There are many points of frustration, inefficiencies and exorbitant costs involved with the old school PBX phone hardware. The Cloud offers software based solutions for everything from music to CRM and RingCentral has created a cloud-based communications solution. Explore 7 of the key virtues of this modernized solution to collaboration, which includes multiple location unity across your company, flexibility with your growth, simplified infrastructure and management, easily connecting mobile workforces and remote employees and more.
The Cloud; software as service across the Internet, is experiencing mass proliferation for everything from banking to CRM. Communications are part of this migration and offer a compelling solution over the retro, hardware-based systems known as PBX. This paper illustrates comparative anatomies of the old and new models. Major benefits of cloud communications are detailed, including the elimination of costs, removal of complexity for managing the system, alleviating IT resources, and the benefits of one system with a host of features. A deep-dive of the technology supporting the solution is included.
Traditional phone systems, aka, PBX were designed for a time when people primarily worked from desk phones; well before the Internet restructured our patterns of communication and general lifestyles. Many businesses feel entrenched with the systems they have, but as contracts expire and systems get harder to maintain options are considered. Explore the top 5 hidden costs of the PBX, including costs in upgrades, maintenance and service calls, the strain on IT budgets, accumulation of service charges, connecting office locations and difficulty planning for growth and the future.
In this Gigaom Research Webinar, we will examine the schism between the automated enterprise and the manual operations that support it, assess the tools and processes available to bring the back office up to speed, and present a roadmap to bring business agility and consistency to your operations. We will discuss real-world examples and draw lessons that businesses of all sizes can use.
Protecting a business – including its information and intellectual property, physical infrastructure, employees, and reputation – has become increasingly difficult. Online threats come from all sides: internal leaks and external adversaries; domestic hacktivists and overseas cybercrime syndicates; targeted threats and mass attacks. And these threats run the gamut from targeted to indiscriminate to entirely accidental.
Like many security trends and frameworks, the early stages of adoption often involve inconsistent definitions, challenges with justification and management communication and an unknown path to implementation. In this white paper, we:
• Review the current threatscape and why it requires this new approach
• Offer a clarifying definition of what cyber threat Intelligence is
• Describe how to communicate its value to the business and
• Lay out some concrete initial steps toward implementing Intelligence-Led Security
Published By: Vindicia
Published Date: Sep 23, 2014
Vindicia has witnessed numerous best practices working with innovative digital businesses and noticed that companies that communicate the most effectively tend to follow three key practices consistently. This ebook give you three essential communication practices.
Published By: OpenText
Published Date: Aug 19, 2014
Maintaining regulatory compliance is a major business issue facing organizations around the world. The need to secure, track and store information for compliance purposes is critical. For years businesses have relied on fax communications in day-to-day operations. More pressure is now placed on the need to closely manage fax communications and document processes. It’s not surprising that organizations are turning to enterprise fax technology to meet compliance requirements. This white paper addresses the area of fax communications and the steps you can take to help keep your organization compliant.
Published By: xMatters
Published Date: Jan 26, 2015
Unsanctioned apps have become the norm, even in large enterprises with tight IT oversight. But when it comes to IT communication solutions, which frequently involve sensitive data, you simply cannot compromise. Read The 2015 IT Communications Buyers Guide and learn why you cannot afford to settle for a non-proven IT communications solution. This report details exactly what to look for, and also look out for, in an enterprise-grade vendor.
Dive deep into topics such as:
• Security and compliance
• Enterprise specific capabilities
• What constitutes a real mobile solution
• Selecting a trustworthy partner
• Breadth and depth of integrations
• Global support
• And much more...
Published By: GuideSpark
Published Date: Aug 02, 2018
Only 52 percent of employees understand their benefits, and likely more are unaware of all the
options available. Engaging with them during this process has never been more important. These five best practices can help.
Published By: GuideSpark
Published Date: Oct 09, 2018
Strengthen your employee value proposition (EVP) by enabling managers to better communicate compensation. Impactful communication strategies will help your employees better understand the company’s pay philosophy and their compensation. Learn how in this whitepaper.
Published By: GuideSpark
Published Date: Nov 19, 2018
Employees like the concept but have concerns about how it’s implemented.
A well-thought-out employee communication initiative can help close the gap
and make a culture of continuous feedback a reality.
Published By: Comview
Published Date: Dec 10, 2014
Download this white paper, and uncover the steps this HIT team took to manage their IT and telecommunications portfolio, translating to millions in savings on their operations budget! Discover the hidden costs of your organization’s technologies, and their massive impact on the annual IT and telecom budget.
Coaching is all about maximising performance, regardless of whether it’s a superstar looking to reach greater heights, a new hire wanting to start off on the right foot, or even a struggling employee who needs to improve. Anyone can be a coach, as long as they have certain intangible skills and receive the proper training. The company, coach, and employee need to agree on what to improve, how to do it, and how to define success. As long as everyone is on the same page and dedicated to professional development, the end result will be employees, and a bottom line, that reach their potential.
