Monthly Archives: March 2017

IT challenged to support growing number of small business remote workers

No longer are employees tied to their desks nine to five (or longer). Today eight out of 10 workers say that their companies allow for flexible and mobile work, Plantronics recent “Mobile Collaboration Survey” finds.  But while the ability to work anywhere/anytime can boost employee productivity and efficiency – not to mention satisfaction – it … Continue reading IT challenged to support growing number of small business remote workers »

What small businesses can do to get job candidates to say “yes” in today’s tight talent market

Small business owners continue to find it difficult to fill job openings, reports the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) in its “March 2017 Report: Small Business Optimism Index.” The NFIB says that this is one of the tightest labor markets in the 43-year history of the survey. The organization found that 17% of small … Continue reading What small businesses can do to get job candidates to say “yes” in today’s tight talent market »

Small business adoption of mobile apps increases to aid customer engagement

What a difference a year makes, especially when it involves small businesses and mobile apps. In its “Small Business Mobile Apps: 2017 Survey,” Clutch, a business-to-business ratings and reviews firm, indicates that 42% of small businesses currently have built their own mobile app and that the number is expected to increase to 67% by the … Continue reading Small business adoption of mobile apps increases to aid customer engagement »

Together, Plantronics and Unify Enrich Team Collaboration

Today’s workforce is increasingly dispersed, with 49% of the enterprise reporting mobility as part of their work style. So it’s more important than ever for team collaboration to be reliable and intuitive in any location and across devices. Back in December we talked about how together Plantronics Voyager Focus UC headset and Unify’s OpenScape CP600 … Continue reading Together, Plantronics and Unify Enrich Team Collaboration »

The benefits of Everything as a Service (XaaS) for small business

Where it was once a costly and time-consuming proposition for small businesses to customize their IT infrastructure; the movement of IT services to the cloud has changed that. Today, a host of software and computing infrastructure now is available on demand through subscription-based public and private cloud services. In this new world of “Everything as … Continue reading The benefits of Everything as a Service (XaaS) for small business »

Chat apps are sending small business employees and customers the right message

Don’t delete small business email accounts just yet, but it seems that a new generation of business chat software increasingly is finding its way into the workplace to aid communication.  With the trend toward more flexible and remote work options to attract and retain employees; the adoption of chat apps boosts collaboration among small business … Continue reading Chat apps are sending small business employees and customers the right message »