Enabling a "digital business" is becoming an increasing priority for organizations; the transition to enabling a digital interaction model inside an organization is twofold. There are technologies that underpin interactions as well as the cultural and behavioral changes that support this transition. Enterprise social networks (ESNs), and more broadly, social workflow, can play a significant role in this particularly when thought of as both a platform and a social workflow embedded in business systems where users are getting work done. This study identifies several key areas of market opportunity and provides criteria by which vendors can be judged now and over the next 5 years.
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.
With its in-depth guidance and independent third-party vendor evaluations, Gartner’s Magic Quadrant market assessment can assist your organization in implementing an effective communication and collaboration solution. The full report covers 17 vendors, with specific information on their ability to execute and completeness of vision.
In today’s global economy, innovation matters. For teams to innovate rapidly and with great frequency, they must be able to clearly communicate and closely collaborate.
Miscommunication, misunderstanding and misinterpretation only leads to costly errors, bottlenecked business processes and market misfires. Most of these issues are avoidable.
A convergence of low-cost but high-quality technology and a
highly competitive business environment is making video
collaboration a channel of choice for today’s information
workers and decision makers. The availability of relatively
low-cost technology—including high-quality video conferencing
equipment, high-bandwidth networks and easy-to-use applications
and tools—is bringing video collaboration within reach of today’s workforce.
The impact on innovation and productivity—as well as critical
business processes, from customer service to problem-solving—is only just starting to be felt.
Published By: Netviewer
Published Date: Jul 10, 2009
Business travel is coming under closer scrutiny: In Germany alone, companies spend
approximately 50 billion euros on business travel every year.
To partially offset this expense, many companies are replacing business trips with online
meetings. With this technology, customers and partners are able to communicate with images and audio over the Internet, while special presentation functions reinforce the personal aspects of a meeting. Software licenses, Webcams, and headsets are worth the investments. Companies that use Web meetings discover new methods of collaboration and reduce their own output of greenhouse gases.
Smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices increase productivity by accelerating decision making and responsiveness. As a result, the number of business users relying on corporate and bring-your-own (BYO) mobile devices continues to grow rapidly—with email serving as the primary app to service customers and facilitate collaboration.
Sales people spend more time out of the office than in. When they are out of the office, they need information at their fingertips. And in today’s more mobile, more collaborative, and more data-rich business world, the needs of corporate sales forces are radically changing. In particular, sales people have always needed access to information about their customer before a meeting and an easy way to update customer information after a meeting. Now, to work more efficiently from the road, they could benefit from and in many cases need additional help in the form of relationship management assistance, collaboration tools, and contextual and relevant business analytics.
Most enterprises understand the importance of listening to customer comments and conversations through social channels, and engaging and developing relationships with influencers and customer communities. But as the variety, volume, and velocity of social data continues to grow, many organizations are looking for cost-effective ways to use this data to get a better understanding and more holistic view of their customer. Social provides a unique channel to learn about your customer, and offers real-time insights like interests, actions, likes and dislikes that can provide invaluable behavioral and predictive data patterns. This social data (when aggregated with enterprise CRM data) reveals a more complete picture and understanding of customers.
Experience the flexibility of cloud-based collaboration, which can help businesses like yours to more quickly deploy applications to promote productivity. The Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS) offers highly secure collaboration solutions for public, private, and hybrid clouds from partners delivering Cisco Powered cloud services.
An overview of the important considerations that both senior business management and IT management should think about as they decide whether or not to migrate some or all of their messaging and collaboration capabilities to the cloud.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Aug 22, 2014
Businesses are rapidly adopting virtualization, cloud infrastructure, and SaaS applications broadly across the enterprise to minimize costs and enable seamless collaboration and communication. This is significantly straining the traditional network paradigm. IT organizations globally are faced with the challenge to transform network architectures to deliver the right performance and reliability cost-effectively while retaining control.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Dec 18, 2014
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.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Dec 18, 2014
In the next few years we shall see explosive growth in the use of video conferencing as a fundamental tool for businesses to enhance communication and collaboration between employees, partners and customers. The technology has developed considerably from early adopters to its current form of mass market roll-out. It’s anticipated that nearly half of information workers will have some type of personal video solution in 2016, up from just 15% today. With video conferencing becoming a core component of IT infrastructure that enables communication and collaboration, businesses will be looking to providers of telephony, business applications and network infrastructure services to include this capability as part of their offering. This report will examine the basic components of the technology, considerations for deploying video conferencing solutions, and will introduce the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform to readers
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Mar 12, 2018
Effective, engaging collaboration that leverages video conferencing should incorporate features like content sharing, clear participant rosters, easy call management controls and Instant Messaging. But, according to Microsoft research, some 97 percent of meeting rooms aren’t adequately equipped to handle video.
