Enterprise Cloud

The technology world has shifted. What gear are you in?

VOX provides consulting and solutions to support your journey with the enterprise cloud. Need help understanding solutions from different vendors and how they align to your business goals, we can help!

CONNECT WITH AN EXPERT

With the Cloud, Enterprise technology buyers now have greater options.

In addition to more intuitive and more robust on-premises solutions, cloud-based solutions have achieved a new level of “completeness”, where their cost, features, accessibility and security protection have made them a serious alternative for many modern organizations. Ultimately, cloud-based technologies offer organizations another tool, or arrow in their proverbial quiver, as they look for ways to improve their business and outshine the competition.

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Advancements in technologies and how we use those technologies is driving significant change in modern organizations. The Cloud provides a key tool to this journey.

Cloud Guidance

The VOX Lifecycle Team is comprised of highly experienced consultants who work with enterprise-class customers on significant technology enabled projects.

Top 10 Strategies

Our experts have assembled a significant list of enterprise strategies for organizations considering a move to the Cloud (For 10 weeks beginning in June, we will unveil a new strategy every week).

Key Benefits of Cloud-Based Technologies

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Integrated
Security

Available
Features

Flexible &
Scalable

Reduced
Maintenance

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DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Cloud-Based Technologies Offer an Additional tool, or Arrow in Your Proverbial Quiver

Advancements in technologies and how we use those technologies is driving significant change in organizations of all shapes, sizes and industries. Over the last few years, the elevation of mobile / wireless technologies, the Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud-based access, flash storage, hyper-converged infrastructure, artificial intelligence and software-defined networking are just a handful of the game-changing innovations organizations are working to understand and integrate into a future-proof technology strategy.

Beyond technology, the exponential growth and impact of cyber terrorists, rogue nation states and next generation malware attacks has created the requirement for a new form of diligence regarding cybersecurity and risk management. The bottom-line is that more than any time since the industrial revolution, organizations are faced with such a vast amount of change that core, and foundational shifts are not just warranted, but necessary for survival.

“…foundational shifts are not just warranted, but necessary for survival.”

Voice of a CTO

Understanding how the Cloud Can Impact Your Organization is a solid business Strategy

“Moving to the Cloud is not about being part of the in-crowd or using the latest, sexiest technology,” says Nick Kolintzas, CTO of VOX Network Solutions. “The Cloud and the technology solutions that take advantage of its inherent value are simply new options to solve business issues or requirements.”
Lifecycle Adoption and Training

NICK KOLINTZAS
CTO, VP of Engineering

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TECHNOLOGY PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

Cisco brings together networking, security, analytics, and management. We deliver cloud solutions that span your multicloud world,

Voice

BroadCloud

Cisco UCaaS, known as BroadCloud, is a global platform hosted by Cisco that lets service providers deploy a full suite of calling and collaboration applications. Applications can be scaled to meet the needs of enterprises, no matter what size or industry. This robust, carrier-grade infrastructure is fully managed and hosted by Cisco, delivering highly reliable, secure, and comprehensive cloud-calling capabilities.

Meetings

Webex

When we speak to customers about collaboration we hear the following things, users do not want to get tied up in technology, they want tools that just work, that help them get the job done in the most efficient manner. Those users require an experience that is intuitive and easy, in the office on the road at home. Cisco Webex was built for the Cloud and provides enterprise class quality with cutting edge experiences.

Software Defined

SDN, SD WAN, ACI

Provision, manage, and program networks more rapidly with software-defined networking. In this centralized approach to network management, the underlying network infrastructure is abstracted from applications. SDN provides choice in automation and programmability across data centers, campuses, and wide-area networks (SD WAN). Use Cisco software-defined solutions to build intent-based networks.

Now, Let’s Talk Security...

Cisco Cloud Security helps you adopt the cloud securely. With it, you can better manage security for the way the world works today. It protects users against threats anywhere they access the Internet, and it protects your data and applications in the cloud. 

Affordability, your way with Cisco Flex Plan

Get cloud, on-premises, and hosted solutions in a user-based subscription. You can buy meeting, team collaboration, calling, and contact center services for all employees, or simply purchase what you need today and grow at your own pace. With the Flex Plan, one agreement includes software, upgrades, and support.

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100% Subscription

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Consume what & how you want

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Deployment flexibility: On-Pem, Cloud, Hybrid

ENTERPRISE CLOUD STRATEGY

Top 10

Welcome to the Top 10 Cloud Strategies for the Enterprise!

In order to provide a smidgen of simplified clarity about the Cloud, the experts at VOX Network Solutions have distilled years of expertise, training, and client implementations into a compact list that we hope will help you better understand the Cloud and how you might want to use it to make a difference in your organization to drive and enable positive business outcomes.

Each week, for ten consecutive weeks, we will unveil a new Cloud Enterprise Strategy. We are presenting a single strategy each week in an effort to provide you with a focused idea, and some time and space to truly consider it. Think about how each strategy could impact your organization, do a bit of research on your own, and take this opportunity to develop your own strategic vision.

