Every year, the public relations specialists from at least one bluechip company invariably find themselves working around the clock on a crisis communications effort, attempting to explain to an angry and justifiably fearful public what led to their company compromising customer data. There’s always an immediate hit to the company’s reputation, resulting in a loss of brand loyalty, as customers take their business elsewhere. This white paper provides strategies and best practices for distributed enterprises to protect their networks against vulnerabilities, threats, and malicious attacks.
While short outages are common, longer service disruptions – due to weather, human error or even squirrels – can be catastrophic, paralyzing business operations. Your organization can feel the consequences long after the connection has been repaired. This white paper explores the benefits of using 4G LTE as a back up solution to maximize revenue and minimize business risk downtime can have on your brand. You’ll learn how a 4G wireless solution has benefits over wired backup solutions for business continuity.
Please download the whitepaper to learn more!
Another critical sign of the times is that the Internetdriven
evolution of TV and video is now embraced, rather than spurned, by the TV establishment. HBO, CBS and others are touting new IP-delivered offerings. Charter Communications CEO Tom Rutledge says the number of programmers planning OTT deployments is good for the cable industry, which will have more flexibility in content bundling; and good for the consumer, who will have more choice. And discussing heightened competition
for audiences and ad dollars in VARIETY, Josh Sapan, president-CEO of AMC Networks, referred to “an almost unstoppable trend for technology to facilitate consumer discretion and choice.”
Midmarket enterprises are quite literally caught in the middle. They do not have the economies of scale of large enterprises, and their communications challenges are too complex to solve with an appstore. Although midmarket businesses have similar goals and requirements as larger enterprises, they don’t have the same degree of resources to accomplish them.
Mitel represents a new global force in Real Time communications (RTC) with a unique value proposition that capitalizes on two trends that are driving change in the communications industry today, convergence of fixed, mobile and enterprise communication and cloud.
Discover how Real Time Communications will help you discover new revenue opportunities, create a seamless customer experience, and more, deployable across your existing network infrastructure.
We’ve identified seven ways that moving to cloud-based productivity apps can:
Improve your communication and teamwork
Increase your company’s mobility
Turn data into insights Download the e-book to learn how you can make the most of the cloud with Office 365.
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: Apr 19, 2016
The right cybersecurity solutions can improve your bottom line. According to a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Forcepoint, SureView®Insider Threat (SVIT) monitors and investigates internal threats across all endpoints and channel communications. It “lowers risk and increases productivity” and can mean significant ROI to your enterprise.
Effective security for cloud-hosted web applications requires full visibility into the environment in which the apps live and the potential exposure to vulnerabilities — and to do so consistently, while proactively monitoring for attacks without causing delays in application development and delivery.
Cloud adoption means that a focus on perimeter security is not sufficient and may even be obstructive, because it can impact application performance and availability.
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When augmenting the benefits package
for your organization, it’s natural to focus
on traditional perks that employees have come to
expect: PTO, health insurance, and maybe a tuition
assistance credit here or there. But if you’re looking
for creative and effective ways to stimulate
employee engagement while also driving business
results, you’ll want to consider the powerful impact
of offering language-learning opportunities.
Why language learning? It offers immediate and
long-term benefits to both employees and employers.
Research shows that organizations that offer access
to language learning see an increase in employee
engagement factors like loyalty, morale, and
productivity, which in turn boosts business performance
factors such as customer satisfaction
and internal communications.
Where’s the connection? And how can you reproduce
these benefits within your organization? This
playbook offers a deeper look at why language
learning has such a positive influence on employee
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Feb 13, 2017
This complimentary report will display the biggest benefits of moving to 8x8 Virtual Virtual Office including:
-Never have to perform a communications hardware or software upgrade again
-Providing more consistent and unified communications service
-Improving business processes with prebuilt CRM integration
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Jun 16, 2017
Some companies opt to deploy UC solutions on-premises, but the cloudbased model is gaining popularity. Cloud-based UC solutions are ideal for businesses that have limited IT staff, a distributed workforce and/or a desire for pay-as-you-go flexibility.
By enabling diverse communication media to be carried over a common IP network, UC solutions make it possible to manage a full suite of capabilities from a single point—and use them with common devices.
But what’s the best way to maximize UC capabilities for your specific workplace? Spiceworks surveyed IT decision makers to get their insights on identifying and deploying collaboration and communication solutions across their organizations. This white paper explores the survey results, including key concerns, pain points, and roadmaps around driving UC strategies.
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Jun 16, 2017
Tangent International is a specialist recruitment company for the technology industry. It has more than 70 employees who work with some of the most forward thinking companies in the world.
A global recruiter with international needs Tangent International operates in 175 countries with candidates and clients across more than 220 locations. As a recruiter looking to source and place the best talent from all over the world, the business needed a service provider that would allow it to easily communicate with its global customer base. These customers include some of the biggest technology brands in the world who all have high expectations, so it’s vital that the technology Tangent International uses lives up to these standards.
