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DC Infrastructure
February 21, 2023

Data Center Colocation: Understanding Pricing and Hosting

In today's digital age, businesses are generating an enormous amount of data, which requires secure and reliable storage solutions. This is where data center colocation comes...

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By Rahi
DC Infrastructure
February 20, 2023

A Guide to Data Center Power System Design and Energy Efficiency

Data centers are the backbone of the modern digital economy, supporting everything from social media to online banking. But with this increased demand comes a growing need for...

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By Rahi
DC Infrastructure
March 7, 2023

Data Center Cooling Best Practices: A Comprehensive Guide

As our reliance on data grows, data centers have become critical components of our digital infrastructure. As these facilities expand, the challenge of keeping them cool...

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By Rahi Thinker & Designer
DC Infrastructure
March 7, 2023

9 Ways to Prepare Your Data Center for Natural Disaster

In today's digital age, data is more valuable than ever before. As such, it is essential that companies take all necessary precautions to protect their data, including having...

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By Rahi
DC Infrastructure
March 7, 2023

How to Choose Between Hot-Aisle and Cold-Aisle Containment

What is Aisle containment? Aisle containment is a proven technique for optimizing data center cooling.. It builds upon the best practice of arranging racks and cabinets with...

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By Patrick Pedroso Global Data Center Solutions Architect
DC Infrastructure
March 7, 2023

Why ‘Remote Hands’ and ‘Smart Hands’ Services are Essential to IT Operations

Despite the rise of cloud computing, organizations are still maintaining many applications and services on-premises. The term “on-premises” can be a bit misleading,...

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By Rahi
Cloud Services
April 6, 2023

AWS China Challenges, Risks & Issues

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is one of the most widely used cloud computing platforms globally. With its extensive range of cloud services, AWS has been able to cater to a vast...

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By Pablo Puig Global Director of Cloud Solutions
Cloud Services
April 10, 2023

Azure China: Challenges, Risks & Issues

Microsoft Azure is one of the leading cloud computing platforms in the world, offering businesses and organizations a wide range of services and tools to build, deploy, and...

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By Pablo Puig Global Director of Cloud Solutions
Managed & Professional Services
April 5, 2023

Maximize the Value of IT Investments With Managed Services

As organizations look to achieve digital transformation through the adoption of new technologies, the biggest challenge they face is focusing the right people and resources on...

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By Krishna Kunapuli Manager - Presales
Cloud Services
February 15, 2023

Supporting US Companies on Their Cloud Journey to China

The cloud computing market in China has been growing rapidly, with an estimated growth rate of over 20% annually. As a result, many US companies are looking to expand into the Chinese market and take advantage of the opportunities it presents. However, navigating the complexities of the Chinese market and the cloud computing landscape can...

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By Pablo Puig Global Director of Cloud Solutions
Cloud Services
February 10, 2023

Cloud Hosting in China: A Comprehensive Guide

Cloud hosting has been a transformative technology for businesses around the world. It has allowed companies of all sizes to access scalable, flexible, and cost-effective computing resources, making it easier to host applications, websites, and data. China is one of the largest and fastest-growing markets for cloud computing, and many companies are eager to take...

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By Pablo Puig Global Director of Cloud Solutions
Cloud Services
February 10, 2023

Get Your Cloud Accounts in China

Getting a cloud account globally takes minutes, in China it can take up to months. It is not straight-forward and not as simple as globally, a tough process and lots of requirements are required. In order to apply for an account in China, there are many requirements you need to fulfill prior to applying for...

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By Pablo Puig Global Director of Cloud Solutions
Cloud Services
February 3, 2023

Adoption of Public Cloud in China

Public Cloud Adoption in China Cloud strategy is defined as a business plan to adopt cloud technologies into the organization. Cloud is an integral part of the IT transformation in most enterprises and having a plan is essential to guide the organization through the transition and migration to the cloud. The focus is mainly on...

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By Pablo Puig Global Director of Cloud Solutions
Cloud Services
January 31, 2023

Cloud Services Providers in China

  Cloud Services Providers in China When entering the Chinese cloud market, one of the first decisions is to choose the cloud service provider. Several cloud service providers are functional in China such as Alibaba Cloud, Tencent Cloud, AWS China, Microsoft Azure China, Baidu, Huawei Cloud, China Telecom, and others. Alibaba Cloud, Huawei Cloud, and...

