13
Sat, Apr
5 New Articles

Industry Veteran Ed Wadbrook to Lead Carousel Industries Unified Communications Initiative

Channel News
Typography
  • Smaller Small Medium Big Bigger
  • Default Helvetica Segoe Georgia Times

Carousel Industries, a leader in data networking and converged communications, has announced that Ed Wadbrook has joined the company as vice president of Applications/Collaborative Solutions. In the newly created role, he will be responsible for managing the applications and collaborative solutions team and developing new solutions designed to fulfill customers’ changing needs in Unified Communications.

"Customers continue to demand more from their applications and collaboration tools as part of their unified communications deployments,” said Dan Whalen, vice president of Engineering, Carousel Industries.  Ed will work to develop new solutions that complement and extend the UC Solutions we currently build for our customers.  His extended experience with communications-based solutions span all the critical application areas, Voice, Video, Data, Collaboration and Managed Services. That expertise will help to drive Carousel’s success in the UC space."

EdWadbrook
Ed Wadbrook joins Carousel Industries as vice president of Applications and Collaborative Solutions.

 

Wadbrook brings more than 25 years of experience in UC technology to Carousel. Prior to joining Carousel, he was the principal and founder of UC Advisors Group. Previously, Wadbrook was senior director of Unified Communications at Avaya, where he was responsible for leading the Avaya Aura Product Management organization. During his time managing the Avaya Aura product line, Wadbrook helped drive the success of Aura and transformed the organization from a seven-product technology silo to simplified go-to-market initiatives. He also co-led the product management integration of Nortel UC into Avaya upon Avaya’s acquisition of Nortel’s UC portfolio.

Prior to his work on Avaya Aura, Wadbrook was senior director of Unified Communications at Microsoft, where he led the strategy and business development for Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS) and Microsoft Lync. He was instrumental in developing Microsoft’s vision and go-to-market strategy for unified communications and for driving Microsoft to become a leader in unified communications.

Wadbrook also held senior-level product marketing and management roles at Sonexis Corp., 3Com Corp., NBX Corp. and AT&T and Lucent Corp. He holds a B.S. in Marketing, with a minor in Economics, from the University of Rhode Island.

"Carousel recognizes the true promise of UC depends on significantly improving how people interact across multi-vendor environments,” said Wadbrook.  “Applications and collaborative solutions are what drive UC adoption for productivity gains, cost savings, and competitive differentiation. I’m excited about taking on this new role at Carousel and look forward to working with our customers to help them gain all the benefits from a truly unified communications solution."

Carousel Industries designs, delivers and supports technology solutions that become the foundation of clients’ businesses. This includes unified communications, managed services, virtualization, Voice over IP (VoIP), video conferencing and collaboration and data infrastructure solutions. Since Carousel was founded in 1992 the company has grown an average of 30--50 percent per year with estimated 2011 revenues of approximately $300 million. Today Carolusel has over 5,000 customers, including 35 of the Fortune 100. Carousel has been recognized by both VAR and CRN Magazines as one of the top technology integrators in the U.S. and has been listed in the Inc. 500/5000 six times. Carousel has its headquarters in Exeter, RI. The company has more than 1,000 employees working from offices in 27 locations across the U.S., including over 250 service technicians deployed across the country. For more information visit http://www.carouselindustries.com.

BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS

LATEST COMMENTS

Support MC Press Online

$0.00 Raised:
$

Book Reviews

Resource Center

  • SB Profound WC 5536 Have you been wondering about Node.js? Our free Node.js Webinar Series takes you from total beginner to creating a fully-functional IBM i Node.js business application. You can find Part 1 here. In Part 2 of our free Node.js Webinar Series, Brian May teaches you the different tooling options available for writing code, debugging, and using Git for version control. Brian will briefly discuss the different tools available, and demonstrate his preferred setup for Node development on IBM i or any platform. Attend this webinar to learn:

  • SB Profound WP 5539More than ever, there is a demand for IT to deliver innovation. Your IBM i has been an essential part of your business operations for years. However, your organization may struggle to maintain the current system and implement new projects. The thousands of customers we've worked with and surveyed state that expectations regarding the digital footprint and vision of the company are not aligned with the current IT environment.

