Improving the Corporate Culture | How to optimize your workforce from a distance

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Previously Published on News Break 2020 led to a surprising shift in how businesses would operate going forward. Many of these businesses have learned that they could actually cut costs by removing overhead. Others are downsizing and/or relocating to more tax-friendly areas of the United States. While some have let go of their workforce, others are growing at an unprecedented pace. With employees spread far and wide, companies are doubling down on the corporate culture and how teams operate. Productivity was a major concern for businesses with no existing infrastructure and with employees unaccustomed to working from home. Performance was another issue. Uncertainty in the market had led to uncertainty in business, forcing those businesses to think outside the box and tighten up their strategies to ensure continued success. Challenges are illuminating unique opportunities for companies to not just strengthen the workforce but to strengthen the corporate culture. By improving employee retention ratios, we begin to eliminate high rates of employee turnover, which often equate to higher rates of unnecessary spending, associated with the recruitment, training, and onboarding of temporary new hires. When employees don’t feel appreciated when they feel underpaid or as if there is no room left for […]

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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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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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Striata’s New SDR Enforces Privacy in Cloud-Based Systems

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Previously published to TMC Net’s Cloud Computing Magazine For those migrating to cloud-based systems, there has been slight hesitation where security is concerned. Within reason, there are many companies that are more precautious when moving proprietary and confidential information to a “free for all” type of platform. Then, there are those that realize cloud-systems may actually be more secure than their own in-house servers, and enjoy the benefits of monitoring and lockout. Likewise, there are those that refuse to become part of the shift, out of fear of data loss and hijacked information. Striata – a company dedicated to Customer Communications Management software and document security technologies – launched an innovative Secure Document Repository (SDR) Solution. This solution brings enterprises, both large and medium, six layers of protection, bringing enhanced data protection. What’s better is that this solution not only keeps data secure within the cloud, but it also protects data once it leaves the cloud. With a new strategy in enforcing privacy within the cloud system, this SDR focuses directly on data breaches that plague the global community to ensure safe defense in daily operations, especially for those who regularly access or work within the cloud.   For many companies, […]

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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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China Mobile Adopting NFV Solutions to Improve Telecommunications Structure

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Previously Published to TMC Net’s NFVZone China Mobile is migrating systems into smarter and more agile networks. To do this, they are adopting the ZTE Corporation’s Network Function Virtualization (NFV), as their means in optimizing networks to allow for faster speeds and better connectivity to user devices. Through this adoption, China Mobile will find that systems are easier to manage. A provider in a country with the highest world population, this seems to be a great move towards innovation and improved performance, where networks could easily become congested.  This shift will be essential in ensuring high performance abilities during the workday rush.In addition to the network solutions being made available to China Mobile, ZTE is implementing smaller, more manageable stations to ensure connectivity and decongestion throughout the virtualized network. With such high populations, these small substations would be considered checkpoints to verify functionality. “ZTE is committed to work with China Mobile to accelerate the deployment of integrated small base stations and build the highest-performance TD-LTE networks,” said Bai Yanmin, Vice President of ZTE. “ZTE’s products can enable operators to shorten response times to network malfunction, and make it faster to deploy new services for users.” An NFV-based Gateway solution contributes […]

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Linux Foundation Executive Details 5 Virtual Networking Predictions for 2016

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED ON TMCNET’S NFV ESSENTIALS SITE Open source projects have always been in demand, but they have become even more so since our top technologies have allowed for more integration, as opposed to previous “as is” programming. That said, we are seeing one of the biggest growths for open source software development in the area of Networking. Here, network functions virtualization (NFV) is allowing networking to be transformed and is being impacted by open source projects at record speed. As Heather Kirskey, Director of NFV for OPNFV, the Linux Foundation, in a recent blog provides five virtual networking trends to keep an eye on in 2016 as the pace of virtualization innovation really is accelerating.  In fact, Kirskey cites a recent report by the researchers at IHS Infonetics who are forecasting a fivefold increase in the NFV/SDN market by 2019 with more than $11B in revenue. Plus, it is noted that when it comes to NFV, activities are moving beyond telecommunications. The Linux Foundation is deeply involved in accelerating NFV having created a collaborative project over a year ago to fan the innovation flames. They launched a “carrier-grated, integrated, open source platform” aimed at accelerating the innovation of new […]

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Time for an SaaS Update?

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO TMCNET’S CUSTOMER SUPPORT SOFTWARE It’s no secret – and definitely nothing new – a good help desk is necessary in allowing the corporate world to flourish, one business professional at a time. At smaller companies, Help Desk Support and IT may, in fact, be the same department. But, at larger firms, they are as much the same as night and day. Help Desks are responsible for serving their own internal clientele in the best way possible. They also may serve as the company’s Tech Support department for external customers with incoming concerns with a company’s product lines, services or website functionality. They are often the first point of contact with tech concerns – and many times the only point of contact. Susan J. Campbell recently discussed how your days are numbered if your differentiation isn’t based on quality service. No matter which audience you’re serving, if you are the first point of contact or the last – your focus better be on quality and maximized performance. But, how can you do this when your desk isn’t organized and files are thrown all over the place? How can you do this when your own team isn’t on the […]

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Sharegate Escorts Proprietary Information to Enterprise-friendly Platforms

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO TMCNET’S OFFICE365TODAY At a time when less is becoming more, we’re seeing the tech industry shift to efficiency and centralization. This week, Sharegate released a tool that will most likely gain popularity over the next few months. This tool, like so many others, is promising on better collaboration, communication and productivity. But, most importantly, as cloud-vested as it is, it is focused on ownership and security. First of all, we need to acknowledge David Roe at CMS Wire for filling us in on the smaller details of this new innovative tool. Next we have to explain why this tool is so important. Let’s break it down. Sharegate is, in a way, a bodyguard. He’s coming to usher information from Google (News – Alert) Drive, peacefully escorting properties from one user account to a more powerful enterprise account on Office 365. At Google Drive, or Google for Work, these properties were connected and made available through a web of connected users. At Office 365, they will now be stored on a central enterprise cloud with only primary ownership by each user. Sharegate is making sure this data gets to its destination safely – and without getting lost along the […]

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How Millennials are Shifting the Cloud Contact Center in 2016

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO TMCNET’S CLOUD CONTACT CENTER According to Datamark, there are six contact center trends to watch this year. In case you didn’t get the memo, 2016 is already here; and the future of our cloud contact centers will to be reshaped by our millennial generation.  These young, social savvy professionals are hungry for innovation, full of passion and really hate to be tied down. They were born with a silver keyboard glued at the fingertips and are now powering a $2.45 trillion marketplace. Everything powers on. Everything is connected. One thing that often goes unsaid about millennials is that they are truly workaholics. Many of them are content with working around the clock and have leveraged this quality to quickly build and accelerate their careers. But, millennials are also full of adventure. They prefer to be “out and about” while doing business than cooped up inside staring at wall in between business transactions. For this reason, companies are okay with investing into necessary resources to keep Millennials focused, happy and working around the clock. Because other millennials are also connected around the clock, they seem to find their way to one another on social media at all hours […]

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