How to get your small business team off and running with Unified Communications

This Sunday, May 29, marks the 100th anniversary of the Indianaoplis 500, called “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”  It takes a lot to put together a race of such importance; and not everything happens on the track.  At the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) headquarters, just outside the track, planning and operations take place for the …Continue reading »

Small businesses are hiring as they gear up for growth, survey finds

Small businesses are hanging out “help wanted” signs. The 2016 American Express OPEN Small Business Monitor released in April indicates that 39% of small businesses plan to hire over the next six months up from 34% last year. Among their staffing needs, 16% of small businesses plan to hire part-time only employees, 11% are looking …Continue reading »

Plantronics and Cisco Jabber: Building Better Meetings

As I’ve pointed out before, people are joining more meetings virtually now than ever before.  It’s probably no surprise that our research found that more than 60 percent of meetings today include at least one remote user. At Plantronics, our goal is to help make any virtual meeting feel natural, as if everyone is sitting around …Continue reading »

Office headset use is on the rise. Get the right fit for your small business needs

Demand for headsets in the workplace is on the “cusp of rapid growth.”  That’s the forecast from analyst firm Frost & Sullivan who projects that the Contact Center and Office (CC&O) headset market will reach $2.60 billion in market earned revenues by 2021, which represents more than double the $1.20 billion figure for 2014. The …Continue reading »

How DECT-compliant headsets support small business with high levels of security and audio quality

When it comes to purchasing a wireless headset for your small business team, you immediately may think of Bluetooth. It’s the global wireless communication standard that connects devices together over short distances. Plantronics Bluetooth headsets let you connect to PCs, smartphones and tablets to make and receive calls as well as participate in video conferencing …Continue reading »

Only 2% of the world feels they aren’t in enough meetings

“There’s no such thing as a one-hour meeting—unless there’s only one participant.” Meetings are a fact of life for any business. It’s where teams unify vision, disseminate information, assess progress and so on. Ironically, really successful meetings result in more work for all parties, which leads of course to more meetings and so the cycle …Continue reading »