Monthly Archives: October 2015

7 steps for communicating and collaborating with remote small business employees

At Reavis Rehab and Wellness Center in Round Rock, Texas, the billing department is handled by billing manager Marlene Koster and Paula Maidlow, billing assistant. Throughout most of the day, both are on the phone with insurance providers to ensure patient costs are covered. They also are on the phone a lot with each other. That’s because Koster works remotely out of her home office … Continue reading 7 steps for communicating and collaborating with remote small business employees »

Audio Engineering of the RIG 500 Series

The new Plantronics RIG 500 series has taken the gaming world by storm with their incredible performance and sound. Why do these headsets sound so good despite which earcups are used? We met with our Audio Lab Engineer, Ben Carter, to discuss the engineering behind the RIG 500 headphones. Bass: At Plantronics, we understand the importance of bass within games. You want to hear the … Continue reading Audio Engineering of the RIG 500 Series »

Tips for choosing the right mobiles apps for your small business needs

When it comes to off-the-shelf apps, mobile device users enjoy an abundance of riches. Statista reports that of July 2015, the number of apps available for download in leading app stores included 1.5 million in Apple’s App Store and 1.6 million apps for Android users. Of course not all of these apps are appropriate for small business use, but there is a considerable selection of … Continue reading Tips for choosing the right mobiles apps for your small business needs »

Unified Communications can help boost your small business bottom line

As small businesses strive to be more connected to each other and customers, they are embracing Unified Communications. UC integrates desk phones, PCs and mobile devices along with a host of collaboration capabilities, such as voice, email, instant messaging (IM), and conferencing – audio, video and web – into one platform that makes it easy to connect with the right person from anywhere using any … Continue reading Unified Communications can help boost your small business bottom line »

Giant’s Causeway Design

Plantronics’ RIG 500 series was “built from the ground up,” but what exactly does that mean? I met with our Principal Designer in our industrial design department, Nicholas Paterson, to explain to me how our RIG 500 series came to be. There is a place in Ireland called Giant’s Causeway. Sitting on the ocean, Giant’s Causeway is made up of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns … Continue reading Giant’s Causeway Design »

How to empower and enable your small business mobile workforce

As your small business grows, you’ll probably deal with a workforce that is dispersed across the country, possibly even overseas. Coming into the office 9 to 5 is no longer the norm for many employees. By offering flexible, mobile and remote work options, small business owners find that it assists them in attracting and retaining employees, according to a Plantronics survey. Fortunately, today with a … Continue reading How to empower and enable your small business mobile workforce »