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Are You Up-to-Date on the Latest Cisco Collaboration Solutions? [Video]

by Kevin Gillingham | Jun 23, 2014

You already know that our partner, Cisco, is the world leader in networking and collaboration technologies, providing innovative communication technology solutions for businesses of all sizes. But what you may not know is how their newest technologies are vastly improving collaboration for companies and IT managers alike! In a worldwide business environment where almost half […]

The Crisis-Resistance of Cloud Voice

by Kevin Gillingham | Jun 12, 2014

Previously, we’ve discussed many of the benefits of cloud voice systems: mobility, better features, reduced costs, and so on. Another crucial advantage of cloud voice is its crisis-resistance. Most organizations consider communications to be a mission-critical component of their business. You can’t afford to have the phone systems go down when your customers are trying […]

The Pros and Cons of Premise-based and Cloud-based Unified Communications

by Kevin Gillingham | May 28, 2014

Unified Communications (UC) integrates communications tasks to improve an organization’s productivity and collaboration. With this streamlined solution, conferencing, calling, messaging, and other useful features are all unified into one (easily manageable) system. After deciding to implement UC, you will need to determine whether you want a premise-based deployment or cloud-based. Your solution must meet your […]

What is Unified Communications?

by Kevin Gillingham | Apr 30, 2014

Unified communications (UC) is a term to describe comprehensive solutions that integrate both real-time and non-real-time communication services – usually to meet the needs of business. With UC, businesses can have all of their communication needs met through one seamless, easy to manage platform. UC encompasses messaging features, message viewing tools, voicemail, email, sharing and […]

The Business Case for Remote Workers with VoIP [Whitepaper]

by Kevin Gillingham | Apr 15, 2014

We have discussed VoIP and its benefits at length in our blog – and for good reason! Voice over IP (VoIP) technology cuts costs, improves mobility, and offers many collaboration and productivity enhancing features. Increasingly, businesses are adopting this vastly useful technology and reaping the benefits. Ziff Davis, a respected company that specializes in reviewing […]

Highlights from Cisco’s Visual Networking Index Global Mobile Forecast 2013-2018 [Video]

by Kevin Gillingham | Mar 14, 2014

Future mobile data traffic over cellular networks and Wi-Fi is only expected to increase. Cisco’s recent Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Forecast suggests that global mobile data traffic will increase 11 times by 2018! The momentum of wireless and mobile data traffic is led by more mobile users, more mobile connections, faster mobile […]

Multi-Touch is on the Rise

by Kevin Gillingham | Feb 28, 2014

Multi-touch simply refers to a surface, such as a touchscreen, that recognizes more than one point of touch. We see them everywhere, on our tablets and mobile phones. They are also becoming more prevalent in emerging technologies such as touch tables or touch walls. An article on Toolbox.com entitled “What is Multi-Touch and Why Should […]

4 Opportunities for Voice over IP to Enhance Reachability

by Kevin Gillingham | Feb 07, 2014

An op-ed piece on Telecom Reseller, a news source for unified communications (UC), voice, cloud, collaboration, and mobility technologies, discusses how VoIP can make the unreachable reachable. The article elaborates on 4 major opportunities for VoIP to expand its influence: 1. New wholesale services in Europe to connect a VoIP caller via PSTN to the […]

Gain Control While Satisfying User Demand and Avoiding BYOD Madness

by Kevin Gillingham | Feb 28, 2012

Activo recently partnered up with Meru Networks on a large project for Columbia College to install a comprehensive wireless network with approx 150 access points. We have completed installation on both teaching campuses Ainsliewood and Maple Hall and are in the process of installing wireless infrastructure systems on three more locations. 1.9 billion Wi-Fi devices are […]

Activo’s New Design and Experience

by Kevin Gillingham | Feb 17, 2012

Activo wants to make sure your experience with us is as great and informative as it can be. In that spirit, we would like to introduce you to the new Activo website and blog. All the great resources Activo has offered in the past are still here, we have just made it easier to find […]