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By Pablo Puig Global Director of Cloud Solutions
Cloud Services
January 27, 2023

China’s Cloud Computing Market

Cloud Computing in China China has done tremendous development and has succeeded to digitize its business system with groundbreaking results. During the current uncertain condition of the pandemic, the economy of almost all the countries has been badly suffered in different sectors where China has reached a record of 4.3 billion US dollars in 2020...

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By Pablo Puig Global Director of Cloud Solutions
Cloud ServicesIT Infrastructure
November 11, 2022

Why More Organizations Are Adopting Cloud-Managed Wi-Fi

Organizations are increasingly dependent on high-speed, high-capacity wireless networks to provide users with access to applications, services, and data. However, deploying, managing, and scaling these networks has become a significant burden as Wi-Fi traffic has surged to record levels over the past two years. Analysts say Wi-Fi traffic has increased by up to 80 percent...

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By Prathamesh Rahate Sales Engineer
Cloud ServicesDC Infrastructure
October 27, 2022

Enhancing Business Resilience with Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Unplanned network outages due to natural disasters, system failures, cyberthreats, or human error are on the rise, with 90 percent of organizations reporting they’ve had at least one such outage in the past year. While there are a number of strategies to consider, implementing hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) as part of your disaster recovery (DR) processes...

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By Bill Evanger Solutions Architect
Cloud Services
October 20, 2022

How Edge Colocation Supports the Distributed Workforce

Gartner analysts project that by 2025, three-quarters of all data will be processed at the network edge. The objective is to minimize latency, improve application response times and preserve bandwidth in highly distributed computing environments. That’s easier said than done, however. Managing storage, compute, and networking resources across multiple geographic locations can quickly become complex...

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By Matt Robinson CTO
IT Infrastructure
November 23, 2020

The Benefits of the Subscription Model for On-Premises IT Resources

Subscription Model for On-Premise Infrastructure The cloud has revolutionized the way IT resources are provisioned and consumed. By providing ready access to compute, storage, applications and more, the cloud helps organizations conserve capital and accelerate the time-to-value of their IT initiatives. But the cloud has not eliminated IT investments. Organizations still need on-premises networking and...

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By Rahi
IT Infrastructure
October 20, 2020

As the Pandemic Creates New Cyber Threats, a New Approach is Needed

Anytime there’s a crisis, hackers take advantage of the opportunity to attack systems, spread malware, and dupe users into sharing their credentials. But the COVID-19 pandemic created an unprecedented situation as organizations transitioned overnight to work-from-home models. According to a survey by the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and independent industry analyst firm Enterprise Strategy...

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By Rahi
IT Infrastructure
June 1, 2020

How IGEL Enables the Delivery of VDI to Work-From-Home Users

Will the COVID-19 pandemic finally bring virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) into the mainstream? It certainly looks that way. Many organizations have either scaled their existing VDI environment or implemented new VDI technology to support their work-from-home employees. There has also been a significant rise in the use of Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS), in which a cloud service...

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By Rahi
IT Infrastructure
May 14, 2020

3 Ways Virtualization Helps Meet Today’s IT Demands

The COVID-19 pandemic is driving increased interest in virtualization as a means of remotely managing servers. Many virtualization platforms offer a browser-based management interface that can be accessed from anywhere — a boon for administrators who are working from home. But remote management is just one of the many benefits of virtualization. Hypervisor software creates...

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By Rahi
IT Infrastructure
April 1, 2020

Why Out-of-Band Management is Essential for Minimizing Costly Downtime

Out-of-Band Management (OOBM) Solutions For Data Centers The high cost of downtime is well documented. According to research by the Ponemon Institute, the average cost of a data center outage is nearly $9,000 per minute. The average total cost is nearly $750,000. These figures include the cost to detect, contain and recover from the outage,...

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By Rahi
IT Infrastructure
March 19, 2020

Pandemic-Related Telework Requires a New Approach to Cybersecurity

Cybercriminals are preying on fears of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic to spread malware, perpetrate scams, and compromise systems and networks. Many of these attacks are targeting employees who are working from home under “social distancing” policies. Organizations should shore up their cyber defenses to ensure that attacks on remote workers don’t result in a security...

