Author: Tom Gill

About Tom Gill

As Vice President of Information Technology and CIO, Tom has responsibility for global IT at Plantronics. During his ten year tenure, revenues have grown from $200M to $750M and offices have expanded to twenty three countries. Tom leads an IT team that is focused on business results with a passion for partnering and customer service. Before joining Plantronics, Tom held senior IT management positions at Bay Networks, Tandem Computers and TRW. He has a BS in Business Information Systems from San Diego State University. Tom is a member of the Microsoft High Tech Customer Advisory Board, a Salesforce.com Customer Security Advisory Board member, a frequent lecturer in the Information Systems Management Program at UCSC, a Cabrillo CIS Advisory Committee member and serves on the board at the Santa Cruz County Business Council.

Retail Stores Might be Microsoft’s Saving Grace

With the launch of Windows 8 bearing down on us, Microsoft may have to brace for impact.  The reviews have been anything but pleasant, scaring many consumers out of the early upgrade options.  So what can Microsoft do to prove to consumers that these new Windows 8 devices aren’t all that bad?  The answer might just be retail.  Microsoft is opening 32 storefronts in malls … Continue reading Retail Stores Might be Microsoft’s Saving Grace »

UC Toolkit iPad App

In case you have not seen it yet, we recently released an iPad app version of the UC Toolkit. Check it out http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/plantronics-uc-toolkit/id510488480?mt=8&ls=1

Social Collaboration Beta

We kicked off a social network solution on Jive last week for use within the enterprise! We are starting with ideation as a beta with 100+ users and will then open it up to all associates soon. Adoption has been remarkable!

Maynard Webb

Maynard is in the news again. Check out this interview in the Sunday Mercury News. http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_20139833/mercury-news-interview-maynard-webb-founder-webb-investment?IADID=Search-www.mercurynews.com-www.mercurynews.com

Upcoming UC Webcast

Don’t miss the upcoming webcast about Unified Communications that includes our CTO, Joe Burton along with executives from Microsoft, NET and Dell. Check out the content and register for the March 15 event at http://www.net.com/Pages/company.aspx?pgid=265