In fact, a majority of these rooms host the most rudimentary of collaboration solutions like a digital projector and an audio connection for conference calls. And, while most of these enterprises are adopting Skype for Business for end-users, the reality is that many of their conference rooms lack the ability to connect to Skype for Business calls, which eliminates effective collaboration tools like video and content sharing.
Download this guide to see how to create engaging voice and video meeting experience with Skype for Business.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Aug 19, 2014
Businesses are rapidly adopting virtualization, cloud infrastructure, and SaaS applications broadly across the enterprise to minimize costs and enable seamless collaboration and communiation. This is significantly straining the traditional network paradigm.
For business organizations who desire to take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing but are limited in the time, expertise and available resources to adapt to a cloud methodology, HP offers the HP ConvergedSystem series of solutions. The HP ConvergedSystem is a complete turnkey solution containing the necessary hardware and software components in a factory-assembled pre-racked and cabled configuration, especially designed to establish a total on premise virtualized environment ideal for supporting today’s most popular business applications. This document addresses the considerations for deploying Microsoft SharePoint 2013, with an emphasis on virtualization, on an HP ConvergedSystem 300 solution; supporting an SMB-sized population running a broadly applicable collaboration and document management workload, and requirement for HA.
Just Right IT solutions, based on HP servers, storage, networking, and services, simplify business technology, giving you more time to focus on your business. Whether you’re just getting started with virtualization and file sharing, or supporting expansion with solutions for server consolidation, data backup, and business consolidation, Just Right IT solutions provide appropriate technologies for your organization’s needs today. And when your business is ready for the next level of expansion, HP offers Just Right IT solutions that address growing requirements for collaboration, continuity, and consolidation. Learn more.
As a cloud-based business services suite, Microsoft® Office 365™ provides organizations with access to web, mobile and desktop versions of traditional Office software tools, cloud storage space for enterprise file sharing, and hosted services for communication and social. By making these services available across desktop, mobile, and web platforms, Microsoft is experiencing increased adoption from both consumers and businesses while expanding the possibilities for anytime-anywhere collaboration.
Yet for all its promise, Office 365 poses a meaningful adoption and security challenges for the IT organization. This is where VMware Workspace™ ONE™ comes in — we’ve brought together the power of VMware AirWatch® and VMware Identity Manager™ to accelerate and secure Office 365 deployments.
Small to mid-sized businesses today face a tough task; providing helpful collaboration tools that big businesses offer, without the large costs.
Microsoft commissioned Spiceworks, a network of IT pros, to survey over 250 IT experts working at small to mid-sized businesses to tell us how to do more with less.
The IT pros had this to say, “As a result of using a cloud approach, nearly 80% [of surveyed IT pros] said they’re saving money, seeing more productivity and better security.”
Learn more in the free eBook and propel your small business into the cloud:
• Costs. Provide better tools to increase availability, productivity, and security while keeping costs down.
• Scale. Take advantage of self-servicing and discover the ability to quickly scale your business.
• Mobility. Make accessing information on the go easier for your mobile workforce.
Did you know that just like email, video conferencing is susceptible to security risks?
Our “Online Meetings: Secure Your Video Conferences” eBook shows you how small and medium businesses can use Skype for Business to provide effective collaboration tools—like HD video conferencing*—that are more secure and simple to use. In this ebook, you’ll discover how to:
Save on security, risk, and compliance costs
Reduce risk with a comprehensive solution
Simplify your IT environment and increase security
*For HD video, compatible HD hardware and broadband connection with at least 4 Mbps required.