Akkadian Visual Phone Editor at Enterprise Connect

Akkadian Labs to Showcase Visual Phone Editor™ at Enterprise Connect

New York, NY–Akkadian Labs will be demonstrating the power of its newly launched Visual Phone Editor™ in booth 2033 at Enterprise Connect, March 27-30, 2017 at the Gaylord Palms Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

Visual Phone Editor™ is a simple, intuitive tool used to manage Cisco phones using your mouse. The tool makes it simple to add and rearrange lines, intercoms, speed dials, and busy lamp fields on phones and expansion modules. Visual Phone Editor™ is the latest tool added to akkadian Provisioning Manager (APM), a leading Cisco UC provisioning solution.

“With the launch of Visual Phone Editor™, Akkadian Labs is further simplifying Cisco UC Administration,” said Tom Bamert, Chief Technology Officer. “APM already greatly simplifies repeatable Cisco UC provisioning tasks. With the release of Visual Phone Editor™, APM now provides a solution to overcome the most dynamic provisioning challenges.”

Clients adopt APM for their UC management because of the solution’s power and flexibility. The software is easy-to-use, as well as highly customizable to each company’s Cisco UC environment. APM is used by enterprise clients spanning all industries from higher education and healthcare, to energy and retail that are looking for ways to streamline their UC management.

Companies interested in streamlining Cisco UC provisioning should watch this video demo of Visual Phone Editor™ at work, or visit Akkadian Labs in booth #2033 at Enterprise Connect.

About Akkadian Labs
Akkadian Labs focuses exclusively on creating innovative collaboration software that maximizes business results by improving the way people communicate and work together. For more information visit www.akkadianlabs.com.

About Enterprise Connect
For more than 26 years, Enterprise Connect has been the leading conference and exhibition for enterprise IP Telephony, Converged Networks and Unified Communications in North America. Enterprise Connect brings corporate IT decision makers together with the industry’s vendors, analysts and consultants to focus on the issues central to enterprise networks and communications. Enterprise Connect owns and produces No Jitter, providing daily blogging and analysis of enterprise communications, and it also serves the community with a weekly email newsletter and a Webinar series. For more information, visit enterpriseconnect.com.

Enterprise Connect is organized by UBM plc. UBM is the largest pure-play B2B Events organizer in the world. Our 3,750+ people, based in more than 20 countries, serve more than 50 different sectors. Our deep knowledge and passion for these sectors allow us to create valuable experiences which enable our customers to succeed. Please visit www.ubm.com for the latest news and information about UBM.

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Cisco 8800 Series Phone

Top Reasons to Choose the Cisco 8800 Series Phone

We’ve investigated the 8800 Series phone and found these five great features.

The Cisco 8800 Series IP phone is intended for on-premises, branch-office and remote workers–anyone in your operations with moderate to active voice communication needs.

1. High Sound Quality

Boasting acoustically enhanced hardware and full duplex wideband audio performance, the 8800 Series delivers what Cisco believes to be the best audiophile experience it has ever delivered in an IP phone. Features include ETSI compliance for echo cancellation and vibration-isolation technology for both microphone and speaker.

2. Simple Mobile-Device Integration

Using Cisco’s Intelligent Proximity technology, mobile devices can be integrated into the 8800 Series. The technology allows mobile users to move the audio portion of a call to the IP phone, and users also can import contacts and call histories into 8800 Series phones, and even charge mobile devices via USB ports. This series offers Bluetooth connectivity.

3. Varied Product Line and System Expandability

The 8800 portfolio includes seven end points–all Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) or SIP-based products that support Cisco unified-communication features. A scalable platform, the 8800 Series offers expansion modules when extra keys are needed. Unique to this series, each optional Cisco IP Phone 8800 Key Expansion Module (or sidecar) offers 36 additional programmable line or feature keys beyond the five that come standard with these phones. And, as many as three expansion modules are supported, for a total of 108 additional line or feature keys.

4. High-Quality Video Merge

With Cisco WebEx and Jabber, users can employ a laptop for visuals and the desk phone for audio, as 720p HD video works on your IP phone via one-touch collaboration.

