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“Did you email that information to me or say it in chat?”

“I think I said it on the conference call. Or maybe I texted it to you”.

Cue a never-ending quest to hunt down that vital statistic that everyone remembers learning, but no one knows where.

Sometimes you (or your employees) can be forgiven for wondering if it’s a case of “mo’ tools, mo’ problems”, in your communications strategy. People move from emails to their office phone to their mobiles and video conferencing but the conversation and collaboration don’t move with them.

As well as the great “where was that information, again?” hunt created when the various communication tools don’t work together, there’s other frustrations. Nobody likes an endless cycle of downloading this or that plug-in to get on a conference call. Equally loathed is remembering a different password for each communication app. Not only does it create extra workloads, but it can be daunting for older or less tech savvy employees. Read more ›

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Bernd Wagner, CEO Unify Germany, takes the trophy for OpenScape Enterprise (1st place Voice platforms for large enterprises).

We are excited to share that Unify has been recognized by Funkschau, Germany’s premier specialist telecoms publication, in its 2017 Product of the Year Awards. Unify products took home prizes in five categories. Read more ›

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Posted in Circuit, Collaboration, Events, New Way To Work

Circuit Review 2017

If you are familiar with my blogs, then this Paula’esque style review will not be a shock. To anyone unfamiliar – welcome to the world according to Paula.

So what exactly is Circuit?

So, imagine all your social media chat, and your facetime, and your calendar requests, and your file sharing, storage, history… oh! And your recording… and tagging… and unified communications… and teamwork… and carrier grade voice all in one! That’s it in a nutshell. An app for smartphone or desktop that brings everything together. It even has emojis.

Apart from being the first business collaboration tool of its type (yes… first… I was there!), it is also incredibly secure, and constantly evolving.

But what else can it do? Over the last few years I have really tested this out. New work project? How can circuit work for ME? Read more ›

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Posted in Circuit, Collaboration, Engaged World, Events, Millennials, Mobile Working, New Way To Work, Unified Communications, Virtual Teams

I got the standing desk and so far it’s great, especially if I don’t wear shoes. Now I have nothing to impact my productivity… except all the noise around me.

A 2012 article in the New York Times (by Amisha Padnani, August 11, 2012) suggests that music can help workers focus. I tried this for a couple of days. At first I got the exact opposite results. I would hear a song and stop what I was doing to play along with my guitar. So I put the guitar in another room. Then I found myself tapping to the beat. Read more ›

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Posted in Millennials, New Way To Work, Unified Communications, Virtual Teams

So there we have it – the definition of a white-collar worker in black and white. But is this a little out of date? After all – the term can be traced back to 1935!

A lot sure has changed in the last 82 years. The original white-collar worker started to move with the times – and substituted their crisp white office dress shirts, for example, in the 70’s to add a little more colour (and a lot more collar!), to the 90’s where ‘any colour shirt will do’. However – the role was the same – office bound, desk bound, manual typewriters, then electric typewriters, through to communal computers that did specific tasks that we all had to share (yes… I do remember… ). Read more ›

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Posted in Circuit, Collaboration, Engaged World, Millennials, New Way To Work, Team Working, Unified Communications, UnifyNow
Workforce Productivity in Government: The Case for Collaboration

Government agencies need their workforces to perform smarter, faster and more productively. And that means embedding collaborative technologies deep into processes – transforming the way organizations turn knowledge into action.

Collaboration platforms need to do more than simply enable employees to talk about their work – they need to create new ways for employees to do their work. And that means utilizing collaboration tools that help shape how work is performed – enabling greater innovation, higher productivity and better results and outcomes.

That means embedding technologies into the way work is performed so that using them becomes a natural and accepted part of the job. Read more ›

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Posted in Collaboration, Engaged World, Millennials, Mobile Working, New Way To Work, Public Sector, Team Working, Technology, Unified Communications, Virtual Teams