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Virsae Podcasts 2018-11-20T14:00:53+00:00

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Virsae VSM shared learning raises IQ of UC service management

Ross Williams discusses VSM’s major step forward in data processing, including their experience with Data Lake technology, which he says puts Virsae ahead of the market.

Ross Williams, Virsae COO

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Doug Green from Telecom Reseller and Ross Williams  podcast, October 2018

Telecom Reseller Podcast: October 2018
“VSM monitors tens-of-millions of UC network end-points,” says Ross Williams. “But the real magic is in the data VSM captures – things like interactions, new events, and log entries. All this data provides a live picture of network health, so clients can fix problems on their network fast, often before their customers notice,” he says. “And the really cool thing is that all our clients benefit from the intelligence gleaned from VSM’s global client base.”

The idea of crunching big data so an entire community of users benefits from shared learning is part of the Virsae story we hear about in this podcast about Virsae Service Management (VSM). Williams discusses VSM’s major step forward in data processing, including their experience with Data Lake technology, which he says puts Virsae ahead of the market. He says the opportunity to store raw, non-archived, non-summarized data for up to 13 months has vastly improved VSM’s ability to understand customer interactions.

Demonstrating the latent value in so much data, Williams says in one instance VSM analyzed over a half a million calls to resolve an ongoing issue in under 30 minutes.

Williams also discusses VSM’s compatibility with vendors such as Avaya, Cisco, and Microsoft, and now NEC.  According to Williams, VSM enables Virsae business partners to apply an IT service management framework to multi-vendor UC platforms.  We’ll also cover AI and pick other trends likely to emerge in 2019.

Virsae System and Application Assessment Delivers UC Insight into the Unknown

Jay Byford provides an extensive overview of how Virsae delivers what the company describes as a, “45-point UC systems health check of availability, configuration, capacity, security, and customer experience”.

Jay Byford, Director of BDM & IoT Partnerships, Virsae, North America

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Gary Audin from Telecom Reseller and Jay Byford podcast, July 2018

Telecom Reseller Podcast: July 24 2018
According to Jay Byford, “…UC managers sometimes struggle to see what’s going on in their UC environments. That’s why we created Virsae System and Application Assessment – to shine a light in every corner of the UC platform to provide managers with a picture of overall health and performance.”

Byford provides an overview of how Virsae delivers what the company describes as a, “45-point UC systems health check of availability, configuration, capacity, security, and customer experience.”

Byford explains how their firm’s deep relationship with major OEMs enables Virsae to offer a holistic point of view on the “UC cocktail”. Virsae’s insights help users find capacity utilization savings, misconfigured systems, and poorly ordered call-queue options, along with a host of other issues beyond the view of UC managers and their technology partners.

We bring visibility in real time to security breaches, Virsae

Ross Williams walks us through Virsae’s new Security Manager service.  Recorded at Avaya ENGAGE, Williams also discusses Virsae’s long and very close relationship with Avaya.

Ross Williams, Virsae COO

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Gary Audin from Telecom Reseller and Ross Williams podcast
recorded at Avaya Engage February 2018

Telecom Reseller Podcast: February 2018
According to Ross Williams, “Any enterprise that is looking to improve quality, to lift their game… to provide a good quality customer experience every time,” should talk to Virsae. Virsae’s multi-vendor UC service management platform, VSM, manages more than 50 UC, customer experience and network infrastructure vendors, including Cisco, Microsoft, Avaya, Mitel, AudioCodes, Sonus, NICE, Verint and Juniper.

Williams walks us through Virsae’s new Security Manager service that helps companies pinpoint vulnerabilities and shore up defenses to protect their UC networks from malicious attacks. “In the same way house alarms and CCTV intruder detection systems activate alarms to instantly alert homeowners, Security Manager watches and flags suspicious activity in real time, keeping UC managers in the picture and one step ahead of the bad guys,” said Williams.

Read more here: Virsae’s security manager takes aim at multi-billion-dollar toll fraud problem

Data is not Enough: Analyze it for Decisions

Steve Shaw talks to Telecom Reseller about how cloud-based Virsae Service Management (VSM) reduces reactive break-fix activity through the use of the collected data and powerful analytics.

Steve Shaw, Virsae CEO North America

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Gary Audin from Telecom Reseller and Steve Shaw podcast
recorded at Microsoft Inspire July 2017

Telecom Reseller Podcast: July 14 2017
Businesses rely on their unified communications (UC) technology to effectively function from day to day. It’s by delivering high quality, reliable voice calls, equipping remote workers with the collaboration tools needed to be operational or enhancing customer interactions in the contact center.   Customers are looking for peace of mind around their UC system to ensure it is performing at the highest quality of service. You can buy the tools but are you going to effectively use them. A cloud based service can offer more tools at a lower cost and offer expert assistance.

Steve Shaw discusses the tools that allow UC teams to prevent outages, improve end user experience, and right size resources across the network. The introduction of UC service management reduces reactive break-fix activity by up to 80 percent through the use of the collected data and powerful analytics.

VSM takes a very different approach. VSM is designed to provide transparency and visibility of the customer’s assets to the customer’s own organisation, as well as the service provider. Using the easily configurable dashboard interface, VSM puts the user in control and lets them see what is important to the business. The dashboard is fully customizable too. Customers can pick and choose the items that matter to them from a range of information sources.