SMACS Provisioning Solution Version 5 - Added Simplicity, More Automation Than Ever!

Posted by Carl Karawani on May 31, 2018 8:55:40 AM

 

With Cisco Live right around the corner, the Stack8 development team has sprinted to the finish line with the delivery of Stack8 Moves, Adds, and Changes System (SMACS) Version 5 provisioning solution for Cisco UC.

This new release brings together all kinds of automation goodies with Active Directory while keeping the simplicity and user-friendliness SMACS users have come to know and love. 

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Topics: Moves, Adds, and Changes, SMACS, Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco CUCM, user provisioning

How to Enable Push Notifications for Jabber iOS Platform

Posted by Eric Losier on Mar 15, 2018 11:02:27 AM

 

Update:

It has been recently announced that the changes that Apple would make to the iOS notification architecture after iOS 11 will not currently affect Jabber notifications for IM and calls for customers that have not yet upgraded their infrastructure to support Apple Push Notifications (APNs). However, it is still recommended to upgrade.  

Push Notifications are required both for Cisco Jabber for iPhone and iPad clients that connect from within the enterprise network as well as for clients that register to an on-premise deployment via Expressway's Mobile and Remote Access (MRA) feature. 

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Topics: Jabber, Cisco Unified Communications Manager, cisco jabber, iOS, Apple, push notifications

Stack8 Launches SMACS 4.0 User Provisioning Tool for Cisco Unified Communications Solutions

Posted by Stack8 Marketing on Oct 5, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Faster, more powerful and simpler than ever SMACS 4.0 takes the guesswork out of UC provisioning

Montreal, CANADA, October 05, 2017 - Stack8, a leading provider of managed and professional services and proactive automation solutions for Cisco Unified Communications (UC), today announced the release of SMACS 4.0,  a complete redesign of its Stack8 Moves, Adds, and Changes System (SMACS) user provisioning tool. 

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Topics: CUCM, SMACS, Cisco Unified Communications Manager, user provisioning

Are You Ready For PCI Compliance Changes June 2018?

Posted by Vincent Goupil on Aug 22, 2017 11:44:43 AM

Depending on the type of organization you work for, your Unified Communications (UC) systems may be required to be PCI compliant. This is generally the case when credit card transactions are processed on the phone, as is the case in some customer service contact centers. The new release of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), version 3.2, introduces many significant changes that you should be made aware of. Although the changes in PCI DSS version 3.2 are vast, for this article, we will focus on the new aspects of the standard that directly affect UC systems, namely the migration from Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and early Transport Layer Security (TLS) versions.

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Topics: Cisco Unified Communications Manager, PCI, PCI DSS 3.2, PCI compliant

SIP SIMPLE Vs XMPP "Open Federation" WAR - Has Cisco or Microsoft Done Enough?

Posted by Stack8 Marketing on Jun 12, 2017 9:28:29 AM

Today’s blog post is a special one for us at Stack8. We are honored to be presenting a post written by a fellow UC expert Abhijit Bhowmick who graciously reached out and told us that he wanted to create the following article for everyone to read.

The Unified Communications (UC) landscape had been changing quite fast, as the interoperability of multiple standards has become more confusing. This poses serious business and technical decisions for the customer as to which way to move forward. Which vendor to go for, which type of solution to deploy?

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Topics: Cisco Unified Communications Manager, unified communications, microsoft, XMPP, SIP Simple, Federation

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