Dive from Gleanster research will explore why some marketing technologies may not be the best solution for distributed marketers and how an merging class of technology called “local marketing automation” is enabling corporate marketing to oversee brand consistency and simultaneously give local marketers autonomy and control over communications to their local target audiences.
Good analysis and benchmarking of hotline data helps organisations answer crucial questions about their ethics and compliance programme, including:
Does our culture support employees who raise concerns?
Are our communications with employees reaching the intended audiences and having the desired effect?
Are our investigations thorough and effective?
Do we need more training?
Do we need to review or update our policies?
Do employees know about our reporting channels?
Comparing internal data year over year to help answer these questions is important. But getting a broader perspective on how your performance matches up to industry norms is critical. This year’s analysis of our EMEA & APAC data from nearly 14,000 ethics and compliance hotline reports revealed key data points that compliance professionals can use to benchmark and assess their programme’s performance, and move toward predictive risk mitigation.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: May 04, 2017
If you’re looking for a simpler, less costly approach to phone and business communications, E5’s voice capabilities can help you reduce office space, host larger meetings and collaborate more effectively. Here’s an overview of the benefits.
Using FICO solutions, BMW improved their customer experience and increased retention by implementing an analytically-driven, automated digital-lifecycle marketing and communications platform. This solution uses a multi-channel customer engagement approach to streamline and improve conversion across the customer lifecycle.
Published By: Silverpop
Published Date: Sep 19, 2011
With the growth of email marketing flooding inboxes, the pressure has never been greater to deliver highly compelling and creative communications programs. With more companies sending out more emails, you've got to do more to position your program above the competitive fray.
Published By: ShoreTel
Published Date: Jun 05, 2013
This white paper discusses the benefits of researching the total cost of ownership for a UC system and how businesses can lower their total cost of ownership (TCO) by selecting a simple yet sophisticated solution.
Published By: ShoreTel
Published Date: Jun 05, 2013
Whether you need to build a business case for a UC system, or are ready to select a new solution, this white paper offers a thorough, side-by-side comparison of ShoreTel and Avaya offerings to help you make informed decisions.
Published By: ShoreTel
Published Date: Aug 12, 2013
A simple unified communications solution can address communication challenges organizations face on a daily basis and enhance overall operations. Because of this, convincing a CEO to adopt a UC solution should not be difficult.
If faxing is a critical component to your business, you want to be sure you make a wise decision on how to do it. This paper offers 10 tips to help you sort through the myriad of choices in order to get the best combination of features and flexibility.
Learn how easy it is to create and send a single PDF Portfolio using Adobe Acrobat X Pro. See how to create a rich, branded PDF Portfolio containing many types of documents, each with a rich preview experience. Discover how to embed web pages and streaming media and even output the entire portfolio experience as a web page.
Analysts see other good reasons for companies to take a serious look at video conferencing technology: It can facilitate an increasingly mobile workforce, and it can help ensure business continuity in the face of natural catastrophes, man-made disasters or health scares.