But how can you ensure that everyone from seasoned veterans to new hires
reach their full potential?
By offering coaching. Over 70% of employees who received coaching saw an increase in work performance, relationships, and communication skills, and 80% reported having more self-confidence.
Computer networks are built to facilitate the flow of communication, not stop it. Unfortunately, data packets can be manipulated to look normal yet contain an exploit. These techniques evade standard security measures and, in most cases, can deliver a malicious payload without detection. Often, these advanced evasion techniques (AETs) take advantage of rarely used protocol properties in unexpected combinations. Most network security devices are not capable of detecting them. While many pass industry tests with high ratings, those ratings are based on protection against a limited number of threats. The exact number of AETs is unknown, but it is close to hundreds of millions. To defend against AETs, your network security should incorporate seven critical features into your next gen firewall.
For decades technical writers have reaped the benefits of XML to lower the cost and effort associated with creating, managing and reusing content across multiple output formats. Now, with the introduction of Smart Content, business users and subject matter experts can easily adopt XML in order to keep up with consumer demand for high-value communication.
Download the free eBook The Beginner’s Guide to Smart Content and discover:
• What is Smart Content?
• A Brief Primer on Publishing Processes
• The Cost of Smart Content
• Who Else Is Using XML for Document Production?
• What’s Wrong with XML?
• Smart Content Details
• 12 Reasons to Adopt Smart Content
The digital age has driven a rapid transformation of the IT role. No longer an order-taker, IT must now become a game-changer for the organization, according to new research gyro conducted addressing the perceptions, expectations and future priorities of IT. For IT to become a true change agent and business consultant, it must embrace its “human side” and show its relevance to business operations’ and leaders’ success. For many IT groups, this requires a change in culture and an updated mindset about the department’s ultimate purpose and focus, along with improvements in interdepartmental communication.
Read the white paper "How Cloud Communications Is Opening Up Possibilities (and Floor Space)" to find out why some IT pros are shopping for game tables to go in empty server rooms while others are untangling wires and watching blinking lights—and which cases make the most sense for each approach.
In business, as in baseball, communication and collaboration are critical to working like a team toward a common goal. Having the right equipment can be a big part of that. Chances are, you’ve already moved some of your business applications to the cloud, which will better prepare you for working communications into your cloud lineup. If you still haven’t unified your communications in the cloud, now might be the best time to act—before the competition gets a competitive edge.
As it turns out, the strategies that work in baseball also make a lot of sense when filling out your cloud solutions lineup. By arranging your cloud investments in the right order, you’ll score more revenue, drive in more ROI and maybe even shut out the competition.
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.
Published By: Intercom
Published Date: Oct 08, 2015
An effective messaging strategy means targeting the right users with the right message at the right time and place. Failing to do so leads to customers mentally, or literally, unsubscribing from you.
From the makers of Intercom, a customer communications platform, this book teaches you how to increase customer engagement in three ways:
1. Define the audience for your message by segmenting users according to behavior and action.
2. Craft a message for maximum impact; what voice, tone, format, and language to use.
3. Discern the right way and the right time for a message and know what you can do to ensure it is received in the most appropriate setting and in the most appropriate context.
Aguakan needed a solution and was on a tight timeline to implement a communications network. Download this white paper to learn more about how Aguakan utilized Cambium Networks to improve water utility operations while reducing communications costs.
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Feb 13, 2017
This free white paper Your PBX Is Killing Your Business: 5 Reasons Why You Should Ditch It for the Cloud explains 5 top reasons why businesses are leaving their PBXs behind and moving up to the cloud.
Download the paper and learn:
5 measurable business benefits of moving communications to the cloud
How to rapidly scale communications as your business adds new offices and countries
Why mobility and BYOD are must-haves for modern business communications
How cloud solutions deliver disaster recovery benefits that onsite PBXs simply can’t
Extra Bonus: Two free checklists:
Evaluating Cloud Communications Providers: 8 Questions to Ask
8 Signs Your Legacy PBX Is Putting Your Business at Risk
Get all the facts when you download this free white paper!
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Feb 13, 2017
Enterprise conferencing and collaboration technologies today stand at an exciting crossroads. Solutions that were once considered consumer technologies are moving into the enterprise. Never has this trend been more pronounced than now, as consumerization of IT and mobile device proliferation increasingly break down the walls between business and consumer use. As a result, enterprise solutions must become increasingly simpler to deploy and more intuitive to use. At the same time they must deliver a secure and seamless communications experience. As the worlds of consumer and business communications blend, walking the line between the two has become top of mind for users and IT decision makers alike. Businesses must capitalize on these tectonic shifts in user preferences by deploying agile communications that today’s mobile users need in order to collaborate effectively wherever they are.
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