As the lines between business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) marketing continue to blur, the B2B marketing environment looks set to change, with companies seeing more demands placed on their operations to satisfy their audiences. To stay competitive, B2B marketers must expand their existing operating models to incorporate data-driven decision-making, relationship engagement, and digital technologies that enable individualized communications.
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.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 05, 2018
When thinking about how the workforce is evolving, you need to think about what really matters to employees and how you can integrate technology in the workplace for the digital nomads of today. Corporate real estate, IT, and HR executives need to do a lot to meet those needs and achieve their HR goals.
Cisco has the expertise needed to deliver high-quality mobility and collaboration solutions. We make business-critical communications possible in real time, across multiple channels. Cisco Workforce Experience offers are complete, enterprise-class solutions designed to scale smoothly and make your vision of the digital workspace a reality.
As business becomes more global and teams can often be dispersed across cities or continents, businesses have begun adapting telecommuting as an added corporate culture benefit and as a way to recruit and retain key talent. As a result, managers may find themselves forced to respond to an all-new set of needs and concerns from their staffs. How does the international team leader ensure that the necessary lines of communication stay up when there are thousands of miles and half a dozen time zones separating offices?
Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
Email is the backbone of today’s corporate business processes. It lives as the primary communication vehicle internally between employees and externally with customers, vendors, partners and investors. It is arguably today’s most pervasive and critical business application within which is stored the most valuable business content. To protect this vital information while working to eliminate risk, lower management costs and improve business insight, companies require a comprehensive email archiving solution. This solution should not only work to effectively retain email information in a searchable repository, the best email archiving solutions also provide a smarter approach to collecting, retaining and accessing data so that it can deliver true business value.
Published By: Quantum
Published Date: Jan 24, 2017
Is your organization ready to take the plunge into in-house video production? The benefits can be substantial, but making the move requires some preparation. The IT infrastructure you use for enterprise applications might not be able to meet the rigorous requirements of video production. And you might not want video production teams to use resources from your existing infrastructure, since doing so could affect the performance of other applications. Whether you’re just getting started with in-house video or ramping up production, consider these five best practices for building an IT environment optimized for video work. The right approach to IT is essential for developing efficient collaborative workflows and maximizing the value of your video content.
Published By: Quantum
Published Date: Jun 20, 2017
In the past, the production of professional quality corporate videos was delegated to outside agencies. Corporate business units hired marketing firms and video production houses because those outside agencies were the only ones with both the required expertise and the expensive equipment needed to generate high-quality results.
Quantum teamed up with the Communications Media Management Association (CMMA) to survey their members—media production managers from leading enterprises—to learn more about the benefits and challenges of creating video in-house.
Download the eBook, “The Changing Landscape of Corporate Video Production” to get the following questions answered and more:
• Will in-house creative teams continue to ramp up in production?
• What video formats are they currently producing and delivering?
• How are they archiving their content?
• What challenges are in-house teams facing as they generate more content?
Today, that is changing. As the cost of video production technology drops, more corporations are recognizing the value of bringing production in-house. According to a recent report by Vidyard, 85% of businesses surveyed now have internal staff and resources producing videos in-house.
In today’s very competitive business world, it’s difficult to retain employees that are a “fit” with the corporate culture. Keeping the teams motivated is a constant challenge and good communication between departments and even co-workers can sometime seems like an unattainable goal.
Team building can improve employees' ability to work together and increase your organizations' efficiency and productivity. By building a strong team, your employees will also feel a sense of belonging and loyalty to the business. Cirque du Soleil not only provides high quality entertainment, but offer a range of turnkey corporate packages that will allow you to truly socialize with your team members.
Attacks today incorporate increasingly sophisticated methods of social engineering and client-side software manipulation to exfiltrate data without detection. Some attackers leverage so-called spearphishing to entice employees to give up access information and spread their attacks to other enterprise systems; others use password crackers against compromised applications in order to gain further access rights to the network. The attackers might also set up channels for command and control communications with the compromised systems, as in the case of the Zeus or SpyEye bot infections.
This is a time of rapid and dramatic progress in the cloud communications landscape. New technological innovations help companies incorporate location-independent systems, allowing workers to collaborate and communicate wherever they may be. And all signs indicate this is only the beginning, with the industry poised for unprecedented growth.
In fact, as enterprise software moves to the cloud, the traditional unified communications space is having its own dramatic shift. The consumer experiences from Snapchat to Instagram to Facebook among other consumer technologies—are changing the expectations for communications. New models for collaboration and engagement, supported by big data and the cloud, provide a whole new world of opportunities.
Published By: Brainshark
Published Date: Oct 16, 2013
94% of Fortune 500 companies have either adopted iPads or are rolling out pilot programs - what does this mean for your company? This report examines enterprise tablet adoptions and trends, iPad usage in the enterprise, and the benefits of leveraging the iPad for sales, training and corporate communications.
Founded in 1997, Benchmark Senior Living is the largest senior living provider in New England. The community in Shelton, Connecticut is just a short drive from the Connecticut coastline—the Split Rock community is home to about 50 assisted living and memory care residents. In addition to being a LEED-certified facility, Split Rock also exemplifies Benchmark Senior Living’s goal to leverage technology to enrich the lives of residents. To that end, the facility incorporates a range of communication technologies to promote engagement with family and the community.
