Posts in Category: industry

Facebook Launches Fun Video Collaboration App, Riff

As of this year, Facebook decided to maximize the potential of its (our?) content by prioritizing video to make up almost a third of the News Feed. For the first time ever, Facebook videos now exceed the number of YouTube clips shared through the social network. Not the type to rest on their laurels, the Menlo-Park company made another push in the video department this week and released a brand new app called Riff.

Originally developed as a side project by Facebook Creative Labs – the same inventive group who made Slingshot, Paper and Facebook Groups – Riff is here to play catch with Vine, Snapchat, and Hyperlapse. However, unlike other Facebook endeavors, Riff stands to gain some momentum.

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Study Finds Wearable Tech Is Poised To Explode In Office Environments

Like desktop computers and smartphones before it, wearable tech now promises to mark a paradigm shift in the way we juggle daily affairs, both personal and at work, and even tackle health-related matters.

People today aren’t flocking to buy smartwatches or tech-infused glasses, but it won’t be long before they do, according to Harris Interactive, a market research firm owned by Nielsen Holdings. The New York-based company polled 9,100 people to determine potential benefits in workplace efficiency, productivity, and safety. They discovered that the number of believers was considerable: 75% of the respondents saw wearables as potentially life-changing in work environments.

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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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Kaspersky: When You Get Hacked, The First Wise Thing To Do Is Pray

At this year’s WHD.global – the world’s biggest event for the hosting community – revered figures in the tech industry booked some stage time to discuss the latest trends, including ever-pressing matters like security.

Keen to hop on the WHD bandwagon with an eye on today’s networked world was none other than Eugene Kaspersky, the CEO of the namesake security company whose antivirus software runs on millions of computers worldwide.

The Russian malware crusader kicked off his video-streamed talk noting that traditional crime is moving into the cyberspace, while established cyber-criminals are getting much better at what they do. In short, malware is on the rise. Hardly a surprise since malware is always on the rise. The more interesting disclosures were yet to come.

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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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Learning How to Code Just Got a Lot Easier

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Ever scratch your eyes for not learning how to code as a kid? I do every day. Not only is programming one of the best paid jobs (by far), it’s also a great way to turn brilliant ideas into working applications for everyone to use. By all accounts, you can use it to change the world profoundly.

As if programming itself wasn’t hard enough, there are dozens of different coding languages each with their own particularities that can be used to make a program. Depending on the platform you’re targeting, you’ll have a flurry of tongues to choose from.

Swift – the new kid on the block introduced by Apple at its annual developer gathering in 2014 – lifts a lot of the hurdles generally associated with app programming, and now an app called Swifty promises to simply the process even more for noobs like you and me.

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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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How to Extract Actionable Business Insights by Just Watching Twitter

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Wouldn’t it be great to know exactly where to look to grow your business – without having to hire someone for the job? Two technology giants that you’ve surely heard of are on the case, and they’ve forged partnership to deliver just that: an unprecedented analytics tool that looks at online social behavior and tells you how to adjust your operations.

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