#1: Not a Technology Decision

Executive Summary

In addition to more intuitive and more robust on-premises solutions, cloud-based solutions have achieved a new level of “completeness”, where their cost, features, accessibility and security protection have made them a serious alternative for many modern organizations. Ultimately, cloud-based technologies offer organizations another tool, or arrow in their proverbial quiver, as they look for ways to improve their business and outshine the competition.

“Moving to the Cloud is not about being part of the in-crowd or using the latest, sexiest technology,” says Nick Kolintzas, CTO of VOX Network Solutions. “The Cloud and the technology solutions that take advantage of its inherent value are simply new options to solve business issues or requirements.”

The “Cloud” is a word that carries significant confusion and delusion. It is true, Cloud-based technologies have evolved. They have tremendous benefits for many companies, in many situations. But the Cloud is not THE answer to all your technology questions, opportunities and woes.

Key Insights

  • Evaluate the Cloud as you would any Strategic Business Growth Opportunity.
  • Create a Plan that includes: Current State Assessment, Business Requirements, Capabilities Inventory, Economic Assessment, Organizational Impact Assessment.
  • Assemble a multi-disciplined Project Team that includes: Finance, Business Unit, Information Technology, Customer Advocacy, Compliance and Information Security.
  • Engage a Project Manager that is well versed in the business, and has experience in the challenges of strategic, transformational initiatives. Make sure this individual is technology savvy, and has the ability to work with multi-disciplined teams.

#2: Inventory & Identify

Executive Summary

Once you’ve made up your mind to embrace the cloud and start evaluating, it is critical that we understand the current state, including: what you own, how effective it is, how you support it, and how much it costs you.

Historically, the mere thought of embarking on an effort to inventory and analyze your technical infrastructure was a heart-stopping event. Many enterprise-class organizations have locations spread across a significant geographic area, varying methods of technology procurement and support, and disparate technology manufacturer standards. So, there is often no single source of truth that makes this effort as simple as we hope it would be.

Good news, there are new tools that turn this mountain into an ant hill! Modern asset management systems are simply amazing, they discover all your technical assets, regardless of location or manufacturer. Also, they can tell you the status of virtually any asset, whether it is under warranty, or at end-of-life, they can even tell you how much that asset is worth, if you wanted to sell it.

Key Insights

  • Transformation begins with understanding your existing investment, its capability and its value.
  • Today’s Asset Management tools are far more powerful than what was available just a couple years ago. Modern tools cover a broad range of manufacturers and give you deep lifecycle information.
  • Many organizations who migrate to cloud technologies are able to leverage the value of their current technology assets to partially fund their new investment.

COMPREHENSIVE CONSULTING SERVICES

Do you need an experienced Guide?

Business Strategy Analysis

Through our proprietary Lifecycle methodology, our team of experts will discover and document your business strategies, objectives and KPIs and how these align with your key business units and their core processes. This robust engagement yields enlightening results and creates holistic clarity to shed light on the business imperatives that are critical to your organizational success.

Business technology
assessment: UC/UCAAS

The UC / UCaaS Assessment is ideal for customers who are planning to implement collaborative solutions such as Voice, Video or Mobility. Our team of experts provides a thorough, consultative examination and analysis of your readiness for the migration to a new solution. The Assessment facilitates effective planning and deployment of a Unified Collaboration solution from end to end.

TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION
ASSESSMENT

Get more value from your existing technology investments, and achieve your desired business outcomes. This assessment measures adoption of in-house technologies by analyzing software versions, application and software usage, feature utilization and training programs and more.

Asset Discovery
& Management

Identify, define and inventory everything in your network, regardless of manufacturer. VOX Lifesigns is a powerful, cloud-based tool that evolves traditional asset management into an entirely new stratosphere, driving new layers of visibility, productivity, flexibility and transformation.

Platform Consumption
Review

The VOX Platform Consumption Review looks at existing investments in infrastructure including hardware, software, network architecture and application portfolios. We will provide recommendations for cloud migration strategies based on your business objectives.  We will analyze your lifecycle policy including licensing costs, hardware and support programs and provide a cloud services roadmap.

Process Optimization
(vpop)

It’s our proven methodology to help companies improve their business operations and capture new financial upsides as part of the outcome. With vPOP, we take a deep dive into how your organization operates by identifying and addressing critical areas for cost gains and efficiencies. VOX will show you how to optimize your operational processes, technologies and people all while yielding substantial returns for your bottom line.

quarterly Business
Review

Business Reviews that take place throughout the VOX Lifecycle journey. Each QBR is a scheduled, formal event where the VOX Team meets face-to-face with the Client’s key leadership and decision makers to review and discuss key metrics, KPI’s and business objectives along with documented baselines, targets, and strategies contained in the customer success plan.

Contact center
assessment services

VOX helps you to better understand how your contact center is ahead or behind the curve in today’s market place. This in depth engagement allows you to help validate your concerns and identify areas for improvement. Your organization will be benchmarked against a variety of customers in your vertical, as well as industry standards and best practices.

VOX Lifecycle, is our proprietary, consultative framework designed to assist and enable our clients to make informed decisions to achieve their desired business outcomes.

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