Read this case study to learn about how Benchmark Senior Living selected an integrated solution from STANLEY Healthcare and STANLEY Security encompassing emergency call from portable pendants and fixed call points, wander management, environmental monitoring and access control to improve resident's lives.
Today's tech candidates are actively interacting and sharing their work on different websites, networks, and forums. As more of these channels surface, recruiters have the advantage to connect with more people in real-time, build a community based on shared interests, and to develop their employer identity among candidates.
This webinar will cover recruiting on Slack, Reddit, AngelList, and Meetup – a communication tool, aggregated news site and forum, Q&A social network, startup platform, and online portal for interest groups. Michelle Lusen, senior corporate recruiter at Slack, will join us for the webinar to share her best practices for connecting with candidates.
In this webinar, you'll learn:
How to establish rapport and develop a Slack community of candidates using private and public communication channels
Where to look on Reddit and AngelList to find people most interested in hearing about your open role
Tactics to identify and engage with domain experts on Meetup
How to navi
This Deep Dive from Gleanster research will explore why some marketing technologies may not be the best solution for distributed marketers and how an merging class of technology called “local marketing automation” is enabling corporate marketing to oversee brand consistency and simultaneously give local marketers autonomy and control over communications to their local target audiences.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Mar 13, 2015
United Bank for Africa (UBA) Group is one of Africa’s leading financial institutions offering banking services to more than seven million customers via 750 branches in 18 African countries. With further offices in New York, London and Paris, UBA is connecting people and businesses across the world through retail and corporate banking, innovative cross-border payments, trade finance and investment banking.
Over the past three years, UBA had undergone a period of rapid expansion that had seen affiliate banks in 16 African countries come on board. This expansion has naturally put the group’s communication infrastructure under pressure.
As the workplace transcends the conventional borders of corporate data and telephony networks, managing business communications is becoming much more complex—especially for IT leaders. For example, BYOD offers benefits such as eliminating the need to provision a company-owned device for every employee.
Nothing is more important to business success than communicating professionally and promptly with customers and colleagues. The way businesses communicate and handle incoming calls, and everything from faxes to conference calls, affects public perception of the company. Evolving businesses can better serve customers and enhance the way employees work by adopting the most readily available and affordable technology. In today’s world, leading edge communication begins and ends with a high-speed Internet-enabled, cloud-based, IP-connected phone service from RingCentral.
Business of all sizes have a fundamental reliance on their communications infrastructure. We use it to interact with our colleagues, our customers, partners and suppliers and for them to communicate with us. Our ability to effectively communicate defines our capacity to conduct our business successfully.
This guide is designed to help you with the considerations you should be taking when looking to implement a new communications solution. It will provide you with the tools you will need to start.
Engaging Your Employees & Improving Adoption and Retention of Key Business Messages
Today's Corporate Communications leaders are tasked with making their employees smarter about your company's business, elevating their engagement and knowledge around your brand in ways that are impactful, memorable and enables retention of the key messages. Yet in a recent CMO Study conducted by IBM Institute For Business Value, only 20% of CMO's believe that the corporate character and brand are fully understood by the organizations employees.
Join us for a 60-minute webinar to discover how how other companies are successfully creating advocates out of their employees and help them to better understand their corporation's key messages through the use of new and exciting technologies.
Connecting to a database requires a number of independent layers. The application needs to incorporate software that establishes the connection and calls to the database. A database connectivity layer needs to be in place to help manage security, communications, and data flow with the database. The database has a set of interfaces that help translate the client requests into actions within the database engine. And with the advent of .NET, the costs of managed versus non-managed code must also be considered.
Whether it's a quick brainstorm on a team project or a company-wide meeting, you need to keep employees connected and engaged wherever they may be.
Fully engaged employees can readily align what they do every day with where their companies are going.
This brief by Jack LeMenager, business communications expert, explores how to keep your distributed workforce engaged with new collaboration tools and strategies.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Sep 24, 2014
Unified communications (UC) has been a market in the making for well over a decade, as companies look to improve corporate collaboration. 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 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.
Social media, blogs and the proliferation of mobile devices have dramatically altered the corporate communications landscape. It's no longer a question of whether your PR team should get involved, but rather how to get involved and what digital media practices will best serve your goals.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Feb 25, 2015
Video is already being utilized in most enterprises to some extent. The era of pervasive video has arrived, and with it the need to manage video holistically across the enterprise and throughout its lifecycle. Developing a proper strategy for management and governance can yield a competitive advantage especially when it is focused on key business outcomes.
DatacenterDynamics is a brand of DCD Group, a global B2B media and publishing company that develops products to help senior professionals in the world's most ICT dependent organizations make risk-based infrastructure and capacity decisions.
Our portfolio of live events, online and print publishing, business intelligence and professional development brands are centred on the complexities of technology convergence. Operating in 42 different countries, we have developed a unique global knowledge and networking platform, which is trusted by over 30,000 ICT, engineering and technology professionals.
Data Centre Dynamics Ltd.
102-108 Clifton Street
London EC2A 4HW