IBM Is a Leader, Again, in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant


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IBM Is a Leader, Again, in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for IGA

IBM Security was again named a Leader in the newly published 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Identity Governance and Administration . This is the third consecutive year IBM Security has been named a Leader in the identity governance and administration (IGA) Gartner Magic Quadrant.

Highlights From the Magic Quadrant for IGA

Security starts by understanding who your users are and what they have access to. This is why every company needs to invest in a leading IGA solution that is part of larger security strategy, as Gartner pointed out as a Strength below.

IBM Security views identity governance as a foundational requirement for enterprise security. In fact, our overall architecture, the IBM Security Immune System, is comprised of three segments: Identity, Risk and Protection (IRP); Security Operations and Response (SOAR) and Transformational Services.

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Here are some highlights from the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for IGA:

  • IGA Leaders deliver a comprehensive toolset for governance and administration of identity and access .
  • These vendors have successfully built a significant, installed customer base and revenue stream, and they have high viability ratings and robust revenue growth.
  • Leaders also show evidence of superior vision and execution for anticipated requirements related to technology, methodology or means of delivery.


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IBM s Commitment to Enterprise Security

Moving forward, IBM Security will continue to invest heavily in IGA as part of IBM s goal to remain the No. 1 enterprise security vendor.

Customers all over the world are struggling with too many point products and are looking for an enterprise security partner who develops solutions and services that are open and integrated to reduce time to detection, increase accuracy and leverage the skilled operators already overwhelmed with data.

There are many reasons why clients look to purchase an identity governance and administration solution: compliance, security, automation, individual initiatives within the business and more. Whatever the reason, it is critical to choose a business-centric solution that fits your needs and a vendor with the expertise to help to achieve your goals.

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04/11/2017

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Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Data Loss Prevention #magic, #quadrant, #enterprise, #data,


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Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Data Loss Prevention

Summary

Security and risk management leaders purchase on-premises enterprise DLP to solve for either organizationwide regulatory compliance or to better protect specific types of intellectual property, while monitoring emerging cloud DLP capabilities.

Table of Contents

  • Market Definition/Description
  • Magic Quadrant
    • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
      • Clearswift
      • CoSoSys
      • Digital Guardian
      • Fidelis Cybersecurity
      • Forcepoint
      • GTB Technologies
      • InfoWatch
      • Intel Security
      • SearchInform
      • Somansa
      • Symantec
      • Zecurion
    • Vendors Added and Dropped
      • Added
      • Dropped
  • Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria
  • Evaluation Criteria
    • Ability to Execute
    • Completeness of Vision
    • Quadrant Descriptions
      • Leaders
      • Challengers
      • Visionaries
      • Niche Players
  • Context
  • Market Overview
    • Data Loss Prevention Is Rapidly Becoming Cloud-Centric
    • Microsoft’s Continued Impact on the DLP Market
    • DLP as a Managed Service Option
    • Regulatory Compliance Remains as a Main Driver for DLP Deployments
    • Intellectual Property Protection Creates a Rise in Endpoint DLP Capabilities
    • Data Loss Prevention and UEBA
    • Decisions Are Driven by a Variety of Factors as DLP Capabilities Expand
  • Evidence
  • Gartner Recommended Reading

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30/09/2017

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Gartner Releases New Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Management #gartner #magic


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Some shockers, some expected results, and some huge news in the latest Magic Quadrant from the global analyst firm Gartner. In recent weeks, Gartner released a new Magic Quadrant (MQ)—Cloud Core Financial Management Suites for Midsize, Large and Global Enterprises—to help businesses understand the evolving and expanding market that is Cloud ERP.

First Ever Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Core Financial Management Applications

Up until recently, Gartner avoided building a Magic Quadrant for core cloud finance, due in part to the buying cycle that goes with core financial management applications. Many customers were not looking for an ERP upgrade in recent years, and the immense global players weren’t yet ready to move to the cloud. Now, however, there is a market shift to cloud applications, and CIOs, CFOs, and boards are finding that the cloud offers the security, uptime, and flexibility that they need.

What is Gartner’s Magic Quadrant?

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant reports are a culmination of research in a specific market, giving companies a wide-angle view of the relative positions of the market s competitors. The reports help prospective buyers quickly ascertain how well technology providers are executing their stated visions and how well they are performing against Gartner s market view.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation.

The Evolving Cloud ERP Market

Gartner saw this, noting that there is a shift from static to dynamic, and there is soon to be $31B in play for cloud financial management and “postmodern ERP.”