5. Company-Wide Use

The 8800 Series was developed for knowledge workers, as well as administrative, managerial, and executive staff. It also works in shared-workspace environments. With the Cisco Spark Phone OS, the series provides flexible deployment options, whether in Cisco on-premises, cloud or hybrid configurations. To ease use, the series provides support for Cisco Expressway, which gives remote workers single sign-on access without a VPN client.

Boost Directory Performance with Akkadian Labs

It’s important to note, that like all Cisco IP phones, 8800 Series phones do not offer a simple and easy-to-use directory. Consider adding directory software such as akkadian Global Directory, which, unlike some software solutions for Cisco IP phones, works on video endpoints.
The easy-to-use akkadian Global Directory software works across mobile devices as well as the 8800 Series. It simplifies directory management for IT while providing an intuitive directory search interface, making it easy to locate and connect with contacts.

Learn More About the 8800 Series

You may learn more about the Cisco IP Phone 8800 Series in this video from Cisco which offers more technical information than its 8800 Phone Series page.

To learn more about how akkadian Global Directory can add improved contact functionality across the 8800 Series as well as mobile devices, visit https://www.akkadianlabs.com/products/akkadian-contact-manager/.

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akkadian Global Directory (aGD) simplifies directories for the Cisco 8800 Series phones

Custom Search Cisco IP Phone global directory

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Akkadian Contact Manager Case Study

Akkadian Contact Manager™ Case Study

Akkadian Contact Manager™ Helps Dentons Unify Workforce

As the way legal firms deliver services to clients, Dentons US LLP (Dentons) is leading the way in advances, harnessing new collaborative technologies. Dentons challenges the statues quo while delivering consistent and uncompromising quality to its clients. What makes Dentons so different is that it has no single headquarters and no dominant culture. Diverse in terms of geography, language and nationalities, the firm offers equally diverse clients expertise with deep experience in worldwide legal traditions.

But, this business model does create a complicated communications infrastructure. For example, a recent merger with McKenna, Long and Aldrich (MLA) presented a challenge for Dentons’ IT staff. With the merger, MLA was bringing its own company directory. How could the staff find a way to unify two distinct communications directories?

“After the merger, we were still two distinct firms, with two distinct directories; we were using two separate data sources,” explains Phil Nevins, Infrastructure and Voice Lead Engineer at Dentons.

For example, someone at a New York City legacy MLA office was unable to easily search a company phone directory for a contact at one of the legacy Dentons offices.

The Search Begins for a Directory Solution

While at a Unified Communications industry event, Dentons learned about Akkadian Labs’ software solution. After researching our mobile contact manager and a second solution, Dentons was swayed by Akkadian Labs’ responsiveness.

“Akkadian Labs responded immediately and the competitor did not,” said Nevins.

One feature that attracted Nevins is that Akkadian Contact Manager allows Dentons team members to easily search and pull information from several different directories, regardless of the office locations.

“After the implementation of Akkadian Contact Manager, we are now able to search for users within the entire enterprise,” said Nevins. “The search pulls the necessary information from various data sources, no matter which type, and then allows our internal personnel to find each other quickly to initiate a phone conversation.”

Creating a Business Case for Akkadian Contact Manager

After finding Akkadian Contact Manager to be the right solution, Dentons needed to put together a business case in order to move forward with acquiring the software.

The first step for the team was to show how adding Akkadian Contact Manager to Dentons’ communications system could save time.

“We had C-level people who could not find other C-level people through the native directory that was embedded within our Cisco Unified Communications platform. There was no way to look them up via the phone. Now, they can search via Akkadian Contact Manager and find anyone. Problem solved. Easy sell. Time is money,” said Nevins.

Implementing the Software Solution

Dentons started off with a free, 30-day trial of the software. Akkadian Labs sales and technical teams assisted with the trial setup and overall deployment.

“The software is fantastic, simple to install, configure and use,” said Nevins.

With a solid solution in place for Dentons unique business structure, Dentons is considering additional deployments of Akkadian Contact Manager in Canada.

Stay Connected with a Better Directory

Akkadian Contact Manager simplifies directories for companies using Cisco IP phones

Contact Manager Dashboard

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