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?
Guest post for Plantronics Blog By Matt McGinnis Associate Vice President, Product Marketing, RingCentral As someone who has worked in the cloud communications and IP networking areas for the past twenty years, I’ve been fascinated watching the significant changes in the types of technologies that businesses use to communicate. Marc Andreessen famously asserted that software was “eating the world” in 2011, but it’s only … Continue reading Tomorrow’s Workspace: One Unified, Real-Time Collaboration Environment
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