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A recent Unify blog mentioned the New Way to Work (NW2W) has come of age, as more and more enterprise communications and social collaboration vendors come forward with new solutions and services to enable the NW2W. But, we have also found that the NW2W is emerging quickly into the foreground of public discourse and civic policy.

The Greater Toronto Area, with its population of over six million, has a traffic gridlock problem along with an under-developed public transit system.  Getting around has become increasingly difficult – to the point where transportation became the central issue on our last municipal election. Read more ›

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If you have been following us in the Press, and reading blogs from the Unify Executive team you know that a lot is going on here with regards to changing how we approach the market, customers and partners. But now it’s time to talk about one thing that is not changing here at Unify. Something that’s in our engineering DNA. That is our commitment to quality and reliability in the solutions we are delivering today for enterprise customers.  The 2014 Gartner Corporate Telephony Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities assessment supports this in full measure.

I’m proud to say that once again the OpenScape Enterprise is in the Leaders Quadrant for Corporate Telephony. But let’s get beyond the graphic of the dots and take a look at the more in-depth analysis of OpenScape Enterprise by Gartner. The Critical Capabilities assessment for each vendor looks at seven key capabilities for a Corporate Telephony solution. Here once again the scores for OpenScape Enterprise confirmed our commitment to providing a highly reliable communications solution designed to Carrier Grade standards (see table below). Read more ›

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3 Minute Read: Redefining the Human Work Experience

Over the course of the year, the Unified Communications (UC) industry has undergone incredible shifts. Players have transitioned from being hardware to software centric, strived to acquire their competitors, and restructured their sales and channel models. The tumultuous nature of the market is a huge indication the industry recognizes that there is a need for communications and collaboration technology that enables teams to easily work together regardless of location.

Recent announcements from Unify, Cisco, BlackBerry, IBM and Facebook demonstrate tremendous momentum in the industry. UC industry players are joining the New Way to Work (NW2W) party. The “New Way to Work” (#NW2W) has been part of Unify’s strategy, branding and messaging since October 2013, and we are pleased to see others joining in the conversation.

 

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Millennials are a key driving force in the #newwaytowork

Organizations are understanding that today’s workers want to work where and how they want, with technology as the enabler that makes it easy and seamless for them to do so. In fact, Unify’s New Way to Work research* shows that 94% of the most successful teams include remote workers, and 43% of employees surveyed would take flex work over a 10% pay increase**. The New Way to Work isn’t coming—it’s here. And organizations that don’t get onboard stand to lose their best talent. Read more ›

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On October 28th, Unify officially launched Circuit, formerly Project Ansible.  Available to try and buy now in Germany, US and UK, Circuit is the result of two years of intensive study of people and work and the impact of technology on productivity.  As part of an agile design process, over 1,000 users were part of the beta testing program – and below is a collection of their feedback…

Over 80 percent of beta trial customers reported that Circuit had a very positive effect on collaboration with their businesses.  Don’t delay – sign up for your free trial now at www.yourcircuit.com

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2 Minute read – Technology News

Last week, I attended Websummit for the first time, and it was well worth the trip to Dublin, Ireland. Websummit is a vibrant industry event where small and large startups, venture capitalists, Fortune 500 companies and the global tech elite come together for three days to discuss the latest business and technology trends. The event is now in its fourth year – it started out with only 400 attendees and grew to host 20,000 attendees and 500 speakers. I’m sure it will be even bigger next year.

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Q&A between Unify’s CMO Bill Hurley and GigaOm’s Lead Researcher Stowe Boyd

Circuit, formerly known as Project Ansible, the greatly anticipated product from Unify, is finally here. At the WSJ.D Conference, CMO of Unify Bill Hurley spoke about the art and science of collaboration, then jumped on a #TwitterChat with GigaOm’s Stowe Boyd to discuss the new way to work (#NW2W).

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