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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading Meet Today’s Mobile Collaborators
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 Plantronics and Cisco Jabber: Building Better 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 Only 2% of the world feels they aren’t in enough meetings
From four walls to no walls, people can now participate in meetings from anywhere. As virtual meetings grow, so does the importance of collaboration technology. While we can’t promise to prevent almost 20% of people from taking meetings in restrooms, we can ensure those who don’t portray and experience the levels of efficiency and professionalism … Continue reading Building better meetings with Plantronics and Skype for Business