Monthly Archives: September 2011

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Last week Plantronics held a CIO Think Tank event in New York. It was attended by a number of CIO’s from a list of well known companies who were in various stages of implementing and deploying UC and UC audio devices into their businesses. The topics discussed were varied and wide ranging and a lot of great ideas were shared. One area that was reaffirmed … Continue reading Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) »

The inefficiency of travel – Part 1

I was travelling a lot last week, and so had plenty of time to think about better ways I could be spending my time. Whenever I’ve travelled recently, there hasn’t been many empty seats on flights, so a lot of people are probably in the same position as me.  There are obviously better ways to meet with people now – video conferencing at the desk, … Continue reading The inefficiency of travel – Part 1 »

I’ve heard the future, and its good

A trend that is being monitored by IT departments is the consumerisation of IT.  Basically, people are seeing that they have better technologies at home than they do at work, and so are bringing those technologies into the enterprise and asking corporate IT departments to support these technologies, and expect them to become the standard going forward. One of these areas is voice quality; for years programs such … Continue reading I’ve heard the future, and its good »

IT’s Goals and Challenges – So Close and So Far

Have you ever stopped to think that your IT peers, whether in Germany, Japan, or Brazil, have the same goals and face the same challenges as you do? You all have to stay abreast of the latest and greatest technologies, AND choose the right platforms, systems and products, AND ensure your end users are happy so technology adoption is high – all while trying to … Continue reading IT’s Goals and Challenges – So Close and So Far »

Tablets as a replacement for the deskphone?

I’ve been using a tablet for the last few weeks with the aim of understanding the business usage potential for them.  I prefer to travel light, so if this device is going to be useful for me, then it’s got to replace something. What’s good about the device? Touch screen input is a really natural way to work for ‘consuming’ information (web browsing, reading documents … Continue reading Tablets as a replacement for the deskphone? »

The ripple affect of great leadership…

Just wanted to share what a memory I had with the President of Plantronics Mexico. I was honored to join Alejandro Bustamante to the Great Place to Work awards ceremony a few weeks ago. His grace, humility and passion clearly showed through and reinforced that creating a great place to work starts at the top. He leads with intent and with heart! Alejandro – thank … Continue reading The ripple affect of great leadership… »