“The market for core financial management suites has been static for many years. However, over the last 12 to 18 months, cloud core financial management suites have matured to such an extent that they have disrupted this static market. This reflects the increasing prevalence of postmodern ERP strategies (see Schrödinger s Cat: How ERP Is Both Dead and Alive ). Postmodern ERP is the deconstruction of suite-centric, monolithic, on-premises ERP deployments into loosely coupled applications, some of which can be domain suites (such as core financials or HCM) or smaller footprint applications that are integrated as needed.”

How Gartner Compared Core Cloud Financial Management Applications

For this Magic Quadrant, Gartner defines core financial management suites as follows:

  • The core functional areas of general ledger (GL), accounts payable (AP), accounts receivable (AR), fixed assets (FA), project accounting, project costing, and project billing.
  • Financial analytics and reporting, including provision of financial information (such as P L and balance sheet) and the ability to provide financial information such as KPIs to managers and executives.
  • Basic indirect purchasing functionality (from creating a requisition through to purchase order processing and AP invoice matching and payment), because many organizations — especially midsize organizations — need some basic procurement functionality as part of a core financial applications deployment.

Visual: Magic Quadrant for Cloud Core Financial Management Suites

The Results Are In: Upsets, Expectations, and Big News

First? The shockers: Some of the largest and well-known players (SAP, Epicor, Deltek) found themselves in the “niche players” category—something that surprised Enterprise Irregulars contributor Vinnie Mirchandani. who said “I honestly cannot remember the last time SAP showed in the lower left quadrant – for niche players – in a Gartner MQ”.

The Expected Results? Global Player Oracle showed up highly on the list for its Oracle ERP Cloud—a solution built to meet the needs of the largest enterprises in the world. This comes as no surprise, as the company displays immense market presence and had begun to make moves to the cloud earlier than many other global software players.

The Big News: Intacct Named a Visionary

The big news? Intacct was named a visionary. receiving high marks both for its completeness of vision and its ability to execute receiving the third and fourth highest marks, respectively.

Intacct’s Completeness of Vision Blows Away the ‘Old Guard’ of Vendors

Completeness of vision, the more qualitative of the measures, is based on eight components: Market Understanding, Marketing Strategy, Sales Strategy, Product Strategy, Business Model, Vertical/Industry Strategy, Innovation, and Geographic Strategy.

This is a notable victory, but is one that plays into Intacct’s strengths and internal focuses. Intacct has a well-defined mission and business model, and has been known for its success within its market.

Ability to Execute Only Surpassed by Two Giants

While Intacct’s completeness of vision was impressive if not expected, the company’s position on ability to execute is notable, as it exceeded industry giants like SAP, Epicor, Deltek and Microsoft; companies whose operating budgets, global scale, and therefore visibility dwarf Intacct’s.

In fact, when the only companies exceeding the ‘ability to execute’ are two massive publicly traded companies:

  • Oracle, with two options higher on the ‘ability to execute’ axis, does business on all seven continents (including Antarctica) and has a 209.97B market cap.
  • Workday, who has approximately a 20.5B market cap.

Still, with only three vendors who exceed Intacct in ability to execute, Intacct’s notable focus and ability to meet the needs of customers demonstrates the company’s ability to compete and provide a powerful product to growing companies in the middle market, scaling with these customers as they grow.

Conclusion: The Right Size and the Right Focus for Your Midsized Organization

While many reports will focus on “ERP as a whole,” noting the largest platforms—both cloud and on-premises—this is one of the first reports that looks at applications ranging from midmarket to global, as well as looking at qualitative measures like vision.

One thing Gartner does focus on when talking about Intacct is that while it is able to handle the midmarket, it can also scale with organizations, noting that Intacct’s successes:

  • Supporting individual clients that have up to 3,000 users, 600 entities, or 250,000 transactions per hour.
  • Supporting local reporting in over 80 countries.
  • Supporting companies like Guidewire, Marketo and GrubHub as they’ve grown revenues 5 – 10x and gone public.

This report is normally available only for Gartner clients, but for a limited time, those interested can get the report for free from Intacct’s website .

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25/09/2017

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BlackBerry Repeats as a Leader in Gartner 2017 EMM Magic Quadrant


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BlackBerry Repeats as a Leader in Gartner 2017 EMM Magic Quadrant

The BlackBerry Secure story keeps getting better. For the second year in a row, BlackBerry was named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites. We were one of four EMM vendors to be positioned in the Leader’s Quadrant this year, moving higher in execution and farther in completeness. Download here. or read on.

