Posts in Category: industry

Education Can No Longer Turn a Blind Eye To Unified Communications

School is mostly about students listening and teachers talking. In order to fill any missing gaps before moving on to the next lesson, we might need to pay closer attention to the student-teacher relationship beyond the classroom walls.

When the bell rings, any communication flow that does exist between tutors and tutees gets interrupted, making education one of the most fragmented processes we undergo as we develop into adults. In recent years, this problem has become easy to address.

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3 Things To Know Before Accepting A C-Level Job

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C-level is a term that business types like to toss around a lot. It describes high-ranking executive titles – the black suites – within an organization. C-level/C-suite positions are typically considered the most influential, and they are associated with high-stake decisions, high salaries, and very demanding work.

When a big company loses an executive, the hunt is on for someone to fill that chair. Executives aren’t irreplaceable, but they don’t grow on trees either. Which means that the job offer will be attractive as hell. In some cases, it’s so attractive that you might miss some important details. Details that actually matter more than a fat paycheck.

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5 Clear Signs That Next-Gen Communication Is Ripe For The Picking

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VoIP has been around for decades, yet most SMBs (small and midsize businesses) are way behind the technology curve when it comes to business phone systems. If your job is to sell PBX services, this is probably the best piece of news you’ve heard this year.

Next-generation communications are getting more versatile by the day. While this is awesome for the industry, it’s also in conflict with SMBs’ views. The more advanced the features, the more intimidated they seem to be to give them a try.

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The Naked Truth About Why Collaboration Solutions Fail

Good team work yields positive results in any type of organization, but it’s easier said than done, unfortunately. While technology lets us do pretty much anything these days, we often fail to make proper use of the ingeniously-crafted tools around us.

One such example is team collaboration and the solutions design to assist this process. More often than not they fail to spur productivity when implemented without notice or training, and worse still – before any research has been done about the company’s actual need for these tools. This was the key finding in a study conducted by Softchoice on firms where the managers failed to understand unified communications (UC) and collaboration tools.

The poll was carried out on 250 IT managers and 750 line-of-business employees to determine the impact of typical UC and collaboration rollouts on employee habits, preferences and overall satisfaction at the workplace. One of the first things the survey managed to uncover was that many IT managers are actually hesitant to invest in new collaboration technology because, as they put it, the ones they already have implemented are not being used.

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Live from WHD.global 2015

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Touchdown!

Greetings from Europa Park in Rust, Germany. We can’t wait to lift the cloth off our newborn baby – Hubgets – an awesome new collaboration platform that promises to forever change the way we work. Only a few more hours ’till the keynote!

Booth D01 is our temporary home at WHD and we’re available to discuss the latest technology we’ve come up with to help businesses grow. Visitors are currently getting a hands-on with Hubgets. Here’s why we’re so excited about it!

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Who Benefits the Most from Remote Working

Remote work opportunities are on the rise, translating into benefits across the board for staffers and employers alike, according to new research. Retention and morale are first on the list of favorable aspects enabled by working remotely, followed by increased productivity, cost reductions, and access to more human resources.

A comprehensive infographic by Accountemps reveals that 68% of CFOs at large companies are beginning to see some major prequisites as a result of working both in and out of office. The firm carried out the study on 2,100 US-based CFOs at organizations big and small, with staff count ranging between 20 and 1,000.

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Blind Business Owners Are Keeping UC from Moving Forward

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Despite appearing to gain momentum, global enterprise telephony and Unified Communications (UC) taken as a whole lost four points last year, with the market closing at an estimated $8.7 billion valuation. The sub-par results are attributed to reluctance from business owners to ditch their aging PBX equipment which, ironically, causes more headaches than benefits.

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UC Gets New Product Segment: Business Communications Operations Management (BCOM)

Managing today’s complex business communications solutions is beginning to require more than just a guy with a manual and some IT experience. New evidence is mounting that Unified Communications solutions are becoming vital for companies big and small. As the UC sector is busy working up some momentum, industry experts are already sensing the need for Business Communications Operations Management, or BCOM. UCStrategies, a self-proclaimed authority in UC education and information, hints at the need of configuration templates for businesses looking to finally say yes to technology.

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CeBIT 2015 Officially Debuts

The largest international computer expo in the world, bigger even than China’s COMPUTEX, CeBIT today officially kicked off a new edition featuring an awe-inspiring introduction signed Angela Merkel and Jack Ma.

The event’s organizers were proud to report today that the 2,800 tickets available for the opening ceremony were sold out in record time – hardly a surprise, considering who took the stage to make this year’s introduction.

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3 Tips To Sell Communication Services To Medical Practices

When creating a new product or launching a new service, the first question you ask yourself is whether it will be successful and you will be able to sell it. Marketing theory says that you start with the user’s needs and then build products/services to meet them. In reality, after the launch it doesn’t work like that anymore. You already have your solution and want to find a way to match it on potential customers’ needs. As soon as you can sense any opportunity there, you can start building your approach.

In this first article of the series, we will start with medical practices. Imagine a medical partnership with a couple of practitioners and a couple of nurses in a small office, a receptionist, and a legacy telephony system.

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