  • SB HelpSystems ROBOT Generic IBM announced the E1080 servers using the latest Power10 processor in September 2021. The most powerful processor from IBM to date, Power10 is designed to handle the demands of doing business in today’s high-tech atmosphere, including running cloud applications, supporting big data, and managing AI workloads. But what does Power10 mean for your data center? In this recorded webinar, IBMers Dan Sundt and Dylan Boday join IBM Power Champion Tom Huntington for a discussion on why Power10 technology is the right strategic investment if you run IBM i, AIX, or Linux. In this action-packed hour, Tom will share trends from the IBM i and AIX user communities while Dan and Dylan dive into the tech specs for key hardware, including:

  • Magic MarkTRY the one package that solves all your document design and printing challenges on all your platforms. Produce bar code labels, electronic forms, ad hoc reports, and RFID tags – without programming! MarkMagic is the only document design and print solution that combines report writing, WYSIWYG label and forms design, and conditional printing in one integrated product. Make sure your data survives when catastrophe hits. Request your trial now!  Request Now.

  • SB HelpSystems ROBOT GenericForms of ransomware has been around for over 30 years, and with more and more organizations suffering attacks each year, it continues to endure. What has made ransomware such a durable threat and what is the best way to combat it? In order to prevent ransomware, organizations must first understand how it works.

  • SB HelpSystems ROBOT GenericIT security is a top priority for businesses around the world, but most IBM i pros don’t know where to begin—and most cybersecurity experts don’t know IBM i. In this session, Robin Tatam explores the business impact of lax IBM i security, the top vulnerabilities putting IBM i at risk, and the steps you can take to protect your organization. If you’re looking to avoid unexpected downtime or corrupted data, you don’t want to miss this session.

  • SB HelpSystems ROBOT GenericCan you trust all of your users all of the time? A typical end user receives 16 malicious emails each month, but only 17 percent of these phishing campaigns are reported to IT. Once an attack is underway, most organizations won’t discover the breach until six months later. A staggering amount of damage can occur in that time. Despite these risks, 93 percent of organizations are leaving their IBM i systems vulnerable to cybercrime. In this on-demand webinar, IBM i security experts Robin Tatam and Sandi Moore will reveal:

  • FORTRA Disaster protection is vital to every business. Yet, it often consists of patched together procedures that are prone to error. From automatic backups to data encryption to media management, Robot automates the routine (yet often complex) tasks of iSeries backup and recovery, saving you time and money and making the process safer and more reliable. Automate your backups with the Robot Backup and Recovery Solution. Key features include:

  • FORTRAManaging messages on your IBM i can be more than a full-time job if you have to do it manually. Messages need a response and resources must be monitored—often over multiple systems and across platforms. How can you be sure you won’t miss important system events? Automate your message center with the Robot Message Management Solution. Key features include:

  • FORTRAThe thought of printing, distributing, and storing iSeries reports manually may reduce you to tears. Paper and labor costs associated with report generation can spiral out of control. Mountains of paper threaten to swamp your files. Robot automates report bursting, distribution, bundling, and archiving, and offers secure, selective online report viewing. Manage your reports with the Robot Report Management Solution. Key features include:

  • FORTRAFor over 30 years, Robot has been a leader in systems management for IBM i. With batch job creation and scheduling at its core, the Robot Job Scheduling Solution reduces the opportunity for human error and helps you maintain service levels, automating even the biggest, most complex runbooks. Manage your job schedule with the Robot Job Scheduling Solution. Key features include:

  • LANSA Business users want new applications now. Market and regulatory pressures require faster application updates and delivery into production. Your IBM i developers may be approaching retirement, and you see no sure way to fill their positions with experienced developers. In addition, you may be caught between maintaining your existing applications and the uncertainty of moving to something new.

  • LANSAWhen it comes to creating your business applications, there are hundreds of coding platforms and programming languages to choose from. These options range from very complex traditional programming languages to Low-Code platforms where sometimes no traditional coding experience is needed. Download our whitepaper, The Power of Writing Code in a Low-Code Solution, and:

  • LANSASupply Chain is becoming increasingly complex and unpredictable. From raw materials for manufacturing to food supply chains, the journey from source to production to delivery to consumers is marred with inefficiencies, manual processes, shortages, recalls, counterfeits, and scandals. In this webinar, we discuss how:

  • The MC Resource Centers bring you the widest selection of white papers, trial software, and on-demand webcasts for you to choose from. >> Review the list of White Papers, Trial Software or On-Demand Webcast at the MC Press Resource Center. >> Add the items to yru Cart and complet he checkout process and submit

  • Profound Logic Have you been wondering about Node.js? Our free Node.js Webinar Series takes you from total beginner to creating a fully-functional IBM i Node.js business application.

  • SB Profound WC 5536Join us for this hour-long webcast that will explore:

  • Fortra IT managers hoping to find new IBM i talent are discovering that the pool of experienced RPG programmers and operators or administrators with intimate knowledge of the operating system and the applications that run on it is small. This begs the question: How will you manage the platform that supports such a big part of your business? This guide offers strategies and software suggestions to help you plan IT staffing and resources and smooth the transition after your AS/400 talent retires. Read on to learn: