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Infographic: UC&C for Telco Carriers

Telco Carriers

Over the last few years, there has been major shifts in the unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) landscape. With new, over-the-top (OTT) brands, such as Facebook and Google, entering the communications market place as competitors, much of Telco Carriers’ traditional strategies will need to be revisited in order to protect and grow their base of business. To understand how UC&C market …

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Checklist: What to Look for in Your UC&C Partner

Telco Carriers are not only challenged by declining unit revenues, but are also faced with growing threats from changing patterns in communication and non-traditional competitors. And in order to guard against the onslaught of an all-out competitive bedlam, Carriers need a clear vision when taking the playing field. According to Salesforce research, 86 percent of executives cite a lack of …

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The Lazy Man’s Guide to UC

Beach, office, summertime

Summertime is officially here people! Time to kick your feet up on your desk, change your desktop backdrop to a beach scene and turn on your desk fan to emulate an actual beach vacation away from the office. Okay, so maybe that isn’t the best idea. But, if you’re too worried about what’s going on at work to take some …

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Creating a Collaborative Work Space that Works

collaboration quiz

With 3.7 million U.S. workers regularly telecommuting, there’s no denying that out-of-the-office work spaces are becoming increasingly necessary. For the remote worker with a lackluster home office or the telecommuter with the distinct urge to get away from the neighborhood Starbucks, co-working spaces can be a welcome collaborative work space solution. Co-working spaces promise a harmonious environment with ample opportunity …

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Big Data: The Key to Collaboration-Centric Business

big data, collaboration

Recently I participated in a webinar panel with IT and marketing leaders on building alignment between the CIO and CMO, and surprisingly every speaker agreed: most of us are there or well on our way. The next frontier is building a collaboration-centric culture across the company, and data is the place you start. Just about every business function now needs …

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Providing a Collaborative Edge for Remote and In-Person Teams

Flexible and remote work are both on the rise, and as a result it’s easy to see why there’s so much business demand for collaboration solutions, such as web and video conferencing and online team workspaces. The new virtual team needs intuitive, integrated and centralized ways to communicate quickly, share documents and manage their various projects. However, collaboration software isn’t …

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At the Corner of Create and Collaborate: A CMO’s Guide to Managing Marketing’s Newest, Busy Intersection in the Enterprise

Say “goodbye” to the marketing silo. Gone are the days when the marketing team solely focused on ad campaigns and only worked with their agencies. While Marketing has always owned the brand, today owning the brand has evolved into a much broader role of owning the sum of the customer experience – requiring marketers to work with a larger group …

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5 Smartwatch Apps You Should Bring to Work

smart watch apps

According to Business Insider, the wearable computing market will reach 148 million units by 2019, and each day more companies are throwing more devices throw into the proverbial ring. Apple, Google (or rather, Google’s army of OEMs) and Microsoft are all fighting a battle for your wrist, and one of the most important fronts of that battle is the workplace. …

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How All-in-One Collaboration is Powering the Digital Workplace

collaboration solutions

Today’s hyper-connected workplace is moving faster than ever before. It is truly a digital workplace, where the speed of information—and how that information gets shared across an organization—is paramount to that organization’s success. Businesses are constantly looking to optimize communication and collaboration. And today, we’re seeing an increasing trend towards streamlining collaboration by turning to all-in-one tools, combining traditionally disparate …

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Webcasting Solution Improves Global Employee Engagement for Belden Inc.

For well over one hundred years, Belden Inc. has been a leading manufacturer of networking connectivity and software products for enterprise, industrial, broadcast and security markets. The St. Louis-based company has a large global presence with 9,000 employees on nearly every continent. With such a strong global presence, however, Belden struggled to fully meet its goal of being a world-class …

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Tech Tips for Better Marketing Collaboration

Collaboration is an integral part of marketing and marketing is constantly evolving. In order to stay ahead of the curve, marketers must continuously adapt to the changing landscape of collaboration solutions in the market. Marketing collaboration tools are ultimately a necessity to effectively support all of an organization’s strategies, initiatives and objectives. There are a wide variety of tools available …

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2016 Future of Business Collaboration eBook

Collaboration is the heart of businesses everywhere, and it’s much more than solutions or products—it’s the combination of people, tools and technology working seamlessly together to help people communicate and work more effectively. This year’s Future of Business Collaboration eBook focuses on just that–the idea that technology is evolving to help create a more employee-focused workplace, and to help workers …

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How BYOD Creates Challenges for Collaboration

BYOD is often espoused as a victory for the user, a story of empowerment for the newly flexible, tech-savvy workforce. It speaks to catering to employee preference and enabling real choice. That’s the user end of the story. On the business end, BYOD can cause challenges for the often-besieged IT department. Budgets are shrinking and infrastructures and software deployments are …

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Enabling Agile for Distributed Teams

Agile development is a cornerstone of any technology-driven business these days, and PGi is no exception. When I joined PGi, I came on board as a new program director, joining a new CIO. Our initial goals were lofty and including reevaluating and reworking mission-critical systems. And we determined that we needed to tackle these challenges as an agile team and …

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Latest iMeet Release Gives Customers Choice in Collaboration

At PGi, we believe that work isn’t just a place–it’s an action. From in-person meetings and conference calls, to instant message chats and email chains, there are so many streams to collaborate and get work done. Because of this, we believe that by empowering people with the choice and control of how they collaborate, they will experience better productivity. The …

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In Defense of Innovation Labs

A video caught my attention the other day on the subject of innovation labs. In it, two Fast Company editors have a back-and-forth debate about whether these types of Labs are actual valuable additions to an organization or, as the counterargument goes, carefully constructed marketing ploys designed to give the illusion of forward-thinking without actually producing anything of value. This …

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Turning the Problem of Shadow IT into Opportunity

The ease of deployment, use and maintenance of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications is something of a double-edged sword for IT departments. While they often let IT lower their support burdens and costs, they also effectively give every employee within an organization an easy way to circumvent IT altogether and acquire their own cloud-based tools without IT’s involvement or knowledge. Known as …

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Video: The Newest, Busiest Intersection in the Marketing Department

Have you noticed? Marketing is home to the newest, busiest intersection within the whole organization. It’s an on-demand world where marketing assets and programs need to be created, accessed, iterated, published, repurposed, and measured in real time — by a variety of users. View our video “How to Navigate the Corner of Create and Collaborate: Marketing’s Newest, Busiest Intersection.” You’ll …

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What Type of Collaborator are You?

Think back to college, sitting in class and being assigned a group project. If you’re like me, you probably just had feelings of frustration and angst rushing back thinking about those awful assignments. But, there’s a point in me bringing up the most dreaded work during your college career, so stay with me! Each person you worked with had a …

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Webinar: At the Corner of Create and Collaborate

The future of marketing will require brands to market “with” buyers, not “at” them. Marketing in the 21st century has become a two-way street, with conversation and engagement flowing seamlessly between sellers, buyers, teams, third parties, thought leaders, peers and even competitors. Watch the At the Corner of Create and Collaborate webinar for a look at these trends which are shaping …

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