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22 Jul, 2019 4 minutes

Independent Study Highlights Productivity Gains from GTT SD-WAN

GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, today announced the results of a commissioned Total Economic ImpactTM (TEI) study conducted by Forrester Consulting.  The study examines the business benefits and returns on investment (ROI) generated by GTT SD-WAN.

“The findings from the Forrester TEI study demonstrate that GTT SD-WAN enables organizations to connect their offices around the world and to every application in the cloud with improved performance and efficiency,” stated Gina Nomellini, GTT chief marketing officer. 

“By providing SD-WAN across its secure, global Tier 1 IP backbone with direct access to cloud service providers around the world, GTT makes it simple and cost-effective for enterprises to expand and adapt their corporate networks as their reliance on cloud-based applications increases.”

Cloudflare Grows Network and Launches Performance and Cryptography Solutions in Q2

Cloudflare, a leading Internet security, performance, and reliability company, today announced that it protects and optimizes more than 18 million Internet properties as of the second quarter of 2019, an increase of more than two million from last quarter. This is made possible through Cloudflare’s global network, which spans more than 180 cities in 80 countries and counts approximately ten percent of the Fortune 1,000 as paying customers.

Cloudflare announced a number of partnerships in the second quarter of 2019. Tencent Cloud, one of the world’s leading providers of cloud computing and Internet value-added services, joined the Bandwidth Alliance

Now, joint customers of Cloudflare and Tencent Cloud pay zero data transfer fees for all traffic between their networks outside of China. Cloudflare also partnered with analytics platforms such as Chronicle Security, Datadog, Elastic, Looker, Splunk, and Sumo Logic to enhance Internet performance and security analytics. 

Shared customers can now view security events and traffic trends from any of their Internet properties while combining Cloudflare logs with other data sources.

Windstream adds Slack to its unified communications and meeting services

Windstream Enterprise announced Tuesday that it has integrated office communications platform Slack into its unified communications portfolio.

Windstream’s business customers are now able to tap into Slack via its Office Suite UC and HD Meeting applications. Slack has become a popular office work platform because it cuts down on the number of inter-office emails while also providing specific channels for office teams to communicate and collaborate with each other.

Another benefit for using Windstream’s deployment of Slack includes the ability to launch an OfficeSuite UC call or virtual meeting within a Slack channel.

C3ntro Telecom bets on the “Home Office”

C3ntro Telecom offers various tools to optimize work at home or at home, recently approved by the Senate of the Republic.

Carlos Cojab, Vice President of New Business at C3ntro Telecom, said he has the latest technology that allows companies to work for the company’s employees.

“We have platforms that allow you to work from anywhere. There are many companies in Mexico that already work with these tools and make videoconferences, and many are just beginning to assign licenses to their employees so they can do the work as if they were in their office, from home, and up to 100 or 200 people can participate at the same time”.

“All this can reduce the cost of per diem up to 50 percent, trips can be eliminated, one can deal with the same issues with these tools that are in real-time, companies save a lot because they stop wasting time in scheduling agendas or travel, today with one click you can be anywhere in the world in seconds. ”