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By Rahi
IT Infrastructure
March 3, 2020

IT Complexity Drives the Need for AI-Powered Performance Monitoring

When we think about IT complexity, we often visualize stacks of hardware appliances. But there’s growing complexity in what you don’t see — the systems, services, and tools that underlie modern applications. According to a recent study conducted by Vanson Bourne, the typical mobile or web application transaction crosses 37 different technology systems or components. This...

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By Rahi
IT Infrastructure
February 25, 2020

Why Your Organization Should be Taking a Close Look at SD-WAN

Any organization with multiple branch offices needs connectivity between those locations. Traditionally, organizations have used MPLS for WAN connectivity due to its reliability and performance. Those capabilities come at a steep price, however — MPLS is significantly more expensive than broadband and fiber-optic Internet connections. The costs go up for organizations with a global footprint,...

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By Rahi
IT Infrastructure
February 18, 2020

Pandemic Preparedness Should be Part of Your Business Continuity Plan

The Coronavirus has not officially reached global pandemic status, but organizations should nevertheless be prepared for the threat. In fact, experts say that pandemic preparedness is a good business practice that should be part of every business continuity plan. It can be easy for organizations to disregard the virus until it hits their region. However,...

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By Rahi
Global Services
December 17, 2020

Rahi Rolls Out New Brand to Better Reflect Who we are as a Business

In 2012, we founded Rahi Systems with a vision of becoming a trusted source for the global delivery of IT solutions and services. The response of our customers and partners has been gratifying and humbling. Thanks to their support, Rahi now has more than 700 employees and offices and distribution facilities on five continents. As we look forward...

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By Rahi
Global Services
June 17, 2020

How Rahi’s ELEVATE Framework Helps Customers Meet their Business Objectives

Over the past several years, the role of IT has been slowly transitioning from managing technology to enabling business outcomes. However, many technology solution providers continue to focus exclusively on delivering a manufacturer’s product. The traditional solution provider model does not align with today’s mindset. At Rahi Systems, we recognize that this model is outdated....

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By Rahi
Global Services
June 1, 2020

Excerpt from CEO Tarun Raisoni

Dear Rahi Team, The past week in the US has been witness to an ongoing debate about better inclusivity and the racism that has now come to the forefront with the injustice to Mr. George Floyd and his family. Our goal in life, no matter where we live, is to make it better for others...

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By Rahi
Global Services
December 4, 2018

The Importer of Record Plays a Critical Role in Global IT Deployments

Massive amounts of data travel around the world at the speed of light, so it’s easy to underestimate the complexities associated with moving physical IT equipment across international boundaries. However, organizations must navigate an array of laws, regulations and taxation requirements as well as the logistics of shipping the equipment. The Importer of Record (IoR) is an...

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By Rahi
Global Services
August 29, 2018

Rahi Systems Expands Portfolio of IT Solution Offerings via Acquisitions and Growth

Strategic Acquisitions, New Locations and Enhanced Solutions Enable Rahi to Support Integrated Environments and Workplace Productivity Fremont, Calif. —  August 29, 2018 — Rahi Systems continues to advance its strategy to provide end-to-end IT, data center infrastructure and productivity solutions to its customers worldwide. The company has completed two strategic acquisitions and expanded its U.S....

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By Rahi
Global Services
October 16, 2017

The Value of a Trusted Partner in Global IT Deployments

Deploying and maintaining IT infrastructure on a global scale is challenging for even the largest enterprises. It’s difficult to build a network of reputable suppliers, and coordinate the tasks involved in getting the right products to the right location at the right time. On top of that, diverse regulations and tax considerations add a layer...

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By Rahi
DC Infrastructure
September 16, 2022

Data Centers Are Getting Hotter, Driving Demand for More Cooling

Data centers are getting denser, hotter and consuming more power than ever, and that’s driving significant growth in the data center cooling market. According to a new report by Global Market Insights (GMI), the market is set to exceed $20 billion by 2024, up from just $8 billion in 2016. That represents a compound annual...

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By Rahi
DC Infrastructure
September 7, 2022

Rahi Acquisition by Wesco
Letter to Our Customers and Partners

Dear Customers and Partners, Rahi has made a strategic decision to join forces with Wesco. As a valued customer, I wanted to be sure to reach out to you first with this news. The press release referenced here provides additional details on the acquisition of Rahi. Wesco International, Inc. (www.wesco.com) is a leading provider of...

