Technology is changing the way businesses operate. More and more employees are working and collaborating from different locations—across time zones and countries, or even just across town. Technological advances are making it easier to expand a company’s community while allowing employees to work virtually, from local offices, flex spaces, or their homes.
Supply chain-centric organizations face unique challenges in today’s rapidly-changing marketplace. A variety of macro-industry factors, combined with the dynamic nature of their business, have made operations increasingly complex. As a result, there is an urgent need for tools that enable complete visibility into and enhanced management of inventory and related events and activities.
Corning Cable Systems offers the broadest range of end-to-end fibre optic and copper product solutions for telecommunications networks. Corning wanted to improve their supply chain to reduce inventory levels (thereby adding to bottom line savings) and reduce overall administrative costs- all without expensive or time-consuming investments.
Collaboration — working together for a common goal — is an integral part of the insurance business. But today, the need to rapidly assemble teams and capitalize on human expertise to provide faster, better decisions makes collaborating all the more important. Author Mark Breading of Strategy Meets Action explains how applying collaboration technologies to specific insurance business problems is enabling insurers to realize the true promise of collaborating for a competitive advantage.
“Back in the day” a smile and a handshake were the weapons of choice for sales people aiming to kill their quotas. Today, these tricks and tools of the trade have evolved, and modern sales people are collaborating with each other and connecting with their buyers more effectively as a result. In this knowledge brief, you’ll learn how they’re doing it…
To address the needs of customers as well as emerging workplace trends, Microsoft focused the design of Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 around four key goals. They are: working more efficiently with better results, collaborating with others across boundaries, making better use of information, and streamlining processes and controlling content. These goals correspond to long-term investment areas that Microsoft began with Microsoft Office 2003 and continues to focus on today.
Voice is at the heart of enterprise collaboration. Plantronics provides a comprehensive portfolio of audio devices for the mobile professional delivering superb call clarity working anywhere. Advanced Smart Sensor Technology and Software deliver a superior user experience. InstantMeeting software allows for easy, one-touch joining of audio conference calls
Using social technologies, organizations can develop a workforce development program where employees can develop skills on the job by collaborating with experts and sharing tacit knowledge. This white paper shows how organizations that develop a social learning program can improve employee engagement, reduce attrition and decrease the amount of time employees waste searching for expertise and information.
Collaborating across the miles is common practice today, as more and more companies allow employees to work remotely. This ProjectsAtWork article explores how to build a world-class virtual team that will boost productivity and speed project cycles.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Sep 07, 2016
"Seeing is believing. How we connect and collaborate is changing. It’s no longer about reviewing a PowerPoint deck or a document sent out in advance in the meeting invite over a voice bridge. It’s now about collaborating and working in real time with voice, video and content sharing—as a team. Together, Microsoft and Polycom make it simple. Watch now an interactive session covering the following hot topics: How the new Office 365 Services and Skype for Business Online change the collaboration experience and reduce conferencing/communications costs. How you can turn your conference rooms and huddles spaces into productive, collaborative workspaces. Polycom RealPresence Trio and how it accommodates our 3 collaboration needs: Voice, Content and Video. How easy it is to set up and how easy it is for users to connect. How flexible your workspace transition plan can be. Don’t miss this session featuring Polycom and Skype for Business solutions experts, Peter Huboi and Jovito Salonga, for a d
User adoption has always been something of an issue. Despite having ready access to SharePoint, many users cling to their file-shares, or more recently, adopt other ways of collaborating and sharing documents via web-based services. A third of the organizations surveyed feel that their SharePoint project has struggled to meet their original expectations, and a further 26% feel progress has stalled. Is this because of poor training and governance, restricted functionality of SharePoint, or simply the inevitable result of being the first ECM system to move beyond the safer boundaries of compliance-based aoperations? As we will see in this report, it is likely to be a combination of all of these.
According to a study from the Aberdeen Group, the number of companies starting initiatives for collaboration has doubled in the last two years. Their research indicates that collaborating with customers and collaborating with partners are both in the top five actions being taken by survey respondents.
“Back in the day” a smile and a handshake were the weapons of choice for sales people aiming to kill their quotas. Today, these tricks and tools of the trade have evolved, and modern sales people are collaborating with each other and connecting with their buyers more effectively as a result. In this knowledge brief, you’ll learn how they’re doing it.
It's important to be prepared for any meeting — and online meetings are no exception. The value of video conferencing and webinars is well established. But online meetings have different things to consider than when meeting in-person.
Users responding to an IDG Research Services survey cited technology challenges, reliability of network connections, and participant engagement as the top obstacles that they face when collaborating online
Published By: Readdle
Published Date: Feb 02, 2015
Does your work enviornment look anything like that of the popular TV sitcom The Office? Probably not. If your company is like most businesses, it’s highly unlikely you see coworkers regularly communicating face to face. And there’s a good chance those type of meetings will continue to decline, according to
the latest statistics.
The mobility trend has been accelerating in just the past few years. By the end of 2015, 38 percent of the world’s workforce will be mobile. That’s up 65% since 2011, reports Forrester Research.
So what have you been doing to help your company adjust to this evolving workplace?
If your answer is “not much” or “a few tweaks here and there,” you could be missing out on significant opportunities to generate efficiencies that could impact your company’s bottom line. Today, more companies are discovering that email, file sharing and other traditional methods of collaborating and completing tasks just don't cut it - especially with employees who are accustomed to
Remember getting your first box of LEGOS as a kid? How fun it was putting the pieces together, collaborating with your friends to create something new? Now, as an IT professional, assembling and maintaining a Lego-like collaboration infrastructure isn’t what you signed up for. Piecing together disparate systems of record for email, web meetings and other applications is about as painful as stepping on a pile of Legos. Download the e-book to learn how implementing a collaboration system connects systems of record the easy way.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Dec 18, 2014
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.
Over the past three years there has been a sharp rise in the number of mega projects in boom markets such as the Middle East, and Asia. This has presented the opportunity for US firms to play a leading role in some of the most ambitious construction developments ever undertaken.
Explore the latest thinking on use of mobile technology to deliver business value by enabling sales and service processes - and transform processes across the enterprise. Business software vendors can best support their customers by collaborating with strategic partners to co-innovate and foster a mobile ecosystem.
Published By: 4Retail
Published Date: Nov 19, 2009
If you find yourself under the burden of mass emails and wasting valuable time sifting through volumes of unnecessary information, read on to find out why you are not alone and how you can change your working practices by looking to alternative ways of communicating.
For years, high-tech companies have relied on manual, linear, design-to-deliver processes when selecting, managing, and collaborating with suppliers of components and raw materials. But the digital marketplace has transformed the nature of how business gets done. Digital networks are disrupting business and changing the nature of direct spend management – and just in time to deliver new efficiencies and cost savings needed to compete in today’s complex marketplace.
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