Collaboration refers abstractly to all processes wherein people work together —applying both to the work of individuals as well as larger collectives and societies. As an intrinsic aspect of human society, the term is used in many varying contexts such as science, art, education, and business.
Getting creative work reviewed and approved is an often overlooked business process that’s carried out every day in businesses of all sizes and in all industries across the globe. The good news is that review and approval is a process that can be greatly improved with online proofing, yielding tremendous benefits to both the individual worker and the organization.
If you are in the process of putting together a webcast and want to add video, you need to know the best practices. These tips will guide you from start to finish as you create a presentation that will make an impact on your viewers.
There are many ways to take advantage of the rich set of collaboration tools provided by Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Lync). IT leaders should consider a cap-and grow strategy where investment dollars in legacy systems are capped and the financial and IT resources are reallocated to grow Skype for Business.
There is a transformational shift around enterprise voice solutions as organizations move from the PBX to unified communications (UC) for their voice needs. In parallel, many organizations are moving their existing on-premises IT and communications infrastructure into the cloud. This brief outlines the benefits and considerations of balancing both of these transitions.
UC—the concept of streamlining phone, email, chat, video and content collaboration—has become a corporate objective for reducing the cost and complexity of communications and increasing employee productivity. What began more than 10 years ago as a hardware-driven effort to combine PBX systems, computer servers and video infrastructure is now evolving to include software-enabled processes and functionality.
The report explores the new finance best practices CFOs are adopting in the Digital Age to create modern finance organizations better equipped to support more agile, technology-enabled business models and stronger C-suite collaboration.
Defy distance and get the most out of international business video conferences. This guide provides discussion about cultural differences encountered when conducting business across borders and cultures. Following are some practical hints and tips for how to make your video conference a successful communication channel for effective business meetings, anytime.
To remain significant in an increasingly digital information driven world, IT leaders need to drive tangible business value. Dr Carsten Sørensen, Associate Professor in Digital Innovation at The London School of Economics and Political Science, outlines how IT is no longer confined to being a support function but is becoming business critical across all departments.
IT leaders are now at the center of a significant technological and marketplace shift and must understand how the world is changing and the role video will play in the world of tomorrow. In our infographic, global futurist Jack Uldrich outlines the key trends driving the evolution of work practices, and what this means for the CIO of today.
Polycom and Quocirca surveyed over 800 business video conferencing users around the world on the state of video adoption. The global findings revealed that there distinct advantages beyond travel savings, including improved team work and productivity. This report explores why some organizations have embraced and benefited from the use of video communications and why some have not. It outlines the positive visual cultural aspects that drive adoption, as well as the challenges that seem to hold some organizations back.
Polycom invited customers and partners around the world to participate in a survey that focused on collaboration challenges. More than 5,000 business professionals from all job levels, functions and vertical sectors responded, candidly sharing insights about their obstacles and the strategies they deploy to overcome them. Download the full survey report and discover why 85% of our respondents believe video conferencing helps them achieve their business goals, and find out how you can use technology to defy distance within your organization as well.
A variety of technological, demographic and cultural forces are converging at this unique moment in history and stand poised to revolutionize the workplace of the future. Customers are demanding the ability to access the marketplace from anywhere, anytime and on any device; newer employees now expect the flexibility to collaborate continuously with customers and co-workers; and the future-oriented company is striving to make customer interaction and employee communication as invisible, seamless and intuitive as possible.
With the current state of the economy, IT executives are being asked to stretch their budgets in order to keep their businesses profitable. In 2008, Median IT spending per user fell to $6,667 from the previous year's $7,397, according to Computer Economics. This represents a 6.2% reduction, consistent with the fact that IT managers were supporting an increasing number of users without corresponding increases in IT spending. IT spend continued to decline in 2009 and uncertainty and caution is still prevalent in 2010.
Email is the primary communication system and file transport mechanism used in organizations of all sizes. Email systems generate enormous amounts of content that must be preserved for a variety of reasons, including:
-Compliance with local, state, federal and international statutory requirements
- Electronic discovery requirements and best practices
- Knowledge management applications
- Disaster recovery and business continuity
Microsoft Exchange Server has been a crucial technological breakthrough in advanced corporate communication systems. Companies who utilize an enterprise-class email server like Exchange believe that email is mission critical, and value the productivity it enables. But an in-house migration to Exchange 2007 from an earlier version of Exchange or another email program will not be an easy task. Complexity, time and cost issues loom large over the IT department and are causing IT directors to search for an alternative solution.
Hospitals and health systems around the globe are looking at everything from tighter supply controls to energy efficiency initiatives as ways to cut costs and save money. Another avenue being evaluated more closely is communications.
This free, 64-page guide provides a framework for deciding if you need an EMMS solution, details the capabilities of the leading platforms, and compares offerings from leading vendors. It also covers questions to ask vendors and industry trends - including the rise of mobile, the increasing number of social media networks, and the impact of marketplace consolidation.