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By Tarun Raisoni
DC Infrastructure
August 24, 2022

Weighing the Alternatives to an On-Premise Data Center Refresh

Despite predictions of its impending demise, the U.S. on-premise data center market remains healthy. More than half of all IT workloads are still running in on-premises data centers, and industry analysts predict steady market growth over the next five years — even in the face of economic uncertainty and IT budget restrictions. In-house infrastructure offers...

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By Bill Evanger Solutions Architect
DC Infrastructure
August 17, 2022

The Significance of Physical Security within the Data Center

While most discussions of IT security focus on logical controls, protection of the physical data center infrastructure is becoming increasingly important. The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect next May, illustrates this point. The GDPR is a strict new law governing the security and privacy of the personal data...

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By Bill Evanger Solutions Architect
DC Infrastructure
July 29, 2022

Best Practices for Improving Multi-Tenant Data Center Efficiency

Over the past decade, Multi-Tenant data centers (MTDCs) averaged a 1.6 power usage effectiveness (PUE) globally, with many leading MTDCs achieving marginally lower PUE (1.4-1.5). However, cutting-edge “green” MTDCs have proven PUE figures as low as 1.15 is economically viable and achievable. As worldwide energy prices hit record highs, MTDC operators are looking to identify...

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By Daniel James
DC Infrastructure
June 22, 2022

How Rahi Assists with the Design and Buildout of Multi-Tenant Data Centers

According to the most recent data center trends report from CBRE, data center inventory in primarily North American markets grew 17 percent year-over-year in 2021. These markets also saw record absorption rates of 50 percent, meaning that data center occupants immediately used up half of the newly available capacity. In Silicon Valley, data centers have...

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By Sam Allen VP of Engineering for data center solutions
DC Infrastructure
June 15, 2022

The Benefits of Remote Power Panels and Busways in Today’s Data Center

Traditionally, data centers have had power distribution systems purpose-built by electricians. However, custom solutions require significant upfront planning to ensure that the power distribution system will meet the long-term needs of the facility. Lead times for installation tend to be long, and changes to the system can be complex, as fixed power distribution from standard...

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By Bill Evanger Solutions Architect
DC Infrastructure
June 1, 2022

7 Questions to Ask When Evaluating Colocation Providers

More and more organizations are choosing to get out of the data center business and partner with a colocation provider to support their IT infrastructure. Colocation is often the best choice from an IT, financial, and operational perspective. However, choosing the wrong colocation provider can be an expensive and risky mistake. Here are seven questions...

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By Bill Evanger Solutions Architect
DC Infrastructure
May 25, 2022

How to Organize Your Data in the Healthcare Industry

Data is essential for healthcare providers. Patients’ information is gathered in many formats, ranging from prescriptions to medical records, and must be correctly tracked for compliance considerations. Healthcare institutions, more than any other sector, must safeguard their IT infrastructure. The rise of the public cloud has resulted in a surge in demand for colocation data...

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By Mustafa Shaikh Executive - Technical Content Writer
Managed & Professional Services
April 5, 2023

Maximize the Value of IT Investments With Managed Services

As organizations look to achieve digital transformation through the adoption of new technologies, the biggest challenge they face is focusing the right people and resources on strategic initiatives. Given the growing complexity of the IT environment, in-house IT staff are often overwhelmed by day-to-day management tasks, making it difficult to complete projects on time and...

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By Krishna Kunapuli Manager - Presales
Managed & Professional Services
March 22, 2023

5 Essential Steps for a Successful Wi-Fi Upgrade

The transition to remote and hybrid work models has underscored just how dependent we’ve become on wireless networks. Wi-Fi activity last year increased dramatically, with record numbers of users connecting to corporate networks with their mobile devices. However, that increased activity also exposed some of the weaknesses in the current wireless network infrastructure. A recent...

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By Prathamesh Rahate Sales Engineer
DC InfrastructureManaged & Professional Services
December 28, 2022

The Benefits of Combining Managed Services and Colocation

As the costs of building and maintaining an on-premises data center continue to escalate, more and more organizations are choosing to conserve capital by moving their IT hardware to third-party colocation facilities. While colocation delivers many proven benefits, it can also create management challenges. In a colocation arrangement, customers lease space in a provider’s data...