At BlackBerry, we recognized a while ago that MDM and EMM were not enough for today’s enterprises. Organizations are grappling with securing, managing, and controlling smartphones, PCs, and the coming flood of smart IoT-enabled devices. Our vision is to offer a Unified Endpoint Management platform that lets companies secure and manage all of these devices – plus the associated apps, files and content that reside on them.

So we executed and invested on that vision building and integrating the best technology into an overarching platform that we today call the BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility Suite. This includes our core multi-OS management platform, BlackBerry UEM, as well as a whole lot more: the BlackBerry Work family of productivity apps, the Workspaces document control solution, the BlackBerry Dynamics platform, and more.

Our strategy is being recognized by experts. By 2016, Gartner not only positioned us a Leader in the EMM Magic Quadrant, but we also achieved the highest score in three use cases 1 in the 2016 Critical Capabilities for EMM Suites report. as well the highest score in six out of six use cases 2 in the Critical Capabilities for High-Security Mobility Management report .

We believe our improved positioning not only mirrors our successful transition to a business software provider from a device maker, it also validates our strategy of focusing on securing, managing and connecting the Enterprise of Things by offering the most cutting-edge, comprehensive platform around.

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1Regulated Industries Use Case (4.16 out of 5), Application-Centric Use Case (4.29 out of 5), Unmanaged Device Support Use Case (4.33 out of 5)

2High-Security Government Grade Use Case (3.68 out of 5), High-Security Commercial Use Case (3.57 out of 5), Shared Data Use Case (3.64 out of 5), Shared Devices Use Case (3.58 out of 5), Nonemployee Use Case (3.77 out of 5), BYO Use Case (3.73 out of 5)

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31/08/2017

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Gartner Publishes Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services, Worldwide 2013 #gartner,


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By Allie Philpin

Gartner, Inc. has just released their latest update of their Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services, Worldwide 2013 and the top 10 MPS providers worldwide remain the same, including last year’s new entry, Kyocera!

Gartner defines Managed Print Services (MPS) as a service provided to ‘optimise or manage a company’s document output to meet certain objectives’. Those objects could be cost efficiency, increase productivity, or to lessen the load on IT support. MPS is primarily implemented by corporate companies with over 500 users, although smaller enterprises are discovering the benefits of investing in an MPS solution, particularly those that have several locations worldwide. But for this report, Gartner limited it to providers that are single source across a minimum of two regions.

MPS covers a range of services including scanning, document capture, copy centres, telecommuters, workflow optimisation including restructuring of document workflows, document security, reducing print volumes and automating paper-intensive document processes, enterprise content management services and MFPs (multifunction products).

MPS is one of the fastest growing service markets with the top 10 providers of MPS services massing $8.9 billion in direct revenue, demonstrating a worldwide growth of 10%, with SMEs showing the quickest growth overall. Developing regions, such as Asia/Pacific which shows growth at 19%, are also taking up MPS exponentially. As trends continue towards mobility, cloud computing, handling of large amounts of data and analytics, as well as social media, organisations are required to adapt. As workers become more mobile yet demand better access to applications and the sharing of documents, there is a need for automating imaging and print services towards the paperless office.

Criteria for inclusion in the Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services, Worldwide report is strict and only vendors that meet all the criteria are included. Their evaluation criteria are based on two areas: the Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. Ability to Execute examines the providers’ level of success in delivering results, both currently and in the future, and incorporates the quality and efficacy of their processes, methods, systems or procedures to enable competitive performance that is efficient, effective, and affects revenue in a positive way, retention and reputation.

Gartner identified 10 MPS providers that they considered to be market leaders in the field of Managed Print Services, Worldwide, as follows:

