We’re all aware that smartphones have become the world’s primary communications device, even in the office. According to the Frost & Sullivan 2017 IT Decision Maker survey, 36% of respondents do at least part of their business function via smartphone – either one that they’ve bought themselves or provisioned by IT. But smartphones are far from perfect. We’ve all been there – your battery is … Continue reading Introducing the Newest Business Power Couple.
Plantronics recently unveiled the new Voyager 3200 Series Bluetooth® headsets, an evolution of our Voyager Edge headsets. The Voyager 3200 Series features an ergonomic, in-ear design along with a host of features including three-mic noise-cancelling technology, dynamic mute alert, smart sensors, voice alert and nearly 100 feet of wireless range. Packing these advanced features into a small, stylish form factor is no easy task. We … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Voyager 3200 Series Design
No longer are employees tied to their desks nine to five (or longer). Today eight out of 10 workers say that their companies allow for flexible and mobile work, Plantronics recent “Mobile Collaboration Survey” finds. But while the ability to work anywhere/anytime can boost employee productivity and efficiency – not to mention satisfaction – it poses challenges, especially for IT professionals. On behalf of Plantronics, … Continue reading IT challenged to support growing number of small business remote workers
What a difference a year makes, especially when it involves small businesses and mobile apps. In its “Small Business Mobile Apps: 2017 Survey,” Clutch, a business-to-business ratings and reviews firm, indicates that 42% of small businesses currently have built their own mobile app and that the number is expected to increase to 67% by the end of the year. The figure represents a 50% margin … Continue reading Small business adoption of mobile apps increases to aid customer engagement
Don’t delete small business email accounts just yet, but it seems that a new generation of business chat software increasingly is finding its way into the workplace to aid communication. With the trend toward more flexible and remote work options to attract and retain employees; the adoption of chat apps boosts collaboration among small business team members wherever they are, even in the office. In … Continue reading Chat apps are sending small business employees and customers the right message
Flexible hours and remote work options increasingly are priorities for today’s small business employees. These findings comes from a joint study of 314 U.S. small business employees and 47 small business owners conducted by Justworks, an all-in-one benefits, HR, and payments platform for small business, and SquareFoot, a marketplace for commercial real estate. Among the employees surveyed, 70% ranked flexible work hours as very important … Continue reading Flexible work is a priority for today’s small business employees, survey finds