This week the Plantronics team will be in D.C. to unveil some exciting new additions to our UC portfolio at Microsoft’s premier partner event. Recently rebranded as Microsoft Inspire, the show remains one of our most important events of the year, where partners, Microsoft employees and industry experts connect to accelerate the digital transformation of our shared customers. This year, Plantronics’ participation is particularly exciting … Continue reading Microsoft Inspire: Bright Future for UC in Era of Mobile Collaboration
Within the next decade, millennials will make up as much as 75 percent of the workforce, according to the Brookings Institution. Roughly defined as the generation of adults now ages 18 to 34, these early-career professionals are known for being ambitious and idealistic, with a global outlook on life. As the first generation of “digital natives,” they also tend to be tech-savvy. Recently, Plantronics took … Continue reading Millennials: The Mobile Collaboration Generation
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 desk phone allow users to manage calls distraction-free with immersive … Continue reading Together, Plantronics and Unify Enrich Team Collaboration
Several years ago, I witnessed a Microsoft unified communications (UC) deployment at a large engineering firm in the Midwest. The plan was to rollout the new UC solution to the entire company headquarters consisting of several buildings and over 3,000 people and slowly phase out usage of the desk phones in the coming months. As part of the deployment, each employee was given a corded … Continue reading The High Cost of a One Size Fits All Technology Approach
Recently I found myself needing to join an important teleconference just as I had to begin my commute into the office. No problem, right? That’s what mobile technology is for. Thinking ahead, I knew that if I started the conference at home, it would drop as soon as I left my Wi-Fi range. So I left the house early, parked down the street, connected my … Continue reading Are You Making These 5 Mobile Collaboration Mistakes?
Heading out on a recent business trip, I arrived late to the airport after hitting unusually bad traffic. While anxiously scanning the departure board, I got an urgent text about a time sensitive project I was working on. I had to respond to a flurry of emails, review a document, and jump on a call with colleagues to quickly iron out a solution – all … Continue reading Meet Today’s Mobile Collaborators