It’s 2016, and We Still Lack Preference for Virtual Meetings. Here’s Why.

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO TMC NET’S REAL TIME COMMUNICATIONS With the mobile workforce revolutionizing businesses, both small and large, it’s becoming more conventional to meet our clients and business partners for a quick chat over the wire. While it’s pretty cool to think back to where we were just ten years ago, we’re still not as far as we would think. In fact, GFK, a firm dedicated to market research in Technology, reveals that only a quarter of U.S. consumers are regularly engaging in digital interaction and consider it just as good as being face-to-face. Overseas consumers reflect similar sentiments. Globally, women are more apt to welcoming virtual interactions than men. In the United States, it’s the men, who more strongly agree with the fact that meeting face to face is “just as good.” While it is true that nothing compares to human interaction, one can argue that with collaborative tools, productivity is actually maximized through evolved technologies and real-time communications. One could also argue that corporate dollars are being saved, where they previously splurged on luxurious business trips, both cross-country and cross continental. Not so surprisingly, only 20-30 percent of all consumers completely disagree. This leaves a majority of overall […]

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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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YouVisit Contributes Major Change to VR Markets

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO TMCNET’S WEARABLE TECH NEWS While virtual reality has been available to consumers for more than 20 years, it doesn’t seem like it caught on too well until recently. Companies like Google Cardboard, Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR have made virtual reality more mainstream, and now everyone is trying to get some action. YouVisit, a company with the mission of showing you the world, has developed one of the world’s largest collections of interactive virtual reality content. In fact, they have made it possible for user-generated virtual reality experiences, giving individuals, educational institutions and business all over the world the opportunity to create their own virtual reality content. Providing what some are quoting to be the “industry’s highest resolution VR experience,” YouVisit has formulated an algorithm said to be viewed at almost five times the resolution of other standard virtual reality content. The visuals are said to be so realistic, that users almost forget that they never left their living room. YouVisit’s algorithm cuts down download times and allows each experience to be powered at a higher resolution but at a much lower bandwidth. This takes place by allowing the user experience to transform how the algorithm […]

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Web Leaders Team to Provide Better WebRTC, Broadcast Capabilities

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO TMC NET’S CONFERENCING ZONE For the last 10 or so years, Oxagile has been a trusted provider of custom and mobile application development services for some of the world’s most Web-prominent multinationals and media powerhouses. The company’s primary focus has always been on video-streaming solutions, but in the most recent years has also been centered on real-time communications. With TokBox as a leader in the WebRTC community, it almost comes as no surprise that the two companies would team up to provide companies with better real-time communications in leading organizations into better communications and collaboration within the workplace. As a partner of TokBox’s partner program, Oxagile is able to better embed WebRTC through the company’s signature OpenTok platform. They are able to better broadcast directly into their client’s applications. This means Oxgile will be able to offer their clientele better capabilities to hold Web conferencing and corporate training within their applications and Web portals. OpenTok enables multi-party calling, meaning that project teams can operate face-to-face, even at a distance. For remote teams, especially those in multinational positions, this platform will bring more unification through regular team huddles and group discussion. A plus for members unable to make […]

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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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Could Phishing Expeditions Stop Cold with Deeper Insight?

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO TMC NET SECURITY Easy Solutions, a fraud protection company, recently did some research into phishing attacks against a Top 25 US Bank during a three-month period. From September of 2015 until December, it seems these “phishermen” were quite busy. What’s most alarming is that these attacks were done during a season that leaves us most vulnerable to attack and where many of us won’t even realize that have been a victim until much later on. During such a busy time in commerce, many of us won’t even know we were victims until much later down the road. This next bit of information might tell us why. Easy Solutions broke down over 3,030 cases at just that one bank. What’s most interesting about this finding is that in each case, the common denominator was that each instance targeted around 190 people on average. If we factor in how many banks there are – not just in the United States, but all over the world – and consider that this is a yearlong plague, we start to see the bigger picture. Easy Solutions grouped the attacks into three main categories. Parameters were based on how sites were created as […]

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Gotham Technology Group and Pivot3 Partner in the Hyper-Convergence Space

