Category Archives: Innovations

Don’t Box Yourself Into the Huddle Room

Huddle rooms are exploding in popularity, and for good reason. Workers everywhere have cried foul over the horrors of the open office. Now, studies have backed up the desperate cries of open-office workers forced to listen to their neighbor’s most recent Game of Thrones theories while smelling their Pad Thai leftovers. Better collaboration and productivity aren’t exactly happening as expected. Enter huddle rooms—the inexpensive, cost-effective … Continue reading Don’t Box Yourself Into the Huddle Room »

2019 Prediction – The New Focus on Human Experience

In 2019, I predict the UC industry will shift its focus away from innovation targeting “the workplace of the future” and move toward creating solutions for the “next generation human experience.” What do I mean by that? As millennials and GenY workers increasingly become senior leaders in business, they will bring their flexible approach to working to bear in creating companies that embrace a smarter … Continue reading 2019 Prediction – The New Focus on Human Experience »

Plantronics Extends Reach in Communications Environment

Plantronics has been focusing in recent years on capturing new opportunities as the communication landscape shifts to the cloud. As communications, and the technologies designed to deliver them, shift in response a workforce increasingly in motion, the opportunities to add value with our solutions have multiplied. Plantronics has always been a leader in providing innovative, high-quality headsets to large enterprises and contact centers. But as the … Continue reading Plantronics Extends Reach in Communications Environment »

Microsoft looks to Plantronics for Guidance on Cloud Voice Adoption

As a veteran of the Microsoft Voice Team responsible for launching the company’s journey into becoming a leader in UC, and in recent years working with ecosystem partners, it’s always been so exciting to participate in Microsoft Ignite.  As Microsoft’s biggest customer-facing event, it always feels like the “real deal” hearing directly from customers what they are looking for to enhance their IT environments. It’s … Continue reading Microsoft looks to Plantronics for Guidance on Cloud Voice Adoption »

What Does Innovation Sound Like? Ask the ‘Father of Bluetooth’

This year marks the thirteenth anniversary that Dr. Jaap Haartsen was issued the patent for Bluetooth; a nearly ubiquitous technology synonymous with mobility and a mobile lifestyle. His colleagues borrowed Bluetooth’s name from the 10th century King of Denmark, King Harald Bluetooth, who was famous for uniting Scandinavia. But if Dr. Haartsen had his way, we might all be calling it “Piccolo.” Jaap explains that … Continue reading What Does Innovation Sound Like? Ask the ‘Father of Bluetooth’ »

SXSW 2017 voting is on! PLT presos are all about innovation & bleeding-edge tech

The organizers who pull together South by Southwest (SXSW), the annual Austin, Texas-based conference that celebrates the convergence of technology, film, and music, are closing in on who they’d like to have speak at the 2017 event. Needless to say, we have our fingers crossed that one or more of our candidates will be offered an invite. A part of this decision-making process is a … Continue reading SXSW 2017 voting is on! PLT presos are all about innovation & bleeding-edge tech »