1. The largest MPS provider in 2012 was Xerox, and by quite a margin at $2.75 billion in revenue. Xerox work in partnership with Fuji Xerox to support the Asia/Pacific region; and their Enterprise Print Services (EPS) and Xerox Partner Print Services plans are the most popular.
2. Second largest in 2012 is Ricoh, bringing in $2.09 billion in revenue, utilising their wide range of A3 MFPs. In 2009, they launched their Managed Document Services and a single service plan that offers a range of options and variations that can be adapted to meet a customer’s requirements.
3. HP was the third largest in 2012 with revenue of $1.52 billion, but with more customers than other MPS providers. Again, their offering is single source but it is adaptable with additions that can be tailored to a company’s needs. HP also works with Canon and other partners to ensure that what they offer is what the customer requires.
4. Fourth largest was Lexmark who brought in revenue in 2012 of $958 million, and who specialise in organisations that carry out a large amount of process-driven printing, for example, the banking, retail and securities, insurance, healthcare, manufacturing and the public sector.
5. HP partners, Canon, are the fifth largest MPS provider and enjoyed revenue of $810 million in 2012. Canon’s MPS business is built upon their massive MFP sales and service organisations, and is based around their Managed Document Services (MDS) A3-centric product.
6. Sixth largest is Konica Minolta, totalling $391 in MPS revenue in 2012 worldwide and also registers one of the highest growth rates at 48%, principally in Western Europe and North America. Konica Minolta’s Optimised Print Services (OPS) offering has been particularly successful within Europe.
7. Toshiba came in seventh posting MPS revenue of $163 million. Their Toshiba Encompass incorporates MPS and they are also a big supplier of A3-style MFPs, which are often placed in MPS programs.
8. Pitney Bowes is the eighth largest MPS provider and registered MPS revenue of $154 million (according to Gartner’s estimate). Having sold off their UK and Ireland operations, their business is mainly concentrated in North America.
9. Ninth in the list is ARC Document Solutions, with revenue of $72 million. ARC, a large MPS provider, is not an equipment manufacturer and it isn’t closely linked with a single manufacturer.
10. Last in the top 10 of MPS providers is Kyocera. Having improved and up-scaled their MPS program – Managed Document Services (MDS) – recently, it first qualified for inclusion in the Magic Quadrant report last year and whilst their biggest market is North America, their MPS program is more widely known in Western Europe.

If you’re a medium to large organisation looking to evaluate and identify suitable MPS providers, then Gartner’s report is a good starting point; but remember, just because Managed Print Services is the buzzword (or buzzwords!) doesn’t mean that it is right for your organisation. So assess and evaluate based upon your specific needs as a business.

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28/08/2017

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Gartner BI Magic Quadrant 2015 Spots Market Turmoil #gartner #magic #quadrants


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Gartner BI Magic Quadrant 2015 Spots Market Turmoil

As companies embrace Tableau and Qlik, will the reporting platforms like BusinessObjects, Cognos, and MicroStrategy be left behind? Gartner sees conflicting needs and deployment practices.

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The business intelligence market is in a serious state of transition, according to the Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms. published on Tuesday.

Companies are overwhelmingly choosing a new breed of data-discovery and interactive-analysis platforms from companies such as Tableau and Qlik. In fact, they’re choosing these platforms even when they’re not the most appropriate tools for the job at hand, says Gartner, and despite lingering concerns about how to govern data across the enterprise.

“Business-centric platforms such as Tableau Software, Qlik, and other emerging vendors have a more narrow set of capabilities, but are used more broadly for a range of BI and analytics functions — including reporting, for which they are not optimal — primarily because they are easy to use and deploy,” Gartner writes in its report. In contrast, companies using more conventional, IT-centric platforms (such as Cognos or BusinessObjects) that have a broad range of BI capabilities say they apply them to narrow use-cases.

What’s at stake in this transition is not just the survival of well-known, IT-centric BI platforms from the likes of IBM, Oracle, SAP, MicroStrategy, and Information Builders. Gartner says companies will inevitably have to reconcile why they have separate system-of-record reporting platforms and data-discovery platforms, because “no single vendor fully addresses both [needs].”

What the data-discovery platforms like Tableau and Qlik tend to lack is the ability to scale and govern data for a variety of applications across the enterprise, according to Gartner. The conventional IT-centric platforms, meanwhile, are attempting to replicate the business-user-friendly attributes of the data-discovery platforms, but mostly these have been “pale imitations” and thus “have had limited adoption.”

Against this backdrop, and based on more than 2,000 customer interviews over the last year, Gartner says its latest Quadrant is based on broader expectations on its horizontal “completeness of vision” axis and higher expectations on the vertical “ability to execute” axis. For this reason, the analyst firm cautions that comparing vendor positions from last year to this year is “not particularly useful.” In essence, most vendors moved down and to the left relative to these rising expectations.

However, a few standouts moved up and to the right, and some vendors moved down and left more than others. By all means follow Gartner’s advice to put the vendor “strengths” and “cautions” detailed in the report into the context of your business and IT needs. But here’s a quick rundown on the notable movement within the Leaders, Visionaries, Challengers, and Niche-Players quadrants:

SAS is now the leader on the BI vision axis. Gartner cites customer praise for SAS’s market understanding, its product functionality and quality, and the ability of its BI and analytics platform to address diverse use-cases. Cautions include license costs and reported difficulty migrating to the latest platforms. SAS also is a leader on Gartner’s just-released Advanced Analytics Magic Quadrant .

