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Integrate UC platform with business-critical SaaS for competitive edge
By one current estimate, the average business operates across six different clouds. With many software-as-a-service platforms still unable to communicate with each other, enterprise workers must straddle the space between them -- leading to inefficient work processes at best, and missed business opportunities at worst. When an organization's UC platform can't automatically share relevant data with other mission-critical applications, for example, important details can fall through the cracks.
In this edition of Network Evolution, find out how an integration between 8x8's UC platform and enterprise application Salesforce gave one business a significant competitive advantage by reducing human error and offering new insight into customer behavior.
Also in this issue, we dive into the heated industry debate surrounding white-box switches and their potential to cut network expenses. Can generic hardware really save as much as advocates say, or will skeptics have the last word?
And finally, as the internet of things grows, networks will struggle to make sense of the wealth of data coming in from devices far and wide. Find out how the fog could bring clarity by moving network and compute power toward the edge.
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Features in this issue
SaaS integrations that connect UCaaS platforms with business-critical systems such as Salesforce can dramatically improve the efficiency of existing workflows in the enterprise.
While some networking pros say white-box switching is the 'next big thing,' others argue that's a myth that needs busting. As usual, enterprises must consider the business case.
From teaching Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 to taking on a major SD-WAN technology deployment: Senior engineer Phil Gervasi shares the major career pivot that brought him to networking.
The fog promises to distribute network and compute power between cloud and edge, making end-user devices more effective and processing the sea of data they generate.
Find out what three networking problems the benefits of SDN could address in your network and the questions you should ask to make sure you're on the right track.
Columns in this issue
It's time for clouds to get social. SaaS-collaboration integrations can ease multicloud woes in the enterprise and may ultimately boost the bottom line.