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This past week we were honored to have an incredible guest speak at ConnectCentral, our first user conference in San Francisco. Doug Leone, the renowned managing partner of prominent Sequoia Capital, has been instrumental in funding Google, Yahoo, YouTube, LinkedIn, and other billion+ dollar companies. His ability to identify and invest in winners has been impeccable, and RingCentral is in great company with other recent Sequoia recipients such as Airbnb, What’s App, and Instagram. Doug Leone was added to the Forbes Midas list in 2014, so when he shares his perspective on essentials for business growth and success, people listen. Here are some highlights from

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Here at RingCentral, we have always delivered our managed cloud services via the public internet, also known as Over-the-Top (OTT).  In this model, our customers bring their own broadband service to connect to the internet, from which they access the cloud, and in turn RingCentral's services. Today our connectivity choices are expanding with the introduction of RingCentral CloudConnect, a new service that enables a private, dedicated interconnection allowing our customers to leverage their dedicated and private connections from their headquarters or large branch locations to directly connect to the RingCentral cloud platform. Our enterprise customers now have the option

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By now, most IT professionals know the benefits of the cloud. They also share many of the same security concerns—because moving critical IT functions and corporate data beyond the physical data center typically means moving beyond their comfort zone. Likewise, when you consider moving your business communications to the cloud, you need to make security a key consideration. However, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), “because of the integration of voice and data into a single network, establishing a secure VoIP and data network is a complex process that requires greater effort than that required for

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It’s been an exciting couple of days here in San Francisco at BoxWorks, the annual customer conference for Box users. I look forward to BoxWorks every year, not only because I get to see my former colleagues, but because it’s an exceptional opportunity to hear from other IT leaders and industry experts about the issues, tools, and technologies that are shaping the workplace of the future. That workplace is something we are always thinking about at RingCentral as we work to empower an increasingly more connected, collaborative, and global workforce with our cloud-based UCaaS offerings. This year, the dominant theme at the conference was partnerships, with Box

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