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What Google’s Partnership with RingCentral Means for the Future of Unified Communications

Sep 26, 2016 3:59:16 PM

It’s no secret Google and Microsoft are major rivals in the realm of enterprise productivity software. Microsoft’s Office suite has been a staple at businesses around the world since the 1990s, and Google for Work has made similar inroads since Gmail was first introduced a decade ago.

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Despite Their Popularity, Most Enterprises Haven’t Adopted Team Messaging Services Yet. Here’s Why:

Sep 2, 2016 2:41:41 PM

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past several years, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the rise of a new crop of messaging and collaboration apps. While the look, feel and functionality of these newcomers are all different, the services were built for the same reason: to accelerate collaboration and decision-making processes, thereby boosting team productivity.

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Solving Productivity Problems with Mobility

Aug 31, 2016 4:10:22 PM

Earlier this month, the Labor Department announced that—for the third straight quarter—U.S. worker productivity dipped, representing the longest such decline in nearly 40 years. In the age of rapid technological evolution, the productivity slump has left pundits on both sides of the aisle puzzled.

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End of an Era: Changes to Yahoo Messenger Force Oil Traders to Look Elsewhere for Messaging Services

Aug 31, 2016 4:07:20 PM

For nearly two decades, a countless amount of oil traders, brokers and analysts stationed all around the world have relied on Yahoo Messenger as their primary communication tool.

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What WebRTC Trends Will We See in 2016?

Aug 9, 2016 11:05:05 AM

Last year, WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) gained even more traction as big players started rolling out products that leverage the technology. Microsoft, for example, added WebRTC to its newly minted Edge browser (though it didn’t incorporate the technology into its older browsers).

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Is Business Slow This Summer? Time to Invest in Collaboration

Aug 4, 2016 1:18:56 PM

Climbing from the $47.3 billion it amassed during 2014, the enterprise collaboration market is poised to eclipse $70 billion by 2019, and for good reason: Collaboration is critical to the success of any modern organization. Make collaboration a top priority for your company, and you benefit from more efficient business processes and accelerated decision-making—both of which drive competitive advantage.

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How you forget to breathe when checking your email, and other email pitfalls

Aug 2, 2016 4:31:00 PM

There’s no denying the fact that virtually all of today’s business professionals rely heavily on email to do their jobs. But precisely how much time they spend in their inboxes might surprise you.

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Why has Unified Communications failed so many companies?

Jul 14, 2016 5:46:49 PM

Less than half of organizations believe their UC efforts are successful.

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5 Facts about Today’s Collaboration Market

Jun 8, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Collaboration is already important to many businesses. But many believe collaboration will play an even bigger role in the organizations of tomorrow.

The recently released 2016 Connected Enterprise Report by Dimension Data is full of fascinating information that both lends credence to the above and shines a spotlight on how collaboration services can be most useful in today’s organizations.

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How the Rapid Pace of Technology and Mobility Are Changing the Nature of Workplace Collaboration

Mar 17, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Before the proliferation of cloud computing, mobile devices and incredibly quick networks, when most folks talked about collaboration in the workplace, they focused on the desktop.

Now, thanks to the evolution of technology and the rise of mobility, the definition of workplace collaboration is changing.

Today, collaboration is defined differently than just having real-time communication modes (chat, voice, video, conferencing, etc.) on a single desktop client.  

In our opinion, four trends are responsible for this redefinition of business collaboration.

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