SAP runs a close second on the vision axis. Gartner cited strengths, including SAP Lumira self-service data-prep and infographics features, and new predictive analytics capabilities gained through SAP’s acquisition of KXEN. Cautions include low customer-satisfaction scores and below-average marks for data-discovery and dashboarding capabilities.

Tableau Software remains the top vendor on the execution axis for its tendency to “land and expand” once customers start using its software. Tableau slipped somewhat on the vision axis. Cautions include Tableau’s “limited product line” and the threat that rivals might match the vendor’s data-visualization capabilities.

Tibco is the only vendor to fall out of last year’s Leaders quadrant. Tibco had a turbulent year in 2014, stumbling financially and gaining new (private) ownership. Tibco also acquired Jaspersoft in 2014, and Gartner notes its 2015 ranking is based on both the Spotfire (data discovery) and Jaspersoft (embedded BI) products. Gartner cites strengths, including a wide range of potential use-cases for both product lines. Cautions include minimal integration between Spotfire and Jaspersoft so far and weak metadata management for traditional styles of BI analysis.

Logi Analytics moved to the right on the vision axis, having introduced in 2014 a collaborative data-discovery platform, Logi Vision, and a clear roadmap to integrate it with its IT-oriented Logi Info product. Customers cite strengths, including low license cost and low implementation cost and effort. The products are good for basic, centrally managed reporting, dashboards, and basic ad hoc analysis needs, but complex analysis and decentralized data-discovery are not this vendor’s strong suit, Gartner cautions.

Pyramid Analytics is an “emerging and well-funded” company that’s now near the top of this quadrant on the execution axis. Building on Microsoft’s BI stack, Pyramid’s strengths include ease of use for developers and users, according to Gartner. Cautions include below-average data-mashup and mobile BI capabilities, as rated by customers.

Again, the vendors noted above are those that seemed to buck the typical downward and leftward move from last year’s quadrant to this year’s report. Arcplan, Bitam, and Infor were dropped from the report because they failed to meet this year’s inclusion requirements. Datawatch was added because it did meet those requirements, according to the analyst firm.

Gartner’s analysis is based on 13 capabilities and four BI and analytics use-cases: centralized BI provisioning, decentralized analytics, governed data discovery, and OEM/embedded BI. Read the 46-page report (available as a free download ) for the deep details. Regardless of whether you believe Gartner is 100% vendor-neutral and independent in its assessments or not, this latest report presents a mountain of valuable detail and context on vendors and products that is invaluable to would-be software buyers.

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24/08/2017

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Walt Disney World Resort consists of four major theme parks, two fun-filled water parks, and an amazing array of shopping and entertainment. Toss in Orlando’s sunshine and sub-tropical temperatures and it all adds up to a magical experience designed to create a lifetime of memories for kids of all ages.

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23/08/2017

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Ooma vs #vonage #vs #magic #jack


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Ooma vs. Vonage Which is Best?

Compare Ooma to Vonage Before You Buy!

I hate that stupid Vonage commercial. If you are ready to save on your phone bill, you might be wondering if there is something better than Vonage.

Great question. Vonage is probably one of the best-known cloud-based phone service companies out there, thanks to their commercials. If you are ready to save on your phone bill, you might be wondering if there is a better VolP deal out there than Vonage. You have several choices, such as Magic Jack Plus, Netduo, Obihai, and Ooma. Of all of these, Ooma offers the least geeky, easiest to install phone service with the best sound quality.

Since Ooma and Vonage are the most similar to each other, let’s dive into a comparison of the two services and how they can both save you money.

Ooma vs. Vonage: Call Quality

Ooma has recently released a new HD phone that provides high-def quality when speaking with another Ooma user. But overall, both Ooma and Vonage get good reviews for sound quality. So, based on customer reviews, Ooma and Vonage are the same.

Ooma vs. Vonage: Initial Cost

You can typically find Ooma Telo for around $110-$130 on Amazon. The Vonage box is free; however, they do lock you into a one year contract. If you check on Amazon, sometimes you can get the box for about $20. and skip some of the contract.

So you’ll probably end up paying more for Ooma up front.

Ooma vs. Vonage: Monthly Costs

Here is where Ooma starts to really pull ahead.

