In the business world, the convergence of voice and data – as well as video and mobility – has evolved into unified communications, an enabler that is difficult to pigeonhole. Encompassing voice, data, video, mobility, and more, it can be located on site or it can be delivered/hosted from the “cloud”. Most important, UC ensures that information is available and people are reachable anytime, anywhere on almost any device of their choosing.
Mobility & Cloud Communication Trends for Businesses: This self-help guide will detail how cloud communication technology is empowering mobile work forces, and how you can apply this exciting new technology to your small business.
In this Gigaom Research Webinar, we will examine the schism between the automated enterprise and the manual operations that support it, assess the tools and processes available to bring the back office up to speed, and present a roadmap to bring business agility and consistency to your operations. We will discuss real-world examples and draw lessons that businesses of all sizes can use.
Protecting a business – including its information and intellectual property, physical infrastructure, employees, and reputation – has become increasingly difficult. Online threats come from all sides: internal leaks and external adversaries; domestic hacktivists and overseas cybercrime syndicates; targeted threats and mass attacks. And these threats run the gamut from targeted to indiscriminate to entirely accidental.
Like many security trends and frameworks, the early stages of adoption often involve inconsistent definitions, challenges with justification and management communication and an unknown path to implementation. In this white paper, we:
• Review the current threatscape and why it requires this new approach
• Offer a clarifying definition of what cyber threat Intelligence is
• Describe how to communicate its value to the business and
• Lay out some concrete initial steps toward implementing Intelligence-Led Security
Published By: Vindicia
Published Date: Sep 23, 2014
Vindicia has witnessed numerous best practices working with innovative digital businesses and noticed that companies that communicate the most effectively tend to follow three key practices consistently. This ebook give you three essential communication practices.
Published By: OpenText
Published Date: Aug 19, 2014
Maintaining regulatory compliance is a major business issue facing organizations around the world. The need to secure, track and store information for compliance purposes is critical. For years businesses have relied on fax communications in day-to-day operations. More pressure is now placed on the need to closely manage fax communications and document processes. It’s not surprising that organizations are turning to enterprise fax technology to meet compliance requirements. This white paper addresses the area of fax communications and the steps you can take to help keep your organization compliant.
For decades technical writers have reaped the benefits of XML to lower the cost and effort associated with creating, managing and reusing content across multiple output formats. Now, with the introduction of Smart Content, business users and subject matter experts can easily adopt XML in order to keep up with consumer demand for high-value communication.
Download the free eBook The Beginner’s Guide to Smart Content and discover:
• What is Smart Content?
• A Brief Primer on Publishing Processes
• The Cost of Smart Content
• Who Else Is Using XML for Document Production?
• What’s Wrong with XML?
• Smart Content Details
• 12 Reasons to Adopt Smart Content
The digital age has driven a rapid transformation of the IT role. No longer an order-taker, IT must now become a game-changer for the organization, according to new research gyro conducted addressing the perceptions, expectations and future priorities of IT. For IT to become a true change agent and business consultant, it must embrace its “human side” and show its relevance to business operations’ and leaders’ success. For many IT groups, this requires a change in culture and an updated mindset about the department’s ultimate purpose and focus, along with improvements in interdepartmental communication.
In business, as in baseball, communication and collaboration are critical to working like a team toward a common goal. Having the right equipment can be a big part of that. Chances are, you’ve already moved some of your business applications to the cloud, which will better prepare you for working communications into your cloud lineup. If you still haven’t unified your communications in the cloud, now might be the best time to act—before the competition gets a competitive edge.
As it turns out, the strategies that work in baseball also make a lot of sense when filling out your cloud solutions lineup. By arranging your cloud investments in the right order, you’ll score more revenue, drive in more ROI and maybe even shut out the competition.
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Feb 13, 2017
This free white paper Your PBX Is Killing Your Business: 5 Reasons Why You Should Ditch It for the Cloud explains 5 top reasons why businesses are leaving their PBXs behind and moving up to the cloud.
Download the paper and learn:
5 measurable business benefits of moving communications to the cloud
How to rapidly scale communications as your business adds new offices and countries
Why mobility and BYOD are must-haves for modern business communications
How cloud solutions deliver disaster recovery benefits that onsite PBXs simply can’t
Extra Bonus: Two free checklists:
Evaluating Cloud Communications Providers: 8 Questions to Ask
8 Signs Your Legacy PBX Is Putting Your Business at Risk
Get all the facts when you download this free white paper!
