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Top 10 benefits of digital signage in a modern retail environment

1. Reduces perceived wait time. One of the best things you can do to improve customer experience is to keep them entertained. A digital screen gives them something to do - it’s a lot less annoying to wait in line if you’ve got something to watch. As a result, perceived wait time drops. 2. Zero or low lead time ads. The lead time on a print ad is at a minimum six weeks. For most restaurant franchise companies, it’s even longer. But [...]

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Planning Your Cloud Communications Migration: Navigating IT Priorities & LAN/WAN Management Challenges

This is part one of the fourth instalment in a five-part series on migrating business communications services (e.g., Business VoIP and Unified Communications) to the cloud. In our last blog, “Simplify Your Migration – Private and Public Cloud Solutions,” we reviewed why IT planners and communications service providers (CSPs) should take advantage of both private and public cloud options to streamline migration planning, mitigate project and operational risk, accelerate new service readiness, and optimise economics. In this post, we take on [...]

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Simplify your migration options – Private & public cloud solutions

This is the third in a five-part series on migrating business communications services (e.g., Business VoIP and Unified Communications) to the cloud. In our second blog, “Take the risk out of cloud calling: cut-over & migration planning”, we reviewed why IT planners and communications service providers (CSPs) should consider phased and site-by-site migration tactics vs. “big bang” cut-overs. We identified the risks each of these tactics address and how planners can work within these tactics to accelerate the availability of new [...]

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Take the risk out of Cloud calling: Cut-over & migration planning

This is the second in a five-part blog series on migrating business communications services (e.g., Business VoIP and Unified Communications) to the cloud. The first blog, “Removing the Risk & Mystery from Cloud Migration,” focused on business risks for cloud migration and how communications service providers (CSPs) should address those risks. We concluded with the need for businesses and CSPs to work together, and for CSPs to offer “productised” cloud migration solutions. CSPs should work with businesses as part of discovery and [...]

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Eliminating the risk and uncertainty from cloud migration

The pace at which the communications are being migrated to the cloud is delaying the digital transformation. Even though we have reached a stage where cloud-based solutions are both accepted and desired most businesses still operate with on-premise PBX systems, 80-90% of businesses according to reports from Gartner and MZA. These kind of numbers contradict another study by Evolve IP which reported 70% of IT managers describing themselves as ‘Cloud Believers’ for communications solutions. Being a ‘believer’ is understandable when [...]

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