Vonage runs a standard introductory promotion these days of $9.99 per month, switching to around $28 (plans go as high as $55) per month after the introductory period (typically six months). So for your first year you would pay about $240 for your service, plus fees and taxes.

The Ooma gives you more options. If you are okay with getting phone calls with basic caller ID and voicemail, then you can get their service for free, with as little as $4 per month in taxes and regulatory fees. If you want Ooma’s upgraded services such as three-way calling and second-line, then they charge $10 per month for that.

Ooma vs. Vonage: International Calling

Both of these phones offer free nationwide calling in the US. Additionally, one of the biggest attractions of Internet phones is the incredible low rate available for international calling.

Vonage includes free calling for up to 60 countries, depending on which monthly plan you go with.

Ooma requires that you pay an extra $10 per month for 1,000 minutes of international talk time with their list of 60 countries. So, as long as your country of interest is on the list, you could pay for Ooma’s premier service and their Internet calling and still pay less monthly than Vonage.

Ooma vs. Vonage: For Multiple Phones

Vonage doesn’t really support a second phone (same line). However, if you buy a cordless phone with a second base, that will work just fine. Just plug the main base into the Vonage box. They also sell wireless phone adapters that you could use.

The Ooma Telo model actually allows you to provide a dial-tone to your entire house, provided that you don’t have a landline. You just run a line from the Telo to any phone jack and it activates all of the other phone jacks in the house. Plus, with Ooma’s second-line feature (Premier plan), you can call out, even if someone is already talking.

What About Caller ID, Voicemail, Three-Way Dialing, and 911 Service?

Vonage, of course, provides all of these services with their monthly fee.

Ooma provides basic caller ID, voicemail, and 911 services with their “free” plan. If you go to the Premier plan ($10/month) you get all of the above features, plus some.

Ooma vs. Vonage: Device Warranty

Both companies provide a one year warranty on their device.

Ooma vs. Vonage: Which Is Better?

Bottom line? I hate contracts. Vonage is hard to terminate—you have to call in and spend quite a bit of time answering many questions. Plus, cancellation under contract requires a termination fee. Even when you sign up with no contract, Vonage really puts you through the wringer on the cancellation process, asking all sorts of unrelated questions and often taking over half an hour on the phone in order to complete the cancellation.

Ooma, on the other hand, gives me the freedom of no contracts and lower monthly bills. For a long-term, money-saving solution, Ooma is the clear winner.

In fact, if you are insistent on trying Vonage, I might encourage you to check with your Internet provider. They often provide a similar broadband phone service for about $20 a month.

Note: How to Improve Your Phone’s Sound Quality

As with all VoIP, troubles with sound quality are more likely to be related to the upload speed of your Internet connection. Both services recommend changing the QoS (Quality of Service) settings on your modem to prioritize the traffic from your Internet phone. This can help keep your phone conversations from being trumped by the duckface photos your daughter is trying to upload from her bedroom.

Other Phone Service Comparisons

  • Vonage Competitors: Which One Will Save You the Most?
    Considering that Vonage has over 2.4 million subscribers, you might tend to think they’re the best and the cheapest. Read on to see if it’s true.
  • Obi vs. Ooma
    Obi vs. Ooma? Here’s a run-down of the differences in costs, benefits, and features of both the Ooma and the Obihai Voip systems.
  • Ooma vs. Telo
    You’ve decided to cut the tie to your phone bill forever! Ooma is a great choice (it’s the one I’ve decided to go with). But now there’s the debate of Ooma vs. Telo. Which one to go with?

08/08/2017

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You can design a vacation package that gives you just what you need or one that includes all that you want for an unforgettable family vacation. Before getting started, take a look at these sample vacation packages currently being offered:

Room & Tickets

6-night, 7-day vacation packages, with tickets valid at all 4 theme parks, for as little as $81 per person, per day for a family of 4 at select Disney’s All-Star Resorts. Learn More

6-night, 7-day vacation packages, with tickets valid at all 4 theme parks and the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan, for as little as $111 per person, per day for a family of 4 at select Disney’s All-Star Resorts.

Total package price: $3,093*

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Sample prices are based on 2 adults, one junior and one child in a standard room at select Disney’s All-Star Resorts for select 2016 dates: January 3 to February 10; February 21 to March 3; April 3 to May 26; August 14 to October 6; October 10 to November 18; November 26 to December 10. The number of rooms allocated for these packages may be limited. Tickets valid for one theme park per day and must be used within 14 days of first use.





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