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Feb 13, 2017
Enterprise conferencing and collaboration technologies today stand at an exciting crossroads. Solutions that were once considered consumer technologies are moving into the enterprise. Never has this trend been more pronounced than now, as consumerization of IT and mobile device proliferation increasingly break down the walls between business and consumer use. As a result, enterprise solutions must become increasingly simpler to deploy and more intuitive to use. At the same time they must deliver a secure and seamless communications experience. As the worlds of consumer and business communications blend, walking the line between the two has become top of mind for users and IT decision makers alike. Businesses must capitalize on these tectonic shifts in user preferences by deploying agile communications that today’s mobile users need in order to collaborate effectively wherever they are.
To succeed in a tough marketplace, small businesses must be accessible, without significant interruption, even in the most adverse situations. This kind of ongoing accessibility is an important aspect of business continuity - a critical success strategy that doesn't just happen, but requires proactive planning. Although there are several aspects to a business continuity plan, a major component of any plan should be the SME's communications capabilities, not just its equipment or data. This paper will explore how different kinds of interruptions can adversely affect an SME's business continuity and illustrate how, through advanced features such as resiliency and mobility, Avaya's IP Office can help SMEs overcome interruptions and maintain business continuity.
When it comes to display technology today, businesses tend to invest in flat panel TVs without much thought. But visual communication is an important element essential for success. When a new product is unveiled to a room of editors, when engineers analyze a circuit board, or when a teacher attempts to bring a classroom subject to life, visuals are as powerful as the spoken word, if not more.
This paper offers insight on the state of visual display to ensure you make the right decision on your next investment, whether it’s a replacement, revamp, or remodel. Learn how to use and maintain visual display technology to make the greatest positive impact on your organization with the highest return of investment.
Businesses like yours rely on e ective internal and external connections
between employees to operate e ciently. But you might be discovering that
the old ways of conveying important business messages are no longer enough
for your sta . Relying only on telephone calls, email, and face-to-face meetings
alone could be now considered a competitive disadvantage. It also makes it
more di cult to attract top talent, and inhibits the communication speed most
enterprises now require.
In an industry like automobile sales and service, responsiveness can easily mean the difference between a service appointment, a large-ticket sale – or a customer taking their business elsewhere. Despite its reputation for meeting and exceeding customer needs, Voss Auto Network was using an aging communications system. The network of
dealerships, including eight locations across Ohio, serves over 500 employees. Getting calls even when “walking the lot,” quickly retrieving voicemails, and having the ability to easily track missed calls all proved key to taking customer service, sales, and repeat business to the next level.
Midsize businesses are better equipped to compete in today’s extremely competitive marketplace when they take advantage of cloud technology. Unified communications and collaboration offerings are a critical component that can add value when migrated to the cloud.
Nothing is more important to business success than communicating professionally and promptly with customers and colleagues. The way businesses communicate and handle incoming calls, and everything from faxes to conference calls, affects public perception of the company. Evolving businesses can better serve customers and enhance the way employees work by adopting the most readily available and affordable technology. In today’s world, leading edge communication begins and ends with a high-speed Internet-enabled, cloud-based, IP-connected phone service from RingCentral.
Business of all sizes have a fundamental reliance on their communications infrastructure. We use it to interact with our colleagues, our customers, partners and suppliers and for them to communicate with us. Our ability to effectively communicate defines our capacity to conduct our business successfully.
This guide is designed to help you with the considerations you should be taking when looking to implement a new communications solution. It will provide you with the tools you will need to start.
In this info graphic, you will learn how the workplace has developed over time. The hours, ways and means employees work has become increasingly flexible. Stay ahead of evolving business needs with communications that enable people to work the way they want.
Engaging Your Employees & Improving Adoption and Retention of Key Business Messages
Today's Corporate Communications leaders are tasked with making their employees smarter about your company's business, elevating their engagement and knowledge around your brand in ways that are impactful, memorable and enables retention of the key messages. Yet in a recent CMO Study conducted by IBM Institute For Business Value, only 20% of CMO's believe that the corporate character and brand are fully understood by the organizations employees.
Join us for a 60-minute webinar to discover how how other companies are successfully creating advocates out of their employees and help them to better understand their corporation's key messages through the use of new and exciting technologies.
IBM conducted more than 1,700 in-depth, face-to-face interviews with CEOs, general managers and senior public sector leaders from around the globe. Our newest CEO Study, the largest of its type ever undertaken, is the latest in the IBM C-suite Study Series. It explores how CEOs are responding to the complexity of increasingly interconnected organizations, markets, societies and governments – what we call the connected economy. Three themes emerged. Today's CEOs must:
- Empower employees through values
- Engage customers as individuals
- Amplify innovation with partnerships
Register now to access the insights that can help you lead more effectively through impactful connections with your employees, customers and partners.