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO TMCNET’S HYPERSCALE DATA CENTERS Gotham Technology Group is known for its dedication to the build and performance of agile and innovative mobile infrastructure solutions for a, primarily, Fortune 500 customer base. Most recently, they teamed up with Pivot3 to announce a partnership that will optimize the mobile workforce as we know it. Pivot3 provides a dynamic, scalable and hyper-converged solution to software-defined data centers, eliminating big bulky equipment and improving the cost of operations to client businesses within various industries. Together, the partnership aims to create enhancements to existing tech infrastructures and storage solutions. In some cases, existing infrastructures will be replaced altogether. Leveraging the power of flash, HCI and hybrid-cloud technologies, mutual customers will now be ale to apply the best infrastructure solution to each project in their ongoing workload. They will not only be able to mark each solution project with priority, but through this partnership, they will additionally have the capability to provide solutions directly within their application architecture and in conducting business services. Optimizing infrastructures to become software-centric, costs are automatically lowered within the operating space. They are also made more productive through speed and organization. Because Gotham is dedicated to providing security […]

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Telefonica and Juniper Networks Enforce Rich Content Delivery Through New Infrastructure Delivery

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO TMC NET’S NFVZONE Content providers strive to provide the best experience to the end-user. This means speed, resolution and easy access to on-demand content. As content gets bigger, bulkier and part of larger conglomerate of in-demand content, there is often a sacrifice in load times, the amount of content that can be displayed at once and even the availability of content from time to time. Last week, Telefónica Spain joined forces with Juniper Networks, yet again, to combat the disruptions we often face in content consumption across several channels and platforms. This partnership aims to rollout a new solution in support of enhanced delivery of rich content and cloud-servicing. Telefónica, service provider to over 329M customers around the world, teams up with Juniper Networks in transforming the current Fusíon Network infrastructure to provide better services to clients through television, high speed Internet and mobile services from a single IP network. The companies aim to better serve enterprises, providing rich cloud services, as well. One focus of interest is providing better inter-connectivity to content providers, content delivery networks and data centers, who rely on such systems to work seamlessly and without interruption. There is nothing worse than losing […]

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Too Legit to Quit: Why Skullcandy is Teaming Up with Icertis

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Previously Published to TMC Net’s Cloud Computing Magazine No, we’re not talking about MC Hammer this time. We’re talking contract management. Cloud-based contract management provider, Icertis, announced a recent partnership with Skullcandy, Inc. that will help the performance audio brand to excel in future business dealings within the global marketplace. Since named “The World’s Coolest Ear Bud” by Fortune, Skullcandy has seen an increase in sales and interests, while already ranking as the third most-sold headphone in the United States. The company, preparing for rapid growth and adoption, has identified areas for improvement within daily business operations and structure. After strategically analyzing multiple solutions, Skullcandy decided to go with adopting the Icertis Contract Management (ICM) platform in managing the contractual segmentation of those operations. With that, the IT department got busy. Skullcandy plans on rollout of ICM within the next 60 days. Various departments, such as legal, human resources, procurement and sales will be trained and onboarded into using the systems. Strategic partnerships and marketing will also benefit form this new platform, as they will be able to keep better track of contractual obligations and hold others accountable – without having to dig into the crate to find the originating […]

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As Traditional Media Consumption Shifts, So Do Trends in Social Media Engagement Strategies

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A recent study by PQ Media, a market research agency focused on competitive intelligence as it relates to some of today’s top media and technology organizations, disclosed findings that highlight the future of traditional media and how the shift is being led by a highly social Gen-X crowd. Their reports show that 2.1 percent of all traditional media consumption is sure to decrease by 2019. Of course, this figure is conservative. Millennials are known for influencing tech innovations in the workplace. But, the Gen-X audience is the true leader in digital media interests. They spend more than 25.3 hours a week on average, consuming “doubled-up” digital media content. This consumption overlaps social media engagement and online collaboration. “Increasingly, online and mobile media usage is being driven by the digital brand extensions of traditional media, driving up overall media as more content is re-purposed for digital devices, such as internet and mobile video streaming of TV programs and movies; online radio stations; web-based multiplayer editions of console video games; and mobile newspaper and magazine apps,” said PQ Media President and COO, Patrick Quinn. The combined consumption of digital media and traditional media is totaled on average at 64.7 percent of our […]

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