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By Bill Evanger Solutions Architect
Managed & Professional Services
November 5, 2020

The Three Pillars of Rahi’s Managed Services Methodology

Managed services have been popular among organizations of all sizes for many years. In essence, the managed services model allows you to outsource some or all of the maintenance, management and support of your AV/IT environment to a third-party provider. Within that basic definition, however, there’s a tremendous amount of variation. Some managed services providers (MSPs) simply monitor...

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By Rahi
Managed & Professional Services
July 23, 2019

Managed Network Services Offer Relief from IT Skills Shortages

The IT skills gap has plagued organizations for a number of years, and continues to increase. Gartner has reported that, “by 2020, 75 percent of organizations will experience visible business disruptions due to skills gaps, which is an increase from less than 20 percent in 2016.” This will not only impact new technology initiatives but...

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By Rahi
Unified Communications
May 14, 2019

Cloud-based Management of A/V Systems Keeps Meetings Running Smoothly

In many organizations, A/V equipment is becoming as mission-critical as IT equipment. These organizations are using video conferencing to enable collaboration among geographically dispersed teams, customers and business partners. Video conferencing reduces the time and expense of travel and enables people to get work done from virtually anywhere. When I started in A/V more than...

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By Rahi
Unified Communications
April 30, 2019

Tips for Getting High-Quality Audio in Your Conference Room

When designing a boardroom, conference room or training facility, organizations tend to focus on the video component. Video is sexy, and the ultra-high-definition displays on the market today can make it seem as if video conference participants are right there in the same room. But audio is equally important. If conference calls have poor audio quality, users...

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By Rahi
Unified Communications
March 26, 2019

Demystifying Pixel Pitch in Direct View LED Walls

Video walls were once exclusively used by high-end retailers, stadiums and entertainment venues. Today, organizations in a wide range of industries are putting up video walls for a variety of use cases. In fact, the top buyers of video wall solutions are in the education and healthcare markets. Companies are also using video walls in...

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By Rahi
Unified Communications
March 19, 2019

Collaboration Standards Help make Teams more Effective

The right collaboration technology can deliver real business benefits by improving communication, streamlining workflows and enhancing decision-making. In many organizations, however, workers are using so many different collaboration tools that they have the opposite effect. A recent survey conducted by CITE Research found that the average knowledge worker uses four separate team collaboration applications. More than two-thirds...

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By Rahi
Unified Communications
January 29, 2019

The Past, Present and Future of the A/V User Experience

When we started doing commercial A/V in the early 2000s, professional A/V was not focused on the user so much as making systems with the flexibility to solve pretty much any use case that could be imagined. There were inputs all around the room, links to other rooms, and a plethora of equipment and options...

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By Rahi
Unified Communications
January 10, 2019

Tips for Ensuring Your A/V System Works Flawlessly for That Big Meeting

A well-designed, high-tech board room serves as a showcase to impress customers and investors. A large, well-outfitted team meeting space provides a facility for training and “all-hands” meetings. Equipped with the latest conferencing and collaboration gear, these rooms bring a geographically dispersed workforce together by allowing personnel around the world to participate in organizational events....

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By Rahi
Unified Communications
October 23, 2018

How Digital Menu Boards Build Customer Engagement and Increase Sales

Whenever you go to a fast-casual dining establishment, coffee shop, deli or a movie theatre concession stand, you see a menu board with a list of items, prices, and possibly photos of promotional offers and popular items. Menu boards are essential business tools for these companies because they can help speed up the ordering process...

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By Rahi
Unified Communications
October 2, 2018

Employee Demand and Business Value Drive Video Conferencing Adoption

Video conferencing has become an indelible part of the enterprise landscape. Organizations are implementing video conferencing systems to reduce travel costs, encourage team collaboration and better engage with customers. Employee demand also continues to be a primary driver of video conferencing adoption, as workers expect to have the same video collaboration capabilities they enjoy on...

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By Rahi
Unified Communications
September 11, 2018

LED Video Walls 101: What they are and How they Work

Digital signage is great for engaging customers and boosting sales. It allows you to deliver custom video, images and text based on the time of day, location, business goals and even an individual customer’s preferences. As powerful as digital signage can be, however, you can’t beat the impact of a video wall. Think of that...

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