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Jun 16, 2017
In today’s highly competitive business environment, top companies will be the ones that have developed innovative ways to create stellar communications experiences that keep the end users engaged—employees and customers alike.
Video and Web conferencing have become well-established tools to drive rich internal as well as external communications. However, to make an impact, these collaboration tools must be reliable and intuitive to use. Continuous communication offers hassle-free integrated user experiences that fit today’s mobile work styles. Technology advancements and changing perceptions are opening up innovative opportunities, which offer businesses new avenues to create a competitive edge. Smart companies must catch on or get left behind.
It’s no secret the restaurant industry is highly populated by teenagers. So what are the best tactics to engage your Gen Z employees while keeping your restaurant compliant with today’s labor laws?
Research has found Gen Z to be very different than their older millennial brothers and sisters, meaning operators need to find a whole new approach to engage them.
In this guide we’ll highlight the engagement and compliance challenges restaurants face with this group of workers. And then we’ll walk you through best practices we’ve seen work using mobile scheduling apps and digital communication tools.
Guidebook: 4 Ways to Implement Your Best Activity Challenge Yet
Leading companies know: employees who are physically active are healthier and more productive, and wellness programs can play an enormous role in driving physical activity and health in the workplace. In this guidebook, you’ll learn:
- How to create an effective communications plan
- The right way to incorporate incentives
- Unique activity challenge ideas to get your team moving
- And more
Mobile devices help clinicians improve the quality of patient care and save lives by improving staff communication and collaboration, and by providing instant access to a wealth of mission-critical information — from real-time lab results to a change in a patient’s condition or verification of the “5 rights” of medication administration at the patient bedside. In addition, mobility also helps healthcare organizations comply with important governmental and regulatory safety standards, without tasking an already overburdened nursing staff with additional paperwork. This white paper provides guidance for planning and implementing a clinical mobility solution in today’s healthcare environment, including a five-step roadmap to help key stakeholders identify needs.
Zebra’s broad range of enterprise-level, healthcare-designed, end-to-end solutions provides a wealth of benefits throughout a healthcare facility, enabling clinicians, staff and administrators to sense, analyze and act in real time. Identity solutions can help improve accuracy and enhance patient safety, deliver greater operational efficiency and caregiver confidence, and improve the patient experience. Mobility solutions help improve staff communication and collaboration with enterprise effectiveness and workflow efficiency. Intelligence solutions offer greater visibility to data on patients, staff, assets and the facility overall for better decision making.
Dallas-based Parkland Health & Hospital implemented a Zebra technology solution to create a mobile-enabled workforce at its new state-of-the-art hospital campus. That mobile solution enabled the nursing staff to focus on what’s most important — patient care. The solution gave nurses the ability to communicate in real time, access right-now information and take the right action with that information.
Parkland’s leadership was able to track all patient activities from positive patient identification and specimen collection to laboratory specimen tracking and pharmacy medication administration. Additionally, hospital staff communication with voice and secure texting, along with patient alerts and
alarms—all help increase patient safety, care and satisfaction.
By 2022, only 12 percent of warehouse operations will use pen and paper, according to a recent Zebra study. Why are manual processes vanishing? Because automation and connectivity enable the modern warehouse to stay compliant, deliver on time and ensure more overall customer satisfaction, every single time. You can create a more efficient, compliant and profitable warehouse. Learn how with our free eBook, 6 Steps to Flawless Fulfillment. You’ll discover actionable strategies to:
Deploy industrial wireless solutions to optimize team productivity and workflow.
Improve staff communications and management to maximize on-the-job efficiency and effectiveness.
Streamline order picking processes to cut costs and save time.
Create advanced inventory and storage capabilities to improve efficiency and accuracy.
Upgrade inbound handling operations to process more shipments, more accurately.
Turnaround outbound performance to deliver the ‘last mile’ in flawless fulfillment.
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: May 21, 2018
Our client is a very well-known, long-established bank with over 13 million customers across the globe. Over the years, they had built up a large and complex technological legacy. The landscape included over 1,000 different applications residing on a complex architecture and a hybrid mix of technology, which made testing the non-production environment an increasingly difficult task for quality assurance (QA) teams. Testing environments were fragmented, and this was compounded by a lack of ownership, governance processes, and communication regarding the status of environment readiness; causing delays, extending time to market, and increasing cost.
When it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), the evolution of connected devices and data can often make it difficult for teams — including designers, engineers and communication specialists — to efficiently work together. The SOLIDWORKS connected devices ecosystem, however, provides development capabilities that easily bring teams together to manage complexities and synchronize and facilitate product development. This webinar further explains smart, connected devices and how SOLIDWORKS can leverage these capabilities to help drive business change.
Traditional tools of the engineering trade don’t accommodate today’s need for cross-team collaboration. From using different mechanical computer-aided design (MCAD) applications to working on projects with stakeholders located all over the world, engineers have to overcome various obstacles to get the job done. Learn how technology can help streamline communications and collaboration, ultimately setting up your team for success.
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