Real-Time Messaging: To Be or Not to Be Productive

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO WEBRTC’S REAL TIME COMMUNICATIONS BetterCloud, a blog community that periodically releases research data related to the Tech World, recently released findings of a survey covering the trends for cloud-related activity within the Enterprise realm. More than 1600 total IT professionals and end-users participated in the poll. Of those surveyed, 76 percent of them came from small-to-medium sized businesses with 14 percent from large-sized organizations. Everyone else fell between the gaps. With such a gap in participants, it’s very interesting to see the correlation between both groups of adoption and the common denominators that fall in between them. This survey focused on the data related to utilization of real time messaging, distractions and the overall organizational impact of real time communications. The end-goal was to help businesses make more intelligent decisions when it comes to choosing better business technologies. With little need for additional phone services, most small-to-medium sized businesses choose not to increase investments for phone systems, as they are considered unnecessary to the organization. Yet, 57 percent of all groups surveyed use two or more real-time messaging applications for both internal and external communications. Some organizations are using as many as five messaging services at a […]

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ShoreTel Expands Globalization Growth Through HYBRID System and Voxbone Partnership

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO TMCNET’S UNIFIED COMMUNICATIONS ShoreTel, provider of unified communications solutions and phone systems, has decided to partner with Voxbone in extending the reach of its Cloud PBX Service. Voxbone is a global provider of virtual local and business-centric telephone numbers, serving both individual and enterprise consumers. Impacting global expansion strategies, ShoreTel’s partnership with Voxbone will enhance enterprise operations, by allowing clients to be reached by customers outside of their current territories and markets.   ShoreTel recently launched the Connect CLOUD, providing fully hosted management to benefit collaboration and unified communications experiences. This not only establishes a centralized universe for companies working across continents, but it also allows them to receive direct inward dialing (DID) extensions that facilitate global demand through a carrier-grade network. Voxbone, an industry choice for many, has partnerships with national carriers all over the world, providing service possibilities to the end-customer.  They not only assign traditional geographic-based numbers, but they also provide regional 800 numbers and the ability to receive text via virtual mobile numbers. This is extremely important for organizations that are switching from strict call center models to contact call centers in keeping with modern progression. This move also facilitates customer contact through multiple […]

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Empire Access Ditches Legacy Systems, Implements GENBAND

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO TMC NET’S REAL TIME COMMUNICATIONS GENBAND, provider of real-time communications solutions, recently announced the release of a Network Transformation solution through Empire Access, a state-of-the-art provider of fiber optics. The Network Transformation tool, a software-based solution, has implemented the GENBAND C15 Call Controller in maximizing and upgrading Empire’s communications systems, taking them into the new generation of telecommunications capabilities. The C15 Call Controller has made a name for itself in the past, supporting a variety of standard protocols, interfaces and features that enable both IP and legacy servicing for its Class 5 predecessor that have allowed for better clarity, innovative video calling and call logging abilities and even mobility. With the implemented Network Transformation rollout, Empire Access now finds itself with better network efficiencies and the ability to offer clientele advanced communications servicing. The addition of the C14 Call Controller allows the Network Transformation solution to consolidate network infrastructures and enhance all previous IP-based technologies. Empire Access would now be able to facilitate applications servers, webRTC, wireless access gateways, intelligent messaging and session routing. They will now be able to engage virtualizing networking functions and implement cloud-based “as a Service” options. We all know the power of […]

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Mitel Seeks to Enhance Mobile Productivity

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO TMC NET’S WEBRTC WORLD Aimed to meet the growing requirements of a mobile-first world, Mitel has revealed new mobile solutions for real time communications. The new Mitel Mobile Cloud Suite is empowering stronger communication and more productive collaboration amongst enterprise businesses, project teams and small firms. In fact, the suite allows Tier-2 and Tier-3 mobile carriers to provide more effective, rapid and cost-efficient hosting to VoLTE, ViLTE and VoWiFi technologies, in addition to advanced messaging services. The Multi-ID, for example, allows users to easily attach all contact numbers and means of communication to be streamlined into a single device. Users are able to open a native application on any mobile device to make calls, listen to voicemail, send and receive text messages. Evolving to meet the ongoing needs of today’s Executive and Project Lead, Mitel has established the Embedded Communications solution, the first product to emerge from the Mitel Accelerator, allowing businesses to integrate voice, video and messaging directly into mobile business SaaS applications. This streamlines mobile communications by allowing team members to stay in one app, as opposed to many, while communicating and collaborating in real-time without delaying, missing or overlooking very important details. The Embedded […]

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A New Standard in CRM for Commerce, Healthcare and Remote Workforces

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO TMCNET’S WEBRTC SOLUTIONS A sharp increase in online sales shows that consumers are learning to trust brands through interactive experiences and online platforms. A “buy it now” mentality has influenced the demand for most brands to shift the way they do business and often changing the first point of contact between the brand and the consumer. Most importantly, this adoption has led to an increased need to meet the consumer “at the door” with a qualified sales specialist and customer service representative in assisting the consumer in an enriched shopping experience. Last week, VeriShow released an integrated solution that benefits Salesforce Live Agent. This customer service tool allows companies to provide an enhanced live chat option in meeting their customers with a better in-store experience. Taking control of the sales funnel, VeriShow allows agents to lead the customer directly to a particular product or service of interest, as they are given the power to access consumer screens and better guide them through the sales process. This, of course, can be done in real time – and saving energy on behalf of the consumer, while better influencing the point of sale and reducing drop-offs to the sales funnel. […]

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Health Apps Show Rapid Adoption, Promoting a Healthier Lifestyle Through Usage

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO TMCNET’S REAL-TIME COMMUNICATIONS According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, “Smartphones, connected medical accessories and apps have been underutilized by the healthcare industry.” But, not any more! Recent studies report a shift in the way consumers are caring for their health, as usage soars for health-related apps and technologies. In 2016, it is predicted that we will see an even larger shift in consumer access to personal records, video diagnoses and even monitoring of our own health. Many of us have alarms set up on our phones already, reminding us to stay hydrated. Others are connecting smartphones to small devices that clock sleeping patterns and restlessness in the night. This year alone, ensa introduced International audiences to a HIPAA-Compliant app that allows individuals to access healthcare records at any time of day, whenever they please. Most recently, a “Good Habit App” was released by ORCAS to curb bad habits by monitoring cause and effects on health conditions, while instituting good habits in developing healthier individuals. In late 2015, GreatCall acquired Lively, Inc. in supporting the health needs of our growing niche of tech-savvy senior citizens. For years, consumers have been heading to the Internet to research every sneeze and every scratch […]

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Predictions for Real Estate 2016: How Agents and Facilities Managers Will Benefit

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED ON TMCNET’S REAL TIME COMMUNICATIONS Planon, a software provider in support of workplace optimization and Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS), has released their predictions in Real Estate and Facility Management efficiencies for 2016. “Many of the trends that will come into focus in 2016 already exist today, but their significance is expected to grow and become mainstream in the near future,” states David Karpook, Strategic Business Consultant at Planon. “Today’s facilities management and real estate managers face an increasing need to respond to the evolution of technology and sustainability, ensure compliance, and increase cost efficiency.”  Planon predicts that IoT opportunities will be made more applicable to the Real Estate spectrum in 2016. Therefore, it will be increasingly adopted by agents all over the world. Bottom lines will increase with the placement of affordable sensor technologies. Analytics data will be easily collected through occupancy of the workplace or meeting room. Additional IoT implementations point to better utilization of smart screens triggered by in app functionality or by room sensors, alone. In the case of real estate, the amount of time an onlooker spends in each room may translate to sales potential, funneling sales interest data collected during the time […]

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A Connected Experience Capitalizes on the Power of Wi-Fi

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO TMC NET’S IOT EVOLUTION A connected experience platform, Aerohive Networks’ new suite of enterprise technologies has been released that is designed to enable businesses to, according to Yahoo! Finance, “unlock the future potential of Wi-Fi” through its cloud networking architecture. “The intersection of mobility and cloud networking gives every organization the chance to transform how they serve their customers,” said David Greene, SVP and CMO, Aerohive Networks.   “Our Connected Experience platform and next generation of cloud networking enables businesses to build on the foundation of their Wi-Fi infrastructure to improve customer engagement, create new business insights and drive growth,” said Greene. They are doing this through integrated APIs that will allow developers to scale and resolve issues of privilege through BYOD challenges, arising when guests and employees connect personal devices through enterprise servers. As enterprises adopt the ideology that mobile technologies can transform personalized delivery of information to internal teams and customers, they are finding that the connected experience can promote collaboration and engagement that will shift effectiveness of communication and growth. Addressing these points head-on, Aerohive’s cloud networking solution takes advantage of Wi-Fi to empower customers, keeping them connected to updated information, proprietary applications and […]

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All Cycles Lead to Unified Customer Service, Enhanced by Automation

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO TMC NET’S REAL-TIME COMMUNICATIONS Survata Research Partners recently carried out a survey on behalf of FollowAnalytics and Gigaom Research on mobile app utilization by enterprise users. A focus group of 450 mobile marketers was surveyed on their mobile activity and the results of mobile marketing in 2015. To better understand the priorities and needs of marketers across some of the world’s most leading brands, the survey sought to find the root of potential issues, as brands adopt “mobile-first and omnichannel” business practices. The goal of this survey was to find new ways to “improve the customer experience, while creating long- term customer value and loyalty,“ elements that build for long-term success of a brand and influence word of mouth initiatives set forth by marketers, over time.  The study noted that a “majority of marketers say connected CRM-driven mobile apps are extremely important to developing rich, omnichannel customer journeys.” In fact, the collected data has led FollowAnalytics to recommend that brands seeking a return on mobile investment should adopt mobile app strategies, while targeting that exact customer value, utilizing an ominichannel approach to instill personalization and customer interactivity — allowing them to utilize personal data across platforms and […]

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Avaya and Plantronics Join Forces in the Name of Unified Communications

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO TMC NET’S UNIFIED COMMUNICATIONS In an evolving tech world, contact centers are more powerful than basic call centers, because chatting, e-mailing and texting with a customer base is becoming more effective than traditional calling methods.  By joining forces with Plantronics, Avaya will fill the growing need for simplification in contact centers and unified communications.  According to CNN Money, this partnership kicks off with a focus on compatibility that allows communications professional to utilize Plantronics headsets through Chrome-based contact center applications and includes the Avaya Agent for Chrome, as well as the customer engagement on Avaya application on Google’s cloud-based platform, Drive. The International Customer Management Institute (ICMI) recently reported that 71 percent of all contact centers are suffering from system inefficiencies and missing out on their full performance potential. In fact, call centers with the most growth and success are reported to have been equipped to do so, effectively doing their jobs while impacting and influencing the lives of many through advanced accessibility and efficiency tools. This same report also explains how customer service has become the new marketing strategy that at work for many businesses and how “contact centers are critical touch-points” for customer-